7 MHI Member Benefits to Look Forward to in 2020

Welcome to 2020! It’s a new year and that means new opportunities to advance your company’s success, grow professionally and experience new things. MHI has many resources prepared to help you tackle 2020 including several events and educational resources dedicated to MHI members. Here’s a quick overview of highlights you can look forward to and take advantage of this year.


MHI Spring Meetings

April 26-29, 2020 | The Westin | Charlotte, NC

The MHI 2020 Spring Meetings offer Product and Solutions Groups the opportunity to network with their peers and learn from industry experts. This is an unsurpassed opportunity for you to stay at the forefront of the supply chain and material handling industry by engaging with like-minded professionals in your product category. Typical Product Group activities also include industry statistics collection, standards development, technical publications and more.

Emerging Leaders Conference

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020  | Loews Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

The Emerging Leaders Conference is designed for young leaders in Material Handling and occurs every year right in the heart of Chicago. This year the conference is bringing new speakers and new interactive sessions designed to give valuable leadership advice and provide exciting networking opportunities. Don’t miss the hottest event of the summer!

MHI Annual Conference

October 11-14-2020
Walt Disney World | Swan and Dolphin | Orlando, FL

The MHI Annual Conference is a thought leadership event for manufacturing, material handling and supply chain professionals that focuses on the digital supply chain equipment and technology, leading trends and best practices to be explored in the 2020 MHI Annual Industry Report. Join 600+ of your peers for unbeatable networking opportunities and learning experiences that will give you the tools you need to elevate your supply chain success.

Women in Industry Conference
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Thursday, November 5, 2020 | Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, IL

The Women In Industry Conference is a professional development event dedicated to Women who are working in the supply chain and material handling industry. The conference offers perspective on careers, life and challenges attendees to define their idea of success. This one-day event will allow attendees to gain leadership insight, unlock their personal best and meet other women who also work in material handling.

Market Intelligence


The MHI Business Activity Index (BAI) captures monthly changes in material handling business dynamics including new orders, shipments, exports, inventories, and more. The report is available to MHI Members at no cost and is an effective tool to gage the economy and help you make informed business decisions.

Market Forecast by Prestige Economics

MHEM Quarterly Webinar: Members of MHI are invited every quarter for a Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) webinar by Jason Schenker, President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics. In these series of webinars, Jason Schenker provides an outlook for economic forces and market trends that impact the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry.

MHEM Forecast:

This comprehensive forecast of Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) is released each quarter and looks 12 to 18 months forward to anticipate changes in the material handling and logistics marketplace. The 50+ page forecast includes:

– Content presented in the Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing (MHEM) Segment Brief, plus
– Economic Cycle Analysis
– Leading Indicator Analysis
– Economic Commentary and Forecasts
– Capital Spending Analysis and Summary
– MHEM Forecast – Domestic, Imports, Exports, Consumption

This report is provided at no cost to MHI members and is an important tool to help you futureproof your supply chain.

Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics offers insight to MHI members at the macroeconomic level and offers in-depth analysis of 12 industry sectors. Reports include industry forecasts, weekly economic briefing and commodity price forecast. Learn more about how you can take advantage of these economic reports tailored specifically to MHI Members.

MHI aims to provide opportunities and exposure that are second to none. If you are already an MHI member we hope you will take advantage of these resources and exciting events this year. If you are not a member, we’d love to have you join and become an important part of the MHI community including 800 pioneers and leading manufacturers in material handling, supply chain and logistics.

Looking to join MHI? Contact Alan Primack, Director of Membership at MHI.