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Nov 29 2012

Abu Dhabi to Host International Milling Conference

Abu Dhabi to Host International Milling Conference
Organized annually by the International Association of Operative Millers


Abu Dhabi, 29 November, 2012: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to host the 23rd Annual International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Mideast & Africa District Conference & Expo in Abu Dhabi, during the first week of December, in an effort to promote and support the national and regional development of the industry. The event will be jointly hosted by the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and Agthia Group PJSC, one of the leading Food & Beverage companies in the UAE.

Set to be held from December 6th to 8th 2012 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, the event is expected to attract over 100 exhibitors and 600 delegates from more than 50 countries worldwide. The exhibitors will represent grain traders, machinery manufactures, food processing and packing companies, as well as numerous industry experts from multi-trade grain houses, flour millers, government authorities, commodity traders and machinery suppliers.

The three-day conference and expo will address major themes regarding the milling industry including global food security, commodity market volatility, as well providing a platform for networking, exploring new markets and sharing new technologies, quality and safety standards, trends and learnings related to the milling industry.

"Abu Dhabi is an enchanting destination for our forthcoming Conference & Expo because of the tremendous growth and development the city has witnessed in the past decade. This growth in business activity makes the city a hub for IAOM to fulfill its mission of promoting a spirit of fellowship & cooperation in the milling industry, as well as providing an international forum for networking, exchanging of ideas, offering technical and educational opportunities, and discovering of new products and services that will eventually benefit consumers and businesses alike," emphasized Merzad Jamshidi, District Director of IAOM.

The IAOM, founded in 1896, is considered to be the largest gathering of milling industry professionals in the Middle East and Africa Region and comprises grain millers and allied trades representatives devoted to the advancement of education and training opportunities in the grain milling industries.

The IAOM Conference & Expo is held annually, rotating between the Middle East and Africa region, and overall interest to participate in this year's conference & expo is expected to exceed that of previous years.


About Agthia Group
Agthia Group is a leading Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company established in 2004.

The Company is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and has the symbol "AGTHIA". 51 percent of the Company's shares are held by General Holding Corporation, an Abu Dhabi Government entity, with the balance held by individual and institutional investors.

The Company's assets are located in the UAE, Egypt and Turkey. Agthia offers a world-class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high quality and trusted food and beverage products for customers and consumers across the UAE, GCC, Turkey and the wider Middle East.

Agthia employs approximately 1,800 employees and has four business divisions in various food and beverage segments:

UAE, Agri Business Division: Responsible for the management, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of Grand Mills, the leading high-quality flour and animal feed products in the UAE;

UAE, Consumer Business Division: Responsible for the management, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of several brands including: Al Ain Mineral Water, a leading bottled drinking water in the UAE; Capri-Sun juices; Al Ain tomato paste and frozen vegetables products; Chiquita juices; and Yoplait dairy products;

Egypt, Business Division: Responsible for the management, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of Al Ain and Pure Natural tomato and chilli paste, frozen vegetables and fruit puree;

Turkey, Business Division: Responsible for the management, manufacturing, distribution and marketing natural spring bottled water.

About the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM)
The International Association of Operative Millers is an international organization comprised of flour millers, cereal grain and seed processors and allied trades representatives and companies devoted to the advancement of technology in the flour milling, cereal grain and seed processing industries.

Founded in 1896, the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) is an international organization comprised of grain millers and allied trades representatives devoted to the advancement of education and training opportunities in the grain milling industries.

Among its members, IAOM promotes a spirit of fellowship and cooperation, enhances their proficiency, and advances their interests in industry activities. With 15 districts around the world, the IAOM provides an international forum for networking; the exchange of ideas, technical and educational opportunities; and the discovery of new products and services.

IAOM provides an international forum for networking, the exchange of ideas, technical and educational opportunities, and the discovery of new products and services.

For more information, please check the website www.iaom-mea.com or please contact info@iaom-mea.com, Tel: +968 2471 2338, Fax: +968 2471 1340

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