P46397 Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) Asia 2019
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Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) Asia 2019

26 – 27 November 2019, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

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The Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) market in Asia Pacific is accelerating with a growth rate twice that of global average, driven by numerous economic, regulatory and technological factors. Ranging from digital transformation across industries, to increased focus on product quality and safety, business assurance services and more, the market is booming. In addition, countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and other ASEAN members are a hotbed of new manufacturing and e commerce investment requiring TIC services.

Developed as a regional forum for the TIC ecosystem, Asia’s pioneering forum for the industry will showcase growth markets, and how to capitalize on opportunities. Decision makers from end users and buyers of TIC services will lead discussions on commercial partnership opportunities, expectations from service providers and outlook for new demand.

In Discussion: 

  • Global trends for TIC – international trade developments, risks and opportunities
  • Industry 4.0 and digitalisation across sectors, touchpoints for TIC market growth
  • Forging partnerships with the tech sector to optimize growth in digitalisation services
  • QC/QA Directors’ expectations from independent TIC providers
  • UNSDG and the environmental compliance push – what does it mean for the TIC value chain?
  • The Business assurance market – what segments are driving the market
  • Spotlight on hot markets – Food, Pharma and Softlines
  • ASEAN cooperation on accreditation and certification market
  • How TICs improve efficiency, transparency for businesses’ supply chains
  • Country focused group discussions
  • TIC 4.0 – How to embrace digital transformation implementation within the industry
  • Trends in big data and digitalisation of TIC operations and laboratories
  • Partnership and M&A strategies to optimise growth in digitalisation services and emerging business lines

Who Will Attend TIC Asia 2019

  • Testing, Inspection and Certification companies: C-level Executives, Country Managers, Head of Business Development/Market Strategies and Directors of Business Lines
  • Managers, Directors for QA, QC, Process Engineering, Heads of Manufacturing across industries
  • Regulators, Global accreditation board, and certification bodies
  • TIC equipment, software, service providers and consulting agencies
  • Investors, Commercial Banks and Financiers
  • Product Liability insurance providers
  • OEMs offering TIC services

Who Should Sponsor

  • TIC service providers
  • Laboratory, testing & inspection consumables, instruments and equipment providers
  • Software, simulators, labs information management systems
  • Testing & inspection technology providers across verticals: foods business, environmental test, life sciences, softlines test, automotive, etc


8:00 am

Main Conference Registration & Morning Coffee

9:00 am

Opening Address by Guest of Honour

Hanane Taidi, Director General, TIC Council (TBC)

9:10 am

  • Industries in focus, expansions, when and where
  • Commercial risk & opportunity for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs)
  • Competition, and outsourcing in TIC
  • Product safety, security, supply chain fraud, tech trends, sustainability
  • Case study: Foods Industry and food technologies
  • Tech and TICs
  • Case study: Intertek’s stance in meeting food disruptive technology trends

9:40 am

  • Ideation programmes & funding of project development plans
  • Creation of Innovative services and enhancement of existing practices across business lines
  • Case Studies

10:00 am

Opening of Exhibition and Morning Networking Break


10:40 am

  • MHS standards and certification process
  • ASEAN market insights
  • Increasingly stringent compliance requirements
  • Case study

11:10 am

  • Impact of quality 4.0 on operational excellence: people, process & technology practices
  • Supplier quality management
  • Updates in regional consumer product standards and requirements
  • Global and regional quality initiatives in FMCG, manufacturing
  • Working in partnership with TICs for win-win quality achievement
  • Benchmarking manufacturers’ perspectives on inspection & certification services
  • Machine Learning, AI and Agile Developments in Data Insights and Testing & Inspection Product Developments

Moderator: Chong Nyet Chin, Director – Food Safety & Quality, NTUC Fair Price

11:40 am

  • ASEAN smart city objectives and IOT/M2M interoperability requirements from global wireless standards bodies
  • Strategies in meeting worldwide accreditation approvals and testing product
  • Quality implications on consumer technologies (automotive, smart homes & software sectors) across region (Case Studies)
  • Product Development roadmaps and commercial strategies

12:10 pm

  • How quality processes and decision making could be embedded with data?
  • Assessing plants’ and factories’ readiness for transition to Industry 4.0
  • Case study: automation in manufacturing facilities across Asia
  • Supplier Quality Improvement Through Enterprise Quality Management System

12:40 pm

Lunch & Networking Break


1:40 pm

  • IIOT and Robots implementation across sectors (healthcare, transport technology, manufacturing, electromobility, utilities)
  • Smart systems’ cyber-physical security risks, reliability, interoperability and the performance gap
  • TUV SUD’s digitalisation roadmap
  • New methods, requirements and standards for connected, autonomous systems

2:10 pm

  • Digital assets evolution from smart cities, onshore/offshore infrastructure
  • Interconnectedness in business landscape
  • Ensuring high quality data for trustworthy analytics & testing
  • Best practices to manage cyber readiness and risk management
  • Tactical roadmap in developing digital asset and business continuity services

2:40 pm

  • Safety, productivity, reliability and longevity of digital assets
  • Leveraging asset performance modelling and decision support services
  • Predictive maintenance optimisation & data management systems
  • Case study in marine & Offshore industry

3:10 pm

Afternoon Coffee Break

3:40 pm

  • Innovations in condition-based assessment, advanced NDT and scanning technologies
  • Regional industry services – opportunities and risks
  • A case study into offshore technology (e.g. Deepview 3D) and Oil & Gas industry


4:10 pm

Testing and Certification of Wireless Communication Network for Large-Scale IoT

Chin-Sean Sum, Chair - Test & Certification Committee, Wi-SUN Alliance

4:40 pm

  • Trends in big data and digitalisation of TIC operations and laboratories
  • Partnership and M&A strategies to optimise growth in digitalisation services and emerging business lines
  • Testing & measurement technologies and process for sensors & IOT interoperability
  • Smart manufacturing facilities & TICs
  • The intelligent labs and needed testing & inspection services

Moderator: Ravikumar Jeevarathinam, VP Technology & Innovation Global Technology Centre, Lloyd’s Register

5:20 pm

End of Conference Day 1

8:00 am

Main Conference Registration & Morning Coffee


9:00 am

  • The importance of food safety risk management
  • Cold chain management, supply chain & food safety standards
  • How do companies adopt standards?
  • Operational Quality Risk Management processes in retail and distribution

9:40 am

  • The interplay of sensors, IoT, data, analytics in the smart factory
  • Integration of data analytics in quality processes and the impacts
  • Operational quality risk management and challenges of data security and integrity
  • Case study: Improving suppliers’ quality, machinery performance and product conformance in the E&E manufacturing

10:10 am

  • Impacts of IOT implementation on regulatory compliance
  • Interoperability and scalability across disruptive health technologies
  • The role of QA in ensuring data integrity and digital trust

10:40 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:20 am

  • Environmental compliance push in Singapore and the region
  • Evolving QA requirements for indoor environment condition monitoring

11:55 am

  • Compliance management and key capability improvement in automotive manufacturing
  • IT transformation, ERP, RPA adoption
  • Process optimisation & innovation and new certification requirements

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

2:10 pm

  • Smart factory roadmap: Objectives, development and innovations
  • Data and interoperability challenges and role of QA
  • QA Strategies and action planning

2:45 pm

  • Emerging regulations related to Aviation (AS9100, AS9110, AS9120 certifications)
  • Programmes and key elements of certification standards
  • Evolution of the certification standards in the sector
  • Supplier quality testing
  • Oversight of the certification schemes by the ASD industries
  • Case Study: Aerospace industry in Singapore

3:20 pm

Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break

3:50 pm


  • Directions for evelopment of standards for emerging technologies
  • Improving International market access for companies with accreditation – case study of Food industry
  • MRAs for facilitating trade & market access
  • Enforcing conforming auditing and certification from CABs

4:20 pm

  • Contemporary geographical shifts in manufacturing and the implications for TICs
  • Disrupted supply chain and traceability testing market
  • How TIC sector enables standard harmonisation across sectors

4:50 pm

  • Emerging competition from Digital TIC providers or non-traditional TIC companies
  • Emerging trade requirements and emerging regulations across major sectors
  • What’s next after cloud and cyber security systems certification market?

5:30 pm

Chairperson's Closing Address – End of Conference Day 2


Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceSGD $2995SGD $2795Early BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop SGD $400
  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)
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Hanane Taidi

Director General, TIC Council (TBC)

Stanley Ong

General Manager, Intertek

Mike Mediouni

Global Innovation Community Manager, SGS

Bernice Lau

Executive Auditor - Product Services, TUV SUD

Chong Nyet Chin

Director - Food Safety & Quality, NTUC Fair Price

Ravikumar Jeevarathinam

VP Technology & Innovation Global Technology Centre, Lloyd's Register

Anson Alexander

Global Industrial Quality Director, Schneider Electric

Jeffrey Ho

Quality Audit Manager (Rolls-Royce) & Vice Chair, Singapore Aerospace Quality Group

Balaji Venkatnarayanan

Associate Director - Quality and Regulatory Compliance, Paraxel

Serene Chan

General Manager - Consumer Technology, UL

Pankaj Verma

Director - APAC External Manufacturing Quality, J&J

Dr. Andreas Hauser

Director - Digital Service, TUV SUD

Mathias Steck

Executive Vice President - Digital Hub, Asia, DNV GL

Jerome Floury

Project Manager - Digitalisation & Innovation, Bureau Veritas

Aravindh Kaniappan

Regional Director - Industry Services, Intertek

Chin-Sean Sum

Chair - Test & Certification Committee, Wi-SUN Alliance

Jorge Ramos da Silva

Senior Director Quality, NXP Semiconductors

Tithaphong Phongsphetrarate

Strategy & Programme Management Director, Somboom Advance Technology

when & where

26 - 27 Nov 2019

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
177A River Valley Road, Singapore 179031

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Assistant Catering Sales Manager
Tel : +65 6433 8725
Email: Lesley.soo@accor.com


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