4th Starch World 2015,

29-30 Jan, 2015 - Yangon, MYANMAR

Inya Lake Hotel

PLEASE CLICK HERE to view upcoming event. Information here is outdated

"Cassava the New Source for Starch Sweeteners"


"Developments in Clean Labelling, Modified Potato Starch & Extraction of Soluble Fibre from Starch Feedstocks"


Myanmar is a remarkable country with high potential for agronomy and food cultivation. Soils are suitable for cassava cultivation and with the right encouragement of investments there is no shortage of land for expansion of cassava cultivation


As high-quality cassava starch becomes increasingly available, its utilization as a replacement for sugar will offer local producers in SouthEast Asia an opportunity for economic advancement and improved standards of living.


Cassava remains the only carbohydrate crop that is in surplus in the whole region. With Chinese corn prices very high, cassava is an interesting crop that will takeover corn as the new source for starch sweeteners.


CMT is pleased to bring the 4th Starch World ASIA to Yangon Myanmar and will spotlight on the future advances of the country's cassava industry
Also to be explored for discussion are developments from major ingredients suppliers on modified potato starch, clean labelling and extraction of soluble fibre made from starch feedstocks


Key Highlights:

  • Overview of the current starch/sweetener market in Myanmar and the potential for this market to develop in the future
  • Sustainable Cassava Production in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam
  • Cassava plantation & starch production in Myanmar – current status & prospects
  • Pea Starch – future trends & outlook Modified potato starches and resistant dextrins
  • Update on the NEDO / Eiamburapa Co., Ltd Cassava pulp to bioethanol project
  • Clean Label movement from a European perspective
  • Sago Starch – Malaysian producer perspective
  • New cassava varieties with high starch content & update on starch market in China
  • Cassava Bioethanol Prospects in Asia
  • Developments in wastewater treatment for cassava starch processing industry


Sign up today and take advantage of our group and early bird discount. Contact Ms Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg for more information




LATEST: Passport holders from the following countries are given visa exemption for 14 days
Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Brunei


3 options available:
1) Apply for your visa at nearest embassy

Get Myanmar Visa in Singapore

Get Myanmar Visa in Bangkok


2) Apply for BUSINESS Visa on Arrival - for citizens of 48 countries listed here - 2 documents required
- A letter of invitation from a Myanmar company
- A copy of the Myanmar Company's business registration


3) TOURIST e-VISA - must apply minimum 3 days in advance

Click here for details


CMT strongly recommends pre-arrival application at country of departure. For assistance please contact vendor below:


Myanmar Visa


NOTE: CMT accepts no liability for services rendered and/or its outcome


Don't mis out on an optional site tour on the 28th January to Kyonpyaw Cassava Fields and Starch Processing Factories


28th January – Full day Tour
7:00 AM-Depart from Inya Lake Hotel
11:00 AM-

Arrive Kyonpyaw

Visit  cassava fields and 2-3 starch processing factories ( Tour duration 3-4  hours )


Kyonpyaw township is one of the most widely planted cassava production area with many local processors. Participants can see the current cassava production ( cultivation techniques, cassava varieties, crop management, etc.) and situation of small-scale processing (traditional starch production by simple equipment and technology) and explore the potential production and improvement for better production and processing for local and export markets.

3:00 PM-Leave Kyopyaw
6:30 PM-Arrive back to Inya Lake Yangon


Why Attend CMT Invest Myanmar Series?


1. Proven Track Record

CMT has organized 25 summits in Yangon since March 2012 in key sectors attracting over 4200 delegates from over 50 countries. These include:


- Myanmar Construction Summit

- Myanmar Manufacturing Summit

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Telecoms Update

- 1st, 2nd & 3rd Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power

- 1st, 2nd & 3rd New Myanmar Investment

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Mining

- 14th & 15th Asia CemenTrade

- 2nd Commercial Farm Asia

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Real Estate

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar POWER Summit

- 3rd RubberPlant Summit

- 9th SugarWorld Asia

- 1st & 2nd Myanmar Consumer Summit

- Myanmar Transport & Logistics Summit

- Myanmar Construction Summit

- Myanmar Manufacturing Summit

- 14th Asia Coatings Markets


2. Meet Key Officials & Decision-makers

CMT works closely with various ministries. The Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Mines, Ministry of Electric Power, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry & Ministry of Construction act as official host and supporter at many of our summits


3. Connect with genuine local or foreign partners

Network with the right persons or companies. We attract the best possible candidates you can pick as business associate or partner.


4. Covers All Strategic Sectors

CMT covers all the key sectors - Energy, Mining, Agriculture, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Finance, Power, Telecoms and many more.


5. 1 to 1 Meetings with Government Officials

CMT facilitates dedicated private consultation sessions with government officials at our events.


CMT Invest Myanmar series provide not mere "information"but "insights" on growth strategies



Industry News Who Will You Meet Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

Cassava shapes up as an alternative source for starch sweeteners


The market for modified starch is expected to experience a growth of 4.1%from 2013 to 2018


Tereos spurs Asian growth with corn starch deal

Starch World is recognised as an important event for the industry and generally targeted at companies involved in Plantation , Agriculture / Agro Industrial Crops, Fermentation, Enzymes Suppliers, Companies that uses starch & starch derivatives  – food, textiles, paper, pharmaceutical industries, Starch manufacturers from various feedstocks including rice, cassava, corn, wheat, tapioca, financial institutions, Ethanol Producers, Fertiliser Cos, Sugar Plantations Co, Equipment & Technology suppliers.

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact nisha@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9130

Industry News


Clean label products are increasingly finding popularity among consumers. Tate & Lyle (T&L) has launched its Claria functional 'cleanlabel' starch.


The new product line has qualities such as shear, heat and acid tolerance even under extreme conditions like ultra-high temperatures and homogenisation. With high thickening efficiency and texture consistency, Claria can be used in soups, sauces, dressings, prepared meals and yogurt.


Claria's neutral flavour and colour is very much comparable to modified starches.


A recent global survey by DSM has revealed that consumers are increasingly demanding dairy products made of simple and familiar cleanlabel ingredients or more natural ingredients. The survey concluded that consumers are demanding authentic food products with clean and lean labels.


There is an increasing number of consumers that are looking for additive-free foods and beverages. A clean label on the product is key in the purchasing decision making for consumers.


4th Starch World on 29-30 January, 2015 in Yangon has lined up a session on - Clean Label - Back to the Stone Age or the Standard of the Future? by Michael Gusko, Managing Director, GoodMills Group.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.



16 Jan, 2015


Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has signed an MOU with the National Innovation Agency of Thailand to begin a demonstration project in Thailand, whereby it will use locally available cassava residue (generated from starch extraction) to produce ethanol.


The project is expected to extend through 2016. Initially the project will be a pilot with an annual production capacity of 80 kiloliters (21,133 gallons).


However, NEDO confirms that the plant has capacity to process 1,000 tons of cassava pulp per year. The plant will convert highly-concentrated and viscous unrefined starch residue of cassava pulp (sourced from Thailand's largest cassava starch manufacturing plant) into ethanol.


This demo project is aimed at utilizing the vast amount of cassava residue that is discarded in Thailand - the largest cassava starch exporter in the world.


The demo project will generate data that will be assessed and examined through Feb. 2016. The analyzed data is expected to provide useful guidance for companies to utilize the cassava pulp for commercial purposes.


NEDO is hopeful that the annual 1.9 million tons of cassava residue produced in Thailand can be converted into 620,000 kiloliters of ethanol per year.


Mr. Seiji Sawa, Project Coordinator at NEDO along with Dr. Yutaka Mitani, General Manager (Frontier Laboratories of Value Creation) at Sapporo Breweries Ltd. will be sharing an 'Update on the NEDO / Eiamburapa Co., Ltd Cassava pulp to bioethanol project' at CMT's 4th Starch World 2015 on 29-30 January, 2015 in Yangon.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details.



09 Dec, 2014


Du Pont Industrial Biosciences research has stated that the same enzyme technology (used for maize and wheat) can be used for cassava root starch producing sweeteners such as glucose, fructose and maltose.


Cassava production is slated to reach 275 million tons by 2020. In fact it can reach up to 300 million tons if there is a higher yield per hectare; thus the enzyme technology can be widely used.


Producers are already using enzymes on cassava starch to produce sweeteners, especially in countries like Thailand and Indonesia. Plus, its usage is expanding into China and other southeast Asian and African countries as well.


The research also concludes that yields could be even higher if starch is extracted from the cassava stems (which is up to 30% of starch in cassava). It can be used not only for food products but also as feedstock for ethanol production.


On 29-30 January, 2015 in Yangon, invited authorities in this field speaking at 4th Starch World 2015 will share more on cassava's potential as a major starch sweetener.


Contact Ms. Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218.



21 Nov, 2014