Growth Energy kicked off its fourth annual Executive Leadership Conference in Las Vegas yesterday (Thursday). The conference provides an excellent opportunity for Growth Energy’s members to have a frank, open discussion regarding the industry – according to Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis (bias) – as well as the successes the industry has realized in the past year and the challenges moving forward. As the organization continues to grow – Buis says the size and the scope of the conference also grows. He says this year promises to be the best yet with many in-depth conversations about how the industry moves forward on many fronts. Specifically – Buis says a number of forums are planned to discuss the global marketplace, E-15 and the path forward, the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard and the myths surrounding it – as well as market conditions ahead. He is confident the conference will help outline the strategic goals of the renewable fuels industry and how best to achieve them in these challenging times.