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It seems like the last time we all gathered in Atlanta for MODEX was ages ago—in more ways than one. Not only have supply chain logistics and equipment options undergone some incredible changes in the past 24 months, the industry as a whole has had its limits stretched and tested. But, WOW, the solutions to these challenges are incredible. At MODEX 2022, not only will you hear about how some of these accomplishments and products came about, but you'll be able to see them in action and (in some cases) even touch them and test them out!
 
But, don't take our word for it. Go exploring! See what our industry's most innovative minds have created to help your business thrive. 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 170+ expert-led, on-floor seminars. Peruse ideas and details in the special section in MHI Solutions., which also summarizes the 2022 MHI Innovation Award submissions and finalists. 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!
 
 
 
The Georgia World Congress Center is fantastically huge—and can be slightly intimidating if you don't know the lay of the land. So, before racking up your steps (before even getting to the show floor!), take a quick peek at this handy online map that identifies some of the key areas for MODEX 2022 as well as the surrounding areas.
 
If you pre-registered for MODEX 2022, you should have received your registration confirmation email when you registered. Bring it to a registration kiosk when you arrive at the Georgia World Congress Center to retrieve your badge.
 
If you did not pre-register, proceed to the Registration Counter. Registration is in the Georgia World Congress Center, Building B, Level Four during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Wednesday, and 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Thursday. Lost badges may be replaced at the Registration Service Desk.
BASF Corporation
Engineering Innovation
Conference News
  
Be on the lookout for MHI Solutions when entering the Georgia World Congress Center. This issue features details on the show, times for the keynotes and on-floor education seminars, a list of exhibitors and their booth numbers AND a handy pull-out floorplan. It also contains a full list of MHI Innovation Award submissions and finalists with brief summaries of their products and where to find them on the show floor.
 
The MODEX 2022 Expo Guide also contains a valuable and organized summary of what's going on each day at MODEX.
  
Download the MODEX 2022 mobile app on your Apple iPhone® or Android® smartphone. Quickly view exhibitor information, a schedule of MODEX, conference sessions and speaker information, and a map of the show floor. To download, open the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, search for MODEX 2022, and click on the install button.
 
For more information, visit modexshow.com/app
  
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 2022. 
 
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.
Ultra-compact motion drives intralogistics at MODEX
Beckhoff Automation®
 
The Beckhoff booth at MODEX 2022 highlights the latest in integrated automation and ultra-compact motion control solutions for material handling and intralogistics applications. Visit us and learn about space-saving innovations that deliver peak performance and reliability, such as integrated motor drives for distributed drive technology and DIN rail-mountable drives in a standard I/O terminal format. These low-voltage compact motion solutions are ideal for shuttles, AMRs, and other mobile equipment.
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Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars
MODEX's 2022 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.
 
March 28 Keynote: Women in Leadership
Erika Alexander, Chief Global Operations Officer for Marriott International
March 29 Keynote: A Conversation with Sanjay Gupta
Preparing for the next pandemic – insights into future health-related disruptions
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN  
March 30 Keynote Panel: Preview of MHI 2022 Annual Industry Report
John Paxton, CEO, MHI, and Thomas Boykin, Supply Chain Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
March 30 Keynote: A Conversation with Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal, Cultural Icon and NBA Star
 
  
MONDAY, MARCH 28 at 8:45 AM
Level 5, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
Join Erika Alexander, Chief Global Operations Officer for Marriott International, for an authentic, inspiring, and optimistic discussion about leadership, strategy and excellence. Learn about Erika’s approach to people empowerment, diversity, inclusion and organizational purpose in this first of four keynotes at MODEX 2022.
  
MONDAY, MARCH 28, Noon – 5:00 PM 
5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
This is an afternoon of education, discussion and networking for women in our industry. The Bolder Company will be leading exercises that help to bring out the five foundational behaviors of a cohesive team. Participants will engage in conversations about trust, engaging in conflict, securing and holding each other to commitments, and choosing common goals. This industry forum is SOLD OUT.
The Raymond Corporation
Lopos
Daily Schedule
  
With 170+ expert-led educational seminars and 850 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 2022 allows 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. The conference sessions mentioned below are located in the Emerging Technology Theater, Transportation & Logistics Theater and Micro-Fulfillment Theater on the MODEX show floor. Additional education seminars are located in Theaters A-J on the show floor.
 
EXPO HOURS: 10:00 AM – 5:00 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.
 
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Playing the Long Game with Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Evaluating Customer-Centric Software for your Company
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Humans Are the Loop—Workforce Development in the Age of Automation Hypergrowth
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: The Continuing Evolution of ASRS Technology
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Optimize Efficiency & Productivity with Automated Material Handling Systems and Supply Chain Solutions
 
DC VELOCITY’S TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS THEATER
DC Velocity's Transportation & Logistics Theater will include sessions on some of the most innovative logistics trends and technologies.
 
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Robots: Ready for Real Retail Fulfillment
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Addressing Multi-Platform Risk Through Interoperability and Real Time Localization
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Why Businesses Investing in Supply Chain Agility Are Experiencing Hyper Growth!
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Optimizing In-Store and Warehouse Operations for E-Commerce with Reusable Packaging
 
MICRO-FULFILLMENT THEATER
The MODEX Micro-Fulfillment Theater will spotlight innovative ideas from experts in this space.
 
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Small But Mighty: How to Leverage Technology in Smaller Spaces
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Adaptive Flying Motion Technology Makes Micro-Fulfillment a Reality
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM: Micro-Fulfillment Empowered by Intelligent Robotics
1:45 PM – 2:30 PM: Optimize Your ERP Software for Streamlined Operations and Improved Profits
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM: The Tail that Wags the Dog: Understanding the Impact of MFCs on the Supply Chain and the Future of Retail
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM: Maximizing Micro-Fulfillment Efficiency Through Robotics and Virtual Reality
Networking
  
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
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. Pre-registration is not required to attend this free event — just wear your MODEX 2022 badge.
Visit modexshow.com/ypn to learn more.
  
Come to the MODEX Backyard for food and fun. This experiential oasis has comfortable seating, games, networking opportunities, Wi-Fi, Atlanta-area food trucks and more. The MODEX Backyard is located on the far-left side of the C Hall and has a variety of food options and food trucks. A food court area is located on the left side of the show floor. In addition, full-service cafes and restaurants are located throughout the B Hall of the Georgia World Congress Center.
The Innovation Lounge is a comfortable and accessible location to relax before entering the show floor or exiting the hall for a moment of repose. Located on the second level directly across from the main MODEX show entrance, the Innovation Lounge is in recognition of the winners and finalists of our Innovation Awards. Please recognize these incredibly creative companies while enjoying refreshments from the lounge coffee cart.
The Secret Is Out
Vanderlande Industries Inc.®
Vanderlande is the largest materials handling solutions provider you’ve probably never heard of. In fact, our nearly 75 year old company is Europe’s leading provider of warehousing solutions. Come see why the world’s top retailers trust our people to optimize their operations. Our teams are fully committed to supporting your business for as long as you use our solutions.
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ProMat Insights
  
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout buildings B and C and on the show floor. No password is required.
 
The network name is MODEX2022.
  
Spread the word about MODEX online and access show information, view posts from show management, other attendees and exhibitors, and have a chance to win giveaway prizes!
 
Twitter: Follow @poweredbymhi and add the #MODEX2022 hashtag to your tweets. If you have a Twitter account, text “Follow Poweredbymhi” to 40404. If no Twitter account, text “START” to 40404 to set up your account. Then text “Follow Poweredbymhi” to 40404.
LinkedIn: Join the MODEX 2022 LinkedIn® group to receive updates from exhibitors and to enter discussions with other MODEX 2022 attendees.
Facebook: Become a fan of the MHI Facebook® Page to receive announcements from MHI.
Instagram: View our Instagram page for event and meeting photos.
  
Complimentary shuttle buses will run between the Georgia World Congress Center and designated MODEX hotels in the downtown area. Bus schedules will be posted at the Georgia World Congress Center and in each hotel.
 
Shuttles will not operate for hotels within walking distance of the Georgia World Congress Center. These include the Omni, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place Centennial Park, Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta and the Glenn Hotel. Shuttles will not operate for Midtown and Buckhead hotels; they will be serviced by MARTA (visit www.itsMARTA.com for schedule).
This issue of MHI Solutions focuses on the top trends and technologies driving supply chain data transparency and security, the steps to implement and what these technologies will mean for future supply chains. This issue also features details on MODEX 2022 and includes a handy pull-out floorplan to help you navigate and plan your route through the more than 850 exhibitors.  
The digital version is easy to read on any mobile device: http://bit.ly/MHIsolutions.
 
Want to learn more about MHI Solutions magazine or MHI? Visit MHISolutionsmag.com, access the online media guide, or reach out to:
Carol Miller, MHI Chief Marketing Officer, at cmiller@mhi.org
Shani Calvo, Naylor Association Solutions Editor, at shani@naylor.com
Jason Zawada, Naylor Association Solutions Integrated Media Director, at jzawada@naylor.com 
 
Interested in meeting some of the people behind MHI Solutions? Swing by the MHI booth #C3598 (on the right side of MODEX Backyard). We'd love to meet you!