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6th Starch World Asia

16-18 Jan, 2017 - Ho Chi Minh

Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon

16 Jan, 2017 - Monday



Chairman’s Introduction



Vietnam's New Policy Agenda for Developing the Cassava and Value Chain Industry

Mr. Nguyen Hong Son, Director General Crop Production Department

Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Vietnam


Outlook for Asian Starch Markets after Last Year’s Adjustment in Raw Material’s Prices

  • Long term which is the most competitive starch raw material in Asia - corn or cassava?
  • Where is the future growth in starch markets likely to be?
  • What does this mean for processors looking to expand in Asia?

Mr. Simon Bentley, Managing Director



Discussion Followed by Morning Coffee


China’s Corn Reform Policy and What It Means for its Corn Starch Processing Industry

Mr. Lief Chang, Senior Analyst,



Outlook of Tapioca Starch and Downstream Industries: Modified Starch & Starch Syrup Development in Vietnam

Mr. Charles Liu of VP/Starch Business Department,



Biotechnology for Sustainable Cassava Production

Prof. Dr. Le Huy Ham, Director General

Institute of Agricultural Genetics, Vietnam


Discussion Followed by Lunch


Sustainable Production of Cassava and Challenges on Getting from Farm to Factory

  • Impact of market adjustment on smallholders

Mr. Jonathan Newby, Research Economist



Sharing Our Experience & Expansion Plans for Cambodia – From Leading Cassava Starch Producer

Mr. David Prak

Battambang Agro Industry Co., Ltd


Discussion Followed by Tea


Finding Added Value from Cassava Byproduct after Starch Extraction – Case Study in Laos

  • using local feed resources from cassava as cattle feed
  • cassava foliage as the sole protein supplement

Mr. Phanthavong Vongsamphanh,

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR


Creating Shared Value & Helping to Grow Philippines Cassava Industry - Our Protomalt Project Using Cassava as Feedstock – Update

Senior Representative,

Nestle Philippines


Competitive Position of Paraguay’s Cassava Industry

Mr. Hans Theodor Regier Janzen, Executive Director,



Final Discussion


Close of Day 1

17 Jan, 2017 - Tuesday

Chairman’s Introduction


Corn As an Attractive Feedstock for Starch in Asia

Mr. Christopher Herve, President Director

PT Tereos Indonesia


Research and Development Progress Of the Key Technology and Equipment of Potato and Sweet Potato Staple Food Processing In China

Prof. Dr. Taihua Mu , Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Nutrition Science,

Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Ministry of Agriculture


Discussion followed Morning Coffee


Non Chemical Process Hydrolyzed Rice Starch and Flour

Senior Representative,

Hydro Powtech


Enzymatically Synthesized Bioglycogen Derived from Plant Starch for Cosmetic and Food Ingredients

Mr. Takashi Furuyashiki,

Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd


Value Adding the Starch Industry – Starch Based Biodegradable Film

Dr.Asmuwahyu Saptorahardjo, Technical Consultant

Enviplast Indonesia


Final Discussion


End of Conference followed by Lunch

17 Jan, 2017 - Tuesday

(17th January 2017, 13:30 pm - 17:30 pm) 


Separately Bookable Post-Summit Workshop on

Clean Label Starch Modifications


Starch, starch modifications and processing

  • Starch in general.
  • Overview starch industrial starch processing and modifications, the resulting functionality, analytical tools and application performance.


Clean label; just a phenomenon?

  • Labeling in general
  • Defining the clean label landscape, trends in the market, regulatory assets concerning clean label.


Traditional clean label modifications for starch

  • Overview clean label technologies that are currently allowed to be used; e.g. physically and enzymatically modifications and their related applications.


New approaches for clean label starch modifications

  • Trends in development for making clean label and healthy starches; e.g. novel processes for making inhibited starches ,dextrination and encapsulation


Workshop Leaders


Mr. Maurice Essers


Maurice studied chemistry in the technical university in Aachen . His professional career started at the South African Paper and Pulp industry (SAPPI) at R&D Maastricht. Then he joined Cargill and was assigned in Bergen op Zoom, Cedar Rapids (USA) and Krefeld (Germany). The main focus in his research was about that time modification of starches for industrial applications. Then he moved to Syral, formerlyTate and Lyle (R&D Aalst, Belgium), were he worked on the development of food and industrial starches. Since 2008, he has been employed by TNO and working in the carbohydrate group in Zeist.  The focus of his work is on clean label modification of starches, healthy carbohydrates, development green processes for making industrial starches, carbohydrate analytics and project management.

Prof. Dr. Doede Binnema


Prof. Dr. Doede Binnema has more than 20 years experience in carbohydrate modification and characterization. He obtained his masters degree as biochemist at the University of Groningen. Subsequently he performed PhD research at the Gaubius Institute of TNO in Leiden on proteases involved in fibrinolysis. After a two year post-doc position at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, he became in 1990 head of the department Biochemistry of the Netherlands Institute of Carbohydrate Research TNO in Groningen. Between 1998 and 2009 he has been working as project manager/senior scientist at TNO Quality of Life, location Groningen. In this position he was involved in projects related to carbohydrate modification and ingredient development. From 2009 to 2011 he has worked as project manager Agri-Food & Life Sciences at Technology Center North Netherlands. Since 2011 he holds a professorship Functional Ingredients and Health at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen and is Programme Manager Food & Nutrition of the Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands and theme coordinator SME for the Carbohydrate Competence Center.

18 Jan, 2017 - Wednesday

(18th January 2017, 7:30 am  - 6:30 pm)


Separately Bookable Full day Post - Summit Site Visit to TANICHEM, Tay Ninh




Tay Ninh Chemical Industry Joint Stock Company (TANICHEM) was established in August 2010 with major shareholders such as: Vietnam National Chemical Group (VINACHEM), Thanh Thanh Cong Tay Ninh Sugar Joint Stock Company (TTCS), Tay Ninh 30-4 Rubber Company Ltd., Tay Ninh 1-5 Rubber Company Ltd.


Tay Ninh province is the Cassava Capital for Vietnam and produces more than 1 Million tons of starch every year. It is closed to the Cambodian border and the area is filled with cassava plantations. TANICHEM is the first Sorbitol producer in Vietnam using natural tapioca starch as the main input materials with French advanced technology. The product quality meets European Standard.


7:30 AM


Depart Eastin Hotel

10:45 AM


Arrive Tanichem (Tour for 1 and half hours. Also tour surrounding Cassava plantations)

12:45 AM


Leave Tay Ninh

1:30 PM


Stop for Lunch nearby

3:00 PM


Leave back to HCM

6:30 PM


Arrive hotel

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