Several high profile poultry feed buyers from the Middle East and North Africa have signed up to attend the biennial Export Exchange event in the US, which takes place in October.
According to the US Grains Council (USGC), the event will host nearly 200 international buyers and end-users from more than 33 countries, organised into 19 USGC trade teams.
“The Middle East and North Africa are two regions with rapidly expanding markets and interests in corn and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), a co-product of ethanol production,” said USGC, adding that countries with representation at Export Exchange 2016 will include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Morocco and Turkey.
“The event brings together key feed grain importers from around the world in one forum to meet with members of the US grains industry precisely at the time the 2016 grain harvest is coming to a close,” said USGC director of industry relations, Lyndsey Erb.
Poultry-only businesses, already listed to attend, include:
- Al Estesharia for Poultry & Feed Co.
- Al Watania Poultry Co.
- Cairo Poultry
- Fakieh Poultry Farm
USGC’s promotional work in the Middle East and North Africa is currently directed towards market development and demand building for feed grains, specifically for dairy and poultry, and targeted at expanding demand for corn, DDGS and sorghum.
Export Exchange 2016 takes place from October 24 – 26 in Detroit, Michigan, and is backed by USGC and the Renewable Fuels Association.