MIDEAST & AFRICA DISTRICT MEETING
The 2010 IAOM Mideast & Africa (MEA) District meeting is set for Nov. 22-25 at the Westin Grand Hotel and Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel and the Cape Town International Convention Center in Cape Town, South Africa.
This marks the first time in the event’s 21-year history that it will be held in South Africa, which has thriving maize and wheat milling industries.
Topics being added to this year’s educational program include finance, cost management, human resources and safety.
"The IAOM MEA District Conference and Trade Show has evolved into one of the premier milling industry events," said IAOM President Bart Hahlweg. "Last year in Turkey, the Leadership Council decided to expand the breadth of educational offerings on the conference program to include management topics. I am confident that this initiative will further enhance the experience of conference attendees. The conference will feature presentations on facility and employee management, two topics that have become critical to improving operations at milling facilities around the world."
A welcome reception is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The conference officially begins the following day with technical sessions scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the expo running from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Traders’ Dinner will take place that evening from 7:30 to 10:30.
A trading seminar highlights the second day of the conference, with the seminar and the expo both scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. The expo reopens that afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. The dinner that evening will be sponsored by the U.S. Wheat Associates.
The final day of the conference will feature a "What’s New?" program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in which suppliers to the milling industry will talk about their latest products and services. Hours for the expo on Nov. 25 will be 9 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. South Africa’s National Chamber of Milling and DSM Unlimited will sponsor the Gala Dinner that evening from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
More details about the educational programs will be in the September issue of World Grain.
For registration information or other inquiries about the event, visit the IAOM Mideast & Africa District website (