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USSEC Finalizes Arrangements for 2013 U.S. Soy Trade & Sustainability European Buyers Conference in Turkey

USSEC will organize and participate in the 2013 U.S. Soy Trade & Sustainability European Buyers Conference from November 19 – 21 at the Ritz - Carlton Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey.  Buyers of soybean meal from the European Union (EU); North American soy and grain industry exporters and agribusiness officials; trade organizations; farmer producers and agriculture leaders; and federal government officials will participate in this third annual event.

USSEC CEO Jim Sutter will address attendees at the welcome reception on November 19.  Several USSEC consultants are slated to speak on November 20.  Dr. Jan van Eys of GANS, France will lecture on the topic of “Capturing the Value of U.S. Soy” and Dr. Gonzalo Mateos of the University of Spain will discuss “Profiling Amino Acids.”  Paul Smolen of USSEC’s High Impact project will talk about commercial realities.  The focus of the conference will transition from trade to sustainability on November 21.  USSEC Regional Director – Europe & Middle East / North Africa Brent Babb will give an introduction to the U.S. Soybean Sustainability Reassurance Protocol and will moderate a sustainability panel discussion.
In addition to covering topics that highlight developments and challenges central to the soy agricultural landscape, planned social and networking activities will provide attendees with ample opportunities to develop relationships with key members of the soybean meal industry.  USSEC expects this event to help participants gain access to critical information, network with industry principals and explore real business opportunities.