2018 Industry Conference

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Build Your Network! The Ohio AgriBusiness Association’s 2018 Industry Conference provides invaluable education and networking opportunities for agribusiness professionals. The conference also features the OABA Industry Dinner & Annual Meeting.

Topics include economic outlook, crisis communication, hiring challenges, weed and insect management, trade, decision making, nitrogen management, technology, risk management, transportation, cover crops and more. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for both Certified Crop Advisers and state licensed pesticide applicators that attend the conference.

Welcome Reception: Arriving early for the conference? Network with our exhibitors and other conference attendees at the Welcome Reception on Jan. 31. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvre provided. 

Event Details

When: Feb. 1-2, 2018

Where: Columbus Marriott Northwest; 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017

Agenda: Click here to view the 2018 Industry Conference agenda. Subject to change. Updated November 27, 2017

Registration: Click here to register for the 2018 Industry Conference.

  • Full Conference: 
    • Member: $260 ($335 after Jan. 15)
    • Non­-Member: $400 ($475 after Jan. 15)
  • Single Day - Feb. 1:
    • Member: $185 ($200 after Jan. 15)
    • Non-Member: $250 ($275 after Jan. 15)
    • Industry Reception/Dinner-Only: $75 (member and non-member, no early rate)
  • Single Day - Feb. 2: 
    • 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. 18, 2018) 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, 2018.

 

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 8, 2017 to be included in event promotional materials.

Conference Sponsorship – Your Pledge = $1000

  • Promoted throughout the conference, including logo on on-site event signage and conference screens in the main room.
  • Company name in event promotional materials, including website, program and agenda, etc.
  • Company name in event recap materials: OABA newsletter, website and press release to media.

Exhibitor Sponsorship – Your Pledge = Member: $800; Non-member: $1,000

  • 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.

Breakfast Sponsorship – Your Pledge = $750

  • Promoted as a sponsor at the breakfast on both Feb. 1 and Feb. 2. Logo on on-site event signage
  • Company name in event promotional materials, including website, program, agenda and breakfast materials, etc.
  • Company name in event recap materials: OABA newsletter, website, etc.

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 materials, including website, program and agenda, breakfast materials and signage, etc.
  • Company name in event recap materials: OABA newsletter, website and press release to media.

One Ask. One Investment. 365 Promotion.

Become a 2018 OABA Sustaining Sponsor.

This all-inclusive sponsorship structure allows members to select one Sustaining Sponsorship level and receive promotional opportunities at all 2018 events. Learn more at oaba.net/sponsors