Modex 2012: MHIA announces attendee profile

Registrants' strong buying plans over the next 18 months are a positive sign of economic growth for material handling, supply chain and logistics industry, according to the Material Handling Industry of America.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
February 01, 2012 - MMH Editorial

Modex 2012 attendees are registering in strong numbers for the event to be held February 6-9 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center, according to the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA), the organization sponsoring the show. When attendees register, they are asked to answer a variety of demographic questions indicating their industry, buying authority and buying plans. Below are some highlights from current Modex attendee demographics.

  • 52% are corporate or senior management

  • 26% are middle management

  • 85% have buying power

  • 63% buy for distribution centers,

  • 50% buy for warehouses supporting manufacturing

  • 49% buy for a manufacturing facility

  • 29% plan on spending over $1 million over the next 18 months

  • 80% are coming to see new products

  • 62% are coming to network and learn.

These statistics are an early indication that the economic recovery is strengthening for material handling, supply chain and logistics as manufacturing, wholesale and retail industries are planning increased capital expenditures over the next 18 months.

Modex 2012 is scheduled to be held February 6-9, 2012 in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete Modex 2012 coverage.

 



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