“We knew it was the biggest event ever, but the numbers really surprised us as we saw them rolling in over the course of the event,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chair Rob Elliott.
And the numbers are impressive:
Total attendance – 7,325 – up 18% from 2013
Number of growers – 3,874 – up 16.5%
First time attendees – 1,261
Trade show companies – 301
I talked to Rob just before the Classic actually got underway and he was already optimistic that it would be a record breaker. Interview with Rob Elliott, Classic Co-Chair