Washington, D.C., May 3, 2018 – AgGateway will present a “Quick Connect” session featuring face-to-face meetings between trading partners at its upcoming Mid-Year Meeting in Altoona, Iowa, June 11-14. The Quick Connect Session, which gives ag retailers, distributors, manufacturers and their software vendors the opportunity to meet and determine next steps in establishing electronic connections, will take place June 12, 1:00-5:20 pm. These connections streamline transactions in such areas as price sheets, sales reporting, booking, delivery, invoicing and inventory management, in order to cut costs, and to boost efficiency, accuracy and productivity. The meeting follows the success of the “Seed Quick Connect” session at AgGateway’s Annual Conference last fall.
“We found the Quick Connect session last fall to be extremely valuable, so we want to build on that success,” said Natasha Lilly, Information Services Director at The Equity. “Coming out of that Quick Connect session we had a plan of action with two separate manufacturers. We’ve been in further meetings with them and things are moving forward.”
Randy Fry, Data Process and Information Systems Manager at Ceres Solutions, echoed Lilly’s statement. “We brought along our allied provider and got more done in a two-hour period than we had achieved over the past year for those connections.”
The session will include an overview of eConnectivity and what some of the challenges are in making connections. Participants will also have the opportunity to talk with companies who have made connections, who can advise them on how to get started. Organizations involved in the session planning include the Ag Retailers Association, The Equity, Growmark, Ceres Solutions, Syngenta, Elemica, WinField/United, Co-Alliance, Key Cooperative, and Land O' Lakes. All companies are welcome to participate and set up meetings.
To register for the Quick Connect Session, contact AgGateway’s Member Services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org or (+1) 866-251-8618. The Quick Connect Session is included in registration for Mid-Year Meeting, so all participants will also need to register for Mid-Year Meeting (see this weblink). Mid-Year Meeting registration is just $175 for both AgGateway members and non-members. The special hotel rate at Prairie Meadows available until May 22 is $109/night. More information is available on AgGateway's Mid-Year Meeting webpage, found under “Events” at www.AgGateway.org.
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