Southwest Harbor, ME (PRWEB) November 6, 2009
The Soya & Oilseed Summit 2009 begins today in New Orleans, Louisiana, gathering leaders from industry, grower groups, trade associations, government agencies and academia to address new business strategies and opportunities, global commodity and consumer trends and technological advances for the world soybean and oilseed industry.
Key themes to be addressed at Soya & Oilseed Summit 2009 include:
The keynote address at Soya & Oilseed Summit 2009 will be delivered by Blairo Maggi, governor of Mato Grosso state in Brazil and CEO of one of the world’s largest agricultural production firms, Grupo Andre Maggi. Governor Maggi will speak on the theme “The Role of Brazilian Agriculture in Promoting Sustainabilty” and will emphasize the importance of scientifically measureable sustainability initiatives for agriculture in Brazil and throughout the world.
Leading participants at Soya & Oilseed Summit 2009 include:
Alexander Döring, secretary general of the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), will address the importance of food safety and quality in international trade, including the state of concerns in Europe over genetically modified commodities.
Thomas Mielke, executive director of Oil World, will bring the unique, industry-leading perspective of his firm to the Global Soybean & Grain Transport conference in a video presentation on current trends in the international oils, meals and commodities trade.
Dr. Daniel Nepstad, senior scientist from Woods Hole Research Center, will focus his remarks about agricultural sustainability by drawing on his personal study of crop production in and around the Amazon.
Robert Reeves, director of public affairs for QUALISOY, will provide a forecast of trends in the development of healthful oils and fats.
Ricardo Tatesuzi de Sousa, executive director of the Brazilian Association of Non-Genetically Modified Grain Producers (ABRANGE), will provide his perspective on the development of non-GMO soy production in Brazil.
Michael Whitehead, Executive Director of Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, will discuss the role of international policy in international agribusiness.
Ray Wyse, senior director of trading and economic research for Gavilon, will participate in the closing panel discussion of likely developments in the commodity production and processing industries in the wake of the current global recession.
Mark Zenuk, vice president of global oilseeds for ADM, will address the realities of agricultural sustainability from the perspective of one of the world’s largest agribusinesses.
Sponsors for Soya & Oilseed Summit 2009 include: ADM Investor Services, Agniel Commodities, CME Group, Conservis, The DeLong Company, Dow AgroSciences, Eurofins, Gavilon, HighQuest Partners, The Missouri Partnership, National Corn Growers Association, North Star Grain Intermodal, Novus International, Pioneer Hi-Bred, QUALISOY, Rabobank, The Russell Marine Group, SGS Group, SunOpta Grains and Foods Group and U.S. Soybean Export Council. An expanded trade show component will offer attendees the opportunity to do business with about sixty companies such as APROSOJA, CGB Feed Ingredients, Envirologix, GSI Group, Pacific Soybean & Grain, Separators, Inc. and Zeeland Farm Services.
Attendees to Soya & Oilseed Summit (and the preceding Global Soybean & Grain Transport) represent at least 15 countries and include commodity buyers from Southeast Asia, China and Europe.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour grain testing facilities of Eurofins Scientific and learn about key aspects of analytical testing for commodity import and export compliance.
For more information about this conference (as well as the co-located Soya & Oilseed Summit 2009) or to register, visit http://www.soyatechevents.com or call 800-424-SOYA.
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