Canada’s Farm Show organizers are pleased with this year’s event
Another edition of Canada‘s Farm Show at REAL (Regina Exhibition Association Ltd ) District is officially in the books.
Exhibitors began removing their equipment after what organizers called a very successful event.
Kirk Westgard, the new vice president of agriculture for REAL, said attendance and interest in the show was exceptional, with day one attendance up 18% from 2019 levels.
“Not only am I happy, but we’ve spoken to a lot of exhibitors and they seem very happy with what’s going on. I think we now have a setup, all indoors, that’s going to have something to build on. and move forward with it.”
Teardown is underway as exhibitors continue to remove equipment and bring it home.
For anyone involved in the agriculture industry, the Canadian Farm Show is a key place to do business.
This year, visitors and buyers from over 55 countries attended the event to view the latest agricultural equipment and technologies.
He said there was a ton of business at the show with lots of closed-door meetings that would likely turn into sales.
Officials believe sales for the week will be on par with the $100-300 million in sales we typically see at the show.
The REAL team is analyzing the numbers, reviewing sales information and attendance figures with plans to release official numbers next week.
Westgard says as this year’s event is coming to an end, they are looking at what they can do for 2023.
“We always intend to do better and continually increase and try to improve what we do. We have this layout and this show that we’re going to keep moving forward with, it’s great.”
The 2022 show marked the first in-person event for the Canadian Agricultural Show since 2019.