The countdown has begun – we’re less than 10 days away from the EMDA Fall Convention in Orlando. Registration numbers are looking great – very close to pre-pandemic numbers from our 2019 event in St. Louis!
Beginning with Member Presentations on Tuesday afternoon and ending with the Joint Industry Reception on Thursday evening, EMDA reps and distributors will fill their convention times with member-to-member contact; manufacturer and supplier interviews; and informative and entertaining convention programs.
Meeting and networking opportunities are the main reason attendees and exhibitors participate in the Fall Convention and EMDA strives to provide the most effective structured means to enable such interaction.
EMDA is also pleased to have two keynote speakers on hand in Orlando too.
The EMDA and FEMA Joint Opening Session on Wednesday (October 26) is designed to bring the members together to “kick-off” their conventions with a dynamic presentation that will set the tone for an intensive week of appointments and meetings.
The Joint Opening Session features Lt. Col. Kevin Sweeney presenting “Pressure Cooker Confidence”
Integrity, Commitment, Enthusiasm: They’re the attributes of great leaders, great team members and great humans. They’re also the attributes that make Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney a nationally respected and recognized expert on leadership, the value of being a great teammate, and performance under pressure. He’ll share his unique insights into leadership, teamwork, and putting yourself into position to have superior performance under pressure. Kevin’s real life story describes a combat mission during which the two engines on his left wing were totally ripped off in mid-air, in the darkness of night, while at maximum weight and on a combat mission. It is a compelling story illustrating how your team can overcome any obstacle facing them.
Immediately following Wednesday’s Joint Opening Session is EMDA’s Corporate Annual Meeting which includes the Association’s annual report to the membership and Board of Directors elections. Once the business portion of the meeting is done, we’re pleased to have Kim Schmidt, Executive Editor of Lessiter Media’s Ag Division, join us and give her perspectives on the industry.
Lessiter Media is well known as THE news source for the farm equipment industry. You won’t want to miss Kim as she shares her insights from Lessiter Media’s events, like the Dealership Minds Summit and their On The Record podcast, about the state of the industry, grower sentiment and their intentions to make large equipment purchases as well as dealers’ sales outlook for 2022 and 2023.
If you haven’t registered yet – we can still get you signed up! Registration is available at: https://emda.net/fall-convention/
See you at #EMDAorlando