Chiang Mai Connect: x Northern Food Valley: Food Innovators Meet-up & Networking

07 novembre 2017


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Chiang Mai Connect x Northern Food Valley: Food Innovators Meet-up & Networking


Chiang Mai Connect by NTCC is back with a special edition! Together with the Northern Thailand Food Valley, we invite you to a fruitful networking evening under the theme 'Food Innovation'.
- Stay updated on hot topics from the agriculture-food scene
- Be inspired by business pitches from foodtech companies
- Network with 100+ professionals from wide-ranging industries
- And most importantly, walk around booths serving Khao Soi ice cream, curry meatballs, and more!

Mark your calendars for 7 November, 18.30 hrs onwards at Starwork, Tunghotel Road.

Early-bird tickets are on sale now until 20th October - the cheapest rates you can get if you book now.

What is the Northern Thailand Food Valley?
NTFV is a consulting and coordinating organisation, part of the Federation of Thai Industries that supports food industry businesses. Access to innovation is key to develop Thailand's food products and exports in-line with the endeavour to become 'Kitchen of the World'. NTFV does so by connecting food entrepreneurs with resources from the public and private sector including collaboration for research with universities in the North. At the event, you will witness success stories of these entrepreneurs and the extensive networks of research institutes working closely to develop amazing food products that goes out to the global market. - All based around the North!


Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 7 November 2017

Time: 18.30 - 21.30 hrs

Location: Starwork, Tunghotel Road (map)

Entry fee: THB 400 early-bird rate (before 20 October)

                  THB 600 normal rate (after 20 October)

                  THB 700 door price
                      *Prices are inclusive of sumptuous food and drinks
                      *Early-bird fees are limited to 30 seats

Booking: here

Parking: 2 minutes from Starwork, next to TOT


Introducing the Chiang Mai Connect speakers:


Chanwit Ratanarasri, Innovation Counsellor Manager
Innovation Park, National Innovation Agency (NIA)
Khun Chanwit is one of the founding team members of the National Innovation Agency since 2005. He leads the Innovation Park, a hub to kickstart Thailand's innovation infrastructure located inside the Ministry of Science & Technology. Khun Chanwit is also behind many of the rice innovation projects of the NIA in the past. He will be sharing case studies of NIA's funding projects for foodtech startups and entrepreneurs.


Yuthana Phimolsiripol, Director
Food Innovation & Packaging Center, Faculty of Agro-Industry, CMU


Dr. Yuthana, or "Ajarn Chill" spearheads the Food Innovation & Packaging Center (FIN) at Chiang Mai University. FIN actively supports local entrepreneurs developing food products from the ground up through innovation and research. - Think extending shelf life of all-in-one sauces, turning tea waste into high-nutrient snack bars, and curating state-of-the-art packaging solutions to export Thai products to the world.


Simon de Hoop, Vice President for R&D
East-West Seed Group


Simon is one of the founding team members of East-West Seed (EWS) and leads the Research & Development centre in Sansai, Chiang Mai. EWS is Dutch founded, known under the Thai name เมล็ดพันธุ์ตราศรแดง on a mission to improve livelihoods of farmers by breeding high-quality vegetable seeds. EWS has been in Chiang Mai since 1982; its R&D centre employing more than 60 agriculture experts from around the world.


Narong Tananuwa, President
Northern Digital Entreprise Association (NDEA)


Khun Narong is well known as one of Chiang Mai's most seasoned and successful entrepreneurs. He has made his mark from the furniture retail to real estate industries. Also the ex-Chairman of the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce, he is now the President of the Northern Digital Entreprise Association (NDEA). Khun Narong will be sharing his experiences on food technology under Chiang Mai's Smart City initiative.

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