On behalf of the APFAN Committee, I welcome you to Thailand's capital. Bangkok is a wonderful city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The Workshop venue is ideally located adjacent to Bangkok's many attractions. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, with its Grand Palace and sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple. Nearby is Wat Pho Temple with a reclining Buddha and, on the opposite shore, Wat Arun Temple with its Khmer-style spire. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from local dishes served at humble street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants. Luxury malls compete with a sea of boutiques and markets, where you can treat yourself without overspending.
APFAN is a special project of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) and was formed at the Third Asian Chemical Congress in Brisbane in 1989 and in 2019 we celebrate our 30th birthday. The aim of APFAN is to serve the needs of food analysts and thereby promote food quality and safety and good nutrition. This is achieved by promoting and supporting (reliable) food analysis laboratories in the region, indirectly contributing to the improvement of regional food security. Many thanks go to the organisations and individuals who have contributed to the success of the APFAN project so far, in particular, Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University (INMU), Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) and PT. Indofood CAP Sukses Makmur Tbk for preparation of the PT2 test materials. I am also happy to advise that (Company Name) is a (Gold/Silver/Bronze) Sponsor for this Workshop and other APFAN activities in 2019.
I look forward to further cooperation with you in the remaining activities of the current APFAN project and beyond as we realize our goal, which is to improve the proficiency and capabilities of food testing laboratories in the Asia Pacific region, enabling the participants to improve their methodologies and adopt a more uniform approach to regional food analysis.

Yours sincerely


Mr Stewart Jones

Email: stewart@sonnedge.com