86th Annual Convention


Charleston, South Carolina

May 12-14, 2010


The 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Cotton Shippers Association
will be held in historic Charleston, South Carolina at the Charleston
Place Hotel, May 12-14, 2010.

Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina

2:00 pm WCEA Shareholders Meeting
2:30 pm ACEA Shareholders Meeting
3:00 pm Retiring Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 pm Welcome Reception, Dinner on Own
7:30 am Industry Update Breakfast
9:00 am Committee Meetings Begin:
9:00 am Futures Contracts
9:30 am Transportation, Documentation & Ins.
10:30 am Data Systems & Information Dev.
10:30 am Ginning Practices & Warehouses
10:30 am Primary Buyers/Mill Service Agents
10:30 am Quality, Quotations & Tech. Stds.
11:00 am Domestic & Foreign Trade
11:30 am National Affairs
7:00 pm Reception
7:00 am Come & Go Breakfast
8:00 am Past Presidents Breakfast
9:30 am General Session
11:30 am Executive Business Luncheon
1:00 pm Executive Business Session followed by New Board Meeting
7:00 pm Reception & Dinner


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