Don't Miss Friday's Early Bird Registration Deadline!

DON'T DELAY! Deadline for early discount registration for Global Soy & Specialty Grains conference is near - This Friday, June 16

The 2017 U.S. SOY Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference & Tradeshow is fast approaching. June 16, marks the first cut-off for the early bird discount registration fees. Don't delay - Save $100 in registration fees by registering before midnight tomorrow!

U.S. Soybean Export Council and Midwest Shippers Association jointly-hosted conference are adding new exhibitors and speakers weekly. The conference is set for August 15-17 at the CenturyLink Center and Omaha Hilton hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. We look forward to seeing you in Omaha!

Bhandari to deliver Global Grain and Soy Supply & Demand Outlook Keynote Presentation

A highlight at this international trade event, this year's keynote presentation on the World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates for soy and other grain commodities will be delivered by Ankush Bhandari, Vice President of Economic Research at the Gavilon Group, LLC. Bandari is responsible for the company's grain, oilseed, and biofuel industry research and analysis. Gavilon is among the world's largest grain trading companies, connects producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel, linking agricultural supply with demand through its global supply chain network. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to customers and suppliers across the globe.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni Corporation, Gavilon employs more than 1,900 people at nearly 300 facilities and offices worldwide.

Sawyer slated to present world outlook for animal protein

William Sawyer, Senior Analyst at Rabobank will present a global outlook on demand and supply for animal protein. Sawyer has specific economic research responsibilities for the animal protein and grain & oilseed sectors within RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness. Rabobank is a leading financial services provider and global agricultural lender to the corporate food, beverage and agribusiness industry worldwide.

U.S. federal grain grading system; plus private risk management & quality assurance services for grain & soy traders - focus of information sessions

A session offering detailed information on how the U.S. grain and soybean grading system works will be presented by Byron Reilly, Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) Office of Departmental Initiatives and International Affairs.

A separate session tailored for food manufacturers, as well as commodity buyers, will feature experts from leading global third party service companies who will zero in on "Risk Management and Quality Assurance in an Evolving Global Specialty Grains & Oilseeds Market."

Transportation, Sustainability, Global Food Soybean Markets, and more in the works

More information packed sessions are also in the works on:

Shipping & Transportation - A Union Pacific railroad senior manager is slated to present an overview on U.S. railroad transportation, including both intermodal container and bulk grain and soy shipping. An expert Ocean Shipping panel will zero in on the impact of mergers and consolidation underway and the new container shipping alliances and what they mean for shippers. Plus NYSHEX - the New York Shipping Exchange - a brand new program designed to allow ag shippers to lock in forward pricing and more reliable service for exporting container cargo worldwide, will be presented.

Food Grade Soybeans -- USSEC's global regional staff will provide an outlook for current global markets for identity preserved food grade specialty soybeans.

Sustainability - U.S. Soybean Export Council experts will also present an overview of the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol.

More details to come on these and other program sessions. Stay connected right here at

Lodging - Don't Delay!

Hotel rooms in the Midwest Shippers/USSEC block at the Omaha Hilton have been going fast. We recently added a few more rooms for the night of August 17th. We will be adding overflow hotel accommodations as needed. Arrange your hotel reservations by going to the reservation page linking to the hotel. If by chance you are having difficulty reserving a room at the hotel please let us know so we can assist you. Contact us at

Trade Show -

Our trade show continues to grow. We have over 40 exhibitors confirmed and nearly 55 exhibit booth spaces confirmed. We are well on our way to reaching or surpassing last year's trade show size. But there are still booth spaces available. Go to and check out our trade show information packages and exhibitor listings.

Sponsors -

We want to extend a huge thanks to our growing list of sponsors, whose contributions go a long way to making this event possible and enable us to keep our costs affordable and a good value for an international conference of this stature. For more on sponsorship, visit Our latest sponsors list:





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