EPOC 2018 - Madrid - Spain 4 October

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4 October: Sustainable palm oil and the SDGs


3 October: Pre-conference palm oil expert meeting


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The European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA) is pleased to invite you to the 2018 European Palm Oil Conference (EPOC). At EPOC 2018 we will discuss how sustainable palm oil can contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). We will show how the food industry is moving towards 100% sustainable palm oil and acts together with governments and NGOs to reach a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain.


  • Address the role that sustainable palm oil plays in relation to the following SDGs: 


  • Show progress on sustainable palm oil in Europe with new monitoring data and best practises on what the different actors in the supply chain have already done to achieve 100% sustainable palm oil in Europe by 2020.
  • Address developments at EU level, with updates on EU policies, cooperation with producing countries, and commitments by the food industry, NGOs and the Amsterdam Declaration Group.
  • Introduction and discussion on a call to act and cooperate in a global Pact on sustainable palm oil.

MAIN CONFERENCE - 4 OCTOBER: Hotel Puerta América, Avenida de América 41, Madrid

PRE-CONFERENCE EXPERT MEETING - 3 OCTOBER: Westin Palace, Plaza de las Cortes 7, Madrid

The spoken language at the conference will be English. Spanish translation will be provided on 3 and 4 October.

The conference will be organised together with the Spanish Foundation on Sustainable Palm Oil, and with the support of the European Sustainable Palm Oil project, and in alignment with the European National Initiatives on Sustainable Palm Oil, the Palm Oil Producing Countries and the 'Amsterdam Declaration Group', in support of a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2020.

The conference is free of charge. Please note that in case of cancellation (less than one week prior to the conference), we will ask a compensation of 65.- Euro to cover administration and organisational expenses.

For more information check our website: www.palmoilandfood.eu and follow us on Twitter.

For further information please contact Jolanda van Roon, roon [at] palmoilalliance [dot] eu.

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