The president of the European Feed Manufacturers Federation, Vanden Avenne, will help open the Victam International 2011 show to be held in Cologne, Germany.

The event, which will also encompass FIAAP International and GRAPAS International, will be the first since it was last held in 2007. “It has been four years since the last Victam International exhibition and a lot has happened in the industries that this world-famous exhibition serves," said Victam General Manager Henk van de Bunt. "This will be reflected in this new event — there will now be three trade shows in the exhibition hall and seven different conferences for the international delegates to attend."

Roughly 300 exhibitors from 28 countries are expected on the tradeshow floor. "Our visitors will see the latest specialist-appropriate technology that is used in the safe and cost effective manufacture of animal and aqua feeds as well for dry pet food," said van de Bunt. "There will also be a wide selection of companies that supply the 'nuts and bolts' equipment that are so necessary for a modern and efficient production plant and distribution system."

Victam International will be held May 3 through 5.