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LAlogo14Latin America District Plans 38th Annual Meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

The IAOM Latin America District will hold its 38th annual technical conference preceding the opening of the ALIM Congress at the Hilton Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November 7 & 8, 2014. Developed by and for operative millers, the IAOM meeting will focus on technical aspects of flour mill operations. Day one will feature a milling specific workshop. The second day will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the newest innovations in the industry, and share in roundtable discussions about topics such as employee management, product protection, facilities management and technical operations.


Viernes, Noviembre 07 | FRIDAY, November 7                       

8:30-9:30              Registro Taller Pre-Conferencia – Pre-Conference Registration Open


9:30-9:45              A cargo del Director del Distrito Latinoamericano de la IAOM  - Opening Remarks

9:45-16:30           Taller Pre-Conferencia – Pre-Conference Workshop – “Analysis and Control of Losses in Stages of the Milling Process”

Presented by Marco Fava and Andrea Saturno

9:45-11:30           Temas

  • Pérdidas en silos de almacenamiento/Losses in Storage Silos
  • Control de existencias en silos trigo harina y Afrecho/Stock Control in Wheat Flour and Bran Silos 

11:30-11:45         REFRIGERIO-Refreshment Break

11:45-13:00         Temas

  • Conceptos modernos de almacenamiento de productos terminados/Modern Concepts of Storage for Finished Products
  • La importancia de las Mezclas  en los nuevos nichos de Mercado/The Importance of Mixes in New Market Niches

13:00-14:30         ALMUERZO-Lunch

14:30-16:00         Temas

  • Molinos de trigo y su impacto medio ambiental/Wheat Mills and Their Environmental Impact
  • Indicadores de operación de molinos KPI./Keys Performance Indicators (KPI) in Mills  

16:00-16:15         REFRIGERIO – Refreshment Break

16:00-17:00         INTERCAMBIO GRUPAL  -  Group Discussion – Conclusions

18:30-20:00         Recepción de Bienvenida/Welcome Reception

SABADO, Noviembre 08 | SATURDAY, November 8                             

9:00-9:30              Registro Conferencia/Conference Registration Open                        


9:30-9:45              Palabras de apertura

Conference Opening – Opening remarks by IAOM executives and district leadership

IAOM Latin America District Director

Programa de What’s New / What’s New  

9:45-10:30           Informe de la Calidad del Trigo Americano 2013 – 2014

US Wheat Update Associates

10:30-11:00         Tema: TBD                           

Por Fabio Talamo, VOMM

11:00-11:15         REFRIGERIO – Refreshment Break

11:15-11:45         Tema: TBD                         

Por Laurent Clair, CHOPIN Technologies

11:45-12:15         Tema: TBD                           

Por Miguel Galdos, ENGRAIN

12:15-12:45         Tema: TBD

Por Andrea Schintu, OCRIM

12:45-13:00         FOTO GRUPAL – Group Photo

13:00-14:30         ALMUERZO  -  Lunch

Sesiones Técnicas    

14:30-15:00         Tema: TBD           

Por Jaime Gaviria, GAVIAGRO

15:00-15:30         Tema: TBD                           

Por Ricardo Pereira, SANGATI BERGA

15:30-16:00        Tema: TBD                           

Por Nicolás Valero, PERTEN Instruments

16:00-16:15        REFRIGERIO – Refreshment Break

16:15-16:45        Tema: TBD                           

Por Sergio Dipasquale, GOLFETTO SANGATI

16:45-17:15        Tema: TBD                           



17:15-17:30         Acto de Clausura de la Conferencia 2014 – Closing Remarks

17:30-18:00         Reunión de Distrito – District meeting

The IAOM Latin America District relies on support from allied trades to hold its annual conference. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please download the Sponsor Brochure in English or Spanish.

IAOM invites you to reserve a table top exhibit space at the 38th Annual IAOM Latin America District Expo November 8 at the Hilton Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This district conference attracts approximately 50 attendees from around the Latin America region.

Based on the format of the Association’s annual meeting and other district meetings around the world, the international forum will bring together industry professionals for a day of educational programming, networking, the exchange of ideas, and the discovery of new products and services. This year’s meeting will also focus a pre-conference workshop which will draw additional interest from across the region.

Take advantage of these benefits:

  • Display your innovations and develop your business with a new IAOM audience
  • Meet the international decision-makers of the sector • Attend the technical sessions
  • Receive 1 complimentary registration with your table top display space

Reserve your table now, space is limited. Table Top Rental Fee: $500

The IAOM Conference will be held at the Hilton Santo Domingo (George Washington Avenue, #500, Santo Domingo 10104, Tel: (809) 685-0000)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Santo Domingo at a special IAOM rate of $110++ single and $130++ double per night. To reserve a room, please call the hotel at 1-809-685-0000 by November 7, in order to secure the IAOM rate.  By staying at the IAOM headquarters hotel, you help keep our costs for this educational conference low for everyone involved.

The Hilton Santo Domingo hotel in the Dominican Republic’s capital overlooks the deep blue waters of the Caribbean Sea and features an iconic 21-story atrium and a famous sculpture by Botero on the entrance. The hotel is located in George Washington Ave, just 35 minutes from Las Americas International Airport and just 15 minutes from the business district. For more information and directions on getting to the hotel, please visit the Hilton Santo Domingo.

ALIM IAOM Conference attendees may register for ALIM’s full conference at the member rate of USD 600. Those who would like to attend the ALIM technical sessions on Monday and Tuesday may register at the reduced rate of USD 200. For more information visit:

Images from the 36th annual meeting in Mérida, Mexico.

  • LA District officers

    LA District officers



KPI en Molinería
Por Enrique Nieto, Buhler

La Calidad de Trigos Estadounidenses en el 2012.
By Marcelo Mitre, U.S. Wheat

El Molino en Tus Manos
Por Andrea Chintu, Ocrim

Desarrollo y Technologías en Equipos a Servicio de la Molienda
Por Ricardo Pereira, Sangati Berga

El Arte de la Molienda del Trigo Durum,
por Sergio Dipasquale, Golfetto Sangati

Clasificador de Alta Capacidad / Control Automatico de Humidad
Por Enrique Nieto, Buhler

Nuevas Herramientas para la Optimización del Molino
Por Nicolas Valero, Perten Instruments

Mejoramiento de las propiedades panaderas de la harina por medio de enzimas
Por Dane Kohrs, Engrain

Nuevas Soluciones Reologicas Chopin
Por Lorenzo Clair, Chopin Technologies

Las 3 Frases de la Reologia con Equipos Brabender
Por Rodolfo Hori, Leyho, S.A. de C.V.

La Importancia Económica del Laboratorio de Granos en la Industria Procesadora de Cereales
Por Jaime Gaviria, Gaviagro

Detección de Microtoxinas en Trigo con Metodos Laterales
Por Mario Gozález, OMG International, S.A. de C.V.

Thank you to the 36th Annual Meeting Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Bühler Inc./Bühler, S.A. de C.V. Bühler – global technology partner for the food industry, chemical processing, die casting. Bühler – a leader in technologies for milling of wheat, durum, rice, oats, barley; feed & oilseeds, grain handling, brewing/malting, color sorting, chocolate/cocoa, pasta, paints/ inks/chemicals, extrusion systems, thermal processes, nanotechnology. Priority is to improve customer performance. STIF Based in the west of France, STIF specializes in the production of components for bulk material handling. The STIF Company has gained a solid international reputation by exporting to over 30 countries. Products include: belts for bucket elevators, elevator buckets, metallic and plastic, compression couplings for pneumatic conveying systems, and explosion vent panels.

Silver Sponsors

Fundiciones Balaguer      |      OCRIM SPA 

Bronze Sponsors

Chopin Technologies      |      Engrain  |      Golfetto Sangati       |     Tapco, Inc. 

  Upcoming Events 2013 November 16-17 – Latin America District Fall Meeting Lima, Peru 2014 May 19-23 – 118th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo Omaha Hilton Hotel and CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska USA 2015 May 4-8– 119th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA 2016 April 4-8 – 120th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA  

District Officers

mier Erwin G. Mier Halkyer Director Cereales S.A.

Gerald Richardson Chairperson CETEC Cereal Technologies, Inc.

David Tullo Vice Chairperson Ingrain, S.A.

Juan Pablo Galvez Secretary/Treasurer Precision S.A. De C.V.

Andrea Saturno 1st Exe. Committeeperson FUNDAUNIPAP