MOVERS  AND  SHAKERS

POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL FORCES DRIVING CHANGE AND INNOVATION IN THE COMMODITY MARKETS.

TECHNOLOGY. SUSTAINABILITY. OPPORTUNITY.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center

If it seems that commodity markets and ingredient purchasing strategies are being pushed in a new and exciting direction, it’s because they are. Movers and shakers—new solutions in the quest for efficiency and innovation—are changing the commodity landscape.

Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor.

As ingredient buyers, you’re used to harnessing powerful forces that challenge your role in procurement. And 2024 looks no different as we see a variety of influences poised to move markets and create new challenges. McKeany-Flavell’s role is to help you transform those challenges into opportunities.

Experience this year’s Spring Market Seminar as we lead you through how these movers and shakers will impact the world of commodity ingredient procurement.

The movers and shakers.

Technology
From better crop output to higher processing yields to ever improving logistical efficiency, technology leads the innovation change wave. We will look at how farming systems in South America are adapting new drought-tolerance technology to boost wheat yields, how sugarcane growers are utilizing technology such as GPS, variable-rate fertilizer application, remote sensing, and drones for monitoring crops and yield, and how biotechnology is shaping the future of corn wet milling.

With significant pressure building to increase crop production and maximize yields, we’ll also take a sneak-peek into the future and discuss how artificial intelligence (AI) could be a real change agent in the food and beverage industry. With innovations in “smart farming” such as soil and yield analysis, autonomous fertilization, data-driven insights on pest control, demand analysis technologies, production efficiencies, and advanced processing systems, AI is set to have a positive impact on pricing strategies for buyers.

Sustainability
One of the most important topics between corporations and consumers, sustainability is driving initiatives surrounding packaging, land use, and logistics. We will cover its influence on renewable diesel and green energy, regenerative agriculture, zero carbon plans for processing facilities, and empathy for the impact of climate change on feedstocks.

Join our 2024 Spring Market Seminar for a one-day market intensive and prepare yourself to dance with opportunity!

Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center
2100 Spring Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION

Register below to reserve your spot for our 2024 Spring Market Seminar!
If you prefer to pay by check, call (510) 832-2866.