5th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit

25-26 Apr, 2018 - Accra, GHANA

Labadi Beach Hotel

25 Apr, 2018 - Wednesday
08:00

Registration & Networking Refreshment

08:50

Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction

09:00

Are We Heading Towards Higher Palm Oil & Rubber Prices?

  • Palm oil planting has slowed down rapidly in SE Asia. How large is this effect and when will it be felt in the market place?
  • If palm oil output slows, can other oils bridge the supply gap?
  • What effect will this have on palm oil prices, and when?
  • As oil palm and rubber compete for land, will rubber prices follow palm oil?

09:30

Integrating Africa with the Global Industry

Mr. Ranveer Singh Chauhan, MD & CEO - Edible Oils & Natural Rubber Business
Olam International Limited
10:00

Backward Integration & Maximizing Local Content : FMN’s Perspective

  • Oil palm demand/supply projections
  • Palm plantation investment update
  • Developing downstream processing industry 
  • Maximising local content & supply chain strategy

Mr. Sadiq Usman, Head Corporate Business Development
Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc
10:30

Discussion followed by Coffee

11:00

Sustainability Strategies in Supply Chain – Unilever’s Perspective

  • Improving supply-chain traceability and transparency of sustainable palm oil
  • Sourcing and implementation challenges

Mr. Seamus Gunton, West Africa Regional Agriculture Development Director
Unilever Ghana Limited
11:30

- TBA -

David Parker, Country Head
Sime Darby Plantation (Liberia) Inc
12:00

Sustainability in Natural Rubber Supply Chain. Between Standards, Commitments & Assessments - Expectations of a Rubber Grower

12:30

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:40

Chairman’s Introduction

13:45

Responsible & Sustainable Development of Palm Oil & Rubber Sectors in Central Africa

  • Context, Objectives and Action Plan of the Regional Strategy
  • Approved strategies by Ministers of the 11 ECCAS country’s members

Communauté Economique Des Etats De L'Afrique Centrale (CEEAC) / ECCAS
14:15

Managing Rubber Plantations during Current Low Rubber Prices

  • Effective measures adopted to improve quality of rubber produced by smallholders in Ivory Coast

Mr. Yao Boue, Head of Plantations
Tropical Rubber Cote d’Ivoire
14:45

Sustainable Fertilization in Oil Palm Plantations by Using Controlled Release Fertilizers

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Mr. Ronald Clemens, Global Market & Product Development Manager Controlled Release Fertilizers
ICL Specialty Fertilizers
15:15

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

15:45

New Planting Materials & Procedures, Improving Cultivation Techniques & Yields

  • The Need for Commercial Oil Palm Varieties

16:15

Managing Major Diseases of the Oil Palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.)

16:45

New Technologies - Migrating Traditional to Precision Agriculture

  • Uses of drones & Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a key technology for future of agriculture
  • Improving efficiency and productivity
  • Detecting soil diseases
  • Making agriculture more accessible

17:15

Discussion followed by End of Day One

26 Apr, 2018 - Thursday
09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:05

Potentials of the Oil Palm Industry in Contributing in the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy

  • Investment opportunities in the sub-sectors

09:35

Facilitating & De-risking Investments along the Palm Oil Value Chain in Nigeria

Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed, CEO
Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing Agriculture (NIRSAL)
10:05

Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing Policies - its Implementation Challenges: A Personal Care’s Perspectives

  • palm oil processing for home & personal care products

Mr. Kolawole Shawana, Senior Sourcing Manager - Raw Materials and TPO

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

10:35

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

11:05

Sustainable Materials & Rubber Industry – A Tyre Manufacturer’s Perspective

 

11:35

Organic Palm Oil: From Seeds to Soaps

Serendipalm Co. Ltd.
12:05

Kobe Marine’s Biomass Fuels Generation Plans for Ghana

  • Oil Palm Biomass (PKS, EFB, Palm Pellets & etc) for Biomass Fuels
  • Benefits of One District, One Factory Program
  • Improvements of CPO manufacturing process (Quality improvements, hygiene control, work environment improvement)
  • Optimisation of CPO manufacturing process (Plant efficiency and self-production & consumption improvements)

Kobe Marine Corporation
12:35

Final Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

14:00

End of Conference

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