More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are arriving in Detroit for Export Exchange 2016, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain.
Co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), both of which IL Corn is a member, Export Exchange 2016 offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to meet and build relationships with domestic suppliers of corn, distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), sorghum, barley and other commodities.
"At a time when we are looking at a record corn harvest and the clear need for international trade to be championed by our country's leaders, Export Exchange is critical for our industry," said Tom Sleight, president and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council. "It is essential for us to strengthen the bonds between suppliers and partner countries, and the connections made this week will not only help propel our industry this year, but for years to come."
"In today's volatile ethanol market, DDGS have become even more important for producers. A growing and vibrant export market will be key to future success. With buyers from more than 35 countries participating in this year's event, the 2016 Export Exchange is a can't-miss event," said Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen.
The conference runs through Wednesday at the Detroit Renaissance. More information is available a twww.exportexchange.org or on social media at #ExEx16.
Also, check in with IL Corn on Facebook for live Facebook feeds with trade teams visiting IL following the Detroit event.