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If there is any day that can top Day 1 at MODEX, it is Day 2. Today, there are so many options and so many opportunities. It is the perfect day to explore the expo floors, talk to the vendors and, when resting your feet, take in a couple of the education sessions. In addition, today we have Tan Le getting us all off on right foot with her 8:45 AM keynote about The Neurogeneration - The Future Is Closer Than You Think. So, make sure your walking shoes are on, you have a fresh pack of business cards, an old-fashioned or digital notebook and an open mind!

Also, don't forget about the Expo Guide, which was created to help you customize your time at MODEX so your days are geared to what is most important to you.   

  

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. The MODEX app, www.modexshow.com/app, can connect you with exhibitors easily. Plus, 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.

Whether you are here or afar, let us connect you with the supply chain possibilities that MODEX offers!

Emulate3D Ltd.
Engineering Innovation
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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 and speaker information, and a map of the show floor.

iPhone users, click here, and Android users, click here.

  

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
  
8:45 AM, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
Founder & CEO of EMOTIV
 
The Neurogeneration – The Future Is Closer than You Think
The world we’re about to step into will be unlike anything that has been seen before. Technology is transforming the ways we work, live and think. The advances that are on the near horizon offer us ways of integrating humans and machines. The hybrids that result will combine the analytical processing powers of computers with the creativity that is uniquely human, becoming something much more than the sum of their parts. The fundamental technologies are already in place and it is only a matter of time before machine learning, portable processing power, and brainwear tech are developed and integrated enough to make this reality possible. 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.
There will be a lot of opportunity in these keynote sessions to share quotes, insights and tidbits from the presentations on Twitter. We recommend you follow the MODEX keynote speakers on Twitter before the event. This way, when you quote a speaker or share a photo from their session, you can easily mention their twitter handle in your tweet. We’ve gathered the Twitter accounts from each speaker below for your convenience. Follow away!
 
Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017 – 2019) | @NikkiHaley
Tan Le, Founder & CEO of EMOTIV | @TanTTLe
George Prest, CEO, MHI | @mhi_ceo
 
New to Twitter? Check out these 8 Things to Tweet When Attending MODEX.

Tuesday, 4:30 PM, Room B402

In its 17th consecutive year, MHI in partnership with Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI) presents Student Day at MODEX 2020.

This interactive event for CTE, High School and University students connects them with the best in the industry through real-world discussions with industry experts, guided tour of the show floor and networking with professionals who can support their career growth.

The highlight of the day is the guided tour of the MODEX 2020 show floor, led by industry experts and the opportunity to meet with exhibiting companies who are looking for future employees. Along with gaining a real-world understanding of the products, services and technologies that enable the supply chain, students will walk away feeling inspired and empowered with a broader network of professionals who can support their career goals.

AHS, LLC
Beckhoff Automation
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From connecting the dots to telling the truth to pinpointing the number one issue for businesses today, Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017 – 2019), supplied some riveting answers and examples to the questions posed during her keynote address held on Monday morning. Her guidance not only involved specific examples related to her time as governor of South Carolina and as an ambassador, but also to her regional and international business experience—which was especially applicable for the crowd at her MODEX keynote. 
More and more people are interested in robots, but successfully incorporating them requires more than just making the purchase. What else other than the robots do you need to consider to have a successful incorporation of robots? This was the key question by moderator Matt Kulp of St. Onge Company in the session, “Warehouse Automation: Beyond the Robot” in the Emerging Technology Theater.
“People are uneasy… The supply chain is so complex and so deep and long, and it takes a long time to wind it back up.” This cause for uneasiness? The coronavirus.  Bob Klunk of Project Verte addressed the elephant in the room right off the bat at the “State of the Transportation & Logistics Industry” education session in the Transportation & Logistics Theater on Monday. Fellow panelist Wendy Topp of Glideaway concurred, admitting that “we are going to be scrambling. The cononavirus is getting ready to hit us pretty hard.” But even as they shared their thoughts, you could see the resolve on their faces as they contemplated the best solutions. 
Daily Schedule

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: Indoor Autonomous Drones for Inventory Management
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Grasping the Concept of Reinforcement Learning
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Legged Robots for Last 50 Feet Delivery
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: The Changing Face of Manufacturing
2:30 PM: Coronavirus and Global Supply Chains: What You Need to Know Now
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Warehouse Automation ROI: Calculation Tips and Tricks

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: Cold Chain Heating Up Transportation Market
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: 5 Steps to Improve Your Marketing and Sales
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Hype vs. Reality: Sifting Through the Noise
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: 2020 Vision – Exploring Next-Gen Routing Software vs. Legacy Platforms
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Reducing Accidents & Increasing Productivity in Urban Delivery Zones: The Features and Benefits of the Class 6 FTR & NPR Line Up
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: The Business Intelligence (BI) Journey: How Technology and Customer Needs are Evolving Supply Chain Strategies

Preview of the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report with George W. Prest
Wednesday, Keynote at 8:45 AM

George W. Prest, CEO of MHI, will present the report findings and moderate a panel of manufacturing and supply chain professionals to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

Panelists: Wim Appelo, Johnson & Johnson; Randy V. Bradley, Haslam College of Business, The University; of Tennessee; Arpana Brahmbhatt, Microsoft; Rick Faulk, Locus Robotics

A Conversation with Peyton & Archie Manning
Wednesday, Keynote at 1:00 PM

Peyton Manning, two-time Super Bowl champion and five-time NFL MVP, and his father Archie Manning, also a former NFL quarterback and patriarch of the famous Manning family, will share their stories about the power of teamwork, collaboration, preparation, and giving back both on the field and in business.

MHI Industry Night with Comedian Colin Jost
Wednesday, 4:30 – 7:00 PM

Join us for food, drinks and entertainment by comedian Colin Jost. Tickets are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. 

At tomorrow's MHI Industry Night with Colin Jost, the door prize will be a trip of a lifetime vacation. Trip Value: $30,000 - go anywhere you want!
 
We hope to see you at Industry Night - join us for food, drinks and unforgettable entertainment. Tickets are $50 and include beer, wine and hors d’oevres.
 
Networking
Tuesday, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Meeting Rooms B405-407
 
The Atlanta Supply Chain Awards will be collocated with MODEX 2020. This event spotlights dedicated professionals and outstanding organizations who are leading the way in the Metro Atlanta Supply Chain community. A generous portion of proceeds will benefit valuable community service programming from APICS, CSCMP Atlanta Roundtable, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Additional registration and fee required.
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.
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.

 

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Looking for places to enjoy lunch or dinner at MODEX? Here are some options.
 
 
 
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.