Oilseed Congress debut brings exclusive content on oilseed complex in Europe/MENA to Barcelona

DANVERS, Mass., USA– HighQuest Group will expand its oilseed conference offerings with the debut of the new Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA in Barcelona, Spain, on 9-10 February 2015 at the Hotel Arts. The event will provide exclusive content on the current state and outlook for the oilseed complex in Europe and the Middle East/North Africa and how global trends are likely to affect the sector.

This one-and-a-half day event is fashioned after the company’s successful U.S.-based Oilseed & Grain Trade Summit, which is now in its tenth year and is highly regarded for providing timely content and outstanding networking opportunities for participants operating across the oilseed and feed grains supply chain.

As with the U.S. event, the content for the Oilseed Congress has been tailored to address the needs of its audience, focusing on issues that have a direct impact on importers and exporters, merchandisers and traders, service providers, and primary processors and downstream consumption markets in feed, food, biodiesel and industrial applications. Unique challenges and opportunities facing those active in this sector in Europe and the MENA region will be addressed, including:

  • What factors will drive the trade of oilseeds and derivative products over in the next 12 months, primarily in Europe, but also in North and South America and Asia?
  • What trends are apparent in the quality level of oilseeds and their derivatives in the major origins?
  • What is the expected future competitiveness between different vegetable oils used in a range of applications (food, biodiesel and industrial) and how will this affect trade flows for vegetable oils?

The topics for day two of the conference include risk management strategies, freight market and trends, developments in trading rules and arbitration, and trade financing, including what kinds of innovative trade financing facilities are available in the European/MENA market today.

For more details, visit www.oilseedcongress.com.

Register for the event with a 10% discount using promo code: #3PR-OCE15. Also check out the agenda for the co-located Women in Agribusiness Summit Europe, which will provide insightful industry content, professional development skills and strategies for success for women across the agribusiness value chain.

 

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HighQuest Group, headquartered in Danvers, Mass., USA is a globally recognized strategic advisory and industry conference company serving the food, agriculture and biofuels markets. www.highquestgroup.com.

 

CONTACTS:

In the U.S.

Michelle Pelletier Marshall
mmarshall@highquestpartners.com
+1.978.887.8800, x117
In Barcelona:

Claudia Vesquez Alarcon
claudia@origenalstory.com
Land line: +34 938 335 071 | Skype: Claudia_biz

Cereals 2014 and the Milling Wheat Challenge 2014

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nabim – Group 1 Breadmaking Wheat Varieties

CEREALS 2014

 

Cereals UK was ye again a great event, and some of the best-known UK companies joined together to exhibit at a new location near Cambridge, UK.

An expected total of 26,000 visitors to over 500 stands made this annual outdoors exhibition a great time for all. In the “Post-Harvest Technologies” sections there were some great displays of machinery, products and services. The International Milling Directory was distributed to many visitors and exhibitors there. Some of the stands we visited were: HGCA, nabim, Bayer CropScience, Chief Industries UK, DanCorn, Guttridge, Cropmech, Bentall Rowlands and Satake.

The new animal feed section at HGCA’ s stand was of great interest to us at the International Milling Directory. There were some great pieces of information at the animal feed section, one advertised fact that 57% of UK wheat goes to animal feed seemed to be a very high number, that was assured to be true!

nabim also were hosted again in the HGCA stand, they were handing out 500 gram bags of flour at their stand. The UK grown and milled strong white bread flour was produced using nabim Group 1 breadmaking wheat varieties and was a great freebie.

 

 

MILLING WHEAT CHALLENGE 2014

nabim, supported by HGCA, announced the three farmer finalists for the 2014 Milling Wheat Challenge at the Cereals Event on Wednesday 11th June. Now in its fifth year, the aim of the Challenge is to find the country’s best milling wheat grower.

The 2014 finalists are:

  • Robert Chapman, South Lodge Farm, Barnwell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Rick Davies, Newton Lodge, Clifton Reynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Joseph Edwards, Boddington Estates, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
(Photo l-r: Finalist Rick Davies, his father Mike, finalist Robert Chapman, his father Bob and finalist Joseph Edwards)

(Photo l-r: Finalist Rick Davies, his father Mike, finalist Robert Chapman, his father Bob and finalist Joseph Edwards)

As in previous years, the standard of the entries has remained very high and the judges had a tough job selecting the finalists.

Each of the finalists farm significant areas with wheat as their main crop. All three are forward-thinking, very technically competent and consistently grow quality crops of bread-making wheats.

The Challenge has become established as a formal recognition by Britain’s flour millers of how the country’s best growers combine attention to detail with end-customer awareness and business acumen to create a win: win for the whole wheat chain.

Judging of the three finalists will take place in June and July when visits will be made to their farms. Detailed discussions will take place with the growers themselves, their crops will be walked and inspections made of any storage facilities.

The judges for 2014 are Martin Savage from nabim, HGCA Head of Regional Development Richard Laverick and Mark Ireland, a Lincolnshire farmer and “Farmers Weekly Arable Farmer of the Year 2009”.

The finalists, together with leaders from the UK wheat supply chain, will be invited to a celebration dinner hosted by nabim at the Ritz Hotel in London where the winning grower will be announced.

118th IAOM Annual Conference and Expo

Darren Parris from the team here at Perendale headed to the IAOM annual conference recently . Between 19th and 23rd May, the worldwide community of millers, grain and feed professionals, manufacturers and service providers met in Omaha, Nebraska, USA for some truly great events, products and conferences. The International Milling Directory was there in force and three pictures highlight the role that hundreds of copies of the directory were distributed at the event.

We always enjoy the direct contact and place in the centre of the milling world, and look forward to next year’s event with the latest edition. If you wish to register or update your company in the directory, just head to www.internationalmilling.com and start your membership in our great international resource.

 

A table full of hundreds of International Milling Directories

A table full of hundreds of International Milling Directories

Melike Arikan from Alapala with the Alapala advert on the back cover of one International Milling Directories

Melike Arikan, Area Sales Manager, from Alapala with the Alapala advert on the back cover of an International Milling Directory

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Exhibition attendees take a copy of the International Milling Directory each as they enter the hall.

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Global Milling Conference – Live Update

The International Milling Directory has been excited to hear from our colleagues in Bangalore, India at the close of the second and final day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference.
This conference was held with delegates able to also visit VIV India, which was also in Bangalore in the same week.
A report is below giving a great insight into how this conference went and a look ahead to the next one in 2015.

Roger Gilbert from the International Milling Directory speaks at the 2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India on April 24th 2014

Roger Gilbert from the International Milling Directory speaks at the 2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India on April 24th 2014

There was great excitement on the closing day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference today when scientist Dr Sourav Kumar of the International School of Milling Technology at the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore, India, announced the introduction of a new ‘milk’ product made exclusively from wheat germ and which can sell at one-third the current retail price for milk – and which has twice the nutritional content.
Dr Kumar believes that this new product – which a team of 12 scientists developed over an 11-month period – offers India’s malnourished an affordable nutritional drink that will aid growth and development in children and help overcome health issues afflicting adults, such as staving off the development of cancerous cells.
While there is a certain amount of skepticism associated with stories of this nature, on this occasion Dr Kumar samples of his milk product on display – along with a soup broth made from the same processed wheat germ and served to delegates at lunch – tasted like fresh drinking yoghurt. From our personal opinion, the muffin made from the same wheat germ product was rather dry but otherwise very acceptable!
While feeding the world’s hungry might not be upper most in the mind of flour millers (but which this writer believes should be), there is an added advantage for millers who produce flour from this wheat germ product – the resulting flour has an extended shelf life when processed into bread and bakery products. Patents have been applied for the process involved as it is believed by the institute that this wheat germ product could have widespread appeal in many countries including those struggling to provide drinking milk for their populations and where flour milling is carried out. Grain & Feed Milling Technology (GFMT) website will carry a full report on this exciting development in the May-June 2014 edition.
Meanwhile, some 95 people attended the first day of the 2nd Global Milling Conference and some 55 on the second day. Number were not as high as expected due to the Glance2014 (Global Animal Nutrition) Conference held on animal nutrition and involving feed manufacturing in Bangalore over the preceding three days.
However, those who did attend heard from 20 highly quality speakers on topics ranging from millers and feeding a growing world population through to methods and techniques to avoid waste in the chain of production from harvest through to final product.
Many of the presentations have been recorded on video and will be made available on the Grain & Feed Milling Technology (GFMT) website in due course. Other papers will be carried in up-coming editions of the Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.
Perendale Publishers and Assocom-India co-hosted this event and plan to host the next 3rd Global Milling Conference in India in September 2015.
The organisers would like to express their thanks to all the speakers and sponsors, including our main sponsor VIV India, for their support in making this a successful event!

2nd Global Milling Conference, Bangalore, India

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Reception for British visitors to VIV & and Global Milling Conference

Calling all British exhibitors and visitors to the up-coming VIV India exhibition and the 2nd Global Milling Conference, both being held in Bangalore next week. The British High Commission in India is arranging a ‘networking reception’ for British exhibitors and visitors on the evening of April 24, 2014 in Bangalore – contact UKTag for more details on: exportsuktag@gmail.com.

The 2nd Global Milling Conference is being held in the Movenpick Hotel and Spa, Bangalore from April 23-24, 2014. Registration can be made at: http://assocom-india.com/gmc/index.php.

 

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‘It’s about meeting the growing demand for better food’

VIV Europe 2014 has a strong feed flavour

Feed forms a focal point of VIV Europe 2014. Global developments in the composition and manufacturing of feeds will feature strongly at this international trade show. “We always cover the agribusiness spectrum from feed to meat in every VIV event. But Utrecht in May will underline the feed aspect in several ways,” confirms exhibition manager Ruwan Berculo. “For example, when our visitors arrive at the show they will find that a hall near to the main entrance contains displays by all the leading suppliers of feed manufacturing technology as well as for companies marketing ingredients and additives. A second hall only about a minute away on foot will have more nutritional products on show.”

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Extend automation further into the process

Preliminary calculations tell us that there will be more than 40 exhibitors with machinery or equipment for feed mills. In addition about 15 companies supplying feed manufacturing systems will be represented on the stands forming a special pavilion. In addition global suppliers will shine their light on the profitability and competitiveness of feed manufacturing, by offering a view of how automation can be extended further into the processes of the mill. Ruwan continues: “Everyone in the feed business can gain from the knowledge shared during the various sessions as well as from seeing the innovations at display.“

It is something that has been emphasised repeatedly in the series of VIV Europe Roadshows which travelled around the world to promote the main event this spring. The directors and managers of feed manufacturing companies that attended these Roadshows have already made plans to attend the show in May, because of its strong feed flavour.

Intensification has to be sustainable

“We primarily aim to be a platform for all of the leading technology and know-how in the field of animal protein production in growth countries that currently have the greatest need for this. In addition, we of course also focus our range of solutions on major European countries and the United States in order to achieve even more innovative and higher quality livestock, meat and egg production systems in those countries – all of course with clear preconditions for sustainability because the world has now discovered that intensification has to be sustainable. This is something we are already seeing in the far afield countries, where there is more interest in animal welfare and food safety than you may imagine. Meeting the growing need for animal protein products is not just simply a case of even bigger and more intensive.GITP20100421VIV0515

With the theme of ‘sustainability’ Berculo is alluding to the misconception that this only relates to organic production. “It’s about answering the question about how we can meet the growing demand for better food and how we can develop that in a sustainable manner, throughout the world. What is required for that and meets the latest requirements will be here at the show. We have what has never been on show before, like we’ve promised.”

Attending VIV Europe is free upon registration. Please click here for your free ticket.

VIV Europe 2014

VIV Europe 2014

 

IRN set to gather Agri Trading Houses to discuss Emerging Markets this June in Geneva

IRN Event, Geneva, Switzerland

IRN Event, Geneva, Switzerland

The International Milling Directory is pleased to inform our member companies and users about an upcoming event IRN, global summit organiser is pleased to bring you the Risks in Agri Trading: Emerging Markets 2014 Summit taking place in Geneva on 18-19 June.

After hosting three successful editions of the Annual Soft Commodities Trading Summit in Geneva, and launching the inaugural Risks in Agriculture: Emerging Markets in Accra last November; IRN is now back to Geneva with a comprehensive platform designed for General managers, Traders, Treasurers, Supply chain specialists, Trade finance managers, Risk management experts, Operations managers and also Logisticians.

With booming economies, plenty of natural resources and a fantastic margin for growth, emerging markets, such as; Africa, Latin America, South-East Asia, Middle-East are a hub for opportunities within the agri business especially for products such as coffee, cocoa, sugar cane, rubber, grains – the products grown in these areas.

The Senior Experts in the industry will gather to discuss geopolitical risk and legal framework when operating in emerging markets, as well as economic and supply chain risks. From currency and credit risks, to country risk and physical risk. Expert speakers from the major trading companies will consist of; Olam, Cargill, Ecom Trading, Louis Dreyfus, Export Trading Group – and many others – whom will address those challenges by sharing with the audience their experience and best practices to keep those risks to a minimum.

With plenty of room for networking, two workshops, on-stage discussions around essential topics such as credit risk and physical risk management, and specific case studies to shed some light on key emerging regions, the Summit is set to be a very interactive and informative platform.

To register or for further information on the Risks in Agri Trading: Emerging Markets 2014 Summit, please go to http://www.agritradingrisks.com/.

Perendale’s credit at VIV Asia 2013

VIV Asia 2013

VIV Asia 2013

VIV Asia 2013 has been a successful event so far for Perendale Publishers, the International Milling Directory‘s publishing house.

The producers, organisers and staff at VIV Asia have thanked Roger many times for an excellent job chairing CropTech-FeedTech conference yesterday in Bangkok. They want Roger to chair the CropTech-FedTech Russia, India, Latin America and China, said Tuti Tan of Perendale Publishers Ltd.
Tuti continues, “Perendale was mentioned in the opening ceremony too. Gerard from VIV has praised Roger many times. Roger certainly was very happy after the conference. [Plus, participating companies such as] FOSS, Muyang, Wenger and Agentis’ speaker thanked Roger for a good conference”.

Information, updating and registering the International Milling Directory.

 

GEAPS Exchange Preview

GEAPS Exchange 2013

GEAPS Exchange 2013

This week, colleagues from Perendale Publishers will be taking the International Milling Directory to Louisville, Kentucky, USA for 3 full days of the GEAPS Exchange. We are an official media partner of this show and will be intending to repeat the success of this show we have enjoyed in previous years.

There will be over 600 booths for over 300 exhibitors and 2,800 visitors for the grain and feed milling industries. Tom Blacker, the International Milling Directory Co-Ordinator will be attending with Roger Gilbert, Proprietor of Perendale Publishers to show the latest editions and issues of the International Milling Directory and Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine.

We are very excited about participating at this event. Louisville International Convention Center will be the host venue for this important industry show. The dates of the expo are Sunday 24 – Tuesday 26 February 2013.

If you cannot attend, do keep a close watch on this blog for the next 2 weeks. Also you can of course update or register your company today at www.internationalmilling.com and appear in the 2013/14 print edition.

New accessory for Perten’s NIR analyser

New transflectance cup for Perten Instruments' DA 7250 NIR spectrometer

Transflectance cup for Perten’s DA 7250 NIR spectrometer

Need an easy and accurate chemical analysis for juices, vegetable oils or other liquids? International Milling Directory (IMD) partner Perten Instruments has developed a new accessory enabling exactly that.

Perten’s DA 7250 near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) analyser was specifically designed for use in food and agriculture, discovering the chemical compositions of powders, pellets, liquids, pastes and slurries. Perten’s new Transflectance Cup is designed to minimise the need to handle liquid samples or clean the equipment between uses, and its gold-coated surface improves the quality of spectral transmission from the sample to its sensors.

Perten Instruments has been providing tools for chemical analysis and quality control since 1962. It is an active partner of the global agricultural industry, and, like IMD publisher Perendale Publishers, it will be exhibiting at the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) conference in Louisville, Kentucky on 23-26 February. The International Milling Directory team invites you to stop by and say hello to both stands.