The MHEDA Journal - Third Quarter, 2018 - 84



2018 RECAP

ore than 600 distributors and manufacturers joined
MHEDA for the 63rd Annual MHEDA Convention in
sunny Miami, Florida, for four days of networking,
education and inspiration. This year's Convention theme
was "What's Your Vision?" and challenged attendees to
prepare for a future in an industry and business climate
that is rapidly changing.
The keynote speaker for the event was Mike Walsh, a
futurist who discussed how to design your business for the
21st Century. He posed thought-provoking questions and
shared incredible insights into what the business of tomorrow may look like. Other highlights of the event included
presentations by Brian Beaulieu from ITR Economics, who



discussed where the economy is heading in both the shortand long-term. Ken Gronbach discussed the profound demographic shifts that are looming and how your company can
profit from them. Jay Majithia and Aaron James discussed
Digital Solutions for the Material Handling Industry. And
Derreck Kayonogo, founder of the Global Soap Project,
provided the closing presentation on The Power of S.E.L.F.
that was incredibly moving and inspiring.
Several of the workshops and general sessions were
recorded and will be made available to attendees. Be sure
to join MHEDA for next year's convention at the J.W. Marriott
Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, from
May 4-8, 2019.

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