2018 Purchasing Seminar agenda TBD.

 

2017 PURCHASING SEMINAR AGENDA

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017

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

                                 Chris Morley, CEO/Owner, Global Risk Management Corp.

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

                                 Sponsored by CME Group

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017

6:30 - 8:00 a.m.     Breakfast

8:15 - 8:20 a.m.     Welcoming Remarks

                                 Josh Sosland, Editor, Milling & Baking News

8:20 - 9:20 a.m.     Global Grains, U.S. Wheat and Wheat by Class

                                 Bill Lapp, President, Advanced Economic Solutions

9:20 - 10:00 a.m.   Feed Grains and Millfeed

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

10:00 - 10:25 a.m. Break

10:25 - 11:20 a.m. Grains Panel

                                 Moderator:  Hayden Wands, Bimbo Bakeries USA

                                 Panelists:  Paul Meyers, Foresight Commodity Services, Inc.

                                 Steve Freed, ADM Investor Services, Inc.

                                 Matt Beeson, Beeson & Associates, Inc.

                                 Bill Lapp, Advanced Economic Solutions

11:20 - Noon         World Weather and the Impact on Markets

                                  Jon Davis, Meteorology Team Lead, Riskpulse

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

1:30 - 2:05 p.m.     Sugars/Sweeteners

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

2:05 - 2:35 p.m.     Edible Oils and Shortening

                                 Matt Beeson, President, Beeson & Associates, Inc.

2:35 -3:15 p.m.      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.

                                 Mark Zavodnyik, AAK USA, Inc.

3:15 - 3:35 p.m.     Break

3:35 - 4:15 p.m.     Breakout Session I

                                 Dairy

                                 Mary Keough Ledman, Principal, Keough Ledman Associates, Inc.

                                 Spices

                                 Brant Matthews, Vice-President of Global Strategic Procurement,

                                 McCormick & Co., Inc.

                                 Nuts

                                 Kim Conboy, Director of Procurement, Flagstone Foods

                                 Proteins - Poultry

                                 Dave Weaber, Vice-President, EMI Analytics

                                 Risk Management

                                 Chris Morley, CEO/Owner, Global Risk Management Corp.

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

                                 Eggs

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

                                 Cocoa

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

                                 Fruit

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

                                 Proteins - Beef and Pork

                                 John Gillcrist, President, Bartlett Cattle Company, L.P.

                                Organic Ingredients, Market Update

                                Kellee James, Chief Executive Officer, Mercaris

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.    Cocktail Reception   KC LIVE!

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017

6:30 - 8:15 a.m.    Breakfast

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.    Economy

                                Vincent Deluard, Global Macro Strategist, INTL FCStone Inc.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m.  Energy Markets

                                Tim Statts, Vice-President of Risk Management, Schneider Electric

10:00 - 10:20 a.m. Break

10:20 - 11:05 a.m. Food Trends

                                 Kara Nielsen, Manager of Sales and Engagement USA, Innova Market Insights

11:05 - 11:50 a.m. Policy Prospects Under President Trump

                                 Robbin Johnson, Fellow, Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

 

 

 

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