For the second year, World Ag Expo visitors will have the time-saving opportunity to pre-register online before arriving at the Expo grounds for the big show.

The electronic registration system was a success in its inaugural year in 2008.

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 then mailed directly to the attendee.

This badge will act as a fast pass to World Ag Expo, as well as admittance to West Coast Nationals Power Pulling Series (a $12 value). Those who preregister will also receive a discounted ticket price.

World Ag Expo is working 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.

“The information gathered by CompuSystems is critical in providing our show staff and exhibitors with information to help us all better serve those who attend World Ag Expo,” says Jerry Sinift, general manager of the International Agri-Center. “The information provided is confidential and secure.”

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,” says Paul Simon, Ag Expo 2009 chairman.” 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.”

World Ag Expo attendees can get a jump start on their plans to attend the show by preregistering online at www.worldagexpo.com. Expo guests are encouraged to ‘Save time — register online’ before traveling to the show.

Simply answer the brief set of questions, pay for tickets with a credit card, print a confirmation page, and you’ll be mailed a special badge for show admittance. Those who preregister will also receive a host of special offers in addition to receiving a discount on their show ticket.

Most importantly, pre-registrants will have a fast pass to World Ag Expo.

Those who haven’t preregistered online can easily and quickly complete their form at onsite computer kiosks staffed by CompuSystems professionals and Expo volunteers. An admittance badge will be printed at the gate.

For more information on the new electronic registration, e-mail info@farmshow.org.