Mike Rowe and Speakers from Coca-Cola, MIT and Caterpillar will headline 2015 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference

Mike Rowe, from CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It and formerly of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, will be a headliner at the MHI 2015 Executive Summit & Annual Conference, October 4-7 in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

The 2015 MHI Executive Summit will kick off this year’s event with a half-day of sessions followed by the Annual Conference. All sessions will focus on innovations that are transforming traditional supply chains into next generation models.

Executive Summit Keynote Speakers:
Patrick Murzyn, Global Purchasing Director at Caterpillar, Inc.
David, Simchi-Levi, Professor & Co-Director-Leaders for Global Operations, MIT
Lora Cecere, Founder & CEO, Supply Chain Insights
David Roberts, GSP Director, Singularity University

Annual Conference Keynote Speakers:
Mike Rowe, CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do it
David Butler, VP of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Coca-Cola
Paul Dittman, Executive Director of the University of Tennessee Global Supply Chain Institute
Jason Schenker, President, Prestige Economics

The content of this year’s event was developed to address innovations that were examined in the recently published MHI 2015 Annual Industry Report and US Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics. In addition to the keynotes, the conference will include 10 panel sessions covering topics that include omnichannel fulfillment, automation, information systems and the supply chain workforce.

“We are excited to announce this line-up of speakers,” said George Prest, CEO of MHI. “They each bring a unique message and outlook to support this year’s theme of transforming global supply chains.”

For the first time, MHI is opening up attendance for this conference to non-MHI members. “The goal is to bring the industry (members and non-members) together to collaborate and develop into a growing community that shares knowledge and addresses current and future manufacturing and supply chain challenges and opportunities,” added Prest. First-time attendees to the conference receive complimentary admission – a $1,000 value.

For more information and registration regarding the 2015 MHI Executive Summit & Annual Conference, non-members should visit mhi.org/annual2015 and members should visit mhi.org/fall2015.