Program & Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Food and Music Workshop's Speakers

Professor Aiko Tanaka

Professor, Osaka Shoin Women’s University, Japan

Chandavy Say

Chef Dedicated to Food Education and Promotion of Cambodian Cuisine

Conference Program

Food and Society 2017 - Taste. Culture. Education. Communication. Tentative Program
Day 1
17 Nov 2017
Day 2
18 Nov 2017
Day 3
19 Nov 2017

Registration & Evening Cocktail

Registration of Delegates & Evening Cocktail at The Residence of H.E., the Ambassador of France in Malaysia, Jalan Langgak Golf, Kuala Lumpur

Late Registration

Late registration for delegates and attendees at Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. More information on how to get to the hotel can be found here.

Welcoming Addresses

Opening Remarks and Welcome Address

Keynote Presentation 1

Dr. François Couplan, Ethnobotanist, College Pratique d’Ethnobotanie, Barrême, France: “Wild plants as education to Soft survival”.
Dr. François Couplan

Keynote Presentation 2

Dr. Maria Kozhevnikov, Neuroscientist, Harvard Medical School, USA: “Taste perception and imagery:  The findings from cognitive neuroscience and psychology”.
Dr. Maria Kozhevnikov
10:45

Coffee Break

Keynote Presentation 3

Dr. Mohd Desa Haji Hassim. CEO, Tropical Fruits Network, Malaysia “Food Innovation and Socio-economic Impacts in ASEAN countries: A Focus on Fruits”.
Dr. Desa

Keynote Presentation 4

Dr. Hart Feuer (Kyoto University, Japan), Ms. Ayaka Nomura (Kyoto University, Japan), & Ms. Naoko Katano (Volunteer, ‘Nursery Care for Society’ Movement) — “Taste and Comfort Food: the Art of Cooking in Children’s Cafeteria in Japan” (Toyota Aid Foundation Project).
Ms. Naoko Katano
Ms. Ayaka Nomura
Dr. Hart Nadav Feuer

Q&A Session

Ms. Naoko Katano
Ms. Ayaka Nomura
Dr. Hart Nadav Feuer
Dr. Desa
Dr. François Couplan
Dr. Maria Kozhevnikov
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Concurrent Session 1

The Battle for Status: Strategies for Reclaiming Foods or Cuisines

Concurrent Session 2

Panel – Food in Iran: From Health to Identity
16:15

Coffee Break

Culinary Workshop

Culinary Workshop by Chef Devagi Sanmugam: “Cooking for the Gods”
Chef Devagi
Chef Devagi Sanmugam

Conference Dinner

“Gardens of Malaysia” at Sunway University, Bandar Sunway.

Concurrent Session 3

The Ecology of Taste: Linking Supply Chain, Education & Consumerism

Concurrent Session 4

Panel: Urban Transformation of Inherited Food Knowledge in East Asia
10:45

Coffee Break

Concurrent Session 3 – Continued

The Ecology of Taste: Linking Supply Chain, Education & Consumerism

Concurrent Session 4 – Continued

Panel: Urban Transformation of Inherited Food Knowledge in East Asia
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Plenary Session

Presentation of the Peranakan Cuisine Project: Paper 1 & 2.  Panel Discussion: Peranakan Cuisine Heritage: Identification, Location, Preservation
16:15

Coffee Break

Food and Music Workshop

A multisensory workshop!
Chandavy Say
Professor Aiko Tanaka

Concluding Remarks

Closing Remarks & Ceremony to end the 2017 Food & Society International Conference