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Date:

August 1, 2000

Subject:

Impact of Biotechnology and Regulatory Framework on Oilseeds and Grain

 



Impact of Biotechnology and Regulatory Framework on Oilseeds and Grain markets and trade (Asia)

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Hello everyone:

Here is a conference that you may be interested in October 19th- 20th, Singapore.

For full details of registration etc. email cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg citing reference GHS2000.



It is at the Grand Hyatt in Singapore. If you are coming and need any help finding hotels (there cheaper alternatives close by the Hyatt) or setting up meetings in Singapore or the region give me a shout etc.

Best regards

Andrew



Impact of Biotechnology and Regulatory Framework on Oilseeds and Grains markets and Trade (China, Japan, ASEAN and South Asia)

DAY ONE

8.00 Morning Coffee and Registration

9.00 Chairman's Welcome Remarks

9.10 Keynote Presentation

John C Baize, Director

John C Baize and Associates

a) GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR GM AND NON-GM OILSEEDS AND GRAINS.

TO WHAT EXTENT HAS BIOTECHNOLOGY AFFECTED TRADE.

b) UPDATE ON OILSEED PRODUCING COUNTRIES

Status of Oilseed Production

To what extent will production be genetically modified?

What are the implications on trade with Asia and Europe?

Soybean, Rapeseed, Sunflower seed, Cotton

Supply from USA, SOUTH AMERICA, EU, CANADA

10.15 Discussion and Coffee break

10.45 HOW IS ASIA RESPONDING TO CHANGING OILSEEDS AND GRAINS DEVELOPMENTS AND BUSINESS?

Ken Morrison, Manager

Grains & Oilseeds Distribution

Cargill Asia Pacific Ltd

11.30 LATEST ON GRAINS BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS IN ASIA

Including pros and cons of Biotechnology for producers & consumers

Dr Jian Wei Liu

Biotechnology Research Manager

Institute of Molecular Agrobiology

12.15 Lunch

2.00 NEW GENOMICS AND BIOINFORMNATICS FOR IMPROVING GRAINS

Dr John Benett

Senior Molecular Biologist

International Rice Research

Institute

2.45 a) FOOD BIOSAFETY VS SECURITY

b) HOW IS PHILLIPINES RESPONDING TO GM OILSEEDS AND GRAINS

Dr Flerida A Carino, Physical Scientist

National Committee on Biosafety of

the Phillipines

3.30 REGULATORY FRAMEWORK ON BIOSAFETY PROTOCOL- HOW WILL IT BE IMPLEMENTED IN JAPAN?

Senior Official

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry &

Fisheries

4.10 Tea

4.40 CHALLENGES OF IDENTITY PRESERVATION OF OILSEEDS & GRAINS

Cary Sifferath, Regional Manager

US Grains Council South East Asia

5.15 PRICING TRENDS FOR GM AND NON GM OILSEEDS AND GRAINS

Raoul Craemer, Research Economist

LMC International Ltd

5.50 Discussion followed by End of Day One

1800 - 1915 hrs.

Networking Cocktail Reception

for Participants

DAY TWO

UPDATE ON CONSUMING COUNTRIES

9.00 Chairman's Remarks

9.10 SINGAPORE POSITIONING ITSELF IN THE GLOBAL AND REGIONAL MARKETS

Senior Executive

Genetic Modification Advisory Committee

10.00 CHINA'S PLANS FOR USAGE OF GM OILSEEDS AND GRAINS

How will this affect global trade? Will this affect global trade? Increasing soybean production and dealing with surplus corn

Dr Guoqiang Cheng, Director

Centre for International Agricultural

Trade (CIAT)

10.40 Coffee break

11.00 a) IMPORT AND EXPORT REGULATIONS OF GM PRODUCTS IN ASIA

b) TECHNOLOGY FOR DETECTION ON GM PRODUCTS

Dr Paul Teng, Director,

Biotechnology Asia Pacific

Monsanto

11.40 INDONESIA'S STAND ON GM OILSEEDS AND GRAINS

How will rice and corn production and trade be affected

Dr Djoko Said Damardjati, Director

Central Research Institute for

Food Crops

12.30 Lunch

2.00 SOUTH ASIA FOCUS

INDIA AND PAKISTAN'S DILEMMA

Food safety and meeting needs for quantum jump in oilseed and grains for local consumption

SRI LANKA AND BANGLADESH AS SMALL BUT GROWING CONSUMERS

Dr Ajay Parida

Head of Molecular Genetics Group

Swaminathan Research Institute

2.40 MALAYSIA'S STAND ON GM OILSEEDS AND GRAINS

Government plans and possible regulations on trade

Dr Saharan Haji Anang, Director General

Malaysian Agricultural Research and

Development Institute (MARDI)

3.20 Tea

3.40 LATEST ON TRADE DEVELOPMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS IN THAILAND FOR GM GRAINS

Sakorn Tripetchpisal

Business Manager, Corn and Cotton

Monsanto, Thailand

4.25 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Dr Jian Wei Liu

Head of Intellectual Property Office

Institute of Molecular Agrobiology

5.10 Closing Remarks











Andrew D. Powell, Ph.D.

ARB Consultants

21 Nathan Rd.

#03-07

Singapore 248743



Phone: (65) 737-2151

Fax: (65) 735-2119

Email: adpowell@pacific.net.sg






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