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oils+fats leverages boost from drinktec

August 10, 2017

Supporting program expanded

oils+fats 2017, Europe’s only trade fair for the production and further processing of vegetable and animal oils and fats, will take place from September 11 to 15, 2017. What is special this year: it will be held for 5 days for the first time, alongside drinktec 2017, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry. That is highly interesting, given that all visitors to oils+fats also have access to drinktec 2017 and its integrated exhibition area for wine technology SIMEI@drinktec with their admission ticket. That means they can leverage synergies, since beverage and liquid food producers often use similar technologies and packaging as in the oils and fats industry.

oils+fats is held alongside drinktec every four years. That combination reaps advantages for oils+fats and is also reflected in the figures for 2017. Around 50 exhibitors from 16 countries will occupy an area of 3,000 square meters. Visitors to the event naturally benefit from the wide range of exhibitors. The following companies have already announced some of their highlights in the run-up to the trade fair: Andreotti Impianti Spa, Camelina Company España, CMBITALY—Technology, Farmet a.s., Körting Hannover AG, Mectech Process Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Siemens AG and Solex Thermal Science. They will showcase their latest systems, components and aids relating to the production of edible oils, fats and lubricants—including raw materials and quality control solutions. Particular highlights are: Machines to improve glycerine distillation or ensure high-quality processing of oil seeds, new vacuum systems, products made from camelina oil, and digital systems that can rectify plant malfunctions with the aid of digital images. You can find more details on the exhibitors’ highlights at oils+fats 2017 online.

oils+fats 2017 offers additional value added for visitors in the shape of an extensive supporting program with top-flight experts to accompany the exhibition:

Food Safety Forum
oils+fats will devote a separate forum to the subject of food safety starting at 1:30 p.m. on September 14. Under the title “Technological solutions to analyze and mitigate the formation of 3-MCPD and GE in food oils,” international experts at the Food Safety Forum will discuss food contamination from and during the processing of oils and fats. The latest measures and analytical solutions for measuring, reducing and removing such contamination will also be presented. The forum’s goal is to create awareness for the challenges in the oils and fats industry and show what is already being done now and what can be expected in the near future. Represented on stage are:

  • Dr. Andreas Menzel, R&D Director, Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions—Europe, on behalf of FEDIOL
  • Roddy Ramli, Senior Researcher, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
  • Harnarinder Singh, CEO, Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC)
  • Adina Creanga, Product Safety Director, Bunge
  • Jan Kuhlmann, Team Leader, SGS Group
  • Klaus-Peter Eickhoff, Head of Product Line Renewable Resources, GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH
  • Dr. Marc Kellens, Global Technical Director, De Smet Ballestra Group
  • Dr. Klaus Schurz, Product Manager, Clariant

You can find more information on the Food Safety Forum online.

Practical Short Course
The established Practical Short Course will be held on September 12 and 13. Anyone interested in “Novel Technologies in Oilseed Processing, Edible Oil Refining and Oil Modification” can find out more over the two days. The organizer is Smart Short Courses and, as in previous years, advance registration for the Practical Short Course is required.

DGF Education Course
On September 13 and 14, the German Society for Fat Science (DGF) will hold an education course on the subject: “Crushing of oil seeds—Prepared for future challenges”. The event’s objective is to address the growing complexity of requirements relating to processing oils and fats and to optimize controlling of processes, equipment, efficiency, quality, security and environmental protection. Advance registration is also required for this event.

Oil bar and Bavarian Evening
For the first time, there will be an “oil bar” at oils+fats. Visitors can sample a wide range of different edible oils at Stand 413 in Hall C1. The oil bar is also the starting point for the Bavarian Evening. All exhibitors and visitors at oils+fats are warmly invited to the keg tapping ceremony starting at 18:00. on September 13, 2017. This event offers the fitting ambiance to network in a pleasant atmosphere over cold drinks and tasty Bavarian morsels.