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It is here, and it is awe-inspiring and awesome: MODEX 2018. Matching the growth of the industry, MODEX is bigger and – yes – better. But, don't take our word for it. Go exploring. Be adventurous. See what ideas are graduating from prototypes to realities, innovations that are just starting to bloom, and solutions that could be the perfect answers to your manufacturing and supply chain challenges. See the big picture and the details in the Expo Guide. Network! It's easy and fun, and we've incorporated opportunities throughout each day and into the evenings, as well. We'll keep you in the loop, if you browse through this newsletter each morning. That's a promise! Each morning of the show, you'll receive this emailed newsletter that will be filled with news from the show floor, previews for the day ahead, recaps of conference events, and valuable information on the industry’s biggest event. Welcome to Atlanta, and hope to see you soon!
The keynotes for MODEX 2018 will be covering all the bases -- from anticipating tomorrow's digital challenges to the necessity of skilled labor. So diverse are their talents and so different are their perspectives, you will come away from each with information and tips that touch on multiple points. Remember to draft some specific questions, as well, to take advantage of the Q&A period that usually follows each keynote. Click here for schedule.
From L-to-R: Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS: Monday • 8:45 a.m.
The Honorable Governor Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia: Monday • 9:30 a.m.
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: Tuesday • 8:45 a.m.
George W. Prest, CEO, MHI: Wednesday • 8:45 a.m.
Scott Sopher, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain Practice: Wednesday • 8:45 a.m.
Mike Rowe, Founder of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation: Wednesday • 1:00 p.m.
Jim Gaffigan, Comedian: Wednesday • 4:30 p.m.
Download the MODEX 2018 mobile app on your Apple iPhone®, iPod iPad®, or Android® smartphone. Quickly view exhibitor information, a schedule of events, conference sessions and speaker information, and a map of the show floor. Also, connect with other attendees, find out about various onsite offers and events, and keep up with everything going on -- as it is taking place. Here are 5 reasons why the MODEX mobile app is a must-have tool.
Monday, April 9 • 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
JUAN PEREZ, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, UPS
Hear how UPS — a worldwide leader in logistics and one of Georgia’s own – embraces innovation to anticipate tomorrow’s challenges today. Juan Perez, Chief Information and Engineering Officer, will discuss how UPS is involved in, responding to, and preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution enabled by the industrial Internet of Things, ongoing evolution of mobility and smart cities.
THE HONORABLE GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL, Governor of Georgia
Governor Deal welcomes MODEX attendees to Georgia as he details the states’ significant investments in supply chain and transportation infrastructure for moving goods quickly and efficiently through the southeastern region.
Georgia Logistics Summit is sponsoring the keynote addresses by Juan Perez and The Honorable Governor Nathan Deal.
MHI and MHEDA are hosting a Women in the Supply Chain Industry Forum with keynote Brenda Wensil, a partner with Flynn Heath Holt. It will be an afternoon of discussion, education and networking for women in the supply chain industry. Join your peers for this interactive event to address common issues faced by women in the supply chain workforce today.
Separate fee and registration required.
Visit MODEXShow.com to learn more or click here.
Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars
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EXPO HOURS: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS THEATERS
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: What is Your Data Telling You?
Sponsored by Georgia Logistics Summit.
SMART CITY LOGISTICS & CONNECTED SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS THEATERS
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.: How IoT Enables the Tracking of Assets
Tuesday, April 10 • 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
How will digital technologies such as robotics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles impact business moving forward? In this fascinating keynote, Andrew McAfee demonstrates how technology is rewriting the business playbook, and how a great deal of standard business practice is now dangerously out of date. Best practices are changing rapidly in this time of astonishing technological progress. This fast-paced, lively, and content-rich talk explains why this is, and delivers smart guidance for the next generation of business leaders.
Tuesday, April 10 • 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 PM
Network and connect with other young professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry.
Pre-registration is not required to attend — just wear your MODEX 2018 badge.
This year at MODEX 2018, 900 exhibitors from industry, commerce and government will display their supply chain solutions and innovations on the 280,000-square-foot show floor. To help you get to know the MODEX exhibitors, we’ve given them one minute to connect with you! These one minute to connect videos range from serious to comical, each with their own personality and strategy to get you to visit their booth. The video with the most votes wins!
Connect with other MODEX attendees, and get the lastest show news, information and developments. Use the hashtag #MODEXShow when tweeting and follow @PoweredbyMHI for show information, photos and specials.
Atlanta exemplifies Southern hospitality, with individuals from all walks of life adding to this multicultural haven's charm and personality. Learn some fun and interesting things you can do after MODEX closes each day.
In addition to keynotes and conference sessions, MODEX is also offering Atlanta area facility tours, where you’ll be able to tour leading manufacturing and distribution centers in the Atlanta area.
The Q2 2018 issue of MHI Solutions focuses on the supply chain workforce, including finding, retaining and unleashing the talent that is out there. To tackle the growing challenge of securing the right talent to effectively implement new technologies, firms must collaborate with industry associations, universities and career and technical education programs to develop the next generation supply chain workforce. This workforce will look very different as supply chains increasingly require purple people—those with business acumen (blue) and technical (red) skills—to leverage digital technologies and take full advantage of the business opportunities they offer.
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 are 10 things you won’t want to miss at MODEX 2018.