While MHI membership is not required to exhibit, exhibitors must be member-eligible. We encourage exhibitors to join MHI to receive discounts on ProMat exhibit rates and preferred space selection position.

And while exhibitor perks are great, membership grants you far more than a better display location. MHI member benefits are far-reaching and guaranteed to keep you in the know about what’s next as our industry continues to reinvent itself.

Market Access

Your customers turn to mhi.org and MHI’s publications and video/podcast portal to learn about the latest innovations, trends and business solutions. These resources offer affordable and effective advertising and sponsorship options for building your brand, maintaining a year-round presence in front of buyers, and promoting your product benefits.


The MHI Knowledge Center is an expansive library of teaching resources, material handling fundamentals, reports, videos, textbooks, case studies and instructional webinars on the latest industry technologies and trends. Members receive over $60,000 worth of research each year as an exclusive membership benefit.


One of key benefits to MHI members is the opportunity to network and form mutually beneficial relationships with industry leaders, peers and potential customers. A big part of developing these connections is MHI’s commitment to growth – growing members’ relationships, their businesses, their visions for the future, and growing our industry’s capability to build these important connections.

Industry Leadership

MHI member companies have the exclusive opportunity to join specialized product-specific groups. Industry Groups bring members together to stay at the forefront of their respective areas of focus. Industry Group membership positions your company as a leader in your specific area of expertise. Other benefits include industry statistics collection, standards development, technical publications, public relations, promotion of safe best practices and practitioner education.

Member Benefits at a Glance

  • Opportunities for MHI Industry Group and Solutions Community membership
  • Young Professionals Network
  • Executive conferences and peer meetings
  • Members-only online resources
  • Access to exclusive economic, market and industry research
  • International exposure
  • Educational opportunities
  • Exposure on MHI.org via Member Directory microsite, news releases, and social media
  • MHI ShowPro Exhibitor Education Workshop
  • Quarterly industry forecast and monthly business activity index
  • Discounted advertising rates in MHI Solutions and MHI view
  • MHI Loyalty Points
  • Opportunities to collaborate with MHI Division Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) members

MHI.ORG provides constant exposure for its members. It attracts more than 35,000 manufacturing and supply chain buyers each month.