Registration is now open for Export Exchange 2016 (#ExEx16), taking place in Detroit, Michigan October 24-26, 2016. The event is co-hosted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and members of either organization are eligible for discounted registration fees. The biennial event will bring together more than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products including distillers grains (DDGS). Also expected in attendance is nearly 300 U.S. suppliers and agribusiness representatives.
“This premiere event is focused on networking in order to establish connections between U.S. suppliers and international customers,” said USGC Chairman Alan Tiemann, a farmer from Nebraska. “Our last Export Exchange in 2014 generated well over a billion dollars’ worth of sales. We know the relationships built at this conference not only help our industry now, but also help build demand for the future.”
In addition to networking opportunities, the conference will have general sessions addressing topics such as critical issues facing U.S. agricultural exports, and the event will provide customers and sellers an increased awareness of the benefits of U.S. coarse grains and co-products.
“The U.S. ethanol industry has emerged as a major producer of high quality animal feeds like DDGS and corn gluten feed,” added RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “The Export Exchange provides a venue to connect producers and marketers of those co-products with customers around the world.”