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cmdtyExchange Grain Summit 2020

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Venue SIX10

610 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

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Join us at the leading Grain event in North America!

If you would like to sponsor cmdtyExchange Grain Summit 2020 or participate in the Exhibit Hall, please contact Colleen Sheeren at events@barchart.com or 312-283-2375.





August 26, 2020

  • 10:30am - 2:00pm | Ag Media Roundtable and Lunch (for Media Only)
    A private meetup for all Grain Summit 2020 Media Attendees at Barchart’s office! During this private session, we will discuss the various opportunities and challenges ag media faces. Attendees will receive an in-depth look at the latest tools available from Barchart to help better engage your audience with local data and information. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for the cmdty Media Network and receive training of Barchart products on the spot.

    Once the private session is over, you will enjoy an exclusive boat tour of Chicago with the rest of the Grain Summit 2020 attendees, followed by an opening night cocktail reception back at Barchart’s office. After the opening reception, Media attendees will enjoy a private dinner at a downtown Chicago restaurant (details to be announced closer to the event).

    ** The Ag Media Roundtable and Lunch is explicitly for Grain Summit 2020 Media Attendees.

  • 2:00 - 4:00pm | Client Boat Tour of Chicago

  • 4:00 - 6:00pm | Opening Reception at Barchart's HQ


August 27, 2020 at Venue SIX10

  • 8:00am | Registration, Breakfast & Networking
    Join us before the main event begins for breakfast as well as time for networking with other industry professionals.

  • 9:00am | Welcome to cmdtyExchange Grain Summit 2020
    Barchart CEO, Mark Haraburda welcomes attendees to cmdtyExchange Grain Summit 2020.

  • 9:05am | Keynote: Charlie Carey - Partner at HC Technologies, CME Group Board of Directors, and Former Chairman of the CBOT
    At cmdtyExchange 2020, Carey will reflect on the evolution of the grain markets, the transformation from open outcry to electronic futures trading and the future of grain price discovery and risk management.

  • 9:25am | Grain Market Perspectives
    In this panel, we will explore how the renewable fuels standard (RFS), production and blending subsidies, and other government policies impact the profitability of ethanol production. We will also take a look at how trade policy, including China tariffs, impact our agricultural export markets and global crop prices, and therefore the cost of core feedstocks for ethanol production. Finally, we will hear how some producers are using data science initiatives to drive higher profitability.

  • 10:05am | Microsoft Discusses Data & Analytics for Farming and Decision Making
    Increase yield, lower cost, less food waste, food safety, more sustainable farming, and dealing with uncertain conditions – the future of Agriculture challenges is requiring to make better decisions along the Food and Ag value chain. Data & Analytics allow us to put context around years of aggregated field-centric data and detect coherences, that allow taking proactive and preventative action.

  • 10:20am | Coffee Break and Networking

  • 10:50am | How BulkLoads is Connecting Carriers to Merchandisers

  • 11:20am | Ethanol: Politics, Policy and Profitability
    In this panel, we will explore how the renewable fuels standard (RFS), production and blending subsidies, and other government policies impact the profitability of ethanol production. We will also take a look at how trade policy, including China tariffs, impact our agricultural export markets and global crop prices, and therefore the cost of core feedstocks for ethanol production. Finally, we will hear how some producers are using data science initiatives to drive higher profitability.


  • 12:00pm | How the USDA is Driving Open Data
    Increase yield, lower cost, less food waste, food safety, more sustainable farming, and dealing with uncertain conditions – the future of Agriculture challenges is requiring to make better decisions along the Food and Ag value chain. Data & Analytics allow us to put context around years of aggregated field-centric data and detect coherences, that allow taking proactive and preventative action.

  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm | Lunch and Networking in the Exhibit Hall
    Join us for a catered lunch on the 9th floor of Venue SIX10 overlooking Lake Michigan and Grant Park. Attendees will also be able to visit with exhibitors at this time and network with other professionals.


  • 1:15pm | Keynote Presentation

  • 1:35pm | AgYield: A Cutting-Edge Software for Elevators and Farmers
    AgYield is a software that was developed to help consult farmers on all of the tools that they can use to better market their grain. The software brings together the growers cost of production, cash sales/elevator contracts, futures and options, and crop insurance to identify the growers profitability and highlight any areas of risk that need to be mitigated.


  • 1:50pm | Weather Data - Current Conditions and Extended Outlook
    Our panelists discuss how weather is being used today to inform grain market participants decision framework by providing perspectives throughout the value chain. With advanced intelligence and tools around weather changing day-to-day, what do the panelists see on the horizon and what is already starting to be adopted? How can market participants use this data to make better decisions around basis conditions, futures pricing, and how does that inform their buying/selling strategy?

  • 2:30pm | Coffee Break and Networking

  • 2:45pm | Leveraging Technology in Ag with Land O'Lakes
    Farming is an uncertain business. However, American farmers have continuously leveraged technology to improve their businesses and reduce risk. In the presentation, Teddy Bekele, will cover the current and future digital technology trends impacting all of us as consumers but also transforming agriculture into a data-driven tech-forward industry.

  • 3:00pm | Women in Agriculture: Challenges and Successes
    Females in the agricultural technology industry face many challenges when it comes to attracting investments for their firms. This panel brings together a strong group of female entrepreneurs who will discuss the resilience of women in ag and how they were able to overcome their own personal obstacles in an industry made up predominately of men.

  • 3:30pm | Main Street Data Presentation

  • 3:45pm | Advances in Grain Data and Market Analysis with Barchart
    Barchart executives will take the stage to give attendees an in-depth look into the company's latest products and services for Grain and Ag professionals.


  • 4:15pm - 6:15pm | Cocktail Reception and Networking in the Exhibit Hall
    The day will end back on the 9th floor where attendees will be able to enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres. During this time attendees will be able to network inside the exhibit hall as well as receive demos of Barchart's commodity trading software.


August 28, 2020

  • 9:00am - 11:00am | cmdty Redefined & Breakfast (Invite Only) at DePaul University Loop Campus
    Join Barchart's Head of Commodities Michael Browne and Chief Technology Officer Chris Harrison for an exclusive look at the data, analytics and tools behind Barchart's cmdty product line. From our patent pending county-based grain and weather indexes and physical grain platform, to in-depth commodity statistics and how to leverage the cutting edge cmdtyView platform.

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