IDMA which is the only international technology exhibition of world grain and pulse processing sector opened its doors to the visitors coming from all over the world between 23-26 April 2015. During 4 days, 9346 local and foreign professionals from 98 countries followed the Exhibition which was held in Istanbul Expo Center.
The 6th of IDMA - International Flour, Semolina, Rice, Corn, Bulghur, Feed Milling Machinery and Pulse, Pasta, Biscuit Technologies Exhibition which is the biggest meeting platform of grain and pulses processing industry on international scale, was held with a high level of participation at Istanbul Expo Center between 23 and 26 April 2015.
Erhan ÖZMEN, the President of Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Federation (TFIF), Rodion RYBCZYNSKI, the President of Ukrainian Flour Millers Association, Hitesh CHANDAK, the President of Roller Flour Millers Federation of India, Savina VLAHOVA, the President of Union of Bulgarian Millers, Mohammad Hashim GHAZNIWAL, the President of Afghanistan Fortified Flour Mills Association, Abeba TESFAYE, the President of Ethiopian Millers Association, Gaye AMADOU, the President of Senegal National Federation of Bakers, Drazen MILOLOZA, the General Secretary of Croatian Chamber of Economy, Igor LIPOVNIK, the General Secretary of Chamber of Agricultural and Food Companies Slovenia, Dalia RUSCIAUSKIENE, the General Secretary of Lithuanian Grain Processors’ Association and Abdellatif IZEM, the President of Morocco National Federation of Milling attended the opening ceremony of the Exhibition held on 23 April 2015. The presidents of the associations who came together in Istanbul for directing their investments gave speech during the opening ceremony of IDMA and emphasized the importance of IDMA Exhibition for themselves and the role of it in the sector.
INVESTORS WERE AT IDMA FOR A FINAL DECISION
IDMA, held by Parantez Fair Organization in Istanbul every two years, is the only international exhibition where all the technologies needed in flour, rice, corn, bulghur, feed machinery and pulse, pasta, biscuit plants are exhibited all together and in operating order. Thus, all the sector professionals who have investment plans meet in Istanbul every two years for making their final decision in choosing technology. The Exhibition, the 6th one was held this year, managed to increase the number of visitors despite the war in Middle Eastern countries, the crisis between Ukraine and Russia and also increasing parity of dollar on an international scale. However, this economic and political situation made a distinctive impact on visitors. At this year’s exhibition, companies which already have investment plans and are on the process of choosing their technologies predominated the visitor number instead of those which make a market research for their future investments. In this aspect, IDMA 2015 Exhibition enabled more hot sales.
VISITORS FROM 98 COUNTRIES
IDMA Exhibition which was opened on Thursday, 23 April and continued 4 days hosted 4131 local and 5215 foreign, totally 9346 local and foreign professionals of the sector from 98 countries this year. The professionals of the sector who found wide range of machinery, product and services under one roof in IDMA, had the opportunity of meeting with the companies that are among the world giants in cereals and pulses processing technologies and directed their investments while having also the chance of comparing and contrasting the companies developing the similar technologies, the technologies they develop and many other alternatives in every respect.
Including Middle East, Asia and Europe visited IDMA 2015 predominantly. While Asia shares 38 percent of the foreign visitors in IDMA, Europe has 36 percent. Africa with 22 percent, America with 3 percent and Australian Continent with 1 percent follow these two continents.
ALL THE TECHNOLOGIES FROM A TO Z ARE IN IDMA
148 local and 105 foreign, totally 253 companies exhibited at IDMA 2015 Exhibition. While 50 foreign companies directly participated in the exhibition, 55 of them took part with their representatives.
253 company with a booth in 3 halls comprising of an area of 33,000 sqm presented the latest technologies used in flour, semolina, corn, rice and feed milling and pulse cleaning, packaging, pasta and biscuit plants, and the latest innovations in storage silos, loading, conveying and unloading systems; laboratory devices; additives; packaging machines and materials; spare parts and sub-industry to the taste of the visitors. Having sounding out the global grain and pulses processing sector for 10 years, IDMA is aiming to increase both the number and diversity of its visitors by continuing to direct the sector in the upcoming period.