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5th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit

25-26 Apr, 2018 - Accra, GHANA

Labadi Beach Hotel

25 Apr, 2018 - Wednesday
08:00

Registration & Networking Refreshment

09:00

Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction

09:10

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?

09:40

Integrating Africa with the Global Industry

10:10

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

10:45

Discussion followed by Coffee

11:15

Sustainability Strategies in Supply Chain – Unilever’s Perspective

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

11:45

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

  • Palm oil processing for home & personal care products

12:15

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

12:45

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

14:00

Chairman’s Introduction

14:05

Research and Development & Changing Dynamics in the Oil Palm Sector – Ghana’s Perspective

14:35

Effective Measures Adopted to Improve Quality of Rubber Produced by Smallholders in Ivory Coast

  • Managing Rubber Plantations during Current Low Rubber Prices

Tropical Rubber Cote d’Ivoire
15:05

Sustainable Fertilization in Oil Palm Plantations by Using Controlled Release Fertilizers

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15:35

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

16:05

Processing Crude Palm Oil After Extraction

  • Latest Technologies for palm oil Refining and Fractionation
  • RBD palm oil for shortening and margarine Production

16:35

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

17:05

New Planting Materials & Procedures, Improving Cultivation Techniques & Yields

  • The Need for Commercial Oil Palm Varieties

17:35

Discussion followed by End of Day One

26 Apr, 2018 - Thursday
09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

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

  • Investment opportunities in the sub-sectors

09:40

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

Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing Agriculture (NIRSAL)
10:10

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

10:40

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

11:10

Organic Palm Oil: From Seeds to Soaps

Serendipalm Co. Ltd.
11:40

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
12:15

Final Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:45

End of Conference

26 Apr, 2018 - Thursday

SEPARATELY BOOKABLE
Site Visit to Wilmar Factory
(14:00 - 17:05 hrs.)
 
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Wilmar Africa Limited (WAL) obtained a certificate to commence business operation in Ghana on 10th July 2010 and has since been registered by the Food and Drugs Authority and the Ghana Standards Authority to process palm oil into various fractions for both local and export markets.
 
Wilmar Africa Limited started operations in Ghana with an old dilapidated and inefficient 200MTD capacity refinery where we were only able to do average of 120MTD. In 2013 Wilmar Africa Limited built and successfully commissioned a state of the art palm oil refinery in the Tema Harbour industrial enclave. This new plant has 1000MTD Palm Oil refinery capacity and on the average the annual through is 230,000 MT. Currently only about 15% of the annual palm oil processed by Wilmar Africa Limited is sourced from local CPO suppliers leaving a whopping 85% of our raw material requirement gap that has to be filled with imports from Asia thus exposing the company to forex exchange shocks. We however have plans to progressively increase the percentage of local raw material input year on year and our 2018 target is 20%. To achieve this target Wilmar Africa Limited is working with local some CPO suppliers to help build capacity in the area of Quality Control and Good Manufacturing Practices to improve the final quality of oil delivered.
 
Under quality and food safety certification, Wilmar Africa is certified in the following:
1.       FCSC 22000 – Certified
2.       AIB – Certified
3.       Sustainability (RSPO SCC) - Certified

14:00

Assemble at Labadi Beach Hotel Lobby

14:05

Depart for Wilmar Plant

14:55

Arrive at Wilmar Plant

15:00

Start of Plant Tour

16:00

Refreshments and Q&A

16:15

Depart for Labadi Beach Hotel

17:05

Arrive at Labadi Beach Hotel; End of Site Visit

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