BC2016: NAFDMA is Coming to Vancouver

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 Jump on the 31st Annual Bus to Learning
Up to 1,000 of the continent’s top farm direct marketers will be at the 2016 North American Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) convention January 31 through February 5, 2016 in Vancouver and Abbotsford. This international event returns to Canada for only the fourth time in its 31 year history. Its last Canadian destination was Grow West in Calgary in February, 2007.

More than 40% of Grow West participants said their farm income increased by over $20,000. Not bad for a three or five day investment of time that will leave you wired, tired and inspired for change.

Visit www.farmersinspired.com starting December 1 to sign up for the all-inclusive Ultimate Networkers Package and immerse yourself in five days of in-depth learning through the highly acclaimed bus tour farm visits, educational sessions, workshops and a Live Business Exchange trade show. Or choose the three day Education Program Package.

The Bus Tour for the 2016 NAFDMA Convention’s Ultimate Networkers will be a unique experience of learning and camaraderie. Pick your learning focus: retail, production, education or entertainment. Jump on your chosen bus and visit world-class farm markets and unique ag-tourism operations as they highlight their farming roots, share new ways to increase profits using the strong values of integrity and authenticity and showcase business strategies that work.

The time spent on the buses between stops is designed to help you get the most out of your touring experience. Learn about your fellow travellers during the introductions, share ideas and takeaways from the tour stops in facilitated discussions and take part in team building activities that you can bring home to build the team you need.

Granville Island is a featured visit for Ultimate Networkers. Browse the wide variety of art, craft and specialty stores. Take in the crown jewel of the Island, the Public Market, which hosts a diverse array of high quality, handmade and local products. Visit the Kids Market to gain inspiration for your own business from over 25 shops, services and activities geared toward children and their families.

NAFDMA’s educational program offers attendees the valuable knowledge of its peer-members and industry leaders through general keynote sessions, concurrent breakout sessions, and a variety of both on- and off-site workshops to help enhance your smart business practices and provide fresh ideas for continued business growth. Choose from five concurrent sessions each day that discuss the latest trends in farming, food, and fun including areas of business management, marketing, technology, and a spotlight on the tour hosts.

The Live Business Exchange at the annual convention is your face-to-face opportunity to experience in a trade show setting the innovative products and services that professionals in the industry have to offer. Finding out about new products and services to advance business back home is one of the key purposes of attending the convention.

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This information published to the web on November 30, 2015.