MISSED #CAARcon? REGISTER TODAY TO VIEW ALL SPEAKER SESSIONS

Didn’t Attend the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference? No worries, you can still register for #CAARcon until March 5 and access our virtual event hosted on SwapCard, giving you the opportunity to watch all 23 speaker sessions and earn up to 9.5 CCA credits. 

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference, hosted last week from February 9-11, 2021 was a great success, offering valuable and informative keynote and concurrent speaker sessions and opportunities to engage and network with exhibitors and over 220 attendees.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

If you have any questions or issues with registration, please contact Lady Gabilo at the CAAR office at 204-989-9304 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED #CAARcon

The CAAR Staff and Board of Directors would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference and helped make it a successful virtual event!

Our virtual event featured informative keynote and concurrent speaker sessions, opportunities to engage with exhibitors and other attendees, and The CAAR Awards were hosted virtually, highlighting the achievements and dedication of CAAR members who serve their community and the ag retail industry.

The CAAR staff would like to recognize the work put in by the Conference Planning Committee over the past year, the conference would not have been possible without your dedication and commitment. 

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK
CAAR is looking for your feedback to help plan future events. Check your email for your post-conference survey link and share your thoughts with us while the experience is fresh in your mind. Your ideas will be shared with the Conference Planning Committee and used during the planning process for future conferences.

CAAR CONFERENCE COVERAGE
Check out the next issue of The CAAR Communicator for coverage of the 2021 Virtual CAAR conference, including event highlights, interviews with conference speakers and profiles of all five CAAR Award winners. 

SAVE THE DATE FOR FEB 2022
Make plans to join us at the 2022 CAAR Conference, hosted from Feb. 8-10, 2022. Keep your eye on The CAAR Communicator, The CAAR Network and caar.org for event details as they are released as well as request for feedback from members on the future of hosting the conference in-person, virtual or hybrid.



#CAARCON LAUNCHES TODAY AT 10:00AM CST

Join us today as we launch the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference at 10:00 am CST, that features educational keynote and concurrent sessions, valuable opportunities to connect and engage with retailers, exhibitors, and industry representatives from the agriculture industry, and resources for ag retailers to evolve and provide the best service for their customers.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON DAY ONE OF #CAARcon

Day One of #CAARcon kicks off with Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food providing opening remarks, followed by keynote speaker David Parker, who will present on how to navigate the future in the ever-changing agriculture industry.

The afternoon includes two tracks of concurrent speaker sessions that include speakers from CASA, Backswath Management, Nutrien, Cereals Canada, Fertilizer Canada, and Koch Industries who will all focus on safety awareness and regulations affecting ag retailers in Canada.

Jeff Harrison from Meyers Norris Penny will present the final speaker session on day one and discuss the federal carbon tax program, what it is intended to accomplish, how it functions, and some of the challenges that are being faced for Canadian Ag Retailers.

Networking opportunities are available throughout the day, from visiting virtual booths, participating in group discussions and live chats during speaker sessions as well as connecting with other attendees through our online platform.

We look forward to hosting a valuable and engaging event for our members and other ag retailers from across Canada.



NOT REGISTERED YET? You still have time to register! CAAR Conference registration is open until the last day of the event, Thursday, Feb. 11, make sure you register early so you don't miss out on all the live virtual sessions.

Click here to register today for the 2021 CAAR Conference!


If you have any questions or issues about your registration or our virtual platform, please contact Lady Gabilo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 204-989-9304.



#CAARCON LAUNCHES TOMORROW

With virtual attendee passes starting at $125 and the potential to earn up to 10 CEU credits, the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is great value and a must-attend event for all ag retailers.

NOT REGISTERED YET? You still have time to register! CAAR Conference registration is open until the last day of the event, Thursday, Feb. 11, make sure you register early so you don't miss out on all the live virtual sessions.

Click here to register today for the 2021 CAAR Conference!


ALREADY REGISTERED? You will receive an email today from SwapCard that includes instructions on how to access the online platform, set up your profile and pre-register for the speaker sessions to add to your personal agenda.

Please note: You can access SwapCard to update your profile but you won’t have access to view other attendees until the launch of our event at 10:00 am CST on Tuesday, February 9th.



SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT

Neil Ellis   


We're excited to announce that Neil R. Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will provide opening remarks for the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference and comments on Canada's 2021 Agriculture Direction. 

Click here to learn more about the #CAARcon agenda and speakers



THE VIRTUAL CAAR CONFERENCE IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is an interactive, online experience, providing ag retailers an opportunity to engage in educational sessions and group discussions, interact with exhibitors through 1:1 meetings and video calls, and introduce yourself to new connections, all from the comfort of your office or home.

Attendee passes are only $125 and this virtual event has been designed for you and your team to educate, engage and evolve, making this is a must-attend event for all retailers!

Click here to check out the virtual agenda and make sure to register you and your team today!


AGENDA ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is only a couple of months away and we’re excited to share the speaker lineup with you. Check out the virtual agenda and make sure to register you and your team today!

Based on feedback from our retailer members and the CAAR Conference committee, we’ve put together an exciting three-day agenda that focuses on the business of ag retail and offers insightful topics and industry updates as well as networking opportunities throughout the days.

This year the platform may be different for the CAAR Conference but the quality of speakers is still impressive, with speakers like David Parker, Scott Downey, Marty Seymour, Cami Ryan and Justin Funk, this is a must-attend event for all retailers!

Click here to check out the virtual agenda and make sure to register you and your team today!


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Register you and your team for the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference today!

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference features educational keynote and concurrent sessions, valuable opportunities to connect and engage with retailers, exhibitors, and industry representatives from the agriculture industry, and resources for ag retailers to evolve and provide the best service for their customers.

Click here to learn more about registration fees, pass types and how to register today.


WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE 2021 VIRTUAL CAAR CONFERENCE

ATTENDEES

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is an interactive, online experience, providing ag retailers an opportunity to engage in educational sessions and group discussions, interact with exhibitors through 1:1 meetings and video calls, and introduce yourself to new connections through a matchmaking algorithm that identifies the best matches and suggests who to meet, all from the comfort of your office or home.

EXHIBITORS

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference is a great platform to host your virtual booth and engage with a wider audience to showcase products and services and help drive your business forward.

The virtual booths allow for real-time interaction with attendees and options to customize your booth with your branding, include videos and downloadable resources, set up 1:1 meetings and live chat with attendees, pre-record or live-stream demos and much more.

Click here for more information about exhibiting at the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference.

REGISTER FOR THE 2021 VIRTUAL CAAR CONFERENCE


REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Mark your calendars and register for the 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference on Monday, November 30, registration is available for attendees and exhibitors.

We have simplified the registration fees for this year's event by offering attendee passes and virtual booths only. More details about the registration process will be included when online registration opens.

Virtual agenda will be announced shortly.


2021 CAAR CONFERENCE: EDUCATE. ENGAGE. EVOLVE.

The CAAR Conference is an annual three-day event, focusing on the business of ag retail and connecting the agriculture industry. In light of the on-going developments with COVID-19, CAAR has chosen to host the 2021 CAAR Conference virtually from February 9 - 11, 2021.

The 2021 Virtual CAAR Conference features educational keynote and concurrent sessions, valuable opportunities to connect and engage with retailers, exhibitors, and industry representatives from the agriculture industry, and resources for ag retailers to evolve and provide the best service for their customers.


HOST A VIRTUAL BOOTH

We understand the tradeshow is an important component of the CAAR Conference, we’re working with Swapcard to facilitate virtual networking and offer exhibitors the best opportunity to connect with all attendees during the conference and showcase your products and services and help drive your business forward through hosting a virtual booth.

Register your virtual booth at the 2021 CAAR Conference to increase your company's visibility and make it easier for attendees to find you online.

Click here to learn more about hosting a virtual booth and what's included in your registration.


THE 2021 CAAR CONFERENCE IS GOING VIRTUAL

Mark your calendars and stay connected as we launch the virtual 2021 CAAR Conference.

The health and safety of CAAR Conference attendees are of utmost importance to us, in light of the on-going developments with COVID-19, we have chosen to host the 2021 CAAR Conference virtually from February 9 - 11, 2021.

The platform may have changed, but the 2021 CAAR Conference will still offer exceptional value for all ag retailers. Focusing specifically on the business of ag retail, the virtual CAAR Conference will include informative webinars, hosted by industry speakers, and opportunities to connect with exhibitors, sponsors and other attendees, all from the comfort and safety of your home or office.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to hosting an engaging and valuable conference.

If you have any concerns or questions, please email Lisa Defoort, CAAR’s Communications & Event Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CAAR is committed to keeping you informed about COVID-19 and the 2021 CAAR Conference, all updates will be shared here on our conference section as well as on our Ag Retailer Support Page.


THE CAAR AWARDS - NOMINATE TODAY!

The CAAR Award nominations are now open! Nominate yourself, your facility, or on another retailer’s behalf for the 2021 CAAR Awards. We’ve made it easier for you to submit your nomination forms by completing your forms online.

The CAAR Awards highlight the achievements and dedication of CAAR members who serve their community and the ag retail industry. The awards celebrate excellence in various areas of retail management, agronomy, 4R nutrient stewardship, and lifetime achievements.

Click here to learn more about The CAAR Awards and submit your nominations today.


CONNECT WITH THE AG RETAIL INDUSTRY THROUGH SPONSORSHIP

Sponsoring the CAAR Conference is designed for you to connect with the agriculture industry to promote your company’s products and services and bring maximum exposure to your brand.

Receive additional sponsorship recognition through donating products to the CAAR Pro-Ag Investments Auction, 50% SRP of your auction donation counts towards sponsorship and increases your company’s benefits and exposure.

Sponsorship of the CAAR Conference includes print and digital advertising, complimentary conference passes, and logo recognition in our various communications channels - extending your investment both before and after the event. The earlier you confirm your sponsorship, the higher the benefits and ROI your company receives.

This is your chance to support the CAAR Conference and the association while receiving valuable benefits for your business.

Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities at the 2021 CAAR Conference


SAVE THE DATE: 2021 CAAR CONFERENCE
#CAARcon

Mark your calendars for February 9-11, 2021, and stay informed with CAAR Conference updates featured on caar.org, The CAAR Network, Twitter (@CdnAgRetail), as well as in the upcoming issues of The Communicator.

We welcome your feedback! If you have any suggestions for speaker topics or general conference ideas, please contact Lisa Defoort at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204.989.9313.


  

REGISTERED EXHIBITORS 

AGI
AgLink Canada
BASF Canada
Calcium Products
Farm Credit Canada
International Raw Materials Ltd.
Keg River Chemical Corp.
Marcus Construction
Meridian Manufacturing Inc.
Nutrien
Tronia Systems
Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions


CONFIRMED SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

   
 
Bayer CropScience

IRMSherritt



GOLD SPONSORS

 Farm Credit Canada

Meridian Mfg

SILVER SPONSOR

Simplot

UPL


BRONZE SPONSORS

 AgCareers



  AGTIV

alpine

 Backswath



 BrettYoung

 Cereals Canada

CF Industries

 CleanFarms

 Dale Carnegie

FertilizerCanada

 
 


 mnp
  
 
 



  

 Rabobank

SeCan

Telus Ag

TerraLink
Tronia