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2023 MHEDA Convention & Exhibitor Showcase

MHEDA Convention logoYour team is the heartbeat of your organization. No matter how sleek, modern or powerful your equipment or systems appear, they are fueled by humans. Beautiful, messy, imperfect humans.

We are working in an uncertain era of employee fatigue, mental health issues and low morale due to current pressures in and out of the workplace. Are you providing support when and where needed?

As leaders, it is our job to listen, react and plan for a positive and productive work environment.

MHEDA invites you to join us April 29 – May 3 in Nashville for the 2023 Convention, “The Human Factor.” We’ve designed a program to help the material handling business community gain insight on how to better lead during disruption, burnout, supply chain challenges and inflation.

Take a few days to learn from experts who can help you dig through what is impacting the modern workforce, then gain practical strategies you can use to help move your team forward, in harmony.

Beyond the speakers, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Exhibitor Showcase, where you can learn about the latest material handling products and services. The Showcase provides a personal networking experience where you can meet face-to-face with suppliers who are there to support and connect with MHEDA distributor Members.

This will be MHEDA’s first-ever convention in fun and lively Nashville! We planned a number of tours around the city where you can enjoy the unique local flavor and energy.

Register now for MHEDA’s 2023 Annual Convention, April 29 – May 3. We look forward to seeing you and providing you with a memorable and productive convention experience! Read more details below or visit our website

Learn from 14 Education Sessions, Based on Material Handling Business Trends

MHEDA is proud to present you with the opportunity to choose from 14 education sessions at the Convention. Topics are based on the 2023 Material Handling Business Trends, developed by MHEDA’s Executive Committee.

I Love It Here! How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave

Emmy Award-Winner, Author, Drummer and Workforce Expert Clint Pulver demonstrates the ground-breaking WHY of mentorship over old-school management techniques and HOW every employee is just one caring person away from a phenomenal success story.

Thrive: Turning Uncertainty into Your Competitive Advantage

Meridith Elliot Powell, Hall of Fame Speaker and Author, will provide you with innovative strategies you need to redefine disruption and turn uncertainty into your competitive advantage.

Economic Outlook

The US and Global economies are going through turbulent times with inflation, interest rates fluctuations and labor shortages. MHEDA’s favorite economist Brian Beaulieu from ITR Economics provides a look at data-driven analysis of economic trends and offers practical advice.

Demography is Destiny: A Simple Science that Shapes our Future

Listen to expert Demographer Ken Gronbach on how a tsunami of opportunity is headed right for you and why you should formulate business strategies for success based on demographic facts.

Succession Planning: A Success Story

Transferring a business can be a very complex, timely, costly, and just plain old exhausting process.  Father and son team, Dr. Bart Basi and Roman Basi will present steps to create a Succession Plan.

Anti to Ally: A Story of Personal Transformation 

Former Marine, Speaker, and Author Joe Gerstandt distills insights applicable toward leadership, behavior change, culture change, and more effectively creating inclusive spaces and places.

Digital Strategy Roadmapping: Building a Perpetually Successful Process

Technologist Scott Klososky will help you learn a four-step model for developing a true market driven digital strategy roadmap that leads to winning market share and improving profitability.

Mastering the Emotional Energy of Leadership

Given the deteriorating levels of mental health, managing our emotional energy is more important than ever. Don Phin, Founder of HR That Works, will share strategies to help address our mental health challenges and those of the people around us. 

The Impact of Inflation and What MHEDA Members Can Do About It

A myriad of economic nightmares including a global pandemic, supply chain issues, and labor shortages sparked the flame that led to a wildfire of growth in inflation. Dr. Bart Basi, Attorney/CPA, will discuss inflation challenges in the material handling industry and how you can face those challenges.

Inclusion by Design

Former Marine, Speaker and Author Joe Gerstandt brings a powerful and actionable new clarity to the concept of inclusion, what it is, why it matters, and how it happens. You will leave equipped to contribute to a more inclusive culture.

Digital Wellbeing: Keeping Your Teams on the Healthy Side of Technology

Scott Klososky, Technologist, will provide new information to identify and improve the digital fatigue that is growing in the business world. 

Hiring and Retaining Employees in this Crazy Economy

Don Phin, Founder of HR That Works, will share strategies, insights, and plenty of take-home tools you can put to immediate use, including how to decide who to hire, employee referrals programs that work and how to calculate the true costs of employee turnover.

Leaders Leading Leaders

In a passionate, insightful, and humorous way MHEDA Member John Wieland, CEO of MH Equipment, shares some of his memorable leadership hits and misses – and how that helped shape his ability to lead, keep, and reward leaders.

You in The Driver’s Seat: Strategies to Put You In Control Of Your Life and Career

Business Growth Expert Meridith Elliott Powell will share the secrets every female professional needs to know to advance their career, build their skills and become the leader that organizations strive to promote and keep.  Note, this session is presented at the Women in Industry Breakfast. 

Visit 90+ Booths at the Exhibitor Showcase 

Enjoy walking through the Exhibitor Showcase, where you can learn about the latest material handling products and services.

Build Your Network at the Exhibitor Showcase

The Showcase provides a personal networking experience where you can meet face to face with suppliers who are there to support and connect with MHEDA distributor and integrator members. It’s also a fun environment! Win door prizes and enjoy complimentary food and drinks in the sponsored cafés.

Happy Hour – Keep the Networking Going!

MHEDA will bring together convention attendees for a bonus hour of networking, food, give-aways and more! The Happy Hour will take place in the same ballroom as the Exhibitor Showcase.

Enjoyable Networking Opportunities

MHEDA Convention attendees will enjoy many fun networking events, including local tours, golf tournament, exciting parties and spouse/guest programs.

Local Nashville Fun

Nashville is the place to be for live music, authentic Southern eats, and a rocking good time no matter where you go. MHEDA’s 2023 Convention puts you in the heart of it all, with a Broadway location within walking distance. We are offering four fun local activities for you: Bike Tour of Nashville; Tour of the Grand Ole Opry; Golf Tournament at Ted Rhodes Golf Course; and a Goo Goo Candy Making Class!

Memorable Parties

Relax and enjoy good food and great conversation with your industry peers at MHEDA’s Opening and Closing Parties. The Convention opens with an interactive welcome event at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville and will close with a night of live music featuring a popular local band.

Give Back Event

Help the local Nashville community when you participate in the MHEDA Give Back event. Great way to feel good while networking with your peers.

Located Steps from the Heart of Nashville  

MHEDA’s 2023 Convention will take place at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Nashville, located steps from the action of downtown Nashville.

Grand Hyatt Nashville

The hotel features one of the highest outdoor rooftop bars in Music City, a spa, and seven food and beverage experiences. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the outdoor rooftop pool, or lounge on the sundeck featuring panoramic views of Broadway and downtown Nashville. Both are located on the fifth-floor lifestyle level along with the fitness center and spa.

Register Today!

MHEDA looks forward to welcoming the Material Handling business community to Nashville, April 29 – May 3, 2023 to discuss and learn more about “The Human Factor.” Complete event details are available on our website If you have any questions, please contact us at 847-680-3500 or email .

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