3rd Starch World Middle East,

18-19 Sep, 2018 - Dubai, U A E

Grand Millennium Dubai

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"Outlook for Starch Based Sweeteners in the Region & Other End-Use Markets including Oil Drilling Applications"


"Growing Demand for Starch Modifications in Food Applications"


"Tapioca Making Inroads in Starch for the Region including
its Role as Livestock Deed"

The rising obesity rate in the region  prompted the government to impose sugary tax earlier this year. This has caused a growing need for food & beverage companies to find ways in reducing sweetness in finished products.


To keep up with market needs, MEFSCO has expanded its technical capabilities to provide customers who use their corn starch & glucose syrups, the right product attributes for their food development.


Mefsco recognize that sweeteners have so much more to offer than sweetness and if used efficiently, it can alter recipes in numerous other ways in terms of freeze point depression, texturising, shelf-life etc.


The company has a new wet milling capacity which will be shared at this event.


Meanwhile, tapioca has been gaining popularity as a starch and also livestock feed in the region. How competitive is cassava in this region which is dominated by corn ?


Concurrently, potato starch from India is becoming a rising star and can be a major source of supply for the region. Potato starch is said  to be ideal for packed meals that require increased shelf life, better taste & texture.


Attend the 3rd Starch World MIDEAST in Dubai this 18-19th September and hear from leading industry players and end users.


Key Highlights 

  • Outlook for end use markets for starch in the MENA region
  • MEFSCO's business update and future plans for sweeteners and starches
  • Starch for oil drilling applications – the Oman Gulf Starch project update
  • Industrial dextrins and adhesives from modified starch
  • Cost saving and yield improvement opportunities in corn wet milling and sweetener refinery processes
  • Structure and functional properties of Sorghum starches & its application in the region
  • India’s first potato starch project – from concept to commissioning
  • Potato starch and growing market applications in India
  • Potato starch as a biobased solution for paints, coatings & varnishes
  • Privatisation of Turkey’s sugar industry and what it means for starch based sweeteners market
  • Sugar reduction in beverages formulation - technical challenges 
  • MEFSCO's technical & R&D capabilities
  • Importing tapioca  from Thailand  and its properties in feed
  • Processing and utilization of cassava livestock feed in Turkey 

Plus an opportunity to book for an additional workshop on Starch Modifications conducted by Dr Michael Radeloff, Senior Starch Expert from Hamburg University.


Hurry and sign up quickly for the early bird discount. To register, please contact Ms Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg



Comments from last event, Mar 2017 in Dubai

“We found conference very useful in terms of getting good information and meeting a lot of knowledgeable people.”
Dynamic Agrifood Business


“Good value for my time and money.”
Universal Starch


“Excellent information and to the point.”


“Very informative.”
Egyptian Starch & Glucose Company


"Opportunity to exchange MENA starch situation.”
Sabahi Engineering


CMT Starch World Series

CMT’s Starch World kick-started in Asia, and today has moved to the Middle East, Europe and recently Americas.


The Series brings together players from the Starch World – leaders, professionals from agro industrial crops & plantation companies, enzymes suppliers, traders & buyers of starch & starch derivatives, raw material suppliers, ethanol producers, machinery suppliers for starch processing and many others. The Series is today vouched by many as a must attend industry meet.


In terms of coverage, the Series has evolved to encompass a wide range of topics from – regional starch market outlook, feedstock competition – between corn and cassava, specialty starches, starches & derivatives markets, sugar market outlook, to food trends such as clean labels, gluten-free and more. 


Past Events 



Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

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.


For Sponsor 
please contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138


For Exhibition 
please contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9113