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Download the MODEX 2020 mobile app on your Apple iPhone® or Android® smartphone. Quickly view exhibitor information, a schedule of events, conference sessions, speaker information and a map of the show floor and expo hall.
The MODEX Transportation & Logistics Theater will include sessions on some of the most innovative logistics trends and technologies. From digital supply chains to last mile solutions and unichannel fulfillment, this innovative theater will inform you not only on what’s new, but what’s next in the transportation and logistics space.
There’s only one week to go before MODEX 2020, the greatest supply chain show on Earth, March 9-12 in Atlanta, GA. To help you plan your time for the best ROI, we recommend these seven ways to maximize your MODEX experience.
MODEX is one of the rare expos that has no entrance fee. Attendees can access 370,000 square feet of the latest manufacturing and supply chain solutions, four keynotes and 150 show floor seminars - all at no cost. This makes MODEX not only the largest supply chain expo of 2020, but the one that delivers the most value. Pre-registration continues through March 6.
This handy guide contains complete information on MODEX including exhibitors, keynotes, show floor sessions and networking events.
Seegrid Corporation
Fulfillment Robot DEMOS at MODEX
Locus Robotics
Locus customers picked over 13 million items, delivering 400% more volume in Peak 2019 compared to 2018 – 1 million during Cyber Week alone!
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Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars
The COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak has already had significant impact on global supply and demand. Every company and every industry is feeling these impacts in different ways. MODEX 2020 has just added a panel discussion on this important topic to its educational lineup in a session titled "Coronavirus and Global Supply Chains: What You Need to Know Now," which will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 2:30 PM in the Emerging Technology Theater.
There aren’t many events where you can hear from visionaries like Nikki Haley and Peyton and Archie Manning on leadership and teamwork. Only at MODEX can you top that with industry innovators on how to connect data, talent and technology in digital supply chains and Tan Lee on how automation and AI may soon help integrate the human brain with physical and digital environments. Only at MODEX 2020 can you attend these keynote sessions and MHI Industry Night with Comedian Colin Jost.
MODEX 2020 helps attendees achieve their educational goals by providing a full menu of 150 on-floor seminars in 13 theaters. The seminars cover a variety of tracks and topics and are meant to inspire, motivate and open up supply chain possibilities.
The MODEX Emerging Technology Theater will include sessions on some of the most innovative manufacturing and supply chain trends and technologies. From automation and robotics to last mile solutions and AI, this innovative theater will inform you not only on what’s new, but what’s next in supply chains.
MHI Industry Groups share information and conduct research to stay at the forefront of thier industry. This year at MODEX 2020, MHI Industry Groups will present education sessions on topics ranging from AGVs in the warehouse to storage rack safety 101. View a complete guide to MHI Industry Group education sessions at MODEX.
MHI will preview the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report–Embracing the Digital Mindset: Connecting Data, Talent and Technology in Digital Supply Chains during the March 11 keynote panel at MODEX. This is the seventh MHI Annual Industry Report released by MHI in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting.
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Join your peers for food, drinks and fun with comedian and Saturday Night Live Weekend Update co-Anchor Colin Jost. Tickets are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d’oevres. Your ticket also gets you a chance for the $30,000 Trip of a Lifetime Door Prize.
At MODEX 2020 you will join 35,000 attendees from the U.S. and over 140 countries across the globe. This is a great opportunity to maximize your networking opportunities at MODEX by connecting with other attendees on Twitter. But with so many people to connect with it can get overwhelming. To get the most out of your time, start creating a tweet strategy before attending in order to connect with other attendees and effectively share your experience with your followers.
The MODEX Backyard is an experiential area on the MODEX show floor where attendees can network and enjoy a variety of activities including puppy petting, pitching and simulators, a performance pavilion, fire pits, cornhole and delicious food from Atlanta area food trucks.
Unwind with the MHI Young Professionals Network on March 9 at MHI’s Young Professionals Network meet-and-greet networking reception. Network and connect with other young professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry.
MHI and the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association are once again in partnership to present the Women in Supply Chain Forum at MODEX next month in Atlanta. Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker and will also conduct a workshop for us to dive deeper into the topic of change management and leading change. This interview is an opportunity to get to know Dr. Kelly better and gain insight into her thought leadership.
With an extensive gourmet menu and ample seating, the MODEX Bistro is a convenient option to sit down to a comfortable lunch and network with colleagues.
Videos & Sponsors
MHI recently announced the finalists for the 2020 MHI Innovation Awards. After receiving 155 submissions from MODEX 2020 exhibitors for this year’s awards, five independent judges completed the initial vetting process. Four finalists were chosen as the most innovative products in each category - Best New Innovation; Best Innovation of an Existing Product; and Best IT Innovation based on concept, value, and impact. The winners will be announced during Industry Night at MODEX 2020.
At MODEX, you will find solutions for all your supply chain challenges on the MODEX show floor where over 950 of the industry’s leading providers are showing the latest equipment and technology. See the options in-person and in-action and find out how to transform the possibilities into reality. You also can attend four keynotes and 150 show floor seminars - all at no cost to attend. View this video to see what's possible.
MODEX 2020 will showcase 370,000 square feet of solutions offered by over 950 exhibitors. This is the best chance in 2020 to see all all the leading-edge equipment, systems and technologies you need to improve the productivity and profitability of your manufacturing and supply chain operations - in one place, over four days.
MODEX exhibitors have big plans to showcase their manufacturing and supply chain solutions. View the latest news on the new equipment and technology solutions they will have on display.
Several MODEX exhibitors have submitted short videos to preview what they will be showcasing in their booths. Some are informational, some are entertaining, all will help give you a preview of what you will see on the MODEX show floor.
Seminar: Tractor Supply Company's Productivity Fix
Apex Supply Chain Technologies
In this MODEX seminar, you’ll see how self-serve automation helps leading DCs make the most of every minute. Go behind the scenes with Tractor Supply Company and Manhattan Associates to hear why TSC chose Apex Enterprise Device Solutions to manage mobile devices and give associates and supervisors more productive time.
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ProMat Insights
For MHI, the producer of MODEX 2020, the safety and security of our exhibitors and attendees is our paramount consideration. We are closely monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus and are following protocols that are provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). MODEX will be held as scheduled, March 9-12. In preparation for this event, MHI is working with local agencies, hotels, airports and the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) to ensure your health and safety while visiting MODEX.
Attendance at MODEX 2020 can make the difference between your manufacturing and distribution operations stalling, surviving or thriving as supply chains are seeing an exponential pace of change and innovation. If you need senior management's approval for travel and training expenditures, it's worth it to develop a proposal so you can attend MODEX 2020, and we have a tool for you to do it.
Atlanta is a dynamic city with a lot to do. Atlanta is also home to some of the best restaurants in the nation as well as several locally owned craft breweries. Plan your visit to MODEX by adding some things to do off the show floor.
Get the most out of your trip to MODEX 2020 by visiting some of Atlanta’s top restaurants and attractions. From diverse dining experiences to museums, history and wildlife, Atlanta has something to offer everyone. Here are some must-see attractions that make Atlanta one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast.