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Grand Hall 201
Horti ASIA Conference Program
Date Time Topic Organizer
– Speaker
Grand Hall 201
The 2nd International Conference on Coconut Oil (ICCO)
15 Mar
08:00-21:00 The Second International Conference on Coconut Oil (ICCO2017)
Theme: “Coconut Oil and Downstream Products, Quality and Processing”

Conservation and Development of Coconut Oil of Thailand Forum (CDCOT)

Department of Agriculture (DOA/ Thailand)

Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO/ RAP)

Horticultural Science Society of Thailand (HSST)

Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC)

VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific

08:00-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Introductory Remarks
Session I: Present status of global coconut oil production and usage
– Chairperson: Fabian Dayrit (Philippines)
09:10-09:30 Keynote Address I
Conference Theme, Setting the Scene
– Narong Chomchalow, Chairman of Conservation and Development of Coconut Oil of Thailand Forum (CDCOT)
09:30-10:10 Keynote Address II
An Update on Coconut Oil Production and Diversification in Asia and The Pacific
– Uron Salum- Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC)
10:10-10:40 Tea / Coffee / Coconut Drink Break – Chairperson: Visal Yoawapongsiri, MD (Thailand)
10:40-11:00 Keynote Address III
Providing Scientific Evidence for Coconut Oil: Updates and Challenges
– Fabian Dayrit, Chairman of the APCC Scientific Committee (Philippines)
11:00-11:40 Keynote Address IV
Coconut Oil and MCT Oil: Ketones as Alternative Fuel for the Brain in Alzheimer’s and Other Conditions
– Mary T. Newport, MD, (USA)
11:40-12:10 Invited Paper I
Analysis of Essential Composition and Quality Product Standard of Coconut Oil and Downstream Products
– Kunchit Judprasong, ASEANFOODS Coordinator & Quality Manager of ISO 17025 Laboratory, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU),
12:10-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Inaugural Session
– Introductory Address
– Welcome Address
– Address from APCC
– Report from the Organizing Committee
– Opening Address
Group Photo
– Dr. Narong Chomchalow, Chairman, Conservation and Development of Coconut Oil Of Thailand Forum (CDCOT)
– Mr. Virach Chantrasmi, Vice President, Horticultural Science Society of Thailand (HSST)
– Mr. Uron Salum, Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC)
– Dr. Suwit Chaikittiyos, Director General, Department of Agriculture (DOA)
– H.E.General Chatchai Sarikulya, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand (MOAC)
14:30-15:00 Tea / Coffee / Coconut Drink Break
Country report on coconut oil production, marketing and new innovation
– Chairperson: Uron Salum (APCC)
15:00-15:20 Fiji – Setareki Tale, Fiji Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fiji)
15:20-15:40 India – A K Singh, Coconut Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture (India)
15:40-16:00 Jamaica – Christhopher Gentles, Coconut Industry Board, Ministry of Agriculture (Jamaica)
16:00-16:20 Papua New Guinea – Kili Tambua, Kokonas Indastrieskoporesen (Papua New Guinea)
16:20-16:40 Philippines – Representative from the Philippines Coconut Authority (Philippines)
16:40-17:00 Sri Lanka – Chandi Yalegama, Coconut Research Institute, Lunuwila (Sri Lanka)
17:00-18:00 Visit Coconut Exhibition, Coconut Pavilion and the Exhibition of Horti Asia 2017 AT EH 105
18:30-21:00 Reception Dinner (Cocktail) at room MR224 Hosted by APCC, Department of Agriculture and CDCOT
16 Mar
09:00-18:00 Session II: Technical Session – Chairperson: Divina Bawalan (Philippines)
09:00-09:30 Invited Paper II
Quality, Certification, Labeling and Safety Standards for Coconut
Oil and Coconut Oil Products
– Teeranat Limpichotikul, Food Segment Manager, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Certification and Business Enhancement, SGS
(Thailand) Co., Ltd., (Thailand)
09:30-10:00 Invited Paper III
Potential Bioactive Compounds in Coconut Milk and Virgin Coconut Oils
– Visith Chavasit, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (Thailand)
10:00-10:30 Invited Paper IV
The International Organic Standard for Coconut Oil Production in Thailand
– Ungkana Poungngenmak, Thai Pure Coconut Co., Ltd (Thailand)
10:30-11:00 Tea / Coffee / Coconut Drink Break
Contributed Papers: Production, Processing and Products of Coconut Oil
– Chairperson: A.K.Singh (India)
11:00-11:15 Efficacy of Coconut Oil for the Treatment and prevention of Oral Cancer – Amit Ghosh (India)
11:15-11:30 Simple Tropical Ketogenic Diet for Modern Human Life – Annas Ahmad (Indonesia)
11:30-11:45 Enzymatic Production of High Lauric Human Milk Fat Analog from Coconut Oil and Palm Stearin – Steivie Karouw (Indonesia)
11:45-12:00 Formulations of Antiperspirant and Deodorants Sticks Containing Virgin Coconut Oil Dry Emulsion – Somlak Kongmuang, Gaysorn Chansiri, Piradee Chormai, Pakaporn Saegvilaina, Kesanee Laomorakot, Chatchai Chinpaisal (Thailand)
12:00-12:15 The Application of Xyloglucan in Virgin Coconut Oil Dry Emulsion Formulation – Somlak Kongmuan, Suchada Piriyasart, Khwan-on Tepsukon, Pawitra Yodwandee, Porntipa Laovanichkul, Porntip Chaimanee, Chatchai Chinpaisal, (Thailand)
12:15-12:30 Hydrolysis of Virgin Coconut Oil Using Free and Immobilized Lipase From Aspergillus oryzae and Testing their Antibacterial Activity Nguyen Thi Ai Van, Phan Ngoc Hoa Tran Bich Lam (Vietnam)
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Invited Paper V
Critical Review of Existing and New Coconut Oil Processing Technologies Including Major Downstream Products, Waste Utilization and Disposal, and Product Quality Implications
– Chairperson: Pons Batugal (Philippines)
– Divina Bawalan, Coconut Processing Specialist (Philippines)
14:00-14:30 Invited Paper VI
The Sociological Impacts of Rapid Increase in Demand for VCO on Smallholder Coconut and VCO Producers
– Mike Foale, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Queensland (Australia)
14:30-15:00 Invited Paper VII
An Overview Update of Global Marketing of Coconut Oil and Downstream Products-Issues and Opportunities
– Yvonne Agustin, United Coconut Associations of the Philippines, (Philippines)
15:00-15:20 Tea / Coffe / Coconut Drink Break
15:20-15:50 Invited Paper VIII
Coconut Production and Marketing in China
– Chairperson: Mike Foale (Australia)
– Fuming, Coconut Research Institute, Hainan (China)
15:50-17:20 Contributed papers: Production, Processing and Products of Coconut Oil – Chairperson: Mike Foale (Australia)
15:50-16:05 Encapsulation of Curcumin in Nano emulsion Using Virgin Coconut Oil – Wilaisri Lymphapayom, (Thailand)
16:05-16:20 Physical Properties of Virgin Coconut Oil Based Mayonnaise – Wilaisri Lymphapayom, Thailand
16:20-16:35 Innovative Technology for Processing of Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) From Coconut Oil -Ir. Rizal Alamsyah, Center for Agro-Based Industry, Indonesia
16:35-16:50 High Speed Separators for Continuous and Batch Production of VCO – Kenneth Sørensen, Alfa Laval Co., Ltd. (Sweden)
16:50-17:05 A Critique of VCO Production in Pacific Island Countries and the Solomon Islands in Particular with the Results of Research Carried out And Conclusions – Vernon Smith, International Research and Development Consultant for Coconut Processing and Product Diversification (Solomon Islands)
17:05-17:20 Activated Virgin Coconut Oil and its Potential Application – Kamariah Long, MARDI (Malaysia)
17:20-18:00 Visit Coconut Exhibition, Coconut Pavilion and the Exhibition of Horti Asia 2017 AT EH 105
17 Mar
09:00-09:40 Keynote V
Lauric, Other Fatty Acids, Their Monoglycerides: A Review of Lipid Antimicrobials and the worldwide Problem of Antibiotic Resistance
– Chairperson: Lumduan Wongsawad ,MD (Thailand)
– Vermén M. Verallo-Rowell, MD, Adjunct Research Professor and Head Skin Study Group, University of the Philippines – National Institutes of Health Program Director, VSRC – Centre for Skin Research, Testing and Product Development (Philippines)
09:40-10:00 Contributed Papers: Kosher as a Marketing Tool for the Export of Value Added Coconut
Oil and Coconut Oil Products
– Amos Benjamin, China and Asia Pacific Head, Stat K Certification Inc., (USA)
– Chairperson: Peyanoot Naka (Thailand)
10:00-11:00 Coconut Oil and Coconut Oil Products: Production and Marketing In Thailand – Kieatisak Theppadongporn, Theppadongporn Coconut Co., Ltd.
– Rud Suwansareekasame/ Sonthi Chavanakunakorn, Empowerlife Co.,Ltd.
– Nipha Detma, P.O .Care Co., Ltd.
– Chamrong Daoruang, Director of HRI, DOA
11:00-11:15 Introduction : Review of International Strategic Action Plan for Coconut Oil – Keith Chapman, International Industrial Crops Adviser, interagconsult (Australia)
11:15-11:30 Tea / Coffee/ Coconut Drink Break
11:30-13:00 Breakout Sessions
Group I: Coconut oil: Processing Technology and Certification
Group Leader: Divina Bawalan (Philippines)
Group II: Coconut oil: Utilization
Group Leader: Fabian M. Dayrit (Philippines)
Group III: Coconut oil: Marketing
Group Leader: Lai Kit Mun (Singapore)
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 Group Presentations – Chairperson: Narong Chomchalow (Thailand)
15:30-16:00 Conclusions and recommendations – Uron Salum (APCC)
16:00-16:30 Closing Ceremony
16:30-17:00 Tea / Coffee / Coconut Drink Break
18 Mar
06:30-18:30 FIELD TRIP
06:30 Departure from Grand President Hotel, Sukhumvit 11 for Nakhon Prathom
08:00-09:30 Visit VCO and coconut milk Processing Plant of Theppadongporn Co. Ltd., Phutthamonthon Soi 4, Nakhon Prathom
10:00-11:30 Visit R&D Cosmetic Laboratory, VCO products showroom, and see the demonstration on food preparation using coconut cooking oil at Tropicana Oil Co. Ltd. Nakhon Chaisri, Nakhon Prathom
11:30-12:30 Lunch at Tropicana Oil Co. Ltd.
13:45-14:30 Visit aromatic coconut processing plant at NC Coconut Co., Ltd. Damnoen Saduak, Ratchaburi
15:15-16:30 Visit VCO processing plant of Thai Pure Co. Ltd.
18:30 Arrive Grand President Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok
Registration fee:
For Foreign participant: registration fee of US$ 250 (After February 1, 2017)
For Thai participant: registration fee of 2,500 Baht (After February 1, 2017)
Contact secretariat: [email protected], [email protected]
Conference Room Hall 105 A
Horti ASIA Conference Program
Date Time Topic Organizer
– Speaker
Conference Room Hall 105 A
15 Mar
13:00-15:30 “ทิศทางมะม่วงไทย? เมื่อภูมิอากาศเปลี่ยน”

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– ตัวแทนจากกรมวิชาการเกษตร
– ตัวแทนจากสถาบันวิจัยและพัฒนาแห่งมหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์ (สวพ.มก.)
– คุณมนตรี ศรีนิล นายกสมาคมชาวสวนมะม่วงไทย
– คุณอาทิตย์ เกษมศรี วิสาหกิจชุมชนชมรมผู้ปลูกมะม่วงจังหวัดเชียงใหม่
– ตัวแทนบริษัทส่งออก เช่น บริษัทไชน์โฟร์ท จำกัด เป็นต้น
– ดำเนินการเสวนาโดยคุณมนู โป้สมบูรณ์ อดีตผู้เชี่ยวชาญไม้ผลฯ กรมส่งเสริมการเกษตร
13:00-13:30 ลงทะเบียน
13:30-15:30 เสวนา “ทิศทางมะม่วงไทย? เมื่อภูมิอากาศเปลี่ยน”
15:30-16:00 ประชุมคณะกรรมการสมาคมชาวสวนมะม่วงไทย ครั้งที่ 1/2560
16 Mar
10:30-12:30 การใช้น้ำมันมะพร้าว กับ แพทย์ทางเลือกในยุคปัจจุบัน” – อาจารย์ปานเทพ พัวพงษ์พันธ์ กรรมการผู้จัดการ บริษัท ดีนะ โปรดักส์ จำกัด
– ดร.ธรรมศักดิ์ ทองเกตุ ประธานชมรมปลูกพืชไม่ใช้ดินแห่งประเทศไทย
– คุณเกษมสันต์ เคียงศิริ กรรมการผู้จัดการ บริษัท เอซีเค ไฮโดรฟาร์ม จำกัด

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– คุณสุวิทย์ ไตรโชค ชาวสวนผู้ผลิตเมล่อน
– ผศ. ดร.อารักษ์ ธีรอำพน มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีสุรนารี
17 Mar 13:30-15:30 “มะพร้าว อาหารที่เป็นยา” – อาจารย์ไกร มาศพิมล ที่ปรึกษา บริษัท ทรอปิคานา ออยล์ จำกัด
Conference Room Hall 105 B
Horti ASIA Conference Program
Date Time Topic Organizer
– Speaker
Conference Room Hall 105 B
15 Mar
14:00-17:00 Cooperation and Technology changing your perspective

Inspiring afternoon program with horticultural experts,
investors and growers

Moderation by Heidi Gallant
The Asia Pacific Seed Association, APSA

13:45-14:00 Arrival: Welcome at conference room 105B
14:00-14:20 Opening: Welcome introduction

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– Keynote: Mr Aalt Dijkhuizen,
President Topsector Agro&food
The Netherlands
14:25-14:45 Expert note: Market and Agriculture Change in Asia, Japan perspective

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– Speaker: Mr Shigeo Fujii
President of Agriincubator Inc
14:50-15:10 Best practice: Saladbowl takes the challenge in Southeast Asia

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– Speaker: Mr Susumu Tanaka
CEO of Saladbowl
15:10-15:25 Short break: Beverage break
15:25-15:45 Case study: The biological way – growing in Asia

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– Speaker: Mr Bram Koppert
KOPPERT Biological Systems
The Netherlands
15:55-16:10 Best practice: Smart Investments creating smarter solutions?

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– Speaker: Mr Arjen Janmaat,
Global Sales Director Ridder-HortiMaX
The Netherlands
16:15-16:35 Expert note: Horticulture Next Step Indonesia

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– Speaker: Mr Novianto Soerjanto
Expert food security
16:40-17:00 Keynote: Where to investment in the next decades?

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– Speaker: Mr Jan Omvlee
Export director Rijk Zwaan
The Netherlands
17.05 – 17.20 Questions and Answers
17.30 – 19.30 Social evening:
Social networking evening
VIV Asia, Hall 98: Utrecht square
This session is upon invitation only:
Please send Invitation request to [email protected]
Food and Nutrition Security
16 Mar
10:30-16:30 Food and Nutrition Security

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Department of Food, Agriculture and Bio-resources (FAB)

10:30-13:00 1. Status and trends of vegetable farming in Asia (Dr. Datta)
2. Organic farming techniques for vegetables (Dr. Bhujel)
3. Post harvest losses in vegetable farming (Dr. Anil)
4. Agriculture business for food and nutrition security (Dr. John)
14:00-16:30 1. Vegetable wastes into useful products (Dr. Anil)
2. Aquaponics for safe and sustainable food (Dr. Bhujel)
3. Food processing and packaging (Dr. Loc)
4. Food safety and certification (Dr. Anil)
Plant Factory and indoor farming in Thailand
17 Mar
13:30-15:00 Plant Factory and indoor farming in Thailand Grow Laboratory
13:30-14:00 Can Indoor farming be a profitable industry in Thailand? – Banks Rutchasit H. Managing Director of Grow Laboratory
14:00-14:30 A case study of a successful indoor microgreen farming in Bangkok – Maarten CEO of Mr.Maarten’s microgreens
– Banks Rutchasit H. Managing Director of Grow Laboratory
14:30-15:00 Smart farming application for indoor horticulture

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– Phisidchai S. Founder of SP Smartplants
– Banks Rutchasit H. Managing Director of Grow Laboratory

Themetic Forum

We are expecting a large number of visitors from all corners of Asia-Pacific for Horti ASIA 2017, who will be seeking information about the latest developments in the horticulture and floriculture production. Alongside the many displays and presentations on exhibitors‘ stands, we aim to offer visitors a wide range of expert forums discussing topical, relevant and also international subjects.

Within the DLG Forum we would like to address and discuss aspects of practical relevance from the fields of floriculture, horticulture, development and plant production. With your assistance we are gathering topics, questions and subject matter from the international stage too that we can present with suitable speakers and discuss with the public at Horti ASIA.

In the Forum companies may organize a 50 minute forum by themselves. Forum spots are billed at USD 400.- plus value added tax (VAT). To make a binding booking, please use the registration form. The main topics will be i.a.: green housing, planting, marketing and consulting. For further information please contact Dr. Klaus Erdle, K.Erdle(at)

Thematic Forum Program

DLG Forum Hall EH 105 / C2
Horti ASIA Forum
DLG Forum, Hall EH 105 / C2
Date Time Topic Organizer
– Speaker
15 Mar 13:00-14:00 Greenhouse Technology for Horti Culture

Automatic Control Systems for Greenhouses

Speedy Access
– Andy Ng
– Poomipur Koosakul

16 Mar 11:00-12:00 Developments in shallots and onions

Bejo Seeds
– Luc Driessen

16 Mar 14:00-15:00 Sustainable Watermanagement

– Arjen Janmaar

17 Mar 11:00-12:00 A changing market requires a changing approach: Agriculture in Asia is on the move

Agri Solutions
– Thomas Ruiter

17 Mar 12:00-13:00 ASEAN GAP & Organic

GIZ – German Society for International Cooperation

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