2018 Convention - Miami Beach

Join MHEDA and hundreds of industry professionals for four days of outstanding quality education on a variety of topics. Don't miss MHEDA's premier industry event on May 5-9, 2018 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel located just 20 minutes from Miami International Airport and 35 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood 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.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel is conveniently situated on the beach, in the heart of the Historic Art Deco District of South Beach at Collins Avenue and 16th Street. One of the premier luxury hotels in South Beach, Loews is four blocks from the Miami Beach Convention Center and just steps away from the best shops,restaurants and nightlife on Ocean Drive. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the beach’s main promenade, Lincoln Road.


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  kcotter@mheda.org.

2018 Program at a Glance


MHEDA Registration Desk Open

Pick up your meeting material and badge.


Optional Tours for Convention Attendees.



MHEDA Registration Desk Open – Pick up your meeting material and badge.

Golf Tournament for Convention Attendees

Optional Tours for Convention Attendees

Exhibitor Move-In - Companies who are displaying in the 2018 Exhibitor Showcase will set up their individual booths.

New Members Orientation - Meet and greet orientation to help new members and first time attendees feel comfortable at your first convention.

Opening Dinner Party


Group Breakfast

Membership Business Meeting - Hear from MHEDA's Board of Directors on how the association is working to better serve you!

Keynote Presentation

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.

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.

Exhibitor Showcase Happy Hour


Group Breakfast

General Session

Educational Workshops throughout the Day - meet face to face with industry peers and learn from exceptional speakers.

Networking Luncheon

Spouses Optional Tour Available

Closing Dinner/Dance Gala


Farewell Breakfast

NOTE: Complete details about MHEDA's 2018 Convention (including registration and hotel reservation information) will be available in December 2017.