"The hotel layout provided excellent space for having short one on one meetings with customers. We were able to sit down at a table in an area that wasn't far away from the ballroom where the seminars were being held."
"All of the speakers and topics were great! It was very enlightening to hear the opinions and forecasts from some pretty smart folks outside of my company and normal contacts."
"The Union Station reception was amazing."
"The shuttles were great coming out of the reception on Sunday night. I had a group of 28 that needed to get to the power and light district, and they got a shuttle for us immediately."
"Good speaker selection, like the panel discussions, Sunday reception was nice. Great to have more room at this venue vs. previous years."
John Aguiar Roger Baker Matt Beeson Ankush Bhandari Richard Broad Don Close Scott Colbert Steve Freed Tyson Giles David Green Brian Harris Kellee James William E. Krueger Drew Lerner Mary Keough Ledman Brant Matthews Christine McCracken Paul Meyers Chris Morley Steve Nugent Mike O'Dea Jim Ritchie Craig Ruffolo Josh Sosland Carl Schwinke Tim Statts Hugo van der Goes
Vice President, Economic Research
The Gavilon Group L.L.C.
Mr. Bhandari is vice-president of economic research at The Gavilon Group, L.L.C., a leading agriculture, fertilizer and energy commodities management firm. He is responsible for the company’s grain, oilseed and biofuel industry research and analysis. He began his career with ConAgra Trade Group, Gavilon’s predecessor, in 1997 as a research analyst and later moved into a financial trading role for nearly 10 years. He received both his bachelor and master of business administration degrees in finance from Emory University in Atlanta.