Agenda

Below is a tentative agenda for Export Exchange 2016.

Monday Oct. 24, 2016

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      

Expo Open  
4th Floor Foyer              

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.      

Registration Open  
4th Floor Foyer                                                         

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  

Welcome Reception  
4th Floor Foyer                          

 

 

Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Expo Open
4th Floor Foyer  

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open
4th Floor Foyer

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.      

Continental Breakfast
4th Floor Foyer

8:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.    

Opening General Session
4th Floor Foyer Renaissance Ballroom

 

Welcome Remarks
Phillip "Chip" Councell, U.S. Grains Council 

Keynote Presentation 
Global Megatrends in Agribusiness 

Christopher Nolan Sr., PricewaterhouseCoopers

The 2016 U.S. Elections: What’s at Stake for Global Trade?
Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association    

10:00 a.m.– 10:40 a.m.

Refreshment and Networking Break
4th Floor Foyer

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  

General Session 
4th Floor Foyer Renaissance Ballroom

 

Keeping Grain and Product Trade Moving, the Transportation Issues and Challenges Outlook
Ken Eriksen, Informa Economics 


Global Grains Outlook 
Nancy DeVore, DHF Team, LLC

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    

Luncheon
3rd Floor Foyer Ambassador Ballroom

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.      

General Session
4th Floor Foyer Renaissance Ballroom

 

Co-product Supply and Demand in a Turbulent Global Market
Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association                      
Weather Trends and the Global Grain Markets 
Kyle Tapley, MDA Weather Services            

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      

Refreshment and Networking Break
4th Floor Foyer

4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.       

General Session 
4th Floor Foyer Renaissance Ballroom

 

DDGS: All Species, All Markets:
Dr. Jerry Shurson, University of Minnesota                       

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       

Networking Reception:
Coach Insignia Detroit - Floor 71

 

Take a ride in the Coach Insignia Detroit’s glass elevator to experience breathtaking views of the Detroit and Canadian skylines as you dine and network

 

 

Wednesday Oct. 26, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.      

Exhibits Open  
4th Floor Foyer                           

7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Registration Open  
4th Floor Foyer 

7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.      

Continental Breakfast          
4th Floor Foyer     

8:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

General Session  
4th Floor Foyer Renaissance Ballroom            

 

Balancing Customer Expectations with the Realities of a Growing Population
Todd Armstrong, Elanco        

Global Financial Outlook
Speaker: TBD                          

9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.    

Refreshment and Networking Break   
4th Floor Foyer

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 p.m.  

General Session 
4th Floor Foyer Renaissance Ballroom     

 

Consultant Panel: International Perspective on DDGS Utilization

Moderator:
Kevin Roepke, U.S. Grains Council 


Panelists:
Dr. A. Ait 
BoulahsenU.S. Grains Council 
Alvaro Cordero, U.S. Grains Council 
Dr. Budi Tangendjaja, U.S. Grains Council 

11:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    

Luncheon  
3rd Floor Foyer Ambassador Ballroom

1:15 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

General Session   
4th Floor Foyer Renaissance Ballroom                   

 

Sorghum: The Smart Choice®
Florentino Lopez, United Sorghum Checkoff Program      
                    

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture​
Paul Hishmeh, Field to Market                                  

Closing Remarks  
Thomas "Tom" Sleight, U.S. Grains Council