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Modex 2014: MHI’s young professionals network hosts networking event

The YPN group—whose mission is to provide resources and programming to professionals who wish to advance their careers in the industry—launched in January 2013.
By Sara Pearson Specter, Editor at Large
March 07, 2014

On Tuesday at Modex 2014 (March 18), MHI’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) will host a Meet and Greet networking reception in Room 302 of the Georgia World Congress Center’s Hall B. The event runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open to current and prospective members of the group, pre-registration is not required. Hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with a selection of wine and beers.

The YPN group—whose mission is to provide resources and programming to professionals who wish to advance their careers in the industry—launched in January 2013. Open to anyone in the fields of materials handling, logistics and supply chain, the group has generated a lot of interest since its inception, said Devon Birch, MHI’s director of membership and YPN coordinator.

“Since our debut, the YPN group has hosted several events—including webinars, in-person networking at MHI’s Annual Conference, and a partnership with the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) for the Emerging Leaders Conference,” says Birch. “We will be co-sponsoring the Emerging Leaders Conference again on July 31, 2014 in Chicago, as well as several other events throughout the year.”

Modex 2014 is scheduled to be held March 17-20, 2014 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Conference Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2014 coverage.

About the Author

Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC ( Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery (

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