AgriBusiness GlobalSM Trade Summit Sets Record Attendance

Willoughby, OH, U.S. – August 24 2017 – AgriBusiness GlobalTM, one of Meister Media Worldwide’s leading brands, announced that the AgriBusiness GlobalSM Trade Summit hit record numbers in Las Vegas, NV. More than 800 delegates attended the premier sourcing event from 45+ countries, 8-10 August, 2017.

Delegates heard a positive message from keynote speaker Dr. Bob Fairclough, Kleffmann Group. Fairclough spoke on a number of key industry topics, including consolidation clusters, global crop protection’s new “Top 25,” retailers becoming big enough in their own right to move technologies forward, and the big shift in weed control systems from glyphosate to dicamba/2,4-D.

“We should start to see a 2.5% to 3% (annual) increase in the market over the next five years or so,” Fairclough said. “That the industry will return to growth is without question as all the fundamentals for growth are in place.”

Hundreds of one-on-one meetings took place on the busy conference floor at AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit in Las Vegas.

“We were very excited with the record turnout,” said Eric Davis, Managing Director of AgriBusiness Global. “It is proof that with the current mega-mergers taking place, the industry turns to AgriBusiness Global for the latest market updates. The Trade Summit offers buyers and sellers along the distribution chain unsurpassed market data intelligence along with the opportunity to make deals that prepare them for the coming business year.

“There’s no other event quite like this in the agrichemical industry,” Davis continued. “AgriBusiness Global is uniquely suited and situated to bring together the industry’s buyers and sellers. Our editors travel to key markets and work with industry leaders to bring unsurpassed insight in print, online, and through a series of events around the globe.”

Mark Your Calendars Now
At the event, AgriBusiness Global representatives announced their upcoming regional event in Jakarta, Indonesia, 5-6 December 2017. Designed specifically for the Southeast Asian market, this event will bring local distributors and suppliers together in one place to do business in Indonesia’s skyrocketing crop input market.

This year’s event is still fresh on delegates’ minds, but AgriBusiness Global is busy planning next year’s Trade Summit in beautiful Puerto Rico 31 July – 2 August 2018. “The AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit has served to bring manufacturers and distributors together like no other program,” says Eric Davis, AgriBusiness Global Managing Director. “And the site of the 2018 event will do that in one of the most beautiful locations we’ve ever been.”

About AgriBusiness Global
For the past 30 years, AgriBusiness Global has been the leading voice of the agricultural market. It serves the global distribution chain for crop inputs – from manufacturers to importers, agents, large distributors, co-ops and retailers in 120+ countries. AgriBusiness Global has more than 25,000 print readers, 7,900+ web visitors (per month) and 7,600+ digital subscribers, and a variety of events, which attract audiences from 120+ countries.

About Meister Media Worldwide – Empowering Global Agriculture
Meister Media Worldwide, founded in 1932 with headquarters in Willoughby, Ohio, USA, produces integrated business solutions for worldwide specialized agriculture. A leader in the industry, the company provides information and networking opportunities to communities including fruits, nuts, and citrus; vegetables; cotton; ornamental horticulture; horticulture in Mexico; precision agriculture; custom application of crop inputs; and the manufacturing, formulation, and distribution of crop protection and plant health products in the U.S. and globally. Meister Media’s stable now includes 12 major brands whose portfolios include print publications, digital products, conferences and tradeshows, and Connect hosted-buyer events. In addition, Meister Direct produces custom print and digital products, and strategic business development services from concept planning through development and delivery. Contact us at

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Contact: Eric Davis, Managing Director
AgriBusiness Global | Meister Media Worldwide | 440.602.9218