2025 CNI Annual Conference

Nashville, TN
January 17th-21th, 2025

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE 2025
CNI ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

We invite you to attend the CNI 2023 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on January 14-16 at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort. Please join us as we gather to discuss our year in review, current market conditions and future plans for our business. As we continue to face challenges in our industry, the value we receive by gathering in person and growing our relationships with each other is vital and we look forward to this opportunity to be together. We hope you take this opportunity to engage, learn, and celebrate our industry.

2023 CNI Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
January 14th-16th, 2023

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE 2023 CNI ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

We invite you to attend the CNI 2023 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on January 14-16 at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort. Please join us as we gather to discuss our year in review, current market conditions and future plans for our business. As we continue to face challenges in our industry, the value we receive by gathering in person and growing our relationships with each other is vital and we look forward to this opportunity to be together. We hope you take this opportunity to engage, learn, and celebrate our industry.

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Scott Goodwin
Scott GoodwinNational Account Leader-Crop Protection
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Corteva sees significant value in the CNI Annual Conference.  It is unique in that this Sponsorship Opportunity allows Corteva to actually spend significant time with Independent Retailers from across the United States.  The Conference has enabled Corteva Representatives to develop and deepen business & personal relationships.
Lyle Stewart
Lyle StewartDistrict Sales Manager, Syngenta
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Over the years, the CNI annual conference has enabled Syngenta to not only interact with the CNI members and management in a relaxed setting but has provided a wonderful opportunity to gain greater insight to the challenges and needs of the CNI membership. It seems the conference fosters an environment that allows for a broader view of the partnerships we all desire. This enables achievement of our mutual business objectives both short and long term. It is a great forum to share ideas and start working towards solutions.

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Scott Goodwin
Scott GoodwinNational Account Leader-Crop Protection
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Corteva sees significant value in the CNI Annual Conference.  It is unique in that this Sponsorship Opportunity allows Corteva to actually spend significant time with Independent Retailers from across the United States.  The Conference has enabled Corteva Representatives to develop and deepen business & personal relationships.
Lyle Stweart
Lyle StweartDistrict Sales Manager, Syngenta
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Over the years, the CNI annual conference has enabled Syngenta to not only interact with the CNI members and management in a relaxed setting but has provided a wonderful opportunity to gain greater insight to the challenges and needs of the CNI membership. It seems the conference fosters an environment that allows for a broader view of the partnerships we all desire. This enables achievement of our mutual business objectives both short and long term. It is a great forum to share ideas and start working towards solutions.

PRESENTER OVERVIEW

Brett Sciotto

Founder & CEO Aimpoint Research®

BRETT SCIOTTO

Brett Sciotto is the founder and CEO of Aimpoint Research, a global, strategic intelligence firm specializing in agri-food that was named to the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. Brett leads a team of former military intelligence officers, agricultural experts, and market research professionals as they work to empower intelligence-driven organizations.
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JAMES M. OLSEN

Professor of Law at Bush School

JAMES M. OLSEN

Professor James Olson received his law degree from the University of Iowa. He is a Professor of the Practice at the Bush School, where he teaches courses on intelligence, counterintelligence, and national security. He served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the CIA, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was Chief of Counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

THOMAS LEE

Assistant Sales Manager at OEC Group San Diego

THOMAS LEE

At OEC, Thomas operates in all-things logistics, and has built a reputation of being a reliable consultant. His responsibilities as a sales manager are to inspire his team, provide guidance, and keep business growing. In his role, he ensures that his colleagues are comfortable, happy and protect the family culture at the office. Thomas is grateful to be working with well-known companies like Petco and Chicken of the Sea and he values the relationships of each person within those organizations.
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T. LYNN SANDLIN

Business Intelligence Manager at Syngenta

T. LYNN SANDLIN

An agricultural economist leading the Business Intelligence area within Syngenta Crop Protection in the U.S. He focuses on the U.S. agricultural industry providing key crop and market intelligence which enables Syngenta to support agribusinesses and farmers with greater insights in an ever-changing industry. In a career spanning over 40 years, Lynn has worked in the ag retail and crop protection manufacturer space, including sales, marketing and management in various states.
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KIM LEAR

Generations & Future of Work Expert

KIM LEAR

Lear is a writer and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim is at the forefront of cutting-edge research to uncover cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. She is known for her ability to use a mix of data, storytelling, humor, and actionable takeaways to discuss the trends that most impact the bottom line of organizations.
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JEANETTE SNYDER

Director of National Credit

JEANETTE SNYDER

Jean joined CNI in the fall 2022 from a global crop protection provider where she gained over twenty years of industry and distribution experience specializing in customer financial relationships and credit risk management. The majority of this time was dedicated to the wholesale chemistry channel partnering with independent retailers. Jean most recently held the position of West Region Credit Manager, managing credit teams and partnering with retailers and growers.
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YOUR HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE

Discover breath-taking skyline views in the heart of downtown Nashville within easy walking distance to Broadway and the Gulch.

Guests will enjoy downtown’s largest rooftop pool deck, open year-round, heated in winter months, and enveloped by stylish cabanas with a sophisticated poolside bar and grill operating in the summer. 

Additional amenities include a full-service spa and 24-hour fitness center with Peloton bikes, a gourmet café, an artisan bakery, and multiple artfully crafted cocktail lounges spread thoughtfully across the property.

Exterior in JW Marriott Nashville

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Hotel

A resort oasis at Downtown Disney near Seaworld and Universal with a half-acre lagoon-style pool, slides, water sports and beach.

Sponsorship

Find an overview of our sponsors here.

Activities

Orlando offers a great variety of leisure activities.

FAQ

  • Go to the register tab on top of the page
  • Click on the conference registration button and fill out all your personal details to sign up for the conference
  • Meet fellow CNI retailers from across the country
  • Network with industry colleagues to create, strengthen and grow relationships
  • The conference provides additional time to interact with your local account manager and the CNI team
  • The average temperature range in January is 52 °F – 71 °F.
  • Three facts you did not know about Orlando:
    • Orlando is home to more than 100 lakes. One of them. Lake Eola located in downtown Orlando is actually an 80 feet deep sinkhole
    • Orlando was once the main hub of Florida’s citrus industry. A deep freeze in the late 1800s caused farms to move their citrus crops further south
    • Gatorland, the first theme park in Orlando, opened in 1949. Its main attraction was a 15-foot gator which was said to be the biggest in the world
  • The hotel is located 17 miles from Orlando International Airport, approx. driving time 27 minutes
  • Walt Disney World – approx. driving time 10 minutes
  • SeaWorld Orlando – approx. driving time 17 minutes
  • Universal Studios Florida – approx. driving time 19 minutes
  • Gatorland – approx. driving time 21 minutes
  • Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens – approx. driving time 49 minutes 
  • Museum of Illusions Orlando – approx. driving time 18 minutes