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Company Overview of Informa Economics, Inc.

Company Overview

Informa Economics, Inc. offers broad-based agricultural and commodity/product market research, analysis, evaluation, and consulting services. The company’s services include education/training, business consulting, government contracting, education/conferences, news/communication, export program support, multi-client studies, producer services, packer contract services, energy services, and transportation services. It serves firms and institutions, including agriculture and food industries; farmers and farm organizations, lending and development organizations, trade associations, legal firms, transportation companies, and brokerage and investment banking firms; and national, state, and local ...

775 Ridge Lake Boulevard

Suite 400

Memphis, TN 38120-9403

United States

Founded in 1977





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Informa Economics, Inc. Key Developments

Informa Economics Announces Management Changes

Informa Economics named Ken Eriksen as coordinator of the Informa Economics' Client Advisory and Development group. In this capacity, he directs the group's efforts in client advisory and development, risk management, consulting and events. Since joining Informa in 2001. Don Riffe is a senior vice president and was named head of Informa Economics' Research group. With the company since 2000. Prior to working in this capacity, he directed Informa Economics' crop-related supply/demand research activities from 2013 to 2015. Crystal Carpenter was named a vice president and leads the Memphis-based Project Consulting team within Informa Economics' Research group. Her primary responsibilities are research and analyses in support of projects spanning a broad range of industries and project types. Key industries covered in previous research projects include those involving the development of second generation biofuel feedstocks (i.e., jatropha, camelina, algae, miscanthus, and sweet sorghum), oilseed processing, renewable fuels, animal feed and distillers' dried grains, and aquaculture. Her experience has covered a wide range of project types including strategic development, econometric and optimization modeling, surveys and industry interviews, economic development, market and impact analyses, feasibility studies, and custom Excel and web tool designs. Chen Liu was named a senior consultant of the Project Consulting team within Informa Economics' Research group and is the lead for its Geospatial Intelligence Services. He has performed research and analysis on a variety of industries and markets within the US and global food, agriculture, transportation and renewable energy sectors. He has led and/or supported various types of projects, including feasibility evaluation, market assessment and outlooks, due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, strategy development, geospatial intelligence and visualization, quantitative modeling, in-depth interviews, economic impact analyses and site selection. Mark van Stolk joined Informa Economics as a vice president and senior member of Informa Economics' Client Advisory and Development group. He has been with Informa Economics since 2015, returning to a previously held role of analyzing domestic and international sugar as well as cocoa markets.

Informa Economics, Inc. Presents at Fertilizer Institute's Outlook And Technology Conference, Nov-11-2015 08:00 AM

Informa Economics, Inc. Presents at Fertilizer Institute's Outlook And Technology Conference, Nov-11-2015 08:00 AM. Venue: Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Speakers: Tom Scott, Chief Executive Officer.

Informa Economics Announces Executive Changes

Informa Economics, Inc. announced a number of internal promotions and new staff appointments to further strengthen and enhance the quality of the company’s expertise across the agriculture, food and commodities industries. Rejeanna Gvillo has been named wheat and rice commodity analyst for Informa Economics. Gvillo brings significant knowledge and experience to the role, having been previously a commodity production analyst in the Informa Economics’ headquarters, working on acreage, yield, and production forecasts for U.S. crops. Before joining Informa Economics, Gvillo worked as an instructor and research assistant within the Texas A&M University Agribusiness, Food, and Consumer Economics Research Center where she taught agricultural product and food marketing and developed demand models that captured long- and short-term advertising effects. Sean Tanksley has been promoted to director of information technology services at Informa Economics, with responsibility for leading development and executing strategies across all of the company’s technical services. Tanksley also will help develop new technology solutions for clients in areas such as information delivery, decision-making analysis tools, and various programs associated with the company’s MarginQuest™ and web applications and solutions such as the Informa Economics Issue Monitor. Before joining Informa Economics in 2009, Tanksley was with Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., where he was a lead support specialist and application developer. Riley Higby also has been named a senior manager of client development for Informa Economics, with a remit to broaden the company’s global reach, develop of new client relationships and work with current and prospective clients to enhance Informa Economics’ product offerings. Before this, Higby spent over four years as a consultant in the company’s Project Consulting Group, with responsibilities for economic impact analysis, farm policy analysis, financial analysis and market research. Prior to joining Informa, Higby was a management consultant with Lookout Ridge Consulting (formerly Salisbury Management Services, a subsidiary of AgStar Financial Services) in its Pacific Northwest office. Michael Nepveux has joined Informa Economics as a consultant within the Project Consulting Group, with his primary responsibility to provide consulting services to clients in the agriculture, food, and bioenergy fields. Prior to this work, Nepveux was a plant division intern for the Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs Department of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

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