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15th International Marketing Conference & 58th Annual Membership Meeting

Royal Sonesta Houston, Houston, Texas - February 12-14, 2018

A more updated agenda will be provided in the weeks to come.

International Marketing Conference
Sunday, February 11
10:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration 
   
11:00 am - 4:00 pmOptional Tour: NASA Space Center, Houston 
   
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting 
 
Monday, February 12
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration 
7:30 am - 8:45 am

Invitation Only
Introducing the Council Session 

 
7:30 am - 8:45 amCheckoff/USGC staff Session 
   
8:00 am - 9:30 amSpouse/Guest Welcome Breakfast 
   
9:00 am – NoonGeneral Session 
   
8:30 am - 11:30 amContinuous Coffee 
   
10:30 am - 11:30 amSpouse/Guest Session Follow-Up 
   
12:15 pm - 1:30 pmLunch 
   
1:45 pm - 5:00 pmAdvisory Team Meetings 
 - Asia 
 - Ethanol 
 - Innovation & Sustainability 
 - Middle East Africa 
 - Trade Policy 
 - Western Hemisphere 
 - Value Added 
   
2:30 pm – 4:45 pmContinuous Coffee 
   
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmWelcome Reception 
 
Tuesday, February 13
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration 
   
8:00 am – 9:30 amSector Breakfasts 
 - Agribusiness 
 - Barley                                                                            
 - Corn 
 - General Farm Organization 
 - Sorghum 
   
9:30 am - 11:30 amContinuous Coffee 
   
9:30 am – 2:30 pmOptional Tour: Old Town Spring 
   
10:00 am - noonAdvisory Team Meetings 
 - Asia 
 - Ethanol 
 - Innovation & Sustainability 
 - Middle East Africa 
 - Trade Policy 
 - Western Hemisphere 
 - Value Added 
   
noon - 1:15 pmLunch 
   
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Advisory Team Meetings 
 - Asia 
 - Ethanol 
 - Innovation & Sustainability 
 - Middle East Africa 
 - Trade Policy 
 - Western Hemisphere 
 - Value Added 
   
2:00 pm – 4:30 pmContinuous Coffee 
   
6:00 pm - 9:30 pmOffsite Event: Houston Stampede 
 
Wednesday, February 14   
8:30 am - 1:30 pmRegistration 
   
8:30 am - 11:00 amContinuous Coffee 
   
9:00 am - noonBoard of Delegates Meeting 
   
11:45 am - 1:00 pmLunch 
   
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors & A-Team Leaders Meeting 
   
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmOptional Tour: Port of Houston Ship Channel Tour