IAOM event returns to Turkey

by World Grain Staff
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The 20th Annual International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Mideast & Africa (MEA) District Conference will be held Oct. 23-26 near Antalya, Turkey on the country’s southern coast along the Mediterranean Sea.

With 750 operating mills in Turkey and an annual wheat grind in excess of 15 million tonnes, organizers say domestic industry participation should help make the event one of the most memorable MEA conferences in many years.

The conference typically attracts hundreds of millers and equipment suppliers from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and other parts of the world. The IAOM MEA conference held in Turkey in 2000 was one of the best attended events in the district’s history.

"The Turkey meeting will afford milling professionals throughout the region the opportunity to network with colleagues, share expertise and develop leadership skills," said IAOM President Ivo Klaric.

"I encourage all to take advantage of this unique opportunity to access a whole worldwide network of people with whom we can all share our insights, experiences and passion for milling."

Serving as host organization of the event will be the Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Federation (TFIF). Edip Atkas, chairman of the conference, said the education program will address "the major challenges our sector has to deal with on a daily, monthly and yearly basis." The educational program had not been set when World Grain went to press in late August. To see the educational program, go to the IAOM MEA website: www.iaom-mea.com. An expo featuring products and services from more than 60 milling industry suppliers will be held Oct. 24-26. A "What’s New?" program on Monday, Oct. 26 will showcase the newest equipment and services that are available to the milling industry.

For more information, including details about registration and hotel accommodations, visit www.iaom-mea.com or contact the conference manager, Eva Mulyana, by phone (968.2471.2338) or e-mail (info@iaom-mea.com).

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