European Palm Oil Conference 2017

23 November 2017

EPOC 2017 23 November - Solvay Library, Brussels











EU commitment to SDGs and sustainable palm oil (video message on request, please send an email to roon [at] palmoilalliance [dot] eu)

Alberto Cirio - Member of European Parliament, member Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Shadow rapporteur for the European Parliament resolution on palm oil and deforestation of rainforests

Recent developments in sustainable palm oil policies and operations in support of SDGs in  Malaysia 

Mr. Yogeswaran - Secretary General of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities
Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) 

Mahendra Siregar - Executive Director CPOPC

Sustainable palm oil to help achieve commitments to SDGs - a business perspective

Filippo Veglio - Managing Director Social Capital, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Commitments and progress on sustainable palm oil uptake in the EU 

Monitoring report 2016 by the European Sustainable Palm Oil (ESPO) project - Latest data on uptake of sustainable palm oil in Europe

Joost Oorthuizen - CEO IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative

The Amsterdam Declaration in Support of a Fully Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain by 2020 - current status and developments

Peter de Koning - Support Unit Amsterdam Declaration, Mekong Ecology

Increasing demand for CSPO   Emma Keller - Agriculture Commodities Manager WWF UK

Food sector on sustainable palm oil policies

Olivier Charrier - Global President Nutella

Retailer demand for sustainable palm oil

Laura Jungmann - Manager Sustainable Products Ahold Delhaize GSO B.V.

Commitments and progress on sustainable palm oil in producing countries 

Latest scientific insights and developments in sustainable palm oil production

Jean-Pierre Caliman - Director PT SMART Research Institute, Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology 

Study on the environmental and social impacts of palm oil consumption and on existing sustainability standards

Steve Jennings - Partner 3Keel LLP

Update on Economic Policy on Sustainability and Strengthening of ISPO

Dedi Junaedi - National Director SPOI UNDP/DG Estate Crops MoA Indonesia 

Contribution Malaysian palm oil industry to socio economic development, wildlife conservation and deforestation

Dr Sundram - CEO Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)

Developments and progress in Latin America

Marcello Brito - CEO Agropalma / Chair Brazilian Palm Oil Producers

Building on joint initiatives to reach a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain

Herbert Lust - Vice-President and Managing Director of Conservation International Europe


Building on existing initiatives and increasing cooperation between industry, government and NGO's to achieve a fully sustainable palm oil food supply chain 

Feasibility study on possible future EU action to address deforestation

Hélène Perier - Forest and Wildlife Policy Officer, Unit F3 - Multilateral Environmental Cooperation DG Environment - European Commission

Smallholder perspective

Alejandra Rueda -  Founder of Sustainable Development Initiative Nes Naturaleza

Inclusive sustainable palm oil policies in Malaysia

Mr. Nagarajan - Chair MPOCC


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


Jointly organised by the European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA) and the European Sustainable Palm Oil Advocacy Group (ESPOAG) and supported by the European Sustainable Palm Oil project (ESPO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).



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