Informa Economics’ 23rd Annual Fall Outlook Conference is scheduled for Nov. 20-21 at the Hilton Hotel, Memphis. The Informa research team will kick off the conference with a session discussing what the next five to 10 years may hold for global agriculture, given current market price levels, land availability, yield potential, domestic demand and exports.

Allen Sinai, global economist and president of Decision Economics, will lead off the conference discussing the current credit crisis. Attendees then will hear a discussion on the prospects for U.S. geopolitics.

Erik Peterson, senior vice president for the Center for Strategic International Studies, will address what can be expected from the Obama administration, its approach to geopolitics and the implications for businesses.

Bruce Scherr, Informa Economics chief executive officer, will discuss the prospects of an era of sustainable real values for commodities as an asset class and the implications for businesses and commodities.

Commodities to be addressed include an overview of crops with acreage and production outlooks for feedgrains, soybeans and soy products, hogs/pork and cattle/beef, among others.

The registration fee is $650 for Informa clients; $800 for others. For registration information, contact Karen Hayes (800) 290-6272. For a brochure and online registration, go to