The National Ethanol Conference (NEC) is the most widely attended executive-level conference for the ethanol industry. Since 1996, the Renewable Fuels Association’s NEC has been recognized as the preeminent conference for delivering accurate, timely information on marketing, legislative and regulatory issues facing the ethanol industry. With numerous networking opportunities, more business meetings are conducted and contacts made at this conference than at any other ethanol conference. Nearly 1,000 industry leaders and professionals typically attend, from around the world. Networking and business development are cited as the leading reasons to attend.