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Latin 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.

Friday, November 7

Taller Pre-Conferencia

Saturday, November 8

Programa 2014 de What’s New


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.

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

Single – $110.00
Double – $130.00
Executive – $145.00
Suites – $195.00

A block of rooms has been reserved a negotiated rate until Wednesday, October 22nd.  After that date, rooms will be based on availability and rates will not be guaranteed.

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

  • Pre-conference workshop

    Pre-conference workshop

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Welcome reception

    Welcome reception

  • Chichen Itza

    Chichen Itza

The IAOM Latin America District held its 36th annual technical conference in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, in November 2012. More than 50 milling professionals from 11 countries attended the event, which was held immediately following the 30th annual Latin American Millers Association (ALIM) meeting at the Fiesta Americana Hotel.

The first day featured a pre-conference workshop on operational processes and applied technologies in grain processing. Andrea Saturno, president of FUNDAUNIPAP, a management consulting company, led the workshop.

Among the topics covered in the workshop were pre-cleaning, receiving, tempering, milling, and aspiration. The millers took advantage of the opportunity to ask specific questions about their own operations, and learn more about the various technologies available to make operations more efficient.

In the morning of the workshop, IAOM attendees were able to tour the ALIM Expo as well.

Day two was a traditional IAOM district meeting, with a selection of technical presentations coupled with presentations on new tools and technologies during the What’s New session. Presentations ranged from a US wheat crop report, durum wheat milling, and enhancing flour baking properties with enzymes, to lateral detection of mycotoxins, the importance of laboratories to the industry, and key performance indicators in flour milling.

Attendees had the chance to network during a reception on the first evening of the event. The hotel’s terrace provided a perfect venue for fellowship and the opportunity to connect with colleagues.

The district elected a slate of officers , including:
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

The 2013 conference is being planned for Nov. 16-17, in Lima, Peru.


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,
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.

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

November 16-17 – Latin America District Fall Meeting
Lima, Peru

May 19-23 – 118th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Omaha Hilton Hotel and CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska USA

May 4-8– 119th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California, USA

April 4-8 – 120th Annual IAOM Conference & Expo
Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA


District Officers

Erwin G. Mier Halkyer

Cereales S.A.

Gerald Richardson
CETEC Cereal Technologies, Inc.

David Tullo
Vice Chairperson
Ingrain, S.A.

Juan Pablo Galvez
Precision S.A. De C.V.

Andrea Saturno
1st Exe. Committeeperson