SAVE THE DATE: 2024 Convention Dates & Location

April 20 – April 24, 2024
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
One Park Boulevard
San Diego, California 92101

The 2024 Annual Convention will be hosted at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel. Rising above the San Diego Bay and steps from the Gaslamp Quarter and Petco Park, Hilton San Diego Bayfront is the signature SoCal resort. Enjoy a tailored, urban coastal experience with bright and unparalleled views in every guest room, relaxing amenities, and locally-inspired dining.

What to Expect from a MHEDA Convention

When you attend a MHEDA Convention, you will gather with hundreds of industry professionals under one roof for four days of outstanding high quality education and endless networking possibilities not to mention many exciting area tours. 

This is MHEDA’s premier industry event and offers thought-provoking keynote presentations, general sessions and timely educational workshops highlighting current industry hot topics. They include views about the global economy, business cycle pressures and predictions for what’s ahead are always featured. During the workshops, you will have the opportunity to meet face to face with industry peers and learn from exceptional speakers.

To get things started, a MHEDA Convention will always offer an opening party where all convention attendees will gather to rekindle old friendships, have fun and meet new people. It’s a perfect setting for the networking that will take place while at convention. To end a perfect convention, a closing party will be held for the attendees for one last networking experience before you return to the office.

The networking, the speakers, the social events, and the meeting venue were all fantastic. Networking; specifically, meeting people from similar company structures as your own, and sharing ideas. Alex Roell – Concept Storage Solutions Ltd.

Amazing experience and perfectly put together and executed! Being part of this industry and the MHEDA family is a must for any material handling company! Amber Schenck – ProLift Toyota Material Handling

Ever Popular Exhibitor Showcase

Another well attended event at a MHEDA Convention is the ever popular Exhibitor Showcase. It is a trade show featuring MHEDA member companies who come together to display their products or services giving convention attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest products, technologies and services. This event brings networking to a whole new level.

Exhibitors were engaging and provided great information on their products and how they can help our industry both now and in the future. Amber Schenck ProLift Toyota Material Handling


Roundtable Discussions

Another popular session at the convention is the Round Table Discussion sessions where attendees share ideas with other material handling executives. Attendees have uninterrupted time to discuss challenges and opportunities that matter most to you, and learn how others in the industry are handling these same issues.

One of the most professional and rewarding conference I have attended. Great work! The concentration of decision makers and qualified industry leaders within the group were both approachable and knowledgeable. Ed McKechnie- Leon de Oro USA Inc.

Women in Industry Presentation


This is your opportunity to connect, learn and grow with other professional women in the industry who face similar daily challenges as you.

I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the convention this year. I’ve made some great connections and I have some valuable takeaways to use in my professional and personal life! I felt included and welcomed. This was very appreciated. Sandy Fife, Wecon Systems Ltd.

Give Back Activity

MHEDA’s Give Back event is yet another common ground for attendees to band together and feel good about our purpose. We always strive to to make an impact and strengthen communities within and outside of the industry. 

This event was dynamite. It was really nice to do community service, it breaks up the fast paced 2 days and allows you to network as well. This was a great event. Clint Chandler HTX Material Handling


Optional tours are offered during Convention to continue the networking experience while having fun at the same time.

I so love these events and it turns into a great networking event as well. Sonia Brown, W.W. Cannon

Sponsorship Opportunities

A number of different sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels to fit a wide range of budgets. Sponsorship opportunities allow you to increase your brand awareness, attract new clients and enhance your business relationships with current customers. As a MHEDA Convention sponsor, you will earn the recognition of your peers for your commitment to the material handling industry.

The only Industry function that connects Manufacturers with Suppliers in a friendly professional environment. Phil Lannon – Continental Commercial Specialty Tires



If you have any questions regarding the 2024 Convention in San Diego,

please contact us at or 847-680-3500.

Complete Convention details and registration will be posted on the MHEDA website in December 2023.