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The 2020 Purchasing Seminar Agenda will be available in early 2020.  Here is the 2019 Purchasing Seminar Agenda to provide insight into the previous seminar's topics:

2019 PURCHASING SEMINAR AGENDA

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.     Market Fundamentals - The Price Room

                                 Brian Harris, Executive Director and Owner, Global Risk Management Corp

 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.    New Attendee Cocktail Reception - Red Lacquer and State Ballrooms

 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception - Red Lacquer and State Ballrooms

 

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019 - Grand and State Ballrooms

6:30 - 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast - Exhibit Hall

8:00 - 8:10              Welcoming Remarks

                                 Josh Sosland, Editor, Milling & Baking News

8:10 - 8:45              Keynote

                                 Sean Connolly, CEO, Conagra Brands

8:45 - 9:15              The Global Outlook and Rethinking Risk Management

                                 Steve Freed, Vice-President of GrainResearch, ADM Investor Services, Inc.

9:15 - 9:50              Bakery Flour/Cash Wheat

                                 Bill Lapp, President, Advanced Economic Solutions

9:50 - 10:10            Break

10:10 - 10:45          Feed Grains and Millfeed

                                 Ankush Bhandari, Vice-President of Economic Research, The Gavilon Group, L.L.C.

10:45 - 11:20          Grains Panel

                                Moderator: Hayden Wands, Vice-President of Global Procurement,

                                 Commodities, Grupo Bimbo

                                 Panelists: Paul Meyers, Chief Agricultural Economist,

                                 Foresight Commodity Services, Inc.

                                 Steve Freed, Vice-President of Grain Research, ADM Investor Services, Inc.

                                 Shrene White, General Manager, The Annex by Ardent Mills

11:20 - Noon         Edible Oils and Shortening

                                Paul Meyers, Chief Agricultural Economist, Foresight Commodity Services, Inc.

Noon - 1:30  p.m. Lunch - Exhibit Hall

1:30 - 2:20             World Weather and the Impact on Markets

                                Drew Lerner, President, World Weather, Inc.

2:20 - 2:50              Sugars/Sweeteners

                                 Craig Ruffolo, Vice-President and Commodity Expert,  McKeany-Flavell Co.

2:50 - 3:20              Sweetener Panel

                                Moderator: Ron Sterk, Senior Editor, Markets, Milling & Baking News

                                 Panelists: Craig Ruffolo, Vice-President and Commodity Expert,  McKeany-Flavell Co.

                                 Ben Fessler, Market Analyst, C. Czarnikow Sugar, Inc.

                                 Brian Harris, Executive Director/Co-Owner, Global Risk Management Corp.

                                 Frank Jenkins, President, JSG Commodities

3:20 - 3:30              Break

3:30 - 4:05              Breakout Session I - Choices Below

                                 Packaging - Crystal Room (3rd Floor)

                                 Lauren Jia, Managing Director, Macquarie Bank

                                 Dairy - State Ballroom

                                 Mary Keough Ledman, Global Sector Strategist - Dairy, RaboResearch

                                 Food and Agribusiness

                                 Spices - Price Room (5th Floor)

                                 Greg Estep, Managing Director and CEO of Spices, Olam International Ltd.

                                 Nuts - Red Lacquer Room

                                 Jim Warner, Owner, J.Warner, Inc.

                                 Proteins - Chicago Room (5th Floor)

                                 Adam Stout, Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone

                                 Organics - Grand Ballroom

                                 Kellee James, CEO, Mercaris

4:05 - 4:10 p.m.     Break

4:10 - 4:45 p.m.     Breakout Session II - Choices Below

                                 Eggs - State Ballroom

                                 Paul Hardy, Vice President and General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Planning

                                 Rembrandt Foods

                                 Cocoa - Red Lacquer Room

                                 Hugo van der Goes, Vice-President of Cocoa, North America, Barry Callebaut

                                 Fruit - Price Room (5th Floor)

                                 Steve Nugent, Director of IQF, Dried and Export Sales, Milne Fruit Products, Inc.

                                 Proteins (continued) - Chicago Room (5th Floor)

                                 Adam Stout, Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone

                                 Risk Management - Grand Ballroom

                                 Matt Beeson, President, Beeson & Associates, Inc.

6:15 - 8:00 p.m.     Cocktail Reception   Grand and State Ballrooms

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15              Energy Markets

                                 Robbie Fraser, Senior Commodity Analyst, Schneider Electric

9:15 - 10:00            Economy

                                 Scott Colbert, Executive Vice President,

                                 Director of Fixed Income and Chief Economist, The Commerce Trust Co.

10:00 - 10:30          Break

10:30 - 11:15          Trends

                                 David Portalatin, Vice President, Industry Advisor, The NPD Group

11:15 - 12:00          Transportation

                                 Jim Ritchie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Redstone Logistics

 

 

 

 

 

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