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2016 Agribusiness CFO Conference
(attendance by invitation only)

October 24-26, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Florida

Featured Speakers

CoBank presents its

2016 Agribusiness CFO Conference

An Outstanding Program

Every two years, CoBank sponsors an exclusive invitation-only event for the CFOs of our most important agribusiness customers. CoBank's 2016 Agribusiness CFO Conference will feature an agenda carefully designed to provide vital insights into the economic, business and political landscape that agribusiness CFOs face every day in rural America. In addition, the conference will offer ample opportunities to connect with industry peers and give attendees plenty of time to enjoy world-class golf and the amenities offered at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Naples Beach Resort.

This year's event will feature a wide variety of compelling speakers, including Peter Diamandis, founder and executive chairman, XPRIZE Foundation; food trends expert Harry Balzer; Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; Susan O’Malley, former president of the Washington Capitals; Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers; and a political point / counterpoint between Donna Brazile and Amy Holmes. 


Bob Engel ~ Chief Executive Officer, CoBank
Harry Balzer ~ Retired Senior Vice President / Chief Industry Analyst, NPD Group
Donna Brazile ~ Democratic Political Strategist and Commentator
Peter Diamandis ~ Founder and Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation
Michael Flynn ~ Former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
Austan Goolsbee ~ Former Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisers and Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Amy Holmes ~ Republican Political Analyst and Commentator
Susan O'Malley ~ Former President, Washington Sports and Entertainment

Additional Information

Please click on the Registration tab to access our online registration site. There is no charge to attend the conference beyond your travel and hotel expenses.

Make your hotel reservation as soon as possible to ensure availability. Please click the Hotel tab for additional information on making your hotel reservation.

There will be a program for spouses and guests on Tuesday, October 25. Please see the Spouse Program tab for details. Spouses and guests are invited to join us for the receptions and dinner as well.

Attire for all events and business sessions is resort casual. Jackets are appropriate for receptions and dinner, but ties are not necessary. See the Golf Outing tab for golf course dress code details.

Please note that this is an invitation-only event and invitations are not transferable.

For further information, contact CoBank’s Corporate Communications Department at 303-740-4040 or by email at

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