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MHEDA’s 62nd Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 ( #812 )
Join hundreds of your material handling industry peers at the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) 2017 Annual Convention, April 29 – May 3 at
The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The 2017 Convention theme is "The Engagement Experience." Learn how to engage with your most important stakeholders: your customers, your employees and your family.

This material handling industry event includes 13 presentations featuring experts in their fields, numerous networking opportunities and a trade show featuring over 80 material handling suppliers from around the globe.

Watch a 2-minute video about MHEDA’s Convention!

The Exhibitors’ Showcase is a tabletop tradeshow featuring many of the material handling industry’s top companies. This event provides suppliers and business associates with an intimate venue designed for peer-to-peer networking and relationship building. It's a great way to meet new people and learn about the latest products and services available to help you better serve your customers.

Recharge yourself with the many fun activities planned during MHEDA’s Convention.
Enjoy local attractions, golf tournament and energizing opening party at Top Golf Salt Lake City and fun closing party at the hotel.

Photographer: Douglas Pulsipher.
Compliments of Eaglewood Golf Course

Learn more and register at or call the MHEDA office at 847-680-3500.

MHEDA grows material handling distributors into industry leaders through exclusive networking, educational and business development opportunities. See how at or call 847-680-3500 today!

2017 MHEDA Convention Schedule

Saturday, April 29
8:00 am – 4:00 pmRegistration - Check-In with MHEDA and pickup your badge
12:00 pm – 4:00 pmUtah Olympic Park Tour

Sunday, April 30
7:00 am – 2:00 pmGolf Tournament at Eaglewood Golf Course
8:00 am – 4:00 pmCheck-In with MHEDA and pickup your badge
8:30 am – 12:30 pmMormon Tabernacle Choir Performance & Salt Lake City Tour
9:00 am – 12:00 pmMountain Biking Tour
9:00 am – 4:00 pmExhibitor Showcase Set Up
4:30 pm – 5:30 pmNewcomers Orientation, by invitation only
5:45 pm – 6:30 pmMember Business Meeting
6:30 pm – 10:00 pmOpening Party at Top Golf
Top Golf is a premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout. You can network and challenge your peers to fun point-scoring golf games that anyone can play. Top golf has over 100 golf bays, 3 high tech floors, a rooftop terrace and DJ, as well as 200+ HDTV’s. Enjoy dinner, games and re-connecting with your MHEDA friends.

Monday, May 1
6:30 am – 8:00 amBreakfast
8:00 am – 9:30 amOpening Remarks & Keynote Presentation Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership
MHEDA invites Platon to the stage to shares his experience photographing an eclectic mix of world leaders, celebrities, military heroes and human rights champions. Presented by award-winning photographer Platon
9:30 am – 12:30 pmExhibitor Showcase
The Exhibitor Showcase is a tabletop showcase featuring many of the material handling industry’s top companies. This event provides attendees with an intimate venue designed for peer-to-peer networking and relationship building. It is also a great way to meet new people and learn about the latest products and services available to help you better serve your customers.
11:00 am – 2:00 pmSpouse Program at the Leonardo Museum
Spouses will enjoy a morning exploring the many exhibits at the unique Leonardo Museum, followed by a private luncheon and libations class.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmLunch in the Exhibitor Showcase
1:45 pm – 2:45 pmGeneral Session: Economic Outlook: A New World?
Gain insight on job growth and wages; the status of manufacturing in the US; the outlook for top markets; interest rates and more. Presented by Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
3:00 pm – 4:15 pmRoundtable Discussions
Discuss the challenges and opportunities that matter most to you and learn how others in the industry are handling the same issues.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pmHappy Hour Reception, in the Exhibitor Showcase room
5:30 pm – 7:30 pmExhibitor Showcase Teardown

Tuesday, May 2
7:30 am – 9:00 amBreakfast
7:00 am – 8:45 amWomen in Industry Breakfast & Presentation: 10 Secrets to a Healthier You
Work-life balance is a myth. It’s time for women to banish the guilt and start living a life of inspired focus and joy. Learn 10 secrets to living a happier, healthier life. You’ll discover ways to make your body strong from the inside out and how to be resilient and optimistic in the face of daily challenges. This program is available for women attendees, pre-registration is required. Presented by Dr. Elaine Dembe, Chiropractor and Longevity Specialist
9:00 am – 10:15 amGeneral Session: Everything Has Changed and Nothing Is Different
We live in the age of disruption. Every week, it seems there is a new strategy, social media site or technology that is a "game changer." What we lose in this endless quest for the next bright shiny business object is that at the core of business while everything has changed, nothing is different. Presented by Scott Stratten, President of Un-Marketing
10:30 am – 2:30 pmSpouses Program at Park City
Shop and explore Main Street in famous Park City, then enjoy lunch at Nelsons Cottage.
10:45 am – 12:00 pmBusiness Workshops
  • Material Handling Industry Trends: 2017 Critical Impact Factors
  • Preparing for 2020: Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent
  • What’s My Company Worth? How to Value Your Company
  • So, What Else is New? Modifying Your Sales Approach to Reflect Changes in Business & Technology
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm – 2:15 pmBusiness Workshops
  • Leaders Are Not Born. They are Built.
  • Money on the Table: Using Data to Boost Sales & Margins
  • Workforce Development Initiative for Supply Chain Technicians
  • Member Idea Exchange: Customer & Employee Engagement
2:45pm – 3:45 pmClosing General Session The Promise: Three Commitments of the Engagement Experience
Using humorous stories and musical impressions, Jason's delivery of The Promise will change the language in your company, your home life, and within yourself. Presented by Jason Hewlett, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmGive Back Event: Blessings in a Backpack
MHEDA Convention attendees are invited to be part of this Give Back event and help assemble back packs which will be donated to local children in need.
7:00 pm – 11:00 pmClosing Party: MHEDA After Dark
End your MHEDA Convention experience with a fun evening of fine dining and live band performance.

Wednesday, May 3
7:00 am – 9:00 amFarewell Breakfast

Questions? Contact MHEDA today!
Phone: 847-680-3500
Email: send an email

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