European Palm Oil Conference - Warsaw

5 & 6 October 2016

Palm Oil: an innovative ingredient for a sustainable future

 

 

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Biographies speakers EPOC 2016    

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Conference programme 5 October

12:00

Registration and lunch  

Breakout session on Nutrition: The role of palm oil in the diet

13:00

Opening & welcome

Margot Logman | Programme Manager EPOA

13:10

Contaminants in fats and oils in the diet

Prof. Dr. Ivonne Rietjens | Professor in Toxicology, Wageningen University

13:35

The EFSA report on MCPDE and GE – consequences and latest policy developments

Message from Nathalie Lecocq | Director General, FEDIOL

13:45

Saturated fatty acids and cardiometabolic health

Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury | Assistant Professor Department of Public health and Primary Health Care, University of Cambridge

14:10

Effects of saturated fatty acids and palmitic acid on health – metabolic insights

Prof. Dr. Sebastiano Banni | Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari

14:35

New data on palm oil intake and health – a Malaysian cohort study

Dr. Kalyana Sundram | DCEO, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)

15:00

Coffee break 

16:00

Effect of trans fatty acid replacement on health

Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Brouwer | Nutrition for healthy living with special emphasis on fatty acids, VU University Amsterdam

16:25

Trans fatty acids in Europe and Poland in particular

Prof. Anna Zbikowska Faculty of Food Sciences, Department of Food Technology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences

16:50

Solutions to trans fatty acid replacement

Prof. Sri Raharjo | Professor at Department of Food and Agricultural Product Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Product Technology, and Director for Research at Gadjah Mada University Yogyakarta 

17:15

Impact of trans fatty acid replacement and saturated fatty acids on health in Eastern Europe

Panel debate

17:45

Wrap up & closing remarks

Margot Logman | Programme Manager EPOA

18:00

Meet the expert session – reception

 

Breakout session on Sustainability: reaching 100% sustainable palm oil

13:00 

Opening & welcome

Frans Claassen | Chair EPOA, Managing Director, MVO – The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry

13:10 

Sustainable palm oil – map of Europe

Thijs Pasmans | Secretary Sustainability Working Group EPOA, Policy Advisor Sustainabe Sourcing, MVO - The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry

13:30 

European policy on sustainable palm oil – 3 points of view

  • Cecile Schneider | Manager European Policy, Conservation international
  • Maike Möllers | German 'Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH‘ / German Forum Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP)
  • Laurent Cremona | Global Director
    Nutella, Ferrero Group representing
    the European Sustainable Palm Oil
    Advocacy Group (ESPOAG)

14:15 

Traceability – what is it and how will it improve sustainability?

Daphne Hameeteman | Sustainability Manager, Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V.

15:00 

Coffee break

16:00 

Certification standards for sustainable palm oil – what schemes are available?

  • Danielle Morley | Round Table Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and RSPO Next 
  • Herdrajat Natawidjaja | Head of ISPO – To be confirmed
  • Harnarinder Singh | Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC) 
  • Dr. Jan Henke | ISCC System GmbH 

17:00 

The consumer point of view – what are the requirements for sustainable palm oil?

  • Debora Dias | Manager Sustainability, Consumer Goods Forum
  • Annisa Rahmawati | Forest Campaigner, Greenpeace South East Asia
  • Marieke Leegwater | Programme Manager Palm Oil, Solidaridad
  • Dr. Pierre-Marie Aubert | Research fellow Food & Agriculture Policies Institut du développement durable et des relations internationals (IDDRI)

17:50 

Wrap up & closing remarks

Frans Claassen | Chair EPOA, Managing Director, MVO – The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry

18:00 

Reception

Conference programme 6 October

8:30 

Registration and coffee

9:30 

Welcome

Frans Claassen | Chair EPOA, Managing Director, MVO – The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry

9:35

Key note Poland

Adam Stepien | General Director of the Polish Association of Oil Producers 

9:50

Key note Malaysian Government

Datuk M. Nagarajan | Secretary General
Ministry of Plantation, Industries and
Commodities (MPIC)

10:00 

Key note Indonesia

His Excellency Peter F. Gontha | Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Poland

10:10 

Amsterdam declaration on 100% sustainable palm oil in Europe – progress report

Eva Oskam | Policy coordinator sustainable value chains, Department of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands 

10:20 

Instruction workshops

10:30

Coffee break

11:10 

Workshops

  • Making chocolate fillings
  • Making cookies
  • Virtual reality palm oil plantation tour

12:10 

Lunch

13:10 

Introduction afternoon program

13:15 

Functional properties of palm oil – learning’s from the workshops

Prof. Dr.  Eckhard Flöter | Professor in Food Science, Berlin Institute of Technology

13:25 New data of TNS consumer perception study on palm oil – Poland and rest of Europe Laurent Cremona | Global Director Nutella, Ferrero Group

13:35

Consumer perception Norway – a case study

Dag Kjetil Øyna, FoodDrinkNorway | Ass. Dir. Economic and Food Policy, and representing Norwegian Initiative for Sustainable Palm Oil (NISPO)

13:45 

The palm oil story – role palm oil in food production

Dr. Gerrit van Duijn | Expert fats and oils Food Technology & Sourcing, Chairman Benelux Lipid Network

13:55 

Summary of the palm oil and nutrition breakout session day 1

Luisa Gambelli | Chair Nutrition Working Group EPOA, Regulatory & Nutritional Affairs Manager, IOI Loders Croklaan BV

14:05 

Panel debate – role of palm oil in the diet

14:50 

Coffee break 

15:30 

Summary of the palm oil and sustainability breakout session day 1

Eddy Esselink | Program Manager Sustainable Development at MVO – The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry, program manager European Sustainable Palm Oil (ESPO), Joint initiative MVO & IDH

15:40 

Role Joint Council in reaching 100% sustainable palm oil

Mr. Benny Wachjudi | Executive Director, Joint Council Palm Oil Producing Countries

15:50 

Retailers’ role in achieving 100% sustainability

Inge Erlend Næsset | QA & Sustainability Director, NorgesGruppen ASA

16:00

4th International Palm Oil Scorecard

Jakub Skrzypczyk | Head of Strategic Partnerships, WWF Poland 

16:10 

Panel debate – Valuable roles in reaching 100% sustainable palm oil in Europe

16:50 

Wrap up & closing remarks
 

Frans Claassen | Chair EPOA, Managing Director, MVO – The Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry

 

European Palm Oil Alliance
EPOC 2016 was hosted by the European Palm Oil Alliance and organised with the support of ESPO, the European Sustainable Palm Oil project.

           

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