4 Things to look forward to At MODEX 2020

As the pinnacle of supply chain expos, MODEX can be the catalyst that takes your manufacturing and distribution operations from surviving to dynamically thriving. This massive tradeshow boasts incredible opportunities for your business to learn from the industry’s best minds, connect with supply chain solution providers and network with your industry peers. There is something for every business that operates in the material handling industry, these are the 4 reasons we think MODEX is a must-attend this year.

1. You will walk away with a better understanding of how key industry trends and innovations can transform your manufacturing and supply chain operations.
If your company is going to find success in this fast-paced and competitive industry, you’ll need to be aware of what’s going on to stay ahead of your competitors and ensure you’re offering the best products and services available. MODEX is the perfect opportunity to engage with the material handling community collectively. Your interactions with exhibitors, attendees and speakers will help you get a bigger picture of what’s happening and what you can do to stay ahead of the power curve. You’ll have access to 100+ free educational sessions that explore the latest trends in the industry. During those sessions, you’ll hear real stories about how others are implementing the latest and greatest innovative solutions.

2. You will connect with over 950 of the leading industry providers and see firsthand the newest technological solutions available.
With so many industry providers in attendance at MODEX, you’re guaranteed to see new and exciting solutions that you could potentially implement in your supply chain. This year’s hot topics are Labor Logistics, AI and automation. These cost-cutting and efficiency-enhancing solutions are the perfect way to ensure your supply chain is ready for future success. You should plan on spending a sizeable portion of your time exploring the tradeshow and starting conversations with these providers. Most exhibitors offer opportunities to sign up for specific meeting times at MODEX. We recommend scouting out the MODEX website, seeing if there are any exhibitors in attendance that address your specific needs and scheduling an appointment with them to ensure you’re optimizing your time on the show floor.

3. You will network with industry peers and have the opportunity to form new corporate relationships.
In addition to the exhibitors and educational sessions, MODEX is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other manufacturing, distribution and supply chain professionals. Being face-to-face with industry peers will lead to great conversations and chances to hear about the successes and failures of people just like you. These connections are prime opportunities to develop business relations that could, in turn, lead to business development opportunities. MHI does a fantastic job encouraging this type of networking and offers plenty of opportunities to meet and converse with professionals like you.

4. You will hear from powerful keynote speakers and walk away ready to take on new challenges.
MODEX 2020 has a star-studded lineup of keynote speakers. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of South Carolina, will touch on how the role of the supply chain impacts the economic development of the United States and global commerce. The second keynote speaker is Tan Le, founder and CEO of EMOTIV. In her session, title The Neurogeneration – The Future is Closer than you Think, she’ll be discussing AI and automation, their relationship with humans and how they can augment the capabilities of humans in the supply chain. On the third day, George Prest, CEO of MHI will preview the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report with a panel filled with execs from some of the biggest players from around the industry. The final keynote speaker is none other than Peyton and Archie Manning, both ex-NFL quarterbacks and successful entrepreneurs in their own right. This dynamic duo will be sharing stories about how the power of teamwork, collaboration, preparation, and giving back both on the field and in business.

MODEX is about bringing together the entire material handling industry, showcasing innovation opportunities in the supply chain and ultimately preparing attendees to head home with a newfound understanding of things they can do to make a positive impact on their business when they return.

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