2022 Convention

“You did a great job as usual and it was wonderful to see everyone again to make those connections! Thank you for pulling it all together during this unique, challenging time in our industry and country!” – Jim Farance, Cascade Corporation

“Tomorrow” keeps getting closer and closer. Business was already moving fast and then the pandemic momentarily stopped the world. Life changed forever and launched a monumental industrial change. Is your material handling organization addressing these never before seen changes? Are you ready for the continued conversion to electric? Are you prepared for the new frontier?

“Very Positive and Encourages Networking & Interaction” – Mark McLain, Garlock Safety Systems

Do you have the right mindset, people and culture to take advantage of these opportunities? Is your technology not only fast enough, but smart enough for what your customers are demanding – which is more than they have ever demanded before?

“Love the app! Convenient and easy to use. Excellent addition to the convention!” – Lindsey Coffman, Southern States ToyotaLift

MHEDA invites you to join us April 23-27, 2022 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida for our Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase. Connect with your industry peers and learn the answers to these questions and much more.

“The most valuable component of the 2021 Convention was making and developing connections with our distributors. Exploring joint opportunity with another manufacturer.” – Ralph Phillips, Morse Mfg.

This year’s theme “Tomorrow’s Distributor” is centered on looking ahead and planning for the next generation of employees, supply chain challenges and evolving technology. Buckle up. Get ready. Preparing for a better TOMORROW starts TODAY.

“No Worry” Convention Cancellation Policy

We are all living in uncertain times and you may be uncertain about registering for the convention. We want you to know that we are extending a new “No Worry” cancellation policy for all MHEDA Members and Member Spouses.

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“As a new comer to the Industry, this conference really gave me the foundation I have been needing to take my next steps in Material Handling.” – Brian Lee, Custom Equipment

2022 MHEDA Chairman of the Board
Tom Albero, President/CEO
Alliance Material Handling Inc.
Photo: Tom and Laura Albero (left)

“I really enjoyed being an exhibitor in the same ballroom as the sessions. I thought there was more engagement between attendees and the exhibitors.” – Dave Tinnerman, Tinnacity



2022 Convention Chairman
John L Gelsimino
All Lift Service Company, Inc.
Photo: John and Christina Gelsimino (right)

Hotel Location/Room Rate

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
6601 Adventure Way
Orlando, FL 32819

“For a first time attendee, I thought the Newcomer’s Reception was unlike most. I found that the small group interaction and discussion at the table was an excellent avenue to start relationships and reconnect with those individuals during the remainder of the convention. Well done!” – Craig Hayward, Alliance Material Handling

Step into paradise in the heart of the tropics. Blue waterfalls cascade over lush grounds and in the distance, calming sounds of steel drums call you to take in the scenic views, ease into island time and let go. Amid the ruins, passageways and pools you’ll find numerous Caribbean-themed dining options. This refreshing resort offers an island escape for an unforgettable adventure. And each day, the exclusive benefits of staying in Universal are yours to enjoy, including Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ up to one hour before the parks open (valid theme park admission required).

“Agility 2021 was a much needed time for leaders in our industry to reconnect & focus on core values of their business, their people & themselves. I found so much value in attending & look forward to the next convention.” – Lauren Zak, Concept

MHEDA group rate is $239 Single/Double.

For reservations call 866.360.7395 or 407.503.9276.

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“I have been in the industry for 2 decades but had never had the opportunity to attend. Found the show and seminars to be invaluable to me and my job.” – Paul Shinn, Kalmar USA

Important: Discounted rate available until March 25, 2022 or until room block is full. We recommend that you make your reservations early to secure your room at this popular Universal resort!

Program at a Glance

“Open table discussions were great. Took home some great tips. Good conversation, we didn’t even switch tables!” – Todd Maxwell, RMH Systems, Inc.

When making hotel reservations, you can base your arrival / departure dates by referencing the following schedule:

Saturday, April 23
– Early Arrivals/Registration

Sunday, April 24
– Registration/Golf Tournament/Bike Tour/Exhibitor Showcase Setup/Newcomers Orientation/Opening Party

Monday, April 25
– Keynote Presentation/General Sessions/Workshops/Exhibitor Showcase/Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 26
– Women in Industry/Keynote Presentation/General Session/Workshops/Roundtables/Give Back/Closing Party

Wednesday, April 27
– Farewell Breakfast/Departures

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