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Conferences

5th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference

Date
September 25-26, 2018
City
Miami, Florida, US
Venue
The Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Important update if you haven’t already registered for the conference

  • Please be advised that we won't be able to take onsite or walk-in registrations. We don't want you to miss out on all the presentations, networking, and business opportunities, so please be sure to book your registration by Monday, September 24.

    Companies already registered include: ABN AMRO, American Sugar Alliance, ED&F Man Capital Markets, PepsiCo, Sucden Americas Corporation, US International Trade Commission, various sugar mills, and many more. Click here to view a partial attendee list by title, company, and country ›

  • This conference gives you the information you need about the state of the sugar industry in the Americas

    This is a regional sugar event designed especially for a North and South American audience. Meet with sugar and ethanol traders, sugar producers, sugar mills, investors, buyers, and more, all in one place. We offer multiple opportunities for networking, plus an event networking app that gets you early access to the delegate list so you can see who's coming, exchange contact details, and schedule meetings. Visit the FAQs page for more information about the networking app.

  • Critical issues for the sugar industry in the Americas

    • — Explore the outlook for sugar throughout the Americas, with updates and inside views from Mexico, Brazil, Central America, and more
    • — Get a deeper understanding of the international challenges in a global situation of low prices and oversupply
    • — Focus in depth on the sugar export challenges from the European Union, India, and other growing centers of production
    • — Sugar and ethanol in Brazil, as a low-cost producer balances ethanol demand and rolls out the RenovaBio program
    • — China’s E10 initiative and new potential for sugar and ethanol impacting world markets
    • — Sugar production and trade in Mexico and the challenges of HFCS
    • — Sustainability goals, certification, and new technologies to measure and improve performance
  • This year's can’t-miss speakers include:

    • Sumer Johal, Chief Executive Officer, Agralogics
    • Stuart McRae, General Manager, Agtrix
    • Omar Leal, President and CEO, ALESA
    • Maria A. Lopez O., Co-Founder and General Manager, Avenzza
    • Miguel Hernández, Regional Director Latin America, Bonsucro
    • Mario Amador, President, Central American Sugar Association (AICA)
    • Aakash Doshi, Director, Commodities, Citi Investment Research
    • Michael McDougall, Senior Vice President, Latin America, ED&F Man Capital Markets
    • Michael Levitz, Director and Head of Trading, Americas, ED&F Man Sugar
    • Adhir Jha, Managing Director, Indian Sugar Exim Corporation
    • Humberto Jasso, Executive Director, Mexico Sugar Chamber
    • Charles du Bois, Global Lubricants Technology Manager, Puma Energy
    • Ruud Schers, Analyst, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness
    • Beatriz Pupo, Biofuels Analyst, S&P Global Platts
    • Bruce Pickover, Senior Director, Global Biofuels, S&P Global Platts
    • Claudiu Covrig, Senior Analyst, Agriculture, S&P Global Platts
    • Ian Dudden, Global Content Director Agriculture, S&P Global Platts
    • Enrique Bojorquez, President, Sucroliq
  • Agenda available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

    Download the brochureEnglish: View the agenda online or download the brochure (includes the agenda, confirmed speakers, discounts, venue information, and how to register)

    Espanol: Vea la información del programa y la conferencia en espanol: haga clic aquí

    Português: Veja as informações do programa e da conferência em português: clique aqui

  • Simultaneous translation included, Spanish-English

    All conference sessions include simultaneous translation, English-Spanish. Presentations and discussion will be available via earphones for all attendees at no extra charge.

  • An International Audience

    This is a great networking opportunity, with over 200 attendees. Past delegates have represented over 30 countries from North and South America, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Attendees include major sugar producers, sugar mill owners, sugar buyers, sugar and ethanol traders, commodity analysts and investors, and others.

    A sample of past attending companies:

    • — ABN Amro
    • — Alta Mogiana
    • — Alvean
    • — BTG Pactual
    • — Bunge
    • — Cargill
    • — CSC Sugar
    • — ED&F Man
    • — FENAZUCAR
    • — Florida Crystals
    • — Glencore
    • — Grupo Beta San Miguel
    • — Grupo Caldega
    • — Hivedome
    • — Ingenio Carmelita
    • — Ingenio Cristobal Colon
    • — Ingenio El Angel
    • — Ingenio La Union
    • — Ingenio Madre Tierra
    • — Ingenio Magdalena
    • — Ingenio Pichichi
    • — Intertek
    • — Jefferson Energy
    • — Kempler Energy
    • — LMC International
    • — Louis Dreyfus
    • — Manuelita
    • — Nestle
    • — Noble Americas
    • — Olam International
    • — Pantaleon
    • — Rabobank
    • — SocGen
    • — Sopex
    • — Sucden
    • — Tate & Lyle
    • — United Sugars
    • — Wilmar Sugar
    • — Zucarmex
    • — Plus many more
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Agenda

Speakers

Sumer Johal, Chief Executive Officer, Agralogics

Stuart McRae, General Manager, Agtrix

Omar Leal, President and CEO, ALESA

Maria A. Lopez O., Co-Founder and General Manager, Avenzza

Miguel Hernández, Regional Director Latin America, Bonsucro

Mario Amador, President, Central American Sugar Association (AICA)

Aakash Doshi, Director, Commodities, Citi Investment Research

Michael McDougall, Senior Vice President, Latin America, ED&F Man Capital Markets

Michael Levitz, Director and Head of Trading, Americas, ED&F Man Sugar

Adhir Jha, Managing Director, Indian Sugar Exim Corporation

Humberto Jasso, Executive Director, Mexico Sugar Chamber

Charles du Bois, Global Lubricants Technology Manager, Puma Energy

Ruud Schers, Analyst, RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness

Beatriz Pupo, Biofuels Analyst, S&P Global Platts

Bruce Pickover, Senior Director, Global Biofuels, S&P Global Platts

Claudiu Covrig, Senior Analyst, Agriculture, S&P Global Platts

Ian Dudden, Global Content Director Agriculture, S&P Global Platts

Enrique Bojorquez, President, Sucroliq

Pricing

The S&P Global Platts 5th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference will be held on September 25-26, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Miami, Florida.

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • Standard Commercial Rate
    • $1,495 / delegate
    • $1,121.25 average / delegate
    • Sugar Grower/Sugar Mill Discount Rate
    • $995 / delegate
    • ----- / delegate
    • Government Discount Rate
    • $995 / delegate
    • ----- / delegate

Please refer to the Discounts section below for details and restrictions. Some discounts not available online.

The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), reception(s), and refreshments as noted in the conference agenda, as well as post-conference documentation. Payment in full is required for attendance. If payment or proof of payment is not received before the start of the event, our staff will require a credit card guarantee to allow entry. All onsite registrations will be charged an additional $100. All prices are stated in USD.

Discounts

Discounts or promotional offers cannot be combined and must be applied at the time of original registration (cannot be applied retroactively).

Team Discount (Best Value):

Your organization may send 1 executive free for every 3 delegates registered at the RATE TYPE. All registrations must be made at the same time to qualify. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Sugar Grower/Sugar Mill Discount:

Verification may be required. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Government Discount:

Verification may be required. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email registration@platts.com to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Substitutions & Cancellations

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the conference. Cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to registration@platts.com on or before DATE in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.

Payment

S&P Global Platts accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, check, and purchase order for this conference.

To pay by credit card You may register using any of the available registration methods (website, phone, and email).

If registering on the website:

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment.

To pay by wire transfer, check, or purchase order You may register by phone and email for all conferences. Registration on the website using these payment methods is available for select conferences only.

If registering on the website (where available):

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step. To pay by wire transfer or check, choose “Please invoice me”. Instructions on where and how to send payment will be included on the invoice.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment. Instructions on where and how to send payment will also be included on the invoice.

Please note that full payment must be received before the registrant may enter the conference. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days to post to an order. Check payments require at least 10 business days to post to an order.

Venue and Accommodation Information

The S&P Global Platts 5th Annual Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference will be held on September 25-26, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, Miami, Florida.

Venue

  • The Four Seasons Hotel Miami

    1435 Brickell Avenue

    Miami, Florida 33131

    Main Hotel Phone: +1 305-358-3535

    Visit the hotel website

Accommodation

Discounted Accommodation **
Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of Monday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 26, 2018 with the option to lengthen your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted room rate will be available until Monday, September 3, 2018 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. All accommodation rates are stated in USD.

Room Rate
City View Room, King or Double — $219.00 per night + tax

Reservations
Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly at +1 305-358-3535 or via the registration link. Be sure to mention you are attending the S&P Global Platts Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference in order to receive the discounted rate. Alternatively, you may book your room online by clicking this link, and using the company/promo code CI0918PL. The code field is case sensitive. Do not copy and paste the code, it needs to be typed it in the Corporate/Promo Code field.

** Please note: S&P Global Platts is not associated with any third-party reservation agents. Making any reservations through a third party may put your credit at risk of a compromise. To make your reservation, please use the hotel link or hotel phone number provided above.

Sponsored by:

Partnership through sponsorship

Are you a market leader or looking to become one?

For the past 4 years, the S&P Global Platts Kingsman Miami Sugar Conference has connected senior-level experts, decision-makers, and solution providers from across the Americas Agriculture industry.

Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

  • Leverage the S&P Global Platts energy and commodities information reputation

  • Boost and reinforce your corporate image and brand recognition within the market

  • Plan your onsite networking effectively with advance access to the attendee list

  • Demonstrate your organization’s strengths and capabilities to executives empowered to make decisions

  • Build and maintain lasting business relationships with key industry players

  • Maximize your investment by focusing your efforts at a single location, face-to-face with an engaged audience

    For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what S&P Global Platts can do for your business, please contact:

    Martin Falkenberg
    Business Development Manager
    Tel: +1 857-383-5630
    martin.falkenberg@spglobal.com

    S&P Global Platts offers a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs and your budget. Examples include:

  • Executive Sponsor

    As a leading sponsor, in addition to significant branding opportunities, your company may also recommend content and speakers, and enjoy the right of first refusal for an appropriate speaking opportunity within the agenda S&P Global Platts has researched and set forth.

  • Luncheon Host

    Marking the middle of each day, a great lunch provides the perfect setting for inspiring conversation and networking. As the exclusive Luncheon Host, your company will enjoy branding at the event along with the opportunity to engage existing and prospective clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Cocktail Reception Host

    Closing the day, a networking reception for all participants provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day’s presentations and network prior to the evening’s plans. As the exclusive Cocktail Reception sponsor, your company will provide the audience with an enhanced networking experience while positioning itself as an industry leader in engaging existing and prospective clients.

    Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

  • Exhibitor

    Showcasing your products and services to a targeted group of senior executives reinforces market leadership and can help grow your business. Your exhibit will be located in the main breakout area where attendees go to network and get refreshments, which provides a focal point to engage your audience directly.

  • Additional sponsorship opportunities include:

    - Strategic Partner
    - Refreshment Break Host
    - Breakfast Sponsor
    - Lanyards and Name Badges

FAQs and Facts

Please read below for answers to frequently-asked questions, and how to contact us for more information or assistance.

Special discount available for Sugar Growers and Mills—See pricing for details

Register
  • 3 Easy Ways to Register

    Have questions? Check out our FAQs.

    1. Online

    2. PhoneToll Free: 800-752-8878

    Outside the US & Canada: +1 212-904-3070

    3. Emailregistration@platts.com