Modex 2014: Get access to Supply Chain & Transportation and the Georgia Logistics Summit

Maximize your time with two shows in one hall, plus Georgia Logistics Summit upstairs
By Sara Pearson Specter, Editor at Large
January 27, 2014 - MMH Editorial

Your Modex 2014 registration not only gives you access to the 180,000 square feet of exhibits, educational sessions and keynotes in The Georgia World Congress Center’s Hall B, it also grants you access to the first-ever Supply Chain & Transportation USA Exhibition & Conference (SCT).

Exhibits are grouped into four solution centers: transportation, logistics, industrial real estate and the future of supply chain. The latest advances and integrated solutions for transporting goods will be showcased.

SCT exhibitors can be found in the same hall as Modex exhibitors, to the left of the main entrance to the show. Both shows run concurrently, Monday through Thursday, and share identical hours: today through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More information about the show is at

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Georgia Logistics Summit’s annual event will be co-located at Modex 2014, upstairs in the Georgia World Congress Center’s Hall B. The event requires separate, paid registration (

Starting at 9:30 a.m. with check-in and registration, Tuesday’s morning session includes a panel discussion of international business experts from India, Mexico and Japan who will share insights on partnerships and possibilities in global logistics. The afternoon showcases Georgia’s manufacturing companies, and a keynote panel reviewing the latest economic growth and expansion developments in the state. The day concludes with a networking reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, a continental breakfast buffet starts at 7:30 a.m. Summit attendees will hear updates on the state’s transportation developments in ports, rail, trucking and air cargo. This will be followed by a series of concurrent breakout sessions featuring 15 speakers from private industry discussing imports, exports and domestic logistics. Wednesday’s lunch keynote features Kevin Jones, Walmart’s vice president of inbound transportation. A final series of breakout sessions (from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) concludes the event, with experts predicting future supply chain developments.

Modex 2014 is scheduled to be held March 17-20, 2014 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Conference Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2014 coverage.


About the Author

Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC ( Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery (

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