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After spending the last two days navigating the 400,000+ square feet of exhibits from 850+ companies and spending priceless hours absorbing bucketloads of tips, advice and projections from leaders in the industry, a path through the maze of information is starting to take shape. This is the day to make sure you fill in the missing pieces. This is the day to start putting it all together.
 
It is also the day that kicks off with the highly anticipated 2022 MHI Annual Industry Report Keynote Panel with John Paxton, Thomas Boykin and a team of panelists. Plus, right after lunch will be a conversation with Shaquille O’Neal—the one and only Shaq, a cultural icon, an NBA powerhouse and a successful businessman with a larger-than-life personality.
 
Tonight will be MHI Industry Night with comedian Preacher Lawson and that extra-special door prize—a Trip of a Lifetime. Industry Night is SOLD OUT, so don’t lose your tickets for this incredible night of networking, prize-winning and laughs!
 
 
  
Each day, a video crew is interviewing keynotes, talking to exhibitors, getting feedback from attendees and sharing their view of the action at MODEX 2022. These daily recap videos are not only informative, they are a ton of fun! Make sure you check out the Day 2 Recap here
 
Access all of the MODEX 2022 videos at this link to catch up on what you missed or to see the latest clips.
  
MHI received 121 submissions for this year’s MHI Innovation Awards, and the winners will be revealed Wednesday during MHI Industry Night. Four finalists have already been chosen in each of the three categories: Best New Innovation; Best Innovation of an Existing Product; and Best IT Innovation based on concept, value, and impact. The award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain innovative products and services to MODEX attendees.
Note: MHI Industry Night is sold out. No tickets are available for purchase on site.
The door prize for the MHI Industry Night event will be a luxury package vacation to a location of the winner’s choosing. Value: $30,000. See official rules at modexshow.com/rules. Note: MHI Industry Night is sold out. No tickets are available for purchase on site.
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Be the first to have access to the 2022 MHI Annual Industry Report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains by attending the MODEX keynote—Preview of the MHI 2022 Annual Industry Report—at 8:45 AM on Wednesday.
 
During the keynote, Thomas Boykin of Deloitte will join John Paxton, CEO of MHI, to present the findings of the 2022 report that details the innovations that are revolutionizing supply chain investments amid on-going disruption. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain professionals to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings. Panelists include:
 
—Terry Esper, Associate Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
—Adrian Kumar, VP & Global Head of Operations Science and Analytics, DHL Supply Chain
—Jason Minghini, Group Vice President Operations, Kenco
—Torsten Pilz, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, Honeywell
 
You can download the report March 30 at mhi.org/publications/report.
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Keynotes, Sessions & Seminars
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 8:45 AM
Level 5, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and technologies that are transforming supply chains. John Paxton of MHI and Thomas Boykin of Deloitte 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.
 
  
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1:00 PM
Level 5, Thomas Murphy Ballroom
Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name—Shaq. A cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame. He electrifies the room with his larger-than-life personality.
  
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Comedian Preacher Lawson won the title of Funniest Comedian in Florida and was crowned the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He has appeared on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” and on Comedy Dynamic’s “Coming To The Stage” soon after. After competing on America’s Got Talent: The Champions and the U.K. version, Preacher embarked on a successful comedy tour of his own. He continues to tour and post hilarious videos on his YouTube channel. MHI Industry Night tickets are sold out.
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“It is kind of like waiting for things to red line then pulling it back,” said CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta during Tuesday morning’s keynote when talking about America’s response to COVID-19 and how hospital data is a major part of the equation. “These pandemics, they happen… They are in the history books,” he said. But, when you are faced with one, or the start of one, it is hard to process at that point, he explained. Are you going to err on the side of safety, maybe pump the brakes a little as you approach a blind turn? Or are you going to accelerate? 
 
“I sense a disturbance in the force, the supply chain force,” said moderator Agile Business Media’s Gary Master at the education session in DC Velocity's Transportation & Logistics Theater entitled, “Supply Chain Disruption: What Are the Next Steps for Transportation Leaders.” Masters and a “star-studded cast” of panelists addressed this disturbance from the angles of planes, trains, ports and in-a-class-all-its-own Amazon, as well as gave attendees a look into how each of these pieces in the supply chain impact each other and, in turn, are impacted by disruption. 
 
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. 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: The Cost of a Mispick with Jerome Dubois
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Data Replicas, Digital Twins, and AI—Oh My! Why Your Software Decisions Will Make or Break Your Automation Ones
12:30 PM – 1:15 PM: Solving Supply Chain 4.0 Network Issues with Private LTE and 5G
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Warehouse Automation Strategies for the Post COVID-19 World
 
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: Freight Audit & Payment: How Comprehensive Spend Management Solutions Can Ensure Profitability and Efficiency
 
MICRO-FULFILLMENT THEATER
The MODEX Micro-Fulfillment Theater will spotlight innovative ideas from experts in this space.
 
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Does Wireless Autocharge Offer Safe and Reliable Power Supply for Mobile Robots?
11:45 AM – 12:30 AM: The Mastermind of Micro-Fulfillment Centers
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM: Increase the Resilience of Your Supply Chain
Networking
  
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
MHI in partnership with Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) and the Material Handling Education Foundation (MHEFI) presents Student Day at MODEX 2022. 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, a guided tour of the show floor and networking with professionals who can support their career growth. 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.
  
To add to your overall MODEX experience, the event will once again feature the popular Backyard area. Don't miss this interactive and networking hub on the MODEX show floor. Not only will this area include some of the best food trucks Atlanta has to offer but also relaxed seating, games and a puppy petting station.This is the last day to visit the puppies, which will be there from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 
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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.
  
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
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.
 
Our weekly artificial intelligence (AI) newsletter, MHI Newswire, puts you in charge. Where your interests are reflected more specifically in your Newswire. Where your articles are customized and chosen using AI in order to be more valuable to YOU. Each week, the articles contained in your MHI Newswire will be selected by the AI program as ones that will interest you most, based on your clicking and reading habits from previous weeks. The more articles you click, the more the program will be able to fine-tune its selections for you, giving you a truly customized reading experience. Subscribe today!
 
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!