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MODEX 2020

Modex 2020What: MODEX 2020

When: March 9-12, 2020

Where: Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center

“The best solutions, the latest equipment and technology, and the smartest thinking” is this year’s slogan at the MODEX 2020—the premier expo for manufacturing and supply chain solutions. The show allows attendees to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions and learn the latest trends.

Whatever manufacturing and supply chain solutions or insights are needed to power your business, at MODEX 2020 attendees can expect:

  • The opportunity to connect with 950 of the leading solution providers who want to show how their efficiency-enhancing and cost-cutting equipment and technology can power a supply chain;
  • To gain knowledge from some of the industry’s best minds and learn how key industry trends and innovations can transform the manufacturing and supply chain operations during over 150 free education sessions and four keynotes; and
  • Meet face-to-face with industry peers from the U.S. and over 140 countries across the globe.


A Conversation With Ambassador Nikki Haley

Monday, March 9 | 8:45 AM

Speaker: Ambassador Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017– 2019), tells her personal story of leadership with grace and grit—and her outlook for the future. As the former Governor of South Carolina, her talk in also anticipated to emphasize the importance of the role of the supply chain to the economic development of the U.S. and to global commerce.

The Neurogenertion—The Future is Closer Than You Think

Tuesday, March 10 | 8:45 AM

Speaker: Tan Le

Technology is transforming the ways we work, live and think. The advances on the near horizon offer ways of integrating humans and machines. The hybrids that result will combine the analytical processing powers of computers with the creativity that is uniquely human—becoming something much more than the sum of their parts. The fundamental technologies are already in place; it is only a matter of time before machine learning, portable processing power and brain-wear tech are developed and integrated enough to make this reality possible. In this keynote session, CEO of EMOTIV Tan Le discusses how automation and AI are not competitors to humans, but are part of an extended, augmented human organism—how that could impact supply chains.

Preview of the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report with George W. Prest

Wednesday, March 11 | 8:45 AM

Speaker: George W. Prest

Attendees have the opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. George W. Prest, CEO of MHI, will present the report findings and moderate a panel of manufacturing and supply chain professionals to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

A Conversation with Peyton & Archie Manning

Wednesday, March 11 | 1:00 PM

Speaker: Peyton and Archie Manning

MODEX is all about bringing supply chain professionals together to share stories learn from each other; and come away ready to take on new challenges. And, who better to help do that than Peyton Manning, two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time NFL MVP, and his father Archie Manning, also a former NFL quarterback and patriarch of the famous Manning family. During this keynote, they will share their stories about the power of teamwork, collaboration, preparation and giving back—both on the field and in business.


MHI Industry Night with Hasan Minhaj

Wednesday, March 11 | 4:30 PM

Speaker: Hasan Minhaj

This event includes live music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Hasan Minhaj. Tickets are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Hasan Minhaj is the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix October 2018. His one-hour Netflix comedy special, Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. In January, he won the 2020 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy. A first-generation American, Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in November 2014 as a correspondent and continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year.

Women in Supply Chain Industry Forum

Monday, March 9 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Presented by MHI and MHEDA

In today’s business environment, change is happening at a rapid pace. To be prepared, show-goers can attend an afternoon of Professional and Leadership Development on Change Management, with keynote speaker, Mary Kelly, Ph.D., CSP, CDR, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Whatever level you are as a change manager, this program can provide new ideas and tools to use in your organization. In this session, Kelly will help attendees understand the stages of change and provide practical ways to embrace and manage change, for development and the advancement of organizations. The session will include a one-hour workshop to leverage tools one can use.

*Registration requiredwalk-in registration will not be available. Registration includes lunch, keynote, workshop and networking happy hour, and a reserved seat at MODEX’s Tuesday morning keynote by Tan Le, The Neurogeneration—The Future is Closer Than You Think.

MHI Young Professionals Networking Event

Monday, March 9 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Network and connect with other young professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry. No registration required. Two free drink tickets per person. Pre-registration is not required to attend—just wear your MODEX 2020 badge.

Atlanta Supply Chain Awards

Tuesday, March 10 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The Atlanta Supply Chain Awards will be collocated with MODEX 2020. This event spotlights dedicated professionals and outstanding organizations who are leading the way in the Metro Atlanta Supply Chain community. A portion of proceeds will benefit valuable community service programming from APICS, CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Additional registration and fee required.

Student Day

Tuesday, March 10 | 4:30pm: Welcome/Networking Reception

Wednesday, March 11 | 8:30am-5:00pm: Student Day Event

In its 17th consecutive year, MHI, in partnership with Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI), presents Student Day at MODEX 2020 on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

This interactive event for CTE, high school and university students reportedly connects them with the best in the industry through real-world discussions with industry experts; a guided tour of the show floor; and networking with professionals who can support their career growth.

The highlight of the day is the guided tour of the MODEX 2020 show floor, led by industry experts and the opportunity to meet with exhibiting companies who are looking for future employees. Along with gaining a real-world understanding of the products, services and technologies that enable the supply chain, students will walk away feeling inspired and empowered with a broader network of professionals who can support their career goals.

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