MHEDA Plans 2012 Annual Convention In Miami Beach

Convention highlights include twenty-one presentations (more than ever offered before), three-hour Exhibitors' Showcase, networking roundtables and organized tours ...

Vernon Hills, IL, -The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) will present its 57" Annual Convention, May 5-9, 2012 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida. The Convention provides material handling equipment professionals the opportunity to spend four days learning, networking and discovering resources for their company. This year's theme is "Re-Imagine Your Business."

Convention highlights include twenty-one presentations (more than ever offered before), three-hour Exhibitors' Showcase, networking roundtables session facilitated by industry leaders, organized tours of local attractions and more.

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

During the convention, MHEDA is hosting an Exhibitors' Showcase. This event is a tabletop tradeshow featuring over 80 companies that provide goods and services to meet customers' needs. The showcase will take place Monday, May 8th from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Showcase exhibitors and attendees will have the opportunity to re-connect at the end of the day with
a happy hour reception, from 4:00 p.m. -5:OO p.m.

The Networking Roundtable Session will take place on Monday, May 7th from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This session will give convention attendees the opportunity to discuss a variety of timely issues in a structured, facilitated format.

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 21 presentations, rohndtable discussions, Exhibitors' Showcase, three breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners and a Happy Hour Networking Reception.

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling equipment distributor. For more information on this program and other MHEDA programs, visit www.mheda.org.

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