Mark your calendars for November 4-7 and register today —
Registration material for the EMDA Fall Convention and Industry Showcase was emailed to all members on Friday, August 1 , and was also posted to the EMDA web site. Information about the Fall Convention (including two copies of the Appointment Book), will be mailed to all EMDA members in the next couple of weeks.
Beginning with the Joint Opening Session on Wednesday morning 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.
As you’ll see on the Schedule_at_a_Glance, most attendees should plan to arrive on Tuesday, November 4. Main departure day is Friday, November 7. As a reminder, the Group rate at the Rio hotel is $99 per night – and all reservations need to be made through EMDA. A couple of weeks ago, several members said they had been contacted with offer for reservations at a “discounted rate of $210” — this is a scam — see related post that was sent to all members on July 21.
As usual, there are a limited number of suites available at the Rio Hotel and they’ll be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call me if you wish to reserve a suite.
Registration is also open for EMDA’s Industry Showcase. A half-day show-and-tell opportunity for manufacturers and marketers of goods and services of interest to distributors, reps and manufacturers of farm equipment and related products, EMDA’s Industry Showcase is a highlight during the concurrent conventions of the Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association (EMDA) and the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA).
If you can’t locate something you need, you can always call the EMDA office or shoot me an email. We look forward to seeing you this fall in Las Vegas.