5th EU Starch Value Chain, Outlook for industry beyond starch & challenges ahead.

27-28 Sep, 2022 - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS

Hilton Rotterdam

About our Event Speakers

We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.

Speakers at this Event

Jamie Fortescue

Jamie Fortescue

Managing Director

Starch Europe

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Jamie Fortescue

Jamie Fortescue

Managing Director

Starch Europe

AGENDA SESSION

EU starch industry outlook for 2023 – Staying resilient and competitive in challenging times

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 09:00 AM

PROFILE

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Jamie Fortescue, British/Belgian, born 1966, joined the European Starch Industry Association, Starch Europe, in January 2012 as its managing director. Supported by a team of six staff, his role is to represent the interests of EU starch producers to the EU institutions and other EU stakeholders.
From 2014-2011, Jamie was the Director General of Spirits Europe, the trade association representing EU spirits drinks producers. Prior to that, he was the director for international corporate affairs at the employment agency, Randstad, based in Amsterdam (1997-2004) and an account director at the public affairs consultancy, EPPA, based mainly from their offices in London and Brussels, but also Madrid and Warsaw (1992-1997). Working primarily on issues affecting the petfood and employment agency sectors. Before becoming involved in EU public affairs, Jamie worked in third world development (at London based Planco Consulting from 1989-91, and as a trainee at DG Development of the European Commission from 1988-89). Jamie was educated at Eton College and the University of East Anglia, and has a degree in French and Economics.

 

Simon Bentley

Simon Bentley

Managing Director

Commoditia Ltd

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Simon Bentley

Simon Bentley

Managing Director

Commoditia Ltd

AGENDA SESSION

The plant protein revolution: Does it all add up? A hard look at the economics of carbohydrate and protein crops

Day 2 [Wed 28, September], at 09:10 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220621/speakers/SimonBentley.jpgSimon has 18 years of experience analysing and understanding commodity markets. He is a director of Commoditia, an advisory business based in Singapore focussed on supporting investors in, and traders and processors of South East Asian commodities.

Previously, as a Vice President of Invenio, part of Olam International, Mr Bentley led the research for a macro commodity fund trading agricultural commodity futures using fundamental models. Before this, and as a Director of LMC International, Mr Bentley led for many years a team advising multinational agribusinesses, energy and chemical companies, as well as governments, on all aspects of carbohydrate and protein markets. Through many different assignments he has developed a deep understanding of the fundamental structural factors underpinning agricultural commodity prices, costs, trade and production, which he uses to help clients position themselves in the face of changing market conditions.

Mr Bentley is a graduate of Trinity College, Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

Gijs van Elst

Gijs van Elst

Chief Innovation Officer

Meelunie B.V

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Gijs van Elst

Gijs van Elst

Chief Innovation Officer

Meelunie B.V

AGENDA SESSION

The promising future for fava ingredients

Day 2 [Wed 28, September], at 11:00 AM

PROFILE

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Gijs van Elst earned a Bachelor of Science in 2004 and started his working career at the Dutch publicly listed company B&S as sales responsible for the Asian market. In 2008 he moved to Meelunie, where he has worked since in various positions. In 2013 he moved to Singapore to open a branch office looking after South East Asia & Oceania. In his current operations he is managing the worldwide activities in organic starches and proteins from the company’s headquarters back in Amsterdam. Seven years ago, Meelunie started an organic tapioca project in Laos and Cambodia together with a Thai partner which has become pivotal in the company’s strategy to become a world leading organic starch and protein supplier. Gijs’ interest is in finding suitable new ingredients for meat replacers, actively working with farmers to grow and process several pulses, in particular yellow pea, fava and mung bean. Gijs is flexitarian and strong supporter of new plant-based alternatives.   

Mathias Samuelsson

Mathias Samuelsson

Head of Sales and Development

Lyckeby

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Mathias Samuelsson

Mathias Samuelsson

Head of Sales and Development

Lyckeby

AGENDA SESSION

Update and results on the Crispr short chain amylopectin potato project

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 09:30 AM

PROFILE

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Matthias, currently the Sales Director of Lyckeby Starch -  has been working with carbohydrate chemistry since 1997 and have been in head of Research & Development at the Swedish Starch Association since 2010.
He is active in several research projects in the field of carbohydrate-, protein- and fiber-chemistry in cooperation with several universities (University of Lund, Chalmers University, University of Borås, University of Karlstad, Swedish University of Agriculture Science at Alnarp and Ultuna, Technical University of Denmark, University of Copenhagen.)
He is a member of the steering committee for the breeding research program Grogrund organized at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science.

Prof. Nigel Halford

Prof. Nigel Halford

Principal Research Scientist

Rothamsted Research

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Prof. Nigel Halford

Prof. Nigel Halford

Principal Research Scientist

Rothamsted Research

AGENDA SESSION

Generating wheat material with a low acrylamide-forming potential using CRISPR/Cas9

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 10:50 AM

PROFILE

Nigel studied the genes encoding a family of wheat seed proteins for his PhD while at Rothamsted Research in the 1980s, then spent 11 years at Long Ashton Research Station near Bristol before returning to the institute in 2002. He is the author of more than 130 scientific papers, has written books on "Genetically Modified Crops", now in its second edition, and on "An Introduction to Bioenergy"; he has edited books on "Protein Phosphorylation in Plants", "Plant Biotechnology", and "Energy Crops". His research concerns the genetics of metabolic regulation in crop plants, how plant metabolism is affected by environmental stress and crop management, and how it can be manipulated to improve crop yield, quality, and food safety. A major strategic application of this work is in reducing the potential for acrylamide formation in wheat, potato and rye products. Nigel is a visiting professor at Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and he was awarded The Magnolia Silver Award by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government in 2012. He is also Special Professor at the University of Nottingham, a former member of the UK's Advisory Committee for Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Prof. Dr. Janusz  Kapusniak

Prof. Dr. Janusz Kapusniak

Vice President

European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence

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Prof. Dr. Janusz  Kapusniak

Prof. Dr. Janusz Kapusniak

Vice President

European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence

AGENDA SESSION

Soluble dextrin fibre - new functional carbohydrates from potato starch

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 11:20 AM

PROFILE

https://www.cmtevents.com/EVENTDATAS/220927/speakers/JanuszKapusniak.jpgJanusz Kapusniak obtained his Master of Science degree in analytical chemistry from Pedagogical University in Czestochowa. In 2000 he completed his PhD degree in organic chemistry at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Cracow University of Technology. In 2006 he was awarded with a fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science for Young PhD to visit Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University, USA. During one-year visit at Carbohydrate Chemistry Group he has worked with prof. Jay-lin Jane developing resistant and low-caloric maltodextrins from corn starch. In 2009 he obtained habilitation degree in food technology and human nutrition, speciality: food chemistry, technology of carbohydrates. His thesis was focused on synthesis, physicochemical properties and functionalization of products from the reaction of starch with carboxylic acids and their derivatives. He began his independent scientific carrier as Associate Professor in 2009 at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, JDU in Czestochowa developing research group carried out research on chemical, physical and enzymatic modification of starch for food (dietary fibre, prebiotics, dietary supplements) and non-food (hydrophobically modified potato starch as packaging material, biomaterials of new generation from cereals and milling processing, microcapsules for controlled release). From 2012 to 2016, he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Technology of Bioproducts at JDU. In September 2016 he was elected Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations. He is a vice-president of the European Polysaccharide Network of Excellence. He has supervised 5 PhD students. Dr Kapusniak published about 75 peer-reviewed articles, 5 chapters in books. He is an author of 5 patents. Because of his outstanding accomplishments in the field of starch chemistry and biochemistry he has been invited to deliver plenary, invited and key-note lectures at conferences organized in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine. He has occupied visiting positions at University of Caen (France), University of Florence (Italy), Gent University (Belgium), Süleyman Demirel University in Isparta (Turkey), University of Cagliari (Italy), University of Aveiro (Portugal), Latvia University of Agriculture (Jelgava, Latvia), University of Basque Country (Bilbao, Spain), Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek (Croatia).

Koen Homburg

Koen Homburg

Commercial & Technical Director

Omnia Europe

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Koen Homburg

Koen Homburg

Commercial & Technical Director

Omnia Europe

AGENDA SESSION

Update on Omnia's new starch and maltodextrin plant

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 02:00 PM

PROFILE

Koen Homburg has a MsC degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University in Delft. After his study Koen started his carrier in the paper industry starting in first in sales and later in research and production at the paper mill Crown van Gelder as innovation technologist.
In 2012 he moved to Tate& Lyle as Development and Application Manager for industrial starches. ADM took over the industrial starch division of Tate & Lyle and Koen became Innovation Manager for starches, sweeteners and protein for both food and industrial applications. Koen worked on meat analogues based on wheat proteins and sweeteners containing soluble fibers and several starch related projects.
In April 2022 Koen moved to Omnia Europe as Commercial and Technical Director being responsible for sales and technical support for starches including future investment projects for industrial and food starch modifications.

 

Dr. Kerstin Burseg

Dr. Kerstin Burseg

Head of R&D and Product Development

GoodMills Innovation GmbH

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Dr. Kerstin Burseg

Dr. Kerstin Burseg

Head of R&D and Product Development

GoodMills Innovation GmbH

AGENDA SESSION

Protein combinations for a tailored approach to texturates for meat & fish alternatives

Day 2 [Wed 28, September], at 09:40 AM

PROFILE

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Dr. Kerstin Burseg is Food Chemist with a Ph.D in Flavour Sciences. For the past 20 years she has followed her passion for translating science into healthy and sustainable food solutions at various organisations such as NIZO Food Research B.V., Ohly GmbH and EIT Food. Since March 1st 2022 she has been Head of Research & Product Development at 
GoodMills Innovation, Hamburg. GoodMills Innovation is part of the GoodMills Group, Europe’s leading milling corporation. We are dedicated to developping solutions for healthier products, better taste, a smaller ecological footprint, easier processing and raw material savings with a focus on artisan bakery, the baking industry, plant-based texturates and snacks. 

 

Janis Garancs

Janis Garancs

Managing Director

Aloja Starkelsen SIA

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Janis Garancs

Janis Garancs

Managing Director

Aloja Starkelsen SIA

AGENDA SESSION

Sustainable production of protein concentrates for dairy applications

Day 2 [Wed 28, September], at 10:30 AM

PROFILE

 

I’m COO of ALOJAS Janis Garancs, I have 25 years’ experience in starch, fibre and protein innovation and development.

Tomas Turner

Tomas Turner

CEO & Co-Founder

Cultivated Biosciences

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Tomas Turner

Tomas Turner

CEO & Co-Founder

Cultivated Biosciences

AGENDA SESSION

Leveraging fermentation to develop clean label healthy fat for plant based dairy

Day 2 [Wed 28, September], at 12:30 PM

PROFILE

Tomas is a Material Engineer from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL). During his studies, he encountered the concept of alternative proteins and directly recognized it could be part of the solution to answer the climate and health challenges we face.

After an internship at Planted Foods, he continued exploring his interest at EPFL. He conceived the idea of producing creamy fat using yeast. He is now developing this solution further at Cultivated Biosciences

Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro

CEO & Co-founder

The Better Meat Co.

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Paul Shapiro

Paul Shapiro

CEO & Co-founder

The Better Meat Co.

AGENDA SESSION

Converting low-value ag byproducts into high-value alternative meats

Day 2 [Wed 28, September], at 12:00 PM

PROFILE

Paul Shapiro is the CEO of The Better Meat Co., the author of the national bestseller Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, a four-time TEDx speaker, and the host of the Business for Good Podcast.

Henk Jaap Meijer

Henk Jaap Meijer

Managing Director

Meijer Consult BV

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Henk Jaap Meijer

Henk Jaap Meijer

Managing Director

Meijer Consult BV

AGENDA SESSION

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 08:55 AM

PROFILE

Henk Jaap Meijer

Mr. Henk Jaap Meijer is director and owner of Meijer Consult. He graduated in 1988 from State University Groningen in the Netherlands with a degree in Polymer Chemistry. During his career he has received several marketing programs.

Mr. Meijer has worked at AVEBE, the global market leader in potato starches, during 13 years on development of modified starches and potato based side stream products for food and technical applications. At BASF Plant Science he was involved in the development of applications for AMFLORA® amylopectin and high-amylose starches from genetically modified potatoes. From 2007 till 2014 Mr. Meijer worked as Director Marketing & Innovation at Emsland Group where he was responsible for amongst others product development and market introduction of the Empure® range clean label starches and dehydrated potatoes.

Meijer Consult develops innovations for the cassava, potato and starch modification and - processing industry. Clients are located in Europe, South East Asia, South America and Africa. With focus on starch modifications, food-fibre and protein production they support clients with their product development, application research and market introductions.

Mr. Meijer founded the LinkedIn CASSAVA group with more than 1.300 members worldwide. Daily cassava news and background information are a resource for the global cassava industry.

Marjut Lamminaho

Marjut Lamminaho

Director of Innovation & Food

Sprau® / Viking Malt Oy

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Marjut Lamminaho

Marjut Lamminaho

Director of Innovation & Food

Sprau® / Viking Malt Oy

AGENDA SESSION

Germinated bean to increase potential of fava beans & its food applications

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 04:30 PM

PROFILE

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At Viking Malt, Marjut Lamminaho is responsible for the commercialization of Sprau® Germinated Faba Bean Ingredients for the food sector as well as the implementation of the R&D strategy of Viking Malt. Her education is MHS Clinical Nutrition at the University of Eastern Finland. Before Viking Malt, Marjut has worked several years at Finnish dairy company Valio. During the years at Valio, Marjut worked the most of the time as Business Manager for Baby Foods and Value-Added Powders.

Aleksandra Wielguszewska

Aleksandra Wielguszewska

Business Development Manager

Lutkala

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Aleksandra Wielguszewska

Aleksandra Wielguszewska

Business Development Manager

Lutkala

AGENDA SESSION

Natural clean label thickener with high fiber content

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 04:00 PM

PROFILE

 Agata graduated in agricultural sciences in the field of food technology and nutrition Warsaw University of Life Sciences.  She is a Food technologist, laboratory researcher, academic teacher (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, College of Engineering and Health), head of the physicochemical laboratory in the accredited laboratory of JARS S.A. (currently GBA Poland), specialist of R&D in Lutkala Sp. z o.o. Co-author of publications in national and international scientific journals (IF = 15).

Andre Heilemann

Andre Heilemann

Director R&D

Emsland-Stärke Gmbh

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Andre Heilemann

Andre Heilemann

Director R&D

Emsland-Stärke Gmbh

AGENDA SESSION

Extraction of starch from mung bean & applications

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 03:40 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon
Peter van Iperen

Peter van Iperen

Food Process Director

SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions

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Peter van Iperen

Peter van Iperen

Food Process Director

SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions

AGENDA SESSION

Circular economy in sweeteners refining with Closed-Loop IEX

Day 1 [Tue 27, September], at 02:30 PM

PROFILE

Will update soon