GRAPAS Conference 2015 is joining with The Global Milling Conference to host a significant milling conference for millers in Koln, Germany on June 9, 2015.
The one-day event will be co-located the FIAAP conference and held during the GRAPAS, FIAAP and Victam Exhibitions at the Koln Messe exhibition halls will be called ‘Global Milling Conference with GRAPAS 2015’.
“Combining the two milling conferences at a Europe venue will allow us to offer a program that is more encompassing and draw on the experiences of an established milling conference from the Asia sub-continent that has been developed by GFMT and Assocom India,” says Roger Gilbert, patron and co-organiser of the event.
“We plan to attract wheat, rice and cereals millers to this one-day conference by providing a platform of speakers who you might not normally find presenting at conferences; experts in their fields who have a unique insight into developments around flour, rice and cereal milling regionally and globally,” he adds.
For millers to leave their mills and travel to Koln, Germany, for a one-day conference and a three-day exhibition, places demands on the program, says Mr Gilbert.
“The program has to be presented as one that millers cannot afford to miss. Therefore the caliber of speaker and presentation subject are paramount,” he says.
To offset the cost of engaging speakers, the conference will introduce for the first time, a registration fee of €75/person for the full day, or €30 per session. Coffee will be included between sessions. Those opting for all three sessions will be offered lunch.
The one-day conference will take place from 09:30 on June 9, 2015 in a conference room alongside Victam. It will be broken into three two-hour themed sessions with a coffee and lunch break in-between. The whole event will be held in English.
A registration fee of €75/person will be charged for the full day. However, delegates can attend by session for €30/each. Registration will be online with delegates registering up until the day of the conference.
“We are aiming to offer this one-off conference to 75-100 delegates only. Space will be limited,” says Mr Gilbert.
The programme will be made up of three separate sessions which delegates can dip into and out of, or opt to attend all. We will favour those who elect to attend the whole programme in allocating space,” he adds.
The programme will include:
Session 1: Food Safety
1) Regulations – Working toward great food safety
2) One international standard for flour & wheat grading
3) Heat treatments
4) Training – The benefits from training and qualifications
Session 2: Nutrition
1) Diet – Gluten free?
2) Foodstuffs – A drinking yoghurt from wheat
3) Fibre – Challenges for human consumption
4) Flour & Rice Fortification – Millers fighting malnutrition
Session 3: Markets
1) Harvest reports - Soft and hard wheat supply & demand
2) The Roller Mill Revolution
3) China – Wheat and cereal product development in China
4) Dealing with customer complaints
5) Milling 24/7 – A miller’s experience
The full programme can be viewed as it develops and delegates can register to attend via this link: www.gfmt.co.uk/grapas2015.
For more details on the Conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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