MODEX 2014 saw a record 23,000 attendees Mar. 17-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta. On 225,000 net square feet, roughly 800 exhibitors displayed their products and solutions.
Creating the largest international expo of its kind, MODEX co-located with Supply Chain & Transportation USA and the Georgia Logistics Summit and was held in North America. Six continents and over 100 countries were depicted at this year’s expo.
Due to the city’s position as the business and distribution center of the Southeast, MHI launched MODEX in Atlanta in 2012. Home to 11,000 providers of logistics services, Georgia has the nation’s fifth largest concentration of supply chain employment.
“As a hub for manufacturing and logistics, Atlanta is an ideal host city for MODEX,” said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB). “As MODEX continues to grow, so will Atlanta. Just this year, Atlanta is opening more than $1.5 billion in new attractions, retail developments and transit options that will keep the destination fresh for future MODEX attendees.”
Modex is created to display equipment and systems solutions to attending logistics, manufacturing, distribution and supply chain decision makers. This year’s expo offered 150 educational seminars on topics varying from top trends and best practices to equipment and technology solutions.
“When MHI launched MODEX in 2012, we thought it would be tough to beat the great Atlanta experience we had. We were wrong,” said Tom Carbott, senior vice president – exhibitions, MHI. “MODEX 2014 showed us that Atlanta’s resources and partners, including ACVB and the GWCC, raised the bar higher with outstanding support before, during and after the event. Our partners from Atlanta continue to be our secret weapon in ensuring MODEX’s success.”
AVCB is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1913 created to positively impact the Atlanta economy through tourism and conventions.