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Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association convention

January 22, 2009 – The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) will present its 54th Annual Convention, May 2-6, 2009 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California. The Convention provides material handling equipment professionals the opportunity to spend four days learning, networking and discovering resources on “Powerful Positioning” for their company.

Convention highlights include fifteen presentations, three-hour Exhibitors’ Showcase, networking roundtable session facilitated by industry leaders, organized tours of local attractions and more.

The presentations will address critical issues impacting the material handling community, including: profitability, keys to sales success, credit and collections, negotiations, pricing optimization, website optimization, professional relationships, customer service, customer loyalty, and economic trends.

The Exhibitors’ Showcase is a tabletop tradeshow that features over 90 companies that provide goods and services to meet customers’ needs. This event will take place Monday, May 4th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Showcase will re-open once again for a Happy Hour reception from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., allowing for more networking.

The Networking Roundtable Session will take place on Monday, May 4th from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This session will give convention attendees the opportunity to discuss a variety of timely issues in a structured, facilitated format.

Organized local tours will include a jeep tour of the San Andreas Fault, aerial tram of Palm Springs, tour of the Living Desert, and a golf tournament at the JW Marriott.

Convention registration for Members is $995 before February 2nd and $1,195 after. Non-Member registration is $1,695.

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling equipment distributor.
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