MHI Industry Night with Nate Bargatze
Wednesday, March 22 | 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Grand Ballroom S100

Join us for an evening of recognition, networking and fun at MHI Industry Night at ProMat. This event will feature the naming of the 2023 MHI Innovation Award winners as well as laughs from comedian Nate Bargatze. Bargatze was featured as one of Esquire's 'Best New Comedians' by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron's 'Comedians to Watch' in Rolling Stone, one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch,” and as #1 on Vulture's '50 Comedians You Should Know.’ He has two Netflix specials, The Greatest Average American or The Tennessee Kid and a weekly podcast called Nateland.

Win a Trip of a Lifetime
Tickets to this event are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. The door prize for this event will be a trip of a lifetime vacation. Value: $30,000. See official rules.



Reception Sponsor:
snapfulfil logo


12 Noon - 5 PM - FULL PROGRAM
12 Noon - 1 PM - Lunch
1 - 4 PM - Marguerite Ham: 5 Languages of Leadership
4 - 5 PM - Reception
Monday, March 20 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room S406ab (Vista Ballroom)

Elevating women in the supply chain industry, this event offers an afternoon of professional development and networking for ProMat attendees and exhibitors.

5 Languages of Leadership, focus on 5 Star Communications

There is an art and language to becoming a successful leader! This course teaches leaders and potential leaders how to communicate and establish trust with all different people; build strong, effective teams; align their team with company values and missions; develop future leaders; and become personally agile enough to function in many different teams and work situations.

How many times have you been in a conversation where, suddenly, you stop feeling seen and heard, or worse yet, shut down or defensive? We have all been there! How do we turn that conversation from a disaster to an effective dialogue? Discover how to handle difficult conversations, anytime or anywhere. Learn how to create a safe environment where all contribute to the conversation and communicate respectively to find effective solutions. Learn how to dialogue personally and professionally, with clarity, confidence, and respect. Obtain the tools to handle difficult people, conversations, and situations.

  • Identify your communication style and that style's Gifts and Gaps
  • Learn how to quickly identify others' communication styles and morph to their style
  • Discover the 5 Star Communication Process to handle any situation

Separate registration and fee of $125 is required.



Monday, March 20 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Room S102bc

Network and connect with other young professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry. Pre-registration is not required to attend, just wear your ProMat 2023 badge.

Tuesday, March 21 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room S406b

In this timely, relevant panel discussion, representatives from Penguin Random House, Finish Line, Mattel, and PFS will share their pandemic-driven experiences in building a resilient supply chain.

Discussion topics include what their organization has done to model and respond to future disruptions. Panelists will also detail the degree to which they are engaging and involving supply chain partners—including transportation companies, automation and material handling equipment vendors, technology suppliers, and third-party logistics (3PL) service providers—in their efforts to mitigate disruptions.

Other touchpoints include new approaches to address issues with labor availability and leadership talent, and any other efforts to mitigate against unforeseen disruptions while maintaining a competitive advantage.

Gerald Perritt, Managing Partner - The Perritt Group


  • Annette Danek-Akey, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer – Penguin Random House
  • Jon Gardner, SVP Global Fulfilment Operations – PFS
  • Scott Hines, SVP Supply Chain - Finish Line
  • Greg Javor, SVP Global Supply Chain Operations - Mattel

12 Noon - 2 PM - FULL PROGRAM
12 Noon - 1 PM - Lunch
1 - 2 PM - WERC Thought Leader Presentation

MHI logo   WERC logo

Title Sponsor:
snapfulfil logo

Supporting Sponsor:
barcoding logo