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IAOM Logo8th Annual Southeast Asia Region Conference & Expo


The 8th IAOM Southeast Asia (SEA) Region conference and expo will be held from October 1-3 at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The conference will open on Sunday with a pre-conference workshop.  Monday and Tuesday will be filled with technical educational sessions, sessions that will showcase new products and processes and a table top expo with around 40 exhibitors. The official language of the conference will be English with Vietnamese translation available.



Pre-Conference Workshop: Optimization of Wheat Blends for End-Use Application
Ashok Sarkar, Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi)

Leonardo: The Milling Revolution
Pietro Barbalarga, Nicoletti Gabriele, OMAS


Wheat Market Trends in Southeast Asia
Joe Sowers, US Wheat Associates

Making the Grade – Size and Density Separation Principles for Milling Grains
Roger Cook, Petkus Technologie

How to Get the Best Out of Your Mill
Christian Hobi, Le Cong Buhler Vietnam

Trends and Developments in China’s Flour Milling Industry
Professor Li Dongsen, GGI


New Developments for the Flour Milling Industry
Christian Carillo, Buhler Singapore

Leonardo- The Revolutionary Rollermill
Pietro Barbalarga, OMAS

New Challenges of Flour Quality Fluctuations and Enzymatic Flour
Norizad Abdul Rashid, AB Enzymes Singapore

New Generation of High Performance Flour Bagging
Gerhard Steinmayr, Statec Binder GmbH

Antimicrobial Composite Material
Oscar Hidalgo, OCRIM SPA

Panel Discussion: Challenges & Opportunities in the Milling Industry
Facilitator: Will Syers, Bunge Singapore
Panelists: Jeff Hole, Miller Milling-IAOM, Tremayne Watts, Cargill, Elmar Nau, Interflour; Ashok Sarkar, Cigi


Global Wheat Market Update
William Syers, Bunge Asia Pte Ltd

Tempering Revolution and Wheat Sterilization
Pietro Barbalarga, OMAS

Flour Fortification
Annette Bueter, Muehlenchemie GmbH & Co KG

Impressions of Dampening Conditions on Milling Performance and Flour
Husamettin Ali Caglar, Genc Degirmen Makinaları San ve Tic. A.S.

Pulse Processing for End-Use  Application
Ashok Sarkar, Cigi

Secure Closures for Open Mouth Bags
Collin Willcox, Fischbein

Alexandra Petz, Brabender GmbH & Co. KG

How to Get the Most Out of Your NIR Instrument
Stefan Tordenmalm, Perten Instruments



226IAOM invites you to participate in the 8th Annual Southeast Asia Region Expo October 1-3 at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

We are expecting approximately 250 milling professionals from across the Southeast Asian region to participate in the two-day conference and expo. 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 two days of educational programming, networking, the exchange of ideas, and the discovery of new products and services. This year’s meeting will also include 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 2 registrations with your table top display space
• Over 4 hours of unopposed expo time in the conference program

To reserve a booth and become a sponsor, click here. If you have any questions regarding electrical, audio visual, shipping, etc. please reach out to the hotel contact below for more information:

Hồ Thị Ly Thơ (Ms.)
Events Executive – M.I.C.E
Tel: +84 28 3520 9999 Ext 4204
Fax: +84 28 3520 9955

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $25 non-refundable processing fee, and must be postmarked prior to September 1 to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date WILL NOT be refunded. Please allow six weeks to process refunds.


Alapala Machine (2)
Alapala manufactures quality and high performance machinery where the best efficiency and products can be obtained in highly developed and state-of-the-art production facilities. Alapala’s lines of business include wheat flour mills, semolina mills, corn flour mills, rice processing plants, feed mills, cereal storage systems, weighing, conveying, and packing equipment.

Genc Degirmen – Gmach (3)
Genc Degirmen – Gmach is manufacturer of turnkey wheat – maize flour, semolina and animal feed plants, machines and equipment for 27 years. With our professional staff and high technology equipments, we are producing high quality, energy saving and high efficiency products according to your needs. Since 1990 , we have completed more than 300 turnkey projects in 42 countries.

GGI (1)


IMAS Integrated Machinery Systems (6)
IMAS, established in 1989, is a daughter company of İttifak Holding. For 25 years, it has produced turnkey grain milling systems with the MILLERAL trademark. IMAS manages manufacturing, marketing and after-sales services with an experienced, professional staff. It erects complete wheat flour, semolina and corn flour mills around the world.

Premier Tech Chronos (5)
Premier Tech Chronos is one of the largest packaging equipment manufacturers. Well-known in the flexible and rigid packaging industries, offering specific packaging machines and complete packaging lines for small- & large-scale productions. Our product includes bagger, valve bag fillers, FFS machines, robotic case packing machines, robot palletizers, stretch wrappers & hooders, and conveyors.


AB Enzymes GMBH (31)
Balaguer Rolls (39)
BASTAK Instruments (36)
Behn + Bates (34)
Brabender GmbH & Co. KG (32)
Buhler AG (12)
Chopin Technologies (22)
Erkaya Laboratory Instruments & Improvers (9)
FAWEMA GmbH (29)
FP Spomax SA (24)
Kay Jay Chill Rolls Pvt Ltd (18)
IMECO (35)
Milling & Grain (37) – WiFi Sponsor
Mill Service SpA (10)
Muhlenchemie GmbH & Co. KG (11)
NEUERO Industrietectnik (19)
OCRIM S.p.A (20)
OMAS SRL (25) – Mill Tour & Lunch Sponsor
Perten Instruments (21)
PETKUS Technologie GmbH (23)
Saati S.P.A (30)
Sankho Kaihatsu Co., Ltd (13)
Sefar Singapore PTE LTD (8) – Silver Sponsor
SELIS (37)
Statec Binder GmbH (26)
Sun Magnetic Sys-Tech Co., Ltd. (17)
Tanis Machine Technologies (16)
Thermal Remediation from Temp-Air (27)
Yenar A.Ş (28)


InterContinental Saigon Hotel 
Corner Hai Ba Trung , St.& Le Duan Bl
District 1 : Ho Chi Minh City

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Intercontinental Saigon hotel at a special IAOM rate of $175 USD (plus tax) per night for a single or $199 USD (plus tax) for a double room. To reserve a room, please complete the reservation form and submit it to the hotel by August 29, in order to secure the IAOM rate. Please send the completed form with your signature directly to the Hotel via and CC or by fax to + 84 8 3520 9955.

The InterContinental Saigon Hotel has been named as Vietnam’s Leading Hotel, Vietnam’s Leading Business Hotel and Vietnam’s Leading Conference Hotel 2016 by the prestigious World Travel Awards. This 5-star luxury Ho Chi Minh City hotel is located in the city center, less than a one-minute walk from famous landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Saigon Post Office and various restaurants, cafes and bars.

For more information and directions on getting to to the hotel, please visit the InterContinental Saigon Hotel’s website.


For the most up-to-date  information about visas and travel to Vietnam, be sure to visit the official Vietnam tourism website at Vietnam Tourism.


The full conference registration fee will include entry to the Pre-conference Workshop, Welcome Reception, Educational Sessions and Expo. If a spouse or partner will be accompanying you to the lunches and receptions, they will need to purchase a spouse/guest registration.

Credit Cards:  Registration will be open soon.

Wire Transfers & Checks:  Registration will be open soon.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $25 non-refundable processing fee, and must be postmarked prior to September 1 to be eligible for a refund. Cancellations postmarked after this date WILL NOT be refunded. Please allow six weeks to process refunds.

IAOM 365 Membership & Event app
Download the IAOM 365 mobile application from your phone or tablet. Enter the auto detect link: into the browser on your device or search IAOM 365. Access the app by using your email and password from IAOM’s Online Store. If you have difficulty logging in, please see the registration desk on-site.

The IAOM SEA mobile app allows you to get more out of the IAOM Southeast Asia Region Conference & Expo. You will be able to:
• Create and manage your own schedule
• Review educational programming at your convenience
• Message other attendees
• Access exhibitor marketing materials
• See who else is here in Vietnam

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District Leadership

Robert Cau

Erik Chu Choong
Prima Limited

Teh Lam Chuan
FFM Berhad

Raj Kumar Garg
R R Flour Mills

Mark Lyons
GGI International, Ltd.

Elmar Nau
Interflour Group Pte Ltd.

Will Syers