Registration Now Open For Export Exchange 2022

Registration for Export Exchange 2022 officially opened on June 1 and is available online via

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

The biennial event 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. Council-sponsored trade teams from more than 30 countries will also be in attendance, participating in tours before and after the main conference.

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.

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