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MHEDA Convention & Exhibitor Showcase: Tomorrow’s Distributor


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Wauconda, IL 60084
Phone: 847 680-3500
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Tomorrow” keeps getting closer and closer. Business was already moving fast and then the pandemic momentarily stopped the world. Life changed forever and launched a monumental industrial change. Is your material handling organization addressing these never-before-seen changes? Do you have the right mindset, people, and culture to take advantage of these opportunities? Is your technology smart enough for what your customers are demanding?

MHEDA invites you to join us April 23-27, 2022 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando, Florida for our Annual Convention and Exhibitor Showcase. Connect with your industry peers and uncover the answers to these questions and much more. This year’s theme “Tomorrow’s Distributor” is centered on looking ahead and planning for the next generation of employees, supply chain challenges, and evolving technology. Each program was designed to address the 2022 Material Handling Business Trends, as defined by your peers on MHEDA’s Board of Directors. Preparing for a better TOMORROW starts TODAY. Visit for details.

Prepare for the Future with Insightful General Sessions

LEADERSHIP: The Hero Effect® – Creating a Culture of Heroes at Every Level

Learn how to create an environment where people are inspired to be the best version of themselves and deliver world-class performance. Presented by Kevin Brown, Motivational Speaker, and Author

RECRUIT & RETAIN: Building a Talent Strategy – Proven Strategies to Attract, Hire and Retain Your Most Valuable Asset

The war for talent is escalating. This presentation will deliver key insights designed to help business leaders and decision-makers elevate talent-focused activities. Presented by Alex Chausovsky, Director of Analytics and Consulting, Miller Resource Group

CYBER-SECURITY: Stop Today’s Hackers – What MHEDA Members Need to Know

Each year more than 16,000 cybersecurity attacks take place that results in a quantifiable data breach. Could your company be next? Learn how to protect your organization. Presented by Mike Foster, CEO, The Foster Institute 

TECHNOLOGY: The Technology Integration of Humanity

The tech expert speaker will weave together technology and philosophy into a thought-provoking session that is sure to be mind-expanding. Presented by Scott Klososky, Founder, Future Point of View 

RISING INFLATION & PRICING: Economic Insight: Accurately Prepare for Tomorrow

Labor, supply chain, and prices are top of mind for today’s leaders. Together we will explore current and future trends and discuss what you must consider. Presented by Brian Beaulieu, CEO, ITR Economics

 Find Solutions at the 2022 Exhibitor Showcase

The 2022 Exhibitor Showcase features over 80 companies that provide products and solutions for the material handling industry. You are invited to walk the show floor, meet with exhibitors and learn how they can help you better serve customers. Attending the Showcase is a great way to enhance your convention experience and broaden your network.

Gain Real-World Knowledge via Workshops & Roundtables  

IMPORTANCE OF DATA: Industrial Truck Financial Benchmarking; Critical DiSC Data You Need to Pay Attention To NOW

Compare your company’s 2021 performance to the industry’s top-performing dealers. There has never been a more important year to benchmark. Presented by John Mackay and Taylor Mackay, Benchmarking Experts, Mackay Research Group 

INCREASED AUTOMATION DEMAND: Keeping Automation Running; Automation Technician Skills Certification

Learn about the Certified Technician Supply Chain Automation credentialing program which teaches skills required in today’s fulfillment centers. Presented by Steve Harrington, Senior Advisor, Manufacturing Skills Standards Council 

DEMONSTRATING VALUE: Everyone’s in Sales: Building Sales Culture ®

Every conversation matters. This timely message creates the mindset that everyone “sells” by doing what they do so well each day and with every conversation and interaction. Presented by Todd Cohen, CSP, Sales Speaker, and Author 

HYBRID WORKFORCE: Engaging Employees in a Disrupted World of Work: A Leader’s Playbook

Learn how to improve employee engagement and performance by creating work experiences that feel like a healthy relationship, whether they work at home, in the office, or on the front lines. Presented by Jason Lauritsen, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Author 

IMPORTANCE OF DATA: Digital Maturity and a Focus on Data Activation

Learning best practices for applying data in a powerful way is a foundational area that can pay huge dividends. Presented by Scott Klososky, Technology Speaker, Author, Consultant, Founder, Future Point of View

HEALTHY COMPANY CULTURE: Compassion; The Surprising Key to Unlocking Employee Performance

The most powerful ability that managers can develop to unlock performance through well-being is something you may not expect. It’s called compassion. Presented by Jason Lauritsen, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Author 

DEMONSTRATING VALUE: The Profound Power of Presence

How you show up is how you will be remembered. Before a single word is spoken – the decision to engage, trust, and buy is made.

Presented by Todd Cohen, CSP, Sales Speaker, and Author 

2022 Material Handling Business Trends Roundtables

Come network with your peers and discuss the 2022 Material Handling Business Trends. The trends address the shifting state of the Material Handling industry. 

Enjoy Giving Back & Local Attractions

MHEDA Gives Back

For many kids, school lunch is the only meal they eat. MHEDA Members will help fight hunger by packing lunch sacks for local children. The event includes a guest presentation by MHEDA Member John Wieland, CEO at MH Equipment. John will share insights on living a fulfilling (and flawed) life without losing perspective on what success really means.

Women in Industry

Enjoy a fun and interactive start to the day. MHEDA welcomes Women in Industry. First, enjoy a networking breakfast then participate in a “Give Back” activity where you will pack personal care bags for “One Heart for Women and Children.” 

Local Attractions

MHEDA has planned a number of fun events so attendees can enjoy the local attractions. Activities include a golf tournament, bike tour, Disney Springs food tour, and more!

Preparing for a better TOMORROW starts TODAY

Make plans NOW to attend MHEDA’s 2022 Convention in Orlando this April 23-27. We promise you will leave energized and ready to face whatever tomorrow may bring! Please reach out to the MHEDA team with any questions at 847-680-3500 or