Christianson PLLP is partnering with ACE to host the Biofuels Financial Conference - Webinar Series beginning February 21st, 2019. We know how important it is for you, as biofuels professionals, to stay on the cutting edge of industry developments, so this year we’ve teamed up with ACE to ensure the best possible conference experience. As always, we’ve developed a top-notch agenda with the most relevant topics, with leading industry experts as speakers to keep you in-the-know.
This series will increase your knowledge of important topics affecting the bioeconomy and your place in it. You’ll get the opportunity to learn from others’ industry experience from the comfort of your own office. Sign up today to reserve your spot for any or all four sessions (the live webinars are provided at no-cost to you as a viewer). The content outline includes:
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May 16th at 10:30 am CST, we will have our second webinar of the series on Creating Action from Insight: How Benchmarking Data can Drive Decision Making and Empower your Company. Below, you will find information about the speakers for each of the three parts of this session. Contact information will be provided at the end of the session and there will also be room at the end for Q&A.
As established producers of ethanol look for ways to grow production and improve profitability, they look increasingly toward new technologies that help them leverage their existing resources while evolving into new markets. Data resources such as benchmarks can help create more accurate, detailed financial modeling for these new projects, which in turn helps you set appropriate expectations and adjust forecasts and valuations on the fly more flexibly. We will discuss the best ways to incorporate data resources such as benchmarks into your decision process, and evaluate the key financial factors that come into play when determining which investments will deliver a positive return on investment for an individual plant.
Speakers: Creating Action from Insight: How Benchmarking Data can Drive Decision Making and Empower your Company
John Christianson, Managing Partner at Christianson PLLP on "The importance of SWOT analysis and process, before beginning any new projects."
John O. Christianson is a certified public accountant and principal partner of Christianson PLLP. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with an accounting degree, John’s farming background led him to perceive the need for a full-service accounting and consulting firm with specialized expertise in agribusiness. Under his guidance, John has grown Christianson into a nationally recognized firm with over twenty-five years of experience in agricultural manufacturing, grain processing and renewable fuels.
In today’s robust and rapidly evolving rural economy, John is committed to providing cutting-edge project development, feasibility studies, organizational structuring and consulting to ensure the continued health of agriculture and industry in rural America.
Connie Lindstrom, Senior Biofuels Analyst at Christianson PLLP on " Using benchmarking information to solidify support for a project in evaluating strengths and weaknesses."
Connie Lindstrom is the Senior Biofuels Analyst at Christianson PLLP and she provides customized data analysis and reporting, working with participants in the Biofuels Benchmarking program at Christianson for the past five years. With over twenty years' experience as a professional technical writer and business analyst, Connie helps benchmarking clients drill into their data to identify precise areas of opportunity for growth. Connie holds a bachelor's degree in English and Communications from St. Cloud State University and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota.
Jamey R. Cline is the Business Development Director for Christianson, PLLP, a full-service CPA firm based in Willmar, Minnesota, which provides accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to clients primarily in the agricultural industry. Cline brings more than 20 years of experience in the agriculture and bioenergy industries, focusing on adding value to agricultural commodities and project development. Christianson assists the industry in both greenhouse gas and compliance areas, and has provided over 1300 RIN attestations for the industry.
Other Sessions in the 2019 Biofuels Financial Conference Webinar Series:
SESSION 3: August 22nd , 2019 10:30am-12pm
Clarity in an Era of Uncertainty: Essential facts for understanding and complying with existing and emerging renewable fuels regulations
SESSION 4: November 21st, 2019 10:30am-12pm
How to implement a holistic approach to digital security in an era of vulnerability