ADDING LIFE TO YEARS Beverage Solutions for Silver Agers

Course Details

4 hours

Time: 1 – 5 pm


Singapore Polytechnic, Block T11B, Level 3, Room 304 

What is this course about?

The number of Singaporeans aged 65 and above is projected to double to 900,000 by 2030. That means 1 in 4 Singaporeans will be in that age group, up from 1 in 8 today. With the rapid increase of people aged 65 and above in Singapore, there are significant opportunities for the food industry to look into the older demographic population for product insights and to develop products to meet their nutritional needs. An adequate dietary intake is one of the key factors in maintaining good health and quality of life for the silver age group.

Subject matter experts from FIRC, BASF, Mintel and Tetra Pak will share the latest trends, technical application know-how in overcoming formulation challenges. Science-based health solutions will also be presented as a springboard for strategic innovation discussions and partnerships.

Suitable for
Food manufacturers, food technologists, R&D personnels are welcome.

Assumed Skills and Knowledge
The workshop will be conducted in English. Hence basic English proficiency is required.

Course Outline






1300 - 1310

Welcome address


1310 - 1330

Global food & drink trends 2018

Anika Nafis
Trend and Innovation Consultant, South East Asia, Mintel Group Pte Ltd

1330 - 1400

Meeting the nutritional needs of silver age

Ms Carolyn Stephen
Nutritionist, Food Innovation & Resource Centre

1400 - 1430

Application of health ingredients in food and beverage product

Mr Thomas Zimmermann
Regional Vice Director, Technical & Application Management, BASF Human Nutrition Asia Pacific

1430 - 1445

Tea break

1445 - 1500

Opportunities in dairy alternative beverages

Mr Hemang Dholakia
Product Development Centre Manager, Tetra Pack South East Asia Pte Ltd

1500 - 1630

Hands on – Beverage

1630 - 1645

Q&A and feedback

1645 - 1700

Lab tour


Mode of Assessment



Course Fee


$50 (before GST)

$53.50 (after GST)

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

Important Dates

13 April 2018

Application Procedure
Applicants may apply for the course with the available schedule online.

Applicants who are successfully selected for the course will receive the letter of confirmation via email.

Singapore Polytechnic, its governors, officers, agents and employees shall not be liable for any loss, damages and/or injury, including loss of life, which participants of our Courses may suffer arising out of or in connection with our Courses, whether the loss, damage and/or injury was suffered on any of Singapore Polytechnic's premises or at any other venue(s) in connection with our Courses.

Online Registration:
[1] Fill up the electronic form
[2] Once completed, click on the Submit button
[3] You will receive online acknowledgement that you have successfully submitted the registration
[4] Singapore Polytechnic will then register and enrol upon payment of the fees.

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
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b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
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Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

Participants will receive a letter of confirmation via email if the course is confirmed and the registration accepted.

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