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Disruption in Food & Sustainability Seminar

Driving Innovation in the marketplace
Sunday, Jun 17, 2018, 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Singapore Expo, Max Atria,Topaz RM 220-221 1 Expo Drive, Singapore, , Singapore




09:30 Registration and Networking


10:00 - Seminar Chair- Dr. George Jacobs, President, Vegetarian Society (Singapore)

Opening Address

H.E Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Health and Transport


Session 1: Opening Panel Session 10:15– 11:00

Focus on the evolution of Food and Sustainability Ecosystems over the next 3-5 years

  • Latest developments and challenges facing the industry

  • How is Technology playing a role in transforming retail, Food and production sectors?

  • New innovators - who are they? What will be their impact?


Session Moderator: Dr. Julia Lim, Co-Founder, Straits Wholefoods Company


Short speaker presentations:


Enabling public-private partnership in coffee commodities to achieve economic opportunities for 18,000 smallholder farmers, sustainable food security and environmental conservation in Indonesia

Indradi Soemardjan, Treasurer of the Executive Board, Sustainable Coffee Platform Indonesia (SCOPI)


Technology empowering consumers to change the equation to a more plant-based world

Vikas Garg, Founder and CEO, abillionVeg


Food Venturing: Exploring the New Frontier in Innovation Opportunities

Professor Virginia Cha, Professor in Residence - Platform E


Sustainable Rice Platform

Paul Nicholson, Vice President, Rice-Research & Sustainability, Olam International Ltd.


Questions and Answers




Session 2: 11:00 – 11:45 Asian Focus -  Where are the challenges and what are the opportunities

 'Asian Focus -  Where are the challenges and what are the opportunities'

This session will provide the platform for local, regional and global organisations/individuals to highlight opportunities and challenges in the plant-based and other sustainable food markets in an Asian context. We hope to touch on new business models, social enterprise initiatives, investment as well as emerging technologies enabling and disrupting the marketplace.


Confirmed Panelists:

Moderator: Stephanie Dickson, Founder and Editor in Chief, Green is the New Black

Ann Lee, Marketing Manager, VeganBurg

Tai Seng Yee, Executive Director, Zenxin

Tim Worthington, Founder, Zureli

Justin Chou, Co-Founder, Greendot

Bryan Tan, Franchise Coordinator, SaladStop!


Questions and Answers




11:45 – 13:00 – all delegates are invited to participate in the record breaking Singapore book of Records and complimentary networking lunch – join the Green and Healthy Festival and explore and taste the wonderful delights.





Session 3 - 13:15– 15:00 Sowing the seeds for the next generation

  • How can food & beverage firms improve the health value of their products?

  • What is the role of natural sweeteners and plant-based proteins?

  • What are the key sustainability lessons from pioneering brands and retailers?

  • How is digital transformation and disruptive technologies playing a role across these plant- based and other sustainable food and production ecosystem?


Confirmed speakers:

Ricky Lin, Founder & CEO, Life3 Biotech

Andy Tribuwono Kusumo, Director of Science and Technology, Monde Nissin

Dr. Susianto, Chair, Founder of World Vegan Organization, President of international Tempe foundation (Indonesia)

Emmanual Tay, Director (Innovations) – Green Infiniti Technologies Pte Ltd

Kerry Anne Shanks, Founder, Bowleaf

Dr. Art Ong, Chief Administrator, Sathya Sai School, Carbon 2.0

CK Vishwakarma, Founder and CEO, IoTSG and AllThingsConnected


Questions and Answers



15:00-15:30pm Coffee break





Session 4: 15:30 – 16:30 Policy and investment trends in Food and Sustainability Panel session

  • From managing Food resources to tackling environmental and safety concerns. What role does industry have in addressing the issues that concern the public?

  • Maximising the value from across the ecosystem for national and regional development.

  • Focus on Strategies and policies and how does SE Asia compare with other regions?


Confirmed Panelists:

Moderator: Paul Voutier, Manager – Digital, Grow Asia

Dawn Neo, Corporate Outreach, Asia, Humane Society International

Andrew Tan, Chairman - Singapore Rice Importer Association

Nicholas Goh, Founder, TwinAgri Tech


Questions and Answers


16:30 – Close of Conference