Event Programme

  • 08:00 AM - 08:50 AM Location : Ballroom 2, MITECDelegates, Guest & Media Registration
    09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Introduction by EmceeMs Nafeesa Dangor ASF 2023 Official Emcee, South Africa
    09:10 AM - 09:30 AM Session 1 - The Future of Food Technology and Finance Mr. Dennis O'Neill Business Development Director ClickIPO USA
    09:30 AM - 09:50 AM Session 2 - Maxis IoT Transforming the Future of Agriculture Mr. Marcelo Galati Head of IoT Products & Services Maxis Broadband Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    09:50 AM - 10:00 AM Arrival of Guest of Honour, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Y.A.B. Dato' Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof
    10:00 AM - 10:10 AM Arrival of Guest of Honour, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia,Y.A.B. Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
    10:15 AM - 10:25 AM Opening Ceremony
    10:25 AM - 10:30 AM ASF 2023 Journey Mr R.M. Ravichandar Project Director Cum Group CEO of ABS Greentech
    10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Welcome Address Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat ASF 2023 Chairman
    10:40 AM - 10:55 AM Special Address Y.B. Datuk Seri Mat Sabu Minister of Agriculture & Food Security
    10:55 AM - 11:20 AM Officiate Address Y.A.B. Dato' Sri Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
    11:20 AM - 11:30 AM Official Launch of ASF23
    11:30 AM - 11:35 AM Presentation of Appreciation to Partners
    11:35 AM - 11:40 AM Photograph Session
    11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Official Exhibition Tour
    12:10 PM - 12:15 PM Press Conference
    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch

    Note: After the photograph session with DPM, the conference starts concurrently

    11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Session 3 - Next Steps: Using Technology to Solve Climate Challenges Mr. Manuel Madani
    Head of SE Asia
    Priva, Singapore

    Mr. Alastair Mclean
    Commercial Director
    Powerplants, Victoria, Australia
    12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Session 4 - Empowering Business Through Sustainable Innovation Dr. Hawa Charfaray
    Group Executive Director
    Hadarat Global, Dubai
    12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Session 5 - Transforming Farming Through Innovations Mr. Bruce Diale
    Brucol Global Development, South Africa
    13:00 PM - 14:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
    14:00 PM - 14:20 PM Session 6 - Empowering the Agriculture Sector with Digital AgTech Adoption Mr. Navin Sinnathamby
    Head of Department,
    Digital Agriculture and Drone Technology Ecosystem
    Digital Industry Development Division (IDD)
    Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDEC), Malaysia
    14:20 PM - 14:40 PM Session 7
    Dr. Wan Raihana Wan Aasim Vice President
    Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC), Malaysia
    14:40 PM - 15:00 PM Session 8
    Ms. Safura Abdul Malek Senior Manager, Productivity & Competitiveness Development
    Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Malaysia
    15:00 PM - 15:20 PM Session 9 - The Importance of Agriculture: Facilitating Private Investment for Sustainable Growth
    Mr. Hemand Santha Kumar Assistant Manager Investment Division
    Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA)
    15:20 PM - 15:40 PM Session 10 - Back To Basic: Agriculture Is Easy And Affordable
    YBhg. Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed Chairman of Advisory Board
    National Anti-Financial Crime Centre (NFCC), Malaysia
    15:40 PM - 16:00 PM Session 11 - Sustainable Plant Growing Solutions from Jiffy
    Mr Athula Fernando Regional Sales Manager – Asia
    Jiffy Products International BV, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    16:00 PM - 16:30 PM Session 12
    Mr. Anthony Conrad O. Andaya Export Manager/ Asia Pacific
    Decco Italia s.r.l. , Catania, Sicily, Italy (Livestream from Italy)
    16:30 PM - 16:50 PM Session 13
    Mr. Razwan
    Aerodyne, Malaysia
    16:50 PM - 17:10 PM Session 14
    Mr Yasser Mashor Business Development Executive
    PS Food & Beverage Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
    17:10 PM - 17:30 PM BALLROOM FOYERTEA BREAK AND NETWORKING SESSION
    17:30 PM CONFERENCE ENDS
  • 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Arrival of participants
    09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Location : Ballroom 2, MITECSession 1 - Accelerating and Transforming Startups into Unicorns
    Capt. Steve Hoffman
    Chairman & CEO
    Founders Space, San Francisco, USA
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Session 2 - The Discovery: Principles, Evidence and Application of the Inhibitory Effect of Self DNA
    Prof. Stefano Mazzoleni
    Professor
    University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Session 3 - The Power of Green - Microalgae
    Dr. Eng. Marcello Diano
    CTO
    NoSelf AND B.V. Naples, Italy
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Session 4 - The Role of Noself in Structural Change in Rice Production in Asia
    Dr. Taco Bottema
    Senior Business Development Consultant
    NoSelf AND, Bogor, Indonesia
    11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Session 5 - Unlocking the NoSelf Possibilities for Malaysia and Abroad
    Mr. Bram Koppert
    Managing Director
    NoSelf Asia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    12:15 PM - 12:35 PM Session 6 - Envisioning Sustainable Agriculture Through Simulation Models: The Oil Palm Case Study
    Dr. Mauro Moreno
    Research Assistant at Laboratory of Applied Ecology and System Dynamics
    Dept. Agricultural Sciences, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy
    12:35 PM - 13:30 PM LUNCH BREAK
    13:30 PM - 14:30 Panel Discussion 1: NoSelf As Nature Does
    Speakers:
    • Mr. Bram Koppert
    • Prof. Stefano Mazzoleni
    • Dr. Taco Bottema
    • Mr. Marcello Diano
    • Dr. Mauro Moreno, NoSelf AND"
    14:30 PM - 14:50 PM Session 7
    Dr. Haniza Yon
    Founder & CEO
    Global Psytech, Malaysia
    14:50 PM - 15:10 PM Session 8 - Pesticide-Free farming for the Future: Advancing food security, human health and the environment
    Ms. Sarojeni Rengam
    Executive Director
    Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP), Penang, Malaysia
    15:10 PM - 15:30 PM Session 9
    Mr. Jeremy Goh Kong Wei
    World Food Chain & Foodstarter & Metafarms
    15:30 PM - 15:50 PM Session 10 - Branding in Farming
    Ms. Lynn Alias
    Founder
    GOGO Trade Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    15:50 PM - 16:10 PM Session 11 - Enhancing Food Security: Empowering Society through Sustainable Urban Agriculture
    Prof. Dr. Hamed Faghiri
    Founder and CEO
    Dorod Group Berhad, Malaysia
    16:10 PM - 16:30 PM Session 12 - The Entire City is NOW an Air Purification System
    Mr. Mac Mahendran
    Managing Director
    Atia Sdn Bhd Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia
    16:30 PM - 16:50 PM Session 13 - Holistic IPM in Malaysia: Challenges & Opportunities From a Local Perspective
    Mr. Saiful Zaimi Jamil
    Researcher
    MARDI, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
    16:50 PM - 17:00 PM Session 14
    Dr. Diah Yusuf
    CEO
    Indonesia Prima, Jakarta, Indonesia
    17:00 PM - 17:30 PM BALLROOM FOYERTEA BREAK AND NETWORKING SESSION
    17:00 PM CONFERENCE ENDS

    Note: After the photograph session with DPM, the conference starts concurrently

    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM NOVEL, 1A Panel Discussion 2: Back to Nature
    Moderated by Prof. Dato Dr. Aileen
    Panel Speakers:
    • Dr. Ting Ho, Going Back to Nature Sdn Bhd
    • Prof. Ni Luh Suriani, Udayana University, Indonesia
    • Dr Ravin, Singapore
    • Ms Sarojeni Rengam, PANAP
    • Dr. Kara Lee, South Africa
    12:35 PM - 13:30 PM HALL 5LUNCH BREAK
    13:30 PM - 15:00 PM Panel Discussion 3: Smart Farming Concept Branding
    Moderated by: Mr Mac Mahen
    Panel Speakers:
    • Ms. Lynn Alias, Founder of Gogo Pasar
    • Y.M. Raja Dato Nordianah, Murai Estates
    • Mr Francis Tan, Singapore
    • Mr. Navin, Sayur Kita.Asia
    • Dr. Diah Yusuf, Indonesia Prima
    15:00 PM - 16:30 PM Panel Discussion 4: Smart Farming 4.0
    Moderated by: Dr. Anbananthan Rathnam, MIDF
    Panel Speakers:
    • Mr. Hoi Kyun Byeon, Futurenuri, South Korea
    • Prof. Joontiak Lee, South Korea
    • Prof. Dr. Hamed, Dorod Group Berhad
    • Mr Alastair, Powerplants Australia
    • Mr. Manuel Madani, Priva, Netherland.
    17:00 PM - 17:30 PM BALLROOM FOYERTEA BREAK AND NETWORKING SESSION
    17:00 PM CONFERENCE ENDS
  • 08:30 AM - 9:00 AM Arrival of participants
    09:00 AM - 10:30 AM BALLROOM 2 Panel Discussion 1: Smart Farmers Towards IPM
    Moderator: Tan Sri Abu Kasim/ Tuan Wan Zulkarnain
    Panel Speakers:
    • Mr. Saiful Zaimi Jamil, MARDI
    • Mr. Shukri, Pica Synergy Holdings
    • Dr. Haniza Yon, Global Psytech
    • Speaker 1 from DOA Selangor
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion 2: Smart Young Agropreneurs Session
    Moderator: Mr Osama Syed
    Panel Speakers:
    • Mr Navin Sayur, Kita.Asia
    • Mr Vincent, Vitrox
    • Ms. Afny Syazwani, ABS Greentech
    • Mr Yasser, PS Food & Beverage
    • Speaker 2 from DOA Selangor
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Closing of Smart Farmers DayGroup Photographs
    12:30 PM - 14:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    14:00 AM - 16:30 PM SECOND SESSION Forum Title: Smart Farming and Food Security as a Profitable Business (The Facilities and Incentives Offered by Government for the Agriculture Industry)
    Moderator: Dato Mazrul
    • Exim Bank
    • MTDC
    • MIDF
    • Halal Development Corporation
    • Agrobank
    • Tekunasional
    • MPC
    • SME Corp
    • Matrade
    • MDEC
    • NCIA