Teresa Lo Yee Yii (Programme Leader at ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA))

Teresa Lo Yee Yii

Programme Leader at ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA)

【Topic】Trade Impact of Non-Harmonised Nutrition Labelling on Prepackaged Food in ASEAN

【BIO Summary of Work Experience 】
Teresa leads the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA), a network of food & beverage national associations in Southeast Asia with the core objective to facilitate intra- and extra-regional trade in ASEAN by supporting and accelerating the ASEAN harmonisation process. Teresa manages the workstream on the harmonisation of food trade standards, through the monitoring of regulatory developments and the facilitation of relevant research projects and agendas. Prior to joining AFBA, Teresa served as an in-house regulatory specialist with KH Roberts Pte Ltd, focusing on the use of flavourings and additives in key Southeast Asian markets. She also has experience in halal and kosher certification schemes. Teresa is originally from Malaysia, and graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a degree in Applied Science, majoring in Food Science and Technology.

【PPT Abstract】
The non-harmonisation of nutrition labelling has been identified as one of the top technical barriers to trade in ASEAN, according to a survey conducted within the food & beverage industry in 2013. A study was initiated by AFBA to evaluate the impacts of non-harmonised nutrition labelling on food businesses in the ASEAN market and to recommend measurable interventions at the macro- and micro-levels, so as to facilitate the removal of these barriers and to open intra-ASEAN trade for the prepackaged food and beverage sector.

Mr. Kenneth Whitaker (General Manager ASEAN at Detpak / Detmold Group)

Mr. Kenneth Whitaker

General Manager ASEAN at Detpak / Detmold Group

【Topic】Key trends that drive the future of packaging

【BIO Summary of Work Experience 】
Ken Whitaker is the Regional General Manager Sales Asia at Detmold Group, managing the overall strategy and Sales operations of a regional business unit spread out over five offices. Ken’s emphasis on people development is geared towards creating an inspired and passionate collection of individuals working for a common goal – providing superior paper and board packaging for our esteemed customers.
Ken has been in Asia for 18 and has lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore-twice. Prior to joining Detmold, he was Asia Pacific Managing Director for TCC, the world’s leader in retail loyalty marketing programs. Ken led his team to exceptional revenue and profit growth by significantly adding retail partners in critical markets, namely China and Australia.
He also spent 29 years in the FMCG sector, 13 of those in Asia, leading multiple teams and business units across various geographies to achieve profitable growth exceeding initial projections. Throughout Ken’s business journey he has spoken at many Industry events, has hosted travelling executive MBA students and presented market overviews and case studies to them and has been invited to participate on many panel discussions.
Ken is originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.

Zelda Anthony (Head of Blockchain for ASEAN at IBM Singapore)

Zelda Anthony

Head of Blockchain for ASEAN at IBM Singapore

【Topic】Blockchain for Food Safety

Zelda Anthony is IBM’s Head of Blockchain, ASEAN, based in Singapore.

She is responsible for developing IBM’s blockchain business in the ASEAN region including understanding the key blockchain trends and opportunities and how they can benefit IBM’s customers across all industries, developing IBM’s blockchain strategy for the region and building an ecosystem with partners and Fintechs.

Prior to the Blockchain leadership role, Zelda was Head of Payments for APAC at IBM and prior to that she spent 7 years at SWIFT where she held roles including, Head of Compliance products APAC, Head of ASEAN, Head of New Customers APAC and Head of Oceania.

Henky Wibawa (Executive Director at Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF))

Henky Wibawa

Executive Director at Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF)

【BIO Summary of Work Experience 】
Henky Wibawa serves as Indonesian Packaging Consultant and
Executive Director of Indonesian Packaging Federation based in
Jakarta. He has more than 30 years of experience in market and
business development and research across the packaging
manufacturing industries: Argha Karya PI, VAW Europack, Alcan
Flexipack, Amcor Flexibles Indonesia.
Henky studied and graduated as Electrical Engineer from Ruhr-
Universitaet Bochum, Germany

Adhi Lukman (Chairman at GAPMMI, Indonesia)

Adhi Lukman

Chairman at GAPMMI, Indonesia

With experience in various seminars and trainings, both nationally and internationally, Adhi Lukman continues his career in industry, either of food or other industries.

Recognized internationally as an authority on the food industry, Adhi Lukman is the current Chairman of GAPMMI, the Indonesian Food & Beverages Association. In 2016, elected as President AFBA (ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance).

In addition to his role with GAPMMI, Adhi Lukman works with several organizations, as Chairman of Permanent Committee for Development of Food Industry, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KADIN); Member of Working Team of Indonesia’s National Productivity Board (LPN); Member of Expert Working Group of National Food Security Council (DKP); Member of National Codex Committee; Coordinator Industrial and Government Relationship Division of The Indonesian Association of Food Technologist (PATPI); Member of Advisory Board PT SGS; Member of Impartiality Committee PT. TÜV NORD Indonesia; Member of Notification Body & Inquiry Point (TBT-WTO), National Standard Body (BSN); Advisory Board of Food Science & Technology Department, Faculty of Agricultural Technology , Bogor Agricultural University (IPB); Jury SNI Award (BSN); Jury Primaduta Award 2016, Ministry of Trade; Steering Committee of Standard Community (MASTAN/BSN); Member of Working Group on Acceleration Nutrition Improvement, Ministry of Development Planning / BAPPENAS; Member of Forum Communications Management and Development of Public Market (General Trade), Shopping Mall and Supermarket (Modern Trade), Ministry of Trade; Member of Working Group (3) Evaluation and Analysis Impact of Economic Policy, Ministry of Coordinating Economic of Republic Indonesia

Dr. Jose  C. Gatchalian (Fomer  Dean,  University  of  the Philippines School  of  Labour and Industrial Relations; International Consultant on Workplace Cooperation, President Emeritus, Philippine Industrial Relations Society at University  of  the Philippines)

Dr. Jose C. Gatchalian

Fomer Dean, University of the Philippines School of Labour and Industrial Relations; International Consultant on Workplace Cooperation, President Emeritus, Philippine Industrial Relations Society at University of the Philippines

【Topic】Engaging The Workforce Towards Sustaining Food Safety

【BIO Summary of Work Experience 】
DR. JOSE C. GATCHALIAN, Former Dean and Professor of the University of the Philippines' (U.P.) School of Labor and Industrial Relations. H is President Emeritus of the Philippine Industrial Relations Society (PIRS), and was once a member of the Executive Committee of the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA). He obtained his PhD, M.A. and A.B. degrees from U.P., his M.S.S. degree and a Dipl. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the Netherlands Institute of Social Studies, and specialized courses at the ILO Turin Centre in Italy and at the Harvard University Business School in Boston, U.S.A He was a recipient of the Sikap-Gawa Industrial Peace Award of the Businessmen-Bishops Conference (BBC); He received the Professional Achievement Award from U.P. College of Mass Communication and a “Distinguished Alumni in Labor Management Cooperation for Industrial Peace and Harmony,” award from the U.P. Alumni Association. He had been speaker in various international Congresses such as the European Organization for Quality (EOQ) in Prague, Czech Republic, Budapest, Hungary Istanbul, Turkey; the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in Toronto and Colorado, the Middle East Quality Association (MEQA) in Dubai and Iran

Dr. Miflora Minoza GATCHALIAN (Chief Executive Officer at QUALITY PARTNERS COMPANY,  LTD.)

Dr. Miflora Minoza GATCHALIAN

Chief Executive Officer at QUALITY PARTNERS COMPANY, LTD.

【Topic】Systematic Innovation: Key To Competitiveness Enhancement

【BIO Summary of Work Experience 】
Dr. Miflora Minoza-Gatchalian obtained her BSFT & Master’s degrees from the University of the Philippines and her doctorates degree from University of Tokyo in Japan. She is the CEO of Quality Partners Company Ltd and recently she was awarded the “Agnes Zaludova Medal for a Woman of Quality” from the prestigious International Academy for Quality (IAQ) of which She is Academician Emeritus. She is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Secretary-General Emeritus of Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) which she helped organize in 1985 in Beijing, China. APQO honored her with a medal in her name “MMG Medal” given annually to a “World Excellent Woman Professional”. Her major international quality award include: Jack Lancaster Medal from ASQ. Harrington-Ishikawa Medal from Walt L. Hurd Foundation of APQO, Magnolia Award from Shanghai Association for Quality. and the Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society.

Suryo Wiratno (Sr. Consultant at Tridaya Prima Artha)

Suryo Wiratno

Sr. Consultant at Tridaya Prima Artha

【Topic】Halal Issues and its concern

【BIO Summary of Work Experience 】
- QA / R&D Sr. Manager for A&W Restaurant Indonesia. Internal Auditor Coordinator for Halal Assurance Management (2010 – 2017)
- F&B Manager for Sushi Tei Indonesia. Internal Auditor for HACCP (2007 – 2009)
- QA Manager for Sushi Tei Indonesia. Internal Auditor for HACCP (2007 – 2009)
- Associate to QA Manager for Makro Wholesaler. Auditor for ISO 9001:2008 (2005 – 2006)
- PDQA Project Officer for KFC Indonesia

【PPT Abstract】
Year of 2019 is the new Era of Halal implementation in Indonesia. Next year – Indonesia Regulatory will start to formalize Halal from Voluntary to Mandatory standard in food industry, both for Manufacturers and Culinary. For whom who already holds this standard, the next challange would be to update and upgrade this standard to the updated one. But for whom who did not hold the Halal standard yet. This would be a big challange. The next challange would be on Consumer, Market and Regulatory sides.
There are some issues to be overcame, we can not only see those issues in a challange in implementation but also in a management system approach to mitigate the impact. One thing for sure, “All parties must Ready to change”

Lotis Francisco (President at The Philippine Association Of Food Technologists, INC.(PAFT))

Lotis Francisco

President at The Philippine Association Of Food Technologists, INC.(PAFT)