January 24-26, 2017

National Council for Science and the Environment

Washington, DC

Education Session: January 25  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Emerging Bioeconomy: Implications on Health and the Economy

NCSE is gathering an expert panelist representing CRA, BIO, Field-to-Market and Roquette to discuss emerging trends in bioplastics and renewable chemicals, what effective policy to encourage growth looks like, and how to successfully educate the public on the benefits of advanced bioproducts.

In order for successful implementation of the global climate agreement, a bioeconomy will need to simultaneously address: new research and building on existing knowledge bases, creating a business friendly environment to spur innovation, training and recruiting an appropriately skilled workforce, establishing effective policy to encourage growth, and educating the public on the benefits of a bio-based economy.  The goal of this session is to inform a systems approach to several complex problems facing society including reducing healthcare costs, addressing climate change solutions, and finding a suitable replacement for our petrochemical-based economy.  Attendees will understand the benefits of transitioning to a bioeconomy and the challenges that face the adoption of the market model.

For more info contact Ben Gruitt, BGruitt@corn.org

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March 2-4, 2017

Commodity Classic

San Antonio, TX

Learning Center Session: March 4, 8:15 a.m. CT

The Emerging Bioeconomy: Opportunities and Challenges in Achieving Scale

A panel of industry experts will explain the state of the emerging bioeconomy, barriers to development and potential of the bioeconomy.  Factors discussed will include the low cost of petrochemical inputs, the sustainability of the bioproduct feedstocks, and the perceived trade off between traditional materials and biomaterials.

For more info contact Ben Gruitt, BGruitt@corn.org

Visit CRA Booth 344 

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April 4-6, 2017

ProFood Tech

Chicago, IL

Consumer Trends & Marketing Session: Tuesday, April 4 – 10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m.

The Generation Game: Playing to Win the Most Customers

For decades, baby boomers have reigned as the most powerful generation of consumers. Now, just as millennials surpass baby boomers in population and spending power, the new kids on the block—Generation Z*—are coming of age and jockeying for a position of influence. To delve deeper into the story, GenerationWhy, an unprecedented new consumer research study, compares millennial consumers to older generations—and examines the influence Generation Z* kids are already having on their parents’ purchase decisions, both in the grocery aisle and at restaurants. What’s more, GenerationWhy divides millennials into four distinct consumer segments based on behaviors and attitudes regarding food, health and social media. The consumer landscape has never been so diverse. Learn more about consumers of all generations and discover how your brand can tap into their spending power—and their influence.

*Generation Z is anyone born after 1995 — a group scarred by recession economics and soaring college costs, yet embracing healthier lifestyle choices and higher education.

For more info contact Shannon Marshall, SMarshall@corn.org

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May 1-3, 2017

National Association of Farm Broadcasters Washington Watch

Washington, DC

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June 25 - 28. 2017

IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2017

Las Vegas, NV




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