2023-10-12 Communications Committee Meeting


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Time1:00 pm CT (Chicago)
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Antitrust / Paul Schrimpf

Read antitrust statement: 

“In all of AgGateway’s operations and activities, it must avoid discussions or conduct that might violate applicable antitrust laws, or even appear to do so. To that end, AgGateway has established antitrust guidelines, which it has provided to each participant in this meeting. While it is your ultimate responsibility to ensure that your actions comply with applicable antitrust laws, your participation in this meeting is affirmation that you will abide by AgGateway’s guidelines.”

AgGateway Antitrust Guidelines


On the Docket

  • Annual Conference Notes
    • Registration currently at 110+ and trending to 2022 (final count in 160s)
    • Sponsor revenue goal exceeded (for conference and total for both conferences)
    • Keynote Brooks Hamilton on impact of Artificial Intelligence
    • Marilyn Hunter four part series on Meeting Management
    • AGIIS Sessions extended – now 101, 201, and 301
    • Cyber Security presentation from government official (to be named later)
    • FINAL (close) Agenda to be released Monday
    • October 23 is hotel room block deadline
    • Sponsor acknowledgement banner schedule coming next week with assignments for each of you
    • Will dispatch announcements to you in advance as they are released. 
  • Social Media Sked
    • Week of 10/16, Paul
    • Week of 10/23 Nikki 
    • Week of 10/30, Charlotte
    • Week of 11/6, Jessica 
    • Week of 11/13 CONFERENCE WEEK, All hands on deck (please!)   


Resources & Relationships 

  • Participating in Ag on the Mall in May 2024
  • Reciprocal attendance with ARA Conference in late November
  • World Dairy Expo ... Ben Craker 
  • Will be reaching out to state associations to participate in State Agribusiness meetings in 2024. (IA, IL, IN, OH, MI WI (other recommendations?)



Newsletter Planning  

Newsletter Articles - November Issue (November 1 release)

Deadline: October 23, EOB


  1. From the President – Brent

  2. Annual Conference Final Announcements- Paul
  3. LATAM Update – Loyola

  4. Europe Update - Conny
  5. Portfolio – Ben
  6. AGIIS/Member Services - Chris

 New Business  

Other Discussion Items 

  • For other committee members to address topics not covered above.

 Meeting Wrap Up  

Next Meeting 
9 December 2023, 1 pm


  • Active Action Items 

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