Inaugural Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA 2014(SM) brings industry insights to Barcelona in February

Dec 09, 2013, 10:30 ET from HighQuest Partners

BOSTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA 2014(SM) will make its debut in Barcelona, Spain at the Hotel Arts on 5-6 February 2014. This event is brought to Europe by the producers of the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit(SM), the successful U.S. agricultural commodities event now entering its 9th year.


The Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA will address key opportunities and challenges facing the oilseed trade in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and provide networking opportunities for senior executives and participants operating across the supply chain.  Key industry analysts, including Thomas Mielke, editor-in-chief of OIL WORLD, will discuss supply and demand trends in the oilseed sector and the opportunities and challenges for those operating in the these markets. 

"We have tailored this European conference to provide an in-depth focus specifically on the oilseeds trade in order to fill a need in the region for this important market information," said Mark Dineen, director at HighQuest Partners, the agribusiness strategic advisory firm that hosts the congress.

The agenda for the event, in association with platinum sponsor CME Group, covers:     

  • Global overview of the oilseed market;
  • Overviews of major origins for oilseeds and consumptive markets for oilseeds and derivatives;
  • Identifying new sources of trade financing;
  • Developments in risk management strategies; and
  • Trends and developments regarding trading rules and arbitration.

Philippe de Laperouse, chair of the Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA, said that based on feedback from attendees at previous conferences, this event will use a format that encourages more interactive exchanges of information, not static presentations, in order to promote participation and open sharing of key knowledge between attendees.

"We strive to provide information and networking opportunities at our events that have tangible benefits to players active in the supply chain, and therefore create the most favorable conditions for key decision makers to interact with their industry peers," said Laperouse.

Numerous networking opportunities will be available during the two-day conference to foster relationship building amongst the many exporters and importers, merchandisers, traders, and primary processors and downstream consumers in feed, food, biodiesel and industrial applications who will be in attendance. 

Visit for more details on this inaugural event (and also visit for details on how to attend this co-located first-ever international Women in Agribusiness Summit, 3-4 February). 

For sponsorship information, contact Mark Phillips at 978.887.8800, x121 or  Receive a 10% discount on attendee registration using promo code: OSC-PR1.

SOURCE HighQuest Partners