The Rice Trader Rice Americas 2009 (TRT Rice Americas)

Venue: Hyatt Regency Miami

Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: May 12, 2009 End Date/Time: May 14, 2009
Registration Date: May 12, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 13, 2009
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The Rice Trader is proud to present the regions most authoritative forum with an event that promises a retrospective analysis of the global rice industry in 2008-2009 to reveal the issues that will drive 2009 markets:
Price Outlook and Volatility in Rice Prices
What happened in May 2008 and what is in store for 2009 and 2010
Input Costs and impact on production outlook
Is water a battleground for rice that has been underestimated in the shadow of the 2008 focus on food crisis?
Is weather a factor that needs to be considered?
Does policy hold a solution for stability?
Freight Market Developments: Will competition for markets resume between cheaper Asian and Americas rice?
Can the Rice Supply Chain and Infrastructure be developed to offer better post harvest, storage and transport features that will reduce losses and offer origins better control of rice stocks?
Will Volatility be a permanent feature of the global rice market? What can be done to stem the tide of volatility to open the doors to food security, stability in plantings and balance between demand and supply.

Attracting over 200 delegates, “Rice Americas 2009” is expected to be a sell- out event as specialist speakers from key origins and destinations in North, South, Central America and the Caribbean join leading agribusiness and rice analysts from the world to offer a complete event, featuring strong analysis and regional updates, combined with excellent networking opportunities that are geared for greater business exchange and peer networking that is geared to raise market intelligence and business contact between leaders in the rice businesses of the Americas.
 CEO level participants and Decision makers
 Strong Regional presence (attendance from some 30 countries)
 Interactive sessions geared to have your questions answered
 Speakers representing the who’s who is academia, analyst, specialist and trade sectors in rice and allied industries.

REGISTER TODAY! For the regions fastest growing event, and make “The Rice Trader – Rice Americas 2009” your choice event.

"The Rice Trader" Rice Americas 2009 Conference

2008 was a watershed year that revealed the fragility of the global food supply and in particular the challenges that lay ahead for rice, the food grain that not only feed more than half the world’s population, but a food grain that is not only responsible for feeding the poorest in the world, but one that also employs a significant portion of the poor in producing it.

Why did price dive since May 2008?
Is volatility and the fickle buyer a sign of times?
How can policy initiatives help? Can they help?
How much of the tail end of 2008 and early 2009 was really the result from the collapse of the global financial machine?
Can stability in both production and demand be rediscovered? Just how price elastic is demand?
How is the professional rice trade dealing with these changing times?
Where are the future battle fields for destinations as falling freight rates open up Asia’s offering of relatively cheap rice to compete with the Americas’ own offerings?

Is there such thing as a fair price?

The fact is, its not just about rice anymore, currency exchange rates, interest and the cost of carry, gas prices and their impact on fertilizer prices and availability, oil and energy price and availability as well as the cost of human capital are just some of the factors that have squeezed their way into the equation to impact price; at origin, at destination and between intermediaries who chart through some of the toughest market conditions in the hunt for razor thin margins.

The Rice Trader Rice Americas 2009 is the authoritative event that gathers the brains and leadership behind the rice industries of the Americas, to reveal the inside story on what’s going on. How can procurement managers manage their inventories needs and business when markets bounce around to reveal an injured price-discovery mechanism that has been battered by the market forces at work.

Aimed at shedding light on the recent past and to reveal a vision for the future, The Rice Trader Rice Americas 2009 Conference will reveal the future, certainly the factors that will shape it, and allow delegates the opportunity to plan, strategize and make decisions that will mitigate risk, address key issues and build profits and sustainability while delivering the world’s food.

Who Should Attend:
The Rice Trader Rice Americas 2009 Conference is for anyone in the rice or allied industries. Members across the rice supply chain, with an interest in markets in North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean:
• Rice Millers
• Grain Merchandisers
• Exporters
• Traders
• Brokers
• Freight Brokers
• Commodity Surveyors and Inspectors
• Procurement Officials an Importers and End-Users
• Shipping Industry Officials (Liner and Bulk)
• Government/Trade Representatives
• Fertilizer Suppliers
• Sorting/Milling/Machinery Sector
• Collateral Managers
• Trade Finance / Commodity Trade Finance
• Marine / Cargo Insurance
• Legal Specialists supporting the Rice Trade
• Regional Rice Associations/Government Bodies and Institutes

The Rice Trader Rice Americas 2009 Conference attracts an audience of senior decision makers representing some of the Americas’ leading rice industry players.

With a record attendance expected, Rice Americas 2009 delivers a global agenda to an increasingly important rice community in the Americas, that offers some unique origins as well as supply opportunities to key destinations in the Americas, as well as opportunities in Africa, Europe and even the Middle east

Featuring a who’s who line-up of specialists speakers as well as some of the worlds top analyst, the team from The Rice Trader will also up the ante, to shed a considerable amount of analysis that will deliver insight and offer the event as an ideas peer networking opportunity that takes delegates beyond learning.

The Rice Trader Rice Americas 2009 is custom built for brands, services as well as an ideal opportunity to showcase industry leadership and innovation.

For more information, contact:
Logan Wilson,


Hyatt Regency Miami 400 South East Second Avenue Miami, Florida, USA 33131-2197 Tel: +1 305 3581234
United States

Additional Information

fees from USD 799 per person fees do not include accommodation and travel fees include attendance to all related receptions, dinners and events associated with main event