The Global Milling News-Feed

Perendale Publishers has this week launched The Global Milling News, a brand new news-portal devoted entirely to milling. Now agriculturalists, millers, manufacturers and enthusiasts alike can all keep up to date with the latest milling and commodities news from around the world and even search for stories specific to their chosen field.

Thanks to its unique filter and categorization system The Global Milling News will gather over 4,000 stories a day from no less than 2,000 online feeds, which promises to make it the worlds most comprehensive and trusted news-site for the milling industry worldwide.

This continues the much heralded tradition of it’s associate publications such as GFMT, to the extent that even the logo on The Global Milling News page dates back to 1891 when the publication was first established.

Readers will also be able to subscribe to the Global Milling News RSS bringing the world of milling directly to your Google-Reader account or any similar platform they may use. Better still, as a dedicated follower of millinginternational you will be able to read and access all of the news from Global Milling News straight from here by simply scrolling down the right hand column.

We at IMD are very pleased to be associated with this thrilling new venture and consider this to be a great catalyst in discovering new  and pioneering ways of connecting the international milling community.

For potential advertising opportunities please contact Darren Parris at Perendale Publishers Ltd.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

 

 

New to IMD 2012/13: Centre for Management Technology

New to IMD this week we welcome Centre for Management Technology (CMT) which is an international events organiser for a wide range of industry sectors, most notably to us in milling and commodities.

Now in their 29th year CMT has been hosting the industry elite from all across the world and continues to grow out of its bases in Singapore and Kuala Lumpar. This year some In fast changing business environments where knowledge obsolescence is a feature, CMT events offer the most effective opportunity to narrow the knowledge gaps.

In 2012 CMT has already been responsible for events such as Global Grain Asia, Commercial Farm Africa and Cassava Starch World among others. In October this year they host the Commercial Farm Asia event in Yangon which will feature expert speakers from the Myanmar Rubber Planters, Rice planters, SGS Group and many more who will be tackling the big issues in Asian farming in 2012.

Companies wishing to exhibit or sponsor at the event can do so by following this link. Or indeed if you simply wish to gather more information on the project you can do simply by visiting www.cmtevents.com. 

We at IMD have already begun work on improving this already strong relationship with CMT and we look forward to seeing you at their events in the future.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

The Event Register with IMD & PLAPP

A new service identifying the most relevant events for the milling industry (covering grain, flour, rice, feed and aquafeeds) worldwide. We identify companies in our International Milling Directory who are exhibiting and the products they have to offer so you can plan your attendance in advance.

If you are an event organiser and would like your event listed, click here to apply.

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Email sent to all IMD companies.

Hello All,

I have taken this opportunity to contact each and everyone personally to remind you, if not inform you, of the benefits of submitting an equipment guide into IMD 2012/13.

The ‘Equipment Guides’ section offers you a platform on which to promote your most valuable products. It is a fantastic tool for guaranteeing an entire page devoted to your company in IMD and enhancing your exposure far beyond your competitors. Don’t forget that IMD has an already impressive circulation, which will be increased this year to meet a growing demand. This means that your completed equipment guide would reach circa 8000 readers in print and be viewed by 290,000 (approx.) readers online from all across the globe.

The beauty of these guides is that for you they are available completely FREE-OF-CHARGE, so it would be a shame to miss out! However there are ways in which you can add value to your guides that are available for a small fee. For £150 you can add product photos and a logo to your guide, which will not only stand out amongst the other guides, but will also give customers a clear indication of your product features. Take a look at the examples of last year’s guides below.

Submitting a guide is easy, all you need to do is;

– email me asking specifying which template (s) you require
– fill your product details into the appropriate templates
– save it as your company name
– send it back to me
– attach good sized jpeg’s of product pictures and company logo (£150)

Our design team will do the rest!

The categories in this year’s guide are: Cleaning, Colour Sorting, Coolers & Driers, Drop Forged Chain & Components, Dust Filtration, Elevator Buckets, Extruders & Expanders, Hammermills, Mixers & Grinders, Packaging, Pellet Press, Rollermills, Sieving & Sifting, Storage and Weighing & Scales.

If you have any queries or require assistance in completing your guides please feel free to contact me. But act now to avoid deadline disappointment!

Alex Rogers
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IMD Update: June 15, 2012.

Hello and welcome back everybody that attended Cereals 2012 in Lincolnshire, UK. It truly was a spectacular showcase with some 400 market leaders all packed into one place, many of whom I am pleased to see are listed with IMD. I know that our representatives who attended had a great time meeting all of you and hopefully those who weren’t registered when we met them will be filling in their forms now!

The IMD office has been a little quiet this week with many of us visiting Cereals 2012, but by no means did that prevent us from continuing the important work that has been going on behind the scenes. I have again managed get in touch with most of you in between other jobs just to catch up and make sure that you are getting the most out of your IMD listings.

If you wish to enhance your listing and we haven’t already made contact please feel free to get in touch simply by clicking my name at the bottom of this post. We at IMD are confident in our abilities to tailor each marketing to tool to your specific needs and cost requirements and I am always happy to hear new ideas!

Having said that, once again your response has been fantastic and I have enjoyed speaking to so many of you this week and finding the best ways to enhance your profile with IMD. With that in mind I would like to remind those of you that already have or who would like to participate in our equipment guides section please treat it as a matter of urgency and contact me as time is running out and it would be a shame for you to miss the opportunity.

Remember, the equipment guide is a great opportunity for you to advertise some of your products and guarantee an entire page in the directory devoted to your company. If any manufacturers would like to learn more about equipment guides please do not hesitate to email me, I have attached some samples below to give you a taster of what you could, but shouldn’t be missing out on!

Lastly I would like to inform you that I have managed to extend the deadline one last time for you to check your details, add to your listings and send in your equipment guides. The final deadline for the printed International Milling Directory 2012/13 is June 22, 2012.

I wish you all a very pleasant weekend!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

Dan Basse Addresses Cereals 2012, Lincolnshire, UK.

In an exciting first day at Cereals 2012 the event welcomed Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company. In a talk hosted by Agri Intelligence, the leading commentator and adviser to the UK and Chinese governments addressed Cereal 2012 visitors on World Food Supply and Demand.

His talk covered global crop marketing prospects saying that the key factors driving prices for the foreseeable future would be a combination of weather (in terms of drought and moisture stress in key production regions), biofuels and their demand for agrimony-based feedstocks and South East Asia and in particular China.

He focused more of his comments around wheat supply and demand taking in corn and soybean production towards suggestion of the current volatile period for grain prices and a bullish period ahead for wheat in particular.

The Ag President stated that two-thirds of a cereal farmer’s net revenue in the USA now arises from marketing activities. Based on his calculations he also mentioned, that GM technology in grain production had not delivered any corresponding increases in yields, however they had taken some of the volatility out of seasonal variation in output.

Mr Basse also took time to visit the IMD stand and meet our directors who were pleased to welcome him to IMD and discuss international milling. He will return to his home town Chicago, USA, having no doubt enjoyed his time at Cereals 2012 and even the UK weather!

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator

Cereals 2012, Lincolnshire, UK.

The UK’s leading technical event for the arable industry kicks off this week and we are delighted to be one of the many industry leaders attending. Cereals 2012 will feature over 64ha of stands and live demonstrations of sprays & sprayers, crop plots, post-harvest technology and much more.

Some 27,000 visitors will be descending upon Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire on Wednesday June 13, and Thursday June 14 for what promises to be an eventful two days despite the unseasonal weather forecast. Event organiser Jon Day of Haymarket Exhibitions said, “We have had a few enquiries from visitors and exhibitors asking if Cereals is going ahead. The answer is very much yes – the Boothby Graffoe site is as near to waterproof as you could get.”

That will come as good news to the 490 exhibitors attending the event, including us at Perendale Publishing. You will find us at stand number G814 where our team of directors will be looking forward to meeting and having a friendly chat with you. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it due to this incredibly busy period for IMD as we approach our deadline but I hope to receive plenty of feedback regarding IMD from our International Sales Manager Darren Parris who will be in attendance. Companies not yet registered with IMD will also have the opportunity to fill in a quick form to enjoy the many benefits of being part of the worlds most comprehensive directory for the milling industry.

As the leading arable event in the UK, Cereals also provides the platform for lively debate and seminars on the years key issues such as food versus environment, raising crop output and CAP reform. Panellists include farm minister Jim Paice, NFU president Peter Kendall, IBERS director Prof Wayne Powell, CPA chief executive Dominic Dyer, CLA president Harry Cotterill and Martin Nesbit, DEFRA’s director of EU and International Agriculture.

Tickets to the event are available at the gate on each day so there is no need to miss out if you haven’t already booked. Visit www.cerealsevent.co.uk to find all of the information you need on Cereals 2012, including a list of exhibitors and directions to the site.

For those attending, have fun, stay dry and we look forward to meeting you.

Alex Rogers

IMD Coordinator