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Soy & Grain Trade Summit Attracts Key Agricultural Commodity Buyers and High-Caliber Sponsors (3.20.2012)

BOSTON, MASS., March 2, 2012
– The seventh annual Soy & Grain Trade Summit, to be held in New Orleans, Sept. 17-19, will offer attendees an opportunity to discuss strategies for sustainable growth in agricultural production, processing, and transportation on a global basis, and examine the developing trends in the commodity, food, biofuels and animal feed sectors.
This year’s event is expected to attract more than 1,000 critical key decision-makers in the commodity supply chain from around the globe, including those from the vegetable protein industry, such as soybean and oilseed processors and refineries, and the feed grain complex, including corn, canola and wheat originators, as well as the DDGS sellers. These groups are brought together in this one venue to enable new partnerships to help drive business goals.
No other annual conference in these sectors draws in as wide a range of global leaders in the oilseed and feed grain industries, as well as processing and trade, as this event. Indeed, within the last three years, over $500 million in contracts for the sale of soybeans, soybean meal, DDGS and other feed grains have been secured at Soy & Grain Trade Summits.
The conference has already attracted four industry leaders as Diamond Sponsors: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Gavilon, two of the major global grain traders; Intertek, which provides testing and inspection services for agricultural and dry bulk cargo; and the Port of New Orleans, which operates one of the most sophisticated export facilities in North America. Key Gold Sponsors are Fornazor, a supplier of feed ingredients to the export market, and The Port of Virginia.
“We are more than pleased to have earned the support of these key sponsors for our Soy & Grain Trade Summit,” said Mark Dineen, President of Soyatech. “This is a perfect partnering as this diverse conference covers all the variables of their business offerings. We view their sponsorship as a testament of the caliber of the proceedings at the Summit, and see their participation as a great complement to our conference events.”
The Summit (www.soyandgraintrade.com) will provide unparalleled content focused on key topics, such as U.S. farm policy and its impact on global agriculture; supply and demand trends in the global feed industry; and developing trends in U.S. ethanol production and their impact on global DDGS availability. Concurrent track sessions on day two of the Summit will address topics related to food and vegetable oil consumption, risk management and trade financing, and transportation.
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Soyatech (www.soyatech.com) is a global media, marketing and event company that assists food, oilseed, grain, agribusiness and agri-transportation sector firms in developing market opportunities. Soyatech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners.

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