The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is a dynamic partnership of key stakeholders representing soybean producers, commodity shippers, identity preserved value-added merchandisers, allied agribusinesses and agricultural organizations. Through its global network of international offices, activities are carried out that will create and sustain demand for U.S. soybeans and soybean products. www.ussoyexports.org/
ARREFF Terminals, Inc. is a transloading and bagging facility located in Portsmouth, Virginia which specializes in agricultural commodities. Our capabilities and close proximity to the Virginia Ports makes ARREFF Terminals a recognized leader in the transloading industry on the East Coast. We are approved by USDA & FGIS and work closely with these organizations in order to ensure that QUALITY is held to the highest standards. We also work with government programs including US AID and the World Food Program.
As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Clearing, an industry-leading central counterparty clearing provider, offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives through CME Clearport®. Overall, CME Group’s products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both on-exchange and over-the-counter derivatives markets.www.cbot.com
The Port of Virginia is among the largest ports in the U.S. and a leader in the port industry. As one of the most successful commercial shipping ports in the world, The Port of Virginia links customers to over 250 ports worldwide and offers unparalleled transportation opportunities to move cargo to U.S. markets.
The Scoular Company manages supply chain risk for customers in growing segments of the food, feed, and renewable fuel markets. Over 600 Scoular people located in North America create customized risk-management solutions by buying, selling, storing, and/or transporting grains and feed and food ingredients worldwide.www.scoular.com
Agrilogistics provides logistical services to the containerized commodity export business. Our products include custom-fit corrugated cardboard, IPPC certified lumber, conveyors with process flow design. Agrilogistics export container services comprise of container sourcing, drayage and documentary services that are executed with 30 yrs. of operational knowledge in commercial grain handling.
Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, began in 1989 as DowElanco, a joint venture between the plant sciences businesses of The Dow Chemical Company and Eli Lilly and Company. In 1997, DowElanco was renamed Dow AgroSciences when Dow acquired 100 percent ownership of the business from Lilly.
Named "Best Commodities Trading Platform" by Buyside Technology, TT develops high-performance order-entry and charting software for commodities, futures and derivatives traders. TT's X_TRADER® software and related solutions provide access to dozens of international exchanges with functionality for all trading styles, from manual "point-and-click" to gray-box to fully automated black-box trading.www.tradingtechnologies.com/
Triple Point is the leading global provider of cloud and on-premise commodity management software that delivers advanced analytics to optimize end-to-end commodity and energy value chains. The company provides real-time, innovative solutions to competitively address the complex and volatile commodities supply chain: buying, selling, trading, and procurement; enterprise risk management; scheduling and logistics; storage; processing; and settlement and accounting.
Focusing on marketing and loading of containerized bulk AG exports with offices and facilities in Illinios, Minnesota, and California. TCSC markets yellow corn, yellow soybeans, DDGS, Corn gluten meal and soybean meal. Facilities include 120,000 mtons of grain storage capacity and 1000 container (25,000 mtons) per week loading capacity with onsite FGIS inspection, analysis and documentation. TCSC utilizes 15 different ship lines for volume capacity of all commodities to multiple ports in Asia and SE Asian Countries.
For over 50 years, ZFS has worked to move American agricultural products for food and feed around the globe. Products available for export include non-GMO and GMO food grade #1 & #2 soybeans, non-GMO and GMO food grade soybean meal, soybean oil, non-GMO and GMO feed grade soybean meal, DDGS, Hi-Pro DDG and feedstuffs for dairy, beef, pork, and poultry.
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Associated Terminals is one of the largest midstream stevedoring companies on the Mississippi River, operating a fleet of high capacity floating cranes. The company transloads cargo to and from vessels and barges at eleven mid-stream anchorage facilities on the lower Mississippi, as well as at additional dockside and on-site locations. www.associatedterminals.com
Governed by a board of seven Commissioners, the Port of South Louisiana, which stretches 54 miles along the Mississippi River, is the largest tonnage port district in the western hemisphere. The facilities within St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and St. James parishes (counties) handled over 246 million short tons of cargo in 2010, brought to its terminals via vessels and barges. www.portsl.com
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INTL FCStone Inc. (Ticker symbol: INTL) is a Fortune 500 company, providing customers across the globe with execution, clearing and advisory services in commodities, capital markets, currencies, asset management and more...
INTL FCStone's customers include the producers, processors and end users of virtually every major traded commodity; commercial counter-parties; governmental, non-governmental and charitable organizations; institutional investors; brokers; professional traders; commercial banks; and major investment banks.
INTL FCStone Securities Inc. is a global financial services firm that provides clients with a complete suite of equity trading services to help enhance execution quality and offers investment banking and corporate finance services through its investment banking division.
Coffee Break Sponsor, Morning Day 1Mediterranean Shipping Company is the world's largest private container ship operator with 416 vessels that call the world's major ports on a weekly basis. Its focus on customer service and vast service reach has established MSC as a cost-effective global transportation solution for many shippers today.
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In early 2010, NGP Energy Capital management initiated the formation of NGP Global Adaptation Partners, which focuses on evaluating investments in two sectors linked to the need for the world to adapt to a changing planet: Water Resources & Services and the Food & Agriculture industries. NGP Global Adaptation Partners is an affiliate of NGP Energy Capital Management, a premier investment franchise in the natural resources industry, which together with its affiliates has managed $13 billion in cumulative committed capital since inception in 1988. NGP Energy Capital Management is based in Irving, Texas.www.ngpgap.com
Tuesday Lunch SponsorOmega-9Canola and Sunflower Oils, developed by Dow AgroSciences, are thehealthier oils solution for the restaurant and foodservice industries.These oils represent the "next generation" of cooking oils because theydeliver healthier foods without compromising taste or performance.www.omega-9oils.com
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Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) is an initiative established in February of 2007 by state and national soybean organizations to improve the transportation climate for the soybean industry. The STC works to communicate the importance of transportation issues to soybean growers and processors; and build collaborations with other affected industries to promote a more cost-effective, reliable, and competitive transportation system.
Lunch Sponsor, WednesdayThe global market offers tremendous opportunities for your business. Whether you are providing professional services, buying from suppliers outside of the US, or shipping your own goods abroad, working with a bank that understands the intricacies of international business can be a competitive advantage. Wells Fargo has extensive expertise in International Banking and offers a full suite of products and services to help you succeed in the global marketplace. As one of the leading foreign exchange market makers in North America, our trading volumes exceed $11 billion per day.
Breakfast Sponsor Day 1Zen-Noh Grain Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of ZEN-NOH, a member-owned co-operative based in Japan. ZCG was formed in 1979 to provide Japan with a steady and reliable supply of quality food and feed grains delivered on a timely basis. Zen-Noh Grain operates an export elevator at Convent Louisiana (mile 163.8 on the Lower Mississippi) with storage capacity in excess of 4,000,000 bushels and annual export capability in excess of 10 million tons.
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Bringing together commodity futures exchanges with their industry counterparts. Learn more at www.commoditymkts.org.
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Orient Overseas Container Line, Ltd (OOCL) strives to be the best and most innovative global container transport and logistics service provider with 270 offices in 60 countries; providing a vital link to world trade and creating value for our customers, employees, shareholders and partners. OOCL network encompasses North America, Europe, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, Middle East, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.
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Maersk Line, the world's leading global container shipping company, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused, reliable global ocean transportation services. With us, you'll have the depth of coverage, on-time delivery, and constant care for optimal supply chain execution. You can count on us to be your reliable supply chain partner.
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SoybeanPremiums.org is like a treasure map connecting soybean farmers with companies offering premiums for specialty soybeans. When farmers go to the website, they can view details about premium programs offered in their area. Companies who purchase non-GMO seed, tofu beans, etc. can post their information for free.
Perdue AgriBusiness Incorporated, parent company to Perdue Grain & Oilseed LLC, is among the largest grain companies in the U.S. We ship from the only deep-water grain terminal located on the Atlantic Coast (Norfolk, Virginia) to agricultural markets around the world. Our annual container and vessel export volume is in excess of 2 million tons.
Agri-Pulse is the nation’s leading e-newsletter and web site focused on the impacts that farm and rural policy decisions in Washington, D.C. can have on farms, ranches and agribusinesses. We provide comprehensive coverage of Capitol Hill, USDA and other regulatory agencies. For a free trial, go to: http://www.agri-pulse.com/Free-Trial.asp.
The agAdvance Journal is a publication of the Agri-Trend group, and serves professional farmers and leaders in agribusiness with the latest developments and trends in the industry.
AOCS (American Oil Chemists' Society) is a global scientific society open to all individuals and corporations who are interested in fats, oils, surfactants, detergents and related materials. Its mission is to be a global forum that promotes the successful exchange of ideas, information and experience while enhancing personal excellence and providing high quality standards for those with a professional interest in the science and technology of fats, oils, surfactants and related materials. The American Soybean Association increases market opportunities and value for U.S. soybean farmers and the entire soy industry. ASA achieves this through domestic and international policy advocacy and international market development. ASA’s efforts are guided by its commitment to produce food, feed and energy in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The Talent Hub is designed to offer global support with talent development for individual candidates or companies. The company assists with career management through recruitment, training and events, in close collaboration with the world of trading. Ampersand World strives to increase human capital by becoming a strategic partner with its clients and a key player in developing, initiating training and inspiring motivation, operating in both a strategic and functional way.
Assocom-India is the premier consultancy for business in the food industry, specializing in research, documentation, marketing, public relations, corporate communications and also education, training and conferences. Established in 2001, Assocom's industry expertise extends to wheat, cereals, grains, fruits & vegetables and food processing.
Biofuels Business provides readers the information they need to manage, operate and grow their business. Each issue offers in-depth global coverage of the ethanol and biodiesel industries with articles on market trends, biofuels plant projects, technical information, interviews with industry leaders, country focus and more.
Bridge2Food is a knowledge and network agency based in The Netherlands that develops specific platforms for the international food industry, “Building bridges between food professionals.” Bridge2Food manages international food networks: the international Food Business Network (IFBN), tailored for food business managers, and the Protein Innovation Network (PIN), which is a specialized network for research managers with an interest in food proteins.
www.bridge2food.comThe print and online resource for the traded commodity markets. Since 1997, we have been developing our expertise and market connections to provide commodity market professionals and the wider investment community with dedicated research and intelligence on the commodity complex. As well as the published magazine, our online presence provides updated news, key press releases, data, charts, research and reports dedicated to these markets.
Farm Futures is a leading agricultural business magazine focused on content to help farmers make more money from the products they produce. From detailed risk management information to hard-hitting financial management content, Farm Futures carves a unique niche in agricultural publishing. www.farmfutures.com
The Farm World Agricultural Exchange is an electronic information service designed to promote trade by bringing buyers and sellers (suppliers) together using the Internet.
FlandersBio is the umbrella organization for the Life Sciences sector in Flanders. It is a dynamic non-profit, fee-based organization with the mission of supporting and facilitating the sector’s sustained development.
The FlandersBio network brings together companies with innovative, R&D-driven activities in the life sciences – companies that are for example developing biopharmaceuticals, medical technologies or agricultural or industrial biotech products. Our network welcomes also academic research institutes and providers of capital, services and technologies to the life sciences community. By organising networking activities we build bridges between the different actors and by actively stimulating innovation and R&D FlandersBio creates an added value for the sector as a whole. www.flandersbio.be.
The Food Institute strives to be the best single source for current, timely and relevant information about the food industry - from farm to fork. Business news is delivered daily in the Today In Food e-newsletter and weekly in The Food Institute Report. For more than 80 years, industry decision-makers have used Food Institute insight to make informed decisions on their projects and strategies. Turn to The Food Institute for unbiased, accurate and complete information on what's happening today in food.
www.foodinstitute.com/joinfi.cfmFounded in 2007, Investing.com is a definitive source for tools and information relating to the financial markets such as real-time quotes and streaming charts, up-to-date financial news, technical analysis, brokers directory & listings, an economic calendar, and tools & calculators. The site provides in-depth information on Currencies, Indices & Stocks, Futures and Options, Commodities, and Rates & Bonds. With a growing readership worldwide, Investing.com is a leading global financial portal that is constantly committed to launching innovative features and sections to ensure an optimal one-stop source for its readers.
Grainnet.com provides news for the grain, feed, milling, safety, ethanol, biodiesel and transportation industries.
The Iowa Cattlemen's Association represents 9,600 beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa's beef industry. ICA's mission is to "Grow Iowa's beef business through advocacy, leadership and education."
The Louisiana Poultry Federation, with roots dating back to 1959, has worked with local organizations such as the Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture, the Louisiana State University Poultry Judging Team, and the LSU AgCenter in keeping true to its motto of "Working for a Greater Poultry Industry in Louisiana.”
MEAT&POULTRY is edited to serve the management and technical information needs of the meat, poultry and seafood industry, including processors and further processors, wholesalers and distributors, fresh meat packers, renderers, pet food manufacturers, and meat, poultry and seafood buyers for supermarkets, restaurants and institutional feeders. www.meatpoultry.com
The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is a grassroots, incorporated, non-profit organization established in 1961. It was developed to promote the pork industry through the enhancement of consumer demand, producer education and research.
Soy 20/20 assists researchers, industry, producers and policy makers in focusing on key opportunities and working together to achieve them. Connecting government, academic and industry partners to stimulate and seize new global bio-science opportunities for Canadian soybeans.
Sustainable Food News is the leading online news and market information source for foodservice and retail food professionals.
www.sustainablefoodnews.com The Tennessee Cattlemen's Association works to provide the cattlemen of Tennessee with an organization through which they may function collectively to protect their interests and work toward the solution of cattle industry problems and to build goodwill that will bring both governmental and public esteem and recognition to the industry. The Tennessee Cattlemen's Association has over 5,400 members and produces a monthly magazine The Tennessee Cattle Business.
The Organic & Non-GMO Report is the only publication focusing on threats posed by genetically modified (GM) foods and the trend toward non-GMO and organic foods. Another publication, The Non-GMO Sourcebook provides a comprehensive list of suppliers of non-GMO seeds, grains, ingredients, feed, and food products.
World Grain is a monthly business magazine serving the international grain, flour milling and feed industries. With more than 10,000 subscribers in 139 countries, World Grain offers articles on daily operations and equipment technology in each of these industries, as well as company profiles and plant features, industry news, market information, product reviews and more. Visit www.World-Grain.com for daily worldwide industry news, market information and prices, commodity reports, product information and access to World Grain article archives.