BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S. — The 8th annual Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, planned Oct. 21-23 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., continues to add importers from throughout the world to its attendance list.  

“The fact that four out of the five largest oilseed and grain importers have joined the expanding list of registrants is a testament to the summit’s effectiveness as an annual venue for the industry to meet, interact and conduct business,” said Mark Dineen, director at HighQuest Partners, the agribusiness strategic advisory firm that hosts the summit. 

Hundreds of traders and importers, including prominent companies such as Jilin Grain Group, Chinatex Grain & Oil, Sanhe Hopefull Grain & Oil Group, Hakan Agro, MPM Gida San ve Tic Ltd. Sti, Xiamen Mingsui Grains & Oils, 93 Oils, and Hebei Hopefull Grains & Oils, will be at the event.  Trading opportunities and meetings with exporters will be numerous at the various networking sessions and receptions held throughout the event.

Top sponsors, including ADM, Cargill, CHS, CME Group, INTL FCStone, Novus, Wells Fargo and Thomson Reuters, will join over 100 additional sponsors and exhibitors on an expanded-show floor to engage in three days of interactive ag industry dialogue.

The conference, which was attended in 2012 by more than 800 industry representatives from 38 U.S. states and 40 countries, will address the latest trends and developments in the oilseed sector (soybeans, canola/rapeseed, sunflower, cottonseed and tropical oils) as well as across the major feed grains (corn, wheat, barley, sorghum, oats, etc.).

Antonio Galindez, president and chief executive officer of Dow AgroSciences and keynote speaker for the 2012 summit, said that his experience at the conference convinced him that it is a very important event for those operating in the oilseed and grain trade as it provides a unique opportunity to evaluate agriculture from a number of different perspectives. 

“In addition to being exposed to relevant and timely information, one has the rare opportunity to speak with a wide range of people in the trade which can lead to new and unexpected business development opportunities,” he said.

For more information about the 2013 summit, visit Register using the code PR-07 for a 10% discount on admission.