STRATFORD – The management at CDX along with a steering committee made up of exhibitors, sponsors, producers, vets and AG marketers have made the decision to cancel the CDX 2022 and defer to April of 2023.
This decision has come with the following factors in mind:
– provincial government restrictions as of today prevent CDX from operating;
– international travel restrictions for out of country exhibitors;
– corporate policies restricting travel/participation in trade shows for 2022;
– vast uncertainty of government restrictions between now and April 2022; and
– CDX 2022’s current requirement to inject non-recoverable funds to plan/promote.
“We are disappointed and broken-hearted to defer the XPO to 2023, we were planning for a safe in person return this year but have found no other option but to cancel the nearly sold out 2022 CDX. Our goal is to protect the Canadian Dairy XPO for both exhibiting/sponsoring companies and attending Canadian dairy farm families. We plan to take this extra time to extensively plan for the 2023 XPO and come back stronger than ever, as we will not be operating a virtual XPO in 2022,” officials stated in a press release.
The next operation dates of CDX will be planned for April 5 and 6, 2023, president and founder Jordon Underhill stated.
In lieu of CDX this year, organizers have launched the CDX Milk House Calendar.
The calendar will become an annual project that will run April to April (CDX calendar year) and can be found in the April edition of Milk Producer magazine.
“We are currently running a contest on our CDX Facebook page to find photos for each month from industry professionals and producers,” the release states.
Visit the CDX page to learn more about how your photo can appear in our calendar and for a chance to win a family pack tickets for next year’s CDX.
“We have heard loud and clear from dairy producers – once we overcome COVID, there will be an immediate need for producers to re-connect with each other, industry and innovation. We sincerely thank the industry and producers that have shown immense support for the CDX project over these unprecedented times. The encouragement has been both overwhelming and inspiring,” officials stated.