Panel Built's 2020 Trade Show Lineup!


UPDATE: 4/22/2020

Due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, many of the tradeshows Panel Built, Inc. looked forward to attending this calendar year have been canceled.  While we were able to attend the MODEX 2020 show in Atlanta & the World of Modular event in Orlando, Panel Built's remaining lineup has been mostly cancelled or moved online.  So far, MHEDA's annual convention has been canceled, as well as GSA's FAST 2020 Conference. The Society of American Military Engineer's JETC has turned into a virtual conference which will be located online.  And, at the current time, the Global Security Exchange 2020 is proceeding as scheduled. 

With a new year comes a new lineup of tradeshows at which Panel Built will be presenting! As with every year, in 2020, we are looking to reach out and make a connection with a variety of companies in a variety of different industries. This year, we will be presenting at trade shows aimed at... material handling, manufacturing, construction, physical security, and more!

One of our main goals this year is to help not only build new connections through networking at these events but to also make face-to-face contact, strengthening the connection with our partners around the world. Because Panel Built offers products across a variety of different industries, we aim to familiarize all the professionals that stop by the booth of our vast product lines, no matter what trade show they may happen to find us.

So, in this post, we'll go over some of the fantastic trade shows that Panel Built, Inc. will be attending this calendar year with a short summary of the trade show's purpose and which of our staff will be attending.


MODEX 2020

Booth 7035

When: March 9-12, 2020

Where: Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, Georgia

Who: Dave Arnold, Beth Satterfield, Nathaniel Otto, various Panel Built salespeople throughout the show

Coming every two years to Atlanta, Georgia, MODEX is one of the number one events in all of manufacturing and supply chain.  MODEX attracts 30,000 attendees across a broad range of industries looking for new products and solutions to integrate into their companies and facilities.  Going into the event, attendees can look forward to seeing over 940 different exhibitors, each of whom offers unique solutions, products, and software at the forefront of their industry.  

In addition to the show, MODEX offers 100+ educational seminars and 150+ expert-lead sessions on the show floor. Every event, MODEX presents elite keynote speakers, focusing on leadership, technology, and what's next for the Material Handling Industry.  This year, once again, MODEX has pulled out all the stops with their keynotes, featuring: US Ambassador Nikki Haley, Founder & CEO of EMOTIV, Tan Le, CEO of MHI, George W. Prest, & historic father and son football duo, Archie & Peyton Manning

2020 World of Modular

Booth 113

When: March 9-12, 2020

Where: Orlando, Florida

Who: Lee Baenninger, Trey Thomas

This 37th annual gathering is the Modular Building Institute's premier event for modular construction professionals with hundreds in attendance annually.  The World of Modular, or WOM, provides attendees with a place to network, discuss issues within the industry, show off new products, receive awards, and learn from the industry's leading experts.  Featuring Founder of Travelocity, Terry Jones, Economist Anirban Bsau, and McKinsey & Company's Steffen Fuchs, WOM's keynote speakers offer insight into the world of modular construction and the future of the economy as a whole.  Additionally, WOM offers nearly 40 different breakout sessions with leaders from across a variety of industries.  And, just like MHEDA's event, this year's World of Modular takes place just a stone's throw away from the wonderful world of Disney.

Every year, the Modular Building Institute hosts their Awards of Distinction at their World of Modular event.  The Awards of Distinction recognize the greatest modular construction projects from the previous year.  From permanent to relocatable projects, the awards focus on modular construction projects in practically any sector including hospitality, education, healthcare, workforce housing, commercial offices, retail, special use, and more! 

GSA Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Conference

Booth 1740

When: April 14-16, 2020

Where: Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA

Who: Steve Grzesik, Beth Satterfield, Julie McPherson

GSA's Federal Acquisition Service Training Conference is one of the methods that the US General Services Administration uses to educate its acquisition professionals. FAST 2020 will deliver over 180 individual training courses in which attendees to mix and match via custom course schedules.  The FAST conference also presents the most recent innovations in government acquisition with hands-on training.  

In 2020, FAST exhibitors look to engage and network with over 3000 federal contracting professionals face-to-face.  The event caters to all government agencies involved with acquisition with the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Veterans Affairs as the top three in attendance.  Of these attendees, over a third of them serve in a management or executive type position in their department while another third serve in either an operational or technical aspect.   Ultimately, the FAST Conference presents a great opportunity for both government purchasers and sellers to learn and become more familiar with the latest from GSA. 


2020 MHEDA Convention & Exhibitor Showcase

Booth 102

When: May 2-6, 2020

Where: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida

Who: Adam McPherson, Julie McPherson, Josh McPherson, Isaiah McPherson

MHEDA's annual event is hosted in Orlando, Florida, featuring a variety of events, tours, networking sessions, and even a golf tournament. This year's showcase centers around providing the necessary tools, expertise, and insight  for each attendee to create their own magic within their organizations. The keynote speaker for the Convention & Showcase is world-renowned CEO, entrepreneur, and magician, Vinh Giang. Further speaking sessions center on the importance of Cybersecurity, the Power of Purpose, and Economic Challenges and Changes. As with every year, MHEDA's event aims to ensure you have all of the knowledge necessary to have a leg-up on your competition. And, last but not least, you get to get the chance to sneak over to Disney while you're there.

The Society of American Military Engineer's JETC

Booth 232

When: May 27-29, 2020

Where: Washington D.C.

Who: Steve Grzesik, Trey Thomas, Scott Spangenberg, Beth Satterfield

The Society of American Military Engineer's Joint Engineering Training Conference and Expo will be a new show for Panel Built in 2020! SAME, now in its 100th year, operates to support and strengthen the United States' military engineers by providing them with a variety of tools and opportunities to better their craft and increase their knowledge.  And their JETC is a gleaming example of that. JETC offers education, training, and general sessions to keep "keep you at the top of your game." 

However, the conference also offers plenty of time for amusement and networking.  JETC features its very own Society Ball where attendees from across the globe can dine, dance, and network amongst each other.  Included in the Ball is their Awards Galla which recognizes their leading members across the public and private architecture, engineering, and construction industries.


GSX (Global Security Exchange) 2020

Booth 3668

When: September 21-23, 2020

Where: Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, Georgia

Who: Steve Grzesik, Beth Satterfield, Scott Spangenberg

The Global Security Exchange is the premier event and trade show for security professionals all across the globe. GSX is hosted annually by ASIS international the "world’s largest association for security management professionals and is the globally recognized leader for education, networking, and information resources."

Security is a growing concern for companies, governments, and people all across the globe, and GSX serves as a platform to delivers the industry's cutting edge products and companies with prospective buyers, company executives, and potential security industry partners. GSX promotes companies ranging from cyber to operational to physical security to customers in both the public and private sectors. Additionally, GSX provides learning experiences and networking events to keep attendees at the frontier of the security world.

In 2020, Panel Built aims to continue to promote our diverse line of products at the forefront of our industries' trade-shows.  Each year, we find ourselves meeting more and more industry professionals that we are able to work with on projects, developing partnerships to last long into the future.  At each of our tradeshows, we aim to present you with all new and exciting developments with us from the previous year: our big projects, new products, and maybe even what we're working on next... So, even if you stopped by next year, we hope you stop by and see us again.  We promise to show you something new and exciting we've been working on, and at the very least, we can send you home with some gifts or goodies. 

If you have any questions about our upcoming trade-shows, or any of Panel Built and our products in general, give us a call at 800.636.3873, send us an email to, or just let us know in the LiveChat feature in the bottom-right of our page.  We're more than happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have!