Food Water Activity & Drying Technology – Thailand

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Date(s) - 13 Nov 2014 until 14 Nov 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Institute of Food Research & Product Development (IFRPD)


This short course is presented by FoodStream in conjunction with the Institute of Food Research and Product Development, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.

A brochure listing all our 2014 Thailand courses can be downloaded here, or for more more information on all courses download the outline of courses and their contents.


Please register early – courses will only proceed if sufficient interest is received.


This course provides practical knowledge of water activity in foods and food drying processes, relevant to drying a wide range of food products (extruded and non-extruded).  Participants may attend either individual day, or the whole course.


Link to course content.

Note that presentations are in English.


Thursday & Friday 13 & 14 November 2014.


Institute of Food Research & Product Development (IFRPD), Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Registration Fee:

Both days: 15,000 Thai Baht per person
(~ $AU540 or ~ $US490 depending on the exchange rate at time of payment)

Single Day: 10,000 Thai Baht per person
(~ $AU360 or ~ $US330 depending on the exchange rate at time of payment)

A 15% discount applies for registrations received by Friday 26 September 2014 and paid within 14 days of invoicing,

An additional 5% discount applies for three or more course registrations received at one time from the same company, or for those attending more than one of our courses.

Registration fees are fixed in Thai Baht, but may vary in other currencies according to fluctuations in exchange rates.

The registration fee includes handout notes directly related to the presentations, as well as lunches, and morning and afternoon teas.

To register, reserve the required number of places using the registration form below (allows registrations for all our Thailand courses). On receipt of your reservation/s, an invoice will be issued (payment can be made by credit card – a link for payment will be provided with the invoice).

Registrations close on 31 October 2014 (or when course is fully booked), but please register early as courses will only proceed if sufficient interest is received.


The course is presented by Gordon Young of FoodStream Pty Ltd. Gordon has used water activity and related technology in the formulation of extended shelf life products, and in the design of drying processes. His experience in drying systems includes batch drying systems for fruit and nuts, belt drying of processed and natural vegetable products, and fluid bed drying of tea. He is also experienced with heat pump drying systems, which enable efficient drying at relatively low temperature.

Who should attend?

Supervisors, managers, and technologists seeking a greater theoretical and practical knowledge of water activity in foods and / or drying of food and feed products.


The venue for the course is the Institute of Food Research and Product Development (IFRPD), Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation. A wide range of accommodation is available in Bangkok, but accommodation options in the vicinity of the course include:

§  KU Home, on the Campus of Kasetsart University.  A bus from the hotel to the course venue is provided.

§  Ebina Hotel

§  Maruay Gardens Hote

If required, assistance can be provided in booking accommodation at the above. 

Contact at the Institute for Food Research and Product Development: Vrangkana Bhundhoombhoad, Email:, Phone:  +66 2 9428629 ext 201, Fax:      +66 2 9406455

Cancellation policy:

Fees, less a 10% handling charge, will be refunded if participants cancel their registration 21 days or more prior to the course. Fees will not be refunded after that date, but a substitute participant will be accepted at any time.

FoodStream reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if necessary (e.g. due to insufficient registrations). In this case a full refund of fees will be available.  FoodStream’s liability is limited to the registration fee only, and FoodStream cannot be held liable for air fares, accommodation or other related expenses.

Customised training can also be offered to companies on-site –contact us for further information.

For further information:

Use the enquiry form on this page, or email FoodStream at

If booking for more than one course, to save re-entering data multiple times you may either:

  • List additional names and course/s in the “any additional info” box below, OR
  • Just input relevant email address and names in the booking form for the other course/s.


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