INDIANAPOLIS - A distinguished list of guest speakers will cover topics ranging from corn-based sweeteners to international biotechnology regulations at the fourth Corn Utilization and Technology Conference in Indianapolis, June 7-9.

Gary Davis, chair of NCGA’s Research and Business Development Action Team, said the conference brings together a diverse group of farmers, corn processors, researchers, industry leaders, regulatory agencies and others. The National Corn Growers Association and the Corn Refiners Association sponsor the biennial event.

“There are numerous perspectives represented at this conference, and it’s a great networking opportunity for anyone involved in the industry,” Davis said. “We’re covering a wide array of topics this year, so there’s definitely something for everyone.”

The conference agenda includes sessions on corn-based sweeteners, operations technology trends, food chain integrity, new products and technologies, the impact of the regulatory environment, economics of energy, sustainability, and new processing technology. The event also features a six-session presentation on government-funded research.

Because of the remarkable response to this year’s event, Davis also urged prospective attendees to register no later than May 7, the cut-off date for the preferred CUTC hotel room rate. “We’re expecting record attendance, so it’s important to register now,” Davis said.

For a complete agenda or to register for CUTC, call 1-636-733-9004 or register online at http://www.corntechconf.org. Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. To reserve a hotel room, call 1-317-822-3500 or log on to http://www.indymarriott.com.

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