GCC investors to gain strategic knowledge of the global agriculture sector at Global AgInvesting in Abu Dhabi in February
BOSTON (1/9/14) – While agriculture investments experienced continued growth in 2013, allocations of capital to the sector continue to remain below the industry’s potential. The level of investment in agriculture directly parallels poverty reduction and increased food security, a growing concern both in the GCC region and in the developing world. Strategic and financial investors continue to exhibit strong interest in allocating capital across the agricultural value chain worldwide, and will gain education and access to investible opportunities at the Global AgInvesting (GAI) Middle East conference next month in Abu Dhabi.
This second annual conference at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi, February 24-26, will focus on practical solutions for addressing food security priorities in the MENA region, including outsourcing strategies and implementation of technological advances. HighQuest Partners (www.highquestpartners.com), a global food and agricultural strategic advisory firm, is hosting the event in conjunction with the Food Security Center of Abu Dhabi.
“Food security is a major issue in the Middle East and North Africa due to challenges such as regional water scarcity, reliance on imports to meet food demand and demographic pressures,” said Philippe de Lapérouse of HighQuest Partners. “Our GAI Middle East conference provides insights and networking opportunities for strategic investors, family offices and Sovereign Wealth Funds in the region that are interested in financing projects that will address these food security challenges.”
The full conference agenda and registration information are available exclusively at www.globalaginvesting.com/ME14.
About Global AgInvesting
The GAI conference series hosted over 1,500 attendees in 2013, including current allocators to the agriculture sector as well as investors just beginning to evaluate the asset class. Over 500 investors from institutions with over $4 trillion in total assets under management as well as farm and fund managers with over 30 million acres of farmland under management attended these industry leading events in New York, Singapore, London and Abu Dhabi.
GAI continues to convene the most experienced professionals managing allocation of capital to the global agricultural sector worldwide. These events exist in order to share insights and perspectives regarding the opportunities and challenges of investing across a range of investment vehicles - from real assets such as farmland and infrastructure to private equity, publicly-traded companies and early-stage ag-tech. GAI has hosted over 5,000 attendees since its inception in 2009.
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