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A one-of-a-kind event focused on the data and technology impacting commodity markets.

May 8-10, 2019 | Chicago

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2019 Focus on Grain Markets

New technologies and data sets are changing the landscape of today's commodity markets.

What does tomorrow hold? Find out at cmdtyExchange.

Conference Details


May 8

4-6pm - Opening Reception

May 9 - VenueSIX10

8am - Registration & Breakfast

9am - Innovation in Ag (Feinberg Theater)

Hear from four new startups about how the industry is growing.

10:30am - Coffee Break on the Landing

11am - Grain Market Perspectives from a Market Analyst, Producer, Merchandiser and Broker (Feinberg Theater)

Each will bring their own unique perspective on the grain markets to an engaging on-stage discussion on market drivers, fundamentals and the impact of technology.

12pm - Lunch & Exhibit Hall overlooking Grant Park (9th Floor)

1-4pm - Panels (Feinberg Theater):

Panel 1: "The New Harvest - Ag Data"

Ag markets are evolving at a faster pace than ever before with new distribution models and emerging data products leading the trend. Learn more about the new types of data being harvested in ag - from predictive AI models and farm machinery IoT, to geospatial insights. Our esteemed panelists have deep knowledge in harvesting greenfield data opportunities in the space and will share their experiences in developing new product and implementing into key workflow decisions.

Panel 2: "Is Electronification of Physical Trading Finally Here?"

For the past decade AgTech upstarts and industry giants alike have attempted to electronify and drive automation in the physical grain trading space. The market for these services has been slower to develop than many anticipated, but that hasn’t slowed the pace of innovation. With the latest offerings available to the marketplace, are farmers and grain buyers finally ready to embrace change? Has it already happened? Join our panelists as they discuss the past, present, and future of physical grain trading.

Panel 3: "Moving Grain Transportation Forward"

The markets surrounding agriculture are changing in many ways with new players, benchmarks, and direct to producer models emerging. Our panelists discuss possible disruptions to the existing business model, predictions for the marketplace going forward, and the impact of new technology on grain transportation. Join our panelists from major transportation firms, emerging service providers, sector experts, and the firms who move product throughout the value chain.

4-6pm - Cocktail Reception (9th Floor)

May 10 - VenueSIX10

9-11am - cmdty Redefined & Breakfast (Invite Only)

Join Barchart's Head of Commodities Michael Browne and Chief Technology Officer Chris Harrison for an exclusive look at the data, analytics and tools behind Barchart's cmdty product line. From our patent pending county-based grain and weather indexes and physical grain platform, to in-depth commodity statistics and how to leverage the cutting edge cmdtyView platform.



venue SIX10

If you would like to sponsor cmdtyExchange or participate in the Exhibit Hall, please contact Colleen Sheeren at or 312-283-2375.


  • Accounting Providers
  • Advisory
  • Ag Lenders
  • Ag Media
  • Alternative Data Providers
  • Brokers
  • Commodity Software
  • Consultants
  • Crop Insurance
  • Crushers
  • CTA
  • Elevators
  • Ethanol Plants
  • Exchanges
  • Farm Management
  • Freight
  • Grain Originators
  • Hedge Funds
  • Multi-nationals
  • Processors
  • Refiners
  • Risk Management
  • Service Providers
  • Trading Firms


venue SIX10

Join us at Venue SIX10, 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. This contemporary building overlooks Grant Park and down town Chicago. It is conveniently located near many hotels, restaurants, and minutes from the Chicago Board of Trade and Financial District.

Recommended Hotels

Hilton Chicago - Michigan Ave

720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 922-4400

The Black Stone Hotel

636 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 447-0955