Keynotes on the Industrial Internet of Things, the Future of Supply Chain Jobs and Mike Rowe on Why Dirty Jobs Matter Highlight the MODEX Conference
When the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo of 2018, MODEX 2018, opens on April 9 it will include over 850 exhibits from leading solution providers and a comprehensive Educational Conference of over 100 sessions focusing on best-in-class solutions for manufacturing and supply chain operations.
MODEX 2018 exhibits will represent all segments of the material handling, logistics and transportation industry, from traditional, manual equipment to computerized, automated systems and smart, connected supply chain technologies.
The MODEX Conference will include four keynotes and new theaters on smart city logistics and connected supply chain solutions and transportation and logistics solutions. The Conference also features 100 show floor educational seminars covering leading trends, best practices and state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions that can make manufacturing and the entire supply chain work more efficiently and profitably. The Georgia Logistics Summit (GLS) is once again collocated with MODEX in 2018. The Monday Keynote is co-presented by MODEX and GLS.
“MHI has expanded the educational and networking offerings at MODEX 2018 to provide attendees with the best possible show experience and to connect them with the information and tools they need to tackle the challenges of today’s always-on business environment,” said George Prest, CEO of MHI. “MODEX brings the industry together to showcase the latest solutions for future manufacturing and supply chain challenges.”
April 9 Keynote: Anticipating Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Challenges – Today
Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS
April 10 Keynote: What will Future Supply Chain Jobs Look Like? — How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity and Irreversibly Transforming Employment
Andrew McAfee, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy and a Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management
April 11 Keynote Panel: Preview of MHI 2018 Annual Industry Report
George W. Prest, CEO, MHI and Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
April 11 Keynote: Why Dirty Jobs Matter
Mike Rowe, Founder of mikeroweWORKS
April 11: MHI Industry Night with Jim Gaffigan
MODEX will feature an evening of music, food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Jim Gaffigan on Wednesday, April 11. Tickets to this event are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI). The door prize for this event will be a trip of a lifetime vacation. Trip Value: $30,000. See official rules.
Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum on April 9 at MODEX
MHI has partnered with MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) to bring an afternoon of discussion, education and networking for women in our industry.
MODEX is the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo held in North America and South America. The event will be held April 9-12, 2018 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. For more information on exhibiting or attending MODEX, visit MODEXShow.com.
MODEX is Powered by MHI
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers and third-party logistics providers. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals.
Contact: For more information on MHI activities and programming contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.