Tuesday, January 22, 2013
MHI and Reed Exhibitions (RX) announce that MODEX and Supply Chain & Transportation USA will co-locate in 2014. Both exhibitions will be held March 17-20 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. RX is the world’s largest exhibition company and currently produces 18 events for the transportation and logistics events around the globe including SITL Europe in Paris, France and also, Brazil, India and Thailand.
MODEX is sponsored by MHI and is the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo held in North and South America. Supply Chain & Transportation USA by Reed Exhibitions showcases a complete range of innovative products and service dedicated to transportation, logistics, real estate and the future supply chain. The co-location includes 50,000 square feet of exhibits as well as educational sessions.
The decision to collocate MODEX 2014 and Supply Chain & Transportation USA was made for several reasons,” according to George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer for MHI. “Co-locating the two events will allow manufacturing and supply chain professionals unparalleled education and networking opportunities as well as exposure to the largest equipment and technology display of any show of its kind in North America. In today’s world where agile and innovative supply chains are a necessity, the co-location is a win-win for participants and attendees.”
“We are very excited to be working with MHI by co-locating Supply Chain and Transportation USA alongside MODEX,” said Laurent Noel, VP of Reed Exhibitions. “The combined event creates the first US event that offers a one-stop shopping experience for supply chain executives. The event will also include free educational content designed to meet the needs of vertical industry segments.”
The co-located events will be the largest international expo and conference of its kind held in the U.S and South America in 2014. Over 500 exhibitors are expected to showcase their solutions on the 230,000 net square foot show floor. Tens of thousands of manufacturing supply chain professionals from over 100 countries around the globe will attend.
“In 2012, MHI launched MODEX as part of our strategic vision to provide supply chain solutions both within and beyond the four walls of an industrial facility, says Prest. “The collocation represents the next step in this process as we expand the MODEX by offering attendees supply chain solutions beyond material handling and into logistics and transportation.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. The association sponsors the ProMat and MODEX expos to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals.
Reed Exhibitions is the organizer of Supply Chain & Transportation USA. They organize 500 events in 39 countries, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings, ranging across 44 industry sectors