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).
EMDA’s Industry Showcase is the gathering place for the industry at convention time and the Association is pleased to note that previous Showcase vendors report in their post-Showcase critiques that their booth visitors are well qualified to make purchasing decisions. More than 500 sleeping rooms are on reserve at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch hotel where owners and key managers of equipment distributing and repping firms and equipment manufacturing firms will be in-house to attend their respective EMDA or FEMA Conventions. The convention schedule is designed to enable these distributors, reps and manufacturers to interact and do business – through informal conversation, scheduled interviews and, of course, contacts made at EMDA’s Industry Showcase.
EMDA’s Industry Showcase is primarily a “table-top” show to inform potential customers about products and services. The Industry Showcase is open Thursday afternoon of convention week. Only persons who are registered for the EMDA or FEMA conventions and who are wearing their convention badges are admitted to view the Showcase. The Showcase is not open to the public.