About the NEC

Since 1996, the RFA’s National Ethanol Conference (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 2014, more than 1,000 industry leaders and professionals attended the NEC, representing 4 states, the District of Columbia and 16 countries.  The majority attend for the networking opportunities (80.2%), followed closely by to learn more about government policies (75%) and for business development (64.5%). Networking and business development have been the leading factors promoting attendance since the NEC’s inception.

Why Others Attend:

"The NEC is the one conference The Anderson’s ethanol management and sales team attends each year. It’s an incredible value, providing the latest industry news and the opportunity to meet face to face with industry colleagues and customers under one roof and conduct business."
Neill McKinstray, President, Ethanol Group, The Andersons, Inc.

"The NEC is an invaluable opportunity for ICM to connect with our industry colleagues and customers.  The relationship building and thought-provoking, timely presentations make this a must-attend event for my company."
Dave Vander Griend, President and CEO, ICM, Inc.

“I look forward to attending the NEC each year as it consistently provides a cost-effective way to develop and maintain industry relationships and customers.  The value of the networking opportunities, with all the industry players gathered in one location, makes the NEC an event we cannot afford to miss.”
Steve Schleicher, Vice President Industrial Services, Pinnacle Engineering

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