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Networking & Events

The MHIA Annual Meetings are designed to bring members together to grow our industry for the good of the user community, our members, and the industry as a whole. By attending you will have the opportunity to:

  • Get involved in 35 Industry Group Meetings
  • Meet over 140 Industry leading companies
  • Network with over 320 individual leaders from these companies
  • Meet end users and key industry contacts
  • Attend 8 dynamic educational sessions
  • Attend 12 separate networking and social events

 Download a printable list of the Annual Meeting schedule of events. (Adobe Reader required; download for free HERE.)

Industry Group Meetings

The 2009 Annual Meetings includes meetings and events of MHIA's 18 Industry Groups. Industry Group activities include industry statistics, standards development, communications programs, and technical/safety publications and educational/training activities.

 Download a printable list of the entire Annual Meeting schedule of events to view the Industry Group meeting schedule. (Adobe Reader required; download for free HERE.)

Educational Sessions

Eight educational sessions will be offered at this year's event focusing on relevant issues facing the material handling and logistics industry.

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Networking Dinner Buffet
Monday, October 5 7:30 pm 10:00 pm

Come, relax and enjoy a casual dinner buffet.
Resort casual attire.

MHIA Buffet Dinner
Tuesday, October 6 7:30 pm 10:30 pm

After an exciting and event-filled day, relax and enjoy a casual dinner buffet and get to know your fellow MHIA members. Resort casual attire.

Farewell Buffet Breakfast
Thursday, October 8 8:00 am 10:00 am

Say goodbye to your friends and colleagues at this casual breakfast event.

MHIA 2009 Golf Tournament Play
Sunday, October 4 — 12:00 pm

Designed by golf professional Mark McCumber and Gene Littler, The Golf Club of Amelia Island’s course is as beautiful as it is challenging. Carved out of the island’s lush and undisturbed beachfront, fairways are framed by live oaks, palm trees and pristine sand dunes while greens offer an extra measure of difficulty with the addition of the cool Atlantic breeze. The Golf Club of Amelia Island strictly enforces their golf dress code: collared shirts with slacks or Bermuda-length shorts are required for both ladies and gentlemen. No tank tops, t-shirts or denim.

The Wine Coach
Monday, October 5 — 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach®, for a seminar that focuses on training you in the art of “blind tasting.” Blind tastings are when you taste a series of wines without knowing the identity of the wine. Why taste blind? Wine professionals often use blind tastings as a way to focus solely on the wine without preconceived notions to cloud their observations.

Taste a series of wines... from different origins, different price ranges and different grape varieties, refining your tasting skills along the way. Everyone will be given the chance to guess the identity of their wines, try to pick out the least/most expensive and vote for their favorite wines. Not only will your tasting skills be improved but we will see which teams have mastered the art of blind tasting!

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