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BARCHART’S GRAIN
MERCHANDISING & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2024
ORLANDO, FL
Orlando World Center Marriott

ABOUT

Barchart’s Grain Merchandising and Technology Conference is back and this year we’re headed to Orlando, Florida! Join Barchart in the Sunshine State for an exciting, informative and engaging 3-day event! Grain merchandisers, originators, general managers, and other buyers of grain from across the US and internationally will converge to exchange ideas, build connections, and explore cutting-edge workflows for grain merchandising and origination. Dive into discussions covering topics such as hedging, artificial intelligence, ERP connectivity, CRM tools, and more!

What sets our conference apart? We're all about fostering meaningful connections with grain professionals in the most fun and unique way possible! Make the most of what our conference has in store for you, including:

  • Pre-Conference Meet & Greet Sunday Afternoon at the Pool (Sponsor Cabanas)
  • Numerous Panels and Discussions on Commodity Data, Technology & Workflows
  • The Latest Commodity Market Discussions from Leading Experts
  • Small Breakout Sessions on Key Topics Impacting the Grain and Oilseed Industries
  • cmdtyView, Marketplace, Hedging and Related Software Demos
  • 2024 Hedge Awards Ceremony
  • cmdtyView Classic Charity Golf Outing
  • Networking in the Exhibit Hall
  • On-Site Restaurants, Golf Course, Jogging Path, Pools and Waterpark
  • Excellent Room Rates Before, During & After the Conference
  • Check out the resort video - Only 20 minutes from the airport!

Gold Sponsor

AgTrax

Silver Sponsors

ADM Investor Services
CQG
EFC Systems by Ever.Ag
IL Soybean Association
iRely
Miami International Holdings, Inc.

Media Sponsors

Feed & Grain
Farm Progress

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Day 1

September 8, 2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Poolside Meet & Greet - Welcome to Orlando!

Soak up some sun and swim up to our outdoor exhibit hall during our pre-conference meet & greet at the pool! Order a drink, meet with our Platinum and Gold sponsors and mingle with fellow attendees in our privately reserved cabanas for a fun conference kickoff!

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm cmdtyView Training Session

Discover the power of cmdtyView, Barchart’s flagship market intelligence, analysis and risk management platform for commodity merchandisers, traders, brokers and analysts. Explore cmdtyView’s seamless integration with Barchart’s Marketplace Apps, meticulously crafted to optimize interactions between agribusinesses and producers, facilitating tasks from bid posting to eSign contract signing.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Opening Night Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Join Barchart and other attendees for an opening night cocktail reception and dinner on the pool lawn. Enjoy dinner, cocktails and networking as we set the stage for an exciting conference!

Day 2

September 9, 2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration, Breakfast and Networking in the Exhibit Hall

Start your day on the right foot at the Orlando World Center Marriott with breakfast inside the exhibit hall. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit sponsor booths and network with other conference attendees before the content portion of the event begins.

9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome to Barchart’s Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference

Hear from Barchart CEO Mark Haraburda, as he welcomes attendees to Orlando for Barchart’s Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference.

9:10 am - 10:00 am Technology and Workflow Solutions for Agribusinesses

Dive into Barchart's technology and workflow solutions that empower agribusinesses to elevate decision-making, streamline operations, and build better relationships with their producers. Attendees will even get an exclusive first look at our latest product announcements, complete with in-depth demos presented by Barchart’s team of product experts. Discover how Barchart's advancements will drive efficiency, enhance productivity, and propel your agribusiness forward.

10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

Recharge with some caffeine in the Exhibit Hall with a mid-morning coffee break where you can meet with sponsors and other attendees.

10:30 am - 11:30 am Exploring the Global Landscape of Grain

Step into the dynamic world of global grain! Our esteemed panel of market analysts, representing pivotal agricultural regions such as the United States, Brazil, Europe, and Australia, come together to explore the intricacies of the international grain market. Delving beyond market trends and forecasts, our panelists will dive into pressing questions, such as the barriers impeding US grain exports and the impact of foreign policy on domestic markets. Through an international lens, our panelists will provide attendees with insights and lessons around the challenges and opportunities currently happening within the global grain arena.

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Adapting Amidst Change: Insights from Grain Merchandisers

A panel of grain merchandisers will take center stage to offer a deep dive into the dynamic landscape of agriculture. Drawing from their wealth of experience, these panelists will dissect the shifting landscape of agriculture, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities facing today's agribusinesses, including how they harness the power of technology to stay ahead of the curve.

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch, Demos and Networking in the Exhibit Hall

We’ll take a midday break for lunch, plus networking inside the Exhibit Hall. Attendees may also use this time to demo Barchart’s flagship commodity trading and analytics platform cmdtyView. Stop by the Barchart table to get a one-on-one look into our workflow solutions built specifically for agribusinesses.

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm Platinum Sponsor Presentation

Want to speak to our entire audience on stage? Contact events@barchart.com to reserve your Platinum sponsorship!

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Leveraging Market Data to Cultivate Risk Management Strategies

Join us for an insightful panel discussion on how market data is revolutionizing risk management strategies in agriculture. With farm advisors increasingly relying on data-driven approaches to model and mitigate risk, our expert panelists will delve into the evolving landscape of farmer risk management. Whether you're a seasoned professional or newcomer to the field, this session will give you the opportunity to hear valuable insights from industry leaders as they share their experiences, challenges, and successes in leveraging market data to drive informed decision-making.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Coffee Break

Recharge with some caffeine in the Exhibit Hall with a mid-afternoon coffee break where you can meet with sponsors and other attendees.

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Breakout Sessions

Choose your track! Attend one 45-minute breakout session of your choice to gain valuable insights, connect with other grain professionals, and dive deep into the topics that interest you the most.

Breakout Session #1: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm | Elevating IT Operations: Strategies for Modern Agribusinesses

This breakout session will delve into strategies and best practices aimed at optimizing agribusinesses IT operations for enhanced efficiency and business continuity. From streamlining workflows to leveraging advanced technologies, our speakers will share insights to empower organizations in navigating the complexities of modern IT landscapes. Additionally, attendees will explore cybersecurity measures to ensure data protection and operational resilience from cyber threats. This breakout session promises valuable insights to drive innovation and excellence in your agribusinesses IT operations.

Breakout Session #2: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm | Attracting & Retaining High-Performing Talent

This breakout will bring invaluable insights into the evolving needs of agribusinesses in attracting and retaining top talent. Discover firsthand innovative strategies and proven tactics directly from industry leaders who have mastered the art of cultivating high-performing teams sought after within the industry. Gain practical wisdom and actionable advice to attract and retain top talent, ensuring your agribusiness remains competitive and thriving in today's rapidly evolving market.

Breakout Session #3: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm | Session title coming soon!

Want to sponsor a breakout session? Contact events@barchart.com.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Break

Attendees can use this time to break prior to our 2024 Hedge Awards Ceremony and Reception, which will be held at Hawk's Landing, situated on the golf course at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hedge Awards Ceremony, Dinner & Reception at Hawk’s Landing

Join us at Hawk’s Landing for the 2024 Hedge Awards and Dinner. Enjoy an exciting evening of entertainment, networking, dinner and award recognitions! The awards ceremony will cover 3 nominations, including Grain Merchandiser of the Year, Agribusiness of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award. Good luck!

Day 3

September 10, 2024

8:30 am - 2:00 pm Barchart’s cmdtyView Classic Charity Golf Outing

Join us for the cmdtyView Classic Charity Golf Outing at the Orlando World Center Marriott‘s 18-hole championship golf course. *Please note that a separate registration and fee is required for the golf tournament. Limited spots will be available.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Lunch and cmdtyView Training Session

Join us for lunch and discover the power of cmdtyView, Barchart’s flagship market intelligence, analysis and risk management platform for commodity merchandisers, traders, brokers and analysts. Explore cmdtyView’s seamless integration with Barchart’s Marketplace Apps, meticulously crafted to optimize interactions between agribusinesses and producers, facilitating tasks from bid posting to eSign contract signing.

WHY ATTEND?

Here’s what to expect at Barchart’s Grain Merchandising & Technology Conference:

  • An opening night reception and dinner
  • Panels and in-depth discussions on grain merchandising workflows, including offer management, hedging, grain accounting, producer relationship management, market data and analytics.
  • Discussions around the latest trends and developments in North American and global grain markets.
  • Technology demonstrations and training sessions.
  • The 2024 Hedge Awards and dinner.
  • Significant exposure for sponsors, including pre-event, post-event and on-site.
  • And of course tons of networking with peers throughout the grain and commodity industries, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners and exhibit hall.

ATTENDEES

  • Ag Advisory Firms
  • Ag Lenders
  • Ag Media
  • Brokers & Traders
  • Commodity Software
  • Crop Insurance
  • Grain Accounting
  • Grain Elevators
  • Exchanges
  • Farmers
  • Farm Management
  • Freight
  • Grain Originators
  • Merchandisers
  • Processors
  • Risk Management
  • Technology Providers
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