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Reflections on the Inaugural Women in Agribusiness Summit (10.12.2012)
by Jennifer Poore of Bayer CropScience

Nearly 300 attendees came together in New Orleans, Sept. 16-17, 2012 for HighQuest Partners' inaugural Women in Agribusiness Summit.  Read what attendee Jennifer Poore of Bayer CropScience had to say about the experience....

September 18, 2012 -- Thunder pounded and torrential rains poured outside the Hyatt Regency New Orleans yesterday morning. But it went largely unnoticed by the group of 220 women inside the hotel who had come together from more than 100 companies across the agricultural industry to participate in the first ever Women in Agribusiness Summit.

As the group filed into a large conference room we faced a stage with big cushy leather chairs, bright green plants, a single screen to the left and a draped backdrop accented with soft purple lighting…to match the primary color in the event logo, no doubt. It definitely had a feminine air to it. And I must admit I LOVED the black and white synthetic leather tote bags they gave us with the program guide and event materials. (Imagine it, a conference bag I may actually use again; somebody call Ripley.) Ambiance and perks aside, it quickly became obvious that we were there to talk business, and talk business we did...

Read more of Poore's article here.

 

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