Agenda

Below is a tentative agenda for Export Exchange 2018.

Please check back for updates.

 

Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Expo Open      

3rd Floor Foyer

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Open  

3rd Floor Foyer

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception              

3rd Floor Foyer

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Expo Open

3rd Floor Foyer

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

3rd Floor Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

3rd Floor Foyer

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.      

Opening General Session

Minneapolis Grand Ballroom ABCD

 

Welcome and Introductions                    
Jim Stitzlein, Chairman, U.S. Grains Council 

 

Global Trade Policy And The Grain Trade
Daniel Whitley, Associate Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service 

Keynote: Where We Are Now: The Market, Policy, and Diplomacy Converge - Roger Watchorn, Group Leader Cargill agricultural supply chain business, North America, Cargill 

Feed Grains Today And In The Coming DecadeDr. Robert Johansson, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Networking Break

3rd Floor Foyer

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  

Luncheon

Minneapolis Grand Ballroom EFG

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.      

General Session

Minneapolis Grand Ballroom ABCD
 

Welcome and Introductions
Geoff Cooper, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
        
Key Issues In DDGS: PoultryPhilip Smith, Poultry Nutritionist, Tyson Foods, Inc. 

Key Issues In DDGS: Outlook, Challenges And OpportunitiesBill Holbrook, Senior Analyst, ProExporter 

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.      

Networking Break

3rd Floor Foyer

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.       

General Session

3rd Floor Foyer
 

Food Safety Regulations for Manufacturers of DDGS Kelly Davis, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association 

Key Issues in DDGS: New ProductsKurt Rosentrater, Executive Director, Distillers Grains Technology Council 

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       

Networking Reception 

Minneapolis Orchestra Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.      

Exhibits Open                         

3rd Floor Foyer   

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.      

Registration Open                      

3rd Floor Foyer   

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

3rd Floor Foyer   

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

General Session 

Minneapolis Grand Ballroom ABCD
 

Welcome and Introductions
Craig Willis, Senior Vice President of Global Markets, Growth Energy 

An Economist's View Of The Trade Policy Enviroment     

Dan Pearson, Principal, Pearson International Trade Services, former Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)                                       

Sorghum: The Smart Choice Florentino Lopez, Executive Director, United Sorghum Checkoff Program

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    

Networking Break   

3rd Floor Foyer

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

General Session

3rd Floor Foyer
 

Trade Programs Perspective

 Mark Slupek, Deputy Administrator, Office of Trade Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service 

U.S. Transportation Infrastructure Update And Future Possibilities

Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Head of Client Advisory and Development, Informa, moderator

Kelle Horn, Vice President, Pacific Rim Shipbrokers, Inc. 

Stephen Nothdurt, Assistant Vice President and Midwest Regional Manager, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM)

Closing Remarks – Thomas N. Sleight, President and CEO, U.S. Grains Council

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.    

Luncheon  

Minneapolis Grand Ballroom EFG

1:30 p.m.– 3:10 p.m.

Business-to-Business Meetings 

Various Locations