(803) 252-7128 afoa@fatsandoils.org

AFOA Live from Nashville

Working Agenda

(as of August 2)

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

7:30 – 8:30 am  Registration                                                                  Legends Ballroom Prefunction

Member Lounge Open                                                                          Music Row 5 & 6

8:30–9:30 am   Session 1 Rendered Animal Protein Discussion               Legends Ballroom A-C                       

          Speaker:  Tore Alden, Fastmarkets/ The Jacobsen

                    Topic: Grains and Proteins

          Speaker:  Walter Lanza, The Scoular Company

                    Topic: Container Shortage Situation

9:45–10:45 am  Session 2 Rendered Animal Fats Discussion                   Legends Ballroom A-C

          Speaker:  Ryan Standard, Fastmarkets/The Jacobsen

          Topic: Fats and Oils

11:00–Noon      Session 3 Vegetable Oils Discussion                              Legends Ballroom A-C

          Speaker:  Mark Borrett, LaSalle Group

                    Topic: “Food and Fuel”, reshaping the world trade for food and feed stocks in the fats and oils market.  A look at the current marketplace, and a forward view for the coming year in the veg oil trade.

12:30–2:30 pm  General Session 4:  Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Jim Wiesmeyer         Legends Ballroom D-G

2:30–5:30 pm    Member Lounge Open                                                     Music Row 5 & 6

2:45–4 pm        AFOA Board Meeting                                                        Cumberland 1/2

4–5 pm             Boots and Beer for AFOA Attendees                               (TBD)                          

                        Networking in Nashville

                        Free evening to network and visit with clients and guests

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021

8:30–9:30 am    Registration                                                                  Legends Ballroom Prefunction

Member Lounge Open                                                                          Music Row 5 & 6

10:00–11:30 am Session 5 Biofuels Discussion                                       Legends Ballroom A-C

Speaker:  Jacqueline Reigle, Editor, American Biofuels, Argus Media.

                    Topic:  Renewables in the Transportation Sector   

Government mandates and incentive programs are calling for increased use of renewable fuels globally which have refiners and producers re-prioritizing refinery utilization.  How is this currently affecting demand for feedstocks, biodiesel and renewable diesel production and what key factors are incentivizing this demand?

11:30 am–2:30 pm  Networking in Nashville                                           LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

2:30–3:00 pm    AFOA Welcome Back Networking Reception

3:15–4:30 pm    Session 6 Panel Discussion:                                           Legends Ballroom A-C

           Direction and Future of Renewable Diesel                 

Speakers so far:

Nate Burk, Stone X

Gene Gebolys, World Energy   

                Additional speaker(s) TBA

5 pm – 5:30 pm Early Reception for Meeting Sponsors                           Legends Ballroom TBD

5:30 – 7:30 pm  Gala Reception                                                               Legends Ballroom TBD

entertainment, food & drink