NIOP Approved Prior Cargo Lists Have Been Updated

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Late last year, President Glenn Ginalick resurrected the NIOP Technical Committee after a nine year hiatus.  With a combination of previous committee members and new, eager volunteers, the committee was initiated in response to a member’s request for updates to the Approved Prior Cargo Lists. Meeting monthly under the leadership of Changjian Ji, NIOP board member from Cargill, the committee undertook an extensive review of the Approved Prior Cargo Lists.  In order for our members to easily manage last cargo…

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There are some unique events included FREE of CHARGE at the 2021 NIOP Convention

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NIOP Hotel Room Rate Includes The NIOP hotel room rate includes a daily resort fee.  This fee will cover several amenities, which include: complimentary tee times on the (9) hole walking “Coyote” golf course (excludes cart and club rentals), unlimited golf driving range, enhanced high-speed and wireless internet in the guest room with the ability to connect up to 5 devices, unlimited local and domestic long-distance phone calls, self-parking, and also includes our daily rituals: scheduled morning guided hikes into the…

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Updated 2021 NIOP Convention Schedule — with a few additions!

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Saturday, March 13 5 – 6:30 pm  Early Arrival Reception/Beers with Peers Sunday, March 14 7 am        Mitakeye Oyasin at Sunrise   (Salud Terrace/Patio) 8 am        Guided Trail Walk (out the front door of hotel) 10 am      Emmett Cornibe Memorial Golf Tournament 10 am      Jeep Excursion into the Desert (with lunch)  $200 per person 1 – 5 pm   Conversation Cafe Open (snacks/beverages/cornhole) 5:30 pm   Tequila Toast (Salud Terrace)…

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First Team Effort Draws 63 NIOP Members

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Our final registration for our first Lunch and Learn webinar (team effort with The Jacobsen) was 63! The powerpoint and recorded session are available in the Member Center (on the NIOP website). Thank you again to The Jacobsen, John Cusick and George Morris for making this available to NIOP Members ONLY! In addition to the webinar, the Jacobsen is offering a 20% discount to NIOP members who want to expand their access beyond the NIOP quarterly lunch and learns (bite-sized…

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New * NIOP Members Only * Free of Charge * Limited # of Attendees

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NEW FOR NIOP MEMBERS ONLY January 26th 12 pm – 12:30 EST Bite-Sized Webinar   NIOP has teamed up with The Jacobsen to provide a new member benefit.     Check out our first team effort on January 26th at 12 pm – 12:30 EST. This “bite-sized” webinar is available as a free, lunch-and-learn for NIOP members only.  Jacobsen Senior Analyst, John Cusick will review the demand placed on vegetable oils per the surge in forecasted biomass-based diesel expansion efforts.  …

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Expand Your Professional Network

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Membership in the NIOP affords you opportunities to connect with other industry professionals.  Bring awareness to your company and learn what your peers are doing at events that include membership meetings, business and after hours mixers and the annual convention. “One of the biggest frustrations for folks is that as they attend virtual meetings, even if they get the education they are looking for, they’re not getting what they perceive to be extremely valuable: contacts and connections that build and…

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A Member Says It Best!

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Just before yearend, the NIOP staff received a phone call to let us know that Columbus Vegetable Oils would sponsor lunch on both Monday and Tuesday at the 2021 Convention.  This sponsorship was unexpected since the company had already signed up for a golf hole sponsorship. During a recent Convention Committee meeting, Chairman Liam Rogers asked his committee to help share the need and opportunity to be a sponsor of the 2021 Convention even if a member’s company was unable to attend due to travel restrictions….

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Arizona’s Open Spaces Offer Safer Spaces for the 2021 NIOP Convention

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Sweeping vistas framed by spectacular mountain ranges. More than 325 days of sunshine each year. Outdoor sightseeing galore, spacious indoor and outdoor venues for hosting safe, social distanced meetings and events. There’s no better place to spread out — than the 2021 NIOP Convention to be held in Tucson, Arizona.  (Picture above NIOP’s 2021 host hotel:  the JW Marriott Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ.) Thanks to near perfect weather, being outdoors is the norm. In fact, the majority of Arizona’s hotels…

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Dr. Shelley Balanko to Address How the Pandemic has impacted Consumer Behavior and Trends

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  Shelley Balanko, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of The Hartman Group to Address NIOP Members and Attendees in March (2021)     Dr. Balanko has an informed understanding of social and cultural influences impacting the marketplace of today and tomorrow. Shelley regularly engages a diverse audience spanning the foodservice, consumer packaged goods and retail segments as she shares leading-edge consumer insights and implications from the field. As a member of The Hartman Group leadership team and head of business development, her…

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