Modex 2012: New show, new city, new solutions

Held for the first time ever, Modex 2012—the nation’s newest expo for, supply chain, and logistics solutions—threw open its doors in Atlanta on February 6 at The Georgia World Congress Center.

By · March 1, 2012

The event hosted more than 20,000 visitors to the trade show and educational conference, and was sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA).

Spread over four days, attendees found more than 586 exhibitors covering 180,000 square feet; three keynote speakers discussing all aspects of supply chain management; 70 show-floor educational seminars; and no less than 30 different educational sessions and networking events presented by 17 different co-located partners.

The Modex 2012 conference featured leading-edge topics in manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain management, exploring subjects such as the impact of the Panama Canal expansion to sustainability, security, and visibility.

In addition to learning more about the big picture in supply chain, Modex 2012 attendees discovered new equipment solutions to streamline operations and improve visibility, maximize efficiency and flexibility, cut costs, and speed time to market.

“Participants came with very specific objectives and with buying plans in hand,” says George Prest, CEO of MHIA. “They know that investing in the latest supply chain equipment and technology is the key to building and maintaining their competitive edge.”

According to Prest, the inaugural Modex met, and in many cases exceeded, exhibitors’ and attendees’ expectations. “Attendees were impressed with the wide range of equipment and systems solutions and education offered at Modex, and exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the quantity and quality of attendees,” he added.

“Participants came with very specific objectives and with buying plans in hand,” says George Prest, CEO of MHIA, “They know that investing in the latest supply chain equipment and technology is the key to building and maintaining their competitive edge.”

According to Prest, the inaugural Modex met, and in many cases exceeded, exhibitors’ and attendees’ expectations. “Attendees were impressed with the wide range of equipment and systems solutions and education offered at Modex, and exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the quantity and quality of attendees,” he added.

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About the Author

Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director
Michael Levans is Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media’s Supply Chain Group of publications and websites including Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Modern Materials Handling, and Material Handling Product News. He’s a 23-year publishing veteran who started out at the Pittsburgh Press as a business reporter and has spent the last 17 years in the business-to-business press. He’s been covering the logistics and supply chain markets for the past seven years. You can reach him at [email protected]

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