News last update:6 Aug 2012

Victam grows to largest feed show in the world

Three related shows will open for the very first time at the prestigious Koelnmesse (the Cologne Exhibition Centre) in Cologne, Germany from the 3 – 5 May 2011, making it the largest feed processing event in the world.

The three shows are:
  1. FIAAP, a new trade show and a series of conferences dedicated to ingredients, additives and formulation for animal feed, aquafeed & dry petfood;
  2. Victam International, the world famous exhibition and conferences for technology and processing for animal feed, aquafeed and dry petfood. New for 2011 will be a large number of exhibitors displaying biomass pelleting technology; and
  3. GRAPAS, a new show with its own conference. GRAPAS profiles grain processing, flour milling, pasta, breakfast cereals and extruded snack production.
Henk van de Bunt, General Manager of Victam, said at a recent interview “The new combination of shows and conferences and together with the new venue of Cologne will prove to be an undoubted success and is also proving to be very popular with the exhibitors.”
“You only have to go to our website and look at the exhibitor list and the floorplan of the enlarged exhibition area to realise that when the shows open next May it will truly be the largest dedicated animal feed and grain processing event in the world.”
“Many of the exhibition stands have grown in size and complexity. I have never experienced a show where the demand for exhibition space has been so high and especially early. Judging by the floorplan and the number of requests for exhibition space I think that this new show will be entirely sold out,” Van de bunt says.
Early indications also point to a great interest in the shows not just from visitors from Germany, but also The Netherlands, the base of Victam, and indeed all over the world.
Van de Bunt also discussed the series of conferences that will be held alongside the shows. “We are excited about the quality and number of conferences that are being organised to compliment the three exhibitions,” he said.
“We have seven in all, and that is without the programme of technical seminars by exhibitors, they cover the entire spectrum of animal feed, aquafeed and dry petfood processing and ingredients, grain processing and flour milling and lastly biomass pelleting technology.”
Biomass popularity
Biomass is getting even more important as an alternative green energy source. In 2011 visitors to the show will be able to see probably the largest and greatest concentration of companies supplying biomass pelleting technology in the world.
This is especially encouraging as Germany and many of its neighbours are utilising biomass as alternative energy source in the planning of their national energy programmes.
Innovations Award
It is said that a number of companies will be launching exciting new products at the event and that many of these will be aimed at increasing efficiency whilst reducing energy consumption.
In cooperation with AllAboutFeed the contest for the Innovations Award is up and running. Full details can be obtained from the Victam organisation.


Dick Ziggers

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