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Experts from Harvard Business School Agribusiness Program, and INTL FCStone to speak at June Ag Club meetings

BOSTON, May 14, 2015 – HighQuest Group today announced the June meeting dates and speakers for the New York and Boston-based Ag Club chapters.

The Boston Ag Club will meet on Thursday, June 11 at the Union Club at 8 Park Street in Boston, Mass. The New York Ag Club will meet on Wednesday, June 10 at the Cornell Club at 6 E 44th Street in New York City.

Mary Shelman, director of the agribusiness program at the Harvard Business School, will speak at the Boston Ag Club on “Mega Trends in Global Agribusiness.” Shelman’s focus on the future of global agribusiness makes her an expert in how food, feed and fiber intersect with energy, health and the environment, and the world’s most pressing issues. She has authored more than 60 case studies, serves on several international advisory boards, and has worked strategically with organizations from entrepreneurial startups to global entities to identify their unique purpose and generate growth.

At the New York Ag Club on June 10, Bill Goodbar, managing director at INTL FCStone Securities Inc., will present “Monsanto’s Bid for Syngenta and Its Implications.” Goodbar is an agribusiness investment banking veteran, having closed over 50 transactions in 25 years. He is a frequent speaker at ag-related conferences and also has relevant experience working with multinational and closely-held agribusiness companies in providing sell-side and buy-side advisory, and third party market valuations.

The goal of the Ag Clubs is to bring together agribusiness and aginvesting market participants to facilitate networking, coordinate professional development and promote business success among regional stakeholders.

"I found that the first New York Ag Club meeting brought together a nice cross-section of people in ag in an environment conducive to making connections and getting to know more about peers and their organizations," said attendee Chris Abbott, managing director at NCH Capital in New York City. "I look forward to attending the next meeting."

The meetings at both locations run two hours through lunchtime, generally noon to 2 p.m. Reservations are required to attend.

For more information about the Boston Ag Club, email bostonagclub@highquestgroup.com, and for the New York chapter, email nyagclub@highquestgroup.com. Ag Club members receive discounted registration to all of HighQuest Group’s agriculture conferences, from Global AgInvesting to the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit. Inquire via email.
About HighQuest

HighQuest Group, headquartered in Danvers, Mass., is a strategic advisory, conference, and media firm serving corporations, financial investors, and governments across the global food and agribusiness value chains. Founded in 2000, HighQuest has successfully completed over 300 strategic advisory engagements and hosts preeminent industry events including the Global AgInvesting series, AgTech Week, Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, and the Women in Agribusiness Summit series. www.highquestgroup.com

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