ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA — More than 600 delegates are expected to attend the 32nd annual International Association of Operative Miller’s Mideast and Africa Conference and Expo, which returns to Africa this year. 

The event is planned for Oct. 25-28 at the Hotel Verde Zanzibar in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa. Delegates are expected to come from 50 countries and about 100 companies plan to exhibit. 

“The three-day event will be officially inaugurated by Dr. Hussein Mwinyi, president of Zanzibar, while the conference program will offer topics of interest and value to each and every industry stakeholder, not to forget the extensive networking opportunities offered at the expo space,” said Mounir Bakhressa, IAOM MEA 2022 conference chairman and managing director/chief executive officer, Bakhresa Grain Milling. 

IAOM MEA has partnered with Hotel Verde Zanzibar, which is located just outside of Stone Town, a city of historical and artistic importance. The hotel was recognized as Africa’s greenest hotel, while Zanzibar is known as Africa’s tropical paradise with white sand beaches and turquoise water. 

“It is very delightful to celebrate this momentous event back in Africa,” Bakhressa said. 

Conference program 

The conference program includes discussions on management, technical/what’s new, feed milling technology and trends and trading sessions presented by international and national speakers. 

Ali Habaj, IAOM MEA regional director, will give the welcome speech on Wednesday, Oct. 26, followed by the regional leader award and a keynote address. Dan Basse, president and founder of AgResource, will moderate a panel discussion later that morning followed by the presentation of technical papers and the What’s New segment. 

Thursday’s agenda includes more technical papers, a panel discussion, more What’s New presentations and several market outlooks focusing on different regions including the Baltic Sea, the United States, France, Australia, Black Sea and Canada. 

Friday concludes with technical papers, panel discussions, another keynote address and announcement of the 2023 event.

The Expo is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Oct. 26-28. 

Multiple special events are planned, including the Traders’ Cocktail Dinner on Oct. 26 at the Madinat Al Bahr Business & Spa Resort. The local host dinner is Oct. 27 at the Azam Luxury Resort & Spa in Hotel Verde Zanzibar.

More information and registration is available at