Presentations from The Conference

Following are presentations from key speakers and panelists at the 2017 Midwest Shippers Association Midwest Specialty Grains Conference & Trade Show co-located with the U.S. Soybean Export Council's 2017 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange held
August 15 through August 17, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska.

For information on the presenters at The 2017 Conference, follow THIS link.

World Soy & Grain Supply and Demand Outlook for 2017-2018

Ankush Bhandari - Vice President, Economic Research, The Gavilon Group LLC


Ocean Shipping Undergoes a Sea Change - How the New Carrier Alliances and Mergers Will Affect Your Global Supply Chains

Ed Zaninelli - President, Griffin Creek Consulting, Moderator Presenter


Richard Craig - President & CEO, MOL (America), Inc


Howard Finkel - Executive Vice President, COSCO Shipping Lines (North America)



U.S. Rail Transportation Outlook for Bulk & Container Commodity Grain Shippers

Daniel McLaughlin - Assistant Vice President, Grain & Grain Products, Union Pacific Railroad



Overview of How the U.S. Soy & Grain Inspection System Works

Byron Reilly - Director, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Office of Dept. Initiatives and International Affairs


New York Shipping Exchange - A Unique New Program Gears Up to Ensure Reliable Future Delivery for Container Shippers

Gordon Downes - CEO, New York Shipping Exchange, Inc., Moderator Presenter


Carl Varner - Vice President, Tradewinds International, Inc.

Ed Zaninelli - President, Griffin Creek Consulting

Ensuring Quality and Limiting Risk in an Evolving International Specialty Grains Trade - Global Quality Assurance Providers

Angela Carlson, Ph.D. - Laboratory Director SGS North America, Inc, Brookings, SD


Chris Seward - Sales Manager, North America, Envirologix


Sustainable Sourcing - How U.S. Exporters Can Make the Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol Improve Their Competitiveness in the International Market

Will McNair - Stakeholder Relations Manager, U.S. Soybean Export Council


U.S. Farmers' Investments in Continuously Improving Oil & Digestibility of U.S. Soybeans

Dan Corcoran - United Soybean Board and Ohio Soybean Council Director, Chair of QualiSoy


The Global Economy - Where Are We At and Where Are We Heading

Walter Kemmsies - Managing Director, Economist & Chief Strategist, JLL U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group


Outlook for Global Demand & Supply for Animal Protein

Pablo Sherwell - Head of RaboResearch, Food & Agribusiness in North America


Meeting Rising Global Consumer Demand for Plant Protein Foods and Ingredients

Anita Florido - Soy Flour Sales & Product Manager, CHS, Inc.


The Value of Soybean Meal, Made from U.S. Soybeans - A Multi Species Perspective

David Gast - Director of Nutrition & Technical Services, Ag Processing, Inc.


Craig Coon - Poultry Nutritionist, University of Arkansas

World Market Demand Outlook for Food Grade Specialty Soybeans

Masi Tateishi - North Asia Regional Human Nutritional Manager & Japan Human Nutrition Director, U.S. Soybean Council


Dadi Hidayat Maskar - Consultant, South East Asia Region, U.S. Soybean Export Council


Zhang Xiaoping - China Country Director of the U.S. Soybean Export Council


International Trade - Opportunities & Risks for U.S. Agriculture Exports: A Review of Trade Negotiations Market Disruptors & the World Ahead

Paul Drazek - Managing Partner, DTB Associates, LLP, Moderator Presenter


Ron Moore - President, American Soybean Association

Arturo Basulto - Manager, Inter Industrias del Sureste; Mexico

Daniel Secondi - Head International Merchandiser, Perdue AgriBusiness

Lucas Blaustein - Export Trader, Consolidated Grain Barge

Alessandro Salgaro - Raw Material Procurement Specialist, Veronesi Group, Italy

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