Key Highlights from AG Supply Chain Asia in Bangkok, Thailand  

U.S. Soy marks 30 years of collaboration with Thailand 

The AG Supply Chain Asia conference took place from March 18 to 20, 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. Organized by the U.S. Soybean Export Council, U.S. Grains Council and U.S. Wheat Associates, the conference is a major highlight in Southeast Asia’s agriculture events calendar and has served as a key business-to-business platform for well over a decade.  

Industry leaders and agriculture professionals convened to explore the conference theme of "Integrating Sustainability and Innovation for Future Agricultural Excellence.” Thought leaders and subject matter experts delivered comprehensive market updates on U.S. corn, soy, and wheat crops, drawing insights from U.S. producer organizations. Experts also led discussions on the crucial intersection of sustainability and innovation, as well as the current supply chain infrastructure for global trade, addressing present challenges while collectively envisioning a resilient future for Southeast Asia's food and agriculture sectors.

The AG Supply Chain Asia conference has solidified its position as a premier venue for networking among major U.S. agribusinesses, corn, soy, and wheat producer organizations, U.S. logistic providers, and U.S. agricultural representatives, facilitating trade discussions and business opportunities for U.S. agricultural products. 

Over 370 guests from 20 countries participated, including: 

  • More than 170 companies  
  • U.S. soy grower leaders and several Qualified State Soybean Boards (QSSB) 
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) 
  • 17 sponsors including CME Group and North Carolina Soybean Producers Association  

USSEC is especially thrilled to host this event in Thailand, where U.S. Soy is celebrating 30 years of collaboration. This milestone marks three decades of sharing knowledge, as well as providing U.S. Soy’s services and tools to support Thailand's sustainability goals and the growth of its agriculture industry. 

Participants at the 2024 AG Supply Chain Asia conference. 

U.S. Soybean Export Council, U.S. Grains Council and U.S. Wheat Associates leadership, together with His Excellency Robert F. Godec, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, U.S. Embassy (7th from left) and Ms. Kelly Stange, Agricultural Counselor for Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Services, Thailand (6th from left).  

Fireside Chat with U.S. Soybean Export Council and U.S. Grains Council Leadership on the topic ‘Market Dynamics, Industry Insights, and Collaborative Initiatives’. The panel included (L to R): Timothy Loh, Regional Director, S.E. Asia and Oceania, USSEC; Jim Sutter, CEO, USSEC; Lance Rezac, Chairman of the Board, USSEC; Brent Boydston, Chairman of the Board, U.S. Grains Council; Cary Sifferath, Vice President, U.S. Grains Council and Caleb Wurth, Regional Director, S.E. Asia and Oceania, U.S. Grains Council.  

This story was partially funded by U.S. Soy farmers, their checkoff and the soy value chain.