Presentation: The Quest for Protein: Challenges and Opportunities Regarding Animal and Vegetable Protein Availability
Speaker: William Sawyer, MSA, Vice President Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank International-Americas
Will Sawyer is Vice President with Rabobank’s Food and Agribusiness Research (FAR) group. He joined Rabobank in 2012 and is responsible for analyzing animal protein trends in the U.S. pork and poultry sectors. Prior to joining Rabobank, he was Equity Research Associate at Credit Suisse for six years covering the packaged food and agribusiness stocks.
Will is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he earned a B.S. in Finance and Masters of Accountancy.
A premier bank to the food and agriculture industry, Rabobank is a global financial services leader providing institutional and retail banking and agricultural finance solutions in key markets around the world. From its century-old roots in the Netherlands, Rabobank has grown into one of the largest banks worldwide, with nearly $1 trillion in total assets and operations in over 40 countries. In the Americas, Rabobank is a leading financial partner to the food, beverage and agribusiness industry and a prominent financier in the renewable energy and project finance arena, as well as a specialist provider of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance solutions.
2015 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar (Pre-Conference: Business Strategies)
TITLE: The Quest for Protein: Challenges and Opportunities Regarding Animal and Vegetable Protein Availability
Demand for protein, whether vegetable or animal, is rising rapidly and is driven by growing wealth, population and urbanization, plus the intensification of meat production. Globally, proteins from any source are often one of the most limited food component in both animal and human diets. In this presentation, Sawyer will elaborate on the drivers and developments for demand and supply of animal and vegetable protein; possible future scenarios; and related challenges and opportunities for the companies involved in this industry.