9th Starch World Asia,

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11-13 Feb, 2020 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

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"Meeting increasing demand for tapioca starch as CMD threatens future supply"

"Recent breakthroughs in Novel Waxy Tapioca Starch"

"Modified Corn Starch Development & Prospects in China" 


According to MarketsandMarkets reports ,the modified starch market is projected to reach a value of USD 12.67 Billion by 2023 - driven by the rise in demand for functional food & beverage products, convenience food products and the  increasing need for its usage as a renewable raw material in the production of packaging materials and biodegradable plastics.

In Thailand many native starch factories are already producing modified starch so much so that it has turned into a commodity product with intense price competition.

Meanwhile, the region continues to grapple with the severity of CMD (cassava mosaic disease).

While coping with the increasing demand for tapioca roots, farmers continue to bring tapioca trees from outside their own territory compounding the situation.

As more starch factories increase their capacity, how can the region cope with the threat of CMD ?

Most new starch factories capacity are very big  require tapioca root of  more than 2,400-3,000 m/t per day.

Thailand produces about 28-30 million ton of tapioca root per year and consumes more than 80-85 %.

Where will new sources of tapioca starch come from if supply from Asia is affected by CMD ?

What is the extent of the CMD damage and has it been brought under control ? What is going on regarding deployment of resistant materials ?

Developments in Waxy tapioca starch continues .SMS , the first company to commercialize waxy tapioca starch products will share recent breakthroughs and trends on clean food solution

High fiber diets have been promoted over the past several years because of the potential health benefits they offer. Capturing on the growing fibre trends, how can the tapioca industry derive further value from the pulp fibre, which is a by-product of the starch milling process? 

Waste generation is a key environmental issue in the cassava processing industry. In the quest for a circular economy, Thailand’s  cassava industry today can be considered an industry trendsetter. In a very short period of time, 90% of the industry has adopted anaerobic pretreatment, representing a major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

One such company that is showing a good example of a sustainable concept is FD Green which is part of the Ajinomoto Group

The group produces amino acids from sugars/ starches through fermentation process and a large amount of organic by-products are also produced. The company that has strong commitments to protect the environment established a Bio-Cycle concept  to make use of these organic byproducts for sustainable amino acid production. These by-products are returned to farms mainly as fertilizer

Attend CMT’s 9th Annual Starch World ASIA in Bangkok and also opt for the tour to visit the Ajinomoto Amino-Acid factory in Ayutthaya as well as have a glimpse on the surrounding cassava plantations.


Key Highlights:

  • An update on the Cassava Mosaic Disease, extent of the damage and how the industry is tackling this issue
  • Changing dynamics of the Thai root market and implications for starch and chip producers
  • Key Role of Tapioca Fiber in the Fast Growing Healthy Processed Food Market
  • Development and breakthrough of novel waxy tapioca starch and trends on clean food solution
  • Promoting circularity concept in the production of amino acids from cassava – the biocycle concept
  • Beverage trends in Asia & the bubble tea phenomenon - We examine the proliferation of bubble tea houses  and how it affects demand for tapioca starch
  • Innovative technology that slows starch digestibility in carbohydrate diet
  • Sustainable starch based polymers & opportunities in Asia
  • Transitioning towards the production of higher value added products from cassava
  • Bioplastics from cassava – Indonesian perspective
  • China Waxy Corn Starch production & supply for the modified starch industry
  • Wastewater treatment in the starch industry – Taking the lead from Thailand
  • High amylose wheat : Opportunity to raise resistant starch levels in foods
Don’t delay. Sign up now and enjoy early bird discounts. Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.



"Many information shared"

- Tereos


"Good mixture of different topics (research, producers, economics)"

- Flottweg


"Good variety of subjects across CMD, total supply demand carbohydrates, novel waxy starches and applications"

- Tate & Lyle


"Updated news in market, raw materials supply, technology, regulation, and meeting peers and making connections"

- Thai Wah


Separately Bookable - Post-Conference Workshop

12th February 2020 (14:00 – 17:30)


Starch and Dietary Fibres



If you are an ingredient or food or feed producer or manufacturer, or you are expanding into these areas, this workshop helps you in broadening your knowledge and obtaining new insights. An emerging and expanding field in the food and feed sector is the application of dietary fibres. The use of starch and starch production by-products from for instance cassava for novel healthy ingredients is growing and offering new opportunities.


The Workshop is an introductory workshop combining base know-how with practical knowledge and implications for food and feed companies. Emphasis will be on product development, emerging novel products and quality control in a various food and feed categories. The workshop consist of 2 main topics: Starch, & Dietary Fibres. 


Benifits of Attending

This professional educational opportunity allows attendees to:

  • Broaden base knowledge
  • Learn from an expert in the field
  • Network with other experts
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Learn from examples in practical implications
Target market
  • Ingredient producers
  • Food producers
  • Feed manufacturers


Intended Audience

This workshop is designed for  

  • Technicians, scientists and product developers already working or desiring to work in the area of food and feed wanting to broaden their scope to starch and dietry fibres.
  • Industry executive, marketing & sales professionals who want to expand their knowledge base and get inspired.


Session Topics

Starch : 

  • What is starch?
  • Processing, Applications, Functionality
  • Quantification & Quality control in products
  • New trends

Dietary fibers : 

  • Definition, type of fibers and products
  • Regulations, Health, & Labeling
  • Functionalities in products
  • Testing & Quantification
  • Specific new products like state-of-the art starch based dietary fibres


WorkShop Leader

Dr. Jeroen van Soest  

Business Innovation Manager Eurofins Food, Feed and Water testing The Netherlands – Expertise Centre for Complex Carbohydrates and Chemistry (CCC).


Experience in new product- and market development from ideation tocommercialization.Experience in carbohydrate quality testing (QA: ISO 17025) Specialties: working with customers, communication, innovation,product development, project managementTechnical background : Carbohydrates, Polysaccharides (Starch,Gums), Proteins, Biopolymers - Food, Feed and Non-Food products,Analytical chemistry, Quality Control.



13th February 2020, Post-conference Site Visit to

Ajinomoto MSG factory

The factory is located in Nakhon Luang District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province. It is the third MSG Factory of the company to produce AJI-NO-MOTO® product to support the market growth both domestic and overseas. The factory started its operation in April, 2013. This factory utilizes advanced production technologies from Japan which enables the use of agricultural materials both tapioca starch and cane molasses for AJI-NO-MOTO® production. Besides, for sustainable living with the community, the factory implements “Biomass Boiler Technology” which uses rice husk and bagasse to produce stream energy replacing the petroleum usage. It is the 2nd factory of the company next to Kamphaeng Phet Factory that successfully developed this technology. In addition, the factory also set up the exhibition room to provide all-round information of umami and MSG to the public as well.

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 or (65) 6346 9138

News Feed

CIAT and partners start new project to curb spread of Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) in Southeast Asia

Posted on : 15 Jan, 2020

The outbreak of cassava mosaic disease (CMD) in Southeast Asia has affected yields and put livelihoods under threat. To fight the disease outbreak in the region, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) has partnered with various organizations.
CMD that first affected plantations in Cambodia and it is now found in over 40 provinces in three countries, including Lao and Vietnam.
The new project aims to enhance the resilience of cassava production systems by quickly addressing the evolution of the disease. The project will work on genetics improvement for resistance, disease diagnostic and surveillance, agronomy and the seed system for cassava.
The project is expected to mobilize the energy and skills of many partner organizations across six Southeast Asian countries.
Apart from CIAT, other partnering in this project are: the University of Queensland; Hung Loc Research Agricultural Research Center (HLARC), the Agricultural Genetics Institute (AGI), and the Plant Protection Research Institute (PPRI) from Vietnam; the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and the Department of Agriculture and Plant Protection Centre (DOA-PPC) in Laos; the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) in Cambodia; the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR) in Myanmar; Thai Tapioca Development Institute (TTDI), Kasetsart University, and the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS).
CIAT is providing ‘An update on the Cassava Mosaic Disease, extent of the damage and how the industry is tackling this issue’ at CMT’s 9th Starch World Asia on 11-13 February, 2020 in Bangkok.
Contact Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.

Central Java may replace plastic packaging with cassava based bioplastics

Posted on : 05 Dec, 2019

The Central Java administration aims to replace plastic packaging with bioplastics. It is considering a policy overhaul to encourage wider bioplastics adoption.
One local company that produces bioplastics using cassava peels as feedstock is Sinar Jaya Plastindo. The cassava based bioplastics are environment friendly and they decompose within a week.
The company has distributed these bioplastic packaging to hospitals as well as shopping malls and shopping centers to help popularize the product.
Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has welcomed the bioplastics development.
Find out more in a session on ‘Transitioning towards the production of higher value added products from cassava - Bioplastics from cassava – Indonesian perspective’ by Whelly Sujono, General Manager, PT Sinar Jaya Plastindo at CMT’s 9th Starch World Asia on 11-13 February, 2020 in Bangkok.
Email Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.

Japan Tapioca Imports surge

Posted on : 25 Nov, 2019

Japan’s tapioca imports have risen sharply since the beginning of 2019 as the country witnessed a rise in the demand for bubble tea in the country.
The country imported about 6,300 tons of tapioca – spending 2.1 billion yen ($19.4 million) in the first seven months of 2019 – which is more than double the amount for the entire 2018.
Bubble teas have become very popular in Japan – leading to a sharp rise in tapioca – that is used as tapioca balls or peals in these teas. There is also a fad among Japanese youngsters to prepare tapioca drinks and sweets at home. In fact several supermarkets are now selling frozen tapioca.
For more recent cassava and starch trends in Asia, attend CMT’s 9th Starch World Asia on 11-13 February, 2020 in Bangkok.
Email Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.