A heartfelt thank you to the over 650 MHEDA members and guests representing 250 material handling companies worldwide who joined us in beautiful San Diego, April 20-24 for our 2024 Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase “Riding the Waves of Change.” Together we uncovered insights on how to manage change, become stronger leaders, understand AI, increase profitability, sell through tough times and so much more. We hope you made personal and professional connections with your industry peers and learned about the latest products and services available at the Exhibitor Showcase to better serve your customers.

A special thank you to the 2024 MHEDA Board of Directors and Manufacturer Board of Advisors for all of your help planning and executing this event. Special shout out to Convention Chair Nate Storey for all of your contributions in planning this event.

All conventions have great content, but I thought this year’s content was really thought provoking. The world is changing, and MHEDA is on top of it! ~ Matt Farris, Vice President/Integrator Liaison, Hytrol Conveyor Co., Inc.

Picture Perfect Memories

Relive the event through pictures! Download your favorites from our photo galleries. Also be sure to check out more photos and comments from attendees on LinkedIn.

Photo Gallery   MHEDA on LinkedIn

As a first-time convention attendee, the investment made was completely worth every cent. ~ Todd Rose, National/Major Accounts Manager, Atlantic Coast Toyotalift

Access Session Recording

Ready to feel excited about your new AI-powered future?  Tech expert Sam Richter presented high-content, high-learning program at the convention on how to utilize Artificial intelligence (AI) as a powerful tool. Attendees can access the recording of this session in the Follow Up Tasks section of the app.

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Access Speaker Handouts

Attendees can access speaker contact details and presentation handouts in the convention app which is available as a native app on iPhone and Android as well as a web version that can be viewed on a laptop. Note: not all speakers provide handouts.

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The convention was not just about learning; it was about connecting with like-minded professionals and preparing for the future of the supply chain industry. ~ Zion Solutions Group

Download Convention Contacts

Did you use the convention mobile app to connect with other attendees? You can easily download your connections with contact information – open the app, click the connections icon in the bottom row to review your list of connections, click the download icon in the top right corner of this list, verify your email address and click send. Within a minute or two, you will receive an email with an excel file of all your contacts to make it easy to follow up or import into a CRM system. The app is available as a native app or web version.

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Explore Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

Thank you to the 90 exhibitors who participated in the Exhibitor Showcase and the 50+ sponsors throughout the event! Learn more about these companies’ products and services with one easy link. Simply click below to learn more!

Exhibitors   Sponsors

MHEDA Gives Back

Thank you to all MHEDA golfers who purchased a mulligan during Sunday’s golf tournament to support the Liz Richards Scholarship. We are happy to report you generously raised nearly $800 to go towards this scholarship!

On Monday afternoon, attendees had the opportunity to give back by making hundreds of adorable stuffed animals which were donated to the Ronald McDonald House in San Diego. Thank you to all that participated and all that donated, too! Over $4,300 was raised for this event!

Scholarships   Give Back Programs

Thank You Women in Industry

Nearly 100 women gathered to learn insights from Princess Sarah Culberson on how and why it is important to be “Better Together: How to Build a Culture of Belonging.” Attendees gain insights on how to navigate with compassion and use humanity to listen and learn to drive decisions. Beyond the learning, attendees enjoy hearing from one another and making personal connections with other women who are part of the material handling community. Let’s continue the conversations at the Women in Industry Conference on November 6-7, 2024 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

The conference was a fantastic journey of learning and networking which added significant value to my professional growth. ~ Akanksha Sinha, Solution Engineering Data Scientist, SRSI

MHEDA is grateful for each person who made the time to be at this event. The material handling community grows stronger with each connection made. THANK YOU!

Mark your calendar to join us in Tampa next year!

2025 MHEDA Convention
April 26 – April 30, 2025
JW Marriott Water Street