Date/ Time
30 Jul 2021

IPI and Innovate360 will be organising a workshop on the topic of consumer packaged goods and scaling up products, particularly in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. This workshop is an extension of the Good Food Startup Manual: Singapore Edition, a collaboration between The Good Food Institute APAC and Feed 9 Billion, of which IPI and Innovate360 are partners.

Due to the global pandemic, there has been an increase in domestic consumption of food and beverage products. Consumer goods spending in the APAC region for the food sector doubled in the first quarter of 2021 and is likely to remain elevated.

How can we ride on this wave of business opportunities? Join IPI’s Innovation Advisors Ramachandran Rajamanickam, Isabella Tan and Dr Ong Mei Horng as well as CirclesLives Founder Tan Swee Ching as they discuss how you can design products that create value for your customers and how innovative technologies can strengthen your product’s positioning in the market.

Workshop Details

Date: 30 Jul 2021 (Friday)
Time: 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm (GMT +8)
Location: Zoom

Note: Limited seats are available for this physical workshop, so register your interest early! This workshop may be held as a webinar to adhere to safe management measures at the time of event. An email with the confirmed venue or platform will be sent to you at least three days before the workshop. For more information, please contact [email protected]




Former Corporate
Vice President,
Asia Pacific
Abbott Laboratories

Ramachandran Rajamanickam has over three decades of industry experience in pharmaceuticals and the broader healthcare sector in various leadership roles. Experienced with start-up operations in the emerging markets, he has set up many successful businesses in Asia, led acquisitions and helped shape the regulatory environment for healthcare products.

Rama was most recently Vice President, Science & Innovation, Asia Pacific at DSM Nutritional Products. In this role, he led market relevant innovation projects that expanded the DSM portfolio, enhanced label claims, initiated Asia-based clinicals, and leveraged technology and applications to drive consumer adoption.

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Dr Ong Mei Horng
Adjunct Professor
Food Science and
Technology Department
National University of
Singapore (NUS)

Dr Ong Mei Horng is currently a Food Specialist (SMF) and Innovation Advisor (IPI) for food enterprises (MNC, SME/LLE and Start-ups) and research agencies. She helps F&B companies to innovate and transform their business via the development of new products & strategies, food services and technologies.

She is a certified assessor for the international standard for Industry 4.0 i.e. Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI) and would like to support food companies towards the adoption of the Industry 4.0 advanced manufacturing.

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Isabella Tan
Former Vice-President and
General Manager
Brand's Suntory Asia

Isabella Tan is a business leader and marketer with 30 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. An astute business leader and performance-driven marketer, she brings with her deep knowledge and insights, especially in the consumer-packaged goods and health food supplement business.

Isabella currently serves as a Board Member at Halogen Foundation Singapore and was Senior Vice-President, Group Marketing at local beverage manufacturer, Yeo Hiap Seng.

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Tan Swee Ching

Tan Swee Ching has more than 15 years of experience in the polymer and specialty chemical related industries with proven abilities in establishing a new company including managing IP applications, business development/integration sales, products and services development, innovation and strategic, and risk management.

He possesses cross-cultural abilities spanning North America, Europe, India, NE and SE Asia.