Connect with Marketers

This Association was founded nearly 70 years ago to host this annual event, which creates opportunities for farm equipment manufacturers to find new links in the supply chain and get their equipment in front of farmers.

This Association, in partnership with the Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association, brings together manufacturers, independent reps. EMDA expects more than 70 percent of its members to join the meeting in Orlando in October.

See who’s attending from EMDA, and schedule your meetings today. Calendars fill quickly!

Check out these opportunities to connect with distributors.


This event hosted by our Association is 10:30 am to noon Wednesday. Members of the marketing associate section will staff exhibit booths with information about the territories they cover and services they offer. Manufacturers will visit the MarketPlace looking for distribution partners.Marketing members receive exhibit space as part of their meeting registration. You need only request the space, which includes a 6-foot table and two chairs. The MarketPlace is positioned to maximize participation from manufacturers. It is adjacent to the Contact Session.

Contact Session

EMDA sponsors this session, which is designed to offer opportunities for quick introductions between manufacturers, wholesalers, and independent reps. It is also 10:30 am to noon Wednesday. Consider it a starting point for scheduling appointments with distributors later in the week.

Independently Scheduled Meetings

The convention schedule is structured in a fashion that allows time for individual meetings, and the hotel in St. Louis offers abundant out-of-the-traffic spaces to meet. You are encouraged to monitor the registration list on this web site and schedule appointments in advance.  

Networking Opportunities

This Association and EMDA host three sessions together: a speaker session on Wednesday, a breakfast on Thursday, and a closing reception, also on Thursday. Of course, we cannot overstate the value of the simple “hello” in the hallways. Members from both associations cross paths every day.