Make Reservations Today For Export Exchange 2022: Hotel Cutoff Is Sept. 13

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Export Exchange 2022 is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade are eligible to receive Export Exchange 2022’s group discount at the Hilton Minneapolis. To take advantage of this discount, hotel reservations must be made before the Tuesday, Sept. 13 cutoff using this link. They can register for the event here.
 
This biennial event brings together international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), with U.S. suppliers and agribusiness representatives. Export Exchange generates sales on a global scale, and relationships built at this conference help build future demand for grains in overseas markets.
 
In addition to networking opportunities, the conference will feature general sessions that will address critical issues facing U.S. agricultural exports, offering customers and sellers in attendance an increased awareness of the benefits of U.S. coarse grains and co-products. View the conference agenda here.
 
USGC, Growth Energy and RFA members will be eligible for discounted registration pricing and should identify themselves as such when registering. Reporters or members of the media wishing to cover Export Exchange are eligible for complimentary registration by sending an email to info@exportexchange.org and asking for the registration code.
 
More information will be distributed in the coming weeks to members of the grains industries and will be made available online at www.exportexchange.org or on social media using the hashtag #ExEx22. Those interested in receiving conference updates should email info@exportexchange.org.

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Export Exchange 2022 Speakers Highlight Global Ag Export and Supply Chain

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) are pleased to announce that the organizations have confirmed a cadre of high-profile speakers for Export Exchange 2022, Oct. 12-14.  

Early registration for members, non-members and international buyers ends Sunday, Aug. 7, so attendees are encouraged to register before then.  

“Our speakers will bring a fresh perspective to Export Exchange, speak to the burgeoning international grains market and the trends and future of it from the supply chain perspective,” the sponsors shared jointly. “We look forward to hosting all of them to gain unique insight into the state of the industry.  

“DDGS and other co-products are a vitally important part of the global feed market and provide a value-added market for the U.S. ethanol industry. In fact, nearly one out of every three tons of distillers grains produced last year was exported. Export Exchange will help connect producers and marketers of these co-products with users around the globe.”  

While speakers are still being added to the roster, the line-up at this time includes:  
– Policy Opportunities and Challenges, Jason Hafemeister, U.S. Department of Agriculture
– Financial Outlook, Arlan Suderman, StoneX
– Shipping Overview, Jay O’Neil, Kansas State University
– High Protein DDGS, Kurt Rosentrater, Iowa State University – Aquaculture Outlook, Ronnie Tan, U.S. Grains Council
– Red Meat Outlook, Brett Stuart, Global AgriTrends
– Sorghum – The Right Choice, Norma Ritz-Johnson, United Sorghum Checkoff Program  

The meeting’s tentative agenda can be found here: https://grains.org/exportexchange/agenda/  

Held every other year and sponsored by the Council, RFA and Growth Energy, Export Exchange brings together international buyers and U.S. sellers of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), as well as other feed grain products. The conference in Minneapolis is expected to attract more than 350 attendees, including 150 from 50 countries participating as part of USGC trade teams.  

More information about ExEx 2022, including registration details, is available at www.exportexchange.org or on social media using the hashtag #ExEx22.  

Members of the media covering the grain trade and ethanol industries can request waived registration for the conference via the registration process.  

Those interested in receiving conference updates should send an email to info@exportexchange.org.

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Registration Now Open For Export Exchange 2022

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) encourage U.S. suppliers of coarse grains and co-products, industry representatives and members of the grain trade to register now for Export Exchange 2022, scheduled for October 12-14, 2022, in Minneapolis.

Registration is available online via www.exportexchange.org.

The biennial event, co-sponsored by the three organizations, is expected to bring together 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), with approximately 300 U.S. suppliers and agribusiness representatives.

Council, Growth Energy and RFA members are eligible for discounted pricing and should identify themselves as such at the time of registration.

“Export Exchange is uniquely focused on connecting international grain buyers with U.S. suppliers,” said Chad Willis, USGC chairman and farmer from Minnesota. “We are excited to have members of the export industry join us and so many of our customers in Minneapolis this fall to learn the latest about U.S. exports and how to purchase.”

In addition to networking opportunities, the event will focus on timely topics related to exports of U.S. corn, sorghum, barley, DDGS and related products.

“After two years of cancelled Export Exchanges due to the pandemic, we’re excited to welcome U.S. producers and international grain buyers to Minneapolis for the 2022 Export Exchange and offer face-to-face business and relationship-building opportunities,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “Today, our industry produces nearly 40 million tons of DDGS and exports more than 11 million tons to nearly 70 countries around the world. The Export Exchange is a chance to promote these products and take them to new markets across the globe.”

While the 2020 event was interrupted by COVID-19, reported sales associated with Export Exchange 2018 included approximately 1.3 million metric tons of grains and co-products worth $403 million traded either at the conference or immediately before or after.

“Over the past few decades, DDGS has evolved into an invaluable component of the global animal feed market. Today, one out of every three tons of DDGS produced in the United States is exported to customers around the world,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Export Exchange offers unparalleled opportunities for face-to-face engagement between U.S. producers and existing and potential DDGS customers.”

Related to the event, the Council sponsors trade teams from more than 30 countries to participate in tours before and after the main conference.

More information will be distributed in the coming months to members of the grains industries and will be made available online at www.exportexchange.org or on social media using the hashtag #ExEx22. Those interested can sign up for a mailing list to automatically receive conference updates by emailing info@exportexchange.org.

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Dates Announced for Export Exchange 2022

A joint statement from U.S. Grains Council President and CEO Ryan LeGrand, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President Geoff Cooper regarding the Export Exchange 2022, Oct. 12-14, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota:

“COVID dictated we cancel Export Exchange in 2020, and sadly, we have officially canceled it once again for 2021. However, we are excited to offer Export Exchange in 2022. This premier event allows overseas attendees the opportunity to build relationships with U.S. suppliers of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), corn, sorghum, barley and other commodities, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in grain sales. We look forward to addressing issues facing U.S. exports, including market dynamics, trade policy, risk management and other timely topics as we educate global buyers and build awareness of U.S. grains and co-products.”

Export Exchange, the biennial event co-sponsored by the Council, RFA and Growth Energy, is expected to bring together 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products, including DDGS, with approximately 300 U.S. suppliers and agribusiness representatives.

More information will be distributed in the coming months to members of the grains industries and will be made available online at www.exportexchange.org.

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Contact:

Bryan Jernigan, U.S. Grains Council, bjernigan@grains.org

Leigh Claffey, Growth Energy, lclaffey@growthenergy.org

Ken Colombini, Renewable Fuels Association, kcolombini@ethanolrfa.org