The Annual ACE Conference

Join us for the 31st Annual ACE conference

August 15-17, 2018

Renaissance Depot Hotel

Minneapolis, MN

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2018 Sponsorships NOW Available!

Contact Chuck Beck to learn how you can sponsor the 2018 ACE conference at or 1-605-334-3381. 


2017 Annual conference

2017 PResentations

2017 ACE Conference Sponsors

  • Welcome Reception Sponsor

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  • Breakfast Sponsor

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  • Name Badge Lanyard Sponsor

    Name Badge Lanyard Sponsor
  • Breakfast Sponsor

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  • Networking Reception Sponsor

    Networking Reception Sponsor
  • Supporting Sponsor

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  • Lunch Sponsor

    Lunch Sponsor
  • Tote Bag Sponsor

    Tote Bag Sponsor
  • Supporting Sponsor

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  • Pen Sponsor

    Pen Sponsor
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  • Media Sponsor

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2017 ACE Conference Testimonials

“The ACE Conference draws a lot of board members and CEOs of ethanol plants and offers great networking opportunities. The smaller size of the conference lends itself to the development of business relationships across the industry.” Pam Miller, Siouxland Ethanol, LLC Board Chair and Director of Investor and Industry Relations
"The ACE Conference was excellently planned, topics built on each other and the breakout sessions were informative. It also kept moving along without dragging it out and covering the same subject over and over. The presentations were informative on topics key to our industry with speakers who are actually doing things to create opportunities in our industry.” Rob Davis, Board Chairman at ACE member ethanol plant, Cardinal Ethanol

“The ability to get to meet colleagues and suppliers from the industry and discuss issues in a more relaxed manner is probably what struck me most from attending your conference.” Jim Galvin, CEO and Director, Lakeview Energy

“ACE was the first time we have been able to connect directly with ethanol producers on a national level. That connection enables us to develop relationships, strategic supply agreements, and connect the dots in the supply chain. We also have been educated on the issues and struggles the ethanol industry has and will face. As a retailer, we stand willing and able to drive the industry forward.” Randy Gard, Executive Director of Bosselman Enterprises
"I appreciated the grassroots atmosphere and the non-commercialized nature of the presentations.” John Phillips, Senior Sales Manager, Kemin Industries

“The ACE guys and gals know how to throw a great party complete with knowledge, insight, recognition, ideas and comradery. Truly the smart people were in the room. I learned a lot!” Bob O’Connor, Owner, JETZ Convenience Center

Press Conference with ACE Board President Duane Kristensen & Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts at 2017 Conference

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