ZAMBIA- The International Association of Operative Millers Middle East and Africa Region (IAOM MEA) is hosting a regional milling forum in Lusaka, Zambia, from 27-29 February 2024. 

Hosted at the esteemed Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka, located in the vibrant business hub of East Park & Manda Hill, this forum promises a dynamic exchange of ideas and innovations within the milling industry.

With roots dating back to 1896, the IAOM is a global organization uniting flour millers, cereal grain, and seed processors, as well as allied trades representatives and companies dedicated to advancing technology in flour milling, cereal grain, and seed processing.

The IAOM MEA’s Regional Forums program extends its reach to Sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia), and the Middle East, facilitating annual gatherings that rotate between these regions.

The event aims to foster connections among technical millers while offering invaluable networking opportunities.

Attendees will have the chance to explore cutting-edge technologies and solutions showcased by leading international suppliers in the milling industry. 

Supported by key players such as Bühler Group, AIT Ingredients, Tanis, Eurogerm, and Omas, this forum promises to be a cornerstone event in the milling calendar.

3 days, 3 distinct themes 

The three-day event has an impressive line-up of speakers on varying issues affecting millers in their operations. 

Kicking off on February 27th, the first day of the event will delve into the critical aspects of grain handling and safe storage. 

From silo design and construction for industrial storage plants to grain cleaning, conditioning, and automation, attendees will gain valuable insights into optimizing these fundamental processes.

Day two, themed ‘Milling Technology and Best Milling Practice’, promises a deep dive into key milling equipment and the implementation of best practices for both wheat and maize milling operations.

The final day will shift focus to ‘Finished Product Handling and Quality Assurance’, offering presentations on quality analysis for raw materials and final milled products, strategies for optimizing wheat quality changes through flour correction and enhancing flour quality performance with the utilization of flour correctors.

Later in the year, the association is preparing to host the 34th Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo 2024 from November 10th to 13th, 2024. The event is scheduled to take place at the Sheikh Rashid Hall in the Dubai World Trade Center, which is located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Last year from 13-15 November, the IAOM MEA held its 33rd Annual Conference and Expo in Cairo, Egypt, an event that attracted delegates from over 50 countries and more than 100 exhibiting companies, as covered in the 7th issue of the Milling Middle East and Africa Magazine. 

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