10/02/2012 - 04:00 am

MHEDA Plans 2012 Annual Convention for Miami Beach

Following the theme, “Re-Imagine Your Business,” the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) will hold its 57th Annual Convention from May 5-9, 2012, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Fla. The convention provides material handling equipment professionals the opportunity to spend four days learning, networking, and discovering resources for their company.

The convention will have 21 presentations, a three-hour Exhibitors’ Showcase, networking roundtable sessions facilitated by industry leaders, organized tours of local attractions, and more.

The presentations will address critical issues affecting the material handling community, including the economy, business branding, financial trends, social media, winning new business, banking relationships, customer service automation, and more.

During the event, a tabletop tradeshow featuring over 80 companies that provide goods and services to meet customers’ needs will take place. The Exhibitors’ Showcase will take place Mon., May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Showcase exhibitors and attendees will have the opportunity to reconnect at the end of the day with a happy hour reception, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

In order to give convention attendees the opportunity to discuss a variety of timely issues in a structured, facilitated format, the convention will have networking roundtable sessions that will take place on Mon., May 7 from 2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Organized local activities will include a speed boat tour, tour of the historic Villa Vizcaya, and a golf tournament at the Miami Beach Golf Club.

Convention registration for MHEDA members is $1,295; $1.695 for non-members. This includes admittance to the presentations, roundtable discussions, Exhibitors’ Showcase, three breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, and a happy hour networking reception.

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