The upcoming 2016 U.S. SOY Global Trade Exchange combined with the 12th annual Midwest Specialty Grains Conference is shaping up to be an outstanding conference that once again promises to be the largest international trading event for the soy industry this year.
Several new sponsors have recently been confirmed for the big U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)and Midwest Shippers Association (MSA) hosted event, set for September 9-11 at the Hilton Minneapolis downtown hotel, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.
Confirmed sponsors for the event as of July 6 (with more expected to be added soon), include:
MINNESOTA SOYBEAN RESEARCH & PROMOTION COUNCIL
NORTH DAKOTA SOYBEAN COUNCIL
SOUTH DAKOTA SOYBEAN RESEARCH & PROMTION COUNCIL
WISCONSIN SOYBEAN MARKETING BOARD
IOWA SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
CONSOLIDATED GRAIN & BARGE COMPANY, INC
ENERFO USA INC.
OOCL - Orient Overseas Container Lines
PORT OF LONG BEACH
SB & B FOODS INC.
SOY TRANSPORTATION COALITION
THE SCOULAR COMPANY
AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD
Exhibitors are also lining up for the trade show, which will again be a featured part of the USSEC/MSA event.
The MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (MDA)is hosting a special "Minnesota Pavilion" in the trade show, and is subsidizing the costs for qualified Minnesota exhibitors.
Minnesota companies considering exhibiting at the trade show should contact Emily Jerve at the Minnesota Agriculture Department to learn about their unique international marketing support program at Emily.Jerve@state.mn.us.
More than half of the anticipated trade show space is now committed and more exhibitors are coming in, according to MSA Executive Director Bruce Abbe.
"Our program is coming together well. USSEC is again planning to host more than 250 international trade team delegation buyers. We are anticipating 600 important industry and government decision-makers to attend. The Minnesota Agriculture Department program is an exceptional opportunity for local state companies. This is one event you do not want to miss," Abbe said.
It's time to make your reservations before early bird discount rates and hotel room block deadlines are up.
Go to www.grainconference.org to register to attend the event, and arrange your hotel reservations. Sponsorship and exhibitor registration is also available at the site, or you can email email@example.com for more information, or call 01-952-253-6231.