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The Manitoba Ag Days Innovation Showcase
Manitoba Ag Days is a premier agricultural trade show with success attributed to keeping the show current, relevant and informative. Exhibitors displaying new technology, innovations or products should be recognized for their contributions to our industry. Manitoba Ag Days would like to promote and feature these advancements as enhancements to our show and ultimately the producers who use them on their farming operations. We hope exhibitors will want to launch their new innovations at Canada’s Largest Indoor Farm Show. Exhibitors may opt to pay a fee of $300 to participate in this feature (in addition to their regular display fees). Manitoba Ag Days will provide the exhibitor with Signage to be used at the show which will include the year and the Ag Days logo. Exhibitors participating in this feature will also receive a special 1/8 of a page listing in the show guide as well as on the Manitoba Ag Days website. Media really enjoys featuring this feature of our show and we love to showcase new innovations. All entries that qualify will be considered for judging for the Best Innovation in each category!
In order to qualify for this feature the new innovation must be approved by Manitoba Ag Days Innovation Committee. To participate exhibitors will need to check the appropriate area on the exhibitor entry form during registration and submit their payment by the payment deadline. A description and picture of the innovation must accompany the entry form. To qualify the product must be unique and new to the Manitoba market. A priority will be placed on innovations that are unique or significantly different from products that are currently available in the marketplace. We will only be accepting a maximum of 32 entries into the Innovation Program in 2020. Manitoba Ag Days will make the final determination as to which products qualify for the Innovation Showcase Feature. The entry fee will be refunded if the product fails to qualify.
There will be 7 categories in our Innovation Showcase. Prize money will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place in each category. *
1) Agronomics: Awarded to the company that has developed a new technology that improves crop production including innovation in genetics, pesticide application (non-mechanical), and the process of producing a crop.
2) Animal and Livestock: Awarded to the company that has a new technology that assists in the health and well-being of livestock animals.
3) Agriculture Equipment: Awarded to the company that has developed a new equipment concept or technology that assists farmers and agriculture professionals with farming application.
4) Agribusiness Services: Awarded to the company that has developed a new technology that assists farmers and agriculture professionals with the management of their farm business and clients.
5) Ag Tech: Awarded to the company that has developed a new concept or technology that assists farmers and agriculture professionals with farming applications.
6) Farm Safety: Awarded to the company that has developed a new product that assists farmers and agriculture professionals with safety being of the utmost importance.
7) Farm Built Solutions: Awarded to the exhibitor that has developed a concept or technology that assists farmers and agriculture professionals with farming applications. We are looking for the grassroot inventions in this category. If you like to tinker in your shop, garage or yard and have created something useful and progressive, we want you to be a feature of our show.
* If a category does not have any applicants on any given year then there will be no prize money awarded to that particular category in that year.
Payment of display space is due immediately upon approval of application. Payments not received in full by November 1st will be considered delinquent and forfeiture of space may result and space will be reassigned. Cancellations must be received at the Manitoba Ag Days office in writing. Refunds will be issued (minus a $200.00 administrative fee) if cancellation is received prior to November 1st. If the Exhibitor cancels after November 1st, no refund of the display space fee will be issued.
The Exhibitor must have sufficient public liability insurance extended to cover participation in the Show. The Exhibitor shall obtain and maintain in force for the period beginning with the move-in and ending after the move-out of the Keystone Centre, third party public liability insurance in an amount of not less than One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence, and shall designate Manitoba Ag Days Inc. as an additional insured under such insurance. A certificate of said insurance must be delivered to Manitoba Ag Days Inc. immediately upon approval or within one month of the show dates, failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the Exhibitor’s display space.
Booth Space in our show includes back draping and side arm draping. All other display services (rental of tables, chairs, carpet, etc.) are available from Central Display. A copy of their order form and more information is available here.
Equipment Space in our show is an assigned square footage of open space with no draping, carpet or amenities. Equipment Space is designated for exhibitors that are bringing in large equipment and taking full advantage of the door height and door width in their assigned space. Exhibitors that are capable of displaying in booth space will be asked to forfeit their equipment space in order for us to bring more large equipment into our show. Equipment Exhibitors looking to book display services (rental of tables, chairs, carpet, etc.) can contact Central Display. A copy of their order form and more information is available here.
As in past years, exhibitors will have the option of buying advertising in the Manitoba Ag Days show guide which is circulated in the Western Producer and the Manitoba Co-operator throughout Western Canada about three weeks prior to the show. Rate Card from Western Producer.
Exhibitors also have the option of purchasing advertising display space on the Keystone Centre’s large digital outdoor sign located at the main entrance on 18th Street. Your ad would run for a two week period leading up to and covering the show dates. For more information visit Keystone Centre Advertising or call 204-726-3503. There are a limited number of ad spaces available so we suggest booking early.
We are pleased to announce Shippam & Associates are the Official Promotional Product Supplier of Manitoba Ag Days 2020. Whether you are looking for something specific, traditional promotional products, fun items, or just browsing for ideas you can easily search for some of the hottest items on the market at Shippam & Associates.
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Please report to show office upon arrival at the Keystone Centre and you will be directed to your booth/display location and provided with your name tags and important show information. The Show Office is located in Salon A in the Main Street Hallway of the Keystone Centre.
You can log into your account to view pertinent information regarding move in, move out and your booth location. If you are having issues accessing your information on our exhibitor portal please contact the Ag Days office at 204-866-4400. It is imperative that every exhibitor move in according to their scheduled move in time. If you need to alter your move in or move out time please coordinate this with the Ag Days Management team prior to the show.
January 18th, 19th, 20th, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Displays must be staffed during advertised hours, as listed above; otherwise, participation in future shows will be reviewed.
Move-out will take place AFTER the RED AISLE CARPET has been rolled out of the way or approximately 5:15 p.m. on the final day of the show, and from 8:00 a.m. to noon the following day.
Please note: Machinery exhibits in the Enns Brothers, Kinsmen and Main Arena floors as well as the exhibits in the Brandon Curling Club and the Hitching Ring MUST BE removed by 9:00 p.m. on the final day of the show.
High Speed Wireless Internet is included for exhibitors during the show. If you require a secured internet line we suggest you order your own internet during the show. To order hard wired service please fill out the form Keystone Centre Broadband Internet Services on-line application form. Order forms MUST BE received by the Keystone Centre 2 week prior to the event. The Drop Dead Deadline for the 2020 Show will be January 7th, 2022.