The inaugural AG CONNECT Expo — set for Jan. 12-15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL — will showcase the latest industry innovations, products, and technology — and offer access to leading industry experts worldwide.
Manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and producers from almost every sector of agriculture want to be globally competitive. At AG CONNECT Expo, created by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), attendees will have knowledge-sharing opportunities to better evaluate their position in the world marketplace while networking in a global environment and learning how to gain a competitive advantage.
“Agriculture today is global and dynamic,” said AEM President Dennis Slater. “Industry professionals want access to the best information and the best people possible, without boundaries. That’s why the member companies of AEM felt the perfect time to initiate AG CONNECT Expo is now.”
Education will be a key focus. In addition to showcasing a wide variety of new equipment, technology and services, AG CONNECT Expo will offer information on some of agriculture’s most important business management issues from internationally recognized speakers.
Leading agricultural companies support AG CONNECT Expo 2010, including AGCO, Case IH, John Deere, Krause, Krone, MacDon, McCormick, and New Holland. The show will also have other equipment, crop protection, seed, fertilizer, and allied industry firms on hand. Show organizers estimate that the inaugural 2010 AG CONNECT Expo will have 700 exhibitors using more than 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space, and an attendance of approximately 20,000 industry professionals. Following the 2011 show, it will become a biennial event.