Meet The Ag Industry Power Panel
Panel Discussion: Mergers & Acquisitions
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 9:20 - 10:20 am
CAAR has assembled a panel of ag industry leaders from Bayer CropScience Inc., Corteva AgriScience, BASF Canada and Nutrien who have recently experienced mergers and acquisitions.
Gain insight from this power panel as they share perspectives on the evolving ag industry and the future of ag retail.
You won’t find this unique group of leaders outside the CAAR Conference, don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage the panel with your ideas and questions.
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Meet Your 2019 CAAR Conference Speakers
The 2019 CAAR Conference features an exceptional lineup of speakers and panelists, all offering their own unique and knowledgeable insight into the ever-changing ag industry and focuses on strengthening the business of ag retail. CAAR is pleased to feature:
• Lesley Kelly with the Do More Ag Foundation, for a discussion about mental health in agriculture and how changing your mindset and starting conversations can positively impact yourself, your customers, your staff and your community.
• James Cunningham, equal parts comedian and foodie, will serve up a healthy dose of laugher when he takes the stage as the evening’s entertainment following the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet.
• Graham Sherman co-owner of Tool Shed Brewing Company, nominated as Canadian Entrepreneur of the year, Sherman is sure to motivate and inspire. Speaking on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, Graham’s passion comes through in every talk.
• Dr. Sylvain Charlebois ‘The Food Professor,’ will close the conference with a keynote address focusing on business management.
Click here for more information about who's presenting at the 2019 CAAR Conference
One Month Left to Submit Nominations for the CAAR's Choice Awards
CAAR shines a spotlight on the best and brightest of the agri-retail industry during the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet, hosted at the CAAR Conference. Submit a nomination on behalf of a deserving colleague, a team member, a fellow retailer or agronomist, or even yourself!
The CAAR's Choice Awards will be presented at the 2019 CAAR Conference in Winnipeg, MB on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Fill out a nomination form before Friday, December 7, 2018 for any or all of the CAAR’s Choice Awards, and your nominee could win:
• A complimentary trip to the 2019 CAAR Conference, including transportation and accommodation;
• One CAAR Conference pass including a CAAR's Choice Awards Banquet ticket;
• A $1,000 prize to help reward your team, or donate to your community;
• National and local media coverage to help make a name for your business in 2019;
• Bragging rights in their brochures, website and ads that your team is award-winning.
Click here for more information about the CAAR's Choice Awards and to download nomination forms.
Nomination Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018.
Why You Should Attend the 2019 CAAR Conference
1. STAY INFORMED WITH INDUSTRY TRENDS AND UPDATES
From our industry update speakers to conversations on the tradeshow floor, stay informed with the current and upcoming issues affecting the ag retail industry.
2. STRENGTHEN YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS
The 2019 CAAR Conference features an exceptional lineup of speakers and panelists, all offering their own unique and knowledgeable insight into the ever-changing ag industry and focuses on strengthening the business of ag retail.
3. AFFORDABLE RATES FOR RETAILERS
This is your event! We created an agenda focused on what ag retailers need to know and offering you the lowest possible fees to ensure that your return on investment is higher than ever before, CAAR Retailer Members only pay $275*!
4. NETWORKING AND FACE-TO-FACE TIME WITH NEW AND EXISTING CUSTOMERS
Connect and build relationships with new and existing suppliers, other retailers and industry representatives on the tradeshow floor as well as at our networking events, the Roundtable Discussions, the Icebreaker Cocktail Reception and the CAAR’s Choice Awards Banquet.
5. SUPPORT YOUR INDUSTRY AND ASSOCIATION
Together, we present a unified and cohesive voice dedicated to the continuous improvement the business landscape for all of Canada’s ag retailers. There is strength in numbers, and your commitment to the industry is magnified when channeled through CAAR. Show your support and be there!
Delegate Registration is Now Open - Register Today!
Join other ag retailers, suppliers and industry experts at the 2019 CAAR Conference, hosted at the RBC Convention Centre and Delta Hotels Winnipeg from February 12 - 14, 2019.
Now in its 24th year, the 2019 CAAR Conference is the leading business conference for ag retailers and is designed specifically to bring the agriculture industry together.
Featuring an exceptional lineup of speakers and panelists, all offering their own unique and knowledgeable insight into the ever-changing ag industry and focuses on strengthening the business of ag retail, a variety of exciting networking opportunities and an exclusive look at some of the latest products and services from the industry’s leading suppliers on the tradeshow floor.
Click here to view the 2019 CAAR Conference agenda
The 2019 CAAR Conference is your conference, take advantage of this opportunity and register yourself and team today!
Check Your Mail for the Registration Guide!
The registration guide for the 2019 CAAR Conference will be included with the October issue of the Communicator and arriving in your mail this week.
Exhibitor Space Still Available - 96% Sold!
Register as an exhibitor to increase your company's visibility at the event and make it easier for attendees to find you at your booth, this is the perfect opportunity to network with ag retailers, suppliers and industry partners.
Last year the tradeshow sold out, register early to guarantee your booth space at the conference!
Click here for more information about exhibiting at the conference
Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available!
Sponsoring the CAAR Conference is designed for you to connect with the agriculture industry, enhance your sales and marketing goals and bring maximum exposure to your brand.
Become a sponsor today through sponsorship and/or donating product to the Pro-Ag Investments Auction! The earlier you sponsor, the more recognition you'll receive - extending your investment both before and after the event.
Click here for more information about Conference Sponsorship
Mark your Calendars for the 2019 CAAR Conference!
The 2019 CAAR Conference will be hosted in Winnipeg, MB from February 12 - 14, 2019 at the RBC Convention Centre and Delta Hotels Winnipeg.
Now in its 24th year, the 2019 CAAR Conference is the leading business conference for ag-retailers and is designed specifically to bring the agriculture industry together to:
- Stay informed with industry updates
- Network with new and existing customers
- Strengthen business skills
- Support the association
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.
Click here to learn more about the Pro-Ag Investments Auction
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.
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2019 CAAR Conference here:
CAAR PRO-AG INVESTMENTS AUCTION
CAAR'S CHOICE AWARDS BANQUET
PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR
As the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, Nutrien plays a critical role in Feeding the Future by helping growers to increase food production in a sustainable manner.
We'll keep innovating, because it’s essential for achieving shared success with our customers, investors and other stakeholders that rely on the long-term success of our business.
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