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Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA Promises Unique Oilseed Sector Insight, Networking Opportunities

BARCELONA, 21 October 2015 – The only industry event that addresses the key challenges and opportunities facing the oilseed trade in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa – the second annual Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA – will return to Barcelona in February 2016.

Guided by an advisory board that includes members from Lípidos Santiga, S.A., AFOEX, Vicorus S.A., and AgFlow, this day-and-a-half event will take place at the Hilton Barcelona, 9-10 February. Attendees will enjoy numerous networking opportunities with diverse stakeholders and have access to industry-leading experts who will share their insights on market outlooks and trends.

Sessions will address the markets, shifting trade flows, infrastructure and transportation challenges, the impact of government policies, technology developments and more. Other topics to be covered at the 2016 Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA include: • Global overview of the oil and meal markets • In-depth perspectives on the major origins for oilseeds and consumptive markets for oilseeds and derivatives • Challenges and opportunities in oilseed transport and logistics • Developments in risk management strategies • Trends and developments regarding trading rules and arbitration Attendees at the 2015 inaugural event had this to say:

“The Oilseed Congress is a great opportunity to meet important players of this industry while at the same time feeling the market pulse.” “Very well organized congress with up-to-date, detailed information on the oilseed market.”

“This conference gives you all the information you need to know. With this information you know what is going on in the market.” Organized by HighQuest Group, an agribusiness consulting, events and media firm, the Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA is co-chaired by Philippe de Lapérouse and Andrew Osborne.

Lapérouse, managing director at HighQuest, has over 30 years of experience managing business and advising executive teams of major strategic and financial investors operating and investing globally across the food, biotech and bioenergy value chains. Osborne has over 30 years of experience in launching and developing agriculture conferences, and is former managing director of Global Commodities Group and the founder director of New Ag International and Global Grain.

The co-chairs work in collaboration with Event Director Joy O’Shaughnessy, who is responsible for the development, production and execution of the event. The team works in association with founding sponsor CME Group.

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CONTACT: Michelle Pelletier Marshall PR/Media Manager +1. 978.887.8800, x117

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