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NGFA and Grain Journal introduce CONVEY17 – a new operations and regulatory compliance conference

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2017 — The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and Grain Journal Magazine introduce CONVEY 2017, a newly redesigned operations and regulatory compliance conference and trade show for the grain handling, processing, milling and feed industries.

CONVEY, a successor to the former NGFA-Grain Journal Safety Conference and Elevator Design Conference, will focus annually on key regulatory compliance, safety and operational issues that are vital to facility managers and their key employees.

“We are excited to build on the safety, grain quality, and elevator design conferences we have held with the NGFA over the past seven years with this rebranded CONVEY17 conference,” said Grain Journal publisher Mark Avery. 

A significant focus of CONVEY17 will be on the Trump administration’s regulatory philosophy and policy changes affecting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency. Key operations issues affecting the industry and prudent safety practices to maintain safe and operationally efficient facility operations also will be addressed.

“The NGFA and Grain Journal are natural partners for this endeavor. The combination of NGFA’s Washington-based expertise on regulatory matters and on-the-ground knowledge of grain handling facility operations issues and Grain Journal’s contacts with firms offering the latest products and services for the industry will provide valuable information for industry members,” said NGFA Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs Jess McCluer. “To boot, CONVEY will serve as a great way to reiterate the dedication to safety and health that guides our members’ operations.”

This year’s conference, to be conducted July 24-26 at the Westin Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo., includes several sessions on specific OSHA regulations – like recordkeeping and reporting – that are not expected to change, as well as an interactive session covering OSHA inspections.

In addition to opportunities to engage with industry leaders about emergency preparedness, automation and employee retention, CONVEY17 also will cover best practices on how to comply with the most far-reaching law to hit the feed industry – the Food Safety Modernization Act.

CONVEY17 includes a 75-exhibitor trade show, which offers ample time to explore the latest product offerings and meet with colleagues.

Registration for CONVEY17 is available here.

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The NGFA, established in 1896, consists of more than 1,050 grain, feed, processing, exporting and other grain-related companies that operate more than 7,000 facilities and handle more than 70 percent of all U.S. grains and oilseeds. Its membership includes grain elevators; feed and feed ingredient manufacturers; biofuels companies; grain and oilseed processors and millers; exporters; livestock and poultry integrators; and associated firms that provide goods and services to the nation’s grain, feed and processing industry. The NGFA also consists of 29 affiliated State and Regional Grain and Feed Associations, and has strategic alliances with Pet Food Institute and North American Export Grain Association.

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