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32nd Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo 2022

32nd Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo 2022

32nd Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo 2022

32nd Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo 2022
32nd Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo 2022

Conference Papers

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DAY 1 | Wednesday, 26th October 2022

PANEL DISCUSSION 1Wheat Caught in the Geopolitical Crosshairs of the Black Sea and World Food Inflation; What is Next? (No presentations)

Dan Basse

President & Founder, AgResource Co  (USA)

Jean-François Lepy

CEO, Soufflet Négoce by Invivo (France)

Andreas Rickmers

COO, Ameropa AG (Switzerland)

Reinier van Hanswijck

Senior Marketing Manager – Grains, Viterra (Netherlands)

Rowan Barbeau

Senior Manager, Bunge  (South Africa)

TECHNICAL 1Instant Noodle Process & Technology InnovationFrancis MbakiCountry ManagerBühler (Ethiopia)
TECHNICAL 2Helping Millers to use Local Grains during Volatile Wheat Markets – Welcome to Composite FlourSven MattutatGlobal Head of Product ManagementMühlenchemie GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
TECHNICAL 3From Pulses to Burger Pulses in the alternative Protein SpaceAnkit SharmaBusiness Development ManagerBühler (Kenya)
TECHNICAL 4Controlling insect Damage in Dry Food StorageMichael KellyDirectorK-D Publications (United Kingdom)
WHAT’S NEW 1New Insights into Quality Control of Wheat and StarchMarkus LoensBusiness Development ManagerBrabender GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
WHAT’S NEW 2Ɪ4 Next Generation Milling SystemsMehmet YILMAZArea Sales Manager – AfricaAlapala (Turkey)
WHAT’S NEW 3Arrakis Roller Mill – The Successor of a Milling IconAndré KunadtHead of TechnologyBühler (Morocco)
WHAT’S NEW 4New Pasta Process Technologies generate added value to Product Quality and much moreRenato Dall’agataTechnical Director – CTOFAVA S.p.A. (Italy)
WHAT’S NEW 5Food Security in MENA region, Right Strategy for Safe StorageDr. Khaled RaedCEO PETKUS MENA / Chief Innovation OfficerPETKUS Technologie GmbH (Germany)
WHAT’S NEW 6A processing line to remove Mycotoxins – TOXI-SCRUB®Peer HansenBiochemistEye-Grain Aps (Denmark)
WHAT’S NEW 7Smart Sensor Technology in Maize Milling increase Product Quality, Profitability and Transparency throughout your MillMike MuriithiAutomation Service EngineerBühler (Kenya)

DAY 2 | Thursday, 27th October 2022

PANEL DISCUSSION 2Harvesting Wheat Market Volatility – The Buying Habits of Successful Millers (No presentations)

Dan Basse

President & Founder, AgResource Co (USA)

Michael Spier

Vice President of Overseas Operations, U.S. Wheat Associates (USA)

Christopher Whitwell

 Founder & Managing Director, Basis Commodities Group (Australia)

Dr. Evgeniya Dudinova

Procurement Director – Commodities, Agthia Group (UAE)

Indrek Aigro

Head of Grains, Copenhagen Merchants (Denmark)

Sébastien Thilmany

Senior Merchant, The Anderson, Inc (Switzerland)

TRADING 1BALTIC SEA MARKET OUTLOOKSwithun StillCommercial DirectorHarvest Commodities (Switzerland)
TRADING 2FRENCH MARKET OUTLOOKRoland GuiragossianAlgeria & Middle East ManagerIntercereales (Egypt)
TRADING 3US MARKET OUTLOOKIan FlaggRegional Vice PresidentU.S. Wheat Associates (Netherlands)
TRADING 4AUSTRALIAN MARKET OUTLOOKLuke JosephAccount Manager Middle East & AfricaCargill (Switzerland)
TRADING 5BLACK SEA MARKET OUTLOOKIndrek AigroHead of GrainsCopenhagen Merchants (Denmark)
Senior TraderG3 Canada LTD (Canada)
WHAT’S NEW 8Vitaris – Modular Cleaning SystemAndré KunadtHead of TechnologyBühler (Morocco)
WHAT’S NEW 9Long Spaghetti Line – Multi Drive TechnologyPietro Maggio
Head of SalesGEA (UAE)
WHAT’S NEW 10How we combine Open Mouth Bags with Valve Bag FillingAli KhechenSales EngineerBEHN + BATES (Germany)
WHAT’S NEW 11MultiGrain – Multi Grain Grinding Solution through AlPesa Solution to transform Local Grains into Staple FoodPatrick MwitiaCountry ManagerBühler (Kenya)
WHAT’S NEW 12Analytical Characterization and Lab-scale Processing of Gluten Free Raw MaterialsMarkus LoensBusiness Development ManagerBrabender GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
WHAT’S NEW 13Reinventing the MillMehrtash Ahsan GhazianiRegional Manager & Milling AdvisorOmas Srl (Italy)
WHAT’S NEW 14The Digital Evolution in Pasta ProductionFrancis MbakiCountry ManagerBühler (Ethiopia)

DAY 3 | Friday, 28th October 2022

PANEL DISCUSSION 3Middle East and East African Wheat Market Outlook; Demand Growth meets tightening Global Exporter Supplies (No presentations)

Dan Basse

President & Founder, AgResource Co (USA)


Mounir Bakhressa

Managing Director / CEO, Bakhresa Grain Milling (Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe and South Africa)


James Wild

Managing Director, Wild Agri DMCC (UAE)


Ibrahim Al-Hazaa

Executive Director, Al-Hazaa Investment Group (Jordan)


Rajiv Nigudkar

Head of Trading, Al Ghurair Resources International LLC (UAE)


Jeffrey McPike

Analyst, WASEDA Commodities LLC (USA)

Flour Excellence Session Different Improvers and their effect on BakingPierre-Edouard MolinaManaging DirectorEUROGERM (South Africa)
Improving the Gluten Quality with Enzymes Pinar Erdal R&D ManagerMirpain Gida San.Ve Tic.A.S.


Millers Challenges – How to manage higher Wheat Prices – SustainablyEric Nyoro MuraguriGeneral ManagerBakels East Africa Limited (Kenya)
Solutions for the correction and standardization of 100% Soft Wheat and Composite FlourAsanda HewanaResearch & Development ManagerAIT Ingredients (South Africa)
The Art of Baking

 “From Flour to Bread”

Alexandre du Fresne von HohenescheSales DirectorFritsch Bakery Technologies GmbH and Co. Kg (Germany)


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