About NEC

The National Ethanol Conference (NEC) is the most widely attended executive level conference for the ethanol industry. Since 1996, the RFA’s NEC has been recognized as the preeminent conference for delivering accurate, timely information on marketing, legislative and regulatory issues facing the ethanol industry. With numerous networking opportunities, more business meetings are conducted and contacts made at this conference than any other ethanol conference.

In 2017, 1,000 industry leaders and professionals attended the NEC, representing 38 states, the District of Columbia and more than 14 countries. Networking and business development have been the leading factors promoting attendance since the NEC’s inception.

Top Reasons for Attending NEC

Networking Opportunities 75%
Business Development 70%
Learn More About Government Policies 59.6%
Learn More About Ethanol Markets and Distribution 53.7%

*based on a 2017 attendee survey

Who should attend:

  • Ethanol producers and marketers
  • Future producers
  • Finance/Banking/Traders
  • Risk Management
  • Gasoline marketers
  • Transportation Industry
  • Policymakers and government
  • Ethanol Industry Suppliers
  • Energy and Environment Officials
  • Agricultural Leaders
  • Academia

Networking Opportunities

Build key industry relationships.

International Buyers Program

Participate in this exclusive program for U.S. companies interested in exporting product overseas or expanding sales to new markets. Read More

Government Policies

Learn the latest information on issues affecting the industry to be prepared.

Business Development


Conduct business with high value domestic and international industry customers and clients under one roof.

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