Introduced at the 1991 Manitoba Ag Days, the ‘Agri-Marketing Centre’ is a unique concept, evolving over the years to ensure it remains relevant and beneficial to the show’s organizers and industry-users. Located in a separate room on the show site, this 2100 sq ft area provides a semi-private, business venue for: meetings; seminars; export planning; sector/market profiles; international visitors/buyers; government program access; ‘internet café’; and an exhibitor message centre.
Private industry sponsor(s) and government partners help to cost-share the centre’s day-to-day hospitality and participate in its ‘Early Bird Breakfast and Export Forum’ first featured at the 2003 event. Dialogue between participating industry experts and attendees is encouraged to explore pertinent issues facing the new and established exporter – i.e. country/region markets; trade barriers; emerging trends; etc.
‘Ag Days’ has grown to become Canada’s largest, most diverse indoor agriculturally-focused trade show with its featured Agri-Marketing Centre proven to be an effective international venue for qualified networking, as well as an export forum.