Brent Adams | Rural Strong Media
From staff reports
Officials with the National Farm Machinery Show announced Tuesday that registration for the 2022 event, slated for Feb. 16-19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, will be voluntary.
Show organizers had previously planned to require registration in order for admittance to the show, but decided against it in the interest of removing “any challenge accessing the show floor to network, experience seminars and conduct business,” according to a news release issued Tuesday.
The National Farm Machinery Show features the latest in farm equipment, technology and educational seminars in more than 900 booths, covering 1.2 million square feet.
“After having to postpone the National Farm Machinery Show in 2021, our number one goal has been to create an even better 2022 show. This includes prioritizing a safe and seamless entry to the show floor for all our attendees and exhibitors,” Kentucky Venues President and CEO David Beck said in the release. “Adapting our original plan by making registration voluntary for the second year ensures our attendees can experience the process for future years and access activities around the show without any challenges at the door.”
Voluntary registration enables attendees to network with exhibitors quickly and efficiently. When registered, the show is able to collect feedback and understand attendees’ business needs. It also allows exhibitors to evaluate the equipment they bring based on who is attending the show and why, according to the release.
Visitors can view the exhibitor list by tapping the “view exhibitor list” button under floor plans at https://farmmachineryshow.org/visitors/.
The show will be held between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free, but parking is $10 per standard vehicle.
Attendees can learn about Kentucky Venues’ COVID-19 regulations and cleaning regimen by visiting https://kyexpo.org/venue-safe/.