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Global AgInvesting 2009 Conference to Give Investors the Most Accurate, Actionable Information on Opportunities in World Agriculture (6.22.2009)

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME -- June 22, 2009 -- Global AgInvesting 2009, a conference produced by Soyatech, LLC, in partnership with the Investment Management Institute (IMI) and HighQuest Partners, is underway in New York, NY. Aimed at public and private market investors, this conference will explore opportunities for investments in agricultural lands, commodities and infrastructure.

The program will address the outlook for investment in North and South America, Australia, China, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Speakers with deep global expertise in various crops will address the crucial drivers of demand, supply and pricing over the next decade, with a focus on the need (and potential) for additional production.

“This conference provides an unprecedented opportunity for investors and investment managers – who are under more pressure than ever to make the best possible decisions with their capital – to get the facts about fundamentals in the ag sector,” says Hunt Stookey, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners.

The speaker roster includes representatives from some of the world’s leading companies in agribusiness and agricultural investment around the globe, including Adecoagro, Altima Partners, Bunge North America, COSAN S.A., DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred, Emergent Asset Management, George Washington University, Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, International Finance Corporation, JP Morgan Chase, Macquarie Global Investments, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, Quifel Natural Resources, Rabobank, Radar Propriedades Agricolas S.A. and others.

“We are proud to offer this incredibly knowledgeable and experienced slate of speakers and panelists,” says Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director of HighQuest Partners’ Global Food and Agribusiness Practice. “We believe this conference will prove to be an important catalyst for intelligent investment in a vital sector of the world economy.”

For more information about the conference or to register, visit www.soyatechevents.com or call 800-424-SOYA. Plans for a follow up event next year are already underway.

About IMI
The Investment Management Institute (IMI), founded in 1981, is a leading company in providing educational forums, conferences and roundtables to institutional investors, consultants, money managers and other members of the investment community. IMI is headquartered in Greenwich, CT with ready access to Wall Street and the hedge fund community. IMI also conducts specialized industry research, publishes industry directories and guides and hosts more than 30 conferences, forums and roundtables each year. In addition, IMI is the founder and developer of the websites for a comprehensive database and host for RFPs used by institutional investors, consultants and money managers. For more information, visit www.investmentmanagementinstitute.com.

About HighQuest Partners, LLC
HighQuest Partners (www.highquestpartners.com) is a strategic advisory and management consulting firm that works with leadership teams in the global food, soya, oilseed, agribusiness and agri-transportation sectors to make informed decisions regarding strategy, investments/M&A and governance issues. Since its founding in 2000, the firm has completed over 200 engagements for leading companies around the world.

About Soyatech, LLC
Soyatech (www.soyatech.com) is a global media, marketing, and event company that assists food, oilseed, agri-business, and agri-transportation sector 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 (in daily and weekly editions), and Soyatech.com, the award-winning business-to-business online resource for the industry. Soyatech’s information services are referred to by tens of thousands of the world’s leading commodity, food and biofuels companies in over 100 countries every week. Soyatech, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners.

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