IAOM MEA DISTRICT MEETING SLATED FOR SOUTH AFRICA
Registration is also opening for the IAOM Middle East and Africa (MEA) District meeting, to be held 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 21-year history of the event that the conference will be held in South Africa, which has a thriving milling industry.
Jannie de Villiers, executive director of the National Chamber of Milling, which represents 13 wheat milling and 22 white maize milling companies in South Africa, said during last year’s MEA District meeting in Turkey that his country’s milling industry has historically been focused inward, but that is starting to change. "During the past several years, companies, suppliers and all of the players in the grain value chain have been looking more outward. By having interactions with the rest of the world at this year’s expo, they may become more interested in building new partnerships and joint ventures."
Management topics, such as finance, cost-management, human resources and safety, are being added to the educational programming at this year’s conference. The event is limited to 500 delegates, therefore organizers are advising all delegates and exhibitors to register as early as possible. Registration information is available at