Global industry executives from the animal feed, flour & rice milling, grain processing and biomass pelleting industries descended on Cologne in Germany last week. These senior executives had come to visit the 2015 edition of the renowned FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS International exhibition and conferences.
Thousands of visitors came through the doors of the KoelnMesse exhibition centre, set in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Cologne. They had come from as far away as Australia and every continent was represented. There were even official parties from Japan, PRC, Thailand, Turkey and Russia.
The exhibitors, of which there were 276, were busy with serious trade enquiries and discussions, many lasting a long time. There was much to see for the trade professionals and also a wide range of new products that were launched at the show.
During the three days of the show, 9 – 11 June, there were the following conferences: the FIAAP Conference, Aquafeed Horizons, AEBIOM Pellet Workshop, Petfood Forum Europe 2015, GMP+International Feed Safety Assurance certificate, the IFF Feed Conference and the Global Milling Conference with GRAPAS International 2015.
For the first time ever FEFAC (the European Feed Manufacturers Federation) held its Annual General Meeting during the event and their members joined the exhibition as well.
FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia 2016 will take place from 29 – 31 March 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. It will once again be held in the superb facilities of the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Over half of the available exhibition space for the show is already reserved.
The exhibitions and conferences will cover animal feed ingredients and additives, aqua feed ingredients and production, biomass pelleting technology, petfood ingredients and production and flour and rice milling & grain processing.
There will be the 2nd meeting of the ASEAN Feed Associations as well as the 2nd edition of the ASEAN FEED & RICE SYMPOSIUM. These will bring together members of the milling associations from throughout Asia with acknowledged industry experts.