HighQuest Partners, host of the annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit Wednesday announced that its October 2014 conference will include participation from Memphis, Tenn.-based Informa Economics Group.
The Summit is scheduled for Oct. 7-9, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, La.
Informa Economics will provide an overview on global feed and grains, the management and monetization of scarce water resources, and highlights of the global supply/demand situations. The Summit will take the place of Informa's previously scheduled Annual Fall Outlook Conference and Annual Spring Livestock Conference.
A special pre-event program will be added on Oct. 7 to address topics relating to livestock, meat, poultry and dairy, which would have been discussed at the Spring Conference. All registered attendees of the Summit are invited to participate in this program at no additional charge.
Rolling our events into the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit will provide our clients with more value by offering greater opportunities to network with international clients, build relationships and conduct business," said Informa Economics CEO Bruce Scherr. "This is an important step in increasing the scope and geographic coverage of Informa's services to its clients, who stand to gain all the knowledge they would have at our event, plus much more at the Summit in New Orleans."
"Participation from Informa Economics Group's exceptional team will only serve to enhance our already rich content with more comprehensive presentations and knowledge-sharing for our Summit attendees," said Greg Mellinger, President and CEO of HighQuest Partners. "Additionally, the inclusion of Informa event attendees at the Summit will greatly increase the networking and business opportunities on a global scale."
The Summit convenes buyers, sellers, and global leaders in the oilseed and feed grains sector. Delegates will have the opportunity to share the latest information on the oilseed and feed grains markets and network with their peers and with existing and potential new clients.
Last year's event in Minneapolis, Minn., included more than 75 exhibitors and nearly 650 attendees from 30 U.S. states and 25 countries.
Full agenda, speaker and registration information can be found at www.oilseedandgraintrade.com.
Information for those who signed up for Informa's Annual Fall Outlook Conference and Annual Spring Livestock Conference, which will no longer be held, can be obtained from Karen Hayes at 901-766-4479, fax inquiries to 901-766-4483, or e-mail [email protected].