Organizers of Export Exchange have scrapped plans to host the event in Kansas City this fall. In a joint statement, groups organizing the biennial event say the exchange will return to its regular schedule in October 2022 in Minnesota. Kansas City’s new Loews convention hotel was initially announced as the host for the 2020 event, which was then delayed to this fall because of the ongoing pandemic.
Export Exchange normally brings together 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products, allowing them to meet with about 300 U.S. suppliers and agribusiness representatives. Organizers including the U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels Association say the exchange provides an opportunity to build business relationships involving the trade of corn, sorghum, barley, and other commodities and derived products including dried distillers grain solubles, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.
The next Export Exchange will take place October 12th through the 14th at the Hilton Minneapolis.