McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL. The Material Handling Industry of America sponsors ProMat 2009, which is addressing the changing workforce, latest manufacturing equipment and technologies as well as distribution and supply chain issues. There will be over 800 exhibits and an educational conference with a keynote address entitled "Building the Workforce of the Future." The keynote will feature a four-person panel taking a detailed look at the issue of skilled labor shortage and how companies can deal with this problem. The conference will also feature more than 100 educational sessions covering trends, best practices and cutting edge equipment and technology solutions for improving productivity and profits throughout the supply chain.