Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit
Organization: HighQuest Partners
|Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2013||End Date/Time: Oct 23, 2013|
The Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit brings together commodity and ingredient buyers and sellers from around the globe to network with their industry peers and potential business partners and discuss key issues facing the industry, including strategies for sustainable growth in agricultural production, new processing technologies, transportation challenges, and developing trends in the commodity, food, biofuels and animal feed sectors.
The 2012 event included over 65 exhibitors and hosted nearly 800 attendees from 38 U.S. states and 45 countries from around the world. Attendees, like Jim Sutter, U.S. Soybean Export Council, designated the summit as “one of the must-attend events in the industry.”
“We in the meat industry try to speak with a cross-sector of agricultural commodities all the time because we use so many of those commodities in our production cycles that it’s important for us to educate others as to what’s happening in our industry,” said 2012 Summit attendee and speaker Stephen Sothmann, Director of International Affairs for the American Meat Institute.
“You might know what’s going on in your regional area, your farm, your production facility or processing facility, but it’s a very good idea to find out what’s going at the macro level, the global level and the national level, and that’s what this conference provides.”
The 2013 Summit will include updated topics, such as new approaches to addressing food safety and quality, new options for managing risks, and a new panel on Sustainability in the Global Ag Supply Chain. “This event is a perfect blending of key information, thought-leadership presentations, and sought-after networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world,” said Mark Dineen, conference director.