23rd International Conference on Food Fraud & Safety (CSE) A, Toronto, Canada


23rd International Conference on Food Fraud & Safety

Food Fraud 2019

Food Fraud 2019 invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “23rd International Conference on Food Fraud & Safety” during April 12-13, 2018 at Toronto, Canada. Food Fraud will focus on the theme “Our Food is Our Future”

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Why to Attend???

Educational opportunities: No matter how experienced you are at your business, everyone can learn. Working in research projects or business venture one can often be isolating, and without exposure to a variety of points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results. The educational aspect this conference can expose you to new ways of conducting your business and help you discover how to be more productive.

Networking with peers: Food Fraud 2019 conference will provide a great opportunity to network. Often competitors from other regions of the country can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. Avoiding peers for fear of others discovering your competitive advantage can actually limit your own success. Collaboration is the way to approach networking. While there are those whose intentions can be suspect, most people can help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level.

Expand your Business: Food Fraud 2019 is a place where you can learn more about the current business climate. Discovering innovative products and services for your business is necessary to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world. Plus, these vendors who sell to your industry fully grasp what is happening inside your competition. Invest time with the sponsors at the event and turn them into your friends and allies.

Position yourself as an expert. When you are active in your research and industry, you can develop a reputation as an expert to your peers and your clients. Those who are engaged over the long term are often asked to speak at the events and to write articles for their publications. Like it or not, others like to associate with the experts in any field. Clients feel good about doing business with those that are celebrated by their peers. If your strategy is to be the best-kept secret in your business community and research area, you will be missing a valuable opportunity.

Have fun. Being in research or business should be rewarding and fun. All work and no play can get old fast. Food Fraud 2019 conference can add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning and industry branding efforts.

Who Should Attend and Who You’ll Meet?

Food Fraud 2018 would meet with Food Manufacturers, Food and Beverage Wholesalers & Retailers,Food Processors, Suppliers, Government Organisations and State Agencies, Deans, Directors, Professors, Students, Research scholars and other participants including CEO, Consultant, Head of Management, Economist, and Project Manager from business and industrial sectors across the world in order to establish a scientific relation between academic experts and other participants through information sharing and networking. The Conference will also have a space for companies and/or institutions to present their services, products, innovations and research results.

Importance & Scope?

The field of Food Fraud have not only helped the development in different fields in science and technology but also contributed towards the improvement of the quality of human life to a great extent. All this has become possible with the different discoveries and inventions leading to the development of various applications. The core aim of Food Fraud 2019 conference is to provide an opportunity for the delegates to meet, interact and exchange new ideas in the various areas of Food Safety. This International Food Fraud conference will feature world renowned keynote speakers, plenary speeches, young research forum, poster presentations, technical workshops and career guidance sessions.

Target Audience

Food Fraud 2019 aims to bring together leading Academic scientists, NGO professionals, Food Agronomists, Food Policy makers and regulators, Researchers and Research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results; about all aspects of Food Safety & Public Health and Economic regulations. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Food Fraud & Safety, with respect to Public Health and Global Economics.

Why Toronto, Canada?

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It’s a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto has a vibrant history of change and growth, ranging from its early occupation over 1,000 years ago to its current status as North America’s fourth largest city. Toronto is Canada’s largest municipality and is made up of the former cities of Toronto, North York, Scarborough, York and Etobicoke, and the former borough of East York. The city is home to a large immigrant population, and is a national and international hub for finance, communications and cultural life. Diverse cultures, climates and landscape make Canada a destination to suit any interest. Canada is a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging diversity. Thus, urban hubs feature a range of ethnic neighbourhoods, restaurants, and shops. In addition to rich and varied urban centres, Canada’s natural environment is one of the most beautiful in the world. From pristine coastlines to rugged mountains and sparkling lakes, Canada’s geography inspires awe coast to coast.

The western side of Toronto is sometimes only thought of as place where industry and residences bump up against each other, but it is also a place where there are wonderful parks and waterways and where numerous pockets of small businesses and local spirit create active and diverse communities. Combining suburban enclaves and malls with condominium developments and the dense business district surrounding the North York Civic Centre, the north-central tip of Toronto is at once both relaxed and exciting. The area is also home to York University and Black Creek Pioneer Village

The Conference aims to:

Discuss current knowledge, domestic and international experience related to early identification, prevention and management of food fraud incidents
Identify Gaps and discuss opportunities of collaboration to support action addressing food authenticity assurance and prevention of food fraud globally
Create momentum to mobilize resources and lead to early deliverables by partners and stakeholders in areas related to research, detection, risk management and food regulatory policy development dealing with food fraud

Sessions/ Tracks

Food fraud

Food fraud is the act of purposely altering, misrepresenting, mislabeling, substituting or tampering with any food product at any point along the farm–to–table food supply–chain. Fraud can occur in the raw material, in an ingredient, in the final product or in the food’s packaging

Biosensors and Food Safety

Biosensor is an analytical device that converts the biological reaction into electrical signals with the help of a transducer and generates real time Data. It is used detect analyte that interacts with the biological element associated with the transducer that gives out a measurable signal proportional to target analyte. The biological membranes can vary form microbes, cell organelles to nucleic acid. Transducer can be optical, electrochemical depending on the type of interaction with analyte.

Food safety requires fast effective real time methods to take the edge of adulteration, neurotoxins, pathogens, harmful chemicals, heavy metals etc. that affects humans, plants and animals. Biosensors in food safety can be a cost effective and time saving approach towards maintaining the international stands in food industries

Food safety Laws & Regulations

Food Safety Regulations. Modern day food safety regulations were developed on sound scientific principles to protect consumers from incidents of foodborne illness and death. With globalization, the supply chain must be carefully monitored to ensure imports meet food safety regulations and are free from tampering.

Food Safety Certifications

Facilities which prepare, handle or serve open hypothetically hazardous food should have an owner or employee who has been successfully completed an approved and accredited with food safety certification examination. Foodservice business which serves “high risk” populations will be the first part of the industry required to fulfill with the new guidelines. At least one individual from each foodservice establishment should be certified in food safety techniques. The original certificate is required to be maintained on site at the facility. It is the duty of the certified food supervisor to ensure that all employees have sufficient knowledge and are well trained in food safety as it recounts to their assigned duties which are framed by FDA (Food and drug administration)

PCR and Food Industry

The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique was invented by kary B. Mullis in 1985, which helped scientist in making millions of copies of DNA, Which later had a wide spread usage in the many disciplines of life sciences from diagnostics of genetic disorders to identification of HIV in Human cells. There is increase in demand for a real time technique in Food Industry for quality assurance of food, which can bypass microbial method as they consume more time. In this case PCR is playing a key role in detection of pathogens in food and minimizing the affect food borne illness. PCR based methods in Food Microbiology led to the development of faster, much sensitive and more specific protocols.

Food Safety & Quality Management Strategies and Technologies

Quality management implementation it is a management technique to assure, to control and to monitor the product quality in order to ensure that the end product was manufactured with high quality the development of food safety is mandatory while quality assurance is voluntary. It is not the same to implement food safety such as: GMP, SSOP, HACCP and/or others, that assures the consumption of food is safe, than to implement quality assurance

Supply Chain Vulnerability Risk Assessments

Potential supply chain risks are identified by a systematic investigation of all factors (sources) that might lead to risks The consequence of each identified risk and its corresponding likelihood are determined by analysis the risks are prioritized based on their consequence and likelihood For those risks that need to be addressed with action, mitigation strategies are developed in accordance to the objective of the supply chain

Food Fraud mitigation

The plan must be designed to address the risk factors identified in the food fraud vulnerability assessment. It will be different for every company depending on the types of risks identified, as well as the nature of the companies’ ingredients, products, and geographic presence. PwC can help you design and implement a food fraud risk mitigation plan, employing our extensive experience in risk assessment, internal controls and supplier management. Food fraud mitigation plan will address areas such as governance processes, company ethics, workplace culture, sourcing and supplier management, and controls over processing and distributing food to consumers.

Horizon scanning and testing

Horizon Scan monitors commodity safety and integrity issues worldwide, collecting data daily from more than 100 food safety agencies and other reliable sources, delivering timely alerts on emerging food safety issues. It can help you to meet all consumer and regulatory demands for transparency and accountability across the ingredient supply chain, by identifying potential food safety threats before they become a problem.

Safety of the food supply- From Farm to Market

The consumption of fresh cut produce continues to increase globally. Technological advancements have in turn aided in increased global production of fresh produce to meet the increasing demand. However, there is serious concern as to whether this increase in supply and demand is leading to safety issues, as showcased by the alarming number of outbreaks associated with fresh vegetables and fruits, in the US as well as globally. And also it is important for people to understand the activities contribute in the food industry for the safety of food and how they can decrease the risk of foodborne illness. From processes on the farm to practices in the kitchen

Food Safety Regulations & International Food Trade

International Food Trade signs that food has gone international. More and more food is moving across borders for a combination of social, economic and technological reasons. Transportation has improved greatly, and better ways, such as freezing, have been found to preserve foods. Many developing nations were ready to sell the foods they were producing to obtain funds to continue building up their countries

Blockchain in Food Industry

Blockchain technology is a way of storing and sharing information across a network of users in an open virtual space. Blockchain technology allows for users to look at all transactions simultaneously and in real-time.Blockchain makes a supply chain more transparent at an all-new level. It also empowers the entire chain to be more responsive to any food safety disasters.Blockchain also allows specific products to be traced at any given time, which would help to reduce food waste. For instance, contaminated products can be traced easily and quickly, while safe foods would remain on the shelves and not be sent to landfills.

Food Fraud: Detection, Prevention & Management

The process to ensure the security of food and drink from all forms of intentional malicious attack including ideologically motivated attack leading to contamination. Food Fraud is an important and evolving food industry focus. Even though the vast majority of these incidents do not have a health hazard in some ways they are more dangerous because the substances and actions are unknown and untraceable Food Fraud is the collective term encompassing the intentional substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food/feed, food/feed ingredients or food/feed packaging, labelling, product information or false or misleading statements made about a product for economic gain that could impact consumer health

Public health risks associated with food fraud

Food fraud, including the more defined subcategory of economically motivated adulteration, is a food risk that is gaining recognition and concern. Regardless of the cause of the food risk, adulteration of food is both an industry and a government responsibility. Food safety, food fraud, and food defense incidents can create adulteration of food with public health threats. Food fraud is an intentional act for economic gain, whereas a food safety incident is an unintentional act with unintentional harm, and a food defense incident is an intentional act with intentional harm.


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Day 1 May 21, 2018

08:15-08:30 Registrations
08:30-09:00 Opening Ceremony
Keynote Forum
09:00-09:40 Title: Food security for major urban and metropolitan centers: The convergence of different
forms of urban agricultural production in the face of multiple stressors and constraints
Christopher Bryant, University of Guelph, Canada
09:40-10:20 Title: Disposable gloves & flexible packaging in the food industry: An under-appreciated
WMD risk
Barry S Michaels, B. Michaels Group Inc, USA
Group Photo
Panel Discussion
Networking & Refreshment Break 10:20-10:40 @ Lobby Lounge
10:40-11:20 Title: Food security indicators, strategies and policies for the Middle East and North Africa Region
Eihab Fathelrahman, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Food Security, Poverty and Sustainability | Sustainable Food systems and Argo-Ecological Food Production |
Food Waste | Community Development for Food Security | Climate Impacts on Food Security
Session Chair: Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam
Session Co-chair: Jonas Osei-Adu, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Session Introduction
Title: Profit efficiency of Nepalese vegetable farms: Policy implications for reducing poverty and
improving food and nutrition security
Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam
11:45-12:10 Title: Managing your international supply chain
Elise Forward, Forward Food Solutions LLC, USA
12:10-12:35 Title: The implementation of the DIVERCROP project in Algeria
Salah Bouchemal, University of Oum Ei Bouagchi, Algeria
12:35-13:00 Title: The patenting of life, limiting liberty, and the corporate pursuit of seeds
Ali Nizamuddin, University of Illinois Springfield, USA
Panel Discussion
Lunch Break 13:00-13:45 @ Lobby Lounge
Title: Effectiveness of participatory research to sustainable seed yam production: The case of
the cay seed project
Jonas Osei-Adu, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Can a panamanian food chain cut the mustard concerning food safety cultural compliance:
A case study of the suvlas restaurant chain
Derek Watson & Sophia Pandi, University of Sunderland, UK
Title: Effect of organic farming on soil fertility, microbial diversity, growth and yield of tomato
(Solanum lycopersicum) under rainfed red sandy loam soils of Karnataka, India
Ganapathi, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, India
15:00-15:25 Title: Commonly used food adulterants in Sri Lanka
Deepika Senevirathne, Government Analyst’s Department, Sri Lanka
Title: Changing gender roles in seed yam production among smallholder farmers in Ghana:
Implications for food security
Joyce Haleegoah, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Improved agronomic package for seed yam production by smallholder farmers in Nigeria
and Ghana
Beatrice Aighewi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
Title: Value chain governance of african indigenous vegetables: Smallholders participation in
Abel B Otieno, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Panel Discussion
Networking & Refreshment Break 16:40-16:55 @ Lobby Lounge
Young Researchers Forums
Title: Glean Hudson valley: Aligning abundance and scarcity for a just and equitable food
Evelina S Knodel, Columbia University, USA
17:15-17:35 Title: Organoleptic assessment of edible vegetable oils with Imarsil® and activated charcoal
Oni Eniola Oluyemsi, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Panel Discussion

Day 2 May 22, 2018
Keynote Forum
09:00-09:40 Title: Effects of modified atmosphere packaging on the shelf life of broccoli florets
based on the amounts and activities of respiratory enzymes
Yoshio Makino, The University of Tokyo, Japan
09:40-10:20 Title: Salmonella metabolism and its effect on host colonization of food-producing animals
Katherine Miller, Food Safety Net Services, USA
Networking & Refreshment Break 10:20-10:40 @ Lobby Lounge
10:40-12:10 Title: Developing successful food security projects around and in cities
Christopher Bryant, University of Guelph, Canada
Sessions: Agricultural and Food Economics | Food Safety and Food Inspection | Agriculture and Food Security |
Quality Control & Management
Session Chair: Elise Forward, Forward Food Solutions LLC, USA
Session Co-Chair: Kingsley Osei, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Session Introduction
Title: Enhancing the productivity of farmer saved seed yam in Ghana: The positive selection
Kingsley Osei, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
12:35-13:00 Title: Impact of flagship programmes on food security in India
M Sai Leela, St. Joseph’s college for Women, India
Panel Discussion
Lunch Break 13:00-14:00 @ Lobby Lounge
Title: Combination of multivariate analysis and image processing for detection of protein in
cooked pork sausages by using visible near-infrared hyperspectral imaging
Chao-Hui Feng, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Title: Awareness and adoption of positive selection techniques in seed yam production among
small holder yam farmers in Ghana
Bright Owusu Asante, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
14:50-15:15 Title: Phenotypic responses of maize (Zea mays L.) for grain development under drought stress
Javed Hussain Umrani, Sindh Agriculture University, Pakistan
Title: Clean seed production in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of tissue culture and
molecular biology tools
Marian D Quain, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Researches on the use of post-harvest agricultural waste to obtain plant bio stimulators
and bio fertilizers
Daniela Trifan, Agricultural Research and Development Station of Braila, Romania
Panel Discussion
Networking & Refreshment Break 16:00-16:15 @ Lobby Lounge
Poster Presentations 16:15-17:15
Poster Judge: Christopher Bryant, University of Guelph, Canada
P 01
Title: Comparison of antioxidant activity of different species and strains of turmeric (Curcuma
spp.) and identification of active compounds
Zahorul Islam, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
P 02
Title: The impact of environmental degradation through surface mining on sustainable
agriculture in Ghana
Joseph King Junior, University of Tsukuba, Japan
P 03 Title: Home gardening, promising practice to improve food security in urban settings of Ethiopia
Fikralem Mezgebu Alemu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
P 04
Title: Isolation and identification of antifungal compounds from turmeric (Curcuma spp.) and
their activities on Fusarium solani sensu lato
Jesmin Akter, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
P 05
Title: The study of growth and physiological characters in Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L. Moench)
introgression lines under post flowering drought stress
Sara Sintayehu, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
P 06 Title: Impact assessment of water supply technologies for sustainable rice production in Ghana
Charles Yamoah, Tsukuba University, Japan
P 07
Title: ‘Positive selection’ a simple technique to reduce high virus incidence and seed yam
degeneration in Ghana
Esther Agyemang Marfo, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
P 08
Title: Obtaining food security through economically and ecologically sustainable methods can
lead to positive psychological attitudes and a more productive society
Alexander Kvapil, St. Jhon’s University, USA
P 09
Title: Participation of rural women in Agriculture for poverty alleviation in Abeokuta metropolis,
Ogun State, Nigeria
Fasasi-Hammed Rafiat Bolanle, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Panel Discussion
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Flex 200HR Yoga Teacher Training 2019,Queensland, Australia

Flex 200HR Yoga Teacher Training 2019



Accredited with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200)

If you wish to learn the foundations of Power Yoga from the very basics, this course is for you! You will be given the opportunity to practice foundations to new depths with this 200 hour study. Along with this study, you will learn the art of teaching yoga and practice this in a growth environment.

TOPICS COVERED: Yoga History, Philosophy, Foundational Asanas, Anatomy, Alignment, Assisting, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Sanskrit, Breathing Techniques, Bandhas, Meditation, Teaching Principles, Vocal Coaching, Journaling, Practice Teaching, Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad-Gita, The Stress Response, Gunas, Ayurveda, Expressive Language, Asana Masterclasses, Kirtan, Community Work and the Business of Yoga.

If you DON’T know what these topics are, perfect! This course IS for you to learn the basics. If you DO know what these topics are, perfect! You will build upon strong foundations.

1. Learn from world-class and approachable facilitators Mantra Schultz, Cameron Brown and Laxmi Kubitzky.
2. Study part-time in Brisbane, so you can maintain your work/social life.
3. Gain an understanding of yoga asanas, breathing exercises, bandhas, physical and metaphysical aspects of yoga.
4. Obtain a solid understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga.
5. Discover the art of structuring and delivering a dialogue-led class.
6. Practice our very own Power Vinyasa sequence – unique to Flex Hot Yoga.
7. Build your teaching confidence and competence by practicing teaching every day of the course.
8. Be part of a small group and work closely together for personal transformation.
9. Live life on your terms by becoming a yoga teacher.
10. Great opportunities to get involved in our Flex Hot Yoga community (teacher, team member, manager or studio owner).

• 4 world class facilitators
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• You’ll be ready to teach at the end of training

April 6- July 28
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3rd GPF Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects, March 28-29,2019 Singapore

3rd GPF Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects, March 28-29,2019 Singapore


Global Ports Forum presents – 3rd Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects, March 28-29,2019   Singapore

Dear industry colleagues


About the Course:

This two days training program is focused on Pre­commencement of Port business usually about 3 years in advance of intended start­up. Port business is a capital intensive and long term project with relatively high gestation period. A long period prior to commencement of the business, a lot of preparations on part of the promoters and investors and all related stake holders are essential.

Objective of this program is to provide a clear perspective and development horizons of the Port Project to the decision makers and supporting personnel responsible for the Project.


At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

Identify elements of Maritime Infrastructure and estimate investment required.

Understand National PPP policy for Maritime Infrastructure Development.

Analyze Model Concession Agreement to make them more Investment friendly.

Learn the elements of Detailed Project Report for a Port Project

Prepare Hinterland Mapping for a Port Location

Work out Business Volume Forecast for Port with logical assumptions

Arrive at a basic financial model for Port Project Report


A combination of Class room Training, Interactive workshops, Individual and group case studies will be used. Participants will be provided with advance study / reading material on each topic covered under deliverables.

Policy Related:

Each participant will be encouraged to prepare and make a presentation in accordance with participant’s regional geo­economic conditions, national policies and local practices. Group studies will be done based on inputs from individual presentation and group findings will be presented during the interactive discussions. Group discussions will be duly moderated. These group discussions would enable the participants to arrive at comparative analysis of: Maritime Infrastructure, Investment options and PPP practices, Concession Agreements / investment friendly incentives in different parts of the globe.

Project Investment and Appraisal Related:

Participants will be provided with a blank structure of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for a Port. Thereafter, they will select a port location form their region and prepare natural hinterland which is targeted for generating cargo volume for the port. While preparing Hinterland Mapping, each participant will take into account outputs from Mineral, Agriculture, Manufactured goods and existing infrastructure linkages with the Port location. When possible, participants will also include planned linkages. The linkages cover Pipelines, rail and road network.  Based on Hinterland Mapping for each participant’s region, groups of participants will prepare business volume forecasts for the port project. Case study will be provided for a group exercise to prepare Financial Model for a Port project. In order to create real­life simulation, periodic variations in business volume / revenue may be introduced during the Financial modelling exercise.


The course is structured in four sessions:

Session1: This covers Port Development Perspective and Elements of Maritime Infrastructure. Level of port infrastructure and investment required in order to cater to the market requirement. It will also address the National PPP Policy for Port infrastructure development.

Session 2: This session covers Concession Agreements for Port Development. In order to attract private investments for Port development, most of the maritime nations offer attractive terms under Concession Agreements for port development. Draft / model Concession Agreements from different regions will be analysed and discussed in the interactive session.

Session 3: Assessment of market and estimation of business volume for the port is the fundamental and first step in the process of port development. This session covers methodology and structure of market assessment. It also covers mapping of port’s hinterland, identification of infrastructure linkages, competition analysis and preparing USP for the proposed port. Business Volume consists of traffic in metric tons and revenue which form the basis of further evaluation and preparation of Financial Model and Detailed Project Report.

Session 4: This session addresses the subject of Financial Modelling. Based on the inputs from earlier sessions, basic financial model for the port project will be prepared by the participants themselves. This will be done by way of a group case study in which participants will be encouraged to make Business Volume estimation, detailed costs of the project, Income – Expenditure – Profit & Loss and arrive at Financial viability of the Port investment. Financial results of alternate investment options help the decision makers to arrive at optimum decisions in Green / Brown field Port Projects.

Endorsement for the executive workshop from past participants:

“Excellent workshop – case study was related to real port developments & operations. We get to appreciate strategic investment feasibility.”

Ahmad Damanhury Bin Ibrahim, Head of Ports Projects, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd

“We got to understand measurement of lease payment to port authority, leant the need of detailed port project and understand the prerequisite of information to engage the government involved for concession agreement.”

Veeranaidu A/L Ramandu, Head of Finance, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd

“Learnt the full processes involved in investment decision making and had the chance to interact among the participants and understand further on the few key areas of greenfield/brown field port projects.”

Vijaya Kumar A/L S Puspowanam, Head of Marketing (Container & Conventional), Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Who should attend:

Port Authorities; Port / Terminal developers, Port operators; Port investors, Banks, PE, Financial Institutions; Port Service providers; Shipping Companies, Forwarders, Logistics companies, Intermodal Service providers; Port Equipment Suppliers; Port Designers / Planners; Port Consultants

About the Course Director:

This program will be conducted by Mr. Mukesh Parikh who is associated with Global Maritime Industry for over 35 years. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a distinction of having hands on Maritime Industry experience with continuous involvement in Training and Development throughout his distinguished career. Mr. Mukesh Parikh has a post graduate degree in Management with specialization in Marketing and Finance. He attended one year training program Professional Shipping at Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo.

During his career of 18 years in the Commercial Shipping, he was associated with UNCTAD/UNDP as a Trainer and Course developer. He attended two weeks instructors Workshop (Training for Trainers) organized by UNCTAD / UNDP in collaboration with The Ministry of Transport and Ports in Malaysia at Penang Port Commission. He conducted a number of training Programs in the Middle East, South East Asia and Indian subcontinent including developing a training program on General Shipping Management for Arab Maritime Transport Academy, Sharjah, UAE;  covering shipping subjects.

A sound foundation of Shipping Industry and clear understanding of market and customer requirement and expectations from service providers enabled Mr. Mukesh Parikh to build the next phase of his career in Ports and Terminal Industry.

He joined The Adani Group in Senior Management position at the inception stage of Mundra Port in India and made a major contribution to set up Business Development and Marketing Team as well as Establish Standard OperatingProcedures for the entire spectrum of Operations in the Port. He successfully built marketing and operations teams and trained them. His next role was Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Port for setting up integrated Port Facilities at Dahej Port. All stages of Green Field Port development were covered – From site selection to Feasibility, Environment Impact Assessment and Environment clearance for the project, Detailed Project Report, Concession Agreement with Authorities for development of Port infrastructure and facilities on Build, Own, Operate and Transfer model.

Since July 2014, Mr. Mukesh Parikh has taken up advisory and consultancy role for The Maritime Industry. His assignments cover Business volume estimation and hinterland mapping with competition analysis, Revenue forecasts for the life of the project and financial modelling, investment optimization in line with market potential; Commercial and legal aspects of logistics, cargo handling, warehousing contracts; business excellence and standardization of operating procedures; Organization development, structuring and Manpower planning and training.


On or Before 28 Feb 2019:               The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is SGD3095 – Save SGD400!

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3095!

From1 Mar 2019:                          The Regular Rate is SGD3495

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save SGD3495!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.


To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

Name: Position: Organisation: Address: Tel: Fax: Email: What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

Billing information:

For cheque payments: To be made payable to ‘Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.’ Please do not send post-dated cheque.

For telegraphic transfers:

Account Name:             Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,

Account No. :                695 477 141 001.

Beneficiary Bank:          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG),

Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.

Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference.

Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 28 Feb 2019 to enjoy the discount.

Looking forward to welcome you to our Forums/Workshops!

Kind regards

Thomas Ng


The Global Ports Forum


10 Anson Road


International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: http://www.globalportsforum.com/

Mobile: +65 9684 3289

DID:    +65 65197662

Fax:    +65 6725 8438

Email:  thomasng@globalportsforum.com

Terms & Conditions:

No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.

Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Refund Policy – a reimbursement of the registration fee, minus administrative charges will only be made if the participant has notified Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd. in writing that he/she is unable to attend the event no less than 45 days prior to the commencement of the event. No cancellation is allowed after that, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

Holistic Culinary Certificate, West Broadway, Vancouver, Canada

Holistic Culinary Certificate


Holistic Culinary Certificate Workshops

A total of 10 sessions (30 hours) dedicated to hands-on holistic food preparation that teaches basic cooking skills, techniques, and food therapeutics.

Cooking classes are taught by a professional Chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional and are designed to integrate food therapeutics into the kitchen, provide recipes, and give students increased confidence and skill in the areas of meal planning, food shopping, and food preparation.

Classes run on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Students are asked to wear appropriate closed toe shoes. Students will receive a CSNN apron to keep.

Click here for full class descriptions.

March 26th – Kitchen Culture & Knife Skills

April 2nd – Ancient Grains and Legumes

April 9th – Probiotic Foods and Beverages

April 16th – Eating Plants from Land, Lake & Sea

April 23rd – Practical Food Preparation for Busy Lives

April 30th – Raw Food Fundamentals

May 7th – Alternative Baking and Raw Sweets

May 14th – Eating for Growth & Performance

May 21st – Healthy Broths

May 28th – Global Cuisine

Early Bird Pricing Available Now! Register by February 26th, 2019 to save over $150!

**Students are required to fill out additional documentation. Forms can be found here (Registration Form, Waiver Form). Please email aleia@csnn.ca with any questions.**

Click here for our Student Handbook.


Andrea Potter

Andrea is a classically trained chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional. Her love of nutrition and organic, whole foods and healthy lifestyle has been the focus of the food she’s prepared at the restaurants she has worked in since graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology for the Culinary Arts Program in 2004 and receiving her Cook’s Red Seal in 2005. Andrea is the founder of a nutritional business that teaches healthy cooking classes and offers one-on-one nutrition consultations, helping her clients to integrate healthy and delicious food choices into their lives. Her cooking classes pair sound nutrition information with whole foods based, beautifully prepared recipes. Both interactive and fun, her classes convey her love of real food, community, and culture. Andrea teaches a special series of cooking classes in whole and natural foods nutrition in our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen.

Robert Wilson-Smith

Robert is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional and a professional chef. He is a graduate of New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute (2007) and has worked in some of Vancouver’s best known vegetarian, vegan, and raw food restaurants as well as at yoga retreats in Mexico and India. Robert believes that food politics and a love for the environment cannot be separated from wellness and nutrition. He flavours his CSNN cooking classes with these beliefs and a passion for healthy food. Robert is a certified yoga teacher and has been fueled by a plant-based diet since 2000.

Katherine HastieKatherine is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ professional and a trained culinary and pastry chef. She works full time as a farmer at the UBC Farm and is passionate about local and sustainable plant based foods. Katherine enjoys sharing her knowledge of preparing and growing healthy food with the students at CSNN, and she loves getting students excited about cooking and spending time in the kitchen.

**Students are required to fill out additional documentation. Forms can be found here (Registration Form, Waiver Form). Please email aleia@csnn.ca with any questions.**

Attendance Policy:

Students must attend all 10 classes to obtain the Holistic Culinary Certificate. Students are permitted to reschedule a class subject to availability. The fee to reschedule is $50 plus applicable tax per class.

Refund Policy:

If for any reason you are unable to participate after you have regisitered please note the following.

Registration fee is non-refundable.

All other fees are non-refundable after March 12th, 2019.

Registration is transferable prior to the start date.

To obtain certificate, one person must attend all 10 classes. Splitting classes is not permitted.

Interested in furthering your Nutrition education? Check out our Introductory Program!

Gauranga Full Moon Festival,West End, Australia

The Mantra Room Brisbane, 320 Montague Road (entry at rear in Beattie St), West End 4101, West End, Australia

Gauranga Full Moon Festival


Join us in a night of fun-filled, joyous festivities as we celebrate the birth of Sri Gauranga who began the glorious kirtan tradition that is now sweeping the globe.

Sri Gauranga appeared 500 years ago, just before sunset on a beautiful full moon night in Bengal, India. His main purpose was to spread kirtan all over the world as the method of self-realisation in this age of Kali, the age of quarrel, chaos and confusion.

Sri Gauranga changed the very fabric of Indian society by begging everyone to sing the divine names of the Supreme Person (kirtan) regardless of their caste, age, color, sex, or religious designation.

He did not come to start a new religion. He simply asked whoever he met to sing the sweet divine names of the Supreme Person, dance with abandon and enjoy the perfect happiness of spiritual love. He plundered the storehouse of love for the Supreme, tasted the sweetness himself and distributed it to everybody without discrimination.

Sri Gauranga glorified Kirtan as; “The prime benediction for humanity because it spreads the rays of the benediction moon, it increases the ocean of transcendental bliss and enables us to taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.”

[Sri Siksastakam 1]


Kirtan nourishes the deepest needs of the soul. Come and immerse yourself in the joyous singing, ecstatic dancing and spiritual love that kirtan brings to our lives. This celebration of the appearance of Sri Gauranga will be held on Sunday March 20th with lots of joyous, uplifting kirtan by world class musicians, live Vedic story-telling, timeless bhajans, dancing and feasting.

Come And Celebrate With Us!
When: Sunday 24th March 5-8:00pm

Where: The Mantra Room, 320 Montague Rd, West End (entry at rear in Beattie St)

Free Event

Veg/Vegan Meal on Offer $5

Afternoon Acoustic Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow, Toronto, Ontario , Canada

Afternoon Acoustic Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow


Join Brenda for an intimate, acoustic afternoon as we open our hearts and calm our minds with the melodic sounds of ancient chants, modern melodies and the participatory music making of Kirtan! This is a very special gathering for which only 25 tickets will be available so be sure to register early!

Brenda McMorrow is known for her unique and warmly embracing style of mantra music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms and ancient Indian chants with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”. As the spiritual teacher, Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift” and her music has been touching people’s hearts worldwide. With 4 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for its high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. Brenda has been invited to Festivals and events across North and South America, Europe and Asia as part of her most recent tour schedule.

Kirtan (pronounced keer-tahn) is a practice of Bhakti Yoga (the Yoga of Devotion). It is a call and response form of singing which is expanding throughout North America as westerners discover it’s uplifting, healing and joyous effects. Open to everyone, of all religions or no religion at all, Kirtan is easy to learn and participate in.

Brenda weaves English and Spanish lyrics with ancient mantras, singing simple and beautiful melodies to the crowd and the crowd responds by singing back. Kirtan is a beautiful opportunity for people to come together to open their hearts and chant the many names of the Divine. In Kirtan, the lines between musician and audience are blurred. The audience members play a vital role in the music through their singing, clapping, dancing and the transformative devotional energy that they each bring to the experience.

Brenda explains, “Singing together– chanting the Divine names – encourages our hearts to open and the beauty of our true beings to shine!”

$25.00 in advance
$30.00 at the door

Class size is limited to 25 people.
Please enroll early to secure your place.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in.

CTV interview with Brenda on the power of Mantra:

Facebook Music Page:


Bollywood Funk Master Class by Anisha Babbar,North Melbourne, Australia

Bollywood Funk Master Class by Anisha Babbar


NB Dance proudly presents Anisha Babbar’s Master Class in Melbourne in the genre of Bollywood Funk.

She is a global sensation based in L.A. (USA) known for her creative, upbeat and energetic performances and choreography.

This Master Class will designed for dancers of all abilities and bookings are a must due to limited spots.

23 March 2019, 3.30 – 5.30pm at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance Studio.

Traditional South Indian – Vegetarian, The Junction, Australia



Here at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle the thought of a Meat Free Monday doesn’t worry us in the least. Why? Because we have access to THIS class.

After you’ve done it there will be NO EXCUSE to not eat and enjoy vegetarian fare. Even the most shameless meatheads cannot escape the pure rapture of Sue Kumar’s traditional vegetarian curries.

Potato poriyal, cauli-pea curry, bean poriyal, sambar, dahl, pachadi, papadums and sweet cardamom lassi.

Do your bit for the environment, reduce your footprint – and tell yourself that THAT’S why you’re doing it! (Not the fact that it’s bloody delicious).

If you would like to redeem an Essential Ingredient Gift Card to attend this event please contact us directly and we would be happy to enrol you over the phone on (02) 4926 1991, or visit us in-store.

To Do List

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to class as you will need to fill out a liability waiver,
  • Wear closed toe shoes (we love your toes where they are),
  • Pull long hair back off your face (“waiter, there’s a hair in my soup”),
  • Save the environment and bring some containers in the event of leftovers.

No refunds/transfers/credits on cancellations, regardless of illness or a change in personal circumstance. For a complete look at the Terms & Conditions of The Cooking School at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle, visit our website.


Things To Do In The Junction Class Food & Drink

Hamilton Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation – 4 Week course,

Hamilton Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation – 4 Week course


The Mindfulness Works exclusive 4-week introductory course provides you with an opportunity to experience the benefits of mindfulness.


4 x classes

45-page guidebook

12-month subscription to the premium Wildflowers Mindfulness app

Weekly emails with extra articles and instructions

Downloadable guided mindfulness meditations for you to keep


Mindfulness Works is New Zealand’s largest mindfulness training organisation. Every month over 500 people complete the Mindfulness Works introductory course.


Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgementally.” — Jon Kabat Zinn (Professor of Medicine Emeritus Stress Reduction Clinic and the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine).

Modern research about mindfulness and meditation shows that over time and with regular practice, mindfulness offers significant benefits to people including less stress, less anxiety, greater focus, calm and happiness.

“NZ Mental Health Foundation mental health promoter Grant Rix says mindfulness has been shown to benefit our brains to such an extent that we can feel calmer, more aware, have an increased ability to focus and concentrate, remember things better and feel happier.” — NZ Mental Health Foundation Press Release July 2012


With regular practice and over time, mindfulness and meditation can offer the following benefits.

Reduced stress and anxiety

Improved sleeping patterns

Increased relaxation

Greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Deeper levels of self-acceptance and self-love

“Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex…This mental shift decreases the negative effects of stress, mild depression and anxiety. …The researchers found that the meditators showed a pronounced shift in activity to the left frontal lobe. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before.” — Psychology Today


Many studies show that with regular practice and over time (at least 8 weeks), mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety. However if you have severe or clinical depression, it is important that you receive specialist medical advice.

For more information and support on depression, please visit:

The NZ Mental Health Foundation:  https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/Depression Help/Support NZ Website:  https://depression.org.nz/The Low Down — Depression Help/Support for Young People:  https://thelowdown.co.nz/

FULL 4-WEEK COURSE – DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS:  Give yourself the full experience of a 4-week course rather than just an introductory workshop or a shorter course. Mindfulness takes time to develop as a habit and a full 4-week course allows you to practise between classes; giving you a greater opportunity to experience the benefits of mindfulness for yourself in a real way.

NO RISK MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE:  If you attend all the classes (complete the course) and don’t feel you have received any benefit, you are entitled to a full 100% money-back refund. You still get to keep all the course materials, downloadable guided meditations, workbook and app.

EXCLUSIVE 45-PAGE GUIDEBOOK:  Our exclusive 45-page professionally-designed Mindfulness Works guidebook is for you to keep. This includes weekly assignments, lots of articles and a reading list.

FREE WILDFLOWERS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION APP:  Get a free one-year subscription to one of the highest rated and most advanced mindfulness apps on the planet. Use the inbuilt self-paced course to continue to practise mindfulness at your own pace and in your own time, whenever and wherever you like.

NO RELIGION. NO DOGMA. NO FUNNY POSITIONS:  This course is practical and fun with no religious elements at all. We sit in chairs, the language used is clear and modern.

EXPERIENCED AND WELL-SUPPORTED TEACHERS:  Receive guidance from experienced mindfulness teachers with retreat experience, who have received our Mindfulness Works teacher training and who partake in ongoing professional development.


Week 1: What is Mindfulness and What are the Benefits?

Week 2: Mindfulness and The Thinking Mind

Week 3: Mindfulness and Emotions

Week 4: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion


This course is suitable for absolute beginners who have no or very little mindfulness and meditation experience. This course is not suitable for children and is best for people aged 18+.


I have been meditating and teaching mindfulness for the past 20 years. My journey began with Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal and moved to doing Insight Meditation retreats. I became hooked doing many 10 day to 3 month retreats and living at meditation centers around the world. In the last 5 years my journey has taken me to Ramana Maharshi’s Ashram in South India where my calling was silence and the art of being. During the last 2 years I started training as a psychosynthesis counselor which brings mindfulness and the inner world together as a way to transform and deeply accept ourselves. I am interested in how we can be fully alive and present to all of life, even its challenges, while staying connected to what is essentially us.


If you have questions or require more information:

Email: karen@mindfulnessworks.co.nz

Ring 0800 308 007

Contact Form: Mindfulness Works website contact form

TESTIMONIALS FOR THE MINDFULNESS WORKS INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION COURSE:“Thank goodness I came across Mindfulness Works. I have learnt so much in a year and am the happiest, authentic and most content that I have ever been. By learning acceptance without judgement has been an eye opener for me. I’m continuing my journey of self-compassion and feel excited and hopeful for my future. But am grateful of the now and who I am today…” – Rebecca Young

“The course was very relaxed and friendly, and full of useful practical advice that recognised the limits to time that everyone faces. Also I liked the mix of people attending, with a range of different reasons for being there.” — Rosie Cree

“Since doing this course, I have been sleeping much better, I feel much more in control of my emotions, I have enjoyed ‘noticing’ my own state, but also it has transferred to everything around. This means I am re-enjoying many things that I had been taking for granted.”  — Sandy Good


Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This course is for people 18 years of age and over.

What should I bring to the event?

Please bring comfortable, warm clothing. If you would like to sit on a cushion or stool, please bring this with you.

What’s the refund and tranfer policy?

We offer full refunds or transfers up to one week before this course starts.

If you attend all 4 classes of the course and feel you have not got value, you are entitled to a full refund.

We do not offer refunds if you do not attend all 4 classes of the course.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?


Tyrexpo Asia 2019,Singapore

Tyrexpo Asia 2019


The global market for Tyres is projected to reach 2.5 billion units by 2022. In the new market research on Tyres by Global Industry Analysts, Asia-Pacific represents the largest and fastest growing market worldwide. The growth in this region is led by strong demand for automobiles, rising auto- mobile per capital ownership among the growing base of middle-class population; emergence of China, India, Thailand and Indonesia as global hubs for automobile component manufacturing; growing consumer preference for high quality, energy efficient tyres; and increase in R&D investments and innovation in tyre technologies as a result of stringent tyre labelling legislations. Tapping into Asia-Pacific’s growth potential, Tyrexpo Asia serves as a vital meeting hub for regional suppliers and buyers from Asia-Pacific.