Virtual Convention: Fishbowl Networking

Fishbowl Networking: Moving Forward. Managing your Material Handling Business through a Pandemic

During tough times, turn to fellow MHEDA Members for new ideas and a fresh perspective. Join us for Fishbowl Networking and discuss ways to manage your team and your business during the COVID-19 era. This virtual event is only available to MHEDA Members!

MHEDA is hosting two sessions:

  • June 3rd from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT– Industrial Truck Members
  • June 4th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT – Storage & Handling/System Integrator Members

Please note, this program will only be presented live and will not be available on-demand.

How does Virtual Fishbowl Networking work?

  • Fishbowl Networking will be presented via Zoom Conference Call with Breakout Rooms
  • You will be placed into small groups per “Virtual Table”
  • Each virtual roundtable will be facilitated by a MHEDA Board Member
  • Questions will be randomly selected
  • All attendees will be expected/encouraged to share their experiences
  • Space is limited, so please register by June 1st guarantee your spot at the virtual table!

What is the Fee?

FREE* to all MHEDA Members
* Please consider paying an optional registration fee of $49 or $99 (or any amount of your choice!) if you are able to. Any contribution is appreciated and will help MHEDA offset our operational expenses. THANK YOU!!

What are the Topics?

Sales & Customers

  • What approach has worked best to re-engage with customers?
  • What have you done proactively to maintain loyalty with key accounts?
  • What is your sales team doing if customers are telling them not to visit?
  • Have any customers requested a virtual visit instead of in person?

The Economy & Operational Efficiency

  • Where do you see the economy in your area going in the next 6 months?
  • Are you planning to move forward cautiously with concern for the economy or seeing this as an opportunity?
  • Are there areas of your business where you are investing in technology to create lower operational costs?

Employees & Technicians / Installers

  • What instructions are you giving employees working from home?
  • What is the process for employees coming into work?
  • What plans are you making if there is a second wave in the Fall?
  • Are your technicians/installers being turned away from preventative or full maintenance services?