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2019 Industry Conference

Are you prepared to Navigate the future of the agriculture industry? The Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2019 Industry Conference will help you chart your course by providing invaluable education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals. 

 

Event Details

  • Date: January 31 - February 1, 2019
  • Welcome Reception: January 30, 2019
  • Location: Columbus Marriott Northwest; 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017

Agenda

Click here to download the 2019 Industry Conference agenda. Updated 12-10-18.

Registration 

Click here to register for the 2019 Industry Conference. Registration rates are as follows:

  • Full Conference: 
    • Member: $275 ($350 after Jan. 15)
    • Non­-Member: $425 ($500 after Jan. 15)
  • Single Day – Jan. 31:
    • Member: $195 ($215 after Jan. 15)
    • Non-Member: $250 ($275 after Jan. 15)
    • Industry Reception/Dinner-Only: $75 (member and non-member)
  • Single Day - Feb. 1:
    • Member: $135 ($150 after Jan. 15)
    • Non-Member: $150 ($200 after Jan. 15)

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior (Jan. 16, 2019) to the event to be eligible for a full refund. No refunds will be issued after that date. No shows will be invoiced. 

Accommodations

Hotel accommodations for the Columbus Marriott Northwest can be made online (click here) or by calling (888) 801-­7133 and using the code “Ohio AgriBusiness Association.” The OABA hotel block reservation deadline is Jan. 15, 2019.

Industry Dinner Keynote Speaker

Thomas A. Balzer - Ohio Trucking Association

BalzarspeakercropThe Ohio AgriBusiness Association is pleased to welcome Thomas A. Balzer of the Ohio Trucking Association as the Industry Dinner keynote speaker at the upcoming 2019 OABA Industry Conference.

Balzer has built a career of turning around stagnant nonprofit organizations by doing things differently, never accepting the status quo and, just like a four-year-old, he is always asking "why?" He currently serves as the president and CEO of OTA, where he has increased the association’s assets by 516 percent in just five years. In his keynote, Balzer will explore leadership lessons learned through a most unconventional method, titled “Leadership Lessons I Learned by Being a Couch Potato.”

 

Get AMP'T!

Offered on Jan. 30 - before the 2019 Industry Conference begins - the Advancing Modern Professionals for Tomorrow Program will help prepare emerging leaders to take the next step in their professional careers. This year’s topic is Manufacturing Engagement: How to Keep Your Talent from Becoming Theirs, presented by Lisa Ryan of Grategy. 

This AMP’T session will also feature an hour round table with Chris Henney, OABA President and CEO, to discuss current issues in the agriculture industry and seek ideas and input for the association and needs of the industry.

Click here to learn more. (NOTE: This program is an additional opportunity offered before the 2019 Industry Conference and requires separate registration. Visit the link for more details)

 

Sponsorships 

Click here to download the OABA Industry Conference Sponsor form. Please submit the form and a high-resolution logo to nwallace@oaba.net to OABA by December 14, 2018 to be included in event promotional materials.

Conference Sponsorship – Your Pledge = $1500

  • Promoted throughout the conference, including on-site event signage and conference screens in the main room
  • Company name or logo in event promotional and recap materials, including website, newsletter, program and event app

Program Book and Digital Application Sponsorship – Your Pledge = $1000 – ONLY 1 SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE

  • Presented as sponsor with all application information, including application instructions via email and conference screens
  • Company name or logo in event promotional and recap materials, including website, newsletter, program and event app
  • Company name or logo on application splash page and header; featured in print program as program book sponsor

Exhibitor Sponsorship – Your Pledge = Member: $800; Non-member: $1000

  • Your company will have a table display during the educational programming portion of both days
  • This sponsorship also includes one full conference admission for the person staffing the exhibit.
  • Company name in event promotional and recap materials, including website, newsletter, program and event app

Breakfast Sponsorship – Your Pledge = $750

  • Promoted through on-site event signage at the breakfast on both Jan. 31 and Feb. 1
  • Company name or logo in event promotional and recap materials, including website, newsletter, program and event app

Session Sponsorship – Your Pledge = $500

  • Your company will be listed as session sponsor in the program and announced in the session introduction.
  • Company name in event promotional and recap materials, including website, newsletter, program and event application

One Ask. One Investment. 365 Promotion.

Become a 2019 OABA Sustaining Sponsor.

This all-inclusive sponsorship structure allows members to select one Sustaining Sponsorship level and receive promotional opportunities at all 2019 events. Learn more at oaba.net/sponsors