World Grain - October 2021 - 38

celebrating
125 years
in person
by Arvin Donley
A
IAOM
members took
advantage
of their first
opportunity
to meet in
person in
more than
two years at a
reception the
night before
the opening of
the conference
and expo in
Little Rock,
Arkansas, US.
fter two years of communicating through texts,
phone calls and online meetings, members
of the International Association of Operative
Millers (IAOM) finally enjoyed some in-person interaction
when they gathered in Little Rock, Arkansas,
US, to celebrate the organization's 125th anniversary.
The delegates attending this year's IAOM's annual
conference and expo, held Aug. 30-Sept. 2, witnessed
the latest milling technology, heard education presentations
and paid tribute to several longtime industry
members who were honored during an awards banquet.
The annual event was canceled in the spring of 2020
during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic
when nations were asking their citizens to shelter in
place to prevent the spread of the virus. Although restrained
from attending social events, flour millers
have been busier than ever producing the staple food
product that has been in high demand throughout the
pandemic, particularly during the early stages.
" It's been a difficult year or two with us living
through this pandemic, and at times it doesn't seem
like we're really any closer to the end of it, " said new
IAOM President Randy Garvert of Ardent Mills during
his inauguration speech at the IAOM banquet. " But I
am so proud of the way our industry has responded as
heroes on the front line every day feeding the people
of the world. We all had to adapt quickly and meet the
challenge head on. "
Melinda Farris, chief executive officer of the IAOM,
noted that 2020 was only the second year in the organization's
125-year history that the conference wasn't
held in person. She sensed a strong desire by the membership
to gather in person for this year's conference
and was pleased that it finally came to fruition.
" Going into the event, we knew that our numbers
would be down since many of our international attendees
weren't able to travel, " Farris said. " We were about
65% of our average attendance. Based on the feedback,
exhibitors were pleased with the turnout given the circumstances
and very happy to be able to meet so many
of their customers in one location. "
The IAOM offered live streaming of some of the
conference events for those who were unable to attend.
" Based on information collected at registration, we
knew that over 75% of those in attendance were fully
vaccinated, " Farris said. " Those who attended felt
IAOM's annual
conference and
expo returns
after a two-year
hiatus due to
the pandemic
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