ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — The 23rd Annual International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Mideast & Africa District Conference & Expo will be Dec. 5-8 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The event is hosted by Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and AGTHIA Group Company, Chaired by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Presidential Affairs-Chairman.

The three-day conference and expo is an opportunity for flour millers, machine suppliers, grain traders and other allied trade professionals to learn better milling practices and new trends in technology innovation. This is the premier event and the largest gathering of milling industry professionals in the Middle East and Africa Region.

The overall interest to participate in the conference and expo is estimated to be higher than the previous years. The organizer expects more than 600 delegates from around the world representing multi-trade grain houses, flour millers, government authorities, commodity traders and machinery suppliers, will attend this event.

The first day of the conference will offer various topics related to management. The technical/educational session will take place on the second day, followed by the “What's New” session, which is designed to address milling innovations, trends and challenges. The third day or the last day of the conference will present the trading session, a great opportunity to discuss the grain and crop situation worldwide.

The exhibition is expected to have 75-100 multi-national companies. The exhibiting companies will come from various countries representing grain traders, machinery manufactures, food processing and packing companies, and other experts from the industry.

“Abu Dhabi, one of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, is the largest geographically, occupying more than 80 percent of the UAE’s total area. Distinctive Arabian hospitality, mystique and world-class infrastructure make Abu Dhabi an enchanting destination for our forthcoming Conference & Expo,” said Merzad Jamshidi, district director.

The IAOM Conference & Expo is held annually, rotating between the Middle East and Africa region.

For more information, visit www.iaom-mea.com or contact info@iaom-mea.com, tel: 968.2471.2338, fax: 968.2471.1340