The Supply Summit & Showcase is an educational and professional development conference that acknowledges much of what members learn comes from conversations in social settings. So, we plan for fun.
Each Summit comes together in partnership with the Supplier Board of Governors, who host the networking opportunities and think creatively about new ways to engage. Here’s what’s in store in Albuquerque.
Attendees gather as a complete group for the first time at the Welcome Party and Dinner in the evening Wednesday. Feel free to arrive casually dressed. This is a travel day for many, and others will have spent it at the golf course or shooting range.
First-time attendees are invited to join Association leadership for a pre-reception to get to know one another and ask questions about the Summit, the Association, and membership.
University of New Mexico’s Championship Course has been named by Golf Digest as one of the top 25 public courses in the country. It is a 7,248-yard, par 72 course.
Attendees pay $120 to golf and more to rent clubs. If you need to rent clubs, please let the Association know in advance.
The golf course prefers that golfers wear shirts with collars; jeans and shorts are OK. The Association will provide transportation. See who’s signed up to golf at FarmEquip.org.
Albuquerque Trap Club offers eight trap fields, 50 clay targets, and 12- or 20-gauge ammunition.
The club has a limited number of guns available to rent. Attendees who bring their own are allowed to store them in their rooms at the Albuquerque Hyatt. If you plan to bring your own shotgun, please contact the office at (314) 878-2304, or email Tricia at Tkidd@FarmEquip.org.
Participants pay $99 to shoot. The club will provide ear and eye protection as well as shells. The Association will provide transportation and lunch.
See who has signed up for the trap shoot, or sign up yourself, at FarmEquip.org.
Thursday is a long day for Summit attendees. Start yours with the shot of energy that comes from a little fresh air, a brisk walk, conversation with others in the industry, and a continental breakfast. Participants receive a t-shirt. There is no additional cost.
Albuquerque has unveiled a new entertainment complex that developers believe is the first of its kind in the nation, and members of this Association will be among the first to raise their glasses in it during the Summit’s fifth annual exploration of nightlife, otherwise known as “the crawl.”
Developers literally raised the roof on this former Sports Authority and invested more than $12 million to transform it into an under-one-roof entertainment venue.
Participants in the crawl will socialize at Draft Day Sports Bar, The Lobby Bar, and Uptown Funk Dueling Piano Bar. (For members who were on the crawl in 2017, you were part of an especially memorable stop at a piano bar in Little Rock. We have been looking for another ever since.)
Attendees pay $25, which includes transportation and a t-shirt. The t-shirt entitles you to happy-hour prices all night.
Ax Throwing (Pre-Summit)
In its pursuit of hosting fresh and fun networking events for members, the Supplier Board of Governors has organized an ax-throwing event for early arrivals in Albuquerque. The group invites you to ABQ Ax on Monday.
(About the timing of this event, the Association is always striving for the right balance when it schedules conventions. Everyone’s expectations are different. So, in the spirit of trying new things and preserving time-tested favorites, we have stretched the schedule this year to test interest in this trend.)
To join ax-throwing, call the Association at (314) 878-2304, or send an email to TKidd@FarmEquip.org.
Because this event is outside the classic Summit schedule and organized independently, details such as cost will be handled separately.