Introduction to the Oilseed Industry

About the course

The National Institute of Oilseed Products (NIOP) is pleased to offer the Introduction to the Oilseed Industry Training annually. This course is designed for NIOP members as a way to gain comprehensive knowledge of the industry’s key players, rules, and resources while building valuable relationships within the industry.  Course topics include a fats and oils industry overview, market overview, transportation 101, processing 101, biodiesel, renewable diesel, and industry/consumer trends.

Please note that registration is limited to three attendees per member company per day, and course registration fees will be waived for new NIOP member companies’ attendees. If a company registers more than 3 per day, the additional names will be placed on a waiting list. The additional attendees (over the 3 per company per day) will be notified immediately. Thirty days prior to the event a final decision will be made about allowing more than 3 per company. 

The registration fee of $250 covers all course materials, a light breakfast, lunch and Tuesday night’s dinner  as well as a complimentary copy of the NIOP Trading Rules (normally $60).

 

Scenes from OIT 2024

The CME Group hosted the NIOP for its 2024 Oilseed Industry Training Course.  Attendees were able to hear from CME employees on the history of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from its beginnings to how the organization functions in 2024.  Attendees were even given a tour of the CME’s Global Command Center.

39 NIOP member organizations (and industry companies) were represented at this year’s course.  

2025 OIT: Dates to come!

Chicago, Illinois - The CME Auditorium

Please note that OIT is open to only NIOP members and their employees.

Agenda Topics:

Fats and Oils Industry Overview
Market Overview
Liquid Oil Transportation
Processing 101
Biodiesel 101
Industry and Consumer Trends

These topics are presented by top industry professionals. 2024 Presenters included Tara Ryan from Cargill, Inc., Derrick Augspurger from Bunge, Brian Shultz from MPB Commodities Brokerage Inc., Dennis Strayer retired from Bunge, Courtney Lawrenson from Ag Processing, Inc., David Tillman from Stratas Foods, LLC, and Brian Owens from PBF Energy.
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2024 OIT Agenda

Monday, April 29

Presenters Dinner (invitation only) 

Tuesday, April 30

7:30 – 8:00 am            Check In and Breakfast –                                                    provided by NIOP
8:00  – 8:15 am            Welcome, Introduction of                                                  Presenters and Attendees 
8:15 – 9:15 am            Fats and Oils Industry                                                        Overview 
9:15 – 10:00 am          Market Overview 
10:00 – 10:15 am        Break
10:15 – 11:00 am        Biodiesel 101
11:00 – 11:45 am        Renewable Diesel
12:00 – 12:45 pm       On-Site Lunch – Provided by                                            NIOP
12:45 – 1:30 pm         Liquid Oil Transportation
1:30 – 2:30 pm           Processing 101
2:30 – 2:45 pm          Break
2:45 – 3:30 pm          Industry and Consumer
3:30 – 4 pm                Q&A and closing remarks

Tuesday Evening — Attendee Dinner (attendees invited and welcomed from both classes); RSVP required

Wednesday, May 1

7:30 – 8:00 am            Check In and Breakfast –                                                    provided by NIOP
8:00 – 8:15 am            Welcome, Introduction of                                                   Presenters and Attendees 
8:15 – 9:15 am             Fats and Oils Industry                                                         Overview 
9:15 – 10:00 am          Market Overview 
10:00 – 10:15 am         Break
10:15 – 11:00 am         Biodiesel 101
11:00 – 11:45 am         Renewable Diesel
12:00 – 12:45 pm       On-Site Lunch – Provided by                                            NIOP
12:45 – 1:30 pm         Liquid Oil Transportation
1:30 – 2:30 pm           Processing 101
2:30 – 2:45 pm          Break
2:45 – 3:30 pm          Industry and Consumer
3:30 – 4 pm                Q&A and closing remarks

Questions?

(803) 252-7128

janamarie@niop.org

Testimonial

You did a GREAT job organizing and implementing the Intro to Oilseed NIOP training this week. Excellent speakers, content, and adaptability (online at the last minute). I spoke with those on my team who were able to participate and all said it was definitely worth their time.

Thanks for taking the time to make it such a great program!
Todd Curtis
Cargill, INc.
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