U.S. SOY GLOBAL TRADE EXCHANGE & Specialty Grains Conference 2020

August 24-27, 2020 | USSOY EXPERIENCES

The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference & Trade Show – a joint event between the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA).

Join us as our annual networking event goes virtual in 2020!

The 2019 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and Specialty Grains Conference brought together more than 800 guests from over 50 countries. This year, the virtual event will allow for an increased level of global participation and new opportunities. The 2020 digital conference aims to educate international buyers and U.S. Soy industry stakeholders about global innovations that help to continue the U.S. Soy tradition of reliably supplying high quality, sustainable products to our international customers.

On behalf of everyone in the U.S. soybean and specialty grains industries, USSEC and SSGA invite you to participate in this virtual event, featuring updates on global supply and demand, and highlights on the superior quality and sustainable aspects of U.S. soy and specialty grains. Coupled with networking opportunities in the virtual trade show, the event serves as a platform for discovering how the U.S. soy and specialty grains industry can support your needs.

Who Should Attend

  • U.S. grain and oilseed industry exporters and agribusiness officials
  • International buyers and traders of the best premium food and commodity soybeans, grains and other commodities.
  • Ocean, rail, trucking transportation, shipping & logistics industry company representatives and officials
  • Grain elevator managers and directors
  • Soy processors and related equipment manufacturers
  • Farmer producers, and state and national agricultural organization leaders
  • State and federal transportation and agriculture agency government officials
  • University, transportation and agricultural research institution representatives
  • Those interested in international agriculture trade and the latest soy food industry trends


U.S. Soy is open for business. We invite you to connect with our global team and customers around the world to hear up to date world agricultural supply and demand estimates, as well as key innovations and sustainability developments in U.S. Soy. Experience live, interactive sessions on demand all week and visit the virtual Trade Show and lounges to connect with exhibitors, speakers and sponsors.

Going Virtual in 2020

This year’s U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange is going virtual. We have been and continue to be impacted by the global lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. Because our first priority is the health and safety of our attendees, team and communities, we have decided to transition this year’s flagship conference to an all virtual event, allowing registrants around the world to engage in a way that is accessible to everyone.

Live Presentations

Throughout the week, live panel discussions and other presentations will be streamed, as well as breakout sessions on new developments in U.S. Soy. These sessions are made interactive through polling and Q&A opportunities. Attendees will receive a notification when events go live. Sessions will also be recorded for viewing at a later time if desired.

On-Demand Presentations

Attendees will be able to view On-Demand sessions at their convenience once the online event begins. Session descriptions and speaker bios will be available prior to.

Virtual Lounges & Appointments

Virtual Lounges will allow attendees around the Globe to network and ask questions on content covered. The option of one-on-one meetings with others at the event will also provide a personal networking connection.

Virtual Tradeshow

Through the virtual trade show, attendees can connect with participating companies to learn more about product and service offerings and meet directly with representatives in private meeting rooms during designated times.

The Event

Nearly 800 soy and grain industry leaders, buyers, and suppliers from more than 50 countries attended the 2019 event in Chicago.

800 Attendees
300 Qualified Soy Buyers
54 Countries


To accommodate all time zones, the event will offer both morning and evening sessions. Additionally, the virtual trade show will be open 24 hours a day for participants to review exhibitor booth spaces, network via live chat or private messaging, and more.

Day 1
August 24, 2020
Day 2
August 25, 2020
Day 3
August 26, 2020
Day 4
August 27, 2020

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Measuring Sustainability Hosted by USSEC   Transportation: Overcoming Challenges to Deliver for the Customer Hosted by SSGA

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Measuring Sustainability Hosted by USSEC   Transportation: Overcoming Challenges to Deliver for the Customer Hosted by SSGA

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Refining Advantages of Soybean Oil Produced from U.S. Soybeans Hosted by USSEC Customer Engagement: Soy Food Buyers Discuss What They Want from the U.S. Hosted by SSGA

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Refining Advantages of Soybean Oil Produced from U.S. Soybeans Hosted by USSEC Customer Engagement: Soy Food Buyers Discuss What They Want from the U.S. Hosted by SSGA

*All Times in Central Daylights Saving Time

Lagos, Nigeria +6 | Paris, France +7 | Amman, Jordan +8 | Karachi, Pakistan +10 | Beijing, China +13 | Singapore +13 | Tokyo, Japan +14

**All presentations will be conducted in morning and evening sessions to accommodate global time zones. To help you see what time we begin in your part of the world see some helpful timezone conversions, if you want to check in your specific location here is a handy website that will convert it for you.


Participation opportunities


It’s never been easier to attend the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and Specialty Grains Conference!

Hear exclusive soy insights from world-class speakers and connect with attendees from around the globe. Access content when you want it – choose live content streaming daily or on-demand. First 50 attendees to register will receive a free gift.

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The ability to chat virtually with any attendee in your time zone makes networking easy.

Explore our Exhibitor Opportunities

No language barrier – our technology does the hard work for you, making it easy to chat in your native language with other conference participants. Collecting potential customers’ information on this platform will be a snap, making it more convenient for you to make the contacts you need to do your business.

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With a new virtual format comes new sponsorship opportunities, including exciting new packages such as Session, Gamification and Lounge Sponsor.

Explore Our Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships include high conference visibility, promotional and informational materials, and discount benefits for additional attendees.

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors


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U.S. soybean export council

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is the international marketing arm of the U.S. Soy family. We are a dynamic partnership of key stakeholders representing U.S. soybean producers, processors, commodity shippers, merchandisers, allied agribusinesses and agricultural organizations.

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Specialty Soya & Grains Alliance

The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) is the premier business alliance of U.S. companies focused on production, processing, and shipping of specialty soya and grains worldwide. Its mission is to provide resources that communicate the quality, diversity, and availability of identity-preserved soya and specialty grain products.

Learn More about SSGA