Chen Fansheng, of China’s Wilmar Group, buys U.S. soybeans to crush, use in edible oils and other applications. He shares the value he sees in attending events like the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and in visiting U.S. soybean farms.

The U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange is the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s flagship event, bringing together international trade teams and U.S. Soy industry representatives. The 2017 event, held in Omaha, Nebraska, welcomed more than 250 qualified buyers from around the world.