The two-day conference covers topics including the state of U.S. agriculture, domestic and global E15 expansion and more.
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor kicked off the association’s Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) on Feb. 8, welcoming more than 300 ethanol leaders and allies to the industry’s annual inside look into the market and political landscape for biofuels.
At the conference, themed “In the Driver’s Seat,” attendees will hear a host of panel discussions exploring topics including the state of U.S. agriculture, the global marketplace, domestic and global E15 expansion, the political landscape, and Growth Energy’s efforts to reach consumers and key influencers through its NASCAR partnership and emerging mechanic education initiative.
Growth Energy is also honored to welcome special guest speaker Dana Perino, former White House press secretary and current Fox News TV commentator, who will offer perspective on today’s political status.
In her opening remarks, Skor said ELC provides a chance for stakeholders to come together to openly discuss the opportunities and challenges before the industry as well as to chart out a course together.
“This is our opportunity for a real conversation about how we are expanding domestic and foreign markets, forging new relationships with retailers, and shaping critical policies within the Trump administration and Congress,” Skor said.
“This past year, we saw what can be accomplished when we refuse to let others steer the debate away from our goals. … We still have a lot of work to do, but our champions are mobilized and positioned to win.”
Panel topics included:
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Up the Road: Does Ag Need Biofuels?
The Landscape Around Us: Marketplace Outlook
In the Side Mirror: Transportation Trends
At the Pump: A Consumer’s Market
Under the Hood: It’s All About the Engine
Friday, February 9, 2018
Keynote Address: Dana Perino
Winding Roads Ahead: A Washington Outlook
Other Side of The Road: Global Markets
Partnering to Expand E15: A Look Beyond the Grants