Networking Events

MHEDA schedules events throughout the year to specifically give members the opportunity to network with fellow MHEDA members and other professionals from the material handling industry. These events include:

Women in Industry Conference

  • November 6 – 7, 2024 – Save the date for MHEDA’s Women in Industry Conference in Rosemont, Illinois. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Women in Industry Forum

Each year more and more women are hired within the material handling industry. MHEDA brings women in the industry together at forums and conferences.

Networking Reception

These receptions are held in conjunction with industry trade shows and are a great opportunity to network with other industry professionals at a relaxed informal gathering.

MHEDA Networking Summit

MHEDA Networking Summits are members coming together as a group to network and learn with other material handling professionals. A tour of a material handling facility is included along with presentations from noted industry speakers.

View February 2024 Summit Recap

Annual Convention & Exhibitor Showcase

MHEDA’s premier event gathers hundreds of industry professionals for four days of thought-provoking educational sessions, daily keynote presentations, the latest products on display, and endless networking possibilities, not to mention many fun and exciting local area tours. 

  • MHEDA’s 2025 Convention will take place from April 26-30 in Tampa, Florida at the JW Marriott Water Street Hotel. This promises to be a content-filled, productive event designed to help you navigate the often-difficult changes in our world and in the Material Handling business community. In addition, a Women in Industry Session will be presented in conjunction with MHEDA 2025 Convention.
View 2024 Convention Recap


MHEDA is always looking for members to host and sponsor a Networking Summit at their facility. If you are interested in hosting a Networking Summit, contact Rebecca Hein at

See Upcoming Networking Events