Annual Convention

Annual Convention

OVERVIEW

NGFA’s Annual Convention features top policy makers, substantive open forums and outstanding general sessions that explore the most important issues facing the industry in the year ahead. It also provides an ideal opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with industry leaders. As in past years, the year’s conference will feature a golf tournament, committee meetings, a new member reception, panels on topical issues, and a closing gala. (Details below.) For more information on convention programming, see presentations from past conventions.

For more information, see the final program or check out who attended.

 

2016 CONVENTION

Save the date: NGFA’s 2016 annual convention is slated March 13-15 in San Diego, Calif., at the Hotel Del Coronado.

 

CONFERENCE DETAILS

 

2015 Agenda

Final Program

Saturday, March 14

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chairman’s Reception (invitation only)

Sunday, March 15

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
National Grain and Feed Foundation Trustees (closed)

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Executive Committee (closed)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Past Presidents’/Chairmen’s Lunch (invitation only)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Committee Meetings

  • Country Elevator Committee
  • Joint: NGFA Grain Grades & Weights, and NAEGA Grades and Inspection
  • Trade Rules Committee
  • Rail Shipper/Receiver Committee (closed)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
International Trade/Agricultural Policy

3:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Committee Meetings

  • Joint: Biofuels Committee; Feed Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee; and Feed Manufacturing and Technology Committee
  • Joint: Risk Management Committee, and Finance and Administration Committee

3:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Biotechnology Committee

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Transportation Open Forum – Hosted by Rail Shipper/Receiver, and Waterborne Commerce committees

5:30 p.m.
New Member/First-time Attendee Reception (invitation only)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
CoBank Welcome Reception – Alamo Plaza

Monday, March 16

6:30 a.m. – Noon
Registration Open

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Rail Arbitration Rules Committee

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Grain and Feed PAC Coffee (Ticketed event.)

10:00 a.m. – noon 
Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Activity

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Grand Opening Breakfast/General Session (sit-down, plated breakfast)

  • Chairman’s Address – Gary Beachner, NGFA Chairman
  • George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner
  • Carl Ice, President/CEO, BNSF Railway
  • Industry Service REcognition

Noon – 6:00 p.m.
NGFF Classic Golf Tournament at The Quarry Golf Club (Bus departs hotel at 11:45 a.m. sharp!)

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tour

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Bunge North America Inc. Reception

Evening Open for Private Dinners

Tuesday, March 17

6:30 a.m. – noon 
Registration Open

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Continental Idea Exchange Breakfast

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Arbitration Appeals Panel Committee Meeting (closed)

7:15 – 8:15 a.m.
Waterborne Commerce Committee

7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Membership, Marketing and Communications Committee

8:30 – Noon
Annual Business Meeting and Industry Recognition

General Session

  • Futures Markets – Change and Innovation
    – Chairman Timothy Massad, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • The Future of Trade – A Canadian Perspective
    – The Honourable Gilles Gauthier, Minister (Economic), Embassy of Canada
  • Membership Awards Ceremony
  • “Beyond Biotechnology – The Next Innovation in Seed Technology”
    – Tom Koch, Vice President of Research, AgReliant Genetics
    – Dr. Marcel Bruins, Secretariat, International Grain Trade Coalition

Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Board of Directors Lunch/Meeting

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tours

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting (closed)

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception/Banquet & Entertainment/PAC Live Auction

Past Conventions

Presentations from past conventions are available to members.

NGFA Board of Directors Documents

Board of Directors documents are now available. To access, you must be signed in to the website. For assistance, contact Heather McElrath.

PRESENTATIONS

Presentations for the 2015 NGFA Annual Convention are now available.

Upcoming Events

  • Tue
    04
    Aug
    2015
    Wed
    05
    Aug
    2015

    Ag Transportation Summit

  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    Mon
    14
    Sep
    2015

    Board of Directors Meeting

    Invitat …

  • Tue
    29
    Sep
    2015
    Thu
    01
    Oct
    2015

    NGFA-PFI Joint Conference

  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2015
    Tue
    08
    Dec
    2015

    44th Annual Country Elevator Conference and Tradeshow

  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2016
    Tue
    15
    Mar
    2016

    120th Annual Convention

  • Tue
    02
    Aug
    2016
    Thu
    04
    Aug
    2016

    NGFA – Grain Journal Safety Seminar

  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016
    Mon
    12
    Sep
    2016

    Board of Directors Meeting

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016
    Tue
    13
    Dec
    2016

    45th Annual Country Elevator Conference and Tradeshow

  • Sun
    19
    Mar
    2017
    Tue
    21
    Mar
    2017

    121st Annual Convention

  • Tue
    18
    Jul
    2017
    Thu
    20
    Jul
    2017

    NGFA – Grain Journal Elevator Design Conference

  • Sun
    18
    Mar
    2018
    Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    122nd Annual Convention

  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2018
    Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    NGFA – Grain Journal Safety Seminar

  • Sun
    17
    Mar
    2019
    Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019

    123rd Annual Convention

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2019
    Thu
    25
    Jul
    2019

    NGFA – Grain Journal Elevator Design Conference

  • Sun
    08
    Dec
    2019
    Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019

    48th Annual Country Elevator Conference and Tradeshow

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020
    Tue
    10
    Mar
    2020

    124th Annual Convention

  • Tue
    28
    Jul
    2020
    Thu
    30
    Jul
    2020

    NGFA – Grain Journal Elevator Design Conference

  • Sun
    14
    Mar
    2021
    Tue
    16
    Mar
    2021

    125th Annual Convention

 

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