Making the Most of the Supply Summit & Showcase

The Supply Summit is a mere two weeks away and we’re expecting 200 executives for the meeting and 46 spouses and guests. The Supplier Showcase includes 55 booths and is an outstanding opportunity to form new partnerships and strengthen existing ones. You can find the complete list of supplier exhibitors at If you’ve already registered—and we have your email address—you’ll receive an email from us this week that covers housekeeping matters.

“Members tell us that one of the greatest benefits of membership is the opportunity to talk with industry colleagues,” said Association President Ben Hellbush. “Some members come to the Summit for the educational sessions and others for the networking potential. Either way, it’s an opportunity to gain new perspectives and return home energized and ready to solve problems.”

If you are joining us for the 2023 Supply Summit, here are a few last minute tips to help you prepare. If you have not yet registered, there’s still time to register and network with fellow manufacturers, suppliers and marketing members! Go to

Maximize Your Time: The Summit 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. To view the complete list of attendees, check out

Get Involved: The Association is always looking for members to serve on standing committees such as communications, education, membership, etc. These committees will meet at the Summit on Wednesday, March 22. If you are interested in attending one of these meetings or would like to find out more information, contact Matt Rice, Membership Director, at (314) 878-2304.

Registration/Name Badges: The convention registration desk will be on the 1st floor of Hotel Effie near the hotel lobby. Association staff will be at the desk the entirety of the Summit to answer any questions you may have. A badge is required to attend any convention meetings, sessions or social activities. Some events require a ticket, which you will find inside your badge holder.

Connect with Your Mobile Device: Be sure to add our browser-based app to your smart phone by going to 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, session locations, registration list, attendee directory, weather, local restaurants/attractions, transportation, and the latest Shortliner newsletter.
Room Reservations: If you need to adjust your room reservation, please contact Tricia Kidd at (314) 878-2304. After Thursday, March 16, room changes should be handled directly with Hotel Effie in Sandestin at (855) 434-1908.

Spouses/Guests: Meeting attendees are more than welcome to bring a spouse/guest to take part in convention events, general sessions, breakouts, social activities and a special event planned just for them on Wednesday, March 22. There’s plenty of things to do in Sandestin, and the hotel is centrally located and is within walking distance of the Village of Baytowne Wharf which features an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries and nightlife.

Dress Code: Attire for the spring Summit is business casual, especially since we’re at a resort this year. You may see a few folks in jackets and ties, but most will be a little more casual in khakis and pullovers. Please feel free to wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident. And, if you are wondering — shorts are acceptable at the social functions.