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Trends, Solutions and Hot Topics: MODEX 2024 Has it All

A preview of MODEX 2024.

Hear from industry experts and rub elbows with other supply chain professionals at MODEX 2024, March 11-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Billed as “The Complete Supply Chain Ecosystem,” MODEX 2024 has an intriguing lineup of keynote speakers, 150+ educational sessions, 1,000+ exhibitors and an evening of hors d’oeuvres and entertainment that comes with a chance to win a dream vacation for two.


Bill Seeward, President, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, who will discuss: Lessons Learned from the Supply Chain Front Line. MODEX promises an “authentic and thought-provoking discussion about leadership, strategy and excellence,” along with Seeward’s take on leading trends like nearshoring and digitization.

Gerd Leonhard, CEO, The Futures Agency and Founder, The Good Future Project, will talk about Exponential Change in the Age of AI: Digitization, Decarbonization and Reformation. Leonhard will share his expertise about digital ethics, AI, human-centric technology and sustainability.

Academy-Award-nominated Actor Jeremy Renner will be the focus of: The Heart of An Avenger: A Conversation with Jeremy Renner. The star of The Avengers, Mission Impossible and Bourne Legacy movies, and other films, was nearly killed in a snowplow accident in January 2023. He’ll talk about a project he launched during his long recovery: Rennervations, which involves overhauling decommissioned public buses and trucks into custom-built vehicles for children’s charities.

John Paxton, CEO of MHI, will give attendees a preview of the 2024 MHI Annual Industry Report. Learn about supply chain trends and digital technologies that are transforming supply chains from Paxton, Wanda Johnson of Deloitte and a panel of manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders.


MODEX 2024 offers an abundance of free learning opportunities. Automation’s increasing role in supply chain-related operations is reflected in the many sessions devoted to the topic. A sampling includes:

  • How to Manage Change When Implementing Warehouse Automation
  • Everyone’s Talking About Automation, but is Automation Right for Everyone?
  • Future-Proof Your Existing Warehouses: Automation Solutions for Brownfield Facilities
  • Debunking Top Warehouse Automation Myths
  • The Hidden Costs of Deploying Automation: What You Can Plan Ahead For, What You Can’t

There are many other subjects covered in the show’s educational sessions, such as:

  • Drive Waste Out of Operations and Create a High Performing Workforce with Unified Data
  • Empowering Last Mile Success with Supply Chain Network Strategy Optimization
  • Activate Supply Chain Decarbonization with Supplier LOCT
  • Unlocking Potential: The Future of Unified Supply Chain Technology
  • Solving Facilities’ Growing Power Problem
  • Pedestrian Collision Avoidance and Safety
  • 50% Labor Savings – Technologies and Hacks for 10 Warehouse & DC Applications
  • Revolutionizing Workforce Productivity: The Power of Real-Time Data and Gamification
  • Knowing the Total Cost of Ownership and Avoiding Risk with your Pallet Rack System
  • Supply Chain Trends: Voice Technology’s Role in Future Case and Item Picking in the Warehouse


Artificial intelligence and machine learning; automated storage and retrieval systems; augmented reality; automatic guided vehicles; autonomous forklift trucks and advanced analytics are among the many exhibitor categories you’ll find at MODEX 2024 – and those are just the ones that begin with the letter a!

Companies from all over the world will showcase and demonstrate products and services that address a range of needs. Whether you’re interested in batteries and casters, cloud computing and storage, conveyors, drones, e-commerce fulfillment automation, pallet jacks, hoists, industrial fans, inventory management software, loading dock equipment, labeling devices, monorails, packaging materials or protective guarding, you’ll find options, trends and emerging technologies in the exhibit space.


Comedian Colin Jost, writer and Weekend Update co-anchor on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, is the headliner for the MHI Industry Night, Wednesday, March 13 from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The door prize for the event? A “a trip of a lifetime” vacation for two valued at $30,000, to a location of the winner’s choice.


When it’s time to take a break from MODEX 2024, you can catch some sunshine at one of Atlanta’s many green spaces, visit a historic site, buy unique items at one of the city’s unique shops and – of course – dine out. Atlanta regards itself as a “foodie” city, and you’ll find plenty of southern specialties, barbecue, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, peach cobbler, Georgia catfish, ribs and pecan pie. You might also consider making time for the Atlanta Botanical Garden, whose 30 acres of greenery include a 25-foot-tall Earth Goddess sculpture, with flowing locks and a waterfall cascading from her hand. The Atlanta History Center, one of the Southeast’s largest history museums, is also worth a visit.

To learn more about MODEX 2024 go to: WMHS

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