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9th Annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit to include participation from Informa Economics

BOSTON, March 5, 2014 – HighQuest Partners, host of the annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit (“Summit”), today announced that its October 2014 conference will include participation from Informa Economics Group, the prestigious agri-research company based in Memphis, Tennessee.

Pertinent topics addressed at Informa Economics’ previously held Annual Fall Outlook Conference, such as the overview on global feed and grains, the management and monetization of scarce water resources, and highlights of the global supply/demand situations, are already integrated into the industry-leading, globally recognized content planned for the Summit, which will be held October 7-9, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, La.

A special pre-event program will be added on Tuesday, October 7, to address topics that would have been presented at Informa’s Annual Livestock, Meat, Poultry and Dairy Spring Conference. All registered attendees of the Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit are invited to participate in this program at no additional charge.

“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, now in its ninth year, is the largest annual industry event that 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 in order to broaden their competitive edge. Attendees hail from around the world – the 2013 event in Minneapolis, Minn., included over 75 exhibitors and hosted nearly 650 attendees from 30 U.S. states and 25 countries.

Summit participants also will enjoy 10+ hours of dedicated networking time to build and foster relationships among the Summits’ many participants: exporters, importers, merchandisers, traders, and primary processors and downstream consumers in feed, food, biodiesel and industrial applications. In addition, attendees will benefit from the event’s dynamic presentations, which will include engaging information and panel discussions that promote the sharing of key knowledge among industry leaders and experts.

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 or 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 karen.hayes@informaecon.com.

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HighQuest Partners, headquartered in Danvers, Mass., is a globally recognized strategic consulting and conference company serving the agriculture, agribusiness, grains/oilseed, food, and biofuels markets. Its consulting business has guided hundreds of public and private sector organizations in over 100 countries in making informed strategy, M&A, capital investment and management decisions, while its online Global AgInvesting Research & Insight platform provides critical education and information to investors to make qualified ag investment decisions. Founded in 2000, the company also hosts the premier Global AgInvesting conference series, as well as the annual Oilseed & Grain Trade and Women in Agribusiness Summits, and publishes the annual Soya & Oilseed Bluebook, the leading industry and agribusiness directory. www.highquestpartners.com.

Informa Economics, Inc., a division of Informa plc, is a world leader in comprehensive agriculture, food industry, agribusiness and commodity research, information, analysis and consulting. With a core team of research analysts and consulting specialists, Informa Economics serves many of the world's leading agribusinesses. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, the company has offices in Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, Minnesota; Winnipeg, Canada; London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is the company’s economic expertise and client base that combine to provide unique insights and strategic and long-term planning for agribusinesses around the world. For more information, visit the Informa Economics Web site at www.informaecon.com


CONTACT: Michelle Pelletier Marshall

PR/Media Manager

+1.978.887.8800, x117
      mmarshall@highquestpartners.com


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