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ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES FEB. 1 - REGISTER TODAY!

Onsite Registration Available

Online registration is now closed but you're still able to join us at the 2019 CAAR Conference! 

We're offering onsite registration throughout the conference, which runs from Tuesday, Feb. 12 to Thursday, Feb. 14 at the RBC Convention Centre and Delta Hotels Winnipeg.

Click here for more information about onsite registration pricing


Plan Your Purchasing for the Auction!

The 2019 CAAR Conference features the highly anticipated Pro-Ag Investments Auction, CAAR’s annual fundraiser, hosted on the tradeshow floor from 1:30 - 3:00pm on Wednesday, Feb 13.

Join us at the live auction that includes a variety of quality products and services donated and is a fun and exciting atmosphere for attendees to interact and purchase some great items.

Click here to view the items available for bidding on at the auction


Interested in donating a product? There's still time!
Contact Lisa Defoort at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your auction donation before Monday, Jan 28 and be included in the auction guide and also receive recognition at the event.


Last Chance to Book Your Room at the Host Hotel


Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2019.

CAAR is pleased to be hosting the 2019 CAAR Conference at the RBC Convention Centre and has arranged special rates at the Delta Hotels Winnipeg located across the street and also connected via skywalk.

Please support your association by booking your stay within the host hotel room blocks. Conference hotel rates are available for three days prior to and following the event. If you would like to extend your stay in Winnipeg and take advantage of these spectacular rates, please contact the hotels directly to make the booking.

Rates start at $159/night with attached parkade parking at $15/night. To receive these rates either click the link below to book your room online or call the Marriott Reservations Department at 1-844-294-7309. Please identify yourself as part of the ‘2019 CAAR Conference’ or the ‘Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers’ group.

Click here to book your room at the Delta Hotels Winnipeg


Stay Informed from our Industry Update Speakers

Industry Updates
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 9:10 - 9:40 am

Stay informed from our three industry reps discussing the current and upcoming issues in fertilizer, crop protection and seed and the impact it will have on the ag-retail industry.

Click here for more information about the 2019 CAAR Conference Speakers


Exhibitor Registration is Closed - Register as a Delegate Today!

Exhibitor registration is now closed and the tradeshow floor is sold out! You can still register as a delegate and take advantage of the many valuable networking opportunities and informative speaker sessions at the 2019 CAAR Conference in Winnipeg.

Click here to see who's exhibiting at the 2019 CAAR Conference


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.

Click here for more information about the 2019 CAAR Conference Speakers


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*!
*Earlybird pricing


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!

Click here to register for the 2019 CAAR Conference


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.

Featuring the complete conference agenda, registration and accommodation information and what to expect from the event and conference speakers, the registration guide has everything you need to know about the ag business event of the year! Delegate registration opens on Monday, October 15th.

Click here to view the digital version of the 2019 CAAR Conference Registration Guide.

 

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

Click here to find out more information about the host hotel and to book your room


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.

 

Find more details about the
2019 CAAR Conference here:

CONFERENCE AGENDA
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
REGISTRATION FEES
EXHIBITING INFORMATION
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
CAAR PRO-AG INVESTMENTS AUCTION
CAAR'S CHOICE AWARDS BANQUET
HOTEL ACCOMODATION

2019 CAAR Conference Attendee List

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Click here to view the current attendee list


Please note: This list only includes attendees who have consented for their names to be visible on this list.





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2018 CAAR Conference





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