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David Hightower
Founding Principal of The Hightower Report

David Hightower is a founding principal of The Hightower Report (www.HightowerReport.com), a commodity research and information firm specializing in high quality futures research and analysis for individual investors, brokers, commercial producers, farmers and end users. The Hightower Report publishes one of the most widely read daily commodity wires in the world and has become a highly utilized industry consulting service with many brokerage firms turning to it for their primary commodity research coverage.

 

A keen eye on the complex interaction of the world markets insures that Mr. Hightower thoroughly examines the financial, agricultural and geopolitical situations around the globe. This in turn allows his company to provide analysis and commentary on a wide variety of markets, ranging from grains to livestock, precious metals, stock indices, bonds, currencies and the energy complex.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Eve Turow Paul
Author & Consultant, ETP Insights, LLC

Eve Turow Paul is a journalist and advisor who studies the wants and needs of young people around the world. She investigates the latest research in psychology, sociology, anthropology, speaks to thought-leaders and interviews people of the Millennial and Gen Z generations to gain a better understanding of their anxieties, hopes and passions. She then looks at how individuals soothe themselves and fulfill many of their needs through food culture, where young people overwhelmingly spend their discretionary incomes.

 

Eve is the author of A Taste of Generation Yum: How the Millennial Generation's Love for Organic Fare, Celebrity Chefs and Microbrews Will Make or Break the Future of Food. Today, Eve utilizes her years of empirical research to advise Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and independent entrepreneurs on how to connect with and better serve Millennials.

Marlene Boersch
Owner & Managing Partner,
Mercantile Consulting Venture Inc.
David Brown
VP Commodity Price & Risk Management, Mondelez International
Patrick Christie
CEO,
Conservis Corporation
John Corbett
Chief Scientist,
aWhere, Inc.
Rachael Dettmann Spiegel
Attorney,
Faegre Baker Daniels
Philippe de Laperouse
Managing Director,
HighQuest Partners
Eduardo Galo
Managing Director - NORAM,
Novus International, Inc.
José Gobbée
Director,
GOAGRO
Richard Galloway
Oilseed Industry Consultant,
QUALISOY
David Hightower
Founding Principal,
The HighTower Report
Daniel Hofstad
Marketer in Risk Management,
Cargill Risk Management
Richard Jelinek
Vice President Global Education,
INTL FCStone
Rob Keller
Director of Feed Grains and Oilseeds,
BNSF Railway Company
Will Kusch
Project Manager,
TerViva
Bill Lapp
President and Founder,
Advanced Economic Solutions (AES)
Xingen Lei
Professor of Molecular Nutrition,
Cornell University
Sean McDonald
President,
Bitwater Farms
Jim Mikel
International Cargo Ops Specialist,
Paxton Van Lines Incorporated
Deborah Perkins
Managing Director,
Rabobank
Doug Prohaska
Senior Commodity Risk Manager,
INTL FCStone
Mark Schuett
CEO and Owner,
American Natural Soy
Kevin Shriver
Chief Procurement Officer,
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Paul Smolen
Principal,
Agri Networks Management, LLC
Rick Spellins
Managing Director of Commodity Purchasing, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Eve Turow Paul
Author & Consultant,
ETP Insights, LLC
Marcel van Dijk
Marketing Manager,
Port of Los Angeles
Matt Wohlman
Deputy Commissioner,
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Edward Woodford
CEO,
Seed SEF
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