6th Annual Global AgInvesting conference returns to New York as the world’s largest gathering of agriculture investment professionals
BOSTON (3/20/14) – Agriculture continues to be a sector of focus for savvy investors focused on strong macro fundamentals, including the growing global population and more varied diets in the expanding middle class in developing markets. The 6th annual Global AgInvesting (GAI) conference, to be held at the iconic Waldorf Astoria in New York April 28-May 1, 2014, will provide the premier venue to network with the global community of investors and industry executives capitalizing on the rapidly evolving agriculture investment sector.
GAI will once again offer a four-day format that includes the popular Short Course in Ag Fundamentals and the 2nd annual GAI AgTech Investment Summit. Hot topics to be covered by over 115 international experts on the GAI speaking faculty include an exploration and analysis of farmland valuation and investment returns, downstream opportunities in agricultural infrastructure, a discussion on investment prospects in Ukrainian and Russian agriculture in the wake of the current political turmoil, and even opportunities in the new cannabis markets in the Western U.S.
“Global AgInvesting not only offers over 20 hours of panel discussions on the topics of foremost interest in the sector, it brings together a critical mass of investors, asset managers, consultants and agribusiness executives for the best networking opportunities in the industry,” said Chris Erickson, managing director at conference host HighQuest Partners. “With attendees that include end investors with over $3.5 trillion in total assets under management, and managers representing 65% of the total agricultural assets today, GAI is the place to make connections.”
Close to 800 attendees are expected at GAI 2014, making the conference the world’s largest and preeminent gathering of agriculture investment stakeholders. Attendees will have the chance to expand their reach in the sector through the many hours of networking opportunities that have been woven into a content-rich agenda. Learn more at www.globalaginvesting.com/GAI2014
HighQuest Partners, headquartered in Danvers, Mass., is a globally recognized strategic consulting practice and conference company serving the agriculture, agribusiness, grains/oilseed, food, and biofuels markets.
The company, founded in 2000, hosts the Global AgInvesting conference series (New York, Singapore, London, Dubai), the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit and Women in Agribusiness Summit series, and publishes the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the leading industry oilseed and agribusiness directory. www.highquestpartners.com.
CONTACT: Michelle Pelletier Marshall
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