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Starch World Americas

13-14 Jun, 2017 - Foz do Iguaçu, BRAZIL

Mabu Interludium Iguassu Convention

13 Jun, 2017 - Tuesday


Chairman’s Introduction


Challenges of Corn Milling Market in Brazil: Players, Products and Applications

  • Corn milling industry supply and demand
  • Corn milling industry challenges and opportunities
  • Currency inflation and impact on local price

Mr. Willian Oliveira, Business Intelligence Director
Cargill Brazil

Regional Trade in Starch and Sweeteners Consumption

  • Overview of  regional emerging growth markets
  • Which origins have the edge in supplying emerging growth markets?
  • How will growth in Africa affect starch markets in Asia and South America?
  • Revamp of NAFTA and trade deals with US post Trump

Mr. Simon Bentley, Managing Director
Commoditia Ltd

Discussion followed by Coffee Break


Starch Production, Opportunities and Export Potential for South America, Central America & Caribbean Markets

  • Supply/demand of raw materials in Paraguay, Colombia and Nicaragua 
  • Cost and competitiveness of regional production for export
  • Driving factor and sectoral analysis of starch demand in the region
  • How will the market grow in the near to medium term?

Dr. Hans Theodor Regier Janzen, Executive Director

Developments in Corn Production and Breeding in Brazil

Dr. Sidney Netto Parentoni, Associate Director of R&D (Maize & Sorghum Research Ctr)
EMBRAPA - Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária

Cassava Breeding and the Starch Sector: New opportunities and Challenges

  • Current status of cassava and future perspectives, including positive and negative impact of climate change
  • Characterizing and commercializing cassava with new starch properties (e.g. amylose-free starch)
  • Problems of current breeding system has for developing high yielding varieties and alternatives to overcome them
  • New technologies to identify and develop clones with useful traits (new starches, herbicide tolerance, etc) from transgenic to other approaches

Dr. Hernan Ceballos, Cassava Breeder
CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture)

Discussion followed by Lunch


Chairman’s Introduction


Competitiveness of Argentina’s Starch Industry and Potential of Cassava, Potato and Corn

Mr. Alejandro Patlis, Managing Director
Dutch Starches International

Reshuffling in US Trade Policies & Implications on Mexico: From Starches and Fructose Perspective

  • Mexico’s starch, sugar and sweetener market
  • Overview of cross border sugar and HFCS trade between Mexico & US
  • Trends and challenges of the US sweetener market
  • Impact of Nafta and changes in trade policy post Trump


Novel Approach of Using Cassava as Raw Material for Maltose Syrup Production in Jamaica’s Brewery Sector

Ms. Cavell Francis-Rhiney, Local Raw Material Business Devt Mgr
Red Stripe (Part of Heineken Group)

Discussion followed by Coffee Break


Starches from Andean Food: Tubers, Quinoa and Cañahua (Chenopodium sp.)

  • Properties, applications & opportunities
  • Chuño and Tunta the traditional Andean sun-dried Potatoes and other sources

Dr. Mauricio Peñarrieta, Co-founder
Swebol Biotech Bolivia (Part of Universidad mayor de San Andrés, UMSA)

New Automatic Solutions for Packing and Palletizing

Mr. Bras Borba, Sales Coordinator
Haver & Boecker Latinoamericana Maquinas LTDA

Discussion and End of Day 1

14 Jun, 2017 - Wednesday

Chairman’s Introduction


Global & Brazilian Markets Opportunities for ‘Healthy’ Food & Beverage during the Economic Crisis

  • Increasingly wide meaning of ‘health’ in consumers’ minds as they develop a deep understanding of their own needs, tastes and specificities
  • Status of products with limited positioning, such as reduced sugar or low calories, losing space to those offering wider functional benefits, such as “free from” composition (i.e. lactose, gluten etc.), and organic production
  • Consumers’ needs for convenience and its influence in products’ packaging
  • Consumers’ new lifestyle and the rising of authentic brands and clean labels
  • Consolidation of premium brands and accessible luxury

Ms. Angelica Salado, Research Analyst
Euromonitor International

Developments in Cassava Flour for Gluten-free Applications in Cheese Bread & Confectionaries

Mr. Ivo Pierin Junior, Managing Partner
Podium Alimentos

Texture by Design – Development and Use of Texture Maps for Optimizing Textural Attributes of Starch-thickened Foods

Dr. Penny Patton, Senior Research Fellow, Texturants
Tate & Lyle

Discussion followed by Coffee Break


Development of Pneumatic (Flash) Dryers for Starch and Flours with Improved Energy Efficiency (including for Small-scale Operations)

  • How to reduce energy costs for large cassava starch factories in South-American countries?
  • Reducing production costs of underutilized starches (e.g. canna, taro) and potential for new markets

Dr. Thierry Tran, Sr. Researcher in Food Technology
CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement)

Cassava Cultivation & Developments in the State of Santa Catarina: Current Situation & Opportunities

Dr. Eduardo da Costa Nunes, Researcher
Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina (Epagri)

Final Discussion followed by Lunch


End of Conference

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Brazil Representative 
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Mexico Representative 
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Exhibition & Marketing Manager 
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Sponsor Manager 
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