To reflect the expanding content and networking opportunities of the Soy & Grain Trade Summit, the event name has been changed to the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit. This year, the eighth annual Summit will be held Oct.21-23 in Minneapolis, Minn.
The conference attracts commodity and ingredient buyers and sellers for networking opportunities and discussion about new processing technologies, transportation challenges, and developing trends in the commodity, food, biofuels and animal feed sectors.
Since 2006, the Summit has attracted a growing number of participants across a broad spectrum of the global oilseed and feed grains supply chain, including soybeans, canola/rapeseed, sunflower, cottonseed, tropical oils and feed grains.
The new name, organizers say, more aptly conveys this expanded industry focus.
"We've broadened our content over the years in response to attendees' requests and needs, as well as feedback from our industry advisory board," said Mark Dineen, event director and president of Soyatech LLC. "Our new name will convey these comprehensive offerings more clearly to our audience and stakeholders."
This year's agenda includes more sessions that address various oilseeds and grains, with panels such as: Trends in the Global Oilseed and Grains Supply Chain; Trends in Vegetable Oil Usage for Food, Fuel and Industrial Applications ; New Oil Traits: Addressing the Needs of the Supply Chain; New Sources of Vegetable Proteins Used for Feed and Their Competitiveness with Soybean Meal; New Options For Managing Grain and Oilseed Price Risk.
Visit www.oilseedandgraintrade.com for details about the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit.