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MHI appoints McKinnon as Executive VP of Exhibitions and Events


US material handling, logistics and supply chain association, MHI, has named Daniel McKinnon, CEM its Executive Vice-President of Exhibitions and Events.

McKinnon brings over 27 years of experience in show management to MHI. His most recent role was Vice-President of Global Client Solutions at FreemanXP where he focused on helping their enterprises’ customers grow their events and business.

McKinnon also previously worked as Vice-President of Events for the Energy & Engineering Group at Access Intelligence, where he was charged with launching and developing several leading events, including Electric Power, Clean Gulf, Shale Envirosafe, Cheminnovations, and the LDC Forums.

McKinnon is also the immediate Past Chairman for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Board of Directors and a member of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Board of Directors.

“Daniel is committed to the exhibitions and events industry and will leverage his extensive experience and skill set to drive growth and deeper engagement at our ProMat and MODEX events,” said George W. Prest, MHI’s Chief Executive Officer. “His experience will be a tremendous asset to MHI as we continue to expand our trade events and promote the benefits of face-to-face interaction in our industry.”

“I’m honoured to be joining MHI at this critical time of rapid growth and development,” added McKinnon. “I look forward to working closely with MHI team and our members to add value and further the MHI mission.”

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