MINNEAPOLIS, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing the only venue where players from the entire ag value chain will gather for critical industry discussions and networking is this year's co-located Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit and Organic & Non-GMO Forum. These annual events will take place here, November 14-16, at the Hyatt Regency.
The 11th annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit is a forum for all participants across the oilseed, grain and feed value chain – from buyers, traders and merchandisers to processors and providers of transportation/logistics services. Discussions will be laser-focused on what new developments have arisen, such as emerging market opportunities for exports to Cuba, or prospects from increased competition on exports from Brazil and Argentina. Similarly, conversations that are fundamental to engagement in the sector, such as outlook projections, strategies for risk management, and insight on the near-term impacts of weather on agriculture, will be more closely examined.
The 2nd annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum, which was expanded this year after an incredibly successful inaugural year, will focus on the development of supply chains and other business opportunities in the sector. Leading experts will provide both overviews and deep-dives into the most relevant issues facing the sector, including S&D forecasting and the impact of evolving policies. Examples of these interactive presentations and panel discussions include:
- GMO Labeling: The Impact of Current Programs and Legislative Initiatives
- Understanding the Short and Long-term Costs of Organic, Non-GMO and Conventional Systems
- Understanding the Supply Gap for U.S. Organic and Non-GMO
- Trends in Organic & Non-GMO Dairy, Livestock and Poultry Production
"By attending both events, participants will be privy to the most comprehensive coverage of the agricultural value chain, providing the greatest opportunity for understanding and business acumen," said Event Director Joy O'Shaughnessy.
Last year's attendees to these events had this to say:
"It's a good place to network and expand our presence in the marketplace. We have access to all the key players in the transportation, logistics and infrastructure industries. We've been doing this for three years, and there has been superb turnouts every year." -- Illinois Soybean Association
"I have attended three oilseeds/grains events organized by HighQuest Group within the past three years. I have been very happy with the attendee profiles, the organizer`s attention and the conference itself overall. At every event, there were very good networking opportunities. I would highly recommend oilseed/grain events of HighQuest Group to industry members." – Westford Trade Services
HighQuest Group, based in Danvers, Mass., is a strategic advisory, conference and media company serving corporations, financial investors and governments across the global food and agribusiness value chains. www.highquestgroup.com
Michelle Pelletier-Marshall, 978.887.8800, x117
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