Trade Show Talks

NEW THIS YEAR! Trade Show Talks are mini, 30-minute sessions that will take place on the Trade Show Floor. In addition to the valuable seminars offered throughout the Grainger Show, uncover new ways to drive efficiencies in your operations, all while taking costs out of your organization.

New attendees can add these Talks to their agenda during registration. Registered attendees can add these to their agenda through their email confirmation.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 10:00 am — 10:30 am (Stage 1) | Mon, February 12 at 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm (Stage 2)

Plug into Grainger’s eConnections

Presented by: Theresa Costa & Andrew Lester

Using multiple supplier tools for ordering and managing your MRO supplies is complex and inefficient. Learn how you can increase productivity in your procurement and inventory management systems. Grainger delivers seamless connectivity between our Website, Mobile App, ePro and KeepStock Platforms so you can get more done faster and easier with these productivity tools with a singular transaction experience.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 9:00 am — 9:30 am (Stage 2) | Tues, February 13 at 11:30 am — 12:00 pm (Stage 2)

Driving Productivity In Machining and Fabrication

Presented by: Mark Fine

Productivity in machining and fabrication can be a challenge. Hear about some real-world examples in which Grainger’s Metalworking team helped resolve issues and improve productivity through several operational improvements.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 10:00 am — 10:30 am (Stage 2) | Mon, February 12 at 2:00 pm — 2:30 pm (Stage 2)

How Grainger Consulting Can Help You Manage your Business Your Way

Presented by: Bob Hackeloer

Grainger Consulting Services is a team of individuals with a vast array of Maintenance Repair and Operations expertise, accredited in Lean Six Sigma, Change Management and Sustainability. Learn how you can leverage our experience to bring the latest thinking to your operations and help you become more productive in managing your MRO needs in a safe and productive manner.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 1:00 pm — 1:30 pm (Stage 2) | Tues, February 13 at 9:30 am — 10:00 am (Stage 2)

Managed MRO – A Targeted Solution For Managing Complex MRO Environments

Presented by: Eric Busch

You face business challenges every day with your indirect inventory – constraints in expertise, labor, process, and systems. Now there’s a solution for the day-to-day management of your inventory, that still allows you to maintain control. Let Grainger’s Managed MRO work for you – so you can get back to the critical things that need your attention.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 11:00 am — 11:30 am (Stage 1) | Tues, February 13 at 10:30 am — 11:00 am (Stage 1)

Rewriting the Conversation around Safety Culture

Presented by: Zach Keeton

Build on existing safety culture concepts and discuss strategies to support safe operations. We will look at safety culture from managerial and worker perspectives; values that guide safety management; and technical practices in organizations of all sizes. To reframe the conversation about safety culture, we propose a new model of the relationship between safety culture and safety outcomes, and give you actionable strategies to help move forward.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 9:00 am — 9:30 am (Stage 1) | Mon, February 12 at 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm (Stage 1)

Saving Toes Saves Money

Presented by: Grant Harbison

Employee safety comes first, and that includes foot safety. Learn how having the right elements in place can significantly impact the success and cost of a footwear program. We will debunk some of the myths associated with footwear programs, and offer insights on how to tackle many of the challenges with footwear management. You will walk away better prepared to initiate or enhance a footwear program in your facility.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 1:00 pm — 1:30 pm (Stage 1) | Tues, February 13 at 9:30 am — 10:00 am (Stage 1)

Understanding the Five Steps to Assessing Risk

Presented by: Todd Wheeler

Risk assessment is key to managing the health and safety of an organization, protecting employees, and staying compliant. Understand what can cause harm and assess if you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm. Conducting a risk assessment is not about adding paperwork, but about identifying the necessary measures to control risk in your work place. We will identify hazards or what may cause harm and who may be at risk; assess risks and actions to take; how to record the findings; and review risk assessment.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 11:00 am — 11:30 am (Stage 2) | Tues, February 13 at 10:30 am — 11:00 am (Stage 2)

Workspace Innovation in Safety and Connectivity with Stanley Black & Decker

Presented by: Don Brown, Stanley Black & Decker

Learn about how you can improve safety and be more productive with Stanley Black & Decker. Our cordless tool innovation reduces the need for extension cords, creating a safer work environment; and our new connectivity solution can help drive productivity and profitability at the jobsite or workspace. Listen to a real-world example of a large jobsite saved time and money using the DeWalt WiFi Access Point.


Date & Time: Mon, February 12 at 2:00 pm — 2:30 pm (Stage 1) | Tues, February 13 at 11:30 am — 12:00 pm (Stage 1)

OSHA Fall Protection Regulation: Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment with 3M

Presented by: Chris Coyle, 3M

The Walking Working surfaces rule was virtually rewritten last year, requiring employers to take a fresh look at how they manage their fall protection programs. Learn about the changes to the fall protection regulation, who and what it covers, the major changes, the fall protection PPE required, and timelines for compliance.



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