Arlan Suderman will give a presentation focusing on the outlook of the animal ag sector. Mr. Suderman is the Chief Commodities Economist for INTL FCStone Financial Inc. – FCM Division, a financial services provider for global markets. He can be heard daily on many radio stations across the Midwest as well as on Sirius XM Rural Radio and weekly on RFD-TV’s Market Day Report.
Gary Martin will speak on the topic, “A Global View of Key Dynamics in Policy and Commerce for Grains, Oilseeds and other Agri-bulks.” Mr. Martin is the president and CEO of the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) and also serves as the president of the International Grain Trade Coalition (ITC).
Previously confirmed speakers include Seth Meyers, Ph.D., Chairman, World Agriculture Outlook Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Chief Economist; Adam Schlicht, Great Lakes Regional Representative, U.S. DOT St. Lawrence Seaway Development; Gonzalo G. Mateos, Ph.D. – Universidad Politechnica de Madrid, Spain; Pauline Oudin, Managing Director, Sopexa; Daniel Redo, Ph.D, Manager, Agricultural Research, Thomsen Reuters Lanworth; and Jay Bryson, Ph.D., Global Economist, Wells Fargo.
USSEC anticipates hosting 200 to 250 international trade team soy and grain buyers from around the world, as well as top U.S. ag supplier industry representatives from food and feed soy and grain exporters. Teams from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan. Northern and Southern Europe, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Romania, Russia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, West Africa and the Asian Subcontinent have already confirmed their attendance.
The conference will take place August 30 through September 1 in Indianapolis.