Export Exchange 2020 is officially scheduled for Oct. 7 to 9, 2020. The biennial event – sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) – uniquely focuses on connecting international grain buyers with U.S. suppliers.
Export Exchange 2020 will take place at the Loews Kansas City hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. More than 200 international purchasers and end-users of U.S. coarse grains and related products are expected to join an estimated 300 U.S. producers, agribusinesses and representatives at the event. In addition to business-to-business meetings and an exhibit hall, the conference will address critical issues facing U.S. exports to build awareness of the benefits of U.S. corn, sorghum, distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and other products.
The grain buyers from 35 countries who attended Export Exchange 2018 in Minneapolis reported purchasing approximately 2.1 million metric tons of coarse grains and co-products traded either at the conference or immediately before or after, valued at an estimated $403 million. The top grain traded during the two-day conference was DDGS, with more than 1.3 million metric tons collectively exchanged. This number translates to just over 11 percent of the prior year’s total U.S. DDGS exports.
In addition to the main conference, the Council will sponsor targeted international trade teams with participants from more than 30 countries to tour the U.S. grain supply chain and further relationships with U.S. suppliers.
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 28 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.