Attending the NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix? If so, please plan to join BEEF / Informa on Friday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the NCBA Learning Lounge. The Learning Lounge, located on the trade show floor, is where attendees have the opportunity to gain valuable educational tips.

During the BEEF / Informa Learning Lounge session, Informa’s David Williams will discuss the cattle and beef outlook and what’s ahead for 2018. Williams is a vice president of Informa Economics IEG. He is director of the Agribusiness Intelligence Protein Group and a member of the IEG Client, Advisory and Development group. In his capacity, he directs the global actives of the protein channel and coordinates insight and intelligence with respect to the global analytic protein groups within the Agribusiness Intelligence vertical.

Based out of Austin, Texas, Williams’ primary responsibilities include working with IEG customers on understanding the global meat supply, meat-based project consulting as well as client services. He also works with customers on livestock hedging and trading models.

Williams came to IEG from Cargill, where he worked in many different roles over 16 years, including leader of export sales for meat business unit, leader of futures trading for the meat business unit, and general manager of the Cargill grain export business in Texas and Oklahoma. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas Tech University and his master’s degree in business administration from Friends University.