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9th ASIA Sustainable Oil Palm Summit

31 Jul-02 Aug, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel & Residences

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"Sustainable Supply Chain Commitments Drives Market Innovation
& Alternative Growth Strategies to Improve Yield"

"Achieving Traceability & Challenges in a Complex Supply Chain
– Commitment of Oil Palm Producers and Buyers"

"Latest in Drone Technology and Smart Agriculture
for Sustainable Solutions"

It is almost impossible for most consumers to go a day without using or eating something that contains palm oil. The most widely used vegetable oil there is, palm oil is found in everything from snacks to household cleaners to cosmetics. About an estimation of 58 million tonnes of palm oil are produced every year, with Indonesia and Malaysia accounting for 85 per cent of total output.


Malaysia palm oil inventories seen rising to four-month high 

Friday, 5 May 2017 The Star Business Times


For this year, a recent survey shows that companies are optimistic about production growth prospects and that supplies will continue to rise during the high production cycle that typically begins in the second half of the year. Will demand remain firm throughout the 2nd half of the year ? 


The cheaper and most resource efficient than other vegetable oils, palm oil is also one of the world’s most controversial ingredients.


Most recently , a report released earlier this year by  EFSA suggested that palm oil produces GE and 3-MCPD , chemical elements that are carcinogenic when heated above 200 degrees Celsius. How is the industry responding to mitigate and reduce the levels of these contaminants ? 


Since April last year , following a series of measures taken to address their multi-decade fire and haze crises,  Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared his intention to impose a moratorium on new palm oil concessions.


The Government of Indonesia is now taking steps to limit further landbank expansion , at the same time that compliance with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) is increasingly becoming a condition for market access . This has also led to many material stranded assets for which companies cannot develop without regulations.


In Feb this year, Europe’s largest bank HSBC made its commitment consistent with NDPE policies adopted by market leaders and will not agree to any new financing violating this policy which applies to refiners, traders, growers and mills.


Pressures continue on the industry’s growth potential, driving companies to strategise how to increase productivity on existing plantations through replanting , smallholder capacity building, investing in smart agriculture, finding added value for palm oil waste ,improved planting materials among others. 

Companies are aiming to achieve full traceable supply chains in order to verify the implementation of supply chain commitments.


However, achieving traceability poses significant challenges due to the complexity of the palm oil supply chain.


How are oil palm producers facilitating traceability and the verification of sustainability commitments ?


CMT’s 9th ASIA Sustainable Oil Palm Summit brings you lively updates on new issues affecting the industry.


Checkout our authoritative panel of speakers lined up and the key highlights in this event

  • Driving Sustainability – Updates from Palm Oil Producers
  • Tightening up RSPO’s accountability mechanism & moving forward on sustainability
  • Taking our plantation business to the next level
  • Palm Oil price outlook and prevailing trends
  • Kao - a leading buyer’s approach on sustainable sourcing of palm oil & challenges faced
  • Role of genome editing on sustainable agriculture and its economic impact on the oil palm industry
  • Increasing dominance of No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies in the oil palm industry and the way forward
  • Recent developments on 3 -McPD and glycidyl esters in palm oil and fats
  • Supreme grade organic fertilizer from palm oil industrial waste     
  • From palm oil waste and empty fruit branches to premium packaging products  
  • Latest in drone technology and smart agriculture for sustainable solutions
  • To plant on peat or to restore peatland
  • Responsible management of peatland with real time technology water monitoring systems
  • Best Replanting Model for Early Oil Palm Yielding    

Plus a one day optional tour prior to the conference -  to Felda Research Centre to view the Nursery and Seeds Production & Breeding Unit follow by a visit to FELDA’S GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) facility.


Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.


Site visit to Felda 
31st July (7:00am - 4:00pm)

Itinerary  31st July – Monday
07:00 Depart from Pullman Hotel KLCC
09:30 Arrive  Felda Tekam Research Centre

Tour facility for 2 and half hours -12 pm

12:30 Lunch
13:30 Leave back to KL
16:00 Arrive back to Pullman Hotel KLCC



Pictures courtesy of Felda.



8th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm Summit | 4-5 August 2016, Yogyakarta, INDONESIA


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Testimonials from 8th Asia Sustainable Oil Palm
Summit 2016


“The [summit] had been instrumental towards further enhancing my understanding of the Indonesian moratorium current issues, oil palm trends, and the latest planting materials for future planting exercises, which were all issues close to my heart”



“Very good experience and good opportunity to interact with other companies”



“I like the quality of forum – that easily discuss key topics of the industry” ~ Olam


“Fulfilling and very informative! Keep up the good work!”

~ PT Incasi Raya


“Cutting edge information and great networking” ~ Hornbill Survey


“A very pleasant experience. There are various topics making the conference very informative and balanced”   ~ CSIRO


“Well organised, informative and good environment” ~ United Malacca


“Great event with a good mix of participants. Will attend or participate once again in the future”   ~ Phillip Futures



Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive Luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


For Sponsor & Exhibition 
please contact Fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138




News Feed

European Commission likely to phase out Europe’s Palm Oil based Biodiesel by 2020?

Posted on : 05 Jun, 2017


EU, one of the world's largest palm oil consumers is now taking a lead position in limiting its palm oil consumption – particularly in palm oil based biofuels.


This year Czech GUE/NGL (European United Left/Nordic Green Left) member Kateřina Konečná has called on the European Commission to step up its efforts to promote responsible cultivation of palm oil and prevent palm oil-related deforestation – that has endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, the Sumatran tigers and the Bornean orang-utans. The appeal also calls on the European Commission to phase out palm oil usage in the production of biodiesel by 2020 and introduce certification on products for using socially responsible origin of palm oil.


Used in a wide variety of products from margarine, chocolate spreads, crisps, to cosmetics, detergents and biofuels, the use of palm oil has more than doubled since 2010. According to estimates by the GUE/NGL, it will again double by 2050.


Some of the advocates of EU produced ethanol say that EU produces renewable ethanol from crops grown by European farmers under the most sustainable conditions in the world. By limiting palm oil and its derivatives in the renewable transportation fuels they believe EU  can reduce greenhouse gases, without causing environmental problems elsewhere.


More about sustainable use of palm oil will be discussed at CMT’s 9th ASIA Sustainable Oil Palm Summit held on August1-2, in Kuala Lumpur.


For more information, contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113.



Malaysia makes MSPO certification Mandatory for all Palm oil Plantations by 2019

Posted on : 06 Mar, 2017


Malaysia – the world’s second largest palm oil producer – has made its Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification mandatory for all palm oil plantations by December 2019. The new move is largely seen to make the country’s palm oil industry more attractive to international buyers – especially from Europe that are very particular about procuring only certified sustainable palm oil in compliance with global standards.


Started in 2015, MSPO certification was given only on voluntary basis until now. As of December 2016, Malaysia had a total of 222,778ha of palm oil plantations certified by MSPO.


The MSPO certification will be carried out in 3 phases. For plantations that already have the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification, the deadline for MSPO will be Dec 31, 2018. The plantations that are not RSPO certified, need to procure their MSPO certification by June 30, 2019. The third phase will include smallholders that have to get their certification done by Dec 31, 2019.


The MSPO will be helpful for smallholders – for whom RSPO certification is very difficult to get.


The European Union is the second biggest market for Malaysian palm oil. In 2016, Malaysia’s palm oil and palm-based product exports to EU earned them RM10.30 billion, an increase of 4% from RM9.89 billion in 2015.


Malaysia’s Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry will be getting the financial incentives ready this June to help the industry with the certification process.


More about Malaysia’s palm oil market at CMT’s 9th ASIA Sustainable Oil Palm Summit held on August 1-2, in Kuala Lumpur.


For more information, contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113.




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Palm oil producers - from CEOs, MDs to Plantation Advisors, Agronomists, Scientific Officers, R&D Dept Heads to Sustainability Directors, Millers, Palm Oil Traders, Independent Agronomy Advisors, Plantation Consultants, IT Solution Providers, Milling Technology, Equipment Suppliers, Fertiliser Companies, Palm Oil Research Institutes, Agriculture Depts, Researchers, Crop Science and Agri Biotech Cos

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Huiyan Fu
Marketing Manager 
+65 63469113

Fiona Pun
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager 

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Speaker Profile

Mohd Najib Abd Rasid
Senior Agronomist, Felda Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd
Best Replanting Model for Early Oil Palm Yielding
Day 3 [Wed 02, August], at 11:50 AM

Mr Najib graduated from University Malaysia Sabah with a Degree in Plant Technology. His area of academic specialization was in Agriculture. He has over seen several oil palm replanting projects. He has worked with FELDA Agricultural Services Sdn Bhd (FASSB) company for around 10 Years, specifically in oil palm replanting projects including the involvement of JAXA (Japa....
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Mr. Amir Alzahari
Director, Eco Premium Packaging
Day 2 [Tue 01, August], at 04:40 PM

Amir is currently the Director of Eco Premium Packaging - a leading packaging company with vast experience in producing food & industrial packaging tray with Agro Fiber materials including oil palm empty fruit branches fibers

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