Layer Feed Quality Conferences

The 2018 Layer Feed Quality Conferences will be held in Jakarta on 8-9 October and in Bangkok on 11-12 October.

The conferences will start late morning (11am) on the first day and finishing mid-afternoon (3pm) on the second day.

With the theme ‘Science, trial data & application’, the 2018 Layer Feed Quality Conferences will feature 14 presentations from leading regional and international speakers in academia and industry who will provide actionable take-home messages to help producers and feed millers improve their profitability, productivity and sustainability.

Chaired discussion forums and a networking session will ensure that delegates have the opportunity to interact with the speakers and their colleagues.

David Faulkner is Program Director and will Chair the conferences. A complete program will be published in March 2018.

For further details (click on the file that you want to open):

– Brochure (as a PDF)
– Online registration (for credit card, cheque and bank transfer payment)
– Registration form (as a PDF)


– Hotel booking form for Radisson Blu Plaza, Bangkok (as a PDF)
– Alternative accommodation in Bangkok (as a PDF)
– Frequently asked questions, Bangkok (as a PDF)


– Hotel booking form for DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro (as a PDF)
– Alternative accommodation in Jakarta (as a PDF)
– Frequently asked questions, Jakarta (as a PDF)

For further information contact

Click here to view the 2017 program.

Key Speakers at the 2018 Layer Feed Quality Conferences

Professor David Hughes
Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, United Kingdom and Global Food Marketing Analyst, International Egg Commission

Professor Hughes brings with him a wealth of marketing experience in the food and drinks industry. He is a much sought-after speaker at international conferences and seminars on global food industry issues, particularly consumer trends, and is a strong proponent of building vertical alliances between key chain members in the food industry; farmers, life science and input companies, ingredient firms, food and beverage manufacturers, retailers and food service. David has extensive experience as an international advisory board member with food companies and financial service organisations on three continents. Energetic, engaging, humorous and insightful, David gains the very highest evaluations at seminars, conferences and board level discussions in every continent he visits. He works closely with senior management of food and beverage firms on business strategy development and with governments on food policy formulation. David’s views are frequently sought by TV, radio and the printed press.

Dr Mongkol Kaewsutas
Graduate in Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine, Mae Fah Luang University; Regional Manager Alltech Inc, Thailand

Dr Mongkol’s expertise is on food safety, mineral nutrition, pre/probiotics, antibiotic resistance bacteria, nutrition for chronic disease, egg and meat science, DHA omega-3 egg, Selenium enriched egg and cognitive brain function. His current position is Regional manager for multinational key accounts in Asia Pacific and also Guest Lecturer on nutrition and health disease. His publications include:
– The Effect of daily consumption of boiled and fried egg on cholesterol level in overweight Thai men
– The Effects of Dietary Microalgae and Fish Oil in Layers on DHA Omega-3 enrichment of the Eggs
– Electroencephalographic Study of Microalgae DHA Omega-3 Egg Consumption on Cognitive Function

Dr Doug Korver
Professor of Poultry Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada

Dr Korver received a PhD from the University of California, Davis. Professor Korver’s research program has a strong applied research focus; relevance to the poultry industry remains an important consideration in his approach to research. In addition to practical research on feedstuff quality and dietary supplement evaluation in poultry diets, his work focuses on nutrition-immune function interactions and bone biology in meat and egg-type poultry.

Dr Santiago Ramirez
Principal Consultant, FCR Consulting Group, Australia

Santiago is a monogastric nutritionist. He services clients in Australia, Asia Pacific and Latin America, offering technical troubleshooting services to a variety of feed mills and producers. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science and Nutrition, a Master’s in Molecular Biology, and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology.

Dr Murtala Umar Faruk
Deputy R&D Centre Head and Senior Scientist in Poultry Nutrition, DSM Nutritional Products, France

Dr Umar Faruk gained his PhD at the Université François Rabelais, Tours, France where he was involved in a series of experiments on layer hen nutrition. This was carried out both in Europe and in Africa with the objective of assessing the current feeding system in laying hens with a view to developing alternative feeding system using unprocessed feed ingredients. Recent publications include:
– A meta-analysis on the effect of canthaxanthin on egg production in brown egg layers
– Simultaneous inclusion of sorghum and cottonseed meal or millet in broiler diets: effects on performance and nutrient digestibility
– Identification of peptides in the terminal ileum of broiler chickens fed diets based on maize and soybean meal using proteomics
– Results of an international phosphorus digestibility ring test with broiler chickens