Co-chair of CropConnect reflects on the sold out show

Just like that, the sixth annual CropConnect conference has come and gone. Held at Winnipeg, Man., a total of nine producer groups help put on the big show, including: the Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Corn Growers Association, Manitoba Flax Growers Association, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers, Manitoba Oat Growers Association, Manitoba Seed Growers Association, the National Sunflower Association of Canada, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association and Winter Cereals Manitoba Inc.

Co-chair for the first time, Leanne Campbell, with the Manitoba Canola Growers, says it’s unbelievable to see all the planning come to fruition.

“Once we get to day two, everything is clear sailing, it’s great to see the people taking in the sessions and really just enjoying the show,” she says.

No surprise to Campbell, this year’s conference was sold out, and she says both days had just under 1,000 people in attendance. She credits this to knowledgeable workshops and informing and captivating speakers.

Look forward, she says once the attendee survey is out she hopes those who were there this year will give them advice on what to do for next year and to offer who they would want to speak as the keynote speakers. (story continues below)

“I get the pleasure of co-chairing again for next year … I think we’re going to talk to Toronto and fix their weather for next year so that we don’t have delays for our keynote speakers … but (all kidding aside) we’ve heard so many great things, this is a new trade show layout for us this year and it’s worked amazing so I think we’ll do a lot of what we did this year the same (as next yea).”

For 2020, CropConnect will be held from February 12th to 13th. See all our coverage of the show, here.

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