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From 150 illuminating educational seminars to 900 exhibits of next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX lets you see what’s coming — and take advantage of it to power your supply chain for years to come. MODEX 2020 will allow you to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn the latest trends that are sure to give you a leg up on the competition. Here, you’ll encounter the best our industry has to offer – all under one roof.

But, don't take our word for it. Go exploring! 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. Make your way over to the show floor, a keynote session or one of the 150 on-floor seminars. Peruse ideas and 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.

Plus, keep an eye out for our emailed newsletter each morning. It 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!

  

MODEX is being held as planned in Atlanta. For those of you who cannot attend due to COVID-19, we want to let you know that you can still engage with MODEX exhibitors digitally during the show. You can download the MODEX app at www.modexshow.com/app to connect with exhibitors during the show. Additionally, we will be posting every show floor seminar held at MODEX as a podcast Monday-Thursday of this week as the sessions occur at https://videos.mhi.org/category/mhi-cast.

We know that even though you are not able to attend, you still need to explore the supply chain possibilities that MODEX offers.

  
Download the MODEX 2020 mobile app on your Apple iPhone® or Android® smartphone.
 
Quickly view exhibitor information, a schedule of events, conference sessions and speaker information, and a map of the show floor.
 
iPhone users, click here, and Android users, click here.
 
Emulate3D Ltd.
Engineering Innovation
Conference News

If you pre-registered for MODEX 2020, you should have received your registration confirmation email when you registered. Bring it to a registration kiosk when you arrive at Georgia World Congress Center to print your badge. If you need another copy, you can reprint your confirmation online. 
 
Also, be sure to be on the lookout for the print version of the MODEX 2020 Expo Guide when first hitting the halls. It is a valuable and organized summary of what's going on each day at MODEX.

Slam dunk your supply chain at the Swisslog MODEX booth
Swisslog
Nothing is more fast-paced than fulfillment and the supply chain…. except for maybe a competitive pop-a-shot tournament. 
You’re invited to join us at the Swisslog Happy Hour (booth 7657) on Tuesday, March 10, from 3-5PM to test your basketball shooting skills and show you can make the tough shot when it counts the most.
Find out more >>
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Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars

MODEX's 2020 Keynote Speakers provide a wide range of viewpoints. There aren’t many events where you can hear real-world case studies from thought leaders on topics ranging from stories of leadership to how automation and AI are not competitors to humans, but are part of an extended, augmented human organism. 

Remember to draft some specific questions, as well, to take advantage of the Q&A period that usually follows each keynote. 

From left to right:
Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019): Monday • 8:45 AM
Tan Le, Founder & CEO of EMOTIV: Tuesday • 8:45 AM
George W. Prest, MHI CEO - Preview the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report: Wednesday • 8:45 AM
Peyton & Archie Manning: Wednesday  • 1:00 PM

  
Monday, 8:45 AM, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019)
Conversation moderated by Mitch Mac Donald, Group Editorial Director, DC Velocity
 
Join Ambassador Nikki Haley as she tells her personal story of leadership with grace and grit and her outlook for the future. As the former Governor of South Carolina, her talk will also emphasize the importance of the role of the supply chain to the economic development of the United States and to global commerce.

Monday, 11:45 AM - 5:00 PM, Meeting Room B402
Presented by MHI and MHEDA

Are You a Leader at Leading Change?
Regardless of how you answer that question, in today’s business environment change is happening at a rapid pace! To be prepared, join us for an afternoon of Professional and Leadership development on Change Management with keynote speaker, Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (Ret.). Whatever level you are as a change manager, this program is sure to provide you with new ideas and tools you can use in your organization! We are all leaders, no matter our role, and companies are looking for us to be agile to manage change effectively. In this session, Mary Kelly will help you understand the stages of change and provide practical ways you can embrace and manage change, for your development and the advancement of your organization. The session will include a 1-hour workshop to leverage tools you can use!

AHS, LLC
Beckhoff Automation

EXPO HOURS: 10 AM - 5 PM

ON-FLOOR EDUCATION SEMINARS: Starting at 10:30 AM  

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THEATER
The MODEX Emerging Technology Theater will include sessions on some of the most innovative manufacturing and supply chain trends and technologies. 
Conference sessions are located in theaters on the MODEX show floor.

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Logistic AGV: Sensor Selection and LiDAR
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Warehouse Automation: Beyond the Robot
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: The Smartest Warehouse: Cloud-based Warehouse Management and a Look at the Future of Logistics Execution
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Collaborative Robots: Re-shaping Manufacturing, Packaging and Distribution
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Cutting Through the Autonomous Mobile Robotic Clutter
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: The Last 500 Feet, Autonomy Solutions for Commercial Public Spaces

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS THEATER
The MODEX Transportation & Logistics Theater will include sessions on some of the most innovative logistics trends and technologies.
Conference sessions are located in theaters on the MODEX show floor.

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Using NextGen Technologies to Build Sustainable Food Supply Chains
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Technological Advancements In Supply Chain Management for Competitive Business Strategies
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: The Top 15 Logistics Tactics to Sell Your Product In Walmart
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: State of the Transportation & Logistics Industry
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: From EDI to API: How We’ll Digitize Supply Chains
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Unichannel Fulfillment: The Three Megatrends Impacting the Past, Present and Future of Commerce

The Neurogeneration – The Future Is Closer Than You Think, with Tan Le
Tuesday Keynote at 8:45 PM

Join CEO of EMOTIV Tan Le as she discusses how automation and AI are not competitors to humans, but are part of an extended, augmented human organism and how that could impact supply chains.

Networking
Monday, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Meeting Room B405
 
Unwind with the MHI Young Professionals Network at our meet & greet networking reception. Network and connect with other young professionals in the material handling and supply chain industry. No registration required. Two free drink tickets per person.
 
Pre-registration is not required to attend — just wear your MODEX 2020 badge.

Stop by MODEX 2020 Backyard to check out our new activations.

  • Faux Firepit and s'more station
  • Puppy petting experience
  • Pitching simulator
  • Atlanta-area food trucks
  • Green screen booth
  • Video Wall
  • Performance pavilion
  • Cornhole games
  • Golf simulator
  • Seating area and high top tables
  
Free WiFi is available throughout buildings B and C and on the show floor. 
 
The network name is MODEX2020.
Videos & Sponsors

Each day, a video crew will be interviewing keynotes, talking to exhibitors, getting feedback from attendees and sharing their view of the action at MODEX 2020. 

The videos will be emailed out daily or you can access this link to catch up on what you missed or to see the latest clips.

 

ANT® - Your Vehicle, Our Navigation
BlueBotics SA
Automating a vehicle can be complicated. However, it’s a challenge we understand deeply. Since 2006, we’ve helped companies to develop automated guided vehicles (AGVs), automated forklifts, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and more. So why risk delays, unexpected costs and your company’s reputation by choosing the wrong navigation partner? With BlueBotics you have the technology and expertise you need.
Schedule a call with our team today (or visit stand 8270).
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ProMat Insights
To help your plan your time for the best ROI we recommend these seven ways to maximize your MODEX experience.
 
Twitter
Follow @poweredbymhi on Twitter®, and add the #MODEX2020 hashtag to your tweets.
LinkedIn
Join the MODEX 2020 LinkedIn® group to receive updates from exhibitors and to enter discussions with other MODEX 2020 attendees.
MHI Blog
Visit our blog for insightful articles about MODEX 2020.
YouTube
Join the MODEX 2020 YouTube® channel to view videos about the show and exhibiting companies.
Facebook
Become a fan of the MHI Facebook® Page to receive announcements from MHI.
Instagram
View our Instagram Page for event and meeting photos.
  
While you're in Atlanta for MODEX 2020, visit some of the area's top restaurants and attractions. From diverse dinning 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.
See where everything is located around the Georgia World Congress Center at this year's MODEX 2020.
 
Check out the Show Floor Map too!
 

MHI Solutions, Q2 2020: Supply Chain Technology 2020

MHISolutionsmag.com—This issue of MHI Solutions focuses on digital strategies and the top technologies driving changes in the supply chain. From tips on how to implement and test them to what this change will mean for the future workforce, the features in this issue delve into specifics that focus on technology in the supply chain industry.

Interested in meeting some of the people behind MHI Solutions? Swing by the MHI booth #4071. We'd love to meet you!