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Southeast Asia

5th Annual Southeast Asia District Conference & Expo

Nearly 200 milling professionals from across Asia will attend the 5th annual Southeast Asia District Conference & Expo from October 12-14, at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A one-day workshop called “Operative Miller – Process Management” will preceed the two-day conference.

The international forum will gather industry professionals for three days of educational programming, networking, the exchange of ideas, and the discovery of new products and services.

To make hotel reservations, use this reservation form.

A pre-conference workshop on Technical Operative-Process Management will take place on Oct. 12. Dr. Jeff Gwirtz, JAG Services, will conduct the pre-conference workshop.

The conference will open officially the evening of Oct. 12, with a welcome reception. The technical session and Expo will open on Oct. 13.

Technical Program Schedule (Tentative)

Sunday, October 12

8:30-9:30         Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

9:30-17:00       Workshop (w/breaks)

13:00-14:00     Workshop Lunch | 

15:00-17:00     Exhibitor Registration 

15:00-17:00     Exhibitor Move-in

17:00-18:00     Welcome Reception


Monday, October 13

8:30-9:30         Registration opens | Foyer

9:30-9:45         Conference Opening |Ballroom

Educational Sessions | Ballroom 2


Tuesday, October 14

9:00 am     Registration Opens| Foyer

Educational Sessions | Ballroom

13:00-14:00      Lunch | 

Educational Sessions | Ballroom

16:00                 Expo Closes

Educational Sessions | Ballroom

17:00                 Closing Remarks,  Damon Sidles, IAOM President

About the Pre-Conference Workshop Presenter

Dr. Jeff Gwirtz earned his B.S. in Milling Science and Management in 1979 and joined Cereal Food Processors as an Assistant to the Milling Superintendent. Jeff became a Production Assistant in 1981 with Ralston Purina Company in Davenport, Iowa. He joined Research and Development at Ralston Purina Company’s headquarters in St. Louis as a Food Technologist in 1982. Jeff was promoted, in 1985, to Sr. Food Technologist and in 1987 became Sr. Project Leader for extruded cereals. In 1989 he returned to the Grain Science and Industry Department at Kansas State University as an instructor. In 1992 he completed his master’s degree and in 1998 he earned his Ph.D. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1998. Jeff started JAG Services Inc. in 2003 and returned to Grain Science and Industry as associate professor in 2006. Jeff has authored or co-authored over 84 outreach articles, 8 referred articles, 6 book chapters or appendices presented at over 125 short courses, training sessions and conferences in 18 countries. Dr. Jeff returned to JAG Services Inc. full time in 2011 to provide consulting, training, and research services to help customers achieve their goals and maximize the return on their capital investment.

IAOM invites you to participate in the 5th Annual IAOM Southeast Asia District Expo October 12-14 at Sunway Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This meeting has more than exceeded our expectations and we are expecting approximately 200 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 focus a pre-conference workshop on pest management 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

We are currently extending invitations to companies who have participated in this conference in the past through a priority point system.  Once we have opened up the booth space selection to everyone, the prospectus will be posted here.


Alapala Machine*
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.

Bühler Asia Private Limited*
Bühler is a global technology partner for the food industry, chemical processing, and die casting. Bühler is a leader in technologies for milling of wheat, durum, rice, oats, barley; feed and oilseeds, grain handling, brewing/malting, color sorting, chocolate/cocoa, pasta, paints/inks/chemicals, extrusion systems, thermal processes, nanotechnology. Bühler’s priority is to improve customer performance.

Golden Grain International is a mill engineering design and equipment supply company. Its marketing office is based in Hong Kong. Professor Li Dongsen, founded the holding company [Zhengzhou Golden Grain] which has designed over 400 flour mills (150-3,500 MT) within the PRC and the world market place over the last 12 years.


Sefar Singapore PTE LTD
Sefar is the leading provider of synthetic and wire screening products for the milling industry. With 175 years of experience, world-class production facilities and a proven history of exceptional customer service, Sefar has become the industry’s top provider of high-quality industry from the end of the 90s.


FP Spomax SA – FP Engineering LTD
FP Spomax SA supplies grain processing plants, positive displacement three-lobe blowers and centrifugally cast iron rolls for the food industry. Founded in 1882, it is ISO 9001 quality control standard certified and sells its products in over 40 countries. It supplies complete flour mills with a product range encompassing cleaning, milling, mixing and packing technology; consultation, planning, design, engineering, start- up, after-sales service and staff training.


Balaguer Rolls (Spain)
Balaguer has earned the trust of many of the largest manufacturers of food machinery equipment, who incorporate Balaguer rolls on their rollers mills worldwide. Balaguer also supplies rolls to end users: flour mills, edible oils factories, etc. in 120 countries. The annual production amounts to 12,000 rolls. With measures ranging from 150 to 812mm in diameter and up to 2200mm in length.

Chopin Technologies
For more than 70 years, Chopin’s range of products has been dedicated to quality control analysis for grains, flours, foods and feeds. Its international experience allows Chopin to propose complete and adapted solutions for all flour producers and users. Chopin’s team is comprised of highly-skilled technicians relayed by a network of more than 40 distributors worldwide.

IMAS Integrated Machinery Systems
IMAS, established in 1989, is a daughter company of İttifak Holding. For nearly a quarter century, 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 sets up complete wheat flour, semolina and corn flour mills throughout the world.

Kay Jay Chill Rolls Pvt Ltd 
Kay Jay Chill Rolls is dedicated to manufacturing rolls for the grain and cereal milling, flour milling, animal feed mills, oil milling, cracking and flaking, rice flaking, steel re-rolling mills, pipe and tube mills, mixing, soap, paint, rubber, packaging, chocolate, coffee, beverage, malting, paper, mineral and ore grinding and other various industries since 1975.

Yenar A.Ş
YENAR A.Ş produces chilled iron rolls, manufactured using a double layer centrifugal casting system for the milling, crushing and flaking industries. The production range of the rolls is from 100 to 800 mm in diameter and from 300 to 2000 mm in length. Rolls are produced blank, ready to be fluted or fully finished. Yenar is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier worldwide and certified ISO 9002.

Intercontinental Hotel – HCMC


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa at a special IAOM rate of RM 430.00++ single (approximately $136.00) and RM 460.00++ double (approximately $145.00) per night. To reserve a room, please complete the reservation form and submit it to the hotel by October 1, 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.

This amazing 800-acre “Resort-within-a-City” landmark also features the Balinese-inspired Mandara Spa, a fitness centre, a theme park with the largest manmade surf beach, extreme sports and wildlife interactive zoo, an upscale mega shopping and entertainment mall with over 700 specialty stores, a medical centre, educational facilities and a multitude of distinctive business and leisure facilities.

For more information and directions on getting to the hotel, please visit the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa website.


For the most up-to-date  information about visas and travel to Vietnam, be sure to visit the official Vietnam tourism website at Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

If you or someone from your company is interested in presenting at this year’s SEA District Conference, please complete an application form:

What’s New Session
Technical Paper

Registration for the 5th Annual IAOM Southeast Asia District Conference & Expo is now open.

Full conference registration is US $160, which includes the pre-conference workshop  on October 12. The full conference registration fee covers entry to the Pre-conference Workshop, Welcome Reception, Educational Sessions, and Expo. If a spouse or partner will be accompanying you at the lunches and reception, they will need to purchase a spouse/guest registration for US $75.

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District Leadership

Erik Chu Choong
Prima Limited Singapore

Teh Lam Chuan
FFM Berhad

Raj Kumar Garg
R R Flour Mills

Dr. Irfan Hashmi
GrainCorp Operations, Ltd.

Mark Lyons
GGI International, Ltd.

Elmar Nau
Interflour Group Pte Ltd.

Ric Pinca
Philippine Association of Flour Millers (Pafmil)

Will Syers

Ken Quail, PhD
Grain Growers

Ashok Sarkar
Canadian International Grains Institute