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Unique Opportunity to Reach Ag Retailers

The 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo will be held November 27-29 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. This premier event for leaders in the agricultural retail industry provides three cost-effective days of unparalleled access to the key decision-makers in the market for the products and services you sell.

Spend Three Days with Key Decision Makers

Generate leads, build relationships and create future sales by spending time with quality buyers at the 2018 ARA Conference & Expo. The conference devotes almost seven hours to the exhibit hall and offers substantial sponsorship options.  Last year’s exhibit hall featured more than 80 exhibitors and reached more than 700 attendees. Don’t miss your opportunity to be among the 2018 ARA Exhibitors.

Reserve Your Booth

We are very excited to announce new initiatives in 2018 for exhibitors and sponsors!

  • The Exhibit Hall will include an additional two hours of exhibit hall time for dedicated meetings with your key contacts. 
  • ARA will be utilizing an online platform to disseminate the Exhibitor Prospectus and allow you to choose your booth in real time!
  • This online platform will also enable you to electronically submit your company’s information as an ARA Exhibitor.

Booth selection is now open. Click here for the booth selection and application site.  You will receive a confirmation email on submission of the application.

New sponsorship opportunities are available in 2018! With an added two hours of exhibit hall time, this is a great opportunity to increase your company's exposure at the conference. Sponsorship does not include exhibit hall fee. Learn more about sponsorship.

Questions? Contact Anne Egan, ARA Exhibit Management Exhibits@aradc.org

Exhibit Hall Information

  • The exhibit hall will be located in the Grand Ballroom of the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
  • An Exhibit Service Kit from Exhibit Services with rental order forms will be sent in August to the primary contact for exhibitor coordination listed on the contract.
  • A certificate of insurance naming the Agricultural Retailers Association as additional insured with policy date through Nov. 30, 2018, is due to the ARA exhibit management office by Oct. 16, 2018. All exhibitors and display houses must provide this for trade show admittance.

Included with your Exhibit Booth

  • Each booth is 8' deep x 10' wide.
  • Features standard booth equipment of aluminum construction with draped 8’ high back wall and two draped 3’ high side dividers.
  • One identification sign.
  • Company listing in the ARA Conference & Expo Guide, if contract and payment are received by Aug. 15, 2018.
  • Company listing in on-site conference program and mobile app
  • One complimentary registration per booth. Additional personnel may register at the appropriate conference rate. Exhibit personnel must wear an ARA official name badge to enter expo hall and for admission to all ARA Conference & Expo events.
  • One set of pre-registered attendee labels if requested directly from the ARA office by Oct. 17, 2018.

Registration and Hotel Information

ARA will have a room block at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Rooms will be available on a first come, first served basis until Monday, November 5, 2018.

Single/Double rates range from $165.00 to $265.00 plus tax, per night. Rates include the resort fee which provides the following amenities: roundtrip porterage and bellman gratuities, wireless internet in guest rooms and public space, local 800 and domestic long distance phone calls, beach umbrellas at the Boca Beach Club, special fitness center classes, and unlimited driving range usage and golf club storage. Click here to make a reservation online.

If you have a special request or would like to book your accommodations by phone, please call the Reservations Department at 1-800-WALDORF before November 5, 2018. Please mention you're attending the ARA Conference and Expo.  

Each exhibitor will receive one complimentary conference registration per booth space. You will be able to register your complimentary attendee on the booth reservation site when you select your booth. Registration access information will also be included for your use to register additional personnel as conference attendees. 

Please note: In prior years, exhibitors have been contacted by third-party vendors claiming to manage conference housing. This is a scam. You will be contacted directly by ARA when housing opens. 


Exhibitor Rates

Standard Booth 
Member $1,250
Non-member $1,750

Premium Booth 
Corners, entrances, etc. as marked on floorplan
Member $1,500
Non-member $2,200 

Join today!

Exhibit Hall Hours

Located in the Grand Ballroom directly across from the General Session (Royal Palm Ballroom)

Tuesday, November 27

7 a.m.–4:30 p.m.: Exhibitor Set Up

4:30–6:30 p.m.: Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 28

7:00–8:15 a.m.: Breakfast

12:00–1:30 p.m.: Lunch

 3:30 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Soft Opening

5–6:30 p.m.: Networking Reception

Thursday, November 29

6:45–7:45 a.m.: Breakfast

8 a.m.: Exhibitor Tear-down


ARA Exhibit Manager
Anne Egan 
Email: Exhibits@aradc.org
Phone: (571) 244-2345

Membership / Sponsorship Questions?

Donnie Taylor
Vice President of Membership & Corporate Relations
Agricultural Retailers Association
Email: Dtaylor@aradc.org
Phone: (202) 457-0825

Payment & Cancellation

Payment must be received in full with signed contract before space is assigned. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to the ARA Exhibit Management office by September 24, 2018, to be issued a 50 percent refund. If space is cancelled after this date, said payment will be forfeited.

Diamond Sponsors
BASF Bayer CoBank Corteva


Platinum Sponsors
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Gold Sponsors
AGI_Yargus.bmp   Valent 
Silver Sponsors
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Aqua_Yield.png CHS_Logo.jpg El Dorado Chemical Company

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Bronze Sponsors
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