Seminars 2017-05-17T19:36:39+00:00

Educational Seminars

Buying Strategies 101: What Every Buyer Should Know

Our “What Every Buyer Should Know” seminar provides comprehensive coverage of key topics new procurement professionals must know. This course becomes even more powerful when your team takes it together and shares their challenges and solutions to difficult issues as well as exciting opportunities and new strategies. We will construct a targeted seminar for your team based on participant knowledge and background to facilitate creative thinking and develop the team’s skills.

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McKeany-Flavell is instrumental in helping customers fulfill their needs in many other ingredient areas.

If you are responsible for purchasing an ingredient of any type, please contact us.

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Sweeteners 101, Sugar 101, Corn & Corn Sweeteners 101

Sweeteners 101
Our Sweeteners 101 seminar offers comprehensive coverage of the North American sweeteners market, including the impact of Mexican sugar on U.S. sugar producers and consumers. This two-day seminar is an invaluable introduction to the industry. Commodity veterans benefit from this seminar as well, examining market trends and fundamentals and discussing market intelligence with industry experts. Based on participant knowledge and background, we can construct targeted seminars to provide the most beneficial information.

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For more information, please contact our Ingredients Team.

Sugar 101
Focusing on domestic and world sugar supply, demand, and market forces, Sugar 101 explores the dynamics of the U.S. sugar industry and examines the interplay of the U.S. and Mexican sugar industries. The seminar also explores the global sugar market, from supplier and consumer perspectives.

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For more information, please contact our Ingredients Team.

Corn and Corn Sweeteners 101
The U.S. corn sweetener market represents more than 45 percent of total caloric sweetener consumption domestically and is an important exporter, as well. The industry is adept at evolving to take advantage of new product trends, such as ethanol, but sometimes leaves customers feeling unsure of true market forces. Our seminar explains this industry, its leading domestic and global players, and explores consumption and ingredients trends to watch.

Our Corn and Corn Sweeteners 101 seminar provides comprehensive coverage of the North American cornstarch derivatives market, including the influence of corn supply and demand on downstream sweetener pricing, consumer perception of corn sweeteners, and global changes in the corn products market.

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For more information, please contact our Ingredients Team.

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Cocoa & Chocolate 101

Our Cocoa and Chocolate 101 Seminar is a comprehensive look at the cocoa and chocolate industry and is an excellent introduction to the cocoa world. Commodity veterans benefit from the discussion of market trends and fundamentals and market intelligence commentary from industry experts. Based on participants’ knowledge and background, we can construct targeted seminars that provide the most beneficial information.

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For more information, please contact our Ingredients Team.

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Edible Oils 101

The U.S. is a top producer of edible oils, from soybean to cottonseed and more, but learning the ins and outs of so many markets can be challenging. Our Edible Oils 101 seminar will bring you up to speed about domestic market factors, global edible oils competition, and consumption trends to watch.

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For more information, please contact our Ingredients Team.

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Fruit & Fruit Concentrates 101

Consumers are demanding ever more beverage options, and the juice industry has stepped up with inventive blends, while food manufacturers have turned to fruit to boost nutritional content and flavor. Competition in this industry can be fierce while locating quality products among many import sources frustrating. Our seminar gives you the opportunity to learn from market experts how to navigate the fruit and juice markets. We can customize a 101 to fit your fruit and fruit product needs.

For more information, please contact our Ingredients Team.

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Grains 101, Wheat & Flour 101

Grains 101
Our Grains 101 seminar provides comprehensive coverage of the domestic and global grain markets. This seminar is an excellent introduction to the industry.

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Wheat & Flour 101
Flour is a fundamental ingredient in many products, and understanding how the U.S. wheat market functions both at home and as part of the global supply is key to keeping on top of pricing. Learn how the wheat and flour markets have evolved and what to expect going forward. Contact us to discuss your training needs.

For more information, please Ingredients Team.

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201 & 301 Seminars

Commodity veterans benefit from our seminars as well, as we examine market trends and fundamentals at a specialized and more detailed level, including influential global market factors. Our industry experts work with you to develop targeted seminars to explore the most beneficial information. These further education modules can be conducted onsite or by webinar.

For more information, please Ingredients Team.