As the world’s largest consumer of soy roars back from its pandemic slowdown and crippling African Swine Fever outbreak, global soy supply chains continue to grapple with meeting China’s amped-up demand.

Former Asia economics editor for The Economist, Simon Rabinovitch, will help attendees understand what increased demand means for the global soy complex and commodities going forward. He’ll also discuss the Chinese government’s goals and future economic trends to watch.

These insights will be featured during the 7 p.m. (CDT) session of the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference Aug. 25, in St. Louis, Missouri, and will be streamed live online. For more information about the conference and to register, visit

Rabinovitch joined The Economist as Asia economics editor in 2014. There he primarily focused on Chinese economics and finance. Prior to that he was a correspondent with the Financial Times in Beijing and Shanghai from 2011 to 2014. He started as a reporter with Reuters in London and arrived in China in 2007 to cover the economy, but also had a brief stint as a table-tennis specialist during the Beijing Olympics. Simon has been interviewed on BBC World Service and NPR among others.

He recently relocated to Washington, D.C., where he will serve as the U.S. economics editor for The Economist. Follow Rabinovitch on Twitter: @S_Rabinovitch.

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Simon Rabinovitch, US Economics Editor, The Economist