January 23, 2013
Sweetener Colloquium: TPP to Offer Opportunities for Sugar Trade
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is the most significant multilateral trade initiative since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and will likely serve as a template for future trade agreements, according to Clay Hough, IDFA senior group vice president. Panelists at the upcoming International Sweetener Colloquium, February 10-13 in Bonita Springs, Fla., will discuss the status of the negotiations and the potential impact the agreement could have on markets and future trade policy.
Rick Pasco, president of the Sweetener Users Association, will moderate the discussion with these panelists:
- Sandra Marsden, president, Canadian Sugar Institute,
- Warren Males, head of Economics, Australian Canegrowers and
- Dr. Oscar Cruz-Barney, international trade advisor, Mexican Sugar & Alcohol Association.
This is just one of the 11 sessions that will address the pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry today. In addition, Michael Scuse, under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present the keynote address. Scuse is responsible for domestic and trade policies that affect the sweetener industry.
Co-hosted by IDFA and the Sweetener Users Association, the International Sweetener Colloquium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. There's still time to register.
For a complete agenda and registration information, visit the International Sweetener Colloquium page.
For more information, contact Maria Velasco at firstname.lastname@example.org.