Agenda

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Registration
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Annual Golf Tournament featuring NFL Hall of Famer Kenny Houston
Cowboys Golf Club
10:00 am - 3:45 pm
Networking Day Trip
JFK Museum and Driving Tour
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception, sponsored by Fagen, Inc.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast, sponsored by CoBank and Farm Credit Services of America
8:00 am - 8:10 am
Welcome Remarks
Randall Doyal
, CEO, Al-Corn Clean Fuel and Chairman, Renewable Fuels Association
8:10 am - 8:45 am
State of the Industry Address
Bob Dinneen, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
8:45 am - 9:15 am
RFS Update: U.S. EPA Perspective
Christopher Grundler, Director, Office of Air Quality and Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
9:15 am - 10:30 am
RFS and LCFS: Driving Demand or Stuck in Neutral?
Moderator: Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President, Renewable Fuels Association
Jeremy Martin, Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Neil Koehler, President, CEO and Co-Founder, Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
Michael Rensing, Ph.D., Director, Renewable and Low Carbon Fuels, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Refreshment Break, sponsored by CHS, Inc.
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Going Global: Building Ethanol Demand Internationally
Moderator: Ed Hubbard, General Counsel, Renewable Fuels Association
Pedro Paranhos, Vice President, International, Eco-Energy
Jim Galvin, CEO, Lakeview Energy
Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Mike Dwyer, Director, Global Policy Analysis Division, Foreign Agricultural Service/USDA
Robert Wright, Secretary-General, ePURE
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Networking Lunch, featuring presentations of the RFA 2015 Industry Award and RFA Lifetime Appreciation Award
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Washington Insiders' Panel
Moderator: Bob Dinneen, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
Shane Karr, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Inc.
Bob Greco, Group Director, Downstream and Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute
Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council
Jon Doggett, Executive Vice President, National Corn Growers Association
John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute and Vice President of Government Relations, National Association of Convenience Stores
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Keynote Speaker
Ambassador Ron Kirk, former U.S.
Trade Representative
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Refreshment Break, sponsored by Ocean Park Advisors
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Advanced Ethanol Industry Breaks Through; Now What?
Moderator: Brooke Coleman, Executive Director, Advanced Ethanol Council
William Feehery, President, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
Guido Ghisolfi, CEO, Beta Renewables
Adam Monroe, Americas Regional President, Novozymes
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Networking Reception
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RFA PAC Auction (RFA Members Only)
Friday, February 20, 2015
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Genscape
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Sunrise Breakfast Session
DDGS: Current Marketing and Regulatory Issues
Moderator: Kelly Davis, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association
Alvaro Cordero,
Manager of Global Trade, U.S. Grains Council
Hubert Hamer, Jr.,
Director, Statistics Division, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Global Energy Market Outlook
John Kingston, Director of Market Insight and President, McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Competitive Outlook of the Brazilian Ethanol Sector Relative to the U.S.
Owen Wagner, Senior Economist - North America, LMC International, Ltd.
9:00 am - 10:15 am
The Road Ahead for Higher Blends
Moderator: Robert White, Vice President, Industry Relations, Renewable Fuels Association
Kristi Moriarty, Senior Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
John Eichberger, Executive Director, Fuels Institute and Vice President of Government Relations, National Association of Convenience Stores
Brian West, Deputy Director of the Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Refreshment Break, sponsored by Phibro EPG
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
How Rail Safety and Congestion are Impacting the Marketplace
Moderator: Kelly Davis, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association
Dana Lewis, Chief Administrative Officer, Redfield Energy
Todd Tranausky, Editor, North American Transportation, Argus Media
Tim Butters, Acting Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Thomas Simpson, President, Rail Supply Institute
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Closing Remarks
Bob Dinneen, President and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association