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2018 Must-Attend Industry Events


BY: MIKE CHALMERS


As 2017 comes to a productive close, we look at what opportunities lie ahead—including those that can be found through some of the premier industry gatherings relevant to the lifting industry around the world in 2018.


No matter the size, scope, or scale of your company—or even the niche you find yourself within: crane/lifting or auxiliary services—there’s an event for you in the coming year that will no doubt give your company new tools for success. From establishing new connections to discovering new equipment to educating yourself on the latest trends and technologies, 2018 is full of expos and conferences custom-built for industry professionals just like you. Tese events bring together some of the industry’s


foremost experts and companies to provide educational sessions, products fairs, and sought-after networking opportunities. Check out the following list of upcoming events for 2018, and position your company to take part in the industry’s real-time future! As these events vary in their focus, we’ve organized them


into several groups.


• Material Handling Events focus on supply chain activity more broadly with varying degrees of crane and lifting concentration.


• Lifting and Rigging Events have a much more concentrated focus for professionals regularly engaged in lifting activity or providing rigging gear and training.


• Te Safety Event we’ve included may be of interest to anyone specifically dedicated to managing safety initiatives or training, or those seeking to learn more about that field.


• User Application Events concentrate on a specific industry where cranes, hoists and rigging may be an integral activity – up to and including the AIST Crane Symposium which is exclusively focused on crane and lifting considerations for the metal industry.


We will keep you up to date on these and other events


throughout the year. If you’re involved with or attending an event we didn’t include here, please let us know about it and we’ll glad to share that information as well.


18 DECEMBER – JANUARY 2018 INDUSTRIAL LIFTING EXCHANGE MATERIAL HANDLING EVENTS:


MODEX 2018 April 9-12 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, GA www.modexshow.com


ABOUT: Te largest supply chain expo in North and South America, MODEX 2018 will bring together the best supply chain solutions, the latest equipment and technology, and the smartest thinking in the industry. As the speed of manufacturing and supply chain operations continues to accelerate, the future of the industry and its sectors depends on today’s forward-thinking decisions. From illuminating education to next-generation technology and equipment in action, MODEX 2018 provides attendees with an unforgettable opportunity to catch a glimpse of what’s coming—and take advantage of it to futureproof their own supply chains for years to come. Powered by MHI, MODEX 2018 will allow all in attendance the chance to make new contacts, discover cutting-edge solutions, and learn how to leverage the latest productive trends from the industry’s leading providers. MODEX 2018 presents more than 100 FREE education sessions and six powerful keynotes – check out the News section in this issue for more details on speakers including Mike Rowe!


ATTENDEES: Attendees represent over 110 countries from around the world, and include professionals from every manufacturing and supply chain equipment sector and present the very latest technology.


HIGHLIGHTS: Over 800 exhibitors from industry, commerce, and government will display their supply chain solutions and innovations on the 250,000-square-foot


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