2023 Convention Overview

Dates and Location

April 29-May 3, 2023
Grand Hyatt Nashville
1000 Broadway

Nashville, TN 37203

The theme for the 2023 Convention is “The Human Factor.” The program has been designed to help the material handling business community gain insight on how to better lead during disruption, burnout, supply chain challenges and inflation.

We have a great lineup of experts who will help you dig through what is impacting the modern workforce, and give you useful practical strategies to help move your team forward, in harmony.

Clint Pulver, Emmy Award-Winner, Author, Drummer and Workforce Expert will kick-off Convention with his Keynote presentation, I Love It Here! How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave that will offer a one-of-a-kind perspective that will transform leadership for years to come.

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Complete convention details coming soon.

What to Expect from a MHEDA Convention

When you attend a MHEDA Convention, you will gather with hundreds of industry professionals under one roof for four days of outstanding high quality education and endless networking possibilities not to mention many exciting area tours. 

This is MHEDA’s premier industry event and offers thought-provoking keynote presentations and timely educational workshops. Presentations with views about the global economy, business cycle pressures and predictions for what’s ahead are always featured. During the workshops, you will have the opportunity to meet face to face with industry peers and learn from exceptional speakers.

Another popular session at the convention is the Round Table Discussion sessions where attendees share ideas with other material handling executives. Attendees have uninterrupted time to discuss challenges and opportunities that matter most to you, and learn how others in the industry are handling these same issues.

Another well attended event at a MHEDA Convention is the ever popular Exhibitor Showcase. Members come together to display their products or services giving attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest products, technologies and services. This event brings networking to a whole new level.

As with any gathering, a MHEDA Convention will also strengthen and form new relationships.

View the Recap of the 2022 Convention ~ Orlando

About the Exhibitor Showcase

The Exhibitor Showcase is a trade show featuring MHEDA member companies who will demonstrate their products and/or services to convention attendees and offer solutions for material handling distributors. This is an excellent opportunity for members to meet face-to-face with dealers from around the world and give advice on how your company can help them succeed.

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. This is your chance to expand awareness of your brand and demonstrate your commitment to the growth & strengthening of the material handling industry.

Summary of Convention Activities

  • Optional Tours
  • New Members Orientation
  • Opening Dinner Party
  • Membership Business Meeting
  • Keynote Presentations
  • General Sessions
  • Education Workshops
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Exhibitor Showcase
  • Happy Hour Reception
  • Group Breakfasts
  • Networking Luncheons
  • Women in Industry Program
  • Give Back Event
  • Closing Dinner/Dance Gala

Activities subject to change as details are confirmed. Complete details for MHEDA’s 2023 Convention and Exhibitor Showcase will be posted later this year.