February 12, 2018

Welcome to MODEX 2018

Come to MODEX to find the best supply chain solutions, the latest innovations, and the smartest thinking.

By George Prest

MHI and our members provide industry-leading resources and best-in-class equipment and systems to help companies deliver on the promise of optimal supply chain efficiency. And MODEX is where it all comes together.

The manufacturing and supply chain infrastructure investments you make as a result of your attendance at MODEX 2018 will differentiate and futureproof your company for many years to come.

MODEX is where the brightest minds in manufacturing and supply chain gather to discuss the trends of today and the challenges of tomorrow. They come to MODEX to find the best supply chain solutions, the latest innovations, and the smartest thinking.

MODEX is the best place to get reliable information and solid advice as you make decisions about capital expenditures and supply chain investments. By attending, you will find the solution-sourcing and world-class education that will help accelerate your speed to market and increase supply chain efficiency. All this, delivered over one week, at one location—April 9–12, 2018, at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center.

At MODEX, you will find the largest and broadest array of manufacturing and supply chain solutions in North and South America, including:

Exhibits: MODEX will feature 850 exhibits from leading material handling, logistics, and supply chain solution providers from the United States and around the world. By attending, you will see new ideas and solutions in action and meet face to face with leading suppliers who can help you find answers to your manufacturing and supply chain challenges.

And for the first time, MODEX will span two show floors at the Georgia World Congress Center with exhibits in the B and C Halls. Don't miss MODEX's new "Smart City Logistics and Connected Supply Chain" and "Transportation & Logistics" solution centers in the C Hall.

Education and Networking: The MODEX Conference will outline leading trends, best practices, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions. The conference includes:

  • Show Floor Seminars: MODEX will offer 100 45-minute seminars in convenient show-floor theaters on a variety of manufacturing and supply chain topics in the B Hall.
  • April 9 Keynote: "Anticipating Tomorrow's Supply Chain Challenges – Today"
    —Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS
  • April 10 Keynote: "Harnessing Our Digital Future"
    —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
  • "Smart City Logistics and Connected Supply Chain" and "Transportation & Logistics" Theaters

These sessions will focus on leading solutions and trends in an interactive, town hall-style environment in the C Hall.

MODEX will also feature a Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum on April 9 and MHI Industry Night at MODEX with an evening of music, food, drinks, and entertainment by comedian Jim Gaffigan.

Industry Night will be held on Wednesday, April 11. Tickets to this event are on sale at MODEXShow.com, and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. The door prize for this event is a $30,000 trip of a lifetime. See official rules at MODEXShow.com/rules.

MODEX 2018 will provide the tools and innovation you need to improve efficiency and futureproof your business. Visit MODEXShow.com to learn more and register for free admission to the MODEX exhibits and conference sessions.

We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta!