South East Asia Scholarship 2022



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Overview

Welcome to the 2022 South East Asia Virtual Scholarship Program!

The Trade Team here at Dairy Australia are very pleased to have you on this this year’s program, and we look forward to introducing you to the Australian dairy industry - with a focus on the food safety and quality assurance systems which underpin our supply chain.

In the following weeks, we will take a detailed look at food safety within the supply chain, along with virtual visits to Australia's key dairy regions to hear about our unique environments in which dairy is produced. This is your chance to speak directly to farmers and export representatives about their on-farm practices and end products produced. 

For more details, view the daily schedules below, which include descriptions of the regions we will be visiting and links for pre-work. Happy learning!

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Program schedule

  • Week 1 – 22 February 2022

    Overview

    Did you know that 29% of Australia’s milk production is exported? South East Asia is Australia’s second largest export region after China and an important area of growth for the Australian dairy industry. Today we’ll hear a general overview of the industry and see how it fits on the world stage. 

    Useful links

    Session recording

    Today's speakers

    Agenda

    Please note: all times below are displayed in GMT+8 (Singaporean time).

    Time

    Session

    Speaker

     10:30am

    Welcome from Dairy Australia

    David Nation (Managing Director, Dairy Australia)

    10:37am

    Welcome from Global Victoria

    Leana Nguyen (Trade Specialist, Food and Fibre Trade, Global Victoria)

    10:40am

    Welcome and introductions

    Bronwyn Duke (International Market Manager, Dairy Australia)

    10:45am

    Australian dairy industry overview

    Bronwyn Duke (International Market Manager, Dairy Australia)

    11:05am

    Break

     

    11:15am

    International market update / Australia industry update

    Sofia Omstedt (Senior Industry Analyst, Dairy Australia)

    12:00pm

    Break

     

    12:10pm

    Policy and shipping update

    Karl Ellis (International Trade Policy Manager, Dairy Australia)

    12:25pm

    Breakout room

     

    12:35pm

    Dairy matrix

    Rivkeh Haryono (Senior Nutrition Scientist, Dairy Australia)

    12:50pm

    Wrap up

    Bronwyn Duke (International Market Manager, Dairy Australia)

  • Week 2 – 1 March 2022

    Today’s region: Western Victoria

    The entire industry works together to ensure the supply of safe dairy products, with strict record keeping and food safety plans required at each step. Today we’ll hear an overview of the systems in place and see some practical implementation on farm.

    The Western Victorian dairy region extends from Geelong towards the South Australian border, with a large proportion of farms concentrated around the southern coastal areas. The area is renowned for its rolling green hills and world-famous tourist attractions such as the Great Ocean Road and the Twelve Apostles.

    • Dairy farms: 1,274

    • Cows: 347,000

    • Average herd size: 272

    • Milk production: 2.066 billion litres (22% of national production)

    Explore: WestVic Dairy

    Prework

    • Enlight module #1

    • Dairy Food Safety booklet – pp 1-3

    Useful links

    Session recording

    Today's speakers

    Speakers highlight: Stewart Davey

    As the International Market Access Manager, Stewart’s role is to foster a positive regulatory environment across the dairy supply chain. He focuses on food standards and food safety for the purpose of ensuring sustainable market access, and is responsibile for managing Dairy Australia’s role in the Dairy Export Assurance Program (DEAP) which is a three year collaboration project with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

    DEAP aims to overhaul the export assurance process to streamline the process and reduce regulatory burden. Stewart has qualifications in microbiology, biochemistry and dairy technology as well as an MBA. His career spans more than 30 years in the dairy industry, including roles with regulatory agencies and commercial roles with Australia’s leading dairy manufacturers, developing business globally and with emphasis on the Asian region.

    Agenda

    Please note: all times below are displayed in GMT+8 (Singaporean time).

    Time

    Session

    Speaker

     10:30am

    Introduction

     

    10:35am

    Regional spotlight: Western Victoria

    Lindsay Ferguson (Regional Manager, Western Victoria Dairy)

    10:40am

    Food safety overview

    Stewart Davey (International Market Access Manager, Dairy Australia)

    11:10am

    Break

     

    11:20am

    Factory visit: Bulla

    Sam Zhang (International Business Manager, Bulla)

    11:55am

    Breakout room

     

    12:05pm

    Break

     

    12:15pm

    Farm visit: Western Victoria

    Phil and Symone Vines (Farmer, West Vic)

    12:50pm

    Wrap up

  • Week 3 – 8 March 2022

    Today’s region: South Australia

    Not everything in food safety is about regulations and auditing! Today we’ll hear about an innovative new program working towards a stronger food safety culture. Sustainability is a hot topic at the moment across all industries. Find out what goals Australia has set and the projects we are working on.

    South Australian dairy farms have a long history of quality dairy produce, high productivity, and innovative dairy practices. With farms clustered amongst the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Mid-North, Fleurieu, Lower Murray and Southeast each area features unique climatic conditions.

    • Dairy farms: 159

    • Cows: 66,000

    • Average herd size: 415

    • Milk production: 0.385 billion litres (4% of national production)

    Explore: Dairy SA

    Prework

    • None

    Useful links

    Session recording

    Today's speakers

    Speakers highlight: Andrew Wilson

    Dr Andrew Wilson is the General Manager of Compliance, Enforcement and Technical Services at Dairy Food Safety Victoria. Currently, he is responsible for all operational regulatory activities of the agency, which administers licencing and compliance for food safety across the Victorian dairy industry. He is an agricultural scientist and microbiologist who has worked in food safety regulation across two states and multiple commodities over the past 12 years.

    Agenda

    Please note: all times below are displayed in GMT+8 (Singaporean time).

    Time

    Session

    Speaker

     10:30am

    Introduction

     

    10:35am

    Regional spotlight: South Australia

    Melissa Hunter (Regional Manager, Dairy SA)

    10:40am

    Food safety – Innovation in the regulatory space (Dairy reg tech)

    Andrew Wilson (General Manager of Compliance, Enforcement and Technical Services, Dairy Food Safety Victoria)

    11:10am

    Break

     

    11:20am

    Factory visit: Fonterra

    Ignacio Morfin (Export manager, Cream and Cheese, Fonterra)

    11:55am

    Breakout room

     

    12:05pm

    Break

     

    12:15pm

    Sustainability in the dairy industry

    Ian Olmstead (Program Manager  - Manufacturing Innovation & Sustainability, Dairy Australia)

    12:50pm

    Wrap up

  • Week 4 – 15 March 2022

    Today’s region: Gippsland, Eastern Victoria

    What kind of inputs are brought onto farm? How do we regulate and record these inputs? We’ll hear from a veterinarian how these systems work. Bring your insights on food safety into the 12.15pm session with short presentations from each of your countries.

    The Gippsland dairy region extends west from Melbourne’s metropolitan region, south to Wilsons Promontory and north to the NSW border providing extraordinary diversity of landscapes from lush rolling hills to rugged coastlines, wide sandy beaches to mountainous alpine terrain. There is a large manufacturing sector within the region producing products for both the domestic and export markets.

    • Dairy farms: 1,324

    • Cows: 334,000

    • Average herd size: 252

    • Milk production: 1.987 billion litres (21% of national production)

    Explore: GippsDairy

    Prework

    • Enlight module #2

    • Dairy Food Safety booklet – pg 7

    Useful links

    Session recording

    Today's speakers

     

    Agenda

    Please note: all times below are displayed in GMT+8 (Singaporean time).

    Time

    Session

    Speaker

     10:30am

    Introduction

     

    10:35am

    Regional spotlight: Gipps Dairy

    Donna Gibson (Lead Regional Extension Officer, Gipps Dairy)

    10:40am

    Food safety overview

    Stephanie Bullen (Lead – Animal Health & Fertility, Dairy Australia)

    11:10am

    Break

     

    11:20am

    Factory visit: Burra

    Des Reilly (Sales Manager – Ingredients, Burra)

    11:55am

    Breakout room

     

    12:05pm

    Break

     

    12:15pm

    Food safety across the region

     

    12:50pm

    Wrap up

  • Week 5 – 22 March 2022

    Today's region: Western Australia

    Every farm in Australia must have a food safety plan. What is included in this plan? What kind of thinking/conversations go into making the plan? We’ll hear directly from a farmer on his food safety plan. Then get ready for a cooking sensation as we interact live with chef Tim Hollonds.

    The Western Australia dairy industry located south of Perth is distinguished by its geographic isolation from the eastern seaboard, proximity to neighbouring international markets and focus on large herds managed on pasture-dominated dairying systems.

    • Dairy farms: 159

    • Cows: 66,000

    • Average herd size: 415

    • Milk production: 0.385 billion litres (4% of national production)

    Explore: Western Dairy

    Prework

    • Enlight module #3

    • Dairy Food Safety booklet – pg 9

    Useful links

    Session recording

    Today's speakers

    Agenda

    Please note: all times below are displayed in GMT+8 (Singaporean time).

    Time

    Session

    Speaker

     10:30am

    Introduction

     

    10:35am

    Regional spotlight: Western Australia

    Julianne Hill (Regional Manager, Western Australia Dairy)

    10:40am

    Food safety - Farm

    John Gommans (Farm owner, Caldermeade Farm)

    11:10am

    Break

     

    11:20am

    Factory visit: Norco

    Tanya Crowther (General Manager Export, Norco)

    11:55am

    Breakout room

     

    12:05pm

    Break

     

    12:15pm

    Cooking session: Applications of Australian dairy

    Tim Hollands (Chef and Specialist Food Consultant, Tim's Foods)

    12:50pm

    Wrap up

  • Week 6 – 29 March 2022

    Today’s region: Northern Victoria

    Australia is a vast continent and sometimes the milk has to travel many kilometres to the factory. How do we keep it safe?

    The Murray Dairy region in Northern Victoria offers productive land and resources, a modernised public irrigation network, a diverse services sector, competition for supply between major milk companies and specialised processors within a proximity to Victoria’s capital city Melbourne. The region’s diverse geography and climate is matched by its dairy farmers’ adaptable and resilient farming systems.

    • Dairy farms: 1,372

    • Cows: 350,000

    • Average herd size: 255

    • Milk production: 2.074 billion litres (22% of national production)

    Explore: Murray Dairy

    Prework

    • Enlight module #4

    • Dairy Food Safety booklet – pg 13

    Useful links

    Session recording

    Today's speakers

    Agenda

    Please note: all times below are displayed in GMT+8 (Singaporean time).

    Time

    Session

    Speaker

     10:30am

    Introduction

     

    10:35am

    Regional spotlight: Murray Dairy

    Jenny Wilson (Regional Manager, Murray Dairy)

    10:40am

    Food safety  Testing and transport

    TBC

    11:10am

    Break

     

    11:20am

    Factory visit: Bega

    Andy Williams and Andrew Buckley (Sales Managers – Ingredients, Bega)

    11:55am

    Breakout room

     

    12:05pm

    Break

     

    12:15pm

    Farm visit: Northern Victoria

    Rick Cross (Farmer, Northern Victoria)

    12:50pm

    Wrap up

  • Week 7 – 5 April 2022

    Today’s regions: NSW / Subtropical Queensland

    Every factory has their own food safety plan and auditing systems. Today we’ll hear from Saputo on how they go about protecting their consumers.

    Overview: NSW

    The NSW dairy region generally produces milk for the liquid drinking milk and fresh product market with farmers managing their calving and feeding systems to ensure year-round production in the state.

    • Dairy farms: 411

    • Cows: 114,000

    • Average herd size: 277

    • Milk production: 0.817 billion litres (9% of national production)

    Explore: Dairy NSW

    Overview: Subtropical Queensland

    The Subtropical Dairy region extends 2,200 kilometres from Kempsey, New South Wales to the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland. The region is uniquely characterised by hot and humid summers and mild and dry winters. Average annual rainfalls often exceed 2,000 millimetres in northern parts of the state.

    • Dairy farms: 519

    • Cows: 100,000

    • Average herd size: 193

    • Milk production: 0.542 billion litres (6% of national production)

    Explore: Subtropical Dairy

    Prework

    • Enlight module #5

    • Dairy Food Safety booklet – pg 16

    Useful links

    Session recordings

    Today's speakers

    Agenda

    Please note: all times below are displayed in GMT+8 (Singaporean time).

    Time

    Session

    Speaker

     10:30am

    Introduction

     

    10:35am

    Regional spotlight: New South Wales

    Paul Van Wel (Dairy NSW)

    10:40am

    Food safety – Factory audits

    TBC

    11:10am

    Break

     

    11:20am

    Factory visit: Goulburn Valley Creamery

    Mancel Hickey (Goulburn Valley Creamery)

    11:55am

    Breakout room

     

    12:05pm

    Break

     

    12:15pm

    Sustainability and nutrition

    Amber Beaumont (Communications Lead, Health & Sustainability, Dairy Australia)

    12:50pm

    Wrap up

  • Week 8 – 12 April 2022

    Today’s region: Tasmania

    What inspections and certifications are required for Australian companies to export? Today an Australian Government representative will talk us through some of the regulations.

    Dairy is the largest land-based agricultural sector in Tasmania. contributing to over $1 billion of the state’s economy each year. There are three main dairy regions in Tasmania, being the north-west, central north and north-east of the state, including King Island. Australia’s first commercial cheese factory was established in Tasmania in the 1820s.

    • Dairy farms: 412

    • Cows: 175,000

    • Average herd size: 425

    • Milk production: 0.913 billion litres (10% of national production)

    Explore: Dairy Tas

    Prework

    • Enlight module #6 and #7

    • Dairy Food Safety booklet – pg 21

    Useful links

    Session recording

    Today's speakers

    Agenda

    Please note: all times below are displayed in GMT+8 (Singaporean time).

    Time

    Session

    Speaker

     10:30am

    Introduction

     

    10:35am

    Regional spotlight: Tasmania

    Laura Richardson (Regional Manager, Dairy TAS)

    10:40am

    Food safety – Export regulations

    Clint Mossman – Senior Food Safety Specialist (Dairy), Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

    11:10am

    Break

     

    11:20am

    Factory visit: Saputo

    Chris O’Keefe – International Sales Manager – Consumer Products

    11:55am

    Breakout room

     

    12:05pm

    Break

     

    12:15pm

    Review

     

    12:50pm

    Wrap up

Useful resources

  • Welcome booklet

    PDF1.58 MB
  • Food Safety brochure

    PDF2.18 MB
  • In Focus report 2021

    PDF1.77 MB
  • Situation and Outlook report 2021

    PDF6.27 MB
  • Cheese Platter guide

    PDF3.99 MB
  • Australian Dairy Discovery Recipe book

    PDF5.64 MB
  • Zoom background

    JPG90.6 KB

Delegate biographies

We have a wide range of participants on this year’s program. We’d encourage you to get in touch on WhatsApp and use this opportunity to build strong connections across your region.

  • Get to know your peers

    Delegate presentations

    • Malaysia Dairy Industries Pte Ltd (MDI): Food Safety Sharing

      PDF568.91 KB
    • Introduction and Food Safety - CP-Meiji

      PDF1.64 MB
    • Vietnamese Consumers Dairy Concerns

      PDF221.6 KB
    • Overview of KCG Corporation

      PDF1.48 MB
    Charles Tan

    Company: Phoon Huat

    Country: Singapore

    Charles is the Overseas Business and Trading Manager at Phoon Huat.

    "My main responsibility is to spearhead the regional operations to achieve the designate expansion plans with profit and loss responsibility. This role specifically requires me to oversee administration, human resources management, business development and operational functions."

      Che Siti Zaizny Che Mat Zain (Ani)

      Company: Hershey

      Country: Malaysia

      Che is a Quality Food Safety System Specialist

      "I manage plant certifications and the Quality, Food Safety System, as well as the Halal System. I have been in the food industry since 2013. 'Love what you do, instead of do what you love' is my motto. Seeking excellence is my aim."

        Dedy Arsyad

        Company: Milko Beverage

        Country: Indonesia

        Dedy Arsyad is a Plant & Supply Chain Manager at PT Milko Indonesia.

        "PT Milko Beverage Industry is a local company specialising in the processing of dairy drinks. I've been working in the beverage industry for eight years, across two different companies."

          Binh Duong Nguyen

          Company: DKSH

          Country: Vietnam

          Binh Duong is a Trade Marketing Executive for the Devondale brand at Saputo Diary Australia.

          I'm originally from Vietnam. Three words about me are kind, whole-hearted and carefree. On joining this scholarship, I hope to extend my knowledge about dairy to assist me along my career path."

            Hanh Nguyen

            Company: GoodFood

            Country: Vietnam

            Hanh is a Marketing Communication Manager at GoodFood in Vietnam.

            "I graduated from RMIT Vietnam with a major in Professional Communication and have eight years' experience in Marketing Communication at Abbott, Nestle and global communication agencies. I’m a full-time learner and all-time thinker who never stops looking for challenges and opportunities to add value."

              Hong Lin Ng

              Company: Kaiser Foods

              Country: Singapore

              Hong Lin is a Sales Manager at Kaiser Foods Singapore.

              "I manage channel distribution for dairy products such as Jalna, Cocobella (Made group) and Lactalis. I'm honored to be part of this Scholarship Program and look forward to learning more from the dairy industry's experts."

                Jesse Chen

                Company: Promac Enterprises

                Country: Malaysia

                Jesse is an R&D Executive at Promac Enterprises. 

                "I'm in charge of dairy and fats research and responsible for new product development and improving existing products within an organisation - from initial planning to implementation or production."

                  Kathrina David

                  Company: Shakey's Pizza Asia Ventures

                  Country: Philippines

                  Kathrina is the Supply Chain Manager of Shakey's Pizza Asia Ventures.

                  "Leading a dynamic team and handling brands such as Shakey’s, Peri Peri and R&B Milk Tea is what I do. This includes procurement both local and imported, demand and replenishment, inventory control management, logistics and more."  

                    Kitthanya Namsaeng

                    Company: Siam Makro

                    Country: Thailand

                    Kitthanya is a Merchandiser at Siam Makro.

                    "I'm in charge of dairy products sold in the outlets. My role does not only select the goods offered by suppliers but also sources new products that have potential for the market."  

                      Lanny Gudijanto

                      Company: PT Pandurasa Kharisma

                      Country: Indonesia

                      Lanny works in the chill frozen area at PT Pandurasa Kharisma.

                      "The food industry is new to me, let alone the dairy industry. I find it to be exciting with lots of experiences to be had everyday. I am glad for this opportunity."

                        Lim Kok See

                        Company: Dairy Industries Malaysia

                        Country: Singapore

                        Lim is a Production Manager at Dairy Industries Malaysia. 

                        "I joined the company 12 years ago, starting as a Production Executive. Now, I'm in-charge of pasteurised juice and cultured milk plants." 

                          Panu Jupawang

                          Company: KCG Corporation

                          Country: Thailand

                          Panu is Head of RDI Research Development and Innovation at the KCG Corporation Thailand.

                          "My role is to create new products, from idea to prototype to commercial scale. I also continue to maintain and improve product quality. We also are the trading company that imports many famous global brands into the Thai Market."

                            Patricia Alilain

                            Company: Oleo Fats 

                            Country: Philippines

                            Patricia is a Food Safety Specialist for Oleo Fats, a leading food company in the Philippines. 

                            "Food safety is one of my career passions, since providing safe food to people is a big contribution to society. Ensuring that the food safety program is in place will give us a better future."  

                              Piangnapa Punwilai

                              Company: CP-Meiji 

                              Country: Thailand

                              Piangnapa is a Regulatory Affair Department Manager at CP-Meiji Thailand.

                              "My main responsibilities are to manage all activities related to regulatory affairs, ensure regulatory compliance of all CP-Meiji Products and provide regulatory support for new product development and product claims."

                                Raman Thakur

                                Company: Able Dairies

                                Country: Malaysia

                                Raman is a Senior Vice President for Able Dairies Malaysia.

                                "I spearhead dairy business for current production facilities in Malaysia - managing sales and marketing functions for the newly commissioned manufacturing facility at Mexico. I'm a firm believer in Karma and like to accumulate the good kind as much as possible."

                                  Sandra Tran

                                  Company: Victorian Government

                                  Country: Vietnam

                                  Sandra is the Director of Trade and Investment at the Victorian Government.

                                  "We play a major role in assisting Victorian Exporters to gain market access in South East Asia by connecting with potential buyers in the region and nurturing strategic partnerships for the benefit of Victoria’s interests in the region."

                                    Tio Sinaga

                                    Company: PT Sukanda Djaya

                                    Country: Indonesia

                                    Tio is in procurement at PT Sukanda Djaya.

                                    "My main responsibility is to conduct comprehensive procurement of dairy, beef and seafood products. Work side by side with Marketing, Sales and QA to identify customer requirements and deliver products in expected quality, quantity and timely manner."

                                    Leaderboard

                                    Leaderboard

                                    There’s so much to learn! Can you keep all these facts in your head?

                                    We’ll do a quiz at the end of every session to see who our class leader is for the day. Don’t stress though – it’s only for fun and you can even use a fake name if you prefer! At the end of the course we’ll see who takes the gold medal. 

                                    Click here for the quiz.

                                    • Weekly winners

                                      Kahoot winners: I am very pleased to announce Raman Thakur and Jesse Chen as the joint winners of the weekly Kahoot quiz. Raman and Jesse will give a short speech on behalf of our class at the graduation ceremony.

                                    Presenting companies

                                    Dairy Australia's Trade Team partnered with the following organisations to help you, as well as farmers, processors and international customers thrive together.

                                    Scholarship support

                                    Contact our support team with any enquiries or technical issues.

                                    Stephanie Tarlinton
                                      
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