6th Africa Oil Palm & Rubber Summit,

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

Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport

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  • Promotion Partner
    www.palmoildirectory.com
  • Promotion Partner
    www.commodafrica.com
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    www.agriculture1.com
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    www.openagriculture.com/
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    www.thebusinessexecutive.net/
  • Promotion Partner
    www.farmingportal.co.za/
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    www.farmersreviewafrica.com

08 May, 2019 - Wednesday

08:00

Registration

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

Are Oil Palm & Rubber Price Recovery Insight?

  • Demand supply balance 
  • Potential EU ban on palm oil biofuels & its impact on oil palm markets
  • Analysing the reasons behind low rubber pricing and trends moving forward
  • Implications of the slowdown in palm oil plantings
  • Global trade opportunities, risks and uncertainties

Mr. David Jackson, Director of Oils Research

LMC International Ltd

09:40

Improving Yields throughout the Value Chain

  • Assessing the rising demand for palm oil products
  • Strategies to increase extraction rates – short, medium & long term solutions
  • Case study of biofuel use & growth outlook

Vince McAleer, CEO

DekelOil CI

10:10

Discussion followed by Coffee

10:40

Accelerating Palm Oil Extraction Rate (OER)

  • Ensuring the quality of fresh fruit bunches (FFB)
  • Identifying the right equipment & techniques
  • Challenges & opportunities

Felix Nwabuko, MD/CEO

Presco Plc (SIAT)

11:10

Deliver Compliance to EU Norms through Palm Oil Supplier Development Initiatives in Central & West Africa

Alain Boussou Eba, Head of Supplier Development

Nestle

11:40

Project Spotlight: Rubber Processing Facility for the Tyre Manufacturing Market

  • Tapping into the growing local & international demand
  • Opportunities & Challenges of setting up state-of-the-art processing facilities
  • Innovative technology investment
  • Project updates

Mr. Harrison Karnwea, President & CEO

Nimba Rubber Incorporated

12:10

Discussion followed by networking Lunch

13:25

Afternoon Chairman’s Introduction

13:30

Boosting Productivity in Smallholders

  • Developing skillset and promoting knowledge transfer
  • Bridging the financing gap: Tools, programs and initiatives
  • Harnessing collaboration between the government, palm owners, multilateral agencies, financial institutions and etc.

Tagouya Bongo Raymond, Agricultural Director

Palmci SA

14:00

Technology Intervention for High Yielding Sustainable Plantation in Africa

14:30

Protecting Palm Plantations against the Ganoderma Disease

 
 

Guy Joseph Liabra, Head of Regulatory Science & Product Development

Bayer West-Central Africa S.A.

15:00

Discussion followed by Tea

15:30

FINANCING PANEL

Panellist:

Role of Financing to Develop African Palm Oil & Rubber Sectors

Dr. Martin Fregene, Adviser to the President, Director of Agriculture

African Development Bank (AfDB)

16:00

Developing an Oil Palm Plantation & Downstream Processing Facilities in Zambia

  • Oil palm market demand/supply
  • Expansion plans and investment challenges
  • Yield improvement & out-growers management
  • Downstream investment & future plans

Mr. Nelson Basaalidde, GM

Zampalm Ltd

16:30

Smart Harvesting: Mechanization for Oil Palm & Rubber

17:00

End of Day One

09 May, 2019 - Thursday

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

Unlocking New Downstream Opportunities for Rubber

  • Identifying suitable rubber products for small, medium and large scale production
  • Investment strategies and obtaining financial support
  • Enhancing manufacturing and building the capacity of local farmers

James Cooper, CEO; Vice President of Rubber Planters Associate of Liberia

Cooper Rubber Processing Plant (CRPP)

09:40

Market Trends & Opportunities in Palm Oil Processing

Yaya SORO, Director

Africa Palm Industries

10:10

Case Study: Success Stories & Lessons Learned from Indonesia

  • Regulatory framework and government-led initiatives
  • Public private partnerships for sustainable palm oil & rubber growth
  • Technology R&D updates
  • Opportunities: Palm oil-based “green diesel”
 

Fadhil Hassan, Director

Asian Agri

10:40

Discussion followed by Coffee

11:10

Strategic Sourcing & Sustainable Pricing through Innovation: End User’s Perspectives

 

Christopher Jinadu, Head of Purchasing

Henkel Laundry & Home Care

11:40

Unlocking Palm Oil Potential in Cosmetics & Personal Care Applications

  • Identifying the emerging market hotspots
  • Ensuring a sustainable palm oil supply chain
  • RSPO compliance
  • Overcoming traceability challenges

Ernest Zagbo, Managing Director

Novafrique

12:10

Final Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:10

End of Conference

09 May, 2019 - Thursday

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Optional Site Visit to DekelOil
(13:15 - 16:45)
 

DekelOil features a 75 tonnes per hour mill (2nd largest in Cote d’Ivoire). Besides than generating fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from their 1, 968 hectares of plantations, DekelOil has established a strong relationship with smallholders and cooperatives, via an attractive out grower scheme for the remaining supply. With dedicated logistics centers, FFB are transported to the mill, featuring well-maintained processing lines, two boilers, empty bunch presses and a kernel crushing plant. The civil works of the mill incorporate structures allowing the mill to be expanded to 90 tonnes per hour. In 2018, a new effluent digestion technology was commissioned to produce methane, which in the medium-term will be used as an energy source for power production.

 

Participants will also get to visit their highly-productive, computerised, drip-irrigated nursery, capable of producing 1 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. 

 

Itinerary 

13:15

Assemble at hotel lobby

13:30

Depart from hotel

15:00

Arrival at site

15:05

Introduction (Safety briefing & presentation, followed by refreshments)

15:20

Site 1: Mill

16:00

Site 2: Nursery & experimental plantation

16:45

Farewell & depart to hotel

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