More than 150 business-to-business meetings between domestic ethanol producers and international buyers from five countries were held at the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio last week.
It was the third year for the conference to host the event through the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP), a joint government-industry effort to promote U.S. export sales. The five countries represented were India, Mexico, Colombia, South Korea, and Jamaica.
“IBP is vitally important to help connect U.S. ethanol sellers and foreign buyers from new and existing foreign markets, and this year’s event was a rousing success,” said RFA General Counsel Ed Hubbard. “We greatly appreciate the Department of Commerce helping to stimulating business-to-business meetings at the NEC, the largest U.S. ethanol policy and marketing conference.”
Hubbard moderated the international trade panel at NEC, which included Jeremy Mall, Murex LLC; Matt Clausen, CHS Inc.; and Duane Layton, Mayer Brown; as well as an address on Trade Challenges in Our Export Market from USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Acting Associate Administrator Daniel Whitely.Trade & Exports - USDA FAS, Daniel Whitely International Trade In Ethanol Panel