Boston, MA (PressExposure) March 28, 2013 -- Last month, hundreds of investors representing over US$1 trillion came together at the inaugural Global AgInvesting Middle East conference at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi to discuss how to access agriculture as an asset class and as a potential solution to regional food insecurity.
Panel discussions highlighting farmland and agribusiness opportunities across major global production regions, keys to responsible investing, and a wide range of strategies made up the robust two-and-a-half-day program, the 10th event in the industry-leading Global AgInvesting (GAI) conference series.
Next month, GAI will return to New York City for its fifth annual flagship conference at the Waldorf=Astoria, April 29-May 2, 2013, expected to be the largest agriculture investment event ever held with over 800 projected attendees.
GAI 2012 hosted 720 investors, farm and fund managers, agribusiness executives, and industry stakeholders representing over US$3.5 trillion of total assets under management and over 25 million acres under management.
"We are delighted that this conference series, which we launched in June 2009, has achieved a number of major milestones including increasing attendance at the flagship New York event from 170 in the first year to over 700 in 2012," said Philippe de Laprouse, managing director of HighQuest Partners and chair of the Global AgInvesting conference series which now has annual events in London, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. "We hold these annual events to serve institutional investors in those regions making allocations to the agricultural sector, and most importantly have expanded the range of investment vehicles covered in the conference series from the initial focus on farmland to offer broader exposure to myriad strategies in the ag space."
Global AgInvesting 2013 in New York will kick things off once again with the popular Short Course on Ag Fundamentals on April 29th, and continue with two full days of panel discussions addressing farmland and agribusiness opportunities across all major production regions. New for 2013, the conference has been expanded to include a fourth day focused on investment opportunities in agricultural technologies at the GAI AgTech Investment Summit on Thursday, May 2.
This new four-day format gives a wider range of prospective investors the opportunity to consider including agriculture in their overall portfolio, whether through real assets, private equity, public equities, venture capital, or a combination of different strategies.
For full agenda and registration details, visit http://www.globalaginvesting.com.