July 25, 2018

26/07/2018: PIX AMC 2018

by Peter Parker, Milling and Grain, New Zealand

The sunny weather could not have been better as the Australiasian milling industry came together on the Australia’s Gold Coast for ‘Poultry Information Exchange’ (PIX) and the ‘Australasian Milling Conference’ (AMC) 2018 from June 3-5, 2018 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

AMC is the prime event for the flour and feed industries of the region, for many years it has been held alongside PIX. PIX AMC 2018 has so much packed into just three days, but our report will cover the milling side of the show specifically.

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world-class venue in the heart of Broadbeach, on the East Coast of Australia. With a stunning beach and a plethora of entertainment options within walking distance, it is understandable why so many attendees say they always enjoy the show as it feels like a vacation as well as an opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry.

AMC is the leading conference for feed and flour millers held biennially in Australia. This was the 15th edition of the conference and drew delegates from Australia, New Zealand and countries in the South Pacific, South East Asia and further afield.

The AMC is a great opportunity for members of our industry to exchange information and network via technical presentations, social events and the trade show. At this show there were over 350 delegates from flour and feed milling companies as well as many service providers. A highlight of the conference was the trade display area which is the industry’s largest and most extensive.

Made up over 200 booths, exhibitors were open to engaging with attendees about their technologies and solutions, many of which had their equipment on display.

AMC 2018 is a major initiative of Australian Technical Millers’ Association (ATMA), Feed Ingredients and Additives Association of Australia (FIAAA) and Stock Feed Manufacturers’ Council of Australia (SFMCA). Each of which is made up of passionate representatives in both paid and voluntary positions who are doing amazing things for their membership and the wider industry.

Information sharing - Vitally important
‘Supply Chain Opportunities – Farmers to Consumers' was the theme of this year’s conference, which was reflected in the presentations given both Monday and Tuesday. The AMC technical program consisted of a feed and a flour stream run concurrently.

Monday’s sessions were dedicated entirely to the supply chain which covered opportunities, components and meeting supply chain demand. Presentations covered the opportunities and challenges of the supply chain on a global scale and more locally, providing attendees with a broad understanding. The International Feed Industry Federation’s Alexandra de Athayde from Germany gave a perspective on the global feed industry.

Read the full show report, HERE.

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