Global industry executives from the animal feed, flour & rice milling, grain processing and biomass pelleting industries descended on Cologne in Germany at the beginning of June.
These senior executives had come to visit the 2015 edition of the renowned FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS International exhibition and conferences. Thousands of visitors came through the doors of the KoelnMesse exhibition centre, set in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Cologne.
They had come from as far away as Australia and every continent was represented. There were even official delegations from Japan, PRC, Thailand, Turkey and Russia. In all there were over 7500 visits recorded by our scanners to the show over the three days and this figure does not include exhibiting staff. The exhibitors, of which there were 276, were busy with serious trade enquiries and discussions, many lasting a long time.
There was much to see for the trade professionals and also a wide range of new products that were launched at the show. During the three days of the show there were the following conferences: The FIAAP Conference, Aquafeed Horizons, AEBIOM Pellet Workshop, Petfood Forum Europe 2015, GMP+ International Feed Safety Assurance certificate, The IFF Feed Conference and The Global Milling Conference with GRAPAS International 2015.
For the first time ever FEFAC (the European Feed Manufacturers Federation) held its Annual General Meeting during the event and their members joined the exhibition as well. Additionally Victam arranged for free tours to the Vitelia feed mill and the newly opened Feed Design Lab in the Netherlands. These proved very popular with visitors.
50th anniversary celebrations
Victam celebrated its 50th anniversary with a celebration dinner and an evening of magical entertainment for 500 guests at the elegant Flora and botanical gardens in Cologne. During this dinner the President of the Victam Foundation, Mr. André Oosterveld thanked the guests for their continued support of the exhibitions and especially praised the exhibitors for their professional and innovative stands, as well as the enormous and varied amount of products on display.
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