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July 12, 2018 @ 7 am - 6:30 pm

2018 Emerging Leaders ConferenceStar Performance

July 12, 2018 @ 7 am - 6:30 pm

A Conference for Young Professionals in Material Handling

The Gwen Hotel, Chicago, IL
Co-Presented by MHEDA & MHI

What is a Star Performance? It’s shining so brightly one stands out from the crowd. MHEDA and MHI are proud to present the 2018 Emerging Leaders Conference. Gain tools and insight to propel your leadership skills to star status. Enjoy out-of-the-box thinking, personal stories, case studies and interactive activities. Learn best practices on how to revolutionize your company’s culture; create raving fans through elevated customer service; make memorable first and final impressions, and discover how to escape the over-crowded space of mediocrity. We’ll end the day with a rooftop reception overlooking downtown Chicago. Don’t miss the hottest event of the summer, register today!

Who Should Attend?

Designed for young (or young at heart) material handling professionals who want to strengthen their management and leadership skills and advance their career within the material handling industry.

Why Attend the 2018 ELC?

  • Engaging, entertaining and edgy speakers
  • Relevant topics
  • Networking opportunities
  • Takeaways/tools for everyday business challenges
  • Leadership training
  • Teamwork insight
  • Hiring, managing and motivating employees
  • Real-world examples
  • Interactive/Roundtables
  • And more!

Event / conference schedule

Pre-Event

July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Spin Chicago (Optional Networking Event)

Spin Chicago is an energetic, sprawling hangout featuring lots of Ping-Pong tables, global food, memorable drinks and DJs. Just a five-minute walk from The Gwen Hotel. Please note, this is an optional event. Registration is $99 per person. Includes food, drinks and ping pong.

Event Day

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Breakfast & Registration

Let's get the day started!

Welcome & Ice Breaker Activity

Culture that Rocks

Jim energizes audiences with his rock n’ roll spirit and seasoned insights on transforming a company’s culture to achieve exceptional business results.

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Jim Knight

Business Culture Catalyst, Former Hard Rock International Executive & Author of “Culture That Rocks!”

Read Jim Knight's Bio

NEW! Member Panel

Hear from a panel of your peers on a variety of topics impacting the material handling industry. We will also discuss common challenges faced by Emerging Leaders.

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Brian Neuwirth

VP of Sales & Marketing, UNEX Manufacturing

Read Brian's Bio

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Shannon Salchert

Marketing Manager, Cubic Designs

Read Shannon's Bio

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Will Maybury

Controller, Maybury Material Handling

Read Will's Bio

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Clancey McCray

Marketing Specialist, Mathand Inc.

Read Clancey's Bio

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Jason Spick

IT Manager, Fairchild Equipment

Read Jason's Bio

Service that Rocks

Ready to ignite your company’s customer service culture? Embracing and executing this philosophy will help you increase your value proposition and have your customers coming back for more.

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Jim Knight

Business Culture Catalyst, Former Hard Rock International Executive & Author of “Culture That Rocks!”

Read Jim Knight's Bio

Lunch

You’re Always “On!”

All day, every day, we make impressions on those around us. It could be a presentation to your boss, a conversation with a prospect, interviewing a potential hire or speaking to a vendor. This fun program will have you interacting with fellow attendees and improving your communication skills.

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Amy Kinnaird

Expert and C-Level Business Strategist

Read Amy's Bio

Roundtable Discussions

Your opportunity to interact with your peers and learn how they are managing challenges and opportunities within their own organizations. A great way to meet people and tap into the collective brainpower of fellow attendees!

Dominate Today

From the football field to being the head of development for a multi-million-dollar company, Matt Mayberry delivers his message with a focus on actionable strategies designed to maximize business and personal performance. Combing his personal story, with a smart mix of football and business, he began his consulting company to help others. He believes success is based on four key areas: overcoming adversity, motivation, culture, and teamwork.

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Matt Mayberry

Former NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears, Acclaimed Speaker, Author of “Winning Plays.”

Read Matt's Bio

Trivia Game & Wrap-Up

End the day with a quick round of conference trivia to review all that you have learned – and win great prizes, too!

Rooftop Networking Reception

End your Emerging Leaders Conference experience with a rooftop networking reception. After a busy day of learning, relax with your industry colleagues by enjoying drinks, appetizers and stunning views of Chicago. Included with your conference registration. Sponsored by Naylor Association Solutions.

Edgy, Entertaining and Engaging Speakers

Headliner Acts

2018 Emerging Leaders Conference

Registration Fee

Included in the registration fee is all handout materials, breakfast, lunch, and a rooftop reception. Also includes networking with other material handling professionals who face similar material handling career challenges as you and the priceless opportunity to bring your material handling career to the next level!
Travel and lodging not included.

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Early Bird Member Rate

before June 1

$ 599

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Member Rate

after June 1

$ 649

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Non-Member Rate

$ 999

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Spin Chicago

Networking Event

$ 99

Questions? We have the answer.

Questions

Call MHEDA at 847-680-3500 or MHI at 704-676-1190
Email: connect@mheda.org or membership@mhi.org

By registering for the Emerging Leaders Conference, MHEDA and MHI have the right to use your photo, which may be taken during the event, for future promotional material. If you have a disability or require special accommodations, please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate you.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The full amount will be refunded if you cancel no later than June 28, 2018. Cancellations received after that date but before the start of the conference will be charged a $200 administration fee per person. No refunds given for “no shows.”

If you have a disability, need special accommodations or have a food restriction, please contact us.

Come first & get early bird discount

Event venue

The Gwen Hotel Chicago
521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Special Group Rate $249 before June 1, 2018
Call 1-888-627-7039

The Gwen provides effortless access to the Windy City’s iconic landmarks, exclusive shopping, and cultural institutions. Rooted in the history and heritage of downtown Chicago in the 1930’s, the Gwen serves as a city emblem of this golden era, and yet is poised to bring luxury to a future generation of worldly travelers.

Enjoy direct access to The Shops at North Bridge and explore iconic department stores, specialty boutiques, and distinguished restaurants.

MHI

MHEDA

OH, Please don’t forget to inviteyour friends too!
Learn leadership tools and techniques to help you stand out.

WHAT MAKES A STAR PERFORMANCE?

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Creating a Buzz

  • Culture that Rocks: Revolutionize Your Company's Culture

Presented by Jim Knight

This interactive session is designed to highlight best practices to revolutionize your company’s culture. Enjoy personal stories, watch videos, review case studies and more…all told through the spirit of Rock ‘n’ Roll! Come hear what all the buzz is about.

  • Learn how to create a shared mind-set.
  • Explore personal ownership/leadership.
  • Discuss the importance of hiring “Rock Stars.”
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Raving Fans

  • Service that Rocks: How to Create a Differentiated Experience to Deliver Results

Presented by Jim Knight

Ready to ignite your company’s customer service culture? Embracing and executing this philosophy will help you increase your value proposition and have your customers coming back for more.

  • Embrace a differentiated service mentality.
  • Uncover the impact of Virtuous vs. Vicious Cycles.
  • Become customer-obsessed resulting in Raving Fans!
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Endless Confidence

  • You’re Always “On!”: How to Shine with Confident Communications

Presented by Amy Kinnaird

All day, every day, we make impressions on those around us. It could be a presentation to your boss, a conversation with a prospect, interviewing a potential hire or speaking to a vendor. This fun program will have you interacting with fellow attendees and improving your communication skills.

  • Learn how to make a strong first and final impression.
  • Uncover why we get nervous and how to overcome our fears.
  • Gain tools to structure a persuasive conversation.
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Living Outside Your Comfort Zone

  • Dominate Today! The Playbook for Dominating Both Your Personal and Professional Life

You were not born to be average. Learn how to escape the over-crowded space of mediocrity. This action-packed session challenges you to step out of your comfort zone and expand your vision as to what’s possible in your life.

  • Learn how to diminish obstacles and increase daily productivity.
  • Discover how to unleash your talent into the world to create opportunities.
  • Create your own personal and professional growth plan.
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Knowing the Right People

  • Roundtable Discussions/Fishbowl Networking with Your Peers

Your opportunity to interact with your peers and learn how they are managing challenges and opportunities within their own organizations. A great way to meet people and tap into the collective brainpower of fellow attendees!