Speakers from Walmart, Google and Cisco to headline 2014 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MHI announced today the speaker lineup for the 2014 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference. The content of this year’s event was developed to address innovations that are driving supply chains that were examined in the recently published MHI Annual Industry Report and US Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics. The event will be held from October 5-8, 2014 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA.

The 2014 MHI Executive Summit will kick off the MHI Annual Conference with a half-day of sessions focusing on The Power of Innovation.

Executive Summit keynote speakers:

  • Thomas Malone, Founding Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
  • Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia
  • Brent Beabout, Senior Vice President of International eCommerce Fulfillment, Walmart

Following the Executive Summit, the 2014 MHI Annual Conference will also focus on innovative supply chain solutions and how leaders can create a culture of innovation that is marked by collaboration, a license to explore new ideas and the ability to quickly commercialize those ideas.

Annual Conference keynote speakers:

  • Michael Walton, Head of Manufacturing, Google Enterprise
  • Jeff Gallinat, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Cisco
  • John Kao, Chairman, Institute for Large Scale Innovation, CEO and Founder, EdgeMakers, Inc.
  • Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics

The 2014 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference, The Power of Innovation, will inform attendees how to utilize innovation to seize new opportunities that produce tangible results. In addition to the keynotes, the conference offers extensive educational opportunities categorized into three tracks: changing workforce, managing complexity and embracing innovation. The event will also feature MHI Industry Group meetings and networking activities.

"MHI has expanded the educational and informational offerings at our MHI Executive Summit and Annual Conference to better serve our members and address important issues facing our industry," said George Prest, CEO of MHI. "The goal is to bring the industry together to collaborate and develop into a living, growing community that shares knowledge and addresses current and future manufacturing and supply chain challenges and opportunities."

For more information regarding the 2014 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference, visit mhi.org/fall2014.

MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling and logistics industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific Industry Groups. The association sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate manufacturing and supply chain professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

Contact: Carol Miller, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, MHI (704) 676-1190.


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