MHI and Reed Exhibitions (RX) announce that MODEX and Supply Chain & Transportation USA will co-locate in 2014. Both exhibitions will be held March 17-20 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center. RX is the world's largest exhibition company and currently produces 18 events for the transportation and logistics industry around the globe including SITL Europe in Paris, France and also, Brazil, India and Thailand.
MODEX is sponsored by MHI and is the largest manufacturing and supply chain expo held in North America and South America. Supply Chain & Transportation USA by Reed Exhibitions showcases a complete range of innovative products and services dedicated to transportation, logistics, real estate and the future supply chain. The co-location will include approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibits as well as educational sessions.
The decision to co-locate MODEX and Supply Chain & Transportation USA was made for several reasons," according to George W. Prest, Chief Executive Officer for MHI. "Co-locating the two events will allow manufacturing and supply chain professionals unparalleled education and networking opportunities as well as exposure to the largest equipment and technology display of any show of its kind in North America. In today's world where agile and innovative supply chains are a necessity, the co-location is a win-win for participants and attendees."
"We are very excited to be working with MHI by co-locating Supply Chain and Transportation USA alongside MODEX," said Laurent Noel, VP of Reed Exhibitions. "The combined event creates the first US event that offers a one-stop shopping experience for supply chain executives. The event will also include free educational content designed to meet the needs of vertical industry segments."
The co-located events will be the largest international expo and conference of its kind held in the U.S and South America in 2014. Over 500 exhibitors are expected to showcase their solutions on the 230,000 net square foot show floor. Tens of thousands of supply chain professionals from over 100 countries around the globe will attend.
"In 2012, MHI launched MODEX as part of our strategic vision to provide supply chain solutions both within and beyond the four walls of an industrial facility, says Prest. "The co-location represents the next step in this process as we expand MODEX by offering attendees supply chain solutions beyond material handling and into logistics and transportation.
MHI is an international trade association that has represented the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling and logistics equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHI a strong national and international representative for the industry. 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, distribution and supply chain professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the organizer of Supply Chain & Transportation USA. They organize 500 events in 39 countries, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings, ranging across 44 industry sectors
MHI Contact: Carol Miller, MHI VP of Marketing and Communications, 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201 Charlotte, NC 28217-3992, 704-676-1190
Reed Exhibitions Contact: Marie Browne, Reed Exhibitions Director, Business Development, 383 Main Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851, 203-840-5345
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