About the NEC

Since 1996, the RFA’s National Ethanol Conference (NEC) has been recognized as the preeminent conference for delivering accurate, timely information on marketing, legislative and regulatory issues facing the ethanol industry.  With numerous networking opportunities, more business meetings are conducted and contacts made at this conference than any other ethanol conference.

In 2014, more than 1,000 industry leaders and professionals attended the NEC, representing 4 states, the District of Columbia and 16 countries.  The majority attend for the networking opportunities (80.2%), followed closely by to learn more about government policies (75%) and for business development (64.5%). Networking and business development have been the leading factors promoting attendance since the NEC’s inception.

Why Others Attend:

"The NEC is the one venue that provides me with the opportunity to meet with and learn from fellow ethanol producers, catch up on important trends in the industry, gain valuable technical information, and preview new technologies and offerings from the latest research and from industry suppliers.  Our small company sends a large contingent of staff and board members to NEC each year because of the value we find in the relationships, the information, and the networking this unique event provides.  We get a tremendous amount of business conducted in a very short time.  Well worth our investment!"
Randall Doyal, CEO, Al-Corn Clean Fuel

"The NEC is an invaluable opportunity for ICM to connect with our industry colleagues and customers.  The relationship building and thought-provoking, timely presentations make this a must-attend event for my company."
Dave Vander Griend, President and CEO, ICM, Inc.

“I have attended all of the NEC conferences since 2005. It has been and continues to be great value to Fremont Industries for meeting key people in the ethanol industry. Plus it helps us to get the pulse of the industry for the upcoming year."
Rob Herbon, Executive Brand Manager/Ethanol, Fremont Industries, Inc.

Who should attend:

  • Ethanol producers and marketers
  • Future producers
  • Finance/Banking/Traders
  • Risk Management
  • Gasoline marketers
  • Transportation Industry
  • Policymakers and government
  • Ethanol Industry Suppliers
  • Energy and Environment Officials
  • Agricultural Leaders
  • Academia