Ag investment banker Christopher W. Nolan, Sr., with PricewaterhouseCoopers Corporate Finance, will be headlining this year’s Export Exchange 2016 (#ExEx16) in Detroit. The event will take place October 24-25 and is hosted by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Nolan is a managing director and co-head of the company’s food, beverage and agribusiness division. He has extensive experience in providing advisory services to global ag commodities trading companies and has a unique outlook on the international grains market. His presentation is entitled, “Global Megatrends Affecting Agribusiness”.
“I am honored to be the keynote speaker at Export Exchange,” Nolan said. “The international grains market is always expanding, and I look forward to sharing my views on the trends and future for this booming industry.” Nolan’s background includes numerous domestic and cross-border transactions in the food, beverage, agriculture, industrial, building products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors.
“We are pleased that Mr. Nolan will address the Export Exchange as its keynote speaker,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “As a veteran investment banker with more than 20 years of mergers and acquisitions experience and a current focus in the ag sector, he can provide a bird’s-eye view of the global grains market.”
The event takes place every two years and brings more than 500 attendees from around the world together to buy and sell distillers grains.
Tom Sleight, USGC president and chief executive officer, noted, “We are thrilled to have Christopher Nolan joining us to provide the broad perspective our customers at Export Exchange are looking for as they learn about the advantages of U.S. grain products. Agriculture is the most global of all sectors, and it’s critical both our customers and those serving them in the U.S. grains industry have a high-level view of the factors affecting their businesses in the years to come.”
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Nancy DeVore, president of DHF Team, who will speak on the global grains outlook;
- Dr. Jerry Shurson, professor of swine nutrition at the University of Minnesota, who will speak on DDGS nutrition;
- Kyle Tapley, senior agricultural meteorologist at Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Information Systems, who will discuss weather trends and the global grain market; and
- Paul Hishmeh, director of data and technology at Field to Market, who will present on big data and sustainability.
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