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SUMMIT 24

This August, it’s WHEELS UP at SUMMIT 24 as agriculture takes to the skies with Sustainable Aviation Fuel where experts from across agriculture, energy, transportation and beyond will convene in Saint Louis to share insights into this rapidly evolving market.

WHEELS UPTAKING AGRICULTURE TO NEW HEIGHTS



About

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. -Richard Dawkins

Summit 24 brings together a few hundred top producers, industry leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the US and internationally, sharing knowledge and insight into the next generation in agriculture.From the Wednesday evening's Welcome Reception, to insightful Summit sessions on Thursday, to the all-inclusive Cardinals vs. Rays game that night - Summit 24 provides an unparalleled educational experience and networking opportunities.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Wednesday, August 7 | 6:00-7:30pm
CGB Enterprises Welcome Reception | Broadway Oyster Bar

Join speakers and fellow attendees at St. Louis’ famous Broadway Oyster Bar the night before the Summit for a Welcome Reception, sponsored by CGB Enterprises.

Unwind with one of Broadway’s famous cocktails, enjoy fresh oysters, Alligator Cheesecake (you are not living your best life until you try this specialty) and a number of other small bites.

Thursday, August 8 | 8:00am - 3:00pm
Summit 24 | Ballpark Village

Tired of the same old conferences in the same old boring hotel ballrooms? Us too - that’s why we chose an out-of-the-box venue for Summit 24.Thursday’s events will be held at Ballpark Village - a bar and restaurant complex adjacent to St. Louis’ iconic Busch Stadium.

Thursday’s Summit kicks off at 8:00am with a full breakfast including biscuits and gravy, bacon and all your other AM favorites, sponsored by LanzaJet, before the Summit begins at 9:00am.This year, agriculture takes to the skies with Sustainable Aviation Fuel where experts from across agriculture, energy, transportation and beyond will convene in Saint Louis to share insights into this rapidly evolving market.From sustainable seed solutions to the airline industry’s quest for net-zero, the hot-button topic of carbon sequestration to impactful policy decisions, their unintended consequences and changing market dynamics - this is a can’t miss event.

- SUMMIT SESSIONS -SUSTAINABLE SEED SOLUTIONS FOR THE CLEANER FUELS OF TOMORROWCLEARED FOR TAKEOFF | THE FLIGHT TO NET-ZEROFROM FIELD TO FLIGHT | THE CONVERGENCE OF AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY: BIOFUELS + CCS + SAFTHROTTLING UP | ETHANOL’S DECARBONIZED FUTURETAKING FLIGHT OR HITTING THE ROAD? | SOYBEAN OIL’S FUEL FUTUREGROUND CONTROL TO GREEN SKIES | NAVIGATING THE FUTURE OF BIOFUEL POLICIESOPEN SKIES, OPEN DISCUSSION | THE FUTURE OF BIOFUELS

Cardinals vs. Rays All-Inclusive Baseball Experience
Doors open 4:45pm, first pitch at 6:15pm

After a brief afternoon break, attendees will unwind and connect at an all-inclusive baseball experience Thursday evening, watching the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Tampa Bay Rays from the UMB Champions Club located inside Busch Stadium.Unwind and connect in this climate-controlled club where spacious open areas and versatile seating are designed to spark insightful conversations and networking opportunities.

This exclusive area features upscale buffets, a carving station, full-service bars, and more than 30s TVs, so you don’t miss a single pitch. Plus, your view of the game gets even better from your outdoor reserved seats located on Level 2.Additional game tickets are available for purchase during registration checkout if needed for a plus one, co-worker or friend.

the location

SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI

Welcome to St. Louis, home of the Gateway Arch, toasted ravioli, the St. Louis Cardinals, and what has been deemed as “America’s Ag Coast” - a stretch of the Mississippi River considered the epicenter of grain-handling in the United States.

The event will be held downtown, commencing with a lively welcome reception at the legendary Broadway Oyster Bar.The Summit’s second-day events will take place at the city’s premier dining and entertainment venue, Ballpark Village, adjacent to the iconic Busch Stadium. This prime location is a short distance from Lambert International Airport, and within a few blocks of iconic St. Louis landmarks.

PILOTS & PASSENGERS

Join the biggest names and brightest minds at this exciting event!



the flight plan & crew | SUMMIT 24

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

This second-annual event features an exceptional lineup of speakers and panelists who will share their insights and expertise on the rapidly evolving market of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, in addition to the latest trends, technologies, and practices shaping the future of agriculture - all held in a unique setting.Plus, we cap off Summit 24 with the ultimate networking opportunity as speakers and attendees watch the Cardinals take on the Rays from the plush UMB Champions Club, while indulging in an all-inclusive food and drinks.Unwind and connect at this unique event designed to spark insightful conversations and foster new relationships.

THE FLIGHT PLAN

THE CREW

GEOFF COOPER | PRESIDENT & CEO | RENEWABLE FUELS ASSOCIATION

Geoff serves as President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the leading national trade association for America’s ethanol producers. He is a prominent voice for the renewable fuels industry and represents its interests through engagement with the U.S. Congress, federal and state regulatory bodies, media, allied industries, and other key stakeholders worldwide. Prior to joining RFA in 2008, Geoff directed ethanol market development and regulatory activities for the National Corn Growers Association.

MEG WITTY | VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE RELATIONS & MARKETING | LANZAJET

Meg began working in biofuels over 15 years ago at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., helping farmers and rural small businesses who were looking to grow biofuel feedstocks and access funding for clean energy. From there, she went on to United Airlines where she helped launch a Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative to tackle the complexities across the value chain of building a new industry for sustainable aviation fuel. Since then, Meg has worked in various leadership roles at start-up and high-growth technology companies across strategy, innovation, marketing, business development, and operations. She holds a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s in Government from Georgetown University.

JUSTIN KIRCHHOFF | CEO | SUMMIT AGRICULTURAL GROUP

Justin was previously the President of Summit Ag Investors, which primarily deploys capital across the agriculture and renewable energy industries in in both the U.S. and Brazil. He co-founded and currently serves on the boards of FS Bioenergia, a Brazilian low-carbon biofuels company, Summit Carbon Solutions, a carbon capture and sequestration platform in the upper Midwest, and Amber Wave, a Kansas-based wheat protein and low-carbon biofuels company. He previously served on the board of Iowa Premium, LLC, an Iowa-based beef processing company. In 2019, he was appointed by Governor Reynolds to the IPERS Investment Board, which is responsible for investment and oversight of Iowa state pension assets, where he currently serves as Chairman. Prior to joining Summit in 2012, he was with Aviva Investors North America. He grew up in Southwest Iowa and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Iowa State University, where he is a member of the Ivy College of Business Finance and Executive MBA Advisory Councils. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Iowa.

TODD BECKER | PRESIDENT & CEO | GREEN PLAINS, INC.

Todd Becker is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Green Plains Inc. He has led Green Plains since 2008, through rapid growth and the current transformation of its facilities to true biorefineries, creating sustainable ingredients to feed and fuel the world. Mr. Becker has 36 years of extensive experience in executive management, risk management, hedging and derivatives, supply chain management, and operations in numerous commodity processing and manufacturing businesses, along with significant international experience in agricultural and energy markets. He spent ten years with ConAgra Foods in various management positions, including Vice President of International Trading and Marketing for ConAgra Trade Group and President of ConAgra Canada. Mr. Becker serves on the board of directors of Core Scientific Inc. and previously served on the board of directors for Hillshire Brands. Mr. Becker earned a master’s degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Kansas.

ANTHONY GREGORY | COO | SAFFiRE RENEWABLES & SOUTHWEST AIRLINES RENEWABLE VENTURES

Anthony Gregory serves as Chief Operating Officer for SAFFiRE Renewables, a company enabling efficient production of 2G ethanol for SAF, and leads Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures, a corporate investment fund focused on scaling low carbon fuel production. Anthony previously served as Vice President at Cruise, GM's autonomous vehicle subsidiary, leading commercial expansion and infrastructure development globally. Prior to that, Anthony served as Vice President of Ground Operations at Southwest Airlines across 120+ airports in North America. Anthony holds a B.S. from Purdue University, and an MBA and M.A. in Economics from West Virginia University.

WILL FAULKNER | FOUNDER | CARBON ACUMEN

Will is the Founder of Carbon Acumen, providing market intelligence and information into North America's low carbon fuel markets and respective policies. Prior to Carbon Acumen, he spent a decade at Propel Fuels expanding the West Coast market for high blend renewable fuels such as E85 and Renewable Diesel purchasing from the world's largest producers and distributors while helping push low carbon policy in California. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering and MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

JENNIFER AURDANDT-PILGRIM | VP OF R&D AND INNOVATION | MARQUIS MANAGEMENT, INC.

As the Vice President of Marquis R&D Energy LLC, Director of Innovation, Dr. Jennifer Aurdandt-Pilgrim leads Marquis innovation initiatives. She manages the technical and market development of investments in decarbonizing the economy at Marquis, with nearly 20 years of industry experience, including commercializing technologies for the ethanol industry in protein and oil separation and directing the DOE Center of Energy Excellence in Anaerobic Digestion. Jennifer sits on four industrial advisory boards for the Department of Energy, leads the SAF initiative at Marquis, spearheaded the technology investment in CCS and her team manages the largest CO2 utilization project in North America funded by the DOE. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

MATT HERMAN | CHIEF OFFICER, DEMAND AND ADVOCACY | IOWA SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION

Raised near La Porte City, Iowa on a corn, soybean, and beef cattle operation, Matt has been near agriculture for much of his life. After leaving the farm, Matt attended Iowa State University to study policy, history, and bioenergy. Following school he worked for Ames-based Renewable Energy Group where he oversaw all greenhouse gas accounting, led aspects of policy and advocacy, and helped build innovative strategies to cut the company’s emissions while increasing profitability. Prior to joining the Iowa Soybean Association, Herman was in Washington D.C. working on environmental analysis and biofuel policy. Now at the Iowa Soybean Association, Matt leverages those skills and connections to support the creation of a more profitable, higher yielding, and more sustainable soybean cropping rotations for Iowa’s farmers.

HAN CHEN | CFA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | ZEAKAL, INC.

Han Chen is the Co-founder and CEO of ZeaKal, Inc. Han brings with him over seventeen years of management and venture experience. He has been a pioneer in changing how agricultural trait technologies are commercialized, focusing on innovative public-private partnerships between industry, venture, and research. Han graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and has a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of California, San Diego. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

MAC MARSHALL | VP MARKET INTELLIGENCE | UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD

Mac serves as the Vice President, Market Intelligence for the United Soybean Board (USB) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). In this capacity, Mac works with USB and USSEC leadership to evaluate and establish long-term strategic initiatives in support of advancing domestic and international market opportunities for the U.S. soybean industry. He also serves as an industry source of market information and analysis. Prior to joining USB, Mac served as global market analysis and trade lead at Bayer Crop Science, where he worked on international market access issues as part of a global agricultural policy team. Mac has also held roles in Monsanto's Corporate Strategy group and within the federal government as both a staff and supervisory economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. He holds a B.A. in economics from Vassar College and an M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.

SUSAN STROUD | FOUNDER & ANALYST | NO BULL

With a deep understanding of the complex relationships within global agricultural markets, her wealth of industry contacts, plus fifteen years of experience in US cash markets and its intricate logistics, Susan has a unique perspective in a crowded pool of commentaries. She is regularly featured in Bloomberg, participates in prominent industry events as a speaker, and currently serves as a Barchart Contributor. Susan is thrilled to bring her No Bull approach to life with this dynamic and immersive two-day event.



REGISTER

General Admission $350 (incl. Welcome Reception & Summit 24 on Aug 8)

All-Inclusive Cardinals Baseball Networking Experience $100 (additional tickets available to purchase for guests)

Wednesday, August 7 | 6-7:30pm
+ Welcome Reception at Broadway Oyster Bar
Thursday, August 8 | 8am-3pm
+ Summit 24 at Bally Sports Live! in Ballpark Village

Thursday, August 8 | All-Inclusive Baseball Experience
Doors open 4:45pm, first pitch at 6:15pm
+ Ticket to Cardinals vs Rays all-inclusive game experience in the plush UMB Champions Club+ Enjoy an upscale buffet and full-service, open bar+ Club features climate-controlled areas plus outdoor reserved seats on Level 2

Plus, all registrants receive a commemorative Summit 24 t-shirt.Have a group? Gather colleagues or clients and enjoy an extra $25 off per seat when reserving a table for four. Extra game tickets are available for purchase during checkout for guests or plus ones.



travel & accommodations

Downtown St. Louis is a short 20-minute Uber ride from Lambert International Airport (STL).Attendees can choose from a variety of highly-rated hotels within walking distance, for their convenience. Options include the Hilton at the Ballpark, located directly across the street and offering a special discounted room block for the eventThe Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch offers the most cost-effective accommodations within walking distance of Ballpark Village.



SUMMIT 24
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