IDMA, one of the world’s largest meeting points of milling machines, cereals and pulses processing industry, is opening up to the world from Turkey, the motherland of wheat. Parantez Group, gathering the sector under its umbrella for the eighth time in Istanbul, decided to organize IDMA in South America, Africa, and Asia following the demands of organizing the fair also in different regions of the world.
IDMA – International Flour, Feed, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulghur, Milling Machinery & Pulse, Pasta, Biscuit Technologies Exhibition, hosts thousands of professional investors from all around the world for the eighth time on 20-23 March 2019 at Istanbul Expo Center. Nearly 200 international brands in milling, cereals and pulses processing technologies from 26 countries will open their booths and present their latest technologies. The IDMA Exhibition, where 155 billion dollar wheat and 5 billion dollar flour market technologies are exhibited, will be the platform of the sector once again with more than 7 thousand visitors across 105 countries.
Parantez Group, the organizer of the fair, is confident that IDMA will delight both the exhibitor and the visitor this year. “We will bring together the world milling sector. All eyes will be on IDMA.” says Zubeyde Kavraz, General Manager of the Parantez Group. Reminding that IDMA 2017 Exhibition aroused interest with more than 7 thousand visitors from different nationalities, Ms. Kavraz states they expect more visitors this year.
Kavraz said that exhibitors and visitors from different regions of the world have expressed their appreciation for the success of IDMA and that they are facing the demands of organizing the fair also in other regions of the world. Kavraz, announced that Parantez Fair will organize exhibitions to bring the sector together in South America, Africa, and Asia on top of Istanbul.
Parantez Group General Manager emphasized that one of the most important tools in terms of business development and marketing in international markets where there is fierce competition in every field is fairs. “IDMA has played a significant role in strengthening the brand awareness of the companies serving in the milling sector, assisted them to reach new customers, diversify their markets and establish new export links. IDMA has become a platform for technology, information and innovation transfer in this industry. The companies that participated here increased their sales, enjoyed the opportunity to exhibit their new products and get in contact with customers who they could not reach with direct sales. All sector stakeholders (producers, investors, engineers, academicians) participating in IDMA were able to meet under one roof to discuss the problems of the sector and to discuss solutions. Our friends, who have seen these contributions, demanded that the fair take place in their own countries too. Now I think it is time to respond to these demands. Counting on our experience in this sector and the network we obtained with 85 thousand professionals and sector representatives across five continents, we decided to organize IDMA in Africa, Asia, and South America,” she said.
THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE LIFEBLOOD FOR SECTOR
Parantez Group has gained a significant advantage this year in terms of procurement committees. Turkish Ministry of Commerce who wants to develop the foreign trade of Turkey, has involved IDMA Exhibition, which attained success with the participation of foreign visitors, in the scope of the support given to the international sectoral fairs. Under the coordinatorship of Turkish Ministry of Commerce and with the organization of Central Anatolian Exporters Union (OAIB), procurement committees will be brought to 8th IDMA Exhibition from many locations of the world notably from Africa and South America.
TABADER AND IDMA SUPPORT SECTOR WITH TRAINING
Association of Grain and Pulses Processing Technologies, Storage and Analysis Systems (TABADER), which brings together the stakeholders of the milling industry under its roof, provides certified milling training at IDMA, which will be held at Istanbul Expo Center between 20-23 March 2019. The training, which will start on 21 March, will be performed in two languages as English and Turkish for the flour and feed sectors. Giving information about the program TABADER Secretary General Hülya Duman said students in the food engineering departments of universities and more than 70 persons consisting of employees such as general managers, technical managers, project managers, and production managers in flour and feed factories registered for the program.
IN FLOUR, FEED, AND PULSES SUMMIT
TABADER will conclude two more important events other than training simultaneously with IDMA. TABADER will carry the Gathering of Doyens to the international arena thanks to IDMA Fair’s international network in 2019. As part of the 2nd Gathering of Doyens and Award Ceremony, which be held be in WOW Hotel in conjunction with IDMA Fair on 20 March 2019, the organization will present awards to those who contributed to the sector for at least half a century on cereal and pulse milling and their technologies around the world.
Before the International Gathering of Doyens and the Award Ceremony, TABADER will host “IFP-2019 International Flour, Feed, Pulses Summit. In the summit, future, global economy, expectations, export/import, strategies and foresights related to grains, pulses, flour and feed industries will be evaluated with the valuable panelists. Twenty international sector associations, delegates and over 200 companies will attend to the Summit. In the summit, TABADER’s valuable panelists are Mr. Ahmet Güldal, Turkish Grain Board General Manager; Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Turkey Abzal Saparbekuly; Mr. Erhan Özmen, Chairman of Southeast Flour Producers Association; Mr. M. Ülkü Karakuş, Chairman of Feed Industrialists Association of Turkey; Ms. Antonina Sklyarenko, Head of Community of Pulses Producers and Customers in Ukraine.