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Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar 2024

June 2-4, 2024 at the Loews Kansas City Hotel

The 47th Annual Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar is in Kansas City in 2024.

The Purchasing Seminar is designed for executives and managers who are involved with ingredient procurement, market analysis, risk assessment, supply chain management and corporate planning, and provides significant networking opportunities for marketing and purchasing professionals.

The program features presenters and panelists who will cover ingredient and commodity markets, meat and poultry complex, weather, energy, trends, the economy, packaging, transportation, and Washington.

The Purchasing Seminar exists to serve our industry and provide opportunities for connection. For 47 years, this event has been an industry cornerstone, and it plays a critical role in the success of our community, especially in challenging times.

2024 Pricing

Early Bird Pricing Before May 1

First registrant

Additional registrant

Standard Pricing After May 1

First registrant

Additional registrant

Sunday Session

Evening only (with full time attendee only = 1 for 1 per company)

Refund received if cancelled by May 15. After that a credit will be issued for the following year. Credit is good for ONE year only, but can be used by anyone in the company.

Book your group rate for the 2023 Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar

Loews Kansas City Hotel

Event Summary:
Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar 2023 
Group Event Dates: June 3, 2023 through June 7, 2023
Group Block Closes: May 9, 2023

Sorry, the room block at Loews for the Purchasing Seminar is full. Rooms outside of our block are still available.

2023 Schedule

Market Fundamentals

  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm
  • City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer South and City Beautiful Ballroom

New Attendee Cocktail Reception

  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm
  • City Beautiful Ballroom Foyer South and City Beautiful Ballroom

Cocktail Reception

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


Welcoming Remarks

Welcoming Remarks

Sosland Publishing Company
Editor, Milling & Baking News

Global Grains Outlook

Bakery Flour and Cash Wheat

Feed Grains and Millfeed

  • 9:50 – 10:10 am


Edible Oils and Bakery Shortening

World Weather and the Impact on Markets

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


  • 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Moderator: Ron Sterk

Market Panel

Panelists: Bill Lapp, Erin Nazetta and Steve Freed

Sugar and Sweeteners

  • 3:10 – 3:30 pm


  • 3:30 – 4:10 pm

Breakout Session I - Choices Below

DAIRY – Neptune Ballroom B/C
Lucas Fuess
Senior dairy analyst

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

Brijesh Krishnaswamy
President and global head – spices

FRUIT – Neptune Ballroom A
Steve Nugent
Director of IQF, dried and export sales
Milne Fruit Products, Inc.

PROTEINS – Mermaid
Adam Stout
Risk management consultant
StoneX Financial Inc. – FCM Division

  • 4:10 – 4:20 pm


  • 4:20 – 5:00 pm

Breakout Session II - Choices Below

EGGS – Muse
Brian Moscogiuri
Global trade specialist
Eggs Unlimited

COCOA – Neptune Ballroom B/C
Hugo van der Goes
Vice president of cocoa, North America
Barry Callebaut

PROTEINS (cont.) – Mermaid
Adam Stout
Risk management consultant
StoneX Financial Inc. – FCM Division

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

Ramon Paxton
Trading strategy & analytics manager
Cargill Risk Management

OATS - Neptune Ballroom A
Randy Strychar

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

Cocktail Reception

  • 6:30 – 8:30 am
  • City Beautiful Ballroom A/B/C




  • 10:00 – 10:20 am


Diversity, Equity and Belonging


Speakers: Jim Ritchie & Max Fisher

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