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HighQuest Subsidiary Soyatech Holds Soyfoods 2009 Conference (11.25.2008)

HighQuest Subsidiary Soyatech Holds Soyfoods 2009 Conference

BAR HARBOR, ME, Nov. 25, 2008 – Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, today announced that it will present Soyfoods2009 in Anaheim, California on March 3, 2009. The conference will take place at the Anaheim Hilton in conjunction with the Nutracon Conference and SupplyExpo, which are produced by New Hope Natural Media.
Soyfoods2009 will focus on fostering innovation and new growth in the production and marketing of soy-based and other healthful foods. It will also stress the current and potential role of soy in nutrition and health. Sessions will cover such topics as:

•    What is the potential for the U.S. soyfoods market?
•    How soy can help fight America's nutrition problems
•    How currently understood soy health benefits affect the market for soyfoods
•    Ensuring sustainable supplies of non-GMO and organic soybeans, as well as understanding the role for soybeans with modified traits in food products
•    The role of soyfoods in developing world nutrition
•    Macro trends in North American flavor preferences – and what opportunities these present for healthful foods
•    Emerging soybean ingredient processing technologies
•    How to evaluate the sustainability of soyfoods as a source of healthful nutrition

The program is designed for soyfoods manufacturers and marketers; manufacturers of healthful food ingredients; nutritionists and dieticians; retail food buyers; healthful foods’ manufacturers and marketers; and food processing equipment manufacturers.
The preliminary speaker roster includes leaders in soyfoods, natural foods and nutrition. Among the presenters are Peter Golbitz, Director of International Business Development, SunOpta Grains and Foods Group; Jim Hershey, Executive Director, World Initiative for Soy in Human Health; Gary Hirshberg, CEO, Stonyfield Farm; Barbara Katz, President, HealthFocus International; Dr. Mark Messina, President, Nutrition Matters, Inc.; and Dr. Lester Wilson, Professor, Iowa State University.

For more information about Soyfoods2009 or to register, call 800-424-SOYA or visit
http://events.soyatech.com/conferences/SF09.htm. The early bird registration deadline is January 31, 2009, and special regular rates apply for not-for-profit organizations and universities.

About Nutracon Conference & SupplyExpo

The Nutracon Conference (
www.nutraconference.com) and SupplyExpo (www.supplyexpo.com) attract the health and nutrition industry’s senior-level innovators: product development teams, thought-leaders, and renowned experts and professionals interested in science, technology,  business issues, global commerce, regulatory updates and market data. 

The Nutracon Conference offers a two-day intensive science-supported conference program focused on tomorrow’s trends for ingredient and technology innovation.  The SupplyExpo tradeshow showcases new ingredients, technologies, applications and services for healthy/functional food and beverage, dietary supplement/bioactive and nutraceutical markets.  Both events are produced by New Hope Natural Media (
www.newhope.com), a division of Penton Media, Inc., the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry.

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. 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.
About HighQuest
HighQuest Partners is a management consulting and strategic advisory firm that helps executive teams around the world to make better informed decisions about their strategies, investments/m&a, and governance. Since 1992, HighQuest and its subsidiary SJH & Company have completed over 500 strategic assignments for strategic players and financial investors & their portfolio companies in the global grain, oilseed, food, agribusiness, biofuels, industrial, & financial services sectors.

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