Published On: February 17, 2023Categories: 2023 Event News

The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance has long had a great relationship with the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, known as AgTC. So we’re thrilled that AgTC plans to hold one of its workshops on the heels of Transportation Go!

Transportation Go! will take place March 15-16 at the Hilton Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, and AgTC’s Ag Shipper Workshop at the same location following a joint lunch between the two events.

“Transportation Go! is an interactive conference that addresses the myriad challenges and opportunities ag shippers are facing,” said Eric Wenberg, SSGA executive director. “We appreciate that AgTC recognizes our agenda and wants to build upon that with its workshop. These are two events that will actually make a difference in the industry.”

Register for Transportation Go! at this link. Note that the hotel block is available through Feb. 21. Also, please note that AgTC’s workshop is a separate event, and registration for that can be found at this link.

Through an interactive agenda with high-profile speakers and unique networking opportunities, Transportation Go! promotes in-depth discussions about the global supply chain and how it affects the vital movement of agricultural products from the United States, notably the Upper Midwest. This year’s agenda includes Commissioner Max Vekich of the Federal Maritime Commission, Elaine Trevino of the U.S. Department of Transportation, David Briggs of Scoular Global Shipping and more.

During the AgTC workshop, attendees will discuss pressing challenges for exporters and importers in an informal and off-the-record way. Invited guests will include an ocean carrier and trucking executive.

“The Agriculture Transportation Coalition looks forward to partnering with the SSGA to provide a unique transportation forum,” said Peter Friedmann, AgTC’s executive director. “We will bring our AgTC-USDA Ag Shipper Workshop format, offering all Midwest agriculture the chance to dialogue face-to-face with top ocean carrier, trucking, rail and port gateway authorities who will come to Omaha. These transportation providers and ag exporters (and importers) can speak openly, benefiting by our no-press, off-the-record rules. Ag transport is adopting quickly to changing markets and needs — exporters of soybeans, grains, protein, dairy, corn and any other ag, will get insight into what the short term and long-term future holds, new and needed transport options, and decisions by Congress and Federal Maritime Commission that impact your transport options now.”

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