2018 Seminar

Attendee Impressions



SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018

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

                                 Matt Beeson, President, Beeson & Associates, Inc

 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.    Cocktail Reception  Union Station


MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 - Grand Ballroom

6:30 - 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast

8:00 - 8:10              Welcoming Remarks

                                 Josh Sosland, Editor, Milling & Baking News

8:10 - 8:40              Bakery Flour and Global Grain Outlook

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

8:40 - 9:40              Cash Wheat Presentations

                                 Hard Red Winter Wheat Markets

                                 Bill Krueger, President and CEO, Lansing Trade Group, L.L.C.

                                 Cash Soft Wheat Markets

                                 Carl Schwinke, Vice-President of Grain Supply, Siemer Milling Co.

                                 Cash Spring Wheat Markets

                                 Roger Baker, Product Line Manager North American Wheat, CHS Inc.

                                 Durum Markets

                                 Tyson Giles, Executive Vice-President, Mayco Export

9:40 - 10:10            Break

10:10 - 10:45          Feed Grains and Millfeed

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

10:55 - 11:20         Grains Panel

                                Moderator: Hayden Wands, Bimbo Bakeries USA

                                 Panelists: Matt Beeson, Beeson & Associates, Inc.

                                 Paul Meyers, Foresight Commodity Services, Inc.

                                 Steve Freed, ADM Investor Services, Inc.

                                 Mike O'Dea, INTL FCStone

11:20 - Noon         Sugars/Sweeteners

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

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

1:30 - 2:10              World Weather and the Impact on Markets

                                 Drew Lerner, President, World Weather, Inc.

2:10 - 2:40              Edible Oils and Shortening

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

2:40 - 3:10              Shortening Panel

                                 Moderator: Brian Harris, Global Risk Management Corp.

                                 Panelists: Paul Meyers, Foresight Commodity Services, Inc.

                                 Steve Freed, ADM Investor Services, Inc.

                                 Matt Beeson, Beeson & Associates, Inc.

                                 Dave Reeble, Moving Parts, L.L.C.

3:10 - 3:35              Break

3:35 - 4:15              Breakout Session I - Choices Below

                                 Dairy - Atlanta Room

                                 Mary Keough Ledman, Global Sector Strategist - Dairy, RaboResearch

                                 Food and Agribusiness

                                 Spices - Chicago Room

                                 Brant Matthews, Vice-President of Global Strategic Procurement,

                                 McCormick & Co., Inc.

                                 Nuts - Choteau Room


                                 Poultry and Pork Markets - Empire Room

                                 Christine McCracken, Executive Director - Animal Protein, Rabobank

                                 Risk Management - New York and San Francisco Rooms

                                 Chris Morley, Owner, Global Risk Management Corp.

4:20 - 5:00 p.m.     Breakout Session II - Choices Below

                                 Eggs - Chicago Room

                                 Richard Broad, Vice-President, Bender-Goodman Co., Inc.

                                 Cocoa - Atlanta Room

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

                                 Fruit - Choteau Room

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

                                 Beef Markets - Empire Room

                                 Don Close, Senior Analyst RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, Rabo AgriFinance

                                 Organic Ingredients, Market Update - New York and San Francisco Room

                                 Kellee James, Chief Executive Officer, Mercaris

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.     Cocktail Reception   CBE (College Basketball Experience)



6:30 - 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast

8:15 - 8:55              Energy Markets

                                 Tim Statts, Vice-President of Commodity Services, Schneider Electric

8:55 - 9:30              Wheat Quality/Flour Quality Issues

                                 Dave Green, Executive Vice-President, Wheat Quality Council

9:30 - 9:55              Break

9:55 - 10:35            Economy

                                 Scott Colbert, Chief Economist and Director of Fixed Income Management,

                                 The Commerce Trust Co.

10:35 - 11:15          Transportation

                                 Jim Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer, Redstone Logistics

11:15 - 12:00          Electoral, Policy Prospects for the Year Ahead

                                 David Von Drehle, Columnist, The Washington Post




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