With two weeks to go before the kickoff of fall convention, we expect total participation to approach 390 people.
That includes Association executives, members of the Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association (EMDA), spouses and guests, and speakers.
“It is fluid,” Executive Vice President Vernon Schmidt said. “We have a few folks still registering and a few folks who are bumping into conflicts at home and changing their plans to attend. We see a dip in attendance among our Canadian members, which we understand, but of course their presence will be missed.”
To break down the numbers a bit more, our Association expects about 250 executives. EMDA expects 80. As we anticipated, attendance is not as robust as pre-pandemic years, but it is stronger than our Supply Summit in Kansas City, which is when we dipped our toe into a return to normal.
“There is a certain energy that comes with a crowded room, and our attendance in Oklahoma City is robust enough to create that energy,” Schmidt said. “Beyond that, what we want for our members is a good experience—opportunities to do business, learn, and gain greater perspective on what’s happening in the industry. I am confident that attendees who want that experience will find it.”
If you need to adjust a room reservation, please contact Tricia Kidd at (314) 878-2304. After Friday, Oct. 29, room changes should be handled directly with the Omni Oklahoma City.
Learn more about what’s in store in Oklahoma City at FarmEquip.org