January 28, 2015

28/01/2015: Women in Agribusiness Summit

First published in Milling and Grain, January 2015

A first-of-its-kind event in Europe, the Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe, promises to cater to women across the agribusiness value chain with top tier industry content, featuring professional development skills and strategy sessions, and unparalleled opportunities to network and establish new business relationships. This debut conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 10-12 February 2015 at the Hotel Arts.


The one-and-a-half day conference builds off the success of the US-based Women in Agribusiness Summit, which has grown more than twofold since its inception in 2012. The 2014 event in New Orleans, Louisiana, hosted almost 450 attendees, with nearly 30 percent of them from senior vice president executive level positions or higher.

The European Women in Agribusiness Summit will bring the same intimate gathering atmosphere to the Barcelona event as it offers in the US Summit, and also provide an interactive platform for women to discuss their unique experiences in the industry and hear from women leaders regarding industry trends and expectations.

“We are thrilled to offer this unique agribusiness event that will equip individuals and companies with the leadership and industry specific tools that are necessary to thrive in the sector,” said Joy O’Shaughnessy, event director at HighQuest Group, the firm that hosts the conference.

“Ample opportunities to network with our diverse group of Summit delegates also will be provided during extended breaks and evening receptions.”

The Summit content is crafted around three categories of offerings: relevant industry trends, functional area topics, and personal skill development.

Sessions to be covered at the event include:

  • From Farm to Fork: The Vital Role of Women in the Agri-Food Value Chain 
  • Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain 
  • The Changing Food Consumer: The Role of Agribusiness in Meeting the Demands of Today’s End User 
  • Positioning Yourself for Success Transforming the Workplace: Strategies for Recruiting and Advancing Women in Agribusiness
Those Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe attendees who are looking to expand their content knowledge and networking opportunities are invited to attend the co-located inaugural Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA, 9-10 February 2015, which will address key opportunities and challenges facing the oilseed trade in these regions.

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