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Global AgInvesting Europe 2010 Conference Highlights Dynamic Opportunities in a Rapidly Emerging Asset Class (11.9.2010)

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: NOVEMBER 9, 2010 – Global AgInvesting Europe 2010, a conference hosted by HighQuest Partners, LLC and produced by Soyatech, LLC, begins today in Geneva, Switzerland. This third event in the Global AgInvesting series brings together leading institutional investors, fund managers, and public and private sector industry experts from around the world to discuss key drivers for value creation in agricultural production and trade.

Company Profiles:

HighQuest Partners LLC

Soyatech, LLC

“As agriculture becomes increasingly a subject of global interest and international policy concern, investors are coming to appreciate the fundamental value underlying global food and agriculture,” says conference co-chair and Managing Director for HighQuest Partners Philippe de Lapérouse, “but the realities of committing capital to the sector are frequently not well known to potential participants. HighQuest Partners is proud to continue the Global AgInvesting series with a fresh look at this dynamic and important asset class.”

Key participants in the conference program include:

• Tim Hornibrook, Division Director – Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management
• Steve Jesse, Global Head of Agricultural Sales – Barclay Capital
• John Lamb, Agribusiness Team Leader – The World Bank
• Giles Mettetal, Director of Agribusiness – European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
• Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director – Oakland Institute
• Susan Payne, Managing Director – Emergent Asset Management Ltd.
• Gillian Turco, Vice President, Global Commodities Group – JP Morgan Chase
• William Wilson, Distinguished Professor – North Dakota State University

“HighQuest Partners’ content planning team has made concerted efforts to engage the most relevant, experienced participants in the sector,” says conference co-chair and HighQuest Partners Managing Director Hunt Stookey, “We are excited to have this major league roster of talent and keen insight on hand to share their expertise at Global AgInvesting Europe.”

Individual sessions will address global trends in agriculture; investment activity and opportunities in key regions including Russia and other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, North and South America, and Africa; how to invest in a socially conscious and responsible manner; and strategies for private equity and liquid investments via commodity markets.

For more information about the conference, visit www.globalaginvesting.com or call 800-424-7692.

About HighQuest Partners, LLC
HighQuest Partners (www.highquestpartners.com) is a strategic advisory and management consulting firm that works with strategic and financial investors in the global food, biofuels, agribusiness and agri-transportation sectors to help them make informed decisions regarding strategy, investments/M&A and governance issues. Since 1992, HIghQuest Partners and its subsidiary SJH have completed over 500 strategic assignments for leading companies in the global grain, oilseed, food, agribusiness, biofuels, industrial, and financial services sectors.

About Soyatech, LLC
Soyatech (www.soyatech.com) is a global media, marketing, and event company that assists the agribusiness, food, feed and biofuels firms to assess and develop market opportunities through its publications, conferences, webinars, and widely-used internet platform. More about Soyatech-produced conferences can be found here: www.soyatechevents.com.

Founded in 1985, the company publishes the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the industry’s leading source of information on oilseed and agribusiness companies and products, an industry-focused email newsletter, and Soyatech.com, the business-to-business online resource for the industry. Soyatech, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners.

For More Information Contact:

Joe Jordan
207.244.9544
joe@soyatech.com

 

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