ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Thousands of professional investors from around the world are expected to attend the eighth IDMA-International Flour, Feed, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulgur, Milling Machinery & Pulse, Pasta, Biscuit Technologies Exhibition, from March 20-23 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Parantez International Fair, the exhibition organizer, has support from leading associations, unions and other non-governmental organizations. The fair company approved the participation of visitors from 86 countries by the end of December 2018 as well as visitor groups from 27 countries.

With coordination from the Turkish Ministry of Commerce and the Central Anatolian Exporters Union (OAIB), procurement committees from more than 40 countries, including Africa and Asia, will participate in the event.

Milling training for those in the milling, flour and feed sectors is planned March 20-22 for the third time under the IDMA event. Certified training will be under the organization of TABADER, a leading Turkish association.

The training will be at two separate halls and offered in English and Turkish simultaneously. On the first day of the three-day training, common topics that concern both the flour and feed industries such as energy management, innovation, R&D, P&D, quality control, and risk analyses will be discussed.

On the following two days, subjects like special storing techniques for grain (flour) milling and feed milling, new global trends, diagram, additives and vitamins, quality control, automation, machinery and mechanical maintenance, ration preparation, preliminary purification and crushing lines will be discussed.

The theoretical training will be supported with new product and technology demos that will be organized in the fairground.

The participants will take their certificates at the end of the three-day training. Detailed information and registration form are available at