Representatives and leadership of the National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers made an important announcement related to their two trade shows. Commodity Classic and the AG Connect Expo & Summit will become one event starting in 2016. The new event will be held in New Orleans in March, 2016.
Ag Connect is owned and run by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Commodity Classic is a joint venture of the National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association. Also involved with Commodity Classic, are the affiliates of wheat growers and sorghum producers.
“We think this will take two very good shows and make them better,” said ASA’s Executive Director, Bill Schuermann. “It allows all our exhibitors, all our key industry stake holders, and farmer members a great opportunity to participate in cutting-edge, world-class show.”
Charlie O’Brien, Senior Vice President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers said, “We feel the vision of both Commodity Classic and Ag Connect experiences are consistent in the vision of the future in creating a premiere must-attend event that focuses on quality and not just quantity.”
Over the last three years, Ag Connect has grown to more than 11,000 attendees, 400 exhibitors, and 220,000 net square feet. Part of the reason for the success of this event is rooted in the Association’s fulfillment of their mission and values.