Where the World Meets: Canadian Western Agribition 2017

Photo: Peter Scoular Photography

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) enjoyed another remarkable year in 2017. The event was the first to be hosted in Regina’s new International Trade Centre. Several new records were set over the six-day event. Total livestock sales hit $3.5 million, the second highest in Agribition history, and the highest they’ve been since 1997.

Agribition Rodeo 2017

Purebred cattle sales came in at $2 million, a record high. Total show attendance was up 2.7% over the previous year, with 126,500 visitors taking in the 2017 show. Evening event attendance was also up, with 27,000 people taking in the Equine Extravaganza, Full Contact Jousting, and Agribition Pro Rodeo events. CWA continues to attract buyers from around the world, with a record high in international buyers at 365 total buyers from 86 different countries. As well, 1,250 international guests took in the 2017 event.

“We couldn’t have hoped for a better housewarming for Agribition’s new home in the International Trade Centre. The facility was the front door to the show this year and hosted a record number of international buyers,” says CWA CEO, Chris Lane. “With strong numbers across the board, it shows that Agribition continues to grow and be a showcase of agricultural excellence. The records set this year set the stage for Agribition to be a true international hub of agriculture business, education and entertainment.” CWA 2018 is planned for November 19-24, 2018 at the International Trade Centre in Regina. For exhibitor and attendance details, visit agribition.com.

Agribition Facts

  • 126,500 visitors over six days

  • 400 volunteers

  • 450 trade show exhibitors

  • 8,400 school kids from across the province

  • 2,500 cattle, horses, goats, bison, sheep, turkeys and chickens

  • $73.6 million in provincial economic impact