January 10, 2018

11/01/2018: IAOM MEA 2017 – The products and the people

by Zasha Whiteway-Wilkinson, Milling and Grain

In 1896, The International Association of Operative Millers was founded

It is an organisation comprised of flour millers, cereal grain and seed processors and allied trades representatives and companies all devoted to the technological advancement of all of these sectors, all over the word.

IAOM has 16 districts around the globe, thus providing an international forum for networking, enabling the exchange of ideas, technical and educational opportunities, as well as the discovery of new products and services.

IAOM MEA equally has a lengthy history within the industry, with the first meeting taking place in March 1989. This meeting was attended by 15 millers, five mill manufacturing company representatives and four guest speakers, incredible really when you think what the event has become today. The attendee countries came from Bahrain, Syria, Kenya, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Turkey and the UAE.

A follow up
In the last edition of Milling and Grain, Tom Blacker gave an overview of the whole event from where he was on the ground deep in the action of the conference.

He gave a brief overview of some of the incredible, innovative products that were on display there saying that, “Special products were being exhibited for the first time Stif exhibited the NovaPorte® product for dust proof inspection doors. Fawema introduced the innovation with a fine inner layer of the USA’s FDA-approved to all regulations of glue to seal 0.5kg to 5kg bags. The glue can be hermetically heat sealed, with the advantages of tamper-proof and dust-proof.”

He also described that, “Henry Simon had both a roller mill and colour sorter machine. Sangati Berga exhibited plastic sieve frames, which are stackable to be totally flush, which improves food safety and prevention of dust.”

Before finishing off by divulging that, “I-Grain were proud to be introducing the Toxi-Scrub® which provides the efficient removal of mycotoxins and fumonisins from raw materials such as grains and nuts. Many exhibitors brought fully operational products to show to delegates, which allowed for the tactile hardware to be examined and inspected. A symbol of the strength of any exhibition is the technology and it can be reported that this year the technology was at a very high standard.”

This issue we’re going to follow Tom’s product overview with a few first hand views and accounts of some of these products from the very people there, proudly presenting them.

You can also see our interview this month is with Dr Ali El-Sayed Ali Al-Moselhi, who is the Egyptian Minister of Supply and Internal Trade. This provoking and in-depth interview is a real pleasure to bring to you, especially with our current focuses on IAOM MEA and for our final edition of 2017.

Read the full article, HERE.

Visit the IAOM MEA website, HERE.

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