Annual Convention

Annual Convention

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 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. 

 

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Early Bird Deadline Friday February 24

 

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Room Block Expires Friday February 24

 

programConvention Program

This year’s program is shaping up to the most robust in recent memory.

 

 

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Learn more about our featured speakers.

 

 

mardi-gras-mask-carnival-koozies-z7ciw7-clipartRegistered Guest Program

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.

 

 

golf-club-clip-art-black-and-white-golfclubNational Grain and Feed Foundation Golf Tournament

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.

 

 

binoculars-clipart-binoculars-png-trg7tw-clipartTours & Activities

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. 

 

 

music-notesTuesday Night Gala

Cap off your Convention experience at the Tuesday Night Gala! Dinner, drinks, and entertainment await.

 

 

icon-exhibitorsAg Village

A limited number of exhibit spaces are available in our Ag Village.

 

 

cutcaster-photo-100151483-Clipart-sketch-of-business-deal-handshake-in-black-and-whiteConvention Sponsorship Program

You DO NOT want to miss the opportunity to market to our membership.

 

Thank You! to our 2017 Convention Sponsors:

 

Diamond

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Platinum

 

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Gold

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Silver

American Railcar Leasing
APEX LLC
Arizona Grain Inc.
Attebury Grain LLC
Beachner Grain
Canadian Pacific
Central States Enterprises LLC
Commerce Bank
Crowe Horwath
Feagre Baker Daniels
GATX Rail
GROWMARK/MID-CO
J.W. Nutt Co.
Kokomo Grain
Laughlin Cartrell
Northwest Grain Growers
Riceland Foods Inc.
The Greenbrier Companies
Trinity Rail
Union Pacific
Union Tank Car Co.
US Bank
US Commodities
VTG Rail
Wells Fargo Rail
Western Milling
Wheeler Brothers Grain

 

2016 ANNUAL CONVENTION

Convention Details

Convention Program-At a Glance

Full Convention Program

Convention Attendee List – Final

Board of Directors and Executive Committee Announcement

Convention Sponsors

Platinum

ABN AMROABN AMRO ClearingADMBungeCargillCGB EnterprisesCMECoBankIFG Export Grain TerminalNideraRabobankTradiverse

Gold

Advance TradingBank of the WestBNSFCHSDupont PioneerHarris-Crane, Inc.INTL FCStoneJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Lansing Trade GroupLouis Dreyfus CommoditiesMetLife InvestmentsThe Scoular Company

Silver

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

Presentations

Thomas Menzies, Deputy Program Director, Transportation Research Board, National Academies of Science

Noël Perry, Economist and Senior Consultant, FTR Transportation Intelligence

Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Michael Zweiback, partner and co-leader of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group at Arent Fox LLP

Carl Casale, president and CEO of CHS Inc.

Stephen Gallagher, managing director and head of research for Société Générale 

Gary Beachner, president and CEO of Beachner Grain Inc. in Parsons, Kan.

Photos

View photo gallery

 

PAST/FUTURE ANNUAL CONVENTION INFORMATION

2015 Convention Details

Final 2015 Convention ProgramFinal 2015 Convention Attendee List

2015 Convention Sponsors

Platinum

ADMBNSFBungeCargillCMECoBankNideraTradiverse

Gold

Advance TradingBank of the WestCHSDupont PioneerGE Capital Rail ServicesJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Lansing TradeLouis Dreyfus CommoditiesScoularSociete Generale

Silver

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.

Supporters

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
  • 2014 in Hilton Head, SC (Program)
  • 2013 in San Francisco, Calif. (Program)
  • 2012 in Charleston, SC (Program)
  • 2011 in San Diego, Calif.
Future Annual Conventions

INFO AT A GLANCE

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.

  • To REGISTER for the 2017 NGFA 121st Annual Convention CLICK HERE
  • To MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION CLICK HERE
  • To view a detailed PROGRAM CLICK HERE
  • To view the AG VILLAGE EXHIBITOR APPLICATION, TERMS & CONDITIONS CLICK HERE
  • To view the SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS CLICK HERE