POWERING GREEN CITIES

11 - 13 OCTOBER 2017

KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTER, MALAYSIA

EU-MALAYSIA DISCOURSE ON PALM OIL SUSTAINABILITY

Wednesday 11 October 2017 |  9am - 1pm  |  Kuala Lumpur convention Centre

Widely used as a basic ingredient for food products from margarine to cream cheese, from cosmetic items to bakery products, palm oil is, to this day, one of the most utilised edible oils in the world. Malaysia is committed to finding ways to ensure palm oil’s sustainability. However, more than ever before, it is important to find ways to guarantee sustainability at every level of the supply chain, for large and small producers. Palm oil sustainability is a controversial topic due to its implications on society, environment and economic growth of developing countries. Hence the need for a balanced dialogue aimed at promoting best practices and uncovering critical success factors, such as:

  • Better understanding of the different points of views and perceptions of the issues of sustainable palm oil in the countries where palm oil is produced and in the markets where it is consumed.
  • Focusing on strategic communication of success stories that have led to better sustainability in the palm oil industry (scientific advancement or best practices based on technological inputs by companies, initiatives by NGOs and others).

What To Expect?

Special address by

Mr. Roberto Benetello, CEO, EUMCCI

Guest of Honour

YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) - *TBC

PANEL 1

Better understanding of the different points of views and perceptions of the palm oil in foreign market Moderator: Mr. Thomas Brandt, General Manager of Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce (MGCC)

PANEL 2

Examples of good practices leading to a more sustainable palm oil Moderator: Datuk M. Nagarajan, Former Secretary-General of the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry (MPIC) - *TBC

Target Audience

Oil palm plantation owners or operational managers
Equipment or technology providers
Government agencies, policy makers or regulators
Hard commodities traders
Academicians and Researchers in sustainability issues
Top industry players on supply, demand and price outlook of the oil palm market
Environmentalists or conservationists

Meet our International Speakers

Dr. Alain Rival

Resident Regional Director for Southeast Asia French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Jakarta, Indonesia

Mr. Thomas Brandt

General Manager of Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce (MGCC)

Dr. Helena Varkkey

Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya

Mr. Fitrian Ardiansyah

Country Director of IDH Indonesia

Ms. Khor Yu Leng

Head of Research for South East Asia, LMC International Ltd.

Dr. Simon Lord

Group Chief Sustainability Officer of Sime Darby

Ms. Denise Westerhout

Lead for Sustainable Markets Programmer, Malaysia, WWF Malaysia

Mr. James de Caluwe

Managing Director of UniOleon Sdn Bhd and President of Malaysia Belgium Luxembourg Business Council (MBLBC)

Conference Fees

Members Price:

RM 400.00

Non-members Price:

RM 500.00

Networking lunch and coffee breaks are included

Agenda

9.00 am IGEM Exhibition & Conference’s Registration
9.30 am

Welcome address

Mr. Roberto Benetello, Chief Executive Officer of EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI)

Keynote address

H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez, Ambassador & Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Malaysia

Officiating Speech

YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) - *TBC
10.00 am

Setting the Scene of the Sustainability Issues of Palm Oil

Speakers:
  • Dr. Alain Rival, Resident Regional Director for Southeast Asia French Agricultural Research Centre for
  • International Development (CIRAD), Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Dr. Kalyana Sundram, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) - *TBC
10.30 am Coffee Break
10.50 am

PANEL DISCUSSION 1

Better understanding of the different points of views and perceptions of the palm oil in foreign market

Moderator: Mr. Thomas Brandt, General Manager of Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce (MGCC)

Proposed Panellists:
  • Representative from European Palm Oil Alliance - *TBC
  • En. Zulkarnain bin Md. Eusope, CEO of Federal Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (FELCRA) - *TBC
  • Dr. Simon Lord, Group Chief Sustainability Officer of Sime Darby
  • Dr. Helena Varkkey, Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya
  • Ms. Denise Westerhout, Lead for Sustainable Markets Programmer, Malaysia, WWF Malaysia

Q&A Session + Summary of Panel Discussion 1 by Moderator

11.50 am

PANEL DISCUSSION 2

The examples of good practices leading to a more sustainable palm oil

Moderator: Datuk M. Nagarajan, Former Secretary-General of the Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry (MPIC) - *TBC

Proposed Panellists:
  • Mr. Timothy Ong, Head of National Biomass Strategy Delivery Unit (1MBAS), Senior VP of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM)
  • Ms. Khor Yu Leng, Head of Research for South East Asia of LMC International.
  • En. Anuar Malek, Deputy General Manager for Community Development, Federal Land Development Authority (FELDA) - *TBC
  • Mr. Fitrian Ardiansyah, Country Director of IDH Indonesia
  • Mr. James de Caluwe, Managing Director of UniOleon Sdn Bhd and President of Malaysia Belgium Luxembourg Business Council (MBLBC)
  • Mr. Salahudin Yaacob, Technical Director of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Malaysia

Q&A Session + Summary of Panel Discussion 2 by Moderator

1.00 Pm Lunch Break & Visit to IGEM exhibition

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