ACI Conference & Expo

ACI Conference & Expo

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Agenda

JANUARY 18, 2016

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Conference/Expo Registration
Walk-around lunch in Tradeshow provided

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Global Forces at Work Affecting Agriculture and Agribusiness
Bruce Scherr, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Informa Economics

2:00 – 2:45 pm
How Do These Forces Affect our Business – ACI member panel discussion 
Moderated by Jay Akridge, Purdue University College of Agriculture @JayAkridge

2:45 pm
BREAK – TRADESHOW OPEN

3:15 pm
Working for Indiana Agribusiness in Congress
A discussion with Representatives Jackie Walorski (IN-2) and Luke Messer (IN-6)
Moderated by Mark Shublak, ACI Lobbyist - Ice Miller LLP 

4:15 pm
Closing Keynote Address by Michael Durant
Retired Chief Warrant Officer Four, Master Pilot, Best-Selling Author, and Inspiration for the Movie Black Hawk Down

5:00 pm
RECEPTION – TRADESHOW OPEN

JANUARY 19, 2016

7:30 – 8:15 am
Breakfast – TRADESHOW OPEN

8:15 – 8:45 am
OPENING GENERAL SESSION

TRACK A

8:45 – 9:40 am
Nutrient Management and the 4Rs – Lessons from the Western Lake Erie Basin and Elsewhere

  • Peyton Harper, The Fertilizer Institute
  • Chris Henney, Ohio Agribusiness Association @OhioAgriBiz
  • Carrie Vollmer-Sanders, The Nature Conservancy
  • Moderated by Jordan Seger, Indiana State Department of Agriculture @ISDAgov 

9:50 – 10:45 am
How to Operate in Today's Financial and Capital Markets

  • Fritz Schutte, Periculum Capital
  • Pat Morand, Open Prairie Ventures
  • Tom Karlson, Rural America Fund
  • Moderated by Michael Schweickert, JP Morgan Chase, LLP

TRACK B

8:45 – 9:40 am
Are We Facing a Transportation and Infrastructure Crisis? 

  • Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition
  • Laurie Hiler, CGB Enterprises
  • Tim McNulty, CSX Corporation
  • Moderated by David Holt, Conexus @CONEXUS_IN  

9:50 – 10:45 am
Meet Your Indiana Regulators – A Panel Discussion with Key State Regulatory Leaders

  • Rick Ruble, Indiana Department of Labor @INDeptofLabor
  • Matt Pearson, Office of the Indiana State Chemist
  • Carol Comer, Indiana Department of Environmental Management @idemnews
  • Kent Abernathy, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles @INBMV
  • Moderated by Ted McKinney, Indiana State Department of Agriculture @ISDAgov

10:45 – 11:15 am
BREAK – TRADESHOW OPEN

GENERAL SESSION

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Values, Trust and Science - Agriculture and the Consumer
Terry Fleck, Executive Director, Center for Food Integrity

@FoodIntegrity

12:00 pm
Closing Luncheon and Keynote Address
Robb Fraley, World Food Prize Laureate, and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
@RobbFraley

1:30 pm
ADJOURN 

 


 

Sponsorship

$5,000 PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP
• Specialized use of company logo
• Event Sponsorship Recognition and Signage
• Recognition in Show Program
• Five Full Conference Registrations

$2,500 GOLD SPONSORSHIP
• Sponsorship Recognition and Signage
• Recognition in Show Program
• Three Full Conference Registrations

$1,000 SILVER SPONSORSHIP
• Sponsorship Signage and Recognition
• Recognition in Show Program
• Two Full Conference Registrations

$500 BRONZE
• Sponsorship Signage and Recognition
• Recognition in Show Program

 


 

Exhibitor Info

INCLUDED IN BOOTH SPACE:
• 8 x 10 booth spaces with draped walls
• 8’ skirted table
• 2 chairs/1 wastebasket
• Identification sign
• Listing in the official show directory (deadline 1/10/16)
• Admission to all educational sessions
• Great networking opportunity with ACI members

EXHIBITOR FEES

Full Conference

Booth Size Member Non-Member
8’ x 10’  $995  $1195

 


 

Registration Fees

FULL CONFERENCE 

  Member Non-Member
 Registration  $250

 $325


Monday, January 18 Only

  Member Non-Member
 Registration  $150

 $175

 

Tuesday, January 19 Only

  Member Non-Member
 Registration  $150 $175

 

 

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