The Road Ahead

Meeting Supply Chain Challenges

MHI 2013 Annual Meeting and Executive Conference
September 29 - October 2, 2013 / Orlando, FL

About

About

About the MHI 2013 Annual Meetings

Orlando, FL
September 30 - October 3, 2013

New levels of insight and innovation are necessary to succeed in today’s unpredictable business environment. In this economy, everyone on the leadership team needs to work together to meet strategic and tactical challenges as you navigate the road ahead.

The MHI 2013 Annual Meeting and Executive Conference includes Industry Group meetings and a conference agenda that will deliver actionable advice your team needs to meet today’s supply chain challenges.

You’ll learn how to anticipate and take advantage of changing business and economic environments and discover key insights into leadership and strategic innovation that can help you retain customers, engage employees and position your organization for future success. You can also connect with your peers and other industry leaders in an interactive and collaborative environment.

Join us for the MHI 2013 Annual Meetings and Executive Conference We anticipate strong registration for this meeting, so be sure to register early and reserve your hotel accommodations no later than August 27th.

Benefits of Attending
  • Access to the knowledge and insights of industry analysts and thought leaders
  • Connect and network with your peers to share best practices
  • Participate in Industry Group meetings and activities
  • Influence the direction your industry, your company and your career
  • Top value in a short period of time via a streamlined agenda

Schedule

Schedule

Saturday, September 28, 2013
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM APMHC Regency 9
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM CICMHE Palm
Sunday, September 29, 2013
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM MHEFI Gardenia
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM APMHC Regency 9
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM CICMHE Palm
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM YPN - Golf Lesson Grand Cypress Academy of Golf
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Bass Fishing Spend the afternoon fishing in Orlando, world renowned for Trophy Largemouth Bass fishing.
1:00 PM - END Golf Tournament Compete with other MHI members at Grand Cypress Golf Club.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Welcome Reception Upper Pool Deck
Monday, September 30, 2013
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet Portico West
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM SMA Engineering
ME: Jeff Woroniecki
Regency 3
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM ISC Membership
ME: Gary Forger
Regency 2
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EASE Membership
ME: Tom Carbott
Regency 4
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CMAA Engineering
ME: Hal Vandiver
Regency 1
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Education Session
Speaker - Major General Vinny Boles
Cypress F
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
Speaker - Alan Beaulieu
Grand Cypress DE
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM SMA Membership
ME: Jeff Woroniecki
Regency 3
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM SCE Membership
ME: Gary Forger
Regency 2
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM HMI Engineering
ME: Hal Vandiver
Regency 4
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM ECMA Membership Regency 5
6:15 PM - 7:00 PM YPN Reception Grand View Terrace
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner
Speaker - Jim Morris "The Rookie"
Grand Cypress DE
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM After Party Portico West
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet Portico West
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM AS/RS & C/VLM Work Group
ME: Gary Forger
Regency 2
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM MMA Membership
ME: Hal Vandiver
Regency 4
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM ProGMA Membership
ME: Tom Carbott
Regency 3
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM ICWM Membership
ME: Jeff Woroniecki
Regency 7
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM VRC Sub-Committee Regency 5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CMAA Engineering
ME: Hal Vandiver
Regency 1
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM AS/RS & F/A Work Group
ME: Gary Forger
Regency 2
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Spouse Event - Winter Park Tour Winter Park Boat Tour and Morse Museum.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Education Session
End User Panel
Cypress F
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
Speaker - Hannah Ubl & Amy Lynch
Cypress DE
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM AS/RS Membership
ME: Gary Forger
Regency 2
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM RMI Engineering
ME: Jeff Woroniecki
Regency 3
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CSS Membership Regency 5
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM LODEM Membership
ME: Tom Carbott
Regency 6
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM HMI Membership
ME: Hal Vandiver
Regency 4
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Dinner - Universal Studios Dinner at Lombard’s Restaurant with show and park ride.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet Portico West
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM AGVS Membership
ME: Gary Forger
Regency 4
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM CMAA Membership
ME: Hal Vandiver
Regency 2
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM RMI Membership
ME: Jeff Woroniecki
Regency 1
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM RCPA Membership Magnolia A
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM OFS Membership Regency 3
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM LMPS Membership
ME: Tom Carbott
Regency 8
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AGVS Standards
ME: Gary Forger
Regency 4
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Buffet Lunch Portico West
1:15 PM - 5:00 PM Chairmans Council Meeting Regency 1
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Chairmans Dinner (offsite) Gatorland
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MHI Golf Tournament
Sunday 1:00 PM - END / $100

Compete with other MHI members at Grand Cypress Golf Club. The 18-hole New Course, reminiscent of the Old Course at St. Andrews, brings Scottish Links to America, complete with 12-foot pot bunkers, stone walls and more. The New Course adds another dimension of play with steeper and more challenging bunkers and slopes. Very little water comes into play on the New Course and very few trees are located within the interior of the course, creating plenty of room to drive the ball. However, even the best of drives will be challenged, as even a slight slice or fade can cause the best of golfers to find themselves looking in the wrong fairway for their ball. (This event does not include lunch.)

Fee: $100 per person includes:
  • Greens Fees & Cart
  • Tournament & Scoring
  • Roundtrip Transfer to Course (approx. 2 miles)
Timeline
  • Hotel shuttles to the golf course are on a first come first serve basis and run all day. Plan your transfer accordingly.
  • 12:45 PM All players report to the club house no later than this time.
  • 1:00 PM Shotgun start
  • Winners of the Tournament will be announced at the Welcome Reception that evening.
Bass Fishing
Sunday 12:30PM - 4:30 PM / $240

Spend the afternoon fishing in Orlando, world renowned for Trophy Largemouth Bass fishing. Your guide will ensure you are in the best location and provide suggested lures and expertise for a not to be forgotten experience. While fishing you will see and experience first-hand a wide variety of birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. (This event does not include lunch.) You may bring your own snacks and beverages to put in the boat cooler.

Fee: $240 per person includes:
  • 2 passengers per boat plus (1) guide
  • Air conditioned round-trip transfers
  • Bottled Water
  • Fishing License (you will be contacted prior to the event to provide name, address, DOB and SS)

Note: 14 people minimum required for this event…must be signed up by the 9/12/13 cut off.

Timeline
  • 12:30 PM Depart Hyatt Hotel
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Bass Fishing
  • 4:30 PM Arrive back at Hyatt Hotel
YPN Golf Academy
Sunday 11:00PM - 12:00 PM / $60

Members of the YPN, sign up for a group golf lesson with the Grand Cypress Golf Academy. Enjoy (1) hour with the pros to sharpen your swing before the tournament. (This event does not include lunch.)

Fee: $80 per person includes:
  • Clubs
Timeline
  • Hotel shuttles to the golf academy are on a first come first serve basis and run all day. Plan your transfer accordingly.
  • 10:45 AM All players report to the academy no later than this time.
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Group Golf Lesson
Note: There is no full-service restaurant at the academy. Beverages are for sale at the front desk. You will need them to transfer you to the clubhouse for the golf tournament and for the club restaurant.
Winter Park Tour
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In 1887 Winter Park was originally developed for wealthy Northerners as a summer retreat. Your tour begins with a relaxing, 45-minute pontoon boat ride while gliding through canals and tree lined lakes. View beautiful homes nestled along beautiful lakes and observe nature.

Next stop is the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. This museum houses the world's most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) including Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

For lunch, you will be taken to the Park Avenue shopping district where the Southern charm that lured the elite society can still be seen. Picturesque shops, boutiques, cafes, brick-lined streets and the towering trees of Central Park make Park Avenue the place to be and be seen. After lunch you will have some time to browse the exclusive boutiques and art galleries filled with one-of-a-kind treasures, as well as stores bearing the names of your favorite designers.

Fee: $0 (included with spouse registration fee)
Timeline
  • 9:00 AM Depart Hyatt Hotel
  • 9:45 AM-10:45 AM Boat Tour
  • 10:45 AM Transfer to Morse Gallery
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Morse Gallery Tour
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Group Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Free Time/Shopping
  • 2:30 PM Depart for Hyatt Hotel
  • 3:00 PM Return to Hyatt Hotel
Universal Studios / Lombard's Restaurant
Tuesday 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Located on the San Francisco set at Universal Studios, Lombard’s will delight you with waterfront views and recreations of classic landmarks of “The City By The Bay.” Lombard’s has the large deck overlooking the Fisherman’s Wharf Waterfront which provides the best vantage point to view the show. After dinner you will experience Universal’s Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories, celebrating the most powerful and emotional moments from Universal Pictures’ most iconic films – all on cutting-edge waterfall screens projected onto the lagoon and surrounded by colorful fountains and pyrotechnics. We will finish the night with a ride on the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit; Orlando’s tallest roller coaster at 17-stories high!!!

Fee: $0 (included with registration fee)
Timeline
  • 6:30 PM Depart Hyatt Hotel
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Buffet Dinner at Lombard’s Restaurant
  • 8:00 PM Cinematic Spectacular Show
  • 8:50 PM Walk through park to Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster
  • 9:30 PM Arrive back at Hyatt Hotel
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Speakers

Speakers

  • Major General Vinny Boles

    Leadership
    Monday Sept. 30 / 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    In this new reality of ever fluid change and competitive pressure, material handling and supply chain organizations have no "extra" people and no "free" time. To maximize the people and time you do have, you need leadership that empowers every teammate with the knowledge and skills to own their piece of their organization. Drawing on his 33 years as a career soldier and logistician at every level, Major General Boles will walk through how leadership impacts the links in the worlds largest and most complex supply chain from the port to the Pentagon.

    Vinny's Bio

  • Alan Beaulieu

    Economist
    Monday Sept. 30 / 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

    What future impact will the current Administration have on the economy? What are the short-term and long-term economic forecasts for the U.S. and abroad? More importantly, how will those forecasts directly impact your company? In this wide-ranging presentation, economics speaker Alan Beaulieu answers these questions and more as he forecasts the outlook for keys industries as well as the global economy.

    Alan's Bio

  • Jim Morris

    "The Rookie"
    Monday Sept. 30 / 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Cinderella story of Jim Morris serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Jim Morris's meteoric rise from 35 year-old high school teacher to flame-throwing major league pitcher in 3 months, made cinematic history with the release of The Rookie starring Dennis Quaid. This heartwarming and unforgettable Disney blockbuster about chasing your dreams and keeping your promises, won the ESPY award for "Sports Film of the Year." Sports Illustrated magazine also voted The Rookie one of the "five greatest baseball films ever made."

    Jim's Bio

  • End User Panel Discussion

    Supply Chain 2025
    Tuesday Oct. 1 / 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    MHI has invited a panel of end users and industry leaders to personally present leading-edge examples of how they are meeting today’s and tomorrow’s supply chain challenges. They will share their insights, strategies, best practices and answer audience questions in an interactive format. This panel discussion will give you the very first look at the U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling and Logistics – a report with contributions from over 100 strategic thought leaders about the future of material handling and logistics.

    Moderator
    Page Siplon (Bio)
    Director, Georgia Centers of Innovation

    Panelists
    Michael Mikitka (Bio)
    CEO, Warehousing Education and Research Council

    Jonathan Rader (Bio)
    Manager, Design Engineering, FedEx SmartPost

    Matt Weinberg (Bio)
    Supply Chain Analyst, Nestle USA

    Kevin Gue (Bio)
    Editor, Material Handling & Logistics Roadmap
    Tim Cook Professor of Industrial Engineering, Auburn

    David Steele (Bio)
    Director,   Distribution Services

    Laurie Hein Denham, PLS, CAE (Bio)
    President, American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L)

    Randolph L. Bradley (Bio)
    Technical Fellow Supply Chain Management Boeing Defense, Space & Security

  • Hannah Ubl & Amy Lynch

    Generational Communication
    Tuesday Oct. 1 / 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

    New Generations: How to Attract Them,
    How to Keep Them

    Millennials and Gen Edge. Who are these new generations? What do they want from work, and how can you get them to work, and work hard, for you? In this session hear from two generations - a seasoned Baby Boomer and a young Millennial - about how to attract 20-somethings, and how to engage them once they’re onboard.

    Hannah's Bio
    Amy's Bio

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Hotel

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Experience world-class comfort and style at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, a sprawling secluded oasis in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush landscaping, this luxury resort is an ideal destination, just minutes from all the thrilling theme parks and attractions in the Orlando area. All stays are enhanced with upscale services and amenities that are sure to please.

MHI special room rate of $189 plus tax is offered until Tuesday, August 27, 2013. After this date the hotel may increase the rate at their discretion.
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The MHI group room rate includes the Hyatt resort services package at no additional cost (value $18 daily). These amenities include: unlimited access for local 800 or 888 calls, unlimited use of the Health Club, 9-hole Pitch N Putt course, Golf driving range access, court time at the Racquet Club, all water sports including non-motorized boats (hydrobikes, sail boats, paddle boats and canoes), as well as resort bicycles and daily shuttle transportation to theme parks.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, Florida, USA, 32836
Tel: +1 407 239 1234
Fax: +1 407 239 3800

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Parking
Hotel Features
Hotel Floor Plan

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Register by Fax

You can register by fax. Fax both REGISTRATION and EVENT SCHEDULE with your credit card information to MHI at 704-676-1199, Attn: Kay Clark.

Register by Mail

If you are paying by check, complete both REGISTRATION and EVENT SCHEDULE, photocopy for your records and mail with your payment to:

MHI 2013 Annual Meetings
8720 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 201
Charlotte, NC 28217-3992

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Desk Hours

Registration desk opens Sunday 3:00 PM.

Early-Registration Discount

Complete and make payment for your registration by Friday August 16, 2013, and save $100 off each attendee's registration.

Dress Guidelines

Business casual for all events.

Questions?

For answers to any registration questions, please contact Kay Clark at 800-982-2055 ext 8701, fax: 704-676-1199 or kclark@mhi.org.