9th Starch World Asia,

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11-13 Feb, 2020 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

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Chairman’s Introduction


The cassava supply chain in Asia to 2025

  • Supply challenges: drought, plantings and CMD - an update for 2020

    Swine fever in China: medium term impact on regional corn availability and crop prices
  • Demand outlook: products, growth rates and margins across Asia
  • The outlook for the Asian starch industry

Simon Bentley, Managing Director

Commoditia Ltd


An update on the Cassava Mosaic Disease, extent of the damage and how the industry is tackling this issue

Dr. Hernan Ceballos, Cassava Breeder

CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture) Colombia


Discussion followed by Morning Coffee


Panel Discussion - Changing dynamics of the Thai root market and implications for starch and chip producers

  • strengthening of Thai currency and implication
  • CMD disease
Starting with a 15 minute presentation on Thai cassava market
Anuwat Ruthaiyanont, President
Thai Tapioca Starch Association
Open to the floor for discussions

Joined by following panelists

Harun Uluyol, Managing Director

Agro Asia Pacific Co., LTD.

Simon Bentley, Managing Director

Commoditia Ltd


China - Waxy Corn Starch production & supply for the modified starch industry

Johnny Jiang, Managing Director

Foretaste Trade Pte Ltd


The Key Role of Tapioca Fiber in the Fast Growing Healthy Processed Food Market

  • Tapioca fiber production processes, challenges
  • Global availability, food & feed applications
  • Current and future trends

Ricardo Schindler, Business Development Director



Discussion followed by Lunch


Development and breakthrough of novel waxy tapioca starch and trends on clean food solution

Dr. Werawat Lertwanawatana, Chief Executive Officer

SMS Corporation Co., Ltd. (Head office)


Promoting circularity concept in the production of amino acids from cassava – the biocycle concept

Kazuyuki Nakamura, President

FD Green (Thailand) Co Ltd - Ajinomoto Group


Beverage trends in Asia & the bubble tea phenomenon

Tan Heng Hong, Food & Drinks Analyst

Mintel (Consulting) Singapore Pte. Ltd.


Discussion followed by Tea


Innovative technology that slows starch digestibility in carbohydrate diet

Barnabas Chan, Managing Director



Sustainable starch based polymers & opportunities in Asia

Nopadol Suanprasert, President

Global Biopolymers


Discussion followed by End of Day One.


Chairman’s Introduction


Transitioning towards the production of higher value added products from cassava

  • Bioplastics from cassava – Indonesian perspective
Whelly Sujono, General Manager
PT Sinar Jaya Plastindo

Dr. Asmuwahyu Saptoraharjo, Technical Advisor

PT Intera Lestari Polimer (Enviplast )


Development of Waxy Starch Cassava Varieties in Thailand

  • Progress made improving the productivity of waxy starch varieties
  • The new challenge of developing yet a new generation of waxy cassava that are also CMD -resistant
  • The appeal of waxy cassava starch to the industry and key advantages it offers against normal cassava starch

Dr. Chareinsak Rojanaridpiched, Director

Thai Tapioca Development Institute (TTDI)


Discussion followed by Morning Coffee


Wastewater treatment in the starch industry – Taking the lead from Thailand

Robert Weil, Dept of Civil Engineering

Kansas State University


Plant Based proteins from Starch Processing Effluents - From waste to value

Jos van Dalfsen, R & D Manager

Wafilin Systems BV


High amylose wheat: Opportunity to raise resistant starch levels in foods

  • scientific evidence for improved gut and metabolic health
  • market and potential product applications

Dr. Damien Belobrajdic, Senior Research Scientist

CSIRO Health & Biosecurity


Final Discussion




End of Conference.


Post-Conference Workshop

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.


Assemble at Hilton Hotel Lobby


Leave Hotel


Arrive AJINOMOTO - Start factory tour


Finish Factory tour follow by Lunch

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Arrive Hotel.


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