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Global AgInvesting 2010 Conference to Expolre Key Opportunities in Agricultural Investing (5.6.2010)

Conference Begins Today With 400 in Attendance

HighQuest Partners LLC -- NEW YORK, NY AND TOPSFIELD, MA -- May 6, 2010 -- Global AgInvesting 2010, a conference hosted by HighQuest Partners, LLC and produced by Soyatech, LLC, begins today in New York, NY. This second annual Global AgInvesting conference will gather more than 400 leading institutional investors, fund managers, and public and private sector industry experts from 22 countries to discuss the outlook and key drivers for value creation in agriculture.

“Attendance reflects widespread interest in this emerging asset class,” says Hunt Stookey, Managing Director at HighQuest Partners and co-chair for the event. “Investors are attracted by strong fundamentals and inflation protection.”

Key participants in the conference program include:

• Oscar Alvarado, CEO – El Tejar
• Alan Boyce, President – Adecoagro
• Antony Bugg-Levine, Managing Director – The Rockefeller Foundation
• Jeff Conrad, CEO – Hancock Agricultural Investment Group
• Alejandro Elsztain, CEO and Director – Cresud
• Peter Goldsmith, Director, Food & Agribusiness Program – University of Illinois
• John Lamb, Agribusiness Team Leader – The World Bank
• Susan Payne, Managing Director – Emergent Asset Management Ltd.
• Joyce Shapiro, Managing Director, Real Assets – Franklin Templeton Investments

“Managers of more than 20 million acres of agricultural lands will be attending the conference,” notes Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director for HighQuest Partners and co-chair for this event, “We have dedicated a great deal of effort in identifying topics and attracting world-class experts that will provide attendees interested in the potential for agricultural investing with a more in-depth and sophisticated understanding of this emerging alternative asset class.”

Individual sessions will address trends in global agriculture and institutional investment in the sector; socially responsible investing; details on investment activity and opportunities in key regions including North America, South America, Central and Eastern Europe; and strategies for alternative and liquid investments in agriculture.

For more information about the conference, visit www.globalaginvesting.com or call 800-424-7692.

About HighQuest Partners, LLC
HighQuest Partners (www.highquestpartners.com) is a strategic advisory and management consulting firm that works with strategic and financial investors in the global food, biofuels, agribusiness and agri-transportation sectors to help them make informed decisions regarding strategy, investments/M&A and governance issues. Since its founding in 2000, the firm has completed over 500 strategic assignments for leading companies in the global grain, oilseed, food, agribusiness, biofuels, industrial, & financial services sectors.

About Soyatech, LLC

Soyatech (www.soyatech.com) is a global media, marketing, and event company that assists the agribusiness, food, feed, biofuels and agri-transportation 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, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners.

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