Attendees from around the globe are set to converge at the Durban International Convention Center in Durban, South Africa for the World Soybean Research Conference IX, which will take place February 17 to 22, 2013.
Hosted by the Oil and Protein Seeds Development Trust and the Protein Research Foundation, and organized by Paragon Conventions Africa, this five day conference is the leading international event on soybean research. This event provides an international forum for the world’s soybean researchers to exchange information and research findings across all segments of the soybean industry.
The World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC) will include both a technical programme and a trade show that showcases all aspects of the industry including soybean seed; fat and oil products; drinks and foods; animal feed; soybean fiber products; biotech; processing equipment and more.
This year’s theme of “From China to Africa – Can research close the gap between soy production and increasing global demand?”, will feature various topics in both plenary and concurrent break out sessions, including food security; sustainability; nutrition and health; breeding and genetics; processing; applications; agronomy; storage and transportation as well as an overview of commodity markets.
Under the direction of the organizing committee, participants will hear from researchers, farmers and industry leaders as they explore the entire soy value chain from processing and growing soybeans to transporting, marketing and using soybean products.
WSRC promises excellent opportunities for attendees to network with and learn from leading soybean producers, processors and companies representing the food, feed and ingredient sectors.
Optional tours and events, such as a soybean farm tour, a game reserve safari, and exploration of the beautiful Drakenberg mountains will round out the weeklong event and provide an opportunity to explore the ancient beauty of Africa’s countryside.