2022

56th Annual

Conference & Trade Show

Has a New Location

Vendor Details

The Western Pecan Growers Association (WPGA) has big things in store for this year’s 56th Annual Conference and Trade Show! This year’s event has new dates and a new location. The Las Cruces Convention Center will serve as the event facility with all events, programs, and the trade show. The dates of the event are Monday, March 7th through Thursday, March 10th 2022.

The change in plans gave WPGA an opportunity to continue with favorite events, such as the Food Fantasy Contest and Banquet, as well as start new traditions. In addition to the new facility and dates, WPGA has a number of new activities planned, including a new vendor lunch, welcome reception, and cornhole tournament. Events meant to bring customers to your booths! The Thursday half day program also includes an opportunity for exhibitors to give a 15-minute presentation about your products and services.

For more details or any questions, please reach out to the WPGA Vendor Committee at info.wpga@gmail.com

Thank you for your support. The WPGA Board of Directors and Staff look forward to welcoming you in March at the conference and trade show!

Schedule

Important dates to know!

Equipment Trade Show & Exhibition March 7th - 10th

BMonday, March 7

8:am Outdoor & Showcase Equipment Move-In
Not open to public!
Las Cruces Convention Center –
Parking Lot

Tuesday, March 8

1pm

Vendor Breakfast

Las Cruces Convention Center – Vendor breakfast Hall
8am Indoor Trade Show Move-In
Not open to public!
Las Cruces Convention Center –
Parking Lot
1am– 4pm Indoor Trade Show Move-In
Not open to public!
Las Cruces Convention Center – Vendor Exhibition Hall
1pm- 4pm Cornhole Tournament
Held at outdoor vendors booths.
Open to WPGA members only!
Las Cruces Convention Center –
Parking Lot
4pm- 6pm Indoor Vendor Exhibition
Open to WPGA members only!
Las Cruces convention Center Vendor Exhibition Hall
4pm- 6pm Welcome Reception &
Beer Garden
Open to WPGA members only!
Las Cruces Convention Center – Vendor Exhibition Hall

Wednesday, March 8

8am- 5pm Pecan Trade & Equipment Show
Open to WPGA members only!
Las Cruces Convention Center –
Parking Lot
11:30am- 1pm Sponsored Lunch
Open to WPGA members only!
Las Cruces Convention Center –
Parking Lot
6pm- 7pm Social Hour/ Cash Bar
Open to WPGA members only!
Las Cruces convention Center Vendor Exhibition Hall
7pm- 10pm WPGA Banquet and Auction
Open to WPGA members only!
Las Cruces Convention Center –
Banquet Hall

Thursday, March 10

8:am-

11pm

Pecan Trade & Equipment Show
Open to WPGA members only!

Las Cruces convention Center – Parking Lot

8:30am-

12pm

Vendor Presentations
Open to WPGA members only!
Las Cruces Convention Center – Vendor Exhibition Hall

Las Cruces Convention Center – Vendor Exhibition Hall

Exhibitors Presentations Mar. 10th 2022

Wed. March 8th Morning Session

8:30AM

Welcome

Blair Krebs
Vendor Chair Coordinator

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
8:45AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
9:00AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
9:15AM

To Be Announced

No information!

 

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
9:30AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
9:45AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
10:00AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
10:15AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
10:30AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
10:45AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
11:00AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
11:15AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
11:45AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall

ession

8:00AM

Welcome

Mr. Jacob Arnold
WPGA President, Las Cruces, NM

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
8:30AM

Introduction

Ms. Tiffany Johnson
Program Specialist
New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
9:00AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall

Lunch Break

12 noon

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Banquet Hall

 

Tue. March 10th Afternoon Session

9:30AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
10:00AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
10:30AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall
11:00AM

To Be Announced

No information!

Las Cruces convention Center Exhibition Hall

Vendor Registration

Vendors, you must first contact the WPGA vendor committee to receive the vendor packet and register for a booth.  If you are looking to make payment, please use the Vendor Registration tab below and use the password provided by the committee.  Email info.wpga@gmail.com for any assistance or more information. 

Vendors Invitation Request

Vendors Invitation Request

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“Vendor Presentation Registration

Vendors, you must first contact the WPGA vendor presentation coordinator to receive the vendor presentation packet and reserve your presentation time slot.  If you are looking to make payment, please use the Vendor Presentation Registration tab below and use the password provided by the presentation coordinator “Dr. Richard Heerema”.  Email Dr. Heerema at rjheerem@nmsu.edu for any password assistance or more information.

Request a Vendor Presentation Packet

Vendors Presentation Packet

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Conference & Trade Show Events

Banquet

Join us at 7pm for the annual WPGA Banquet and Auction Wednesday, March 9th at the Las Cruces Convention Center. A cash bar will be available at 6pm to set off the festivities. All Pecan Food Fantasy Contest winning dishes will be auctioned during the banquet. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the WPGA Scholarship fund. Tickets will be available for purchase at the registration desk.

Cornhole Tournament

Join us for the WPGA Equipment Trade Show Cornhole Tournament on Tuesday, March 8th from 1pm - 4pm the Las Cruces Convention Center Parking Lot.

Exhibitors Presentations

WPGA is proud to announce that we are rolling out a new program that will allow exhibitors to demonstrate their products and services to our members. All exhibitors presentation's will be held in the Seminar Hall on Thursday, March 8th from 8:30am to noon. If you are a vendor and would like to present please contact Richard Heerema You may also find more details on the vendor page.

Trade Show

Join us for the annual WPGA Equipment Trade Show & Exhibition on March 8th - 10th. Featuring exhibitors product's, innovative equipment, and company services from all over the country geared towards the pecan industry.

Hours of operation:
Tuesday, March 8th
1pm to 5pm

Wednesday, March 9th
8am to 5pm

Thursday, March 10th
8am to 12 noon

 

Food Fantasy Contest

Join us for the Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy Contest on Tuesday, March 8th at 8am. Winners will receive a cash prize, and be featured on the Pecan Food Fantasy Blog. Winning dishes will be auctioned during our banquet. Proceeds will benefit the WPGA Scholarship fund.

If you would like to become a Karin Davidson Pecan Food Fantasy contestant, please click on the button below for more details.

Indoor Exhibition

Come & see the latest innovative products & services geared towards the pecan industry at the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Indoor Venders Exhibition Hours:

Tues. March 8th 1pm-5pm

Wed. March 9th 8am-5pm

Thu. March 10th 8am-noon

WPGA Seminar

An Educational Program will be provided exclusively to our 2022 registered members. The seminar on March 9th & 10 will provide CEU credits to all qualifying members. These events will feature a variety of educational presentations, updates from pecan state organizations within the western growing region, marketing updates, etc. Be sure to sign up for your 2022 Membership to receive updates on important dates and agendas.

Social Hour/ Cash Bar

The annual WPGA Social Hour on Wednesday, March 9th will kick off the Banquet and Auction festivities at 6pm. A cash bar will be available to our members.

Vendors

If you are a vendor and would like to showcase your equipment, products or companies services please refer to the Vendor Details Page. If you have any questions please contact Blair Krebs Vendor Coordinator. If you are a vendor and would like to present please contact contact Richard Heerema or you may also find more details on the Vendor Page.

Welcome Reception

The WPGA Welcome Reception commences at 4pm on Tuesday, March 8th at the las Cruces Convention Center Vendor Exhibition Hall. Join us and meet the rest of the WPGA community.

Event Location & Parking

Event Location

LC Convention Center

Las Cruces Convention Center

680 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001

(575) 526-0100

Contact

Website

Details

There will be limited parking at the Las Cruces Convention Center to make room for the Equipment Trade Show. This year's overflow event parking will be located at NMSU Lot #3 across from Skeen Hall. 

Walk to Event

Las Cruces Convention Center

680 E University Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001

(575) 526-0100

Contact

Website

Details

This year's event parking will be located at NMSU Skeen Hall. It is a 9 minute walk to the Las Cruces Convention Center. WPGA event parking will be posted for your convenience.

Event
Overflow Parking

New Mexico State University

Event Overflow Parking

NMSU Lot # 3
Parking lot will be reserved for the WPGA Conference & Trade Show.

Located at
2916 Knox St

Las Cruces, NM 88003

Details

There will be limited parking at the Las Cruces Convention Center to make room for the Equipment Trade Show. This year's overflow event parking will be located at NMSU Lot #3 across from Skeen Hall.

If you like to be added to the vendorInvitation list click below.

Contact us 

If you are a vendor who is not currently on our list and would like to showcase your equipment, products or companies services please fill out the vendor invitation request contact form below. If you have any other questions please Contact Us at info.wpga@gmail.com.

Contact List

Please select where you would like to direct your inquiry to!

Contact Vendor Coordinator

Contact Western Pecan Growers Association

Contact Vendors Coordinator

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Contact Western Pecan Growers Association

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Accommodations

Book by:
02/06/22

$139.00 Rate Available
March 6th – March 10th 2022

 

Reservations

Please see below for ways to book:

  1. Call the hotel at (575) 526-1722, press 1 for reservations or press 3 to be connected to front desk. Ask to make a reservation under group block “WESTERN PECAN GROWERS” in March 2022.
  2. Use Marriott mobile app on your phone and add the Group Code: WPGWPGQ or WPGWPGK.
  3. Book Now! Please note that the last day to book under this group block is 02/6/2022. Any reservations made after this cut-off date will be based on next best available rate.

Marriott Amenities

Business center

Fitness center

Free high-speed internet

High-speed internet at a price

Kitchenette

Meeting event space

Parking

Pool

Restaurant on-site

Book by: 02/06/22

Rate available: 03/06/2022 to 03/10/2022

From 139 USD/nigh

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