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All keynotes will be held in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom

Nikki Haley

Ambassador Nikki Haley

Monday, March 9 - 8:45 AM

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.

Tan Le

Tan Le

Tuesday, March 10 - 8:45 AM

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.

George W. Prest

George W. Prest

Wednesday, March 11- 8:45 AM

Preview the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report

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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. 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 include:

Gerry Collins, Vice President Strategy & Services, Innovation & Deployment, Johnson & Johnson

Randy V. Bradley, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management , Haslam College of Business, The University of Tennessee

Arpana Brahmbhatt, US Industry Solutions - Manufacturing, Microsoft

Rick Faulk, CEO, Locus Robotics

Peyton & Archie Manning

Wednesday, March 11 - 1:00 PM

A conversation with Peyton and Archie Manning

Conversation moderated by Mitch Mac Donald, Group Editorial Director, DC Velocity

MODEX is all about bringing supply chain professionals together to share stories, learn from each other, and come away ready to take on new challenges. And who better to help do that than 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. During this keynote, they will share their stories about the power of teamwork, collaboration, preparation, and giving back both on the field and in business. Don’t miss this inspirational and dynamic discussion about football and what it can teach you about life.

Show Floor Seminars

Choose from over 150 expert-led sessions conveying a broad array of supply chain, material handling and logistics topics. Sessions are offered free to all registered show attendees.

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Student Day at MODEX 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 4:30pm: Welcome/Networking Reception
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 8:30am-5:00pm: Student Day Event
Location: Room B313-314 Reception: 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 on Wednesday, March 11, 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.

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Who Can Attend Student Day?

Students 16 years and older may attend Student Day. (Due to insurance requirements, there is a student age minimum.) A faculty member is required to attend with students under the age of 18. Students are REQUIRED to dress and act professionally.

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Travel Grants

MHI will award a limited number of schools with travel grants or school stipend to help off-set the cost of travel to MODEX 2020. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis for schools meeting the requirements.

Approvals will be communicated by email. Upon notification of approval, all student names and emails must be submitted by January 17th in order to receive the grant/stipend.

Faculty can apply for travel grants of $250 per person up to 9 students and 1 faculty member for schools located 50+ miles away from Atlanta, GA.

Individual university students, not traveling with a professor, who attend a school 50+ miles away from Atlanta, GA can also apply for a travel grant.

School Travel Stipend

Schools located within 50 miles of Atlanta, GA can apply for a $250 travel stipend for the school. To qualify for the stipend, at least 5 students must be registered for the event with a faculty member.

Students 16 years and older may attend Student Day. (Due to insurance requirements, there is a student age minimum.) A faculty member is required to attend with students under the age of 18.

Travel Grant / School Stipend Application

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For more information contact education@mhi.org.