2020 Virtual Convention

Exhibitor ShowcaseEducation SessionsNetworkingSupport MHEDA

For the first time in MHEDA’s history, we were forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 annual convention in light of the impact of COVID-19. While it’s not the same as being together in person, we hope that the Virtual Convention will provide you with a bit of the learning and connecting you would enjoy at a live convention.

Virtual Exhibitor Showcase

This online exhibit hall is a modern and new way to “walk” the tradeshow floor to learn about and research material handling products, from the comfort of your home or office. Over 100 MHEDA Members are exhibiting in the Virtual Showcase. We encourage you to visit these virtual booths and learn about their company’s latest offerings.

Visit Showcase


Looking for more online networking opportunities? Try the online member forum, register for the virtual emerging leaders conference or learn more about the MHEDA-NET networking program.

Online Forum

Even though we can’t be together in person this year, you can still network with your peers! Join the virtual networking forum to discuss the topics covered in our virtual convention sessions or create your own topic. 

Start Networking

Education Sessions

This series will feature 2020 MHEDA convention speakers presenting and answering questions live from the audience. Space is limited for the live sessions and a recording will be available on-demand. The sessions are FREE for MHEDA members (optional reg fee respectfully requested and non-member fee applies).

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(requires member login)

April 2, 2020
The Undiscovered Truth to Leading on Purpose
presented by Brant Menswar
Critically-acclaimed author/speaker, Brant Menswar, discusses the hidden truth to calming employee fears and making the “good” decisions needed to carry you through. Brant is available for organizational & client enrichment sessions designed to define and activate your core values to start living and leading on purpose. For more information please visit brantmenswar.com or findyourblacksheep.com.

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(requires member login)

April 9, 2020
The Power of Black Sheep Values and How to Find Yours
presented by Brant Menswar
Join critically-acclaimed author/speaker, Brant Menswar, to help you discover your core values and how to use them to choose and live out your purpose. Brant is available for organizational & client enrichment sessions designed to define and activate your core values to start living and leading on purpose. For more information please visit brantmenswar.com or findyourblacksheep.com.

Watch On-Demand
(requires member login)

April 16, 2020
Cybersecurity – What MHEDA Members Need to Know! 
presented by Mike Foster
Mike Foster will help CEOs understand the threats that lurk at home and provide information needed to make positive changes in their organization’s IT practices. Mike Foster’s company provides cybersecurity audits to help organizations protect against cyberattacks. The tests search for immediate threats so organizations can take decisive action. For more information please visit fosterinstitute.com/

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(requires member login)

April 23, 2020
Mastering the Art of Virtual Meetings and Presentations 
presented by Sylvie diGiusto
In this session, Sylvie will walk you through some essential tips and steps required that ensure you are making a professional impression on the screens around the world. Learn more about Sylvie.

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(requires member login)

April 30, 2020
How to Effectively Manage your Sales Team from Afar
presented by Lauren Zak
Managing your team remotely can be a challenge even for the most tech savvy sales manager. Learn how to rely on your CRM to do heavy lifting, while coaching your team to build a pipeline through effective questioning not just customer check-ins.

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(requires member login)

May 5, 2020
An Interview with Economist Brian Beaulieu 
presented by Brian Beaulieu
This interview with ITR Economist Brian Beaulieu will give real world insight on how material handling companies can face the economic crisis unfolding around the world.

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(requires member login)

May 14, 2020
Digital Marketing – What MHEDA Members are Doing and Why
presented by Brian Bluff
A growing number of MHEDA members have fully embraced digital marketing and are seeing results. In this session, we will unveil Site-Seeker’s research on the state of digital marketing within MHEDA member companies.

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(requires member login)

May 21, 2020
The Complexity of Sales in Material Handling & How It Will Change
presented by Ty Swain
Ty Swain explores the dynamic changes and complexity occurring in sales for our industry and how field & inside sales will evolve.

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(requires member login)

May 27, 2020
Telematics Q&A: An Interview with Tom Plunkett
presented by Tom Plunkett
Tom Plunket, President of Telematics Consultants LLC will be interviewed and discuss what tasks to complete before implementing any telematic system.

Support MHEDA

MHEDA is making every effort to provide you with critical information to help you maintain operations during this unprecedented time. We understand the financial hardships that companies are facing, and we at MHEDA are facing the same challenges, particularly after having to cancel our largest event of the year, the annual convention.  Therefore, we respectfully ask you to consider paying an optional fee of your choosing to support this virtual convention and to help MHEDA continue to provide you with the resources you need.

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