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AACC International Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference



Milling & Baking: An International Perspective

April 20-22, 2016​​
Portland, Oregon

With a major west coast grain exporting terminal as the backdrop to our meeting, the emphasis will be on international issues pertaining to end-use quality, and milling and baking topics in international grain utilization. There will also be discussions of domestic (i.e. U.S.) topics. 

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Conference Program​

Presentations will be made by both AACCI members and those working in international grain trade and use. Also included are optional tours of the Wheat Marketing Center and a grain export terminal on the Columbia River. Program questions? Contact Art Bettge, AACCI Milling & Baking Division Chair, at adbwheat@gmail.com

Preliminary Daily Schedule


 Advance Registration
(through April 1)

On-site Registration




Non-Member + Membership



Student Member



Student Non-Member + Membership



Life Member



Lunch ONLY
(for persons who are not attending the conference, but wish to attend the luncheon only)



Reception ONLY
(Reception tickets only need to be purchased if you are NOT staying at the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown hotel.)



Registration fee includes coffee breaks and lunch. Reception included for those staying at the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown.

Online registration is open until April 18.
Or, you may download, complete, and fax the registration form. Payment is required with your registration. The golf tournament is not included in the conference registration.

Cancellations/Refunds: Refunds for cancellation, less a $75 processing fee, will be made if cancellation is received, in writing, at AACCI headquarters on or before April 1, 2016. Notices of cancellation received after April 1, 2016 will not be eligible for a refund or credit. Requests for reception ticket refunds must be made 72 hours prior to the event (three business days). All requests for refunds will be paid, after the meeting, from AACCI.



Golf Tournament – Wednesday, April 20

This year's golf tournament will be held at Glendoveer Golf & Tennis, with an 8:30 a.m. start time. Cost to participate is $110 per golfer and includes golf, cart, practice range balls, and lunch. To register, sign up within the meeting registration process.


Headquarter Hotel Information

A block of discounted hotel rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Portland Downtown. This all-suite historic hotel is located in the heart of downtown Portland.

The deadline for booking your reservation is April 2, 2016 or until the room block is sold out, whichever is first. Rooms and/or discounted rates may not be available after April 2.

Embassy Suites Portland Downtown
319 SW Pine Street
Portland OR 97204

Negotiated Conference Rates:

$209 single/double rate per standard room, plus 14.5% tax (subject to change)

$239 triple rate per standard room, plus 14.5% tax (subject to change)

$259 quadruple rate per standard room, plus 14.5% tax (subject to change)

Includes breakfast and nightly manager’s reception. All guest rooms are two-room suites featuring a living room with sofa bed, one king or two double beds, workstation, free internet, HDTV, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker/coffee, wet bar, hair dryer, and usual toiletries. Complimentary use of the business center, fitness center, and swimming pool.

Room rate is available 2 days before through 2 days after the meeting, based on availability.

Please note when planning travel: The program begins on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. with a Welcome Reception and ends on Friday, April 22, 2016 at noon.

Hotel Reservation

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Join your colleagues in supporting the Milling & Baking Division Scholarship Fund and become a 2016 Milling & Baking Division Spring Technical Conference sponsor! Select your sponsor level by checking the box next to the amount on the registration form. For sponsor amounts other than the amounts listed, to sponsor a coffee break, or to be invoiced for your sponsorship, please check the box marked “Other” on the registration form and you will be contacted by AACCI.

2016 Sponsorship Levels

Bronze                  up to $250

Silver                     up to $500

Gold                      up to $1000

Platinum              greater than $1000

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Jennifer Robinson, jrobinson@bsm.com.