MODEX 2024 Education

Printable MODEX Schedule of Events

2024 Keynotes

All keynotes will be in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Building B, Level 5.

Monday, March 11
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Bill Seward

President, UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Join Bill Seward, President of UPS Supply Chain Solutions, for an authentic and thought-provoking discussion about leadership, strategy and excellence. Learn what Bill has to share about leading trends like nearshoring and digitization as well as lessons learned at from the front line of the supply chain landscape.

Monday, March 11
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Keynote Panel

Charting the Course for Smarter Ports

Join us for a conversation about the challenges and opportunities ports are facing in implementing emerging tech and digital platforms. You will learn how ports are utilizing tech such as digital twins, advanced analytics, IoT, AI and autonomous robotics to revolutionize their operations. You will also hear how these digital technologies are enabling ports to respond to the pressure to implement net zero to decarbonize their shipping operations.

Mitch MacDonald, Founder and Board Director, AGiLE Business Media
- Stacy Watson, Director, Economic & Industrial Development at Georgia Ports Authority
- Rob Tonissen, Director Supply, Port of Rotterdam

Tuesday, March 12
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Gerd Leonhard

CEO, The Futures Agency and Founder, The Good Future Project

As a leading voice on the dangers of unregulated "big tech," the bestselling author has built a storied reputation as the go-to thought leader when it comes to digital ethics, AI, human-centric technology, and sustainability. Join him as he discusses the impact of AI, digitization, and decarbonization on the future of supply chains.

Wednesday, March 13
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Jeremy Renner

Academy-Award-nominated Actor

Jeremy Renner is an Academy-Award-nominated actor who famously played Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Thor, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame, and Hawkeye. He also appeared in the Mission Impossible and Bourne Legacy action films. During this keynote, Renner will share his story as a superhero both on and off the screen as he tells Avenger tales and describes his miraculous recovery from a near-fatal snowplow accident that occurred while saving his nephew from the same fate. He will also discuss how, during his recovery, he launched the series Rennervations where he gives back by overhauling decommissioned public buses and trucks into custom-built vehicles for children's charities.

Wednesday, March 13
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

John Paxton


2024 Annual Industry Report

This is your opportunity to be the first to have access to this new report on the supply chain trends and digital technologies that are transforming supply chains. Wanda Johnson of Deloitte will join MHI CEO John Paxton in presenting the report findings. They will be joined by a panel of manufacturing and supply chain thought leaders to discuss the real-world significance of the report findings.

On-floor Seminars

Choose from over 150 expert-led seminars conveying a broad array of supply chain, material handling and logistics topics. Sessions are offered free to all registered show attendees.


Women in Supply Chain Forum

Monday, March 11, 2024
Georgia Ballroom Building C, Level 3

12pm - 5pm

Time Management: Seasons of Work and Life

In this interactive workshop, learn how to identify and honor their current season of work and life. You will learn how to define your current boundaries, get clarity on who you are and what you want in this season, and create boundaries that minimize distractions and discontent. This workshop comes with a digital workbook for each participant.

Shunta Grant is a woman committed to helping humans transform how they plan, schedule, work, and live! Featured by Forbes and Essence, Shunta is the founder of Best Today®, a wellness-tech company that helps customers worldwide to harness the power of proaction and intentionality to live healthier, more intentional lives.

Separate fee ($125) and registration is required for this event.


  • 12pm - 1pm: Lunch

  • 1pm - 4pm: Shunta Grant Speaker

  • 4pm - 5pm: Reception

Student Day 2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Georgia Ballroom Building C, Level 3

8am - 4pm

Join us for an interactive event for college, university, trade, technical, specialty, and high school students. The day's highlight is the guided tour of the MODEX 2024 show floor, led by industry experts, and the opportunity to meet with exhibiting companies looking for future employees and gain a real-world understanding of the products, services, and technologies that enable the supply chain. Students will walk away feeling inspired and empowered with a broader network of professionals who can support their career goals.

Register early to secure your spot. Student Day is powered by MHI, in partnership with CICMHE and MHEFI.

Register for Student Day

Who Can Attend?

Student Day is complimentary. You must be 16 years and older. Due to insurance requirements, there is a student age minimum. A faculty member is required to attend with students under the age of 18.

Travel Assistance

MHI and MHEFI will award a limited number of schools and individuals with travel grants or stipends to help offset the cost of travel to MODEX 2024. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn More

Are you an Industry Partner looking to volunteer as a Tour Guide or Exhibit Booth Stop?

Volunteer as a Tour Guide
We expect close to 400 students to attend the event this year and need at least 75 volunteers to host the guided tours from 11:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Learn more

Volunteer as an Exhibit Booth Stop
To make the tours work, we need at least 100 exhibitors to host a stop along a tour from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Learn more

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