2015 Annual Convention & Exhibitors' Showcase

April 18 to April 22, 2015

JW Marriott San Antonio
Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Texas

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Join MHEDA and hundreds of industry professionals for four days of quality education on a variety of topics. Don't miss MHEDA's premier industry event on April 18-22 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa located just 12 miles north of San Antonio International Airport.

When you attend any MHEDA Convention, you get the latest information on industry trends and best practices to help improve operations and impact your bottom line. You will also make new relationships and partnerships will be strengthened.

The San Antonio resort hotel is sure to make any visit an unforgettable experience, and it all comes with JW Marriott’s impeccable service and lavish amenities. Whether you're seeking a productive meeting or an exciting and fun filled family vacation, the resort is designed to exceed your expectations.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A number of different sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels to fit a wide range of budgets. Sponsorship allows you to have a significant presence at the Convention and supports MHEDA’s programming on behalf of the material handling distributor. We hope you will take this opportunity to expand awareness of your brand and demonstrate your commitment to the growth & strengthening of the material handling industry.

For more information, please contact: Kathy Cotter - Direct line: 630-915-8405 or Click here to view current list of sponsors.

2015 Program at a Glance


Saturday, April 18, 2015

  • Registration Desk Open – Pick up your meeting material and badges at MHEDA's Registration desk.
  • Optional Tours Available to Convention Attendees.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

  • Registration Desk Open – Pick up your meeting material and badges at MHEDA's Registration desk.
  • Golf Tournament for Convention Attendees
  • Optional Tours available to Convention Attendees
  • Exhibitor Move-In - Companies who are displaying in the 2015 Exhibitors' Showcase will set up their individual booths.
  • New Members Orientation - Meet and greet orientation to help you feel comfortable and welcome at your first convention.
  • Opening Dinner Party

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Breakfast
  • Membership Business Meeting - Hear from MHEDA's Board of Directors on how the association is working to better serve you!
  • Keynote Presentation
    “CULTURE THAT ROCKS: How to Amp Up Your Company’s Culture” – Jim Knight

The session delves into every area of a company environment and then reveals realistic solutions for systemic change. Topics covered will include: Definition of Culture, Heritage vs. Culture, Designing Cultural Collateral, Effective OnBoarding Processes, Virtuous vs. Vicious Cycles, Leadership Rock Stars, Employee Engagement and Philanthropy. Attendees will also learn how comic books, Star Trek and the spirit of Rock ‘n Roll can completely alter a company’s culture. This session will inspire those in attendance to take up the challenge of enhancing their organizational environment.


  • Exhibitors' Showcase - A tabletop showcase of the material handling industry’s best companies. The showcase provides suppliers with the opportunity to network with distributors across the globe. Click here for more details about the reservation process. Floor Plan
  • Networking Luncheon
  • Spouses Optional Tour Available
  • Afternoon General Session
  • Roundtable Discussions – Share ideas on critical and best practices with other material handling executives at Convention. You will have an hour of uninterrupted time to discuss challenges and opportunities that matter most to you, and learn how others in the industry are handling these same issues.
  • Exhibitors' Showcase Happy Hour Reception

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • Breakfast
  • General Sessions
  • Educational Workshops throughout the Day - meet face to face with industry peers and learn from exceptional speakers.
  • Networking Luncheon
  • Spouses Optional Tour
  • Closing Dinner/Dance Gala

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

  • Farewell Breakfast

Details about MHEDA's 2015 Convention will be posted as details become available so check back often.