AEF Events

Spring Plugfest 2024

AEF Plugfest at Commodity Classic 2024
Febuary 28 – March 1
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, USA


Plugfest Registration

Registration is open!




Participants

AEF Membership is required for participant registration and applies to anyone who is directly or indirectly involved with testing activities.

Costs
550 € (December 15, 2023 – January 12, 2024)
650 € (January 13, 2024 – February 11, 2024)

Visitors

Visitor registration is available to those who are observing the AEF activities and are not involved in testing activities.

Costs
450 € (December 15, 2023 – January 12, 2024)
550 € (January 13, 2024 – February 28, 2024)



Product Registration

Following Event Registration, Participants provide details of the products they intend to test by following an Equipment link on the Plugfest page within AEF ISOBUS Database. AEF uses the product information to determine whether products should be scheduled at dedicated test stations, or scheduled to be moved among the test stations for tests.

After the test station list is finalized, AEF will prepare a schedule of tests known as a Plugfest Test Matrix.

Plugfest Test Matrix is intended to maximize the combination of connections between service-type products (e.g. terminals) and client-type products (e.g. implements) over the course of the Plugfest. Service-type products are typically scheduled to stay at a fixed test stations, while client-type products are scheduled to be moved from station to station by the tester. Please keep the following guidelines in mind when registering products for the Plugfest:

  • When more than one client-type product is registered to the same Tester name, all products are scheduled for the same time slot at each station. Additional Testers are necessary to schedule each product to its own time slot.
  • Products will be scheduled through the available testing time slots on all Plugfest days; scheduling for a reduced number of days is not available.
  • Suppliers of products with both UT and TC service-type functionalities, are required to register separate test stations (additional product and Tester) for managing full tests of each functionality in parallel.


Participants must register equipment details within the AEF ISOBUS Database following event registration until January 12, 2024.

Participants will have the opportunity to review the Plugfest Test Matrix until February 2, 2024.

WAREHOUSE LABEL
For: Commodity Classic 2024
Plugfest Commodity Classic / Show Management
c/o
Paramount Convention Services
ABF
5880 Kelley St.
Houston, TX 77026
 
» Please download the warehouse label here


SHOWSITE LABEL
For: Commodity Classic 2024
Plugfest Commodity Classic / Show Management
c/o Paramount Convention Services

All vehicles/Drivers must check into the marshaling yard:
Minute Maid Park – Lot C
2208 Preston St.
Houston, TX 77002

Fedex and UPS ground & express delivery address:
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
 
» Please download the showsite label here




Preliminary schedule

All times refer to the Central Standard Time (CST).

 

Monday, February 26, 2024
08:30 am – 05:00 pm: Team Meeting TC2 Conformance Test
 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
08:30 am – 12:00 pm: Team Meeting TC2 Conformance Test
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm: Team Meeting ISOBUS Integration
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm: Plugfest preparation
 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
08:30 am – 05:00 pm: Plugfest
 

Thursday, February 29, 2024
08:30 am – 05:00 pm: Plugfest
09:00 am – 11:30 am: Team Meeting Communication & Marketing
 

Friday, March 1, 2024
08:30 am – 05:00 pm: Plugfest
 


Key Dates


Lodging

AEF has blocked a limited number of rooms in different hotels in the region.

Please find below a link to these hotels.
We strongly recommend to book your hotel room as soon as possible.


Become a sponsor
for AEF Plugfest now

We would like to provide the opportunity for our member companies to become a sponsor of the AEF Plugfest.
Please read the official letter under following link:

Pick your sponsorship level for AEF Plugfest

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor,
please contact the AEF Office via office spam@spam.de aef-online.org.


Thank you, Sponsors!

 

 

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