Purchasing Seminar

June 2-4, 2024 | Kansas City, MO

Agenda

Market Fundamentals
  • 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Mermaid Room

Market Fundamentals

Mike Irgang, President and Owner, Global Risk Management Corp.

New Attendee Cocktail Reception
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

New Attendee Cocktail Reception

Cocktail Reception
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Cocktail Reception

Breakfast
  • 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom A/B/C

Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks
  • 8:10 AM – 8:20 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Welcoming Remarks

Josh Sosland, President, Editor, Milling & Baking News, Sosland Publishing Company

Global Grains Outlook
  • 8:20 AM – 8:50 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Global Grains Outlook

Steve Freed, Consultant, Freed Consulting

Bakery Flour and Cash Wheat
  • 8:50 AM – 9:20 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Bakery Flour and Cash Wheat

Bill Lapp, President, Advanced Economic Solutions

Feed Grains and Millfeed
  • 9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Feed Grains and Millfeed

Ankush Bhandari, Grain, Oilseed and Biofuel Industry Research, Verition Fund Management

BREAK
  • 9:50 AM – 10:20 AM

BREAK

Edible Oils and Bakery Shortening
  • 10:10 AM – 10:50 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Edible Oils and Bakery Shortening

Alex Norton, President, Beeson & Associates, Inc.

World Weather and the Impact on Markets
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

World Weather and the Impact on Markets

Drew Lerner, President, World Weather, Inc.

LUNCH
  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom A/B/C

LUNCH

Market Panel
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Market Panel

Moderator:
Ron Sterk, Senior Editor, Markets, Sosland Publishing

Panelists:
Ankush Bhandari, Grain, Oilseed and Biofuel Industry Research, Verition Fund Management
Steve Freed, Consultant, Freed Consulting
Bill Lapp, President, Advanced Economic Solutions
Erin Nazetta, Research Analyst, Broadview Capital Holdings
Alex Norton, President, Beeson & Associates, Inc.

Sugar and Sweeteners
  • 2:30 PM – 3:10 PM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Sugar and Sweeteners

Ron Sterk, Senior Editor, Markets, Sosland Publishing

BREAK
  • 3:10 PM – 3:30 PM

BREAK

  • 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM

Breakout Session I - Choices Below

DAIRY – Neptune Ballroom B/C
Mary Keough Ledman, Global Sector Strategist – Dairy, RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness

KEYING ON THE CRUCIAL FUNDAMENTALS – Mermaid Room
Erin Nazetta, Research Analyst, Broadview Capital Holdings

SPICES – Muse Room
Brijesh Krishnaswamy, President and Global Head – Spices, ofi

FRUIT – Neptune Ballroom A
Steve Nugent, Director of IQF, Dried and Export Sales, Milne Fruit Products, Inc.

PROTEINS – Mermaid Room
Adam Stout, Risk Management Consultant, StoneX Financial Inc. – FCM Division

BREAK
  • 4:10 PM – 4:20 PM

BREAK

  • 4:20 PM – 5:00 PM

Breakout Session II - Choices Below

EGGS – Muse Room
Brian Moscogiuri, Global Trade Specialist, Eggs Unlimited

COCOA – Neptune Ballroom B/C
Scott Amoye, Vice President of Commodity Procurement and Risk Management, Blommer Chocolate Co.

PACKAGING – City Beautiful Ballroom D/E
Lauren Jia, Managing Director, Macquarie Group

RISK MANAGEMENT – City Beautiful Ballroom D/E
Natasha Crane, Director, Cargill Risk Management

Ramon Paxton, Trading Strategy & Analytics Manager, Cargill Risk Management

ORGANICS: GRAIN AND DAIRY - Neptune Ballroom A
Kellee James, Vice President, Agriculture, Argus Media

Ryan Koory, Vice President of Economics, Argus Media

Cocktail Reception
  • 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • KC Live!

Cocktail Reception

Breakfast
  • 6:30 AM- 8:00 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom A/B/C

Breakfast

Economy
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Economy

Jan Lambregts, Head of Global Economics and Markets, RaboResearch

Energy
  • 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Energy

Tim Statts, Senior Commodity Analyst, Schneider Electric’s Energy and Sustainability Services

BREAK
  • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

BREAK

Transportation
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
  • City Beautiful Ballroom D/E

Transportation

Jim Ritchie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Redstone Logistics

Jay O’Neil, Proprietor, HJ O’Neil Commodity Consulting

*2024 Purchasing Seminar sessions and speakers subject to change.