The 2008 World Ag Expo will be one of the first agricultural expositions to introduce attendee electronic registration.

The new electronic registration system will allow attendees to pre-register online (www.worldagexpo.com) before they arrive at the Expo grounds. Registrants will be asked a short set of questions surveying their demographic background. After completing this brief questionnaire, a confirmation page can immediately be printed and an official admittance badge will be mailed directly to the attendee. This badge will act as a fast pass to World Ag Expo as well as admittance to the West Coast Nationals Power Pulling Series (a value of $12 admission) and entry into the 2008 Dodge truck giveaway. Those who pre-register will also receive a discounted ticket price.

World Ag Expo will work with CompuSystems (CSI), an electronic registration company that designs and implements registration systems at major trade shows across the country. CompuSystems has been the leading trade show registration and lead retrieval service provider to the exposition industry since 1976.

“We are very confident in the level of service CompuSystems will provide our show and exhibitors, and the confidentiality and security they will give to every attendee who registers. World Ag Expo is the place where agriculture means business and does serious business.

“Knowing who our customers are is critical to providing them with products and services they need to improve their operations,” said Jerry Sinift, general manager of the International Agri-Center.

Information collected will be held by the Expo. However, exhibitors who purchase a bar code scanner can also ask attendees if they're interested in more information from the company and can directly scan the attendees' information into their Expo follow-up list.

“We are committed to bringing attendees worldwide the latest and most tailored products from our exhibitors. The nature of agricultural production is so diverse that knowing who is attending the show and what they're looking for will help our exhibitors better serve their needs,” said Shelley Khal, 2008 World Ag Expo chairman.

World Ag Expo attendees wanting to get a headstart on plans to attend the show can pre-register online at www.worldagexpo.com.

Expo guests are encouraged to save time by registering online at www.worldagexpo.com weeks before traveling to the show.

Simply answer the brief set of questions, pay for tickets with a credit card, print a confirmation page, and registrants will be mailed a special badge for show admittance.

Those who pre-register will receive a host of special offers in addition to receiving a discounted ticket. Most importantly, pre-registrants will have a fast pass to World Ag Expo through gates specifically designated for registered guests.

Expo attendees who have not pre-registered online will complete their form at an on-site computer kiosk staffed by CompuSystems professionals and Expo volunteers. An admittance badge will be printed at the gate.

For more information on the new electronic registration, email lisa@farmshow.org.