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May 13, 2015 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: BMO Capital Markets to Host 10th Annual Farm-To-Market Conference

- Event features industry leaders from the agriculture and protein, food, fertilizer, retail distribution, restaurant and supermarket sectors

- Keynote presentation by Brett Begemann (President & COO, Monsanto)

- Keynote panel to focus on how to feed the world sustainably

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - May 13, 2015) - BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group, will host its 10th annual Farm-to-Market investor conference on May 20-21 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.

The conference brings together senior executives involved in the global food supply chain, literally from "Farm to Market", including top agriculture, fertilizer, and food retail companies.

"This two-day event provides a unique global perspective across the entire food chain from the farm to the market," said Ken Zaslow, Food and Ag Product Analyst, BMO Capital Markets.

Mr. Zaslow will co-host the conference with Fertilizer and Chemicals Analyst Joel Jackson, Food and Beverage Analyst Amit Sharma, Food Retailing and Distribution Analyst Kelly Bania, Restaurants Analyst Andrew Strelzik, and Pharmaceuticals Analyst Alex Arfaei.

"From inputs to processing, distribution, branding, restaurants and retail, the conference will see market leaders examine the challenges and opportunities facing industries that cover the world's food supply from production to consumption," said Greg Pearlman, Managing Director and Head of Investment and Corporate Banking for Food, Consumer & Retail, BMO Capital Markets.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Brett Begemann, President and COO, Monsanto on Wednesday, May 20th.

Further, on Thursday, May 21st, an all-star panel on sustainable food production will include Greg Page, Executive Chairman, Cargill; Jim Prokopanko, President and Chief Executive, The Mosaic Company; Sérgio Rial, Chairman, Banco Santander Brazil and former CEO of Marfrig Global Foods; and Soren Schroder, Chief Executive, Bunge.

"Expect a truly insightful discussion from industry captains on how to feed the world in a sustainable manner," added Joel Jackson, Fertilizer and Chemicals Analyst, BMO Capital Markets.

Senior executives will participate from more than 70 leading agriculture, fertilizer, food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies, including:

  • Agrium (AGU)
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • CF Industries (CF)
  • Hain Celestial Group (HAIN)
  • Ingredion (INGR)
  • Monsanto (MON)
  • Potash Corp. (POT)
  • Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM)
  • The Mosaic Company (MOS)
  • Tyson Foods (TSN)
  • Zoetis (ZTS)

For a complete list of attendees, please click here.

Media Registration:

Media who wish to attend the conference in-person can register directly by clicking here. For those who wish to access portions of the conference that are webcast, please click here.

About BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider. With more than 2,300 employees operating in 29 locations, including 16 in North America, BMO Capital Markets offers corporate, institutional and government clients access to a complete range of investment and corporate banking products and services. BMO Capital Markets is a member of BMO Financial Group (NYSE:BMO)(TSX:BMO), one of the largest diversified financial services providers in North America, with total assets of CDN $672 billion as of January 31, 2015, and more than 46,000 employees.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries or to schedule an interview:
    Pav Jordan, Toronto
    416-867-3996
    pav.jordan@bmo.com