American Fats & Oils2019 Annual Meeting
AFOA will be returning to the Drake Hotel in Chicago for its 2019 Annual Meeting. The hotel is accepting reservations NOW! You are encourged to make your reservations early as this venue tends to SELL OUT for the AFOA meeting.
The link for reservations is: https://book.passkey.com/go/
Guests can also call 1-800-55-DRAKE and refer to group code AFO to receive the special rate. If you have any special request for your reservation, please feel free to contact In-house reservations at 312-787-220 or via email CHIDH_RES@hilton.com.
AFOA Annual Meeting
October 16-17, 2019 The Drake Hotel, Chicago
The AFOA aims to (re)connect our highly targeted group of attendees for two days with interactive and inclusive discussions specifically focused around themes of maximum timely relevance to their end users, clients and collaborators. Our main goal is to ensure you return to the office better equipped to maximize the opportunities presented in and meet the key challenges of your day-to-day work.
AFOA Annual Meeting 2019
The Drake Hotel
Oct 16, 2019 to Oct 17, 2019
MAKING RESERVATIONS — OPEN NOW — AFOA Rate $265
A dedicated booking website is now available for AFOA attendees to book their hotel rooms online.
Booking Website: https://book.passkey.com/e/49884243
The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611
2019 Annual Meeting
Use the link below to book your hotel reservations with the Drake.
Wednesday, Oct. 16
9 am — 11 am Rendered Products Form — Animal/Tallow Forum
Speaker: Nate Burk, INTL FC Stone
Topic: 10 Years Forward: S&D, Hedging – How The Ag to Energy Trade is Poised to Evolve
Speaker: David Meeker, Ph.D., National Renderers Assn.
Topic: The Latest on African Swine Flu
Speaker: Kent Swisher, National Renderers Assn.
Topic: Changes in the Tallow and Protein Meal Markets
12:30 pm — 2:30 pm Keynote and Luncheon Meeting
Speaker: Tim Washer
Topic: Unique Review of the Current Political Environment
Thursday, Oct. 17
8:15 am — 9:15 am Vegetable Oil Forum
Speaker: Tore Alden, The Jacobsen Publishing
Topic: Veg Oil Market Dynamics
9:30 am — 10:30 pm Outlook Seminar
Speaker: Stefan Vogel, Rabobank
Topic: Global Outlook on Agriculture — One Year Later
10:45 am — 12:15 pm Biofuels Forum
Speaker: Joe Jobe, President and Founder of Rock House Advisors
Topic: Similarities & differences of renewable diesel and biodiesel. Where the biomass based diesel industry is heading in the future and the impacts on oils and greases markets.
Speaker: Greg Staiti, JD is a partner with Weaver
Topic: The West Coast LCFS market and its impact on fats, oils and greases markets going forward as programs expand from California into neighboring states
12:30 pm — 2:30 pm Industry Wide Panel Discussion — Focus on Transportation
Speaker: Brian Shultz, MPB Commodities
Topic: Trucking Industry: Challenges and Considerations
Speaker: Zak Andersen, BNSF Railway
Topic: Railroads and the Fats/Oils Industry
Speaker: Scott Peterson, Odin Marine
Topic: The Bulk Liquid Shipping Markets and the Effects of IMO 2020 Legislation
Face-to-Face Networking Opportunities
The Attendee Lounge will be open both days for extended hours to serve as a natural location for “meet ups.”
Refreshments will be provided.
Plan now to use this space for setting up meetings with colleagues, clients and friends.
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