MHI-sponsored MODEX 2014 welcomed a record 23,000 attendees March 17-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta. Nearly 800 exhibitors showcased their products and solutions on 225,000 net square feet.
New this year, MODEX co-located with Supply Chain & Transportation USA and the Georgia Logistics Summit, creating the largest international expo of its kind held in North America. More than 100 countries and six continents were represented at this year’s expo.
In 2012, MHI launched MODEX in Atlanta in large part due to the city’s position as the business and distribution center of the Southeast. Georgia has the nation's fifth largest concentration of supply chain employment, and is home to 11,000 providers of logistics services.
“As a hub for manufacturing and logistics, Atlanta is an ideal host city for MODEX,” said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). “As MODEX continues to grow, so will Atlanta. Just this year, Atlanta is opening more than $1.5 billion in new attractions, retail developments and transit options that will keep the destination fresh for future MODEX attendees.”
MODEX is designed to showcase equipment and systems solutions to manufacturing, logistics, distribution and supply chain decision makers in attendance. This year’s expo offered 150 educational seminars on topics ranging from leading trends and best practices to equipment and technology solutions.
“When MHI launched MODEX in 2012, we thought it would be tough to beat the great Atlanta experience we had. We were wrong,” said Tom Carbott, senior vice president - exhibitions, MHI. “MODEX 2014 showed us that Atlanta’s resources and partners, including ACVB and the GWCC, raised the bar higher with outstanding support before, during and after the event. Our partners from Atlanta continue to be our secret weapon in ensuring MODEX’s success.”
Established in 1913, ACVB is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.