3pm - 5pm

PROTEIN BUYERS' RISK MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Open to all delegates, learn about practical risk management applications, and how to manage market volatility while removing uncertainty from your business


5pm - 8pm

Registration


6pm - 8pm

Welcome Reception


MARKETS TODAY: GLOBAL MARKETS

7:30am

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST


8:30am

OPENING REMARKS


8:45am

THE GLOBAL PICTURE: A COVID-19 UPDATE

• An overview of the current COVID-19 situation including case rates and vaccination successes across the world
• What impacts have been seen in labor, logistics, and consumer trends as a result of the pandemic?
• Are there any situations that need to be of concern to the US?


9:30am

TRADE RELATIONS AND TARIFFS

• How has the pandemic impacted trade relations around the world?
• What changes has the Biden administration made to tariffs with international partners?
• What does the US’ relationship with China look like as we come out of the pandemic?


10am

NETWORKING BREAK


10:20am

THE CONTINUED IMPACT OF AFRICAN SWINE FEVER

• What is the current ASF situation in China?
• What implications does this have on protein supplies for the rest of the world?
• How might the current ASF situation impact US domestic protein markets?


11:05am

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES IN SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS

• How have issues around container availability, port congestion and drayage evolved from the beginning of the year?
• What are the biggest pinch points currently?
• When can we expect things to ease, and what will the future look like?


11:50am

THE IMPACT OF A DISRUPTED GRAIN AND FEED MARKET

• Outline of the current situation
• An overview of the current grain and feed market and outline of major trends over the last year
• What have erratic weather conditions meant for grain supplies?
• How has increased demand impacted the supply chain?
• What trends can we expect for the year ahead?


12:30pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


MARKETS TODAY: DOMESTIC MARKETS

1:45pm

THE U.S. ECONOMY

• A macro-economic picture of the current US situation
• What impact has inflation had on the domestic economy and how is this influencing the food industry?
• What challenges have been faced since the changes around stimulus in September?


1:45pm

THE ISSUE OF LABOR

• How has the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the already strained labor market?
• What has an increased difficulty in sourcing labor meant for protein markets and product availability?
• How are companies incentivizing workers to avoid absenteeism?


3:15pm

NETWORKING BREAK


3:35pm

PROTEIN BUYERS PANEL

• How have issues like COVID-19, African Swine Fever, trade relations and consumer trends impacted sourcing choices?
• How have priorities shifted to adapt to challenges being faced?
• What can we expect from the future?


4:35pm

EVENING WRAP-UP

Final wrap-up of the day where market reporters piece together all the information of previous sessions to create an accurate view on the current market and pricing


5pm - 7:30pm

EVENING DRINKS RECEPTION
Chicago Sports Museum

Water Tower Place, Level 7 • 835 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
5 minute walk from The Drake

MARKETS TOMORROW

7:30am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST


8:30am - 9:30am

MARKET REPORTER INSIGHT

In this session, we’ll hear from Urner Barry’s Market Reporters on the biggest trends they’re seeing in their markets currently. Through discussion, we’ll learn about the common and contrasting trends across the domestic beef, pork, poultry and plant protein markets, and gain insight into how these are being addressed and overcome.
Jamie Chadwick, Director, Editorial
Russ Whitman, Senior Vice President
Gary Morrison, Vice President, Beef Market
Russell Barton, Director, Pork Market
Andraia Torsiello, Plant Protein Market Researcher


9:30am

BUILDING A ROBUST SUPPLY CHAIN

• What lessons have been learnt from the pandemic to best prepare against future issues with supply?
• What role does automation play in combating potential long-term labor shortages?
• How has consumer demand changed as the pandemic has eased?


10am

NETWORKING BREAK


10:15am - 12pm

PROTEIN SPECIFIC BREAK-OUTS

12pm

NETWORKING BREAK


1:15pm

UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINABILITY

• How are sustainability initiatives impacting the supply chain?
• Which initiatives are proving to be most successful?
• How should companies be thinking about sustainability moving forward?


2pm

MARKET FORECAST – 2021 AND BEYOND

• Projections on what protein trends to look out for over the next 12-18 months
• Potential alternative outcomes based on each trend
• Emerging factors that could influence meat markets
Angel Rubio, Senior Consultant, UB Consulting


3pm

CLOSING REMARKS

Questions: Email Lizz Cuozzo or call 732-240-5330.

For sponsorship opportunities, email Bill Lynskey at blynskey@urnerbarry.com

Registration Procedure and Cancellation Policy: PDF

Urner Barry Antitrust Statement: PDF

What to expect:

Insight into global and domestic factors and pricing trends

Forecasts for beef, pork, poultry and plant protein markets

Dedicated protein specific breakout sessions

Valuable networking opportunities

Trusted market perspective from Urner Barry

If you buy or sell proteins across the beef, pork, poultry, or plant markets,
we look forward to welcoming you this fall in Chicago.

For Sponsorship Opportunities:

Please email Bill Lynskey at
blynskey@urnerbarry.com


Sponsorship of the 2021 Global Protein Summit gives your organization unrivaled visibility to the protein industry’s most influential members and decision makers.

Sponsors will benefit from phenomenal exposure and notoriety throughout the rest of the year, garnering the attention of more than 16,000 members of the protein industry.

Keep your business development and marketing efforts alive in 2021 through Global Protein Summit.