January 22, 2013

Guest blog: Tom Blacker from the International Milling Directory

Today we have a guest blog post from Tom Blacker from Perendale Publishers. Tom has taken on the challenge of coordinating the International Milling Directory (IMD) for 2013/14. Although he's fairly new to the company, Tom has fully immersed himself in all thing IMD and the next edition is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

So, over to Tom...

Grain & Feed Milling Technology and the International Milling Directory (IMD) are normally separated by the different purposes and also by the building’s walls here at the Perendale offices. As it will be myself coordinating the new 2013/14 directory for publication and print later this year, it is good to welcome you in to 2013 with a renewed focus for the IMD too. 
 
Foremost on the horizon is my first conferencing for the International Milling Directory at GEAPS Exchange in Louisville, Kentucky, USA in just over four weeks. IMD will be at the Perendale exhibition stand and will be distributing copies of the current edition to attendees and participants.
The GEAPS show is for the grain handling, elevator and processing industries and is a very long running conference. I am going to be a new face but aim to be able to attract the same levels of productivity as the old hands who have been before. Many of the IMD’s member companies and organisations will be present, especially from the US market. Large and smaller companies are exhibiting and the single hall plan means all will be easy to reach. 

I am personally excited about the opportunity to interact and promote the IMD as well as Grain & Feed Milling Technology to this conference. Falling in February, after IPPE, will hopefully give a refreshingly compact approach to a US conference. Around 500 stands have been booked in total for GEAPS Exchange so far.  

Do come and check out the IMD and myself at the Perendale Publishers’ stand next to the main hall’s entrance doors. Ivan Marquetti, Perendale Publishers’ Latin America manager, is due to join me for GEAPS Exchange so I also look forward to working together with him at this event. 
Don't forget, you can access the IMD online here.

IMD coordinator, Tom Blacker at the Perendale Publishers office, Cheltenham, UK

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