Thank you for making the 2018 CAAR Conference a great success!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, attendees and planning committee members who helped make the 2018 CAAR Conference a successful event! We could not have done this without you.
Because of your contributions, CAAR was able to craft and execute a conference lineup that provided valuable insight for everyone in attendance. Our informative speakers addressed a wide variety of industry and business challenges; including changes in regulations, developments in technology and reinforcing relationships with customers to be considered a trusted advisor.
In between the professional development, fun events like the Icebreaker Cocktail Reception, CAAR’s Pro-Ag Investments Auction and CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet gave everyone the chance to unwind and socialize with fellow attendees. Closing out the awards banquet, comedian Dave Hemstad had the audience laughing uproariously as he poked fun at relationship dynamics, childhood stories and more.
And of course, no conference would be complete without great exhibitors on the tradeshow floor showcasing the new and exciting products and services available to agri-retailers.
It was truly a pleasure for the staff and board members of CAAR to connect with so many members of our industry. Thank you all for an amazing conference, and we’ll see you next year in Winnipeg, MB from February 12-14, 2019!
Thank you for your Support at the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction
Hosted on the tradeshow floor at the 2018 CAAR Conference, the Pro-Ag Investments Auction was an entertaining fundraiser hosted by our auctioneers Dallas Baillie and Sheldon Matsalla. Thanks to our generous donors and bidders, we raised just over $102,000!
Proceeds of the Pro-Ag Investments Auction are utilized for a diverse range of initiatives that enhance and strengthen the Canadian agriculture industry. The auction contributes upwards of 10% of CAAR’s annual revenue budget and is the only non-dues revenue stream making it a critical fundraiser for CAAR operations and maintains fees for membership, conference and training.
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2018 CAAR Conference: Insight. Focus. Growth.
Hosted at TCU Place in Saskatoon from February 13 - 15, 2018, the CAAR Conference featured 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 emphasized on the factors that strengthens 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.
Why You Need to Attend the 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 represent 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 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!
2018 CAAR Conference Sponsors
Thank you to our 2018 CAAR Conference sponsors, with their support CAAR was able to host a valuable, educational and successful Conference!