Mr. Muhammad Ahmed is a distinguished industrialist possessing eminent qualities of leadership. He belongs to a renowned family that has been active in business since the inception of Pakistan. Apart from Edible Oil, Ghee, Oilseeds, he has considerable experience in Sugar, Textiles, Steel, and Flexible Packaging, He is also Chief Executives of Ali Danyal Industries Pvt. Ltd and Al-Momin Packaging Industries Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Ahmed is recognized for his extraordinary leadership of the Business and Industrial community over the past 12 years, as Patron In-chief and Founder President of the Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry and he is a Member of Managing Committee of KCCI, in consideration of his experience Mr. Ahmed has been inducted in PQA Board

Doug is a fifth-generation farmer in Southeastern Illinois, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in agricultural economics from Southern Illinois University. He continually strives to improve his farm’s sustainability and profitability by improving current practices, as well as implementing new strategies and technologies. His farming operation includes raising commercial soybeans, seed soybeans, yellow corn, wheat, and milo, and occasionally white corn. He is a seed sales representative for Pioneer. Doug is currently serving in his ninth year as a United Soybean Board Director and has many years of service in the agricultural industry, beginning with the White County Soil and Water Conservation Board, and continuing with the White County Farm Bureau, the White County 4-H Extension Service, and as an advisor to the Southeastern Illinois College Board.

Sohaib Jamali, Senior Economist SBP. Sohaib Jamali works as Senior Economist at Economic Policy Review Department of the State Bank of Pakistan where heads the division on Thematic Analysis. Prior to joining Pakistan's central bank, Sohaib was the Founding Research Editor of the agenda-setting independent research wing of Business Recorder newspaper. He also been associated with leading Pakistani think tanks, the SDPI and Prime Institute; market intelligence firms Euromonitor International, and The Financial Times.Pakistan's rising palm and soybean imports: understanding their drivers, and challenges to domestic oilseed production

Erik Norland Executive Director & Senior Economist Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy, and upon those who trade in its various markets. He is also one of CME Group’s spokespeople on global economic, financial and geopolitical conditions. Prior to joining CME Group, Norland gained more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry working for investment banks and hedge funds both in the United States and in France. He most recently served in sales and research at BEAM Bayesian Efficient Asset Management LLC, and previously as Director of Research at EQA Partners, both global macro hedge funds. He also worked for IXIS Corporate & Investment Bank in Paris (now called Natixis), covering central banks and supranationals for the fixed income sales business, and also worked as a market economist and strategist. He began his career at Bankers Trust, Global Investment Management in New York working with the tactical asset allocation group. Norland holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and an M.A.in statistics from Columbia University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Mr Abdul Rasheed Janmohammed is President of Bin Qasim Association of Trade & Industry (BQATI) and Past Chairman of Pakistan Edible Oil Refiners Association (PEORA). He is also the Chairman of Pakistan Shippers' Council of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI). He is the Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan Edible Oil Conference (PEOC), Mapak Edible Oils (Pvt.) Limited (Edible Oil Refinery+Solvent Plant), FWQ Enterprises (Pvt) Limited (Edible Oil Jetty + Edible Oil Storage Terminal), Mapak Qasim Bulkers (Pvt.) Limited (Edible Oil Terminal) (Joint Venture Projects between Pakistan & Malaysia-Port Qasim). He is also the Director of Dalda Foods (Pvt) Limited, Bulk Management (Pakistan) Pvt. Limited, Westbury (Private) Limited, Trading Enterprises (Pvt.) Limited, Shakoo (Private) Limited F&B Bulk Storage (Pvt.) Limited and Rotary Club, Karachi. Mr. Janmohammed is Member Managing Committee of Karachi Health Association (Kharadar General Hospital), Executive Committee Member of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) and has been Member Executive Committee of All Pakistan Solvent Extractors' Association (APSEA). He is also an active member of Rotary Club, Karachi as well.Mr. Rasheed Janmohammed is in the Edible Oil business since 1980 and actively participate in all the leading Edible Oil Conference as a Speaker.

JIM SUTTER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER U.S. SOYBEAN EXPORT COUNCIL Jim Sutter joined USSEC as its CEO in 2010 after over 30 years of industry experience with Cargill, Inc. Since joining USSEC Sutter has led Strategy development to ensure that the organization’s key focus is on differentiating and building a preference for U.S. Soy while also ensuring Market Access. Sutter grew up on a crop and cattle farm in northeastern Colorado, received a degree in Agricultural Business/Economics from Colorado State University.

Thomas Mielke is Executive Director of ISTA Mielke GmbH in Hamburg (Germany), OIL WORLD, a leading research organization that provides global supply, demand and price analyses, statistics and forecasts for all the major oilseeds, vegetable oils & animal fats and oilmeals as well as for biodiesel and other products with clients in 100 countries. He joined the OIL WORLD team in the mid-1970s, after studying economics. Thomas Mielke is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops all over the world. In 2014 he received a Lifetime Excellence Award of the Malaysian industry in recognition of his contributions and commitments. OIL WORLD was founded in 1958 and is recognized worldwide as a leading independent, authoritative and unbiased information provider. The WEEKLY and daily FLASH reports can be obtained from www.oilworld.de

Ms. Emily French is an experienced trader, analyst, broker and presently the founder & managing director of ConsiliAgra. Her passion for agriculture started early-childhood on a farm in north Idaho through earning a degree in Agricultural Business at Washington State University to starting her professional career with Cargill in 1996. Following Cargill, Ms. French worked for the U.S. Grains Council and World Perspectives, and later in investment banking. When not on an airplane, Ms. French resides in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Nawab Shahzad Ali Khan is the Patron-in-Chief of APSEA. He is the chairman of SS Group, who are involved in solvent extraction, poultry feed manufacturing, and textiles. His family has been involved in corporate farming for more than 200 years. He is the oldest member APSEA member and has served as APSEA Chairman three times. He has also served as Chairman APTMA, Head of Cotton Research Committee and Chairman of Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited (ISGS) formed by the Government of Pakistan. He has also been on the Managing Committee of FPCCI four times.

Donald Blome U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan on April 11, 2022.Ambassador Blome most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia from 2019 to 2022. Ambassador Blome also served as Chargé d’Affaires at the Libya External Office in Tunis, Tunisia, and Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem. Previously, he served the Department of State as Director, Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs (2013 – 2015), Political Counselor, Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (2012-2013), Minister-Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs, Embassy Cairo, Egypt (2009-2012). He also served as the Civilian Co-Director, Multinational Force Strategic Engagement Cell, Baghdad, Iraq (2007-2008) and as Political Counselor, Embassy Kuwait (2006-2007).