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2017 Conexpo/Conagg

Discussion in 'Upcoming Events' started by CM1995, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. still learn'n

    still learn'n Senior Member

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    I'm flying in Monday night and leaving Saturday noon with a co-worker
     
  2. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Cool. The wife and I are coming in Tuesday and leaving Saturday.
     
  3. still learn'n

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    I got a Deere deal on Thursday Eve anybody else going there
     
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    I am going. I will be there from Wednesday to Sunday. Is there a time or place that we all in HEF could meet and greet?

    I would love to meet all of you.

    Thanks
     
  5. Canadian_digger

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    I'm going to a Deere thing Tuesday evening at their hotel. Was told 1000 guest will be attending.
     
  6. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    So, who's going to coordinate the HEF meeting?? Kinda been looking forward to put faces to names.
     
  7. digger242j

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    I have plans for Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

    I have a feeling that any one chosen time won't work for everybody. Not sure how to handle that...
     
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    What is the secret handshake anyway? But then if you told me it wouldn't be secret anymore.....
     
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  9. digger242j

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    That's one of the reasons we're getting together. We have to come up with one...
     
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  10. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Time's closing in and we have to get this together. I come in Tuesday and leave Sat. The only plans I have is for a concert Friday night, so I'm open from Tuesday to Thursday.

    I'm not a big enough fish to get invited to the fancy after parties, so if anyone has a friendly exhibitor that we could meet up at let us know. That's how we've done it the last two times, meet up at an exhibitor and it worked well. Crusher buckets in '08 which led to the vacuum cleaner races (there is a thread in the archives on this) and dinner after the meet and greet in 2013 which was a blast, I skipped 2011.

    I'm fairly familiar with the Vegas strip so we could meet somewhere other than the convention but in the past it's been more fun to meet up at the show.
     
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    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Some tomfoolery from 2008.

    Conex 2008.jpg

    The meet and greet from 2013.

    IMG_4621.jpg
     
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  12. Shimmy1

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    General Equipment invited us to their Wednesday evening party at Lagasse Stadium. Sounds to me like most everyone will be into town by Wednesday, so maybe us guys that get there earlier can scope things out?
     
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  13. Ben Witter

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    Digger where are u going on wed? I will be working an event that night if they dony ask for me to give up my ticket.

    I hope to see all you guys try your hand at the Contests in the gold lot. I will be on one of them.
     
  14. still learn'n

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    I've never been there before what all contests is there?
     
  15. digger242j

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    We managed to beg a couple of invites to our local CAT dealer's party, so that's one we don't want to miss.

    I'm curious about the contests too...
     
  16. Shimmy1

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    Same here, only the Komatsu dealer. Should be a good time.
     
  17. CM1995

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    There is a beer garden in the Gold lot that we could meet up at. The Gold Lot IIRC is where the competitions were held in past.
     
  18. Shimmy1

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    Beer garden sounds like a good time.
     
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    My thought was we could have multiple days of meet ups for ones who have prior engagements and can't make a set meet and greet.
     
  20. Shimmy1

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    Why in the hell does the forum not want to load up?