Australian wheat quality technical webinar


10.00AM – 11.30AM Western Indonesian Time (WIB)




The Australian grains industry values our relationship with the Indonesian wheat flour milling, baking, noodle and confectionary industries. While we are not able to meet with you in person this year, we remain committed to providing you with all the support, information and assistance that you need.

The Value and quality of Australian wheat for the Indonesian market webinar will focus on the production and use of Australian wheat in the Indonesian bread and noodle markets and the technical aspects of Australian wheat breeding.

Who should attend

This information would be beneficial for technical and management staff employed in flour milling companies, noodle making companies, bakeries, confectionary businesses, and research organisations.

Time Activity Presenter
10.00 – 10.05am Opening AEGIC
10.05 – 10.30am Australian crop production and supply Jane Wardle, CBH Grain
10.30 – 10.55am Australian wheat quality for the Indonesian market Dr Larisa Cato, AEGIC
10.55 – 11.20am Breeding wheat for the Indonesian market Dr Dan Mullen, InterGrain
11.20 – 11.30am General Q&A and discussion AEGIC
11.30am Thank you and close

Speaker profiles

Jane Wardle

Jane is a food technologist and quality specialist with over 15 experience in the grain industry. Jane has technical expertise across various grain processing businesses from malting, to flour milling and within the feed industry. Growing up in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, Jane has a strong connection to the local industry and is incredibly passionate about sustainability and food safety.

At CBH Grain, Jane is responsible for overseeing the quality of grain in the marketing and trading arm of Australia’s largest exporter of grain. CBH’s storage and handling system currently receives and exports around 90 percent of the Western Australian grain harvest and is regarded as one of the world’s best. CBH Grain is the leading grain acquirer in Western Australia and has operations in eastern Australia, as well as offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Dr Larisa Cato

Larisa is a cereal chemist and grain researcher, well versed in the wheat quality and processing requirements of Australian wheat markets. Larisa is internationally recognised as an expert in the field of wheat quality and end product requirements. Larisa possesses a unique set of skills combining scientific, technical and market expertise. Her research interest includes Asian products (starch and protein quality requirements for various Asian noodle styles) and baking systems and innovation in processing.

Larisa is an National Delegate for Australia to the International Association of Cereal Science and Technology (ICC),  Board Director at the Cereals & Grains Association, technical committee co-chair for Asian Products and Bread Baking at the Cereals & Grains Association and technical member on the Wheat Council of the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia (GIWA).

Prior to joining AEGIC, Larisa worked as an Asian Product Specialist with AWB Ltd. and with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA to ensure the WA wheat industry was internationally competitive.

Dr Daniel Mullan

Dan is InterGrain’s Senior wheat breeder. He leads the development of varieties with superior yield potential and stability for Australia and a global leading udon noodle breeding program. Emphasis is placed on developing and maintaining durable resistance to yellow leaf spot, septoria and the three rusts and improvements in functional end-product quality.

To achieve this combination of targets the program has integrated a quantum leap in the availability of molecular marker technologies and selection approaches through its research linkages, along with the latest in physiological approaches and agronomic assessment. Dr Mullan is responsible for joint oversight of the company’s wheat pre-breeding, phenomics and marker research collaborations, pathology research and development and germplasm introductions and evaluation.

This event is part of IA-CEPA Business Connect 2020, a series of online events combined with a digital marketing campaign helping Australian and Indonesian business maximise the benefits of the new Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). IA-CEPA Business Connect comprises market and sector-focused webinars, seminars and masterclasses running from August to October 2020 delivered by Australian and Indonesian business experts, industry organisations, chambers of commerce, and government partners. For more information visit the Austrade website at:


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