81st Annual Convention Schedule of Events

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If preferred, you can download the registration form and submit to niop@kellencompany.com


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 logo_agri fine inc.logo_francis mustoe & company logo_darling intenationallogo_dupont pioneer DUP_Plenish Wrdmrk_03_01_4C CMYKlogo_hudson tank storage companylogo_odin marine, inc.logo_pasternak, baum & co., incPrint
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logo_columbus vegetable oils logo_kinder morganlogo_mpb commoditiesOilseeds_logo_012710team tankersVTO_RGB


Saturday, March 14, 2015

5:00 – 6:30pm                   Early Arrival Reception (Open to All Guests)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

8:00am – 2:00pm             Registration Desk Open

10:00am – 4:00pm           Emmett Cornibe Memorial Delegate Golf Tournament Separate Registration Required (Padre Course)

Lunch Sponsored by: logo_richardson oilseeds, ltd.

Drink Cart Sponsored by: logo_hudson tank storage company  logo_odin marine, inc.

Hole Sponsors:  logo_columbus vegetable oils   logo_mpb commodities VTO_RGB logo_kinder morgan  Oilseeds_logo_012710

6:00pm – 8:00pm             Opening Reception (Western Theme)


Monday, March 16, 2015

7:30am – 2:00pm             Registration Desk Open

7:30am – 8:30am             Breakfast                        Sponsored by: logo_pasternak, baum & co., inc

8:30am – 9:00am             Annual Business Meeting

9:00am – 10:00am            Palm Oil Sustainability: Carl Bek-Nielsen

10:00am – 10:30am          Networking Break         Sponsored by: logo_dupont pioneer

10:30am – 11:15am            Facts & Figures of Production: Thomas Mielke

11:15am – 12:00pm            Future Consumer Trends: Harry Balzer

12:00pm – 2:00pm           Luncheon Keynote: Charles Payne

Sponsored by: logo_francis mustoe & company

2:30pm – 4:00pm             NIOP Board Meeting

5:00pm – 7:00pm             Monday Night Reception (Luau Theme)


Tuesday, March 17

7:30am – 9:00am             Breakfast                          Sponsored by: logo_stolt nielsen transportation group, inc.

9:00am – 12:00pm          General Session: Emerging Trends and Issues

9:00am – 9:45am              Understanding Generation Y: Curt Steinhorst

9:45am – 10:45am             High Oleic Soybean Oil Panel

  • Security of Supply: John Becherer, CEO, United Soybean Board
  • Profile of High Stability Oils: David Tillman, Stratas Foods
  • Food Company Perspective: John Jansen, Bunge

10:45am – 11:15am          Networking Break           Sponsored by: Print

11:15am – 12:00pm          Impacts of the Food Labeling Act: Robert Collette, ISEO

11:00am                               Companion Golf Tournament (Separate Registration Required)

12:30pm – 2:00pm           President’s Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

5:00pm – 7:00pm             Closing Night Reception (St. Patrick’s Day Theme)