2017 NGFA ANNUAL CONVENTION
March 19 – 21, 2017
Sheraton New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
Get ready to laissez les bon temps rouler in New Orleans at the 2017 NGFA Annual Convention! Join us March 19 – 21 at the Sheraton New Orleans and …
- Attend Monday morning General Sessions featuring Keynote Industry Speaker Juan Luciano, Chairman and CEO, ADM and Dr. Mathias Kremer, head of strategy and portfolio management, Bayer CropScience
- Attend Tuesday morning General Sessions featuring Featured Railroad Speaker Lance Fritz, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Union Pacific and Scott Geller, Head of Specialized Industries for JPMorgan Chase’s Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries business
- Sit in on open meetings of NGFA committees.
- Support the National Grain and Feed Foundation at the Annual Foundation Golf Tournament.
- Join us on several tours that highlight the unique culture and cuisines of The Big Easy.
- Cap off your Convention experience at our Tuesday night Gala, featuring a live Cajun band, an indoor second line parade, and some of that world-famous Creole cuisine.
And time spent with your NGFA friends and colleagues? Just a little lagniappe.
Early Bird Deadline Friday February 24
Room Block Expires Friday February 24
This year’s program is shaping up to the most robust in recent memory.
Learn more about our featured speakers.
Bring a guest to Convention and have twice the fun! Registered guests are encouraged to participate in the Guest Brunch and Activity on Monday March 20th, which is included in the guest registration fee. Guest registration is located on the Convention registration page.
A shotgun style tournament benefiting the National Grain and Feed Foundation. This year’s tournament will be held Monday March 20th at Lakewood Golf Club in New Orleans, LA. Sign up is located on the Convention registration page.
New Orleans is like no other city in the world. Soak it all in on several tours planned for our Convention attendees. Sign up is located on the Convention registration page.
Cap off your Convention experience at the Tuesday Night Gala! Dinner, drinks, and entertainment await.
A limited number of exhibit spaces are available in our Ag Village.
You DO NOT want to miss the opportunity to market to our membership.
Thank You! to our 2017 Convention Sponsors:
American Railcar Leasing
Arizona Grain Inc.
Attebury Grain LLC
Central States Enterprises LLC
Feagre Baker Daniels
J.W. Nutt Co.
Northwest Grain Growers
Riceland Foods Inc.
The Greenbrier Companies
Union Tank Car Co.
Wells Fargo Rail
Wheeler Brothers Grain
2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION
- Convention Details
- Convention Sponsors
ABN AMROABN AMRO ClearingADMBungeCargillCGB EnterprisesCMECoBankIFG Export Grain TerminalNideraRabobankTradiverse
Advance TradingBank of the WestBNSFCHSDupont PioneerHarris-Crane, Inc.INTL FCStoneJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Lansing Trade GroupLouis Dreyfus CommoditiesMetLife InvestmentsThe Scoular Company
American Railcar LeasingAPEX LLCArizona Grain Inc.Attebury Grain LLCBeachner GrainCanadian PacificCentral States Enterprises LLCCIT RailCommerce BankCrowe HorwathFaegre Baker DanielsFarm Credit Services of AmericaGATX RailGROWMARK/MIDCO COMMODITIES, INC.J.W. Nutt Co.Kokomo GrainLaughlin CartrellMitsui Rail Capital LLCMonsanto Co.National Steel CarNorthwest Grain GrowersPerdue AgriBusiness LLCRiceland Foods Inc.The Greenbrier CompaniesTrinity RailUnion Pacific RailroadUnion Tank Car Co.US BankUS CommoditiesVertex RailcarVTG RailWells Fargo RailWestern Milling LLCWheeler Brothers Grain Company LLC
- Video Interviews
PAST/FUTURE ANNUAL CONVENTION INFORMATION
- 2015 Convention Details
- 2015 Convention Sponsors
Advance TradingBank of the WestCHSDupont PioneerGE Capital Rail ServicesJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Lansing TradeLouis Dreyfus CommoditiesScoularSociete Generale
APEX LLCAttebury Grain LLCBeachner GrainCGB EnterprisesCIT RailFarm Credit Services of AmericaLaughlin CartrellMonsanto Co.National Steel CarPerdue AgriBusiness LLCRiceland FoodsUnion Pacific RailroadWestern Milling LLCZen-Noh Grain Corp.
American Railcar LeasingArizona Grain Inc.Central States Enterprises LLCCommerce BankCrowe HorwathEGT LLCFaegre Baker DanielsGATX RailGlobalViewGROWMARK/MIDCO COMMODITIES, INC.Harris-Crane, Inc.Kokomo GrainNorthwest Grain GrowersThe AndersonsTrinity RailUnion Tank Car Co.US CommoditiesVTG RailWheeler Brothers Grain Company LLC
- Past Annual Conventions
- Future Annual Conventions
Member alert – Scam Annual Convention solicitations: Please note that it has come to our attention that one or more entities/individuals not affiliated with NGFA are soliciting NGFA members to make hotel reservations on their behalf for the upcoming Annual Convention. We are advised that on at least on some occasions, the entity is asking NGFA members to cancel existing reservations and rebook through them. Please be aware that NGFA has NOT contracted – nor in any way affiliated itself – with any other third-party in this capacity. Before booking your reservations through a third-party, NGFA highly recommends comparing the options available through the online booking link on the NGFA website and the meeting registration form or directly with the Sheraton New Orleans. NGFA is pressing its concerns with the third-party(ies) involved and regrets any confusion, deception and intrusion upon NGFA members.