MHI Announces Speakers for the 2016 MHI Annual Conference

Sunday, June 12, 2016

MHI is focusing on the theme of accelerating change in supply chains for its 2016 Annual Conference, October 17-19, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference will focus on key themes identified by the US Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics and the MHI 2016 Annual Industry Report including:
--Building the Future Supply Chain Workforce
--Omni-channel Fulfillment
--The Impact of Automation and Big Data on Supply Chains
--Investing in Material Handling Solutions for Future Success

The Conference will feature four keynotes and six conference tracks. Each track includes a "class" session with a traditional presenter or panel, and a "lab" session that offers a more interactive, hands-on experience. 
Annual Conference Keynote Speakers:
Jonathan Evans & Marcos Osorno, Skyward
Buddy Bush, JB Training Solutions
Vivek Wadhwa, Duke University
Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics
Annual Conference Track Topics:
U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics
Supply Chain Workforce
Material Handling and Supply Chain Technology
Managing Change
Marketing in the Supply Chain Industry 

“We are excited to announce this line-up of speakers,” said George Prest, CEO of MHI. “They each bring a unique message and outlook to support this year's theme of accelerating change." 

The conference is open to both MHI members and non-members. "The goal is to bring the industry (members and the supply chain solution users) together to collaborate and develop into a growing community that shares knowledge and addresses current and future manufacturing and supply chain challenges and opportunities," added Prest.  
For more information and registration regarding the 2016 MHI Annual Conference, non-members should visit

About MHI
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. MHI offers education, networking and solution sourcing for their members, their customers and the industry as a whole through programming and events. 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. 

Contact: For more information on MHI activities and programming contact Carol Miller at 704-676-1190.

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