Why you need to attend the 2018 CAAR Conference - the only Canadian national conference focus on the business of agri-retail:
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 Members only pay $295!
Join other agri-retailers, suppliers and industry experts at the 2018 CAAR Conference, hosted at TCU Place in Saskatoon from February 13 - 15, 2018, featuring 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.
Exhibitor Registration - Tradeshow Floor 75% Sold!
The 2018 CAAR Conference is the perfect opportunity to showcase your business, new products and connect with customers from across Canada. Exhibition space sold out early last year and we expect a sell-out again this year – avoid disappointment by securing your booth as early as possible.
Exhibitor registration deadline: Friday, December 1st, 2017.
New in 2018, registered exhibitors will receive one ticket to the highly anticipated CAAR's Choice Awards Banquet in addition to their conference pass! Registered exhibitors at the 2018 CAAR Conference will also receive a company listing in the conference registration guide, the conference program and on caar.org, and will have an opportunity to participate in the Innovation Showdown.
For more information about exhibiting at the 2018 CAAR Conference, click here.
Registered Exhibitorsin alphabetical order
Can-Seed Equipment Ltd.
Coverco Buildings Ltd.
EMW Industrial Ltd.
FieldAlytics Solutions Canada Inc.
Glacier FarmMedia Syndication
Group Benefits Consulting of Canada
GSI / InterSystems
Hi Tech Installations Ltd.
J.R. Simplot AgriBusiness
Keg River Chemical Corp.
Meridian Manufacturing Inc.
North Star Systems Inc.
Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists
Storage Systems Construction Corp.
Stueve Canada Ltd.
The Western Producer
Tronia Systems Ltd.
ULS Industries Ltd.
Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions
Yara Belle Plaine
Yargus Manufacturing Inc.
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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One Month Left to Submit Your Application for the 2017 CAAR’s Choice Awards
Submit an application for your facility or apply on another retailer's behalf for the 2017 CAAR’s Choice Awards! Presented annually at the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet at the CAAR Conference, these awards highlight the achievements and dedication of CAAR members who serve their community and the agri-retail industry.
Recipients are presented with a prize valued at $1,000 and a complimentary trip to the 2018 CAAR Conference. CAAR is currently accepting applications for the following awards:
• Agronomist of the Year Award
Sponsored by J.R. Simplot AgriBusiness
• Retailer of the Year Award
Sponsored by Bayer CropScience Inc.
• Retailer Hall of Fame Award
Sponsored by Univar Canada
• 4R Nutrient Stewardship Agri-Retailer Award
Sponsored by Fertilizer Canada
For more information about the CAAR's Choice Awards and how to apply, click here.
Key Conference Dates
June 12, 2017:
Exhibitor Registration Open
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October 16, 2017:
Conference Registration Opens
December 1, 2017:
CAAR's Choice Awards Application Deadline
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December 1, 2017:
Exhibitor Registration Deadline
January 12, 2018:
Hotel Reservation 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!