If you are joining us for the 2022 Marketing & Distribution Convention at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, here are a few notes to help you prepare. (If you have not yet registered, there’s still time to register and meet fellow manufacturing, marketing and supplier members! Go to Meeting.FarmEquip.org.)
Maximize Your Time: The convention brings together hundreds of representatives of companies in the specialized farm equipment industry. If there are specific people you want to meet, set up appointments as soon as possible. Don’t wait until you get to the convention to make initial contact. Use our registration list to reach out to potential business partners before the convention.
Communications Center: The Joint Industry Communications Center is located in Crystal. This is where you will want to post your contact info and find contact info for others. EMDA provides the same opportunity for its attendees. You will find that the Communications Room is a great place to network with fellow attendees of both associations.
Connect with Your Mobile Device: You can add our browser-based app to your smart phone by going to m.FarmEquip.org on your phone’s web browser. Tap the arrow box at the bottom and add it to your home screen. Here you can ask a question, access the convention schedule, attendee directory, weather, local restaurants, transportation, and the latest Shortliner newsletter.
Connect with attendees directly using the Whova app. Download, install, and sign in using your email address, LinkedIn, or Facebook. You can access the program, network with attendees, schedule meetings, plan group outings, see exhibitors and sponsors, and more. Use Meeting Code: qqibtvt51a
Access Registration Lists: You can see EMDA’s registration list at FarmEquip.org/emda and schedule meetings in advance. You will have time to meet independent reps and wholesalers during the Contact Session and Marketplace on Wednesday and networking opportunities throughout the convention.
Room Reservations: If you need to adjust your room reservation, please contact Tricia Kidd at (314) 878-2304. After Thursday, October 20, room changes should be handled directly with the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista at (407) 827-4000.
Dress Code: Attire for the fall convention is a little snazzier than the spring, but no one has been refused admittance for opting for a more casual dress code. You will see sports coats. You will see khakis. You will see pull-overs and button-downs. Because folks are often arriving at the hotel moments before the Welcome Reception, it tends to be more casual.
A Special Thanks to Convention Sponsors
The Association, like its member companies, strives to deliver the best product it can for the greatest value. In our case, one of our signature products is the Marketing & Distribution Convention. Your registration fees, of course, help offset the cost of hosting the meeting. We also have sponsors who give generously to support a speaker session, refreshment break, or welcome station. We would like to acknowledge these sponsors and invite others to join them.
Their sponsorships offer them elevated visibility among convention attendees, and they demonstrate good will, because their contributions help keep costs low for attendees. If you would like to learn about opportunities to sponsor a portion of the Marketing & Distribution Convention, go to FarmEquip.org, or call (314) 878-2304.