Dow AgroSciences CEO To Keynote Soy & Grain Trade Summit

Antonio Galindez, president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences, will deliver the keynote address at Soyatech’s seventh annual Soy & Grain Trade Summit in New Orleans, September 17-19, 2012.

Galindez will share his perspectives on the technologies that are advancing agriculture today to the nearly 800 key decision-makers from the global commodity supply chain who are expected to attend this oilseed and grain trade conference.  He also will address the innovation potential, the need for sustainable solutions and what will be required from both private and public sectors in order to successfully serve the world’s growing need for increased crop production.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Galindez as our keynote speaker at this Summit,” said Philippe de Laperouse, event chair and managing director at HighQuest Partners.  “His many years of experience in the ag industry will ensure that his presentation will encompass all aspects of the value chain and will provide a great source for discussion at the Summit.”

Galindez joined the Dow Chemical Co. in 1983 in agricultural product sales in Spain, quickly advancing to business leadership roles throughout Europe. In 1997, he relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana, to serve as global business leader in the agrochemical unit. He subsequently held vice presidency positions, first for Europe, Latin America and the Pacific, and then for the company’s Crops Business in 2006. In 2009, he was named president and CEO of the company.

Galindez is a board member of CropLife International, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and also for BioCrossroads, a collaboration that supports central Indiana’s life sciences research.

The Soy & Grain Trade Summit will address strategies for sustainable growth in agricultural production, processing, and transportation on a global basis, and examine the developing trends in the commodity, food, biofuels and animal feed sectors.  Attendees can visit more than 100 supplier booths on the exhibition floor, experience grain processing and transportation infrastructure first-hand with industry tours, and gain knowledge from content focused on supply and demand, harvest quality, risk management, and end user discussion panels moderated by food and feed buyers.

Soyatech is a global media, marketing and event company that assists food, oilseed, grain, agribusiness and agri-transportation sector firms in developing market opportunities.  Soyatech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of HighQuest Partners.

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