Interested attendees can now register for the U.S. Grains Council’s 9th International Marketing Conference and 52nd Annual Membership Meeting. Both events will be held Feb. 13-15 in Panama City, Panama.
Registration and additional details are available here. Click on the meeting link on the right hand side of the page. Online registration is available through Feb. 3. Note that a valid passport is required for entry into Panama. Reservations for the Hotel Rui Plaza Panama, the conference hotel, can also be made online by downloading and completing the reservation form found on the site under hotel information.
“World trade brings significant value to the current and future profitability of U.S. farmers, agriculture and the nation as a whole,” says Wendell Shauman, USGC chairman. “What better place to review and discuss the dynamics of trade and chart a course for the council than at the literal crossroads of world trade, the Panama Canal.”
USCG’s theme for the meeting and year is “Your Highway to the World: New Capacities, New Markets.” Conference attendees will examine these elements by focusing on USCG’s strategic direction for upcoming years through the Council Advisory Teams.
“We’ll also get an insider’s look at the changing flow of world trade that will come with the renovation and expansion of the Panama Canal,” Shauman says. Attendees will get an up-close look at the canal and construction progress, as well as plans for the future presented by representatives from the Panama Canal Authority.
In addition to registration and hotel information, the full agenda and details on optional tours are available on the meeting page.