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Monday - Oct 26th, 2015
1:00pm 3:00pm Service Corporation Meeting Boardroom
Service Board Committee and invited guests

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3:00pm 5:00pm Executive Committee Meeting Boardroom
Executive Committee and invited guests

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6:00pm 10:00pm President's Reception & Board Dinner See Invitation for Details
Board, Former Presidents, Spouse, Guests

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Tuesday - Oct 27th, 2015
7:00am 7:00pm Communication Center Terrace
The place to find attendees contact information and area to have a meeting.

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7:00am 5:00pm Registration Desk Terrace
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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7:00am 5:00pm EMDA Registration Desk Terrace
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8:00am 12:00pm Board of Directors Van Horn BC
Elected Board, Former Presidents and invited Guests only.

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12:00pm 1:00pm New Member Luncheon By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only

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1:00pm 2:00pm Marketing Section Meeting Van Horn A
For entire Marketing Section. This is the Election of Officers and a planning session.

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1:00pm 2:30pm Tillage & Ground Engaging Equipment Council Empire AB
Tony Vyn is a Professor of Agronomy from Purdue University. Dr. Vyn's topic will be "New frontiers in tillage and nutrient placement systems for high yield production." Open for all to attend.

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2:00pm 4:00pm Supplier Section Board of Governors Fremont
Elected Board and invited Guests only.

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2:00pm 3:00pm EMDA New Attendee Welcome Reception Northrup
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2:45pm 4:00pm Standards Awareness Council Empire AB
The Council provides a focal point for leaders of all existing Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association Product Councils to discuss topics of common interest and share a common voice in promoting issues that affect the agricultural equipment industry.

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4:30pm 5:30pm Young Executives Reception Van Horn BC
This first-of-its-kind reception brings together members who are (or feel) 45 or younger. This is a networking opportunity designed for emerging industry leaders who want to get to know one another and the Association.

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5:30pm 7:00pm Welcome Reception Terrace
The Welcome Reception is a perfect opportunity to meet with fellow attendees, catch up on old times and meet new colleagues.

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Wednesday - Oct 28th, 2015
7:00am 5:00pm Registration Desk Terrace
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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7:00am 7:00pm Communication Center Terrace
The place to find attendees contact information and area to have a meeting.

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8:00am 9:30am Joint Industry Breakfast and Opening Session New York/Atlanta
This session is designed to bring the members together to "kick-off" their conventions.

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10:00am 11:00am FarmEquip.org/Communications Committee Meeting Fremont
Committee Members Only

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10:00am 3:30pm Spouse/Guest Tour 2 "Spa-Ception" Depart from Terrace
Enjoy a day filled with meeting up with old friends and make new ones during our guest/spouse program.

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10:30am 3:30pm Spouse/Guest Tour 1 Museum and Fountain Tour Depart from Terrace
Enjoy a day filled with meeting up with old friends and make new ones during our guest/spouse program. We will tour the Arabia Steamboat Museum and Kansas City's Fountains.

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10:30am 12:00pm EMDA Contact Session Exhibit Hall A
Designed to provide manufacturers an opportunity for a quick introductory interview with individual distributors and reps.

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10:30am 12:00pm FEMA MarketPlace Exhibit Hall A Foyer
Designed to provide manufacturers an opportunity for a quick introductory interview with individual distributors and reps.

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1:00pm 1:30pm Refreshment Break Chicago Foyer
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1:15pm 2:45pm Annual Business Meeting with Elections Chicago
This will take place in conjunction with our Distribution Panel.

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1:15pm 2:45pm Panel Discussion Chicago


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2:45pm 3:45pm Rotary Cutter Council Empire B
The Rotary Cutter Product Council discusses issues specifically affecting this segment of the ag equipment industry. At its twice-yearly meetings, the Council discusses equipment safety standards and other important topics.

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3:00pm 4:00pm Dealer Relations Chicago
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4:00pm 5:00pm Post Hole Digger Council Empire B
The Council discusses issues specifically affecting this type of farm equipment. Members will discuss equipment safety standards, industry trends, and other important information.

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4:00pm 5:00pm "How to meet the Distribution Challenges of the Next Decade" Empire A
Doug Griffin will share ideas regarding forming a retail outlet strategy that combines several short line products into a single outlet with a common sales force, common parts and warranty system, common training system, and common ag technology systems.

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5:00pm 5:15pm Election of Officers President's Sutie
Board of Directors Only

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5:00pm 7:00pm EMDA Partners Party Invite Only
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Thursday - Oct 29th, 2015
7:00am 7:00pm Communications Center Terrace
The place to find attendees contact information and area to have a meeting.

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7:00am 9:00am Joint Industry Breakfast Buffet New York
Come have breakfast with us and on us!! Find your ticket in your name badge holder. There will not be a speaker for this session.

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7:00am 5:00pm Registration Desk Terrace
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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8:00am 8:45am Education Committee Van Horn B
This committees main goal is educating our members through organizing plant tours, educational speakers at our Fall and Spring Meetings, and developing our purchasing track.

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9:00am 10:15am General Session "Protect the Harvest" Atlanta


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10:00am 3:00pm Shopping Shuttle to Plaza Depart from Lobby
A shuttle will leave every 20 minutes from the hotel lobby and take you to the Plaza.

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10:30am 11:45am Session Atlanta


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12:30pm 4:00pm EMDA's Industry Showcase Exhibit Hall A
Tabletop booth show bringing suppliers, distributors, reps and vendors together.

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3:00pm 4:00pm Membership Committee Van Horn B
A committee dedicated to serving our Membership as a whole. This committee works on member recruitment and member retention. If you would like to be a part of this committee please contact Membership Director Elaina Jackson-Elaina@FarmEquip.org

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3:00pm 4:00pm Towed Implement Council Chicago A
Council meetings attendees have the opportunity to interact with other towed implement manufacturers to discuss current issues, such as brakes, lighting and safety chains, which affect the industry.

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5:00pm 6:30pm Joint Industry Reception Terrace
A celebration of great meeting completed. This Joint Industry Reception is the perfect time to get in some last minute face-to face with attendees from both FEMA and EMDA.

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Friday - Oct 30th, 2015
7:30am 8:30am Joint Industry Coordinating Committee Van Horn A
Committee Members Only

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8:00am 12:00pm Open time for Distribution Meetings. Meeting space is available.
If you would like to schedule a meeting for this time please contact Elaina@FarmEquip.org or 314.878.2304

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8:00am 10:00am Registration Desk Terrace
The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and help with any convention questions you might have.

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8:30am 9:30am Convention/Conference Planning Session Boardroom
This is a time for the convention committee, office staff and executives to share ideas for future speakers, locations, and format.

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10:00am 1:00pm Plant Tours Depart from Terrace
We will depart from the Terrace at 9:30a for a tour of a steel mill. Touring the steel mill will just be part 1 of this tour, then you will have the option to proceed to part 2 & tour the largest tube laser in North America at a facility that is 30 mins

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