Commodity Classic was recently honored in four different categories in Trade Show Executive Magazine where the trade show took home three “Fastest 50” awards and one Gold award for trade show growth.
Due to delays by the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards were based on numbers from 2019. During that year, Commodity Classic was identified as the 86th largest U.S. trade show in any industry. Additionally, it ranked in the top 50 among the fastest-growing shows in three categories, which were based on total square feet, number of exhibitors, and number of attendees. Commodity Classic was the only agricultural trade show to be recognized in all three categories.
Here were the official rankings of Commodity Classic. To view the entire results, click here.
- Gold 100 Ranking - #86 (based on net square feet)
- Fastest 50 Ranking - #35 (by percentage of growth in net square feet)
- Fastest 50 Ranking - #39 (by percentage of growth in number of exhibitors)
- Fastest 50 Ranking - #38 (by percentage of growth in total attendees)
The last in-person trade show in San Antonio in 2020 drew the largest number of farmers (4,669) in the show’s history. The last time Commodity Classic was held in New Orleans, in 2016, was the largest show ever attended by farmers, media, and other agribusiness professionals (9,770). The show will again be held in New Orleans on March 10-12, 2022.
Commodity Classic provides farmers with a unique combination of outstanding education, top-notch speakers, technology and innovation, a huge trade show, entertainment, and the opportunity to network with thousands of farmers and agricultural innovators from around the world.
“Commodity Classic is a phenomenal show, and we’re excited to be back in New Orleans in 2022,” said ASA Director and corn and soybean producer Gerry Hayden, Commodity Classic 2022 co-chair. “Getting back to an in-person event, learning about the latest technologies, and meeting other farmers from around the world – it’s a world-class opportunity. There’s nothing else like it.”
Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. It is presented annually by the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers, and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
For more information, contact the Commodity Classic Trade Show at 636.745.3008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.