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Mark Pryor to present at Las Vegas 2022

Mark Pryor (The Seam) is confirmed to present at Las Vegas 2022, the ICA’s next traditional trade event taking place from 8 – 10 November in Las Vegas. Mark’s presentation will cover digital markets, blockchain and traceability of the US bale.

Speaking ahead of the event, Mark said; “With the high-energy and multi-sensory glitz of Las Vegas as a backdrop, I am delighted to get together again with cotton friends for the 2022 ICA trade event and gala dinner. Since we last met, the world in general and through our “Common Bond”, has been both shaken AND stirred.

“The need for technology advancements have been further amplified along the way as global value chains increasingly demand transparency, traceability, and verifiability through trusted data. Does the emergence of Web3 and tokenization help? How would digital currencies and smart contracts assist? Can we ignore the metaverse? We will explore these topics and more while demystifying the magic and pondering the possibilities of this new era in digital innovation and its impact to the cotton industry.

Mark Pryor is the Chairman and CEO of Memphis-based The Seam, where he leads the company’s strategic initiatives in commodities trading, clearing, sustainability and software development solutions for the food and agriculture industry.

Mark was the founding technology director for The Seam when the company began in the year 2000. Under his direction, The Seam’s cloud-based platforms have facilitated the trading and management of tens of millions of cotton bales, millions of tons of peanuts and billions of dollars in trade management and settlements to date.

Mark has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NASDAQ and other global news outlets for spearheading food and agriculture technology initiatives, including blockchain and distributed ledger technologies involving agriculture sustainability, traceability and transparency.

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