"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."
Vice President, Economic Research
The Gavilon Group L.L.C.
Ankush Bhandari is vice-president of economic research at The Gavilon Group, L.L.C., an agricultural 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.
Mr. Bhandari was a speaker at the Fats and Oils Conference in 2009, International DDG Conference in 2008 and 2010, Southeast Feed and Grain in 2011 and 2015 and the Sosland Purchasing Seminar in 2013 and 2014. He received both his bachelor and master of business administration degrees in finance from Emory University in Atlanta.