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Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Crop Science Society of China Ask HighQuest Subsidiary Soyatech to Co-Organize World Soybean Research Conference

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Crop Science Society of China Ask HighQuest Subsidiary Soyatech to Co-Organize World Soybean Research Conference in Beijing, China

Press Release -- SOUTHWEST HARBOR, ME, USA -- February 17, 2009 -- Soyatech, LLC, the global media, marketing, and event platform for the food, oilseed and agribusiness industries, has been named to co-organize the World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC) VIII and its expanded Soybean Industry Forum. The conference, which will be held in Beijing, China on August 10-15, 2009, is the leading international event on soybean research. Held every five years, it provides a global forum for the world’s soybean researchers to exchange information and research results across all segments of the soybean industry. In addition, it presents abundant opportunities for attendees to meet with leading soybean producers, processors and companies representing the food, feed and ingredient sectors. The Soybean Industry Forum will provide real world insight on issues and trends pertinent to firms from China and around the world. The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China’s leading agricultural research organization, and the Crop Science Society of China are joint hosts and the Institute of Crop Sciences is the primary organizer of the conference.

 

“The World Soybean Research Conference is among the world’s most prestigious events in the soybean industry, providing a platform the global community to share the latest research,” said Chris Erickson, CEO of Soyatech. ”All of us at Soyatech are deeply honored to bring to this event our expertise in the soybean industry as well as our extensive expertise in events management,” he added.

“Soybeans are the world’s most important legume crop, and China is world’s largest soybean market. As the cradle of soyfoods, China offers an excellent opportunity to experience the long standing oriental soy culture and exchange ideas about soybean research and industry development with the experts from all around the world,” said Dr. Huqu Zhai, President of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Chairman of the World Soybean Research Conference VIII Organizing Committee.

This is the first time that the WSRC will be held in China. Since its inception in 1975, the conference has taken place in the United States, Argentina, Thailand and Brazil. It includes both a technical program and a trade show that showcases all aspects of the industry including soybean seed, oil and fat products, foods and drinks, soybean fiber products, biotech products, animal feed, processing equipment and more.

With its enhanced scope and elevated importance in the program, the Soybean Industry Forum has already attracted significant interest from major producers and processors from around China who are expected to attend. The Forum will cover topics including: international trade; a safe supply chain; sustainable farming practices; biotechnology and intellectual property; and the role of soy in animal feed and in human health. In addition, the WSRC offers post-conference opportunities to tour soybean farms and processing plants in China.

Early confirmed sponsors include Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer Crop Science, Joyoung and Shandong Bestsoybean Industry Co. Ltd.  Early registration ends on April 15. For more information about the conference, visit
www.wsrc2009.cn. For information about exhibiting at the trade show, contact aparker@soyatech.com.

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. Other Soyatech-produced events for 2009 also include Soyfoods2009, Global AgInvesting, Soya & Oilseed Summit and Global Soybean & Grain Transport. 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.

Media, Please Contact: Hadley Coonley (978)887-8800 email: hcoonley@highquestpartners.com    

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