World Grain -- December 2015 - (Page 32)

FEATURE RECORD TURNOUT IN DUBAI T he IAOM Mideast and Africa annual conference and exposition, held Oct. 31-Nov. 3, returned to Dubai to begin its second quarter century as the region's major platform for technical and business exchange in the milling industry. The commercially pulsating crossroads attracted a record number of over 800 registered millers and exhibitors from 60 countries for the three days of professional camaraderie and grain market and processing insights. Organizers said 250 employees representing 130 milling companies were registered this year, marking notable progUHVVLQDNH\JRDOIRUWKHHYHQWDQGWKH¿UPVWKDWRFFXSLHG the sold out exposition space. 7KH IRUXP¶V FRQWHQW FRQWLQXHG WR UHÀHFW WKH UDSLG GHYHORSment of many countries into increasingly sophisticated consumer markets where there is growing demand for a greater range of packaged cereals-based foods as well as animal protein products. Branding strategies, both personal and product oriented, were the topic of two of the management keynote speakers. They sought to provide answers to the question of how to difIHUHQWLDWHDQGDGGYDOXHWRZKHDWÀRXUEDVHGSURGXFWVWKDWLQ much of the region are still perceived purely as a commodity. Many Middle East and Africa wheat millers have been diversifying into animal feed production as growth in demand Roy Loepp, IAOM president and Ali Habaj, regional director IAOM MEA, present an award of appreciation to Essa Al Ghurair for his quarter century of contribution to the IAOM region. Emcee Rania Ali, a well-known Dubai television presenter, is seated. 32 by David McKee More than 800 millers and exhibitors attend the annual IAOM Mideast & Africa Conference for eggs, broiler meat and other animal products accompaQLHVGLHWDU\GLYHUVL¿FDWLRQUHVXOWLQJIURPLQFUHDVHGLQFRPHV After a successful side program on feed milling at the previous IAOM MEA in Cape Town, speakers addressing such questions as the most desirable particle sizes for maize in broiler feed were included in the main program. Essa Al Ghurair, chairman of Al Ghurair Resources, the host of the event, opened the conference with a welcoming speech that laid out the program and innovations in the "mind sharing" and reminded the audience, "This industry touches rich and poor, young and old." He suggested that millers continually ask themselves, "How can we be honest in what we do?" as suppliers of a key staple food. MARKET OUTLOOKS The highly anticipated presentations of crop and market conditions for the major wheat exporting regions were (Continued on page 40) December 2015 / World Grain /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain -- December 2015

World Grain -- December 2015
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - Milling differs from Warren Buffett
Calendar of Events
Second Oilseed Congress scheduled for Feb. 9-10
News Review - Tiger pulls financial support from Dangote Flour Mills
European Parliament rejects national GMO bans
Olam 3Q operational earnings up
Wilmar’s oilseed, grain segment earnings surge
Ardent Mills stake to stay with ConAgra Brands
Noble Agri reports loss in quarter
The Andersons reports loss on Grain Group decline
IGP Institute names interim associate director
Cargill’s new South Korean feed mill is its largest in the world
ADM opens two plants in China
GSFMO privatizes its flour mills
GrainCorp 2015 earnings down
Tiger Brands year-end earnings offset by international operations
Cargill makes executive leadership changes
Glencore agricultural production up
Grain Market Review - Oilseeds
Country Focus - Spain
Feature - Going from margin to mainstream
Feature - Record Turnout in Dubai
Feature - IAOM takes show to Indonesia
Feature - Indonesia's milling giant may expand
Indonesia in numbers
Feature - An end to the bear market?
Feature - Big turnout expected for IPPE 2016
Feature - Shaping the global feed industry
Feed Operations - Bucket elevator selection and installation tips
Supplier News
Product Showcase
World Grain Archive
Ad Index/Reader Information Form International Faxback Program

World Grain -- December 2015