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USSEC Organizes Upcoming 7th Asia Grain Transportation Conference in Bali Indonesia

USSEC is pleased to be a primary organizer of the 7th Asia Grain Transportation Conference, which will take place at the Westin Resort in Nusa Dua, Bali Indonesia from May 19 - 21.  At this year’s conference, titled “Gaining the Competitive Edge in Agribusiness,” over 120 participants will hear from industry experts who will share perspectives on the latest developments in global agriculture, ocean transportation and international trade.  In addition to the conference, attendees will also have the opportunity to attend special workshops on the following topics:  Fundamentals of Futures and Commodity Pricing; Procurement Strategies ‐ Case Study on Co‐Loading, Combination Cargoes, and Buying Groups; Maintaining Product Quality for Containerized Shipments from U.S. to S.E. Asia; Fundamentals of Commodity Contracts and Resolution of Trade Disputes; and Price and Risk Management Strategies.

USSEC Regional Director - Southeast Asia John Lindblom will moderate two sessions, in addition to being a panel moderator.  USSEC Chairman of the Board Randy Mann will speak on 2014 U.S. soybean crop prospects and will participate in a panel discussion.  Timothy Loh, USSEC Deputy Regional Director - Southeast Asia, will moderate a workshop session focusing on procurement strategies.  Additionally, many USSEC representatives from various offices worldwide are slated to represent the interests of the U.S. soy industry at this conference.