ProMat 2021 Postponed
The MHI Board of Directors has announced that MHI is postponing the annual ProMat in-person tradeshow that was scheduled to take place in April of 2021. This news follows the announcement last week by A3 Automate to cancel the in-person Automate 2021 event. This postponement trend is likely to continue for other scheduled in-person trade-shows and industry events as the world recovers from the pandemic.
The MHI Board determined that due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the current state and local regulations, it was not possible to hold a live event for attendees and exhibitors. This will be the first time in ProMat’s 35-year history that the in-person expo has been cancelled. ProMat has continued to be one of the largest, North American tradeshows for automation equipment suppliers.
No new in-person replacement event for 2022 was announced.
New Digital Event Created
In its place, MHI announces a new digital event: ProMatDX – to take place April 12-16, 2021. Registration for the new online event is free.
ProMatDX will provide not only sponsor and attendee interaction but also the ability to see equipment and system solutions in-action. This exciting, new digital experience will also offer cutting-edge streamed educational opportunities, including keynote and seminar sessions on leading trends and technologies from industry thought leaders.
“For 75 years, MHI has been here to serve this industry and to bring it together. While the on-going pandemic makes it impossible to hold ProMat in person in 2021, connecting the industry and delivering value to our audiences is still our top priority. MHI is harnessing all of the power of the MHI and ProMat brands to continue to deliver this value digitally in 2021. We will utilize the most advanced technologies to connect all our audiences through the digital experience platform ProMatDX” says John Paxton, COO/CEO Designate of MHI.