USSEC Hosts U.S. Soy Buyers Outlook Conference in Japan
USSEC hosted the annual U.S. Soy Buyers Outlook Conference in Tokyo, Japan on November 19-20. A total of 350 crushers, feed millers, soyfood processors, traders and media attended the two-day event.
Topics presented at this year’s conference included new crop quality; farm updates; introductions to examples of sustainability initiatives by Japanese companies; oilseeds market outlook; feed formulations; the Chinese soy market; and the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP).
Additionally, seven U.S. food bean exporters exhibited at tabletop displays to showcase their new crop during the conference for food industry, including Clarkson Grain, DeLong, SK Food International, Scoular, and Neco Seed.
United Soybean Board (USB) treasurer John Motter and American Soybean Association (ASA) director Lawrence Sukalski traveled to Tokyo to participate in the conference. Other USSEC team members included USSEC consultants Dr. Seth Naeve and Dr. Jannes Doppenburg, along with USSEC Regional Director – North Asia Paul Burke.
The 2015 U.S. Soy Buyers Outlook Conference in Japan was sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Council, which was represented by Gretchen Mossberger and Katie Bauer.