Add another farm show to the calendar. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (www.aem.org
) announces they will start a new event in the world of farm machinery.
The first AG CONNECT Expo will be held January 12 to 15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center
in Orlando, Fla. It will be modeled after their successful CONEXPO event, which is always held in Las Vegas.
Don’t pack your tolerance for losing to the house, but do pack your Mickey Mouse ears.
The show will become a biannual event after being held in back-to-back years 2010 and 2011.
This show has been tossed around with AEM for some time. Exhibitors will include machinery companies in support of AG CONNECT Expo 2010, which include AGCO, Case IH, John Deere, Krause, Krone, MacDon, McCormick and New Holland. But don’t think the show will just be iron. Other equipment, crop protection, seed, fertilizer and allied industry firms will also take part in the event.
AEM estimates 700 exhibitors using more than 250,000 net square feet of exhibit space, and an attendance of approximately 20,000 industry professionals.
(held every other year in Germany) attracts 340,000 visitors from 36 countries.
The National Farm Machinery Show
(held every year in Louisville, Ky.) has 1.3 million sq. ft. of exhibit space for 850 exhibitors and attracts 309,000 attendees.