Forum Overview

Forum Details

Date:        28th September 2019 (Saturday)

Time:        9 am to 5 pm

Venue:     Diamond Jubilee Hall, Yangon University      

Forum Agenda

8:30 am:   Registration

9:00 am:   Forum Welcome: Kyaw Thu Htet, CEO, Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS)

9:10 am:   Opening Keynote Speech by Prof. Dr. Khin Zaw, Director General, FDA Myanmar

9:15 am:    Speech by Dr. Stephan Paul Jost, WHO Representative to Myanmar 

9:20 am:   Speech by Ajay Pohare, Head of QA, METRO Wholesale Myanmar

9:25 am:   Speech by Mayra Cladera, Agricultural Affairs Officer, USDA, US Embassy Yangon

9:30 am:   Photo Session, Coffee Break and Networking

9:50 am:   Panel Discussion 1: Overview of Food Safety Landscape in Myanmar


Dr. Mo Mo Tin, Myanmar Consumers Union (MCU)


  • U Ye Htut Naing, Director, Department of Consumer Affairs (DOCA), Ministry of Commerce

  • Dr. Than Aung Soe, Member of Parliament, Min Hla, Bago Region

  • U Win Myint Aung, Group Corporate Affairs Director, City Holdings Limited

  • U Kyaw Thu Htet, CEO, Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS)

11:10 am:   Panel Discussion 2: Implementing Food Safety, a Tri-Sector Dialogue


Dr. Win Win Kyi, Former Chairman of Food Science and Technology Association Myanmar (FoSTA)


  • Dr. Chaw Nu Nu Aye, Deputy Director, FDA Myanmar

  • Ada Chai, Director of Communities, One to Watch Myanmar

  • Dr. Than Than Lwin, Head of Health Department, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)

  • Dwight Jason Ronan, Program Coordinator, Mekong Institute (MI)

12:30 pm:    Networking Lunch

1:30 pm: Training Workshops


Breakout Session 1 (GMP and HACCP in Food Processing)

Lead Trainer

  • Dr. Swe Swe Win, FoSTA Myanmar   

Breakout Session 2 (Food Labelling and Consumer Relations)

Lead Trainer

  • U Maung Maung, Myanmar Consumers Union (MCU)

Breakout Session 3 (Legal Frameworks and Compliance)

Lead Trainer

  • U Ye Htut Naing, Director, Department of Consumer Affairs (DOCA), Ministry of Commerce

Breakout Session 4 (Food Hygiene and Sanitation)

Lead Trainer

  • Daw Si Si Win, FoSTA Myanmar


3:00 pm:    Tea Break

3:30 pm:    Continuation of Training Workshops

4:45 pm:    Closing Remarks  

5:00 pm:    End of Forum

Forum Directory

Ground Floor

Main Entrance and Lunch Area

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Second Floor        

Breakout Session Rooms for Training Workshops

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Third Floor

Main Plenary Hall, Registration Desk and Booths

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Location Map


Parking is available in the Diamond Jubilee Hall compound but due to its limited availability, guests are suggested to use the parking lots outside of the compound and around Universities Dhamma Hall and Post Office.

176 Sabai Road, Hlaing Thar Yar Industrial District, Zone 5

Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar

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