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David Blumberg, Vice President & Director of Blumberg Grain, to Speak At the 19th Nigerian Economic Summit On the Potential to Reduce Post Harvest Losses and Proliferate Commodities Exchanges in Africa Through Blumberg Grain Systems

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The Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Nigeria’s leading Think-Tank on economic policy and private sector development, will be hosting its 19th Economic Summit from 3rd – 5th September 2013. Nigeria’s agriculture is undergoing massive restructuring and transformation with focus on growing agriculture as a business. The goal is to turn Nigeria into a global agricultural powerhouse. This year’s Summit presents a unique opportunity for major domestic and global leaders to discuss ongoing reforms in Nigeria’s agricultural sector focused on improvements in infrastructure, agro-industrial zones, financing and enabling policy environment that are critical for the full exploitation of the agricultural value chains, attainment of food security, employment generation and wealth creation.

David Blumberg’s participation in this high-profile event will be as part of the plenary: “Building Commodities Exchange to Expand Agricultural Markets.” The objective of this plenary session is to catalyze a robust conversation on the policy support environment necessary to build a resilient commodities exchange in order to commercialize agriculture in Nigeria. David Blumberg is the Vice President & Director of Blumberg Grain, a US based company that provides integrated food storage systems based on a horizontal warehouse concept, coupled with proprietary environment controls, inventory management systems, a commodities exchange linkage and other technology. In his capacity, Mr. Blumberg is focusing on Blumberg Grain’s West Africa expansion strategy, where the company is concluding a Manufacturing Plant and Export Hub site selection process.

About Blumberg Grain

Blumberg Grain, a business unit of Blumberg Capital Partners, is based in Miami, Fla., with offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and a research, development and engineering center in Ames, Iowa.

Blumberg Grain is a leading US based food security company, providing vertically integrated crop and food storage systems, technology and management. Blumberg Grain’s food safety and security infrastructure and warehousing reduces post-harvest losses of grain, produce, and other perishables to 5% or less. The company works with private companies and countries to modernize agricultural value chains, increase the quality and marketable output of their harvests, enable efficient market timing, and significantly boost exports of agriculture products.

As part of its international growth strategy, Blumberg Grain is developing manufacturing plants and export hubs in Africa, Asia, and South America.

For more information, please visit http://www.blumberggrain.com or contact Vicki Rosa at vrosa@blumbergcapitalpartners.com or +1.305.569.9500.

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