3rd StarchWorld Europe,

09-10 Oct, 2018 - Strasbourg, FRANCE

Sofitel Strasbourg Grande Ile

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"New Clean Label Product Innovations in Snacks & Confectioneries"

"Opportunities for Starch Producers in Organic Positioning"

The pressure is on for companies to reduce the amount of sweeteners within foods and beverages. With many countries imposing sugar taxes in view of the rising obesity rate and the trend for healthy eating, brandowners are seeking solutions to reduce sugar content in their product formulation and also going natural.


According to market data, consumer demand for clean-label organic products especially for baby foods is growing with a large number of organic corn/potato starches on the market.


To stay ahead starch producers are striving to achieve organic positioning to cater to growing market needs.


“What are the latest innovations on specialty ingredients modified in a natural way"


“How do you replace modified starch for baking solutions, without losing the products’ shelf life ? What are the latest culinary innovations that balance clean eating with taste & texture ?"


"How do you match wheat alternatives for gluten free
consumers ?"


In a highly competitive market, baking companies need to be able to stand out, either by making their products, cleaner labelled, gluten-free or reformulated (with less fat, sugar or salt).


The Bakery Academy has developed a few applications and new products/mixes without modified starch.


Legumes/pulses are a very special type of crop and characterised as a sustainable source of highly nutritious food and feed. Carbohydrate content in pulses is 60–65% and starch constitutes the major fraction of the carbohydrates. Pulse starch is consisted of amylose and amylopectin, and starches from various pulses have different physicochemical, pasting and technological properties that offers benefits of its own which are attractive to today’s marketers and formulators.


According to a pea ingredient supplier "The current trends such as cleaner labels, including the elimination of corn and soy, coupled with tapioca and potato starches becoming more expensive, has left the door open for pea starch to shine".


Starch is an indispensable ingredient in many of the products we use and consume every day from food to textiles to packagingThis year, the European Commission strategy for plastics in a circular economy strongly proposes for bio-based materials as crucial innovative solutions for the development of a sustainable, circular plastics economy. Using carbohydrate feedstocks for the production of plastics is an important step to decrease the dependency of the plastics industry on finite fossil carbon resources.


Why France ?


Aiming to be the global leader in the bioeconomy, France has successfully built on a strong and competitive agricultural sector and its technological expertise to make bio-based products a competing alternative to fossil-based equivalents . Its agro industrial cluster is home to millions of hectares of farmed land of sugar beets, barley, potatoes, protein crops etc. The government has ambitious plans to maximize the valorization of these renewable resources for food and non-food applications with a focus on four strategic areas: agro-materials, bioenergy, bio-based chemicals and ingredients.


Strategically held in the charming city of Strasbourg, CMT will host the 3rd Starch World EUROPE conference that brings together all starch & derivatives players to discuss the opportunities and shifts in the markets.

Key highlights include: 

  • Update on the European starch market and challenges ahead
  • New European Regulations on Acrylamide and Innovations in Acrylamide Reduction Efforts for Potato and Cereal Based Snacks
  • World Markets for Potato and Tapioca Starch: A Comparison
  • Organic Potato Starch Production in Finland
  • How to Identify and Release High Value Food and Feed Ingredients Imbedded in Under-Utilized Protein Side Streams
  • Culinary Innovations in Balancing Healthier Nutritional Contents with Taste & Texture
  • Working with Organic Starches & Challenges
  • Replacing Modified Starch for Baking Solutions
  • Developments in Pea Starch & Derivatives
  • Tailoring Food Properties: The Process Design Toolbox for Foods Rich in Starch and Protein
  • Bio-Based MEG as an Added Value Opportunity for Carbohydrate Feedstocks
  • Clean label texturizing solutions
  • Natural Specialty Flours & Functional Application
  • Maximising the Commercial Potential of Bean Starch in Distilleries & Breweries

Sign up now for early bird discounts.


Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.


Comments from 2nd Starch World Europe
Oct 2017, Hungary

"Good variety of companies and topics" ~ Tate & Lyle

"Well organised with mainly good quality , interesting presentations" ~ Beneo

"Great place for networking" ~ G Larsson

"Very well organised event (timing & location), added value presentations for my first trial" ~ Roquette

"Good opportunity to meet different actors on starch market" ~ Tereos

"Good platform for exchange" ~ Emsland

"A lot of interesting contact in a very short time" ~ Novasep

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.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg

Industry News

Europe is reeling under a severe heatwave and drought that has devastated crops, with more than half of the harvest expected to be lost in some areas.
Farmers across Europe from Ireland to the Baltics are grappling with extreme dry weather. The current climate conditions have affected at least 25 percent of Germany's potato harvest while destroyed around 60 percent of corn in the Netherlands and wiped out around 35 percent of wheat, barley and oats harvest in Sweden.
Denmark has been hit hard by the drought with its spring grains and vegetables harvest down 40 to 50 percent. Some estimates show that the country’s farming industry will incur around $944 million losses.
Apart from shortage of supply of grains for the processing industry, end users like food companies and breweries that use wheat, corn, barley, etc are closely watching the harvest and the impact on supply and pricing.
What will be the impact on the starch industry?
At CMT’s 3rd StarchWorld Europe Summit, find out more in a Panel Discussion on ‘Continuing drought & climate effect on carbohydrate crops in Europe & what it means for the starch industry’ - moderated by Simon Bentley, MD, Commoditia with panelists - Vito Martelli, Senior Grains & Oilseeds -Analyst, Rabobank; Andrew Curtis , Director General, Potato Processors Association UK and Axel Bonde, Lawyer - EC Affairs, KMC.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more information.

04 Oct, 2018

There is an increasing demand for protein rich foods, paper and packaging solutions and renewable energy sources. Globally, consumers are demanding more vegetable proteins - driven by a growing world population. Plus the rising need for industrial starches used in packaging are changing product portfolios.
In order to address these demands, leading agri-business company Cargill plans to diversify its starches and sweeteners site in Krefeld, Germany. The company aims to transform the facility from corn to wheat processing and thereby diversify its product portfolio to vegetable wheat protein, specialized industrial wheat starches and advanced bio-fuels.
The transformation is intended to address the changing consumer needs in terms of nutrition, packaging and sustainable fuel not only in Germany but also in Europe. The transformation is expected to be completed in 2020. 
Cargill’s Krefeld facility already produces high-quality starches and sweeteners from corn for a series of food, feed and industrial applications.
With this investment in the Krefeld plant, Cargill has demonstrated its support for the German economy and the German and European farming community.
Europe’s starch, sweeteners production and market trends will be discussed at CMT’s 3rd StarchWorld Europe Summit on October 9-10, 2018 in Strasbourg, France.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more information.

15 Aug, 2018

Archer Daniels Midland Co., the American global food processing and commodities trading company, continues to expand its footprint in Europe. This year, ADM, via its subsidiary - Amilum Bulgaria, has started a new corn processing facility in the northeastern town of Razgrad in Bulgaria. ADM aims to double its production capacity at this plant.
ADM is putting in $123.41 million for this expansion - which will allow Amilum to process 900,000 tonnes of corn annually.
The facility will produce corn starch, glucose, fructose and other products that are expected to be exported to international markets.
There are also plans to use the residual products from sweeteners production to produce ethanol. The company plans to build new facilities for the same aimed at improving energy efficiency.
Europe's starch, sweeteners production and market trends will be discussed at CMT's 3rd StarchWorld Europe Summit on October 9-10, 2018 in Strasbourg, France.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more information.

28 May, 2018