CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Conference Welcome Reception & Dinner

Official Opening by Joani Dong, Regional Agricultural Attaché (Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Papua New Guinea), Foreign Agricultural Service - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Azure Pool Bar & Cafe ( Level 2 Pool Area)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 5

Conference Registration

7:00 am - 8:00 am
August 6

Welcome Remarks

Jim Stitzlein, Chairman, U.S. Grains Council, USA
Doug Winter, Director, United Soybean Board, USA
8:15 am - 8:30 am
August 6

U.S. Growers Perspectives: U.S. Soybean Crop Production Outlook

Bob Metz, Director, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, USA
Doug Winter, Director, United Soybean Board, USA
8:30 am - 9:00 am
August 6

U.S. Growers Perspectives: U.S. Corn Crop Production Outlook

John Greer
Director, Nebraska Corn Board, USA
9:00 am - 9:30 am
August 6

State of the U.S. Soybean Crushing Industry

Thomas A Hammer
President, National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), USA
9:30 am - 10:00 am
August 6

Group Photo & Refreshments

10:00 am - 10:30 am
August 6

Fitbits, Smartphones and Meal Kits: How Millennials, Technology and Nutrition will Change the Food Industry

Dave Donnan
Senior Partner, Global Food & Beverage Sector
AT Kearney, USA
10:30 am - 11:00 am
August 6

Intensifying Agricultural Production: Measuring the Key Performance Indicators for a Sustainable Future

Dr Greg Thoma
Professor of Chemical Engineering & Director of Research for the Resiliency Centre(UARC)
University of Arkansas, USA

Inaugural Director for Research and Consultant
The Sustainability Consortium, USA
11:00 am - 11:30 am
August 6

Panel Session (Q&A)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
August 6

Lunch & Networking

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
August 6

Global Soy and Oilseed Outlook

John Baize
President, John C Baize and Associates, USA
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
August 6

Supply and Demand Outlook for Corn and DDGS

Sean Broderick,
DDGS Trading Manager, CHS Inc., USA
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
August 6

China’s Role in Global Feed Grain Markets: Policies, Technology, Trade, and Investments

Bryan Lohmar
Country Director
U.S. Grains Council, PRC (China)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
August 6

Refreshments

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
August 6

Understanding China's New Strategic Role in the Global Soy and Grain Market

Hanver Li Qiang
General Manager, Chief Consultant
Shanghai JC Intelligence, PRC (China)
3:30 pm - 4:10 pm
August 6

Special Extended Panel Session (Q&A)

Includes Speakers and Invited Industry Guests
4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
August 6

End of Conference Day 1

5:30 pm
August 6

Buyers’ Market – Shifting Trade Patterns & Opportunities

Tim Worledge
Co-Founder
AgriCensus, UK
8:30 am - 9:10 am
August 7

The Protein Decade: Outlook for Global Protein Demand

David Jackson
Director
LMC International, UK
9:10 am - 9:50 am
August 7

Refreshments

9:50 am - 10:30 am
August 7

Emerging ASEAN vs Maturing North East Asia markets: Lessons to be learned?

Jean-Yves Chow
Senior Vice President – F&B, and Agri Sector Coverage
Mizuho Bank
10:30 am - 11:10 am
August 7

Future Proofing Food Supply

Andres Franzetti
Chief Strategy Officer and Founder
Risk Cooperative, USA
11:10 am - 11:50 am
August 7

Panel Session (Q&A)

11:50 am - 12:30 pm
August 7

Lunch & Networking

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
August 7

U.S. Department of Agriculture Officials Forum

~ Featuring Representatives from FAS and FGIS, USDA ~
Jennifer Hill, Grain Marketing Specialist, FGIS-USDA, Washington DC, USA
Joani Dong, Regional Agricultural Attaché, FAS-USDA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ralph Bean, Agricultural Counselor, FAS-USDA, Manila, Philippines
Robert Hanson, Agricultural Counselor, FAS-USDA, Hanoi, Vietnam
Paul Welcher, Agricultural Attaché, FAS-USDA, Bangkok, Thailand
Chris Rittgers, Agricultural Counselor, FAS-USDA, Jakarta, Indonesia
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
August 7

Refreshments & Business Networking

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
August 7

ACC 2018 GALA DINNER

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 7

Changing Landscape of the Container Shipping Industry – Developing Cross-Border Supply Chain Solutions

Benjamin Hadfield
S.E. Asia Country Manager, Trade Finance
Maersk Group, Singapore
8:30 am - 9:10 am
August 8

Challenges and Opportunities for Global Proteins

Gordon Butland
Director
G&S Agriconsultants Co Ltd, Thailand
9:10 am - 9:50 am
August 8

Refreshments

9:50 am - 10:30 am
August 8

Making Food Attractive to Consumers – Strategic Positioning

Tay Guan Hin
SEA Executive Creative Director
J Walter Thompson Worldwide, Singapore
10:30 am - 11:10 am
August 8

Making the ‘New Normal’ In Weather Work for You

James Garriss
Director of Research and Development
Browning Media, USA
11:10 am - 11:50 am
August 8

Panel Session (Q&A)

11:50 am - 12:30 pm
August 8

Official Closing | Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
August 8

Business Networking & Group (Social) Activities

Sign up on registration
1:30 pm - 7:30 pm
August 8

End of ACC 2018

7:30 pm
August 8

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