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Register Today: Singapore Trade Mission, China Value-Added Food Conference

Promotion of value-added foods in Asia will take center stage for NDTO in first quarter 2015.  From March 24-27, NDTO along with the North Dakota Soybean Council, will be leading a group of small grains and food-grade soybean exporters to Singapore.  On March 31, NDTO and North Dakota value-added food producers and processors will promote our high-quality foods at the 3rd Annual North Dakota-China ‘Better For You Food Ingredients’ Event in Qingdao, China.


As a follow-on to the 2014 Singapore Trade Mission, NDTO is inviting food-grade soybean exporters to travel with us to Singapore in March.  Event details are as follows:


March 24-25 – Grain Transport Conference
March 26 – Soy Food Symposium
March 27 – One-on-One meetings scheduled with Singaporean buyers

Brief Description:

Soybean companies that have interest in the Singaporean market will work with NDTO and our overseas partners to set up one-on-one meetings with targeted buyers and distributors to fit your company’s needs.  To learn more about this initiative or discuss and assess your objectives in Singapore, contact Jiwon Kim at


NDTO will host the 2015 China – North Dakota ‘Better for You Food Ingredients’ international conference and exhibition as we promote the benefits of using high-quality North Dakota food ingredients to produce the best food products possible.

Dates: March 31, 8:30am-5:30pm


Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
9 Xiang Gang Zhong Lu
Qingdao, Shandong Province, China

Brief Description:

Join a delegation of North Dakota organizations and businesses as they demonstrate the many uses of North Dakota’s high quality crops.  The delegation will be led by North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.  Northern Crops Institute, along with certified food scientist Dr. Sam Chang, will educate Chinese food buyers and producers about the many uses for North Dakota’s crops.  During the conference, you will have the opportunity to sample various foods that feature North Dakota products and were prepared by Chinese chefs.

During the exhibition, North Dakota organizations and companies will have the opportunity to introduce their products to Chinese food buyers and producers, in a table-top exhibit setting.


  • Introduce North Dakota’s high-quality food ingredients to Chinese buyers and producers during the Conference;
  • Have one-on-one conversations with potential buyers during the Exhibition;
  • Demonstrate uses for North Dakota crops while Chinese chefs prepare dishes using North Dakota value-added crops including:
    • Flax
    • Barley
    • Sunflowers
    • Peas, lentils and dry edible beans
    • Identity Preserved Soybeans
    • Wheat, flour and pasta


Northern Crops Institute
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
North Dakota Soybean Council

If you would like to participate in this event, please contact Jiwon Kim at or Lindsey Warner at