Available presentations from the 2016 Summit can be found below by clicking a speaker's name. The presentation password can be found in your event guide and on the OGTS 2016 mobile app. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Major Trends Driving Change in North American Agriculture

 Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director, HighQuest Group


Millennial Food Behavior and What it Means for the Ag Supply Chain

Eve Turow Paul, Author & Consultant, ETP Insights, LLC

Presentation:  Part 1 --- Part 2 --- Part 3


Breakout Sessions


Room A: Animal Protein Outlook

Deborah Perkins, Managing Director, Rabobank


Room B: Transportation and Logistics - A Supply Chain Perspective


Jim Mikel, International Cargo Ops Specialist, Paxton Van Lines Incorporated

Rob Keller, Director of Feed Grains and Oilseeds, BNSF Railway Company

Marcel van Dijk, Manager Cargo Marketing, Port of Los Angeles


David Headley , Senior Manager, HighQuest Group


Room A: Overview  of Soybean Crush Feasibility for Manitoba, Canada

Marlene Boersch, Owner & Managing Partner, Mercantile Consulting Venture Inc.


Room B: Trends and Outlook for Animal Feed


Eduardo Galo, Managing Director North America, Novus International, Inc.

Mark Schuett, ,CEO and Owner, American Natural Soy

Rick Spellins, Managing Director of Commodity Purchasing, Tyson Foods, Inc.


Philippe de Lapérouse, Managing Director, HighQuest Group



Surplus Grains & Oilseeds in 2016, But What Lies Ahead for 2017

Bill Lapp, President and Founder, Advanced Economic Solutions (AES)


Managing Commodity Risk in Today’s CPG World

David Brown, VP Commodity Price & Risk Management, Mondelēz International


Wednesday, November 16, 2016  


Breakout Sessions

Room A: An Update and Outlook for High Oleic Soy

Richard Galloway, Oilseed Industry Consultant, QUALISOY


Room B: Prospects for Increased Competition from Brazil and Argentina

José Gobbée, Director, GOAGRO


Room A: Novel Proteins for Animal Feed 


Will Kusch, Project Manager, TerViva

Xingen Lei, Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Cornell University


Paul Smolen, Principal, Agri Networks Management, LLC

Room B: Food Safety Modernization Act:  Practical Tips for Implementation

Rachael Dettmann Spiegel, Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP



AgTech Along the Oilseed & Grain Supply Chain

Patrick Christie, President and CEO, Conservis Corporation


Risk Management 


Doug Prohaska, Senior Commodity Risk Manager, INTL FCStone

Kevin Shriver, Chief Procurement Officer, Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Edward Woodford, CEO, Seed SEF                                     


Daniel Hofstad, Director, Cargill Risk Management



Weather Variability and Its Impact on Global Agriculture

 John Corbett, Ph.D., Agricultural climatologist and Co-Founder and CEO, aWhere, Inc.


Keynote: What to Expect for AG Prices in 2017 and the Key Issues Driving Them

David Hightower, Founding Principal of The Hightower Report




Questions? Email Kaitlin at kmathews@highquestgroup.com