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AFOASavannah: Oct. 13 – 14, 2022

Schedule • Hotel Information • Registration


As our world continues to react to post-pandemic shortages, strained supply chains, and struggling logistics along with soaring prices, the AFOASavannah: 2022 Annual Meeting will provide a venue where opportunity to network, to learn and, most importantly, to interact in person takes place along with some southern hospitality.

It’s been quite a year since we last met face-to-face and there’s a lot to talk about.

Savannah will provide the backdrop and AFOA will set the stage for you to reconnect and strengthen relationships needed to continue to forge ahead in this New Normal of disrupted markets, strained supply chains and ever evolving industry.



The 2022 Annual Meeting is set for October 12-13 in Savannah, Georgia at the JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District.  This brand new hotel is unique and a site to see.  The first block of rooms for the AFOA meeting sold out at the beginning of May.  A second block of rooms are now available at $349 USD per night with a third set of rooms (added) with some night at $389.

We have added more rooms several times and the rates change each time we do, the booking link often malfunctions.  We request that you try to book your rooms using the link first.  Please only try to book rooms for arriving as early as Tuesday and departing as late as Friday.

Booking outside of those days will cause the link to report “unavailable” as those dates are before or beyond the meeting dates.  AFOA does not have special rates for those days/dates.

Click here to make your hotel reservation for the AFOA Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Savannah.

If you have tried to book your room several times (we recommend trying with different browsers) using the link without success, then contact afoa@fatsandoils.org for assistance.

Please note:  those who book rooms must register for the annual meeting at least one month in advance of the meeting or risk being bumped to a higher rate as the discounted rate is for paid members and meeting attendees only.



In reaction to newer products and solutions available to help address our ever-changing industry, the AFOA is trying something new at this year’s annual meeting: a Solution Showcase.  See the drafted agenda for an outline of presentation times and tabletop representation.  Based on available space and time, a committee will select from member companies that apply and pay a corresponding fee (to be paid after selected).  The more the presentation is provided in an educational format (versus sales pitch) the better chance of being selected.

Presentation proposals should be submitted to afoa@fatsandoils.org by July 15 with subject line: AFOA Solution Showcase Proposal.

This is something new and experimental.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as selections will be chosen based on what is submitted and what the committee believes will provide the best mix of options and information.  Those providing the presentation and representing the companies will need to register as an attendee of the meeting.  The fee of $2,500 to present will be treated as a Solution Showcase Sponsor.

  • 20-minute presentation and one tabletop for material presentation
  • Submit a written proposal on what will be presented (20-minute presentation) to afoa@fatsandoils.org by July 15th with subject line: AFOA Solution Showcase Proposal
  • Who will be making the presentation and include their contact information
  • Audio/visual equipment that will be needed to accompany the presentation



2022 AFOA Annual Meeting 
Oct. 12 – 13
Savannah , GA 
Wednesday, Oct. 12
7:30 – 8:30 am Registration
The Exchange is Open (formerly member lounge) River Landing/Salzburg Prefunction
Solution Showcase Open District Live
Breakfast Foods/coffee/Soda/water River Landing/Salzburg Prefunction
8:30 – 9:15 am Session 1
Rendered Animal Protein Discussion Salzburg II & III
8:30 – 8:50 am 1.Solution Showcase District Live
8:55 – 9:15 am 2.Solution Showcase District Live
9:30 – 10:15 am Session 2
Rendered Animal Fats Discussion Salzburg II & III
9:30 – 9:50 am 3. Solution Showcase District Live
9:55 – 10:15 am 4. Solution Showcase District Live
10:30 – 11:15 am Session 3
Vegetable Oils Discussion Salzburg II & III
10:30 – 10:50 am 5. Solution Showcase District Live
10:55 – 11:15 am 6. Solution Showcase District Live
11:30 – 12:30 pm Network in the Exchange/Reception The Exchange
11:30 – 11:50 am 7. Solution Showcase District Live
11:55 – 12:15 am 8. Solution Showcase District Live
12:30 – 2:30 pm Luncheon/Keynote Speaker/AFOA Business Meeting Salzburg I, II. III
2:30 – 5:30 pm The Exchange is Open River Landing/Salzburg Prefunction
2:30 – 5:30 pm Solution Showcase Open District Live
2:45 – 4 pm AFOA Board Meeting Citrine Meeting Room
4 – 5 pm Happy Hour Kick Off Southern Style (business card social) River Landing/Salzburg Prefunction
Thursday, Oct. 13
7:30 – 9:30 am Solution Showcase Open District Live
7:30 – 5 pm Pop Up Meeting Space — First Come, First Served Salzburg I
8:00 – 9:00 am Registration The Exchange (River Landing (Salzburg Prefunction)
The Exchange is Open
8 – 9 am Breakfast Foods, Coffee, Soda/water The Exchange
9:00 – 10 am Session 5
Biofuels Discussion: Regulatory Landscape Changes (panel) Salzburg II & III
9 – 9:20 am 9.  Solution Showcase District Live
9:30 – 9:50 am 10.  Solution Showcase District Live
10:15 – 11:15 am Transportation/Supply Chain Strategies Salzburg II & III
11:15 –  12:15 pm Slider Social/Trail Mixer/Beverages (business card social) The Exchange (River Landing (Salzburg Prefunction)
Noon – 3 pm Solution Showcase Open District Live
11:30  – 2:30  pm Savor Savannah/Networking and lunch in the city Lunch on Your Own
2 – 3 pm Come back Cocktails The Exchange (River Landing (Salzburg Prefunction)
Here’s the Scoop Reception  (ice cream bar) leads into closing session
3:15 – 4:30 pm Session 6
What’s the Next Normal?  Biomass-Based Diesel Panel                                                                          Salzburg II & III
5:00 – 5:30 pm Early Reception for Meeting Sponsors The Exchange and overflow outside
5:30 – 7:30 pm Gala Reception The Exchange and overflow outside






The AFOA leadership has been working hard to try and maintain an affordable meeting opportunity.  To do so and to plan accordingly, the registration fees are set as the following and were developed to try and encourage earlier registration.

                                                 By 8/12/22                                from 8/13 – 9/30                    from 10/1                                  onsite

Member                                     $800                                            $900                                    $1,000                                      $1,200

Non-Member                            $1,300                                         $1,400                                  $1,500                                      $1,750



For first time company members (dues are $500 per company), you will receive a $250 discounted registration rate for your first meeting attendee.  Additional company attendees register at the member rate.

                                                   By 8/12/22                                from 8/13 – 9/30                    from 10/1                                  onsite

Member                                     $800                                             $900                                             $1,000                              $1,200

New Member                            *$1,050                                       **$1,150                                     •••$1,250                               $1,400

*($500 dues $550 registration) by 8/12

**($500 dues $650 registration) by 8/13-9/30

***($500 dues $750 registration) by 10/1