2018 Program

The Layer Feed Quality Conference 2018 was held on Monday-Tuesday 8-9 October 2018 in Jakarta and 11-12 October 2018 in Bangkok. A ‘Meet the Speakers’ cocktail party was held at 1700-1830 hrs on day one during which refreshments and finger food was served.


8-9 October 2018
Makara Room, Ground Floor
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta
Jl. Pegangsaan Timur No. 17, Cikini – Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, 10310, Indonesia

11-12 October 2018
Grand Ballroom, Level 4
Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok Hotel
489 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana 10110 Bangkok Thailand


0930 Registration opens, coffee available

1030 Welcome and introduction
David Faulkner, Conference Chairman and Program Director


DHA eggs enhance brain function – the electroencephalographic study

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; and Electroencephalographic Study of Microalgae DHA Omega-3 Egg Consumption on Cognitive Function.


Chaired by Dr Santiago Ramirez

Nutritional and non-nutritional strategies for pullet rearing success

Santiago Ramirez,
Poultry Feed Specialist, Australia
Dr Ramirez 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.


Pullet nutrition – start with the end in mind

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.


1230 LUNCH

Optimal pullet nutrition, key for successful egg production

Carlos de la Cruz
Global Expert Egg Production – Evonik Nutrition & Care, Germany
Dr de la Cruz, completed his Bachelor: Veterinary Medicine and Husbandry and Master: In Science of Husbandry and Animal Health; Animal Nutrition, both at the National Autonomous University of México. (UNAM). His relevant and practical experience includes working as a nutritionist for layers, broilers and broiler breeders and as Assistant Professor at the Poultry Department of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences of the UNAM. Since joining Evonik in 2008, Dr de la Cruz has held various technical roles with Evonik in NAFTA and Europe.

Invest in rearing – prepare the pullet

Paulien Rutten
Nutritionist at Hendrix Genetics Business Unit Layers, The Netherlands
Ms Rutten completed a Bachelor Honours in Animal Management, specialising in animal nutrition at the Van Hall Institute in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, then a Master of Science in Management, Economics and Consumer Studies, focusing on marketing and consumer behavior and a Master of Science in Animal Sciences specializing in animal nutrition, both at the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Her commercial experience includes Product Management roles with various European companies, before joining Institut de Sélection Animale BV as Product Manager in 2015. As a member of the Global Technical Team, she provides nutrition training and support to farms worldwide.

Feeding replacement pullets for whole of life profitability

Judy O’Keeffe
Consultant Poultry Nutritionist, Sure-feed Pty Ltd, Australia
Ms O’Keeffe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Science from La Trobe University. She held several posts with Australia’s largest stock feed miller, Ridley Agriproducts, before joining DSM Nutritional Products as Technical Marketing Manager in 2011. In 2016 she set up a private consultancy servicing the broiler and layer industries throughout Australia. She is currently President of the University of Sydney Poultry Research Foundation.




Marketing that is changing the face of the egg industry

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 works closely with senior management of food and beverage firms on business strategy development and with governments on food policy formulation.



Light refreshments and finger food as you meet and mix with speakers and colleagues – until 1830 hrs.


MANAGING EGG SHELL QUALITY – the consumer speakers!!!

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

Egg shell quality – birds don’t lie
Doug Korver
Professor of Poultry Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada

Networking for the perfect egg shell – the bone connection

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 series of experiments on layer hen nutrition 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; and Identification of peptides in the terminal ileum of broiler chickens fed diets based on maize and soybean meal using proteomics.


Managing eggshell quality – a field approach

Sergio Fernández
R&D Manager, DSM Nutritional Products, Mexico
Dr Fernandez has degrees in nutrition and veterinary science from the National Autonomous University of México and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, where he completed his postdoctoral research work on amino acid metabolism. He has become an expert on development of tailor-made design of feed enzymes-eubiotics combinations. Recent publications include: Evaluation of a new generation phytase on phytate phosphorus release for egg production and tibia strength in hens fed a corn-SBM diet; and Effects of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol with two D3 vitamin levels on production and immunity parameters in broiler chickens.


Free-range laying hens without antibiotics
Santiago Ramirez
Poultry Feed Specialist, Australia

1200 LUNCH

How to feed laying hens without AGPs?
Carlos de la Cruz
Global Expert Egg Production – Evonik Nutrition & Care, Germany

Opportunities in fortifying eggs with folate and its potential in mitigating diseases in laying hens

Glenmer Tactacan
Global Technical Manager, Poultry, Canada, Jefo Nutrition Inc
Dr Glenmer Tactacan had degrees in animal science from the University of the Philippines in Los, Banos and a PhD from the University of Manitoba, Canada. His PhD research project investigated the regulatory mechanisms associated with the transfer and deposition of dietary folic acid in chicken eggs. He has authored and co-authored 11 peer reviewed articles on folic acid. He is presently working with Jefo Nutrition as part of the company’s I&D and international technical service team.

No AGP’s, and what about the chicken?

Jeroen De Gussem
Marketing Director, Nutriad International NV, Belgium
Mr De Gussem holds a master’s degree in biotechnology and laboratory animal science and an MBA. He has extensive experience in animal health and nutrition and most recently was a partner in a company that provided independent research for the veterinary pharmaceutical and nutritional industry.



How phytogenic feed additives support egg production: Their modes of action

Jan Dirk van der Klis
Director of Products & Innovation, Delacon, Austria
Dr van der Klis started his career in poultry nutrition in 1987 at Spelderholt Institute, Netherlands, and completed his PhD in animal nutrition at the Wageningen Agricultural University in 1993. He worked for several research institutes in the Netherlands. Jan Dirk van der Klis developed the digestible phosphorus system for poultry in the Netherlands, which is currently adopted worldwide. He was involved in the early research on microbial phytase and wrote the first scientific publication on the efficacy of phytase in laying hens. During his prior 8-year profession he was consulting nutritionist at feed mills worldwide.



1530 Conference closes

* Please note that this program may be subject to change.