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Industry events

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rom the 10th - 11th October 2016, IAOM’s seventh South East Asian (SEA) annual regional meeting took place at the Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok, Thailand. The IAOM hosted event attracted millers and other members of the industry from all over but particularly from Thailand and nearby SEA countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia. Comments from Industry solution providers suggested that whilst attendee numbers weren’t extremely high, the contacts being made were high quality, suggested because of the high standards set by the IAOM organization worldwide. The mission of IAOM is to provide an international forum where one can learn best practices, network with colleagues, exchange ideas, and develop professionally. Exhibitors were set up on tables in an intimate but tidy hall laden with local Thai refreshments and manned coffee stations. All of the big names in milling solutions were exhibiting there, taking advantage of the opportunity to network and develop an updated grasp of the industry needs in the region of rapid growth. Reflected in the quality of the highly technical all-day Pre-Conference workshop presented by IAOM Treasurer and industry expert Joel Hoffa on “Mill Operations & Management”, was one of IAOM’s core interests – education. Sessions ran throughout the two days in the categories of ‘What’s new’ and ‘educational sessions’, within which a wide range of milling technology developments and concepts were discussed. IAOM also took the opportunity to promote the resident milling courses they offer in collaboration with Buhler and Kansas State University in the USA. One of the most popular educational sessions was a Q&A style discussion panel titled “Trends and Innovations in Milling”. Facilitated by Joel Hoffa, the panel was made up of Industry experts, including Marco Galli, Technical Sales Manager at Ocrim SpA; Luigi Caterina, Area Manager for Mill Service SpA; Dr Anne Bridges, Technical Director of AACC International; Rachid Elkaham, Wheat and Quality Technical Manager of CBH Group; and Andreas Hummel, Area Sales Manager for Buhler. The questions put forward were focused on food safety, wheat production trends

SOUTH EAST ASIAN 7TH ANNUAL REGIONAL MEETING by Peter Parker Delicious complimentary lunches are an excellent opportunity to network

Official opening

Satake stand – Shunji Kaya

CHOPIN stand - (left to right) Geoffroy d’Humières, Mathilde Berra Wimontip Tripanya, Petpakaluk

Ali Göktas, Yenar

Golfetto Sangati stand - Francesco Piacentini

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Mark Wild, Fawema

Barlas Kaval, Bastak

Milling and Grain’s Peter Parker (centre) with IAOM Treasurer Jeff Hole (left) and IAOM Executive Vice President, Melinda Farris (right) at the Milling and Grain stand

NOV 2016 - Milling and Grain magazine  
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