Event Speakers 


Todd A. Armstrong
Sr. Director, Global Market Access, Elanco
"
Balancing Customer Expectations with the Realities of a Growing Population"


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Dr. A. Ait Boulahsen
"Consultant Panel: International Perspective on DDGS Utilization"
Regional Consultant, U.S. Grains Council 


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Geoff Cooper
Senior Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)
"Co-product Supply and Demand in a Turbulent Global Market"


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Alvaro Cordero
"Consultant Panel: International Perspective on DDGS Utilization"
Manager of Global Trade, U.S. Grains Council 

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

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Nancy DeVore
President, DHF Team LLC
"Global Grains Outlook"


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


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Ken A. Eriksen
Senior Vice, Head of Client Advisory and Development, Informa Economics
"Keeping Grain and Product Trade Moving, the Transportation Issues and Challenges Outlook"


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Paul Hishmeh

Data and Technology Director, Field to Market
"Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture​"


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Florentino Lopez
Executive Director, United Sorghum Checkoff Program (USCP)
"Sorghum: The Smart Choice ®"

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Chris Nolan
Managing Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance LLC
"Global Megatrends Affecting Agribusiness"



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Kevin Roepke
"Consultant Panel: International Perspective on DDGS Utilization"
Regional Director for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Grains Council


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Tom Sleight
"Closing Remarks"

President and CEO, U.S. Grains Council

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Dr. Gerald 'Jerry' Shurson
"DDGS: All Species, All Markets"
Professor, University of Minnesota 


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Dr. Budi Tangendjaja
"Consultant Panel: International Perspective on DDGS Utilization"
Technical Consultant, U.S. Grains Council 


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Kyle Tapley
Senior Agricultural Meteorologist, MDA Weather Services
"Weather Trends and the Global Grain Markets”



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