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Western Canadian

Sept. 14-16, 2016:  64th Annual Western Canadian District Fall Conference

Regina, Saskatchewan

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The 64th  Annual Conference of the Western Canadian District of the International Association of Operative Millers (I.A.O.M.) will be held at the Ramada  Plaza Hotel, Regina, SK  Sept. 14-16, 2016

The Technical Sessions will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15th, and the planning committee has arranged for speakers to discuss topics related both to technical milling and to related equipment. In addition, the annual business meeting will be held for the I.A.O.M. Western Canadian District.

In addition to these technical matters, we invite you to take the opportunity to network with colleagues during such activities as the pre-conference I.A.O.M. Western Canadian District Golf Tournament at the nearby Deer Valley Golf Club, the Opening Evening Reception & Casino, Evening Banquet, Breakfast, and Industry Tour on Friday.

Companions are invited to join with the conference group on the Wednesday and Thursday evening events, and on Friday for breakfast and an industry tour.

The I.A.O.M. Conference site is the Ramada Plaza Hotel – 1818 Victoria Ave, Regina SK S4P 0R1
1- (306) 569-1666 x 7200 (must phone for reservation)

A block of guest rooms has been reserved for the I.A.O.M. Conference at a special rate ranging from $139.00 – $144.00 CAD per night (plus taxes) for the dates of Tuesday September 13th to Thursday September 15, 2016. Please phone for reservations, and identify yourself as being with group reservation number IAOM Conference Group Code: CGAENS to receive the discounted room rates.  The room rate is available until August 30, 2016.


To join other industry members in financial sponsorship of the I.A.O.M. Conference, contact Abe Ens or Al Doherty for a sponsor package or to discuss or confirm your sponsorship. All companies making contributions will be recognized in the program during the conference. We look forward to having your participation as a sponsor of the I.A.O.M. Western Canadian District Conference.


For general golf & conference information, please contact Abe Ens


Wednesday, September 14h.

Deer Valley Golf Club
Breakfast at Golf Course 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Golf (optional) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ramada Plaza Hotel – Cdn North & Centre
Registration desk is open 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hors D’qeuvres 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Opening reception & Casino 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
(If paid for banquet this is included)

Thursday, September 15th

Ramada Plaza Hotel – Cdn North & Centre
Registration desk is open 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
8:00 AM Registration, Breakfast on your Own
8:45 AM On-Time Award Sponsored by: Abell Pest Control
8:50 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks: Abe Ens – District Chairman NutraSun Foods
9:00 AM Keynote Address: Graham Worden – GC Worden Consulting – History and Change in the Milling Industry over the past 40 years
9:30 AM Grain and Flour Analysis Tools – Presented by: Bethany Stevens, Unity Scientific
10:00 AM Coffee Break Sponsored by: Abell Pest Control
10:25 AM On-Time Award Sponsored by: Abell Pest Control
10:30 AM Metal Dection to Enhance Food Safety Presented by: Rob Armstrong, Pal Distributors Inc.
10:50 AM Improvements in Sifter Technology Presented by: Brooke Dessert, Great Western Sifter
11:10 AM Wireless Hazard Monitoring to Improve Safety and Efficiency, Presented by: Jeff Winters, Electro-Sensors
11:30 AM Insect Pest Management Through Thermal Remediation Presented by: Raj Hulasare, Thermal Remediation
12:00 PM Lunch Sponsored by: Buhler Inc.
1:00 PM On-Time Award Sponsored by: Abell Pest Control
1:05 PM Chemical Imaging Technology in Real Time Presented by: Chris Hemming/Lukas Lackner, Blue Water Automation/MD Packaging/Insort Technologies
1:30 PM Automated Packaging Innovations Presented by: Rim Boltong, Haver Boecker
2:00 PM Specialty Milling Presented by: Tim Boehm, Buhler Group
2:30 PM Coffee Break Sponsored by: Abell Pest Control
2:55 PM Business Meeting – IAOM Western Canadian Members Only Ian Slimmon – District Director
Allen Doherty – District Secretary & Treasurer
3:15 PM End of Formal Program / Meeting

Ramada Plaza Hotel – Cdn North & Centre

6:00 – 7:00 PM Pre-Banquet Reception
7:00 – 10:00 PM Dinner Buffet, Wine, & Dessert
Entertainment to follow by Don Stevenson Comedy Magic
Door Prize Sponsored by: Tundra Mechanical & Millwright
Wine Sponsored by: Whitelaw Machinery
Wine Glasses Sponsored by: Wedlock Paper Converters
Banquet Sponsored by: Hood Packaging Corp & Corbion Caravan

Friday, September 16th

Breakfast – Atrium Restaurant
Companion and Delegate Joint Breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. sponsored by Perten Instruments, followed by an 11:00 AM Industry Tour & Lunch: Bushwakker Brewpub

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District Officers

Ian Slimmon

Grain Millers Canada Corp

Kody O’Brien
Rogers Foods

David Zink
Vice Chairperson

Trevor Gyoerick
1st Exe. Chairperson
Grain Millers

Allen Doherty
Hood Packaging Corporation