NEW THIS YEAR!
Last year at Christianson, we went through the feedback from BFC 2017 and noticed a reoccurring theme where timing was a challenge, but content was valuable. So this year, we are changing our delivery method to a webinar platform for a variety of reasons:
- It’s less of a financial burden to the attendees
- The information is available both at the time of delivery (live) and recorded/sent to all who have registered
- There is less of a time commitment (you will see the agenda outline below) thus reducing your time away from the office
- You aren’t restricted by the number of attendees, as the content can be shared within your organization
Attending these sessions will qualify you for up to 8 CPE Credits!
There are two pricing models for this webinar series to ensure you are getting access to exactly the information you want to see.
**Please note: you do not need to be in attendance the day of the webinar to receive a recording of the content at it’s completion. If you register, you will receive the webinar file.
|Register for ALL Webinars
If you choose to register for all webinars, you must click “Register for this session” under each agenda item below. When you go to register, be sure to select the invoicing option that has you registering for all.
|Register for EACH Webinar
You may select each webinar you wish to attend by simply clicking “Register for this session” under the agenda item below. This will give you access to the content from the individual webinar(s) of your choice.
February 22nd 11am CST – Navigating Efficient Producer Reporting in the RFS – With one full year of reporting and an attest engagement behind us since the Efficient producer pathways became widely active, we are going to discuss common issues that we saw in EP3 documentation, new information that we have obtained through discussions with the EPA, and review of recent changes in the new EP3 model that was released at the end of 2017. We will also discuss updates and expectations for compliance monitoring plans and how this could potentially provide some ground work for upcoming LCFS requirements. To read more about this session, click here!
April 5th 11am CST- Security Risk Management - Businesses routinely fail to identify risks or implement the right security measures. Where does this failure or breakdown occur, and how can organizations avoid making these mistakes? Security is typically ranked as a top concern, but the risk management process typically breaks down because no-one analyzes the security gaps and develops a plan of action to cover these gaps.This session will help define a process to identify gaps in these three areas:
- Fraud Risk Management
- Internal Controls and Workflows as Risk Tools
- Cybersecurity Risk Management
June 7th 11am CST - Workforce Management - Biofuels organizations today compete in a mature industry—the secret to success often boils down to a strong workforce and experienced managers. In this session, we’ll review recent wage, benefit and compensation trends from our annual labor survey, as well as tactics for successfully navigating and resolving turnover, retention and succession issues. Finally, we’ll examine the vital importance of effective communication between a plant’s board members, its management team, and its production workforce, providing tips and tricks on the best ways to ensure a smoothly functioning (and therefore profitable) organization.
July 19th 11am CST - QAP and RIN Pricing Outlooks: As fuels become more advanced will QAP become a reality for more producers? We will discuss the key differences between the QAP program and the required RIN attest engagements and some alternative verification options to consider. In addition, we will review the benefits to enrolling in a QAP program, how it can be applied when you generate multiple types of RINs within your facility and who should be considering implementing a QAP program. Finally, we’ll take a look at the RIN markets and some high level expectations related to RIN pricing.
August 16th 11am CST - Project Incentives - Incentives for projects vary based on a variety of factors including: the type of incentives you are looking to gain, the purpose behind the incentive (traditionally the purpose will relate to business creation or expansion), the source from which you are looking to receive the grant, and the amount of funding you must obtain to complete your project. Join us as we analyze what funding is available for projects that impact the Ethanol industry, and the best way to coordinate your efforts to optimize the outcome.
September 20th 11am CST - Immediate Future – This session is designed to provide updates on a variety of topics including tax, accounting and compliance. Join us as experts in each of these areas share their knowledge on important topics that affect the biofuels industry. We will give you the information you need to ensure you are aware of significant changes that will impact your business.
November 15th 11am CST - Preparing for LCFS Verification Implementation - With the new LCFS regulation set to implement January 1, 2019, we will take a final look at what you should be preparing for implementation. We’ll discuss what you can expect within the first compliance year under the new regulation, and give you a sneak peek at expected procedures for the first verification due in August 2020.
With any questions as it relates to registration, please don't hesitate to contact us today!