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2018 CAAR Conference: Insight. Focus. Growth.
Hosted at TCU Place in Saskatoon from February 13 - 15, 2018, the CAAR Conference will feature two and a half days of professional development with an exceptional lineup of speakers, an exciting variety of networking opportunities and an exclusive look at some of the latest products and services from the industry’s leading suppliers on the tradeshow floor.
The packed conference agenda will emphasize the factors that strengthen your competitive edge through insight into customer expectations; focus on relevant issues; and demonstrate how to use that information to actualize growth in yourself, your team and your business.
Click here to view the full 2018 CAAR Conference agenda
Why You Need to Attend the 2018 CAAR Conference:
1. Support your Industry and Association - Your Attendance at the CAAR Conference Matters!
CAAR’s success is only possible with your ongoing support through membership and participation. Together, we present a unified and cohesive voice dedicated to the continuous improvement the business landscape for all of Canada’s agri-retailers. There is strength in numbers, and your commitment to the agri-retail industry is magnified when channeled through CAAR. Show your support and be there!
2. Keep Current with Industry Trends and Updates
From our industry update speakers to conversations on the tradeshow floor, stay informed with the relevant and upcoming issues as well as industry trends in the Ag industry.
3. Networking and Face-to-Face Time
Connect and build relationships with new and existing suppliers on the tradeshow floor and at our networking events, the Icebreaker Cocktail Reception and the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet.
4. Strengthen Your Skills
The CAAR Conference speakers, including Donald Cooper our keynote speaker, will emphasize on the factors that strengthen your competitive edge through insight into customer expectations and demonstrate how to use that information to actualize growth in yourself, your team and your business.
5. Affordable Rates for Retailers
This is your event! Your representative association, CAAR, is channeling its efforts to encourage your attendance. We created a program customized to what agri-retailers need to know and are offering you the lowest possible fees to ensure that your return on investment is higher than ever before, CAAR Retailer Members only pay $295!
NEW FOR 2018 - More Affordable Rates for Retailers at the 2018 CAAR Conference
CAAR has introduced new pricing for the 2018 CAAR Conference, ensuring all CAAR members have access to the lowest possible rates!
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Stock up on Your Agri-Retail Essentials at the Pro-Ag Investments Auction
Hosted on the tradeshow floor on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 3:00 - 4:30pm, the Pro-Ag Investments Auction is an entertaining fundraiser hosted by our auctioneers Dallas Baillie and Sheldon Matsalla, and thanks to our generous donors, we have a great variety of quality goods and services available at the auction for bidding on.
Click here to view the list of items available at the auction
By bidding on the items, you are supporting the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments, which funds important causes such as: agricultural scholarships, industry initiatives, CAAR’s advocacy efforts and program development.
Exhibitor Registration is now Closed
Thank you to all of the exhibitors who registered for the 2018 CAAR Conference! For more information about who's exhibiting at the 2018 CAAR Conference, click here.
Key Conference Dates
December 1, 2017:
Exhibitor Registration Deadline
January 12, 2018:
Hotel Reservation Deadline
January 26, 2018:
Conference Registration Deadline
2018 CAAR Conference Sponsors
Click here to learn More About Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2018 CAAR Conference
Thank you to our current sponsors, with their support CAAR is able to host a valuable, educational and successful Conference!