January 11, 2013

Event: Perendale Publishers at VIV Asia

A seminar with a difference: Digital Engineering in Feed Manufacturing

VIV Asia is to host a new type of seminar under ‘CropTech-FeedTech 2013’, one of its three specially themed events which will run alongside this year’s exhibition which takes place in Bangkok’s BITEC Centre from March 13-15, 2013.

Called ‘Digital Engineering in Feed Manufacturing’, this unique seminar is free to those working in the area of mill technology and aims at providing background information on intelligent solutions that have been introduced to address processing chain dilemmas.

“What’s unique for our industry about this event is it’s format,” says Roger Gilbert, publisher of Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine and the chairman of the two-hour seminar. “There will be seven or eight very short presentations made by supply companies that have developed products either using or that use digital technologies to improve the feed manufacturing process.

“Following these presentations, speakers will be encouraged to discuss their developments and how they have or will impact feed manufacturing for the benefit of the feed manufacturer and the farmer. That wide-ranging discussion should highlight some important issues about the potential of digital technology for our industry going forward.
GFMT publisher Roger Gilbert at the Dutch Embassy in Beijing, China, after presenting a paper at VIV China's half-day seminar on marketing last September. Mr Gilbert is to chair VIV Asia's new CropTech-FeedTech Seminar titled 'Digital Engineering for Feed Manufacturing' in Bangkok on March 13, 2013

“We will then open the discussion to questions and comments from attendees. This will be an interesting part of the session, where equipment suppliers can gain some feedback while feed manufacturers can gain a fuller understanding of the benefits that digital engineering is delivering in terms of cost and efficiency,” adds Mr Gilbert.

The debate has been structured along the lines of the production, chain from delivery, through storage and grinding to pelleting and processing, cooling and drying to product storage and dispatch. Companies participating include Foss, Adifo, Amandus Kahl, Wenger, Buhler, Andritz, Agentis and others.

There are limited spaces for audience participation and Mr Gilbert advises those with an interest in digital technologies in the feed manufacturing process to register early to avoid disappointment. Digital Engineering in Feed Manufacturing take place from 14:16:30 on March 13, 2013 in the BITEC Centre in Conference Room 210 on the 1st floor. Fuller details are on the VIV website.
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