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President of FEFAC to open VICTAM INTERNATIONAL 2011 - 3 – 5 May 2011, Cologne, Germany.

It will be four years since the last Victam International exhibition and a lot has happened within the industries that this world famous exhibition serves
February 9, 2011

President of FEFAC to open VICTAM INTERNATIONAL 2011 - 3 – 5 May 2011, Cologne, Germany.

“I am pleased to announce that Mr. Vanden Avenne, the President of FEFAC ( the European Feed Manufacturers Federation) will participate at the official opening ceremony of the new FIAAP, Victam & GRAPAS International 2011 exhibitions and conferences. Mr Vanden Avenne will help in the ribbon cutting ceremony alongside other dignitaries from the Feed & Grain Industries.” Henk van de Bunt announced at a recent Press gathering.

Mr van de Bunt went on to say “It will be four years since the last Victam International exhibition and a lot has happened within the industries that this world famous exhibition serves. This will be reflected in this new event – there will now be three trade shows within the exhibition hall and seven different conferences for the international delegates to attend.

It is a new home for the event, our last show was held in 2007, yes 2007 it is a long time ago, and in Utrecht in The Netherlands. Now the new event will be held within the largest exhibition hall within the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Hall 6 of Koelnmesse is their newest hall. It has no pillars within it to disturb visitor traffic flow, and has a wide range of restaurants and pubs where you can catch up with old friends and colleagues.
Cologne/Bonn international airport is directly connected to 135 destinations. A further four international airports can be reached within a short time from the ICE train station which is situated directly at the fairgrounds; one of them is Frankfurt which is less than one hour. Ten motorways around Cologne connect to the European highway network and there is easy parking with Koelnmesse having approximately 15,000 parking-lots.

This year our exhibitors have an enormous range of products on display. With almost 300 exhibiting companies, and from 28 countries. The displays and number of products for our visitors to see and discuss is impressive.”

“Victam International is now the largest exhibition in the world for animal feed processing technology and systems. Our visitors will see the latest specialist appropriate technology that is used in the safe and cost effective manufacture of animal and aquafeeds as well for dry petfood. There will also be a wide selection of companies that supply the “nuts & bolts” equipment that are so necessary for a modern and efficient production plant and distribution system. These include silos, conveyors, IT, magnetics, coolers/dryers, bagging systems, trucks, and much, much more.

Many of our specialist feed equipment suppliers have diversified into other important industry sectors and Biomass is now one of those that is particularly important. Many countries, especially here in Europe have regulated that biomass must be an alternative energy source within their national energy programmes.
Pelleting of organic waste/materials has therefore become increasingly important to energy generators and providers a source of “green” material for alternative power generation.

Within our show you will find and see probably the largest assembly of companies and equipment that is used in the production of biomass pellets. Like any other production plant it requires ancillary equipment for its efficient operation, and plant managers will see a wide range of these systems and appliances.

FIAAP is our new trade show with conferences organised specifically for ingredients, additives and formulation technology used within animal feed, aquafeed and dry petfood processing. Exhibitors will be displaying a wide range of feed ingredients, feed additives, formulation programs, laboratory and quality control equipment.

GRAPAS is also a new exhibition and conference and is for flour milling, grain processing, storage & preservation, pasta, breakfast cereal and extruded snack production. Visitors will be able to see a wide range systems and equipment used in these production processes and will include: flour & rice milling technology, extruders, flakers, additives & flavours, etc.

Again as with all production plants ancillary equipment is required to supplement the specialist technology - dust explosion prevention systems, silos, conveyors, elevators, magnetics, coolers/dryers, instrumentation & automation, bagging systems, to name a few. All of these and more will be on display at the exhibition in Cologne.

We have introduced a new visitor registration system. All a visitor needs to do is visit our website! , click on “visitor registration” and then complete the online form. He or she will then receive, by return, an automated confirmation of their FREE visitor registration. Print your confirmation BUT they MUST bring this when they come to the show. The printed confirmation must be presented to our receptionists at the desk marked “PRE-REGISTERED VISITORS” and there they will receive their entrance badge. This badge must be worn whilst in the exhibition and will allow entrance to all three shows on all three.
We now have registration forms available in the following languages: Arabic, Dutch, English Farsi, Iran, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

This year we will have a total of seven Technical Conferences on a wide and important range of subjects.”

The Conference and Exhibitor Technical Seminar programme is shown below:

Tuesday 3 May:
1. Aquafeed Horizons (
2. The IFF Feed Processing Conference (No charge)
3. Exhibitor Technical Seminars # (No charge)

Wednesday 4 May:
1. Petfood Forum Europe 2011
2. The FIAAP Conference (

3. Feed Safety & Sustainability Assurance in a Globalizing Industry (No charge)
4. Exhibitor Technical Seminars # (No charge)

Thursday 5 May:
1. The GRAPAS Conference (

2. Pellets for Bioenergy: The market takes off
3. Exhibitor Technical Seminars # (No charge)

#Exhibitor Technical Seminars:
During the exhibition a series of Technical Seminars will be held every day. The seminars will be presented by a number of different exhibitors and will be discussing a wide range of subjects. The finalised programme of these technical seminars will be made available shortly on the Victam website –