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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TIC Council, Singapore Accreditation Council, and HKSQ members Entitled 20% Discount,
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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

9:10 am

  • ASEAN – Food supply, consumption and insecurity
  • Food safety, security, supply chain fraud, sustainability
  • How technology is transforming the food industry
  • Case study: Intertek’s stance in meeting food

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

  • Global cyber threats in industrial automation & control systems
  • Regional testing, certification market outlook for cybersecurity, penetration testing, data protection and vulnerability scans
  • 5G networks – the sectors at risk and new standard requirement
  • The importance of certifying ISA/IEC 62443 in building resilient Operational Technology
  • Identifying, adopting and testing security countermeasures to mitigate security vulnerability

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, Certification Program Manager 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


8:50 am

Opening Address by Guest of Honour

Demphna Du-Naga, Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade & Industry (Philippines)

9:15 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

9:50 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

10:25 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

11:00 am

Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

11:25 am

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

12:05 pm

  • How International Standards play a critical role in the 4th industrial revolution
  • ISO standards in support of conformity assessment – introduction to ISO/CASCO standards
  • Case studies – “ISO Methodology” in identifying and quantifying the microeconomic benefits of standards

12:45 pm

Networking Lunch

1:45 pm

Business Assurance & Certification Market Outlooks

Gitte Schjøtz, President - Retail & Industry, UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

2:20 pm

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

2:55 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

3:30 pm

Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break

3:50 pm


3:55 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?

4:30 pm

Chairperson's Closing Address – End of Conference Day 2


Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceSGD $2995Early Bird

TIC Council, Singapore Accreditation Council, and HKSQ members Entitled 20% Discount
Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASSES


  • 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

Stanley Ong

General Manager, Intertek

Mike Mediouni

Global Innovation Community Manager, SGS

Faayiz Firros

Consultant, Cyber Security Services

Chong Nyet Chin

Director - Food Safety & Quality, NTUC Fair Price

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

Certification Program Manager Wi-SUN Alliance

Ravikumar Jeevarathinam

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

Demphna Du-Naga

Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade & Industry (Philippines)

Jorge Ramos da Silva

Senior Director Quality, NXP Semiconductors

Maya Ishikawa

Project Manager - Regional Engagement (Asia), ISO

Gitte Schjøtz

President - Retail & Industry, UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

Anson Alexander

Global Industrial Quality Director, Schneider Electric

when & where

26 - 27 Nov 2019

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

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