5 Ways to Build Meaningful Connections in MHI’s Young Professionals Network

MHI understands the power of networking especially as you learn, grow, and navigate your career. That’s why we’re proud to power the MHI Young Professional Network (YPN) to help you engage and develop as future leaders of the material handling industry.

The network is open to any employee of a MHI member company or practitioner company with a supply chain title. Not sure if you’re considered a “young” professional? No worries, MHI YPN has several member categories for those both under and older than 40.

MHI YPN supports many different opportunities year-round to help you get involved in the industry, grow your skillset and make new and lasting connections. Here are five ways to build meaningful connections by participating in MHI’s Young Professionals Network:

1. Coffee Chats

Held the second Wednesday of each month, the chats are a virtual networking event aimed to bring together young professionals to discuss various topics. Grab your favorite cup of joe and enjoy a laidback and welcoming environment to catch up with your peers.

Register for YPN Coffee Chats

2. Book Club

Love a good book? Join other young professionals in a small group (virtual) setting to discuss a different book every quarter. See inspiring and thought-provoking book selections and make your own book recommendations to the group!

Register for YPN Book Club

3. Webinars

Throughout the year, YPN hosts webinars focused on professional development. With engaging and informative speakers, we have a topic for everyone. Stay tuned to see what educational webinars we have planned for you in 2024 and view webinar recordings from 2023.

4. Events

At ProMat and MODEX show, the MHI Spring Meeting and the MHI Annual Conference, YPN holds in-person networking receptions. This is your chance to meet face-to-face with you peers, catch up and enjoy a beverage or two!  See a complete list of YPN upcoming events and make plans to attend the YPN Networking event at MODEX 2024, March 11.

5. Emerging Leaders Conference

Co-Sponsored with MHEDA, this one-day leadership conference is held each summer in Chicago. Stay tuned for more information to come!

Join YPN today and take your career to the next level.