T3 Conference - Trends, Technology, and Transportation

NOVEMBER 13 - 15, 2023 | JW Marriott New Orleans

T3 Fertilizer Conference - Trends, Technology, and Transportation – is an educational conference where fertilizer industry professionals gain a deeper understanding of all the factors impacting the fertilizer supply chain - including supply, demand, transportation and logistics - along with today's greatest industry trends and innovations. The conference includes opportunities for the industry to come together to solve challenges and strengthen relationships.

Please note, dates have changed to November 13-15, 2023.

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The T3 Conference will draw attendees from a diverse set of disciplines including market intelligence/analysis, supply chain management, transportation logistics and fertilizer technology innovators to share and collaborate on best practices. Don't forget to view who's coming to make the best of your networking opportunities!

Please email Valerie Sutton with registration questions.

CONFERENCE FEES

Member Registration Fee: $750 per attendee                                              

Non-Member Registration Fee: $1,500 per attendee

Guest Fee: Contact Valerie Sutton for more information.

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at all conference education sessions
  • Networking Receptions on Monday and Tuesday
  • Breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Tuesday
  • Conference mobile app containing conference schedule, attendee list, and key conference information

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Please provide your credit card number, expiration date, and credit card billing address. All credit card transactions are processed in U.S. dollars and subject to the current U.S. exchange rate.  

International Attendees: For international attendees wishing to pay by another payment method, please contact Valerie Sutton at [email protected]. Please note: The Fertilizer Institute is not responsible for foreign check or wire transaction processing fees not included in the actual transfer. Attendees will be required to pay the fee if the check is not drawn on a U.S. bank or if a wire transaction processing fee is not included in the actual transfer.

Cancellations
Cancellation requests must be received by TFI no later than October 7th in order to receive a full refund, less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be granted after this date. However, extenuating circumstances related to COVID-19 will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Substitutions are welcome, but there will be no refunds for no-shows. Refunds for those who paid by check will be mailed two weeks following the conference.

Registrations are not official until payment is received. A list of all registered delegates will be provided to registered and paid attendees only. Please note that your name, company, address, and email will appear exactly as you have indicated on your registration form. A final list of registered delegates will be available on the conference mobile app. No additional list of attendees will be provided during or after the conference.

Dress Code
Business Casual

Terms & Conditions
The TFI Registration Terms and Conditions apply to all registrants and your participation in the TFI Event (both in-person and virtual), regardless of whether your registration is submitted by you or your proxy. By registering, you accept these terms and conditions.

 

 

Hotel Information

JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 525-6500

Reservation Cut-off Date: October 27, 2023.

Reserve your room

ROOM RATES:
Single/Double Occupancy:                 $238/per night
(plus applicable taxes)

Please note: You must be registered for the T3 Fertilizer Conference to secure a discounted guest room. Once you register for the conference a web-based reservations link and telephone number will be provided in your confirmation email. Room rates do not include tax. To avoid an inconvenient billing of one night’s room and tax, you must cancel your room reservation 72 hours prior to your arrival date.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Guest Room cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours prior to arrival. Any reservation that is not canceled and does not arrive will be charged one (1) night's room and tax to the guaranteed method of payment on the reservation.

Beware of Housing Pirates
Please make sure to book your hotel directly with the JW Marriott New Orleans. Beware of companies misrepresenting themselves as affiliated with TFI or the T3 Conference as TFI will not be able to assist you with any housing problems with reservations made through a third party. If you have further questions or concerns please contact Tiffany Ballow, Event Manager, [email protected]

Requesting Ten or More Rooms?
Requests for blocks of ten or more rooms should be directed to Tiffany Ballow, Event Manager, [email protected]

International Travel Information
Current CDC COVID-19 guidelines for international travelers to the US.

Speakers


Laura Cross

Laura is Director of Market Intelligence at the International Fertilizer Association (IFA). She leads a team of analysts responsible for IFA’s statistics programs, market analysis products, and educating the market and adjacent sectors on fertilizer market drivers. Laura has ten years' experience analysing and forecasting fertilizer markets, and joined IFA in March 2021 from CRU Group where she was Head of Nitrogen Analysis. Laura has a BSc in Physical Geography from King’s College London, UK and is a recent graduate of the Women’s Leadership Development Programme at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School.



Neil Fleishman

Senior Marketing Analyst at OCP North America



Crystal Carpenter

Crystal Carpenter is currently a market analysis manager with The Mosaic Company covering fertilizer, agriculture, and macroeconomic markets.  Mosaic is a key global producer of phosphates and potash, and as such, a significant portion of her focus centers around analyzing the market dynamics of these macronutrients.  After obtaining her master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University, Crystal served as a VP of agribusiness consulting at Informa Economics (now S&P Global), where she provided analytic and strategic insight for businesses across a vast array of agriculture and bioenergy sectors for over 10 years.  Following her time at Informa, she worked as a market analyst within CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division, covering specialty crop markets (fruits, nuts, and vegetables).



Cam Camfield

Cam Camfield is the Founder and CEO of Stratovation Group, full-service research, consulting, and strategic marketing firm. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in Harrisburg, Pa., and St. Louis, Mo., Stratovation Group is devoted to supporting clients across the agri-food value chain.

Cam's unwavering passion for assisting others has propelled him to excel in various professional roles. His entrepreneurial journey started while he was a student at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he simultaneously earned degrees in marketing and management.

Cam has held notable positions in J.P. Morgan Chase's Asset Management division and on Nationwide Insurance's Corporate Development partnerships team. Cam also gained professional experience in research and marketing as a member of Aimpoint Research, a strategic market research firm, and FLM Harvest, a dynamic agency and management consulting firm now known as Curious Plot that specializes in the food and agriculture sector.

Throughout his career, Cam has leveraged his expertise to tackle a wide range of business, marketing, sales, and strategic challenges faced by companies of varying sizes and stages. His relentless pursuit of innovative approaches has enabled clients to gain profound insights into the factors that significantly influence their success. Cam is driven by a commitment to delivering unparalleled understanding, targeted problem-solving, and unwavering execution, all of which provide clients with a distinct competitive advantage.

He is a member of the Agricultural Relations Council and a proud Farm Bureau member. His research work has been recognized as exemplary by the Qualitative Researchers Consultants Association.

See this speaker present at the following session: Farmer Perceptions of Agricultural Biologicals



Robert Primus

Robert E. Primus was sworn in as a Member of the Surface Transportation Board on January 7, 2021, following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate on September 16, 2020.  He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a full term on December 20, 2022 and sworn in on January 12, 2023.  Mr. Primus served as Vice Chairman of the Board from February 2021 to February 2022.

For the past thirty years, Robert Primus has been involved in various aspects of the United States Congress and the Federal legislative process.  In 1991, he began his government service with the late Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey.  In 1993, he moved to the House of Representatives to join the legislative staff of former Representative Carrie Meek of Florida.  Mr. Primus joined the staff of former Representative Mel Reynolds of Illinois in early 1994 and remained there as the Congressman’s principal legislative assistant until the end of that year.

In 1995, Mr. Primus transitioned from the Hill to the lobbying firm of Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc. where, for four years, he represented and advised firm clients on budgetary, appropriations, transportation, and national security matters.  Mr. Primus returned to Capitol Hill in 1999 as Legislative Director to former Representative Michael Capuano of Massachusetts.  In 2002, Representative Capuano promoted Mr. Primus to the position of Chief of Staff, a post he held until December of 2018, when Representative Capuano departed Congress.  In addition to his Chief of Staff duties, Mr. Primus advised Rep. Capuano on national security, health care, transportation and Coast Guard-related matters.

In January of 2019, Mr. Primus joined the office of Representative Nanette Diaz Barragán of California as her Chief of Staff.  In October of 2019, he departed Representative Barragán’s office and joined the office of former Presidential candidate and current Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio as his Senior Advisor.  He served with Congressman Ryan until February 2020, when Mr. Primus joined the office of Congressman Tony Cárdenas, first as his Senior Advisor and then as Chief of Staff.

Mr. Primus is a native of Madison, New Jersey.  He graduated with honors from Hampton University in 1991, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.  Additionally, Mr. Primus received a certificate from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2007 for his participation in the school’s Executive Education Program.  He is happily married and enjoys the daily challenges associated with raising three adventurous young boys.



Michelle Schultz

Michelle Schultz was sworn in on January 11, 2021, as a new member of the Surface Transportation Board.  Michelle was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 18, 2020.  Michelle served as Vice Chairman of the Board from February 2022 to January 2023.

For the previous 14 years, Michelle served in various leadership roles with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), which serves the public transportation needs of over one million daily riders in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. She is regarded as a leading lawyer and policy professional in the public transportation space. Most recently, Michelle served as SEPTA’s Deputy General Counsel, where her responsibilities included: representing the agency before the Federal Railroad Administration and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; serving as lead counsel on a major railroad reconstruction project; overseeing compliance, regulatory, and legislative issues; and, serving as lead counsel on real estate transactions and contract negotiations.

During her time with SEPTA, Michelle also served as the Director of Legislative Affairs where she managed a team of public policy professionals who advocated for SEPTA on the local, state and federal level. She was also responsible for reviewing legislation and regulations at the local, state and federal level for impact to SEPTA as well as drafting provisions. Michelle served as SEPTA’s representative to the Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association and the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition.

Early in her career, Michelle was an associate with White and Williams LLP where she represented businesses from diverse industries with a focus on financing matters including Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and collection matters. Prior her time in private practice, she served as a judicial law clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and prior to that, as a judicial law clerk for the late Vincent A. Cirillo, President Judge Emeritus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Schultz obtained a Master of Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania; a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law; and a Bachelor of Arts from the Pennsylvania State University. She is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.



Jayson Lusk

I currently serve as Vice President and Dean of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (OSU Agriculture) at Oklahoma State University. After earning a B.S. in Food Technology from Texas Tech University in 1997, I received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University in 2000.  My first job out of graduate school was as an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, where I stayed for three years before moving to Purdue University as an Associate Professor.  In 2005, I moved to Oklahoma State University where I served as Regents Professor and held the Willard Sparks Endowed Chair.  In 2011, my family and I lived in Paris while I served as a visiting researcher at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and worked on a research fellowship awarded by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. From 2017 to 2023, I served as Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.  



Sophie Mason

Sophie leads Argus’ ammonia and urea subscription portfolios. She has worked in the consulting arm of Argus for five years, and had several years of experience as an analyst prior to that at Integer Research. Sophie edits the Argus Ammonia Analytics and Argus Urea Analytics services, and has over seen the rapid growth of Argus’ long-term clean ammonia analysis and forecasts. Sophie regularly presents to clients at key industry conferences, meetings and via webinars.



Bob Costello

Bob Costello is the Chief Economist & Senior Vice President of International Trade Policy and Cross-Border Operations for the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the national trade association for the trucking industry. As Chief Economist, he manages all of ATA’s collection, analysis and dissemination of trucking economic information. This includes several monthly trucking economic indicators, motor carrier financial and operating data, an annual freight transportation forecast, driver wage studies, weekly diesel fuel price and economic reports, and a yearly trucking almanac. Bob also conducts economic analyses of proposed regulations and legislation affecting the trucking industry.



Todd Fuller

Todd Fuller is President of Associated Terminals and is a co-owner of Associated Terminals and Turn Services. The companies provide maritime services including stevedoring, logistics, terminal and port operations, towboats, mooring, fleeting and barge related services. He also serves on the board of Associated Terminals Pangaea Logistics.

2023 is an important milestone for Mr. Fuller as he is celebrating twenty-five years with our companies. Todd joined Associated in 1998 as a logistics coordinator. He then served as Logistics Manager, Vice President and Senior Vice President at Associated Terminals.  In 2011, he was named President of the Company and later became an equity partner in the Associated Terminals and Turn Services Group.

Todd graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.  He is a board member of the GNO Inc., Big River Coalition and The Next 25.  He is a former board member of the World Trade Center of New Orleans.



Dr. Angelo Salton

Angelo Salton is Commodity Analyst, Sulfuric Acid at S&P Global Commodity Insights. Angelo is based in Brazil and has previous experience in covering regional fertilizer markets, including price reporting, market modelling and forecasting. Prior to his role at S&P Global, he worked at farming companies, in consultive roles, particularly in the procurement of ag inputs. He holds a Ph.D in Macroeconomics at Universidade Federal de Vicosa.



Sunny Wescott

Sunny Wescott is a Lead Meteorologist specializing in national extreme weather hazards and climatological studies for impacts to public and private sector key resources. Her previous roles working with emergency response operations for Telecommunications and Critical Infrastructure integrated her background with mission support forecasting from her previous years in the US Air Force where she trained on continental and oceanic weather as the Top Forecaster for her support region. Ms. Wescott is considered a subject matter expert for multiple climatological events such as drought, subsidence, wildfires, tropical cyclones, and extreme winter weather events. Previously, Ms. Wescott graduated top of her class for her degrees in Homeland Security Management, Public Safety Administration, and Atmospheric Sciences prior to accepting membership with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). In addition to her degrees, Ms. Wescott holds over 60 certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the University of Colorado’s COMET Meteorological Education Program, the Department of Defense Weather Technology Course, Texas A&M, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration HURREVAC program, and countless certifications from the National Weather Service Subject Matter Expertise Courses. In 2018 Ms. Wescott began supporting the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) providing support to various working groups to include the Resilient Power Working Group, CISA’s Extreme Weather Working Group, the Wildfire and Drought Working Group, the National Disaster Resiliency Council, the National Risk Management Center’s Climate Focus Group, and the National Water Sector Threat Team in addition to providing a weekly national-international climate summary to various partners across the nation. Her current role is providing Extreme Weather Outreach for CISA’s Infrastructure Security Division (ISD) Collaboration Cell where she creates and presents briefings for regions and critical infrastructure operators using focused reports and outlooks for degradations from climate shifts.



Richard Meyer

Richard Meyer serves as a Vice President of Energy Markets, Analysis, and Standards at the American Gas Association (AGA), which represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver natural gas throughout the United States.

Richard is responsible for overseeing AGA’s energy markets, analysis, and codes and standards activities that support the association’s outreach to advance awareness of the vital role that natural gas utilities serve in meeting the needs of a clean energy economy.

In his tenth year at AGA, Mr. Meyer’s work relates to natural gas supply and demand fundamentals, gas enduse economics, greenhouse gas emissions including methane topics, climate change policy, renewable gases, energy efficiency, and distributed generation technologies like combined heat and power, reliability and resilience, and innovation including advanced gas production and end-use technologies.

Before AGA, Mr. Meyer was a Senior Associate with ICF International in its Fuels and Technology group. He worked on a range of natural gas and propane market modeling, analyses, and climate-related projects. He has an M.A. in Global Environmental Politics from American University and an M.S. in Physics from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

Richard serves on the Business Council for Sustainable Energy Board of Directors, the Energy Advisory Board of the American Council for Capital Formation, the Council of the National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association of Energy Economics, and is a member of the Economic Club of Washington DC Emerging Leader Program.

Richard and his wife Samantha, with their son Rex, live in Washington, D.C.



Al Kluis

Al has been a commodity advisor and broker since 1976. Al an introducing broker with Wedbush Futures, and writes a column, Your Profit, which appears in every issue of Successful Farming magazine. Al as published two books on commodities trading, and is commonly quoted in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, and is a featured speaker at commodity conferences nationwide. He is a frequent market analyst for the Linder Farm Radio News Network. Alan, a Minnesota farmboy, was awarded his degree in Ag Economics from the University of Minnesota in 1974, after which he was executive director of the Minnesota Soybean Association before entering the markets full-time. Alan’s family still farms in southwest Minnesota and Al enjoys helping with fieldwork when the markets allow.



Christopher J. Fettweis

Christopher J. Fettweis is a professor of political science at Tulane University, where he teaches classes on US foreign policy and national security. He is the author of six books on international security, the most recent of which was The Pursuit of Dominance: 2000 Years of Superpower Grand Strategy (Oxford University Press, 2022). He lives in New Orleans with his wife, two daughters and a fairly annoying dog.



Jonathan Flynn

Jonathan Flynn is Director of Clean Energy Solutions at CF Industries.  During the past three years in this role, Jonathan has been focused on developing new demand markets for ammonia as a low-carbon alternative fuel, expanding existing demand markets for ammonia as a low-carbon fertilizer and feedstock and supporting low-carbon ammonia supply expansion through partnerships and other initiatives. 

Previously, Jonathan was Director of Financial Evaluation and Analysis, supporting the company’s strategic initiatives including M&A, capital investment, supply expansion, etc.  Prior to joining CF Industries, he spent 8 years as a financial consultant in Grant Thornton’s valuations services practice.  Jonathan has an MBA from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing from the University of Illinois.



Mark Tully

Mark Tully is the Manager of Global Market Research at Nutrien covering the Agricultural and Fertilizer industries, inclusive of Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potash fertilizers. In his role Mark focuses on macro supply and demand trends driving the ag-industry. Mark has worked at Nutrien for ~7 years in several roles. Prior to his time at Nutrien Mark worked across a number of other industries and earned a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Calgary, and is completing an MBA. Mark and his family currently reside on their hobby farm near Calgary AB, Canada.

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