Registration is now open for the U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC) 16th International Marketing Conference and 59th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled to take place in Cartagena, Colombia, from Feb. 11 to 13, 2019.
This meeting is Council members’ annual chance to meet face-to-face with the staff and consultants who develop critical markets, dismantle trade barriers and serve U.S. grain producers and their customers in markets globally.
At the meeting, USGC Advisory Teams (A-Teams) will review the Council’s Unified Export Strategy (UES) and help set direction and priorities for the year ahead. Sectors will meet to discuss issues of importance specifically for corn, barley and sorghum, ethanol producers as well as agribusinesses and general farm organizations.
Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a special event called Sharing the Colombian Experience, an afternoon customer event celebrating our export partners.
Attendees should make plans early to join more than 200 of their colleagues in Cartagena by registering for the meeting, making hotel reservations and ensuring their passports are up to date.
Much more about the meeting, including registration and housing details, is available here.
Other questions can be directed to Rebecca Kane, USGC meeting manager.
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About the U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 13 key markets and representatives in an additional 15 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.