Industry leaders to meet at oils and fats meeting

Industry leaders to meet at oils and fats meeting

Senior oils and fats executives from around the world will gather in Izmir, Turkey  this June for the Oils and Fats World Market Update 2011, a prestigious event designed for executives to discuss and evaluate global trade issues and industry trends impacting business development.

Senior oils and fats executives from around the world will gather in Izmir, Turkey  this June for the Oils and Fats World Market Update 2011, a prestigious event designed for executives to discuss and evaluate global trade issues and industry trends impacting business development.

Held from 20-21 June at the Hilton Izmir, the event is organized by AOCS and chaired by Sefa Koseoglu, CEO of Bioactives World Forum. The Vegetable Oils and Fats Industrialists Association and Culinary Products and Margarine Industrialists

Association of Turkey serve as sponsoring organizations.

“The Oils and Fats World Market Update 2011 is designed to help you stay in front of the competition,” Koseoglu said. “Attendees will have the opportunity to network with executives from oils and fats, food, and oleochemical companies and hear about the latest industry trends, unique opportunities, and practical tools and techniques designed to help grow business.”

The Market Update will showcase world-class speakers and promote a lively discussion with leading CEOs and decision-makers as they delve into the issues relevant to all aspects of oils and fats trade, including production, trading, transportation, and regulations.

“During the last decade, Turkey has become the center of economic activity among

Eastern Europe, Middle East, and CIS countries,” said Metin Yurdagul, chairman of the board of the Culinary Products and Margarine Industrialists Association of Turkey. “Tremendous business opportunities have been created due to large liquid oils and fats consumption combined with the import of oilseed and crude oil and the export of refined oil and its by-products.”

Executives with interests in business management, processing, research, production, product development, marketing, technical service, and raw materials are expected to attend from across the globe, providing a multitude of networking opportunities for all attendees.

Registration for the Oils and Fats World Market Update 2011 is open, with a discount offered until 15 April. For more information and to register, visit <a href="http://www.aocs.org/goto/WorldMarket" target="_blank">www.aocs.org/goto/WorldMarket</a>.

Following the World Market Update, AOCS will host the World Conference on Oilseed

Processing, Fats & Oils Processing, Biofuels & Applications at the same location. At the World Conference, industry professionals will review and discuss the day-to-day concerns and critical issues related to soybean, sunflower, corn, canola, olive, palm, and other tropical oils. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.aocs.org/goto/Turkey2011" target="_blank">www.aocs.org/goto/Turkey2011</a>.

Oils and Fats World Market Update 2011

Tentative Program

Monday, 20 June

World Oils and Fats Markets Update

Worldwide Trade Issues and Regulations

Sustainability for the Oils and Fats Business

Financing Supply Chains—Working Capital, Inventories, and Hedges

Tuesday, 21 June

Market Update and Critical Issues for Global Soybeans, Meal, and Oil

Global Issues for Canola Products

Global Issues for Olive Oil

Global Issues in Palm and Palm Kernel Oil and Its By-Products

Global Issues for Sunflower Seed, Rapeseed, and Other Oilseeds

Subject to change. Updated 16 February 2011.

About AOCS (American Oil Chemists’ Society)

AOCS is a global professional scientific society for all individuals and corporations with interest in the fats, oils surfactants, detergents and related materials fields. For more than 100 years, AOCS has promoted the science and technology of lipids in the fats and oil industry through analytical methods, proficiency testing, peer-reviewed technical publishing and providing venues for technical discussions and educational opportunities. Today, AOCS is a global partner in the science and technology industry with over 4,500 members throughout 90 countries.

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