Grain and Feed Milling Technologies (GFMT) is aware of two up-coming events that may be of interest to our readers. Furthermore, we take the opportunity to mention the rest of the events where GMFT will be attending during 2009.
1. FoodQAT Quality Assurance Technologies
March 11 - 12, 2009 - Cologne, Germany
Quality Assurance Technologies are key to safe products for consumers. A targeted congress - addressing the professionals working with food quality assurance technologies will give a platform for exchange of latest developments in that sector. Attendees will learn from international leading food agricultural companies that are pioneer users of new technologies. Trends in Quality Assurance Technologies will be captured and show ways to overcome barriers of innovation cycles.
2. The GEAPS Exchange
February 28-March 3, 2009 - St Louis, Missouri, USA
For the 80th year in a row, the GEAPS Exchange will bring GEAPS members and other industry personnel the best and newest information about safety, equipment and industry best practices. And for the second year in a row, the GEAPS Exchange will break a few records. We'll have more booth spaces (382) and hours of educational sessions (36) than last year's record-setting show in Omaha.
Will we break last year's record for attendance (2,380)? That's anyone's guess, but the convenient location of St. Louis at the site of Exchange 2009 is certainly promising. St. Louis, like Omaha last year, is a central U.S. city, and offers convenient travel for visitors, whether you come for the whole Exchange or drive in for the day.
The Exchange 2009 venue is in a prime spot as well. Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, America's Center (above) boasts some 500,000 square feet of exhibit space; of that, the GEAPS Exchange Expo will utilize 130,000. This includes our expansion, the Expo Annex, added on after all available booths sold out in one day at Exchange 2008. Inside America's Center, Exchange attendees will find the latest offerings from over 225 exhibitors, and with all educational programming taking place just up the escalators from both the main hall and Annex, Exchange delegates won't have far to go for top-notch learning opportunities, either.
The downtown location of America's Center offers Exchange visitors access to some of St. Louis' excellent restaurants and shopping. Additionally, visitors can easily travel to many of the city's "must-see" attractions, from the world-famous Gateway Arch to the breathtaking Cathedral Basilica to the always popular Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
We hope you'll meet us in St. Louis for Exchange 2009-from the Expo and education to the location, location, location, it's truly a can't-miss event. The opportunities to grow professionally and network in meaningful ways are unparalleled, and the word it out
If you're involved in grain operations, you need to be at the GEAPS Exchange.
• February 10-12, 2009: Kiev, Ukraine
Kiev Agrihort 2009
• February 28-March 3, 2009: Missouri, USA
• March 11-13, 2009: Bangkok,Thailand
VIV ASIA 2009
• March 28-29, 2009: Kansas USA
IAOM - Wheat State and Central Districts' Joint Spring Meeting
• March 30-April 1, 2009, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• March 30 - April 3, 2009: Kansas, USA
IAOM - Kansas State University Resident Milling Courses
• April 27-May 1, 2009: Michigan, USA
113th Annual Conference & Expo
• June 8-9, 2009: London, UK
IGC Grains Conference 2009
• June 10-11, 2009: Haymarket, UK
Cereals Event 2009
• September 9-10, 2009: Nottingham, UK
The Nottingham Feed Conference
• October 23-27, 2009: Antalya,
TurkeyAnnual Mideast & Africa District Conference & Expo