6th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit,

08-09 May, 2019 - Abidjan, COTE D'IVOIRE

Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport

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“Delivering Value Across Palm Oil & Rubber Supply Chain”



The 6th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit draws in industry stakeholders to discuss implications of the slowdown in palm oil plantings, investment potential, out-grower schemes and new technologies in plantations and processing industries.


The summit engages the public and the private sectors, downstream processors to come together in Abidjan to jointly discuss the opportunities and challenges surrounding oil palm and natural rubber production.


  • LMC Int advises the impact of EU ban on palm oil biofuels and its market, reasons behind low rubber pricing and upcoming trends.
  • Asian Agri shares success stories, lessons learned & latest palm oil opportunities in Indonesia.
  • DekelOil CI presents proven methods to boost palm oil yields and implementation of biofuels.
  • Presco spells measures to accelerate palm oil extraction rate.
  • Nestle shares palm oil supplier development initiatives to comply with the EU norms.
  • Henkel explains sourcing challenges & role of innovation in ensuring sustainable pricing.
  • Nimba Rubber forecasts growing international demand for processed rubber.
  • Palmci talks on initiatives and ways to harness collaboration between key stakeholders to boost smallholders’productivity.
  • Olam on sustainable palm oil business in Africa.
  • Financing panel led by African Development Bank.
  • Oil palm growth prospects, market demand & supply in Zambia by Zampalm.
  • Cooper Rubber on new downstream opportunities.
  • Novafrique on palm oil potential in cosmetics & personal care applications.

Africa’s palm oil and rubber market is bullish with : 





Post Summit Site Visit
Separately Bookable | Limited Seats
9 May - Thursday | 13:15 - 16:45




DekelOil features a 75 tonnes per hour mill (2nd largest in Cote d’Ivoire). Participants will get to visit their highly-productive, computerised, drip-irrigated nursery, capable of producing one million seedlings per year. Due to the guaranteed quality and light medium, making them easier to be transported and carried to the field, DekelOil’s seedlings have always been farmers’ favourite choice.


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“It is an event where I meet many of my interlocutors and clients.” – PalmElit


“Very impactful discussions for bringing up African plantation sector.” – Olam


“The experience was very good – location/speakers/presentations were clear & precise. The discussion were healthy & forward thinking.” – PZ Cussons


“Very good exposure to what the oil palm industry is doing in Africa.” – Plantations SOCFINAF Ghana  


“Thought-provoking presentations, insightful and worth the tim.” – Wilmar   


“Opportunity to learn new ideas and knowledge about palm processing and downstream products.” – Twifo Oil Palm Plantations Ltd  


“Very good conference.” – Tropical Rubber  


“Very good, pertinent topics concerning oil palm & rubber. Will attend every time.” – Fayus Inc

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.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg
or (65) 6346 9138

News Feed

Tanzania earmarks $4.3m for Palm Oil Cultivation

Posted on : 01 Apr, 2019

Tanzania aims to become self-reliant in edible oil and therefore it has set aside USD 4.3 million to boost cultivation of oil palm.
The east African country despite having favorable weather conditions suitable for palm oil cultivation, imports 55.5% of its total edible oil.
The money earmarked will be used to develop palm oil crops so that farmers are on the same level as growers of other cash crops. The ministry of agriculture also plans to prepare a demonstration farm in Kigoma region where farmers can learn modern methods of oil palm production.
Kigoma region accounts for more than 80% of palm oil produced in Tanzania. The soil and weather in Kigoma is suitable for palm oil crops and it has the potential to make Tanzania one of the world’s top palm oil producers and exporters.
Tanzania’s private sector has seen increase in the production of palm oil crop since 2017 through engagements with financial institutions.
Find out more about palm oil production in Africa at CMT’s 6th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit, 08-09 May, 2019 in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.
Contact Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg and +65 6346 9113 for more information.

Nigeria’s Dufil Prima Foods Breaks Ground for Palm Oil Processing Refinery in Abia

Posted on : 28 Feb, 2019

Dufil Prima Food Plc recently broke ground for a palm oil processing refinery in Item, Bende LGA of Abia State in Nigeria.
The plant by Dufil Prima Food is in response to the directive from Central Bank of Nigeria to manufacturers using palm produce to explore available raw materials and establish their own plants for backward integration.
Dufil Prima Foods Plc has received a 1040-hectare oil palm farm in lease from Amokwe and Okai villages of Item to source its raw materials.
In essence, there will be three sides to the project - acquiring virgin land, building a processing mill and leasing existing palm trees from the communities. Dufil will be sourcing raw materials from the Item communities for use in the company’s oil mills until its own palm trees start fruiting.
Dufil Prima Foods Plc currently imports palm raw materials for products such as Indomie Noodles and Power Oil. 
Find out more about palm oil processing in Africa at CMT’s 6th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit on 8-9 May 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg and +65 6346 9113 for more details.

Natural Rubber Production Flourishes in Ivory Coast, may reach 2 million tonnes in 2023

Posted on : 21 Dec, 2018

Ivory Coast is one of the major natural rubber producers in the world and the country has recently brought more land under cultivation. It is ranked as Africa’s number one rubber exporter and also the seventh largest producer globally.
Recently, Ivory Coast’s minister of agriculture estimated that the country will produce 2 million tonnes of natural rubber by 2023. This prediction is based on the country’s flourishing natural rubber plantations as more and more farmers have switched from cocoa to grow rubber in recent years.
If Ivory Coast achieves 2 million tonnes of natural rubber by 2023, it would translate to over three-fold rise in natural rubber production in the country.
As production spreads across the country, Ivory Coast’s natural rubber association (APROMAC) has also increased its 2020 natural rubber production forecast to 750,000 tonnes. Over 165,000 farmers were planting rubber on around 600,000 hectares of land in 2017, according to APROMAC. That year, country’s rubber industry had a turnover of 495 billion CFA francs ($880 million).
Find out more about natural rubber production in Ivory Coast at CMT’s 6th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit on 8-9 May 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg and +65 6346 9113 for more details.