2017 MHI Executive Summit

The 2017 MHI Executive Summit is an exclusive, senior level, one day event for manufacturing and supply chain executive leadership.

Qualifications for registration consideration are:

  • Senior Level Supply Chain Executives of companies that use or are interested in material handling equipment, software, consulting or integration services.
    - OR -
  • C-Level Executives from MHI Member companies.
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Not a senior-level executive but interested in attending? The MHI Young Professionals Network group is sponsoring a NextGen Leadership program. To qualify, you must be supported by and attend with a senior-level executive from your company.

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Summit Speakers

This year's Summit will focus on the trends and topics facing supply chain and material handling companies today and over the next 3 - 5 years. Topics include industry disruptors, new ideas and technologies, and workforce solutions.

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Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon

Author of “The Energy Bus”


Learn 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life!

Thomas Boykin

Thomas Boykin

Supply Chain Specialist Leader, Deloitte

Smart City Logistics: Successfully Navigating That Last Mile

With more of the population moving to more urban areas the industry is faced with new challenges when it comes to the world of logistics. Learn more about this growth and how these logistical problems can be addressed and alleviated.

Randy Lewis

Randy Lewis

Former Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Walgreens

Why I Hired a Workforce No One Else Would

Hear from a former industry executive on how thinking differently about your talent pool can improve your business.

Barbara Geraghty

Barbara Geraghty

President of Idea Quest and Author of “Visionary Selling”

Forget Millennials. What About Us?

Harness powerful trends in communication and collaboration so that your organizationis able to capitalize on the five generations in the workplace.

Damon Carson

Damon Carson

Owner & Founder, repurposedMATERIALS

Repurposing: Recognizing New Frontiers in Landfill Diversion

Find off-beat repurposes for industry cast-offs so that landfill is minimized and cost-savings are realized.

Dave Delong

Dave Delong

President, Smart Workforce Strategies

Why We Can't Go Back to the Moon: Lessons for Supply Chain's Workforce of the Future

To help leaders miimize the costs of critical skill shortages so they can maximaize business growth.

Alexis Madrigal

Alexis Madrigal

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic Former Editor-at-Large, Fusion Author, Powering The Dream

Keeping Things Moving: What Logistics Teaches the World

Movement of goods has shown to have greater value to the world than computerization.

Summit Hotel

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Designed by legendary architect Addison Mizner, Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has reigned as an icon of elegance for more than 80 years. Today, the resort remains faithful to its glamorous past, while radiating a vibrant energy, offering infinite amenities to every type of guest.

Situated on 356-acres in fabled South Florida, this eclectic, private village offers the best of all worlds: an award-winning spa, championship golf and tennis, expansive beach and luxury marina – all just steps from your door.

Learn more about the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Panel Discussions

MHI Annual Industry Report & Roadmap 2.0 Panel

Industry professionals will discuss the findings in the MHI Annual Industry Report and the U.S. Material Handling & Logistics Roadmap 2.0 and how it relates to their companies and the industry.


Kelly Furstoss, Senior Director, Warehouse & Logistics Operations, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

Seif Durrani, Director, Supply Chain Design & Facilities Optimization, Sysco Corp

Georgia Wraight, Chief Operating Officer, The Rockport Group

Ask the Millenials Panel

A panel of millennials in the industry will discuss their thoughts on why they are engaged, how they want to be engaged and what keeps them in the industry.


Larissa Russo, Maintenance Support Engineer, FedEx Ground

Davin Burke, CEO/COO, XYMotion

Brandon Andrews, Senior Manager, Corporate Learning & Development, Intelligrated

Jason Robke ,Data Scientist, The Boeing Company


7:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Introduction/Welcome
Jon Gordon – Author, The Energy Bus
MHI Annual Report & Roadmap Panel
Damon Carson – Founder & President of repurposedMATERIALS
Thomas Boykin – Supply Chain Specialist Leader, Deloitte
Alexis Madrigal - Contributing Editor, The Atlantic Former Editor-at-Large, Fusion Author, Powering The Dream
12:00 pm Networking Lunch
Barbara Geraghty - Speaker, Author
Ask the Millennials Panel
Dave Delong, President, Smart Workforce Strategies
Randy Lewis, Founder of NogWog and Former SVP of Walgreens
4:30 pm Wrap Up with Jon Gordon

Contact Us

MHI staff is ready to help, use the information below or to contact directly visit www.mhi.org/contact

  • Address: 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217
  • Phone: (704) 676-1190
  • Website: www.mhi.org

Reasons to Attend


You will have many opportunities to connect with other industry executives from the user and the supplier side.  You can network and meet with both peers and consumers to make contacts that will last a lifetime.


You will receive a full day of learning from experts about topics that are affecting your organization. With seven speakers, two panels and networking opportunities you will have multiple avenues to learn how to grow and improve your business.


You may share and discuss your business, the challenges you face and how your company is adapting in this rapidly changing industry. You will hear best practices, innovative ideas and solutions to your company’s needs.