Annual Conference Track Preview: Leadership

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator | @mhi_alex

Returning to our series featuring the education tracks from Annual Conference, we’re getting close to the end. This is part five of a six part series (read the first part here). The sessions have two available tracks for each topic – a “class track” and a “lab track”. You can choose to attend only one session or grab both for added depth.

The six topics this year are:
U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics
Supply Chain Workforce
Material Handling and Supply Chain Technology
Managing Change
Marketing in the Supply Chain Industry

This week we’re focusing on Leadership. Presented Monday, October 17th, these sessions address the next generation of leaders. As the boomer generation begins to retire, companies need to transfer leadership to the rising workforce. These sessions will be presented by company leaders who have faced this challenge and come out on top.

The class track on the afternoon of the 17th will be presented by Gough Grubbs, the SVP Distribution for Stage Stores to dispense information on leadership and what that means as the business world continues to fluctuate.

The morning lab session will be facilitated by Laura Davis, President of Laura Davis Coaching, in an active session that helps participants explore different leadership skills and how to put them into practice in participant’s companies.

Annual Conference Tracks

This is Part 5 of 6 in the Annual Conference Track Preview series.

Taking place on October 17-19, 2016 in Tucson, AZ, the MHI Annual Conference focuses on key themes identified by the US Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics and the MHI 2016 Annual Industry Report. Conference participants learn how to utilize these trends and innovations and seize new opportunities that produce tangible results; additionally, they have the opportunity to participate in Product and Solutions Groups meetings that help shape the future of our industry. For more information and to register for the MHI Annual Conference, visit