91st Annual Convention

91st Annual Convention

Four Seasons – The Biltmore Santa Barbara, California

May 13-15, 2015

ACSA 2015 Program

Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore

Santa Barbara, California

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

  • ICE Meeting
  • Futures Committee Meeting
    • Joseph T. Nicosia-Chairman
    • Guest Speaker: Ben Jackson-President, ICE Futures US
  • ACEA/WCEA Shareholders Meeting
  • Retiring Board of Directors Meeting
  • Past President’s Meeting
  • Welcome Reception & Dinner


Thursday, May 14, 2015

  • Industry Breakfast
    • Guest Speaker: Gary Adams-President, National Cotton Council
    • Guest Speaker: Kai Hughes-Managing Director, International Cotton Association
  • Transportation, Documentation, & Insurance Committee Meeting
    • Michael Symonanis-Chairman
  • Primary Buyers/Mill Service Agents Committee Meeting
    • Kenny Jabbour-Chairman
  • Quality, Quotation, & Technical Standards Committee Meeting
    • James L. Loeb, Jr.-Chairman
  • Gins, Warehouses, & Domestic Trade Committee Meeting
    • Richard L. Clarke, III-Chairman
  • Foreign Affairs Committee Meeting
    • Philip Bogel-Chairman
    • Guest Speaker: William C. Sjoberg-Attorney, Adducci, Mastriani & Schaumberg
    • Guest Speaker: Yuan Haiying, Yuan & Associates
  • National Affairs Committee Meeting
    • Jordan Lea-Chairman
  • Reception
  • Dinner at Leisure


Friday, May 15, 2015

  • Come & Go Breakfast
  • General Session
    • Anthony Tancredi-Chairman, American Cotton Shippers Association
    • William E. May-President, American Cotton Shippers Association
    • Guest Speaker: Willis Sparks-Eurasia Group
    • Guest Speaker: Fred Barnes-Political Analyst
  • Executive Luncheon
  • Executive Session
  • Farewell Reception
  • Dinner at Leisure

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