Myanmar’s Promising Cassava Starch Industry Major Highlights at Upcoming 4th Starch World Summit in Yangon

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Myanmar’s cassava industry will be a key highlight at Centre for Management Technology’s upcoming 4th Starch World to be held at Yangon’s Inya Lake Hotel this 29-30 January, 2015. The summit will also explore areas of clean label starch, modified potato starch as well as cassava as a new source for starch sweeteners and much more.

4th Starch World 2015

Drawing major starch industry stalwarts, this January event is focused on an intensive discussion on Myanmar’s promising prospects of becoming a key cassava growing and processing centre.

Drawing major starch industry stalwarts, this January event is focused on an intensive discussion on Myanmar’s promising prospects of becoming a key cassava growing and processing centre. The program line-up includes sessions providing an overview of the Myanmar’s cassava industry investments, plus current starch industry trends in the country. Among the speakers invited to address the summit is Dr. Nyi Nyi, Director of Yuzana Co Ltd, one of the prominent tapioca starch companies in Myanmar that is expected to play a huge role in the country's emerging cassava starch industry. He will share his thoughts on the ‘Future Prospects for Cassava Starch Industrialization in Myanmar’. Additionally, Kyaw Thura, Chairman of Cassava Starch Association Kyonpyaw, who has extensive knowledge of cassava and starch production, will deliver a key presentation on ‘Evolution of Cassava Starch Production in Delta Region’.

To explore how cassava starch could potentially be a replacement for sugar that can further boost the cassava starch industry in Myanmar, Simon Bentley, Senior Consultant at LMC International Ltd., will provide an ‘Overview of the Current Starch / Sweetener Market in Myanmar and the Potential for this Market to Develop in the Future’. Delegates of the summit will also benefit from insights on the suitability of Myanmar for cassava starch via the session on ‘Cassava Plantation in Myanmar: Current Status & Prospects’ by Dr. Tin Maung Aye, Cassava Agronomist / Soil Scientist at CIAT (Int Center for Tropical Agriculture).

The summit has also incorporated an optional tour of a Myanmar based starch processing factory – Kyonpyaw Cassava Fields and starch processing factories for the international delegates vying to tap on the opportunities and also meet local industry players for future partnership and investments in Myanmar.

View the event website or call Ms. Hafizah at +65 6346 9218 for more details.

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