Daniel McKinnon, CEM, is the Executive Vice President of Exhibitions at MHI, the global trade association representing the material handling, supply chain and logistics industry. Mr. McKinnon brings over 32 years of experience in exhibition management to MHI. His most recent role was Vice President of Global Client Solutions at FreemanXP where he focused on helping the enterprises’ customers grow their events and business.
Previously, as Vice President of Events for the Energy & Engineering Group at Access Intelligence, Daniel was charged with launching and developing several industry leading events.
In addition, Daniel worked as Vice President of Government Events at 1105 Media; he also served as Executive Vice President of Messe Frankfurt, Inc., with management and oversight responsibility for the company’s international trade shows and business development efforts in North America. He has also served as Executive Director of International Development for AmericasMart Atlanta, Inc., and was International Sales and Marketing Director at SEMCO Productions.
Daniel is a past Chairperson of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE); he served on the Board of Directors from 2012 – 2019. Daniel is also a former Chair and Director of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Board of Directors.
Daniel lives in Dallas, TX with his wife, five children, one dog and a cat. Since the MHI offices are in Charlotte, NC; Daniel commutes during the week.