Algerian and Tunisian Customers Attend EU/MENA Regional Trade Exchange

By - Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A team of fourteen Tunisian and eight Algerian customers from the poultry and feed industry attended USSEC’s Europe & Middle East/North Africa (MENA) U.S. Soy Regional Trade Exchange held in Frankfurt, Germany on December 4 and 5.

Algerian and Tunisian participants at the conference

 

Mr. Babb gives his presentation

 

Dr. Riadh Karma, USSEC representative in Tunisia and Algeria, escorted the two teams. The customers found the event to be well organized, choice of topics especially good, and the level of the speakers particularly high. U.S. soy grower leaders, including Derek Haigwood, USSEC chairman and United Soybean Board (USB) director from Arkansas; Brian Kemp, USSEC and American Soybean Association (ASA) director from Iowa; and ASA director Joe Steinkamp (ASA) from Indiana also attended this conference.

According to the Algerian and Tunisian team members, the event was a great success and provided an excellent opportunity for them to learn more, especially about U.S. soy networks, global soy markets, and the value of U.S. Soy in animal feed.

Algerian and Tunisian participants at the conference

 

MENA panelists at the end of the event

 

The Tunisian and Algerian participants appreciated being present among a large audience of people from multiple countries, as well as U.S. exporters, to exchange experiences and conduct business.

After the conference, in addition to updated nutrition knowledge, the team also had a better idea about the sustainability of U.S. soy production, its high level logistics, and, especially, the advantage of using high quality U.S. soy products.