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IAOM All-District Virtual Conference & Expo

September 15, 2020 - September 17, 2020

Join hundreds of milling professionals from across North America and around the world when they convene virtually from September 15-17 for the inaugural IAOM All-District Virtual Fall Conference & Expo.

About the Conference
Grain milling professionals consistently find that the IAOM conference experience affords them an opportunity to enhance and advance their careers through comprehensive education programs, to connect with their industry peers at exciting networking events, and to develop relationships with vendors who offer the products and services they need to efficiently do their job.

During the pandemic, to ensure the safety of all attendees, we are taking our normal in-person district meetings to a virtual platform – one that will allow milling and allied trade professionals to gather for three days of education, networking and fellowship. Educational and technical programs presented are designed to assist millers in improving yields, productivity, customer satisfaction and safety. The programs are presented by seasoned professionals in the field who have experienced the issues affecting millers first-hand.

In addition, the event will also include a virtual Expo for milling professionals, featuring dozens of companies displaying their milling and processing equipment and related services using virtual tools.

Featured Exhibitors
Agri-Neo Inc
Bratney Companies
CCS Group, LLC
CETEC Cereal Technologies, Inc.
Columbia / Okura LLC
Design Corrugating Company
Fumigation Service & Supply Co.
GEA Golfo Sangati
Great Western Manufacturing
Haver & Boecker USA, Inc.
Hood Packaging Corporation
Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
Kice Industries, Inc.
Premier Tech Chronos
Puritan Magnetics, Inc.
RevTech Process Systems
Sefar Inc.
Technipes SRL/ Cordano Packaging
Vicam, A Waters Business
World Grain / Sosland Publishing Company



Tuesday, September 15 (all times CDT)

9:30-10 am | Coffee & Conversation 

10 am | Welcome and Program Overview

10:10 am | IAOM International Update
IAOM President David Jansen, Siemer Milling Company

10:45 am | Fire Explosion/Prevention, Feed Mill Design and Potential Hazards
Karl von Knobelsdorff, Knobelsdorff Enterprises

11:20 am | Efficacy of Patented Organic Acid-based Sanitizer against Shiga Toxin producing E. coli (STEC) Surrogate during Wheat Tempering
Rob Wong, Agri-Neo Inc.

11:50 | Break – Expo Open 

1:00 pm | TBD 
Dr. Jeff Gwirtz, JAG Services

1:50 pm | TBD

2:20 pm | Expo Open 

3:30-4:30 pm | Networking Hour

Wednesday, September 16

9:30-10 am | Coffee & Conversation

10 am | Welcome and Program Overview

10:05 am | Panel Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion in Milling 
Fran Churchill, Kansas State University, Jennifer Harnish, PHM Brands, and David Pickett, ADM Milling

11:20 am | Sifter Inspections 
Matt Fanshier, Great Western Mfg. Co., Inc.

11:55 am | Break – Expo Open 

1:00 pm | Airlock Maintenance 
Dave Link, Kice Industries

1:35 pm | Explosion Safety for Bucket Elevators, Venting, Isolation and Suppression
James Peters, Boss Products LLC

2:05 pm | Expo Open

3:10 pm-4:30 pm | Networking 

Thursday, September 17

9:30-10 am | Coffee & Conversation

10 am | Welcome and Program Overview

10:05 am | Fumigation, Anti-microbial, Anti-viral Update
Alex Luce, Ecolab

10:40 am | Biosecurity in the Food Industry
Donald Hamm, Zirconia Inc.

11:15 am | Break – Expo Open

2:00 pm | US Wheat Crop Update
Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat Commission

2:35 pm | Importance and Testing of Damaged Starch in Flour Milling
Dr. Hikmet Boyacioglu, Chopin Technologies/KPM Analytics