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Where to Start

Here are a few tips on how to get a good start at your first Commodity Classic:


  • First, Find the Registration Area
    After you get settled in your hotel, find the location of the Commodity Classic registration desk located on Level 1 of the Orange County Convention Center. If you enter through the West C Lobby, turn left to go down the ramp to the registration desk. If you enter through the West A/B entrance, registration will be to your right.  This is where you’ll pick up your registration packet, complete event program and other important information. And if you have any questions—at any time—the friendly folks at the registration desk will be happy to help out
  • Review Your Show Program
    Take a moment to look through the program schedule, the exhibitor list and trade show floor plan in the show program included in your registration packet. Circle or highlight the sessions you really want to attend. Mark the floor plan with the exhibits you want to see. Taking a little time to "plan your attack" will help you make the most of your time at Commodity Classic—and ensure that you don't miss something important to you.

  • Download the Free Commodity Classic App

    The 2019 Commodity Classic mobile app keeps your schedule information and has tools to help navigate sessions, exhibitors, speakers and drawings—and it's all accessible in an instant! Download the app from iTunes or GooglePlay. Make sure to allow notifications to receive alerts, announcements and on-site changes. Thank you to Reinke for making this year's Mobile App possible!

  • Get Your Bearings
    If you have the time, it might be helpful to scope out the lay of the land at the event location. Find the rooms in which the sessions that interest you will be held. If you don't have time, don't worry. There are plenty of directional signs-and there is always someone around to help you get where you're headed.

  • Hang On to Your Name Badge

    Your name badge is required for admittance to all Commodity Classic events including the trade show and all educational sessions. Your name badge may also include prepaid meal tickets for association banquets and Wednesday night’s Welcome Reception. NOTE: You will NOT need a ticket for the meals served on the Trade Show floor. And most importantly, your name badge serves as an introduction to all the people you're going to meet at Commodity Classic!  And keep your badge after you get home. It's your ticket to free access to the video library of educational sessions that took place on the days for which you were registered.