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11 things you won't want to miss at MODEX next week

Rafael Granato
by Rafael Granato on Apr 4, 2018 11:00:10 AM

We came across a very interesting blog post titled "10 things you won't want to miss at MODEX" on MHI's blog. This is a fantastic list, however we believe that MHI forgot to include one last item. In this blog post, we have syndicated most of the content from MHI's blog (thanks MHI) and added the missing piece to it. 

Additionally, in her most recent article for Modern Materials Handling magazine, "Modex 2018: Tips and tricks for navigating the show.", Sara Pearson Specter, also answers some frequently asked questions about the event. I hope you enjoy it.

With 900 exhibitors, four keynotes, 100 educational sessions and nearly 30,000 attendees, MODEX is a big show, so start planning your time now. Here’s 10 things you won’t want to miss at MODEX 2018.

1) Keynotes
There aren’t many events where you can hear real-world cases studies from thought leaders on topics ranging from the digital revolution and how it is accelerating innovation to how leading firms are anticipating tomorrow’s supply chain challenges. You’ll also hear from Mike Rowe as he gives an illuminating account of the true nature of skilled labor.

2) Innovative Products and Solutions
With over 850 of the leading providers you will see in-person, in-action how their efficiency-enhancing and cost-cutting equipment and technology solutions can FUTUREPROOF your supply chain.

3) On-floor Seminars
There will be over 100 show floor seminars offered at no cost to attendees. You can customize your learning experience at the show, tailoring it to your specific business needs.

4) New Solution Centers
This year’s immersive, engaging exposition features more supply chain solutions including two new solution centers and theaters on Smart City Logistics and Connected Supply Chain and Transportation and Logistics.

5) Networking
There is no substitute for meeting your peers and suppliers face-to-face. At MODEX, you can connect with a large number of your peers to discuss common issues and challenges. You can do this in education sessions, on the show floor on social media, plus there are networking events for young professionals and for women in the supply chain.

6) MHI Industry Night with Jim Gaffigan
MHI is throwing a party on April 11 where you can enjoy appetizers and cocktails, network with colleagues, discuss business opportunities and your experiences at MODEX. Later in the evening you will have the opportunity to attend a performance by comedian Jim Gaffigan. And the door price is a $30,000 trip of a lifetime! See official rules. Don’t miss out— use this link to order your tickets today.

7) MHI Innovation Award
Do you want to know what’s new in supply chain innovation? An award will be given to MODEX exhibitors in three categories: Best New Innovation, Best IT Innovation and Best Innovation of an Existing Product. Winners will be recognized at MHI Industry Night. You can view all of the contenders here.

8) 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report
This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. Scott Sopher, the principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain practice will join George W. Prest, CEO of MHI in presenting the findings and moderating a panel of manufacturing and supply chain leaders on the report’s findings. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain professionals to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

9) Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum
Join your peers for this interactive event to address common issues faced by women in the supply chain force today. Separate registration and fee required. Register today.

10) The City of Atlanta
Your host for MODEX is the vibrant city of Atlanta. Featuring world-class museums, a variety of shopping districts, ample hotels, restaurants and nightlife, Atlanta is a world-class destination. Discover all things to do in Atlanta.

11) Booth #B2620 - PINC
If you are looking for ways to improve inventory accuracy and operational efficiencies in your yards, inside of your warehouse or accross your network of facilities, PINC has prepared some exciting surprises for you. Come see a live demonstration of PINC's warehouse drone. The inventory drone will be performing live cycle counts and our team will be there to answer any questions that you might have. We will also be showcasing the latest trends in digital yard management. Don't miss it.


Additionally, we would like to invite you to stop by one of PINC's educational sessions, presented by our CEO, Matt Yearling.

Session 1: Improving Inventory Accuracy with Aerial Inventory Robotics (Drones)
Tuesday, April 10 @ 10:30 am  •  Location: Theater G

Session 2: Digital Inventory Powered by Robots and Drones
Wednesday, April 11 @ 2:15 pm  •  Location: Theater H 

Session 3: Improving Inventory Accuracy with Aerial Inventory Robotics (Drones)
Thursday, April 12 @ 12:45 pm  •  Location: Theater B

There is no cost to attend the exhibits and conference sessions. Register today for free admission!

Show Exhibit Hours 
Monday, April 9: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Tuesday, April 10, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Wednesday, April 11: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Thursday, April 12: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Don't forget to schedule your meeting with our team. Slots are booking fast! We are looking forward to seeing you there.

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