We are pleased to announce that Confexhub Group and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) will be co-organising the 2nd Future-Proofed Palm Oil Summit from 23 – 24 November 2021. This virtual Summit will be graced open by YB Datuk Hajah Zuraida Binti Kamaruddin, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia.
The EU Parliament has voted for Palm oil-based biofuels to be completely banned by 2021, whereas, other crop-based biofuels will be capped at 7% and enjoy a gradual reduction to 3.8% by 2030. The decision to ban oil palm is linked to the EU’s belief that the oil palm is to blame for deforestation. The other trade ban came from the US Customs and Border Protection against the importations of palm oil from the world’s largest producers over allegations of forced labour. Even though there are existing legislations and certification standards to ensure labour rights are protected, and oil palm occupies only 0.31% of the global 5 billion hectares agricultural land, unfair attacks and new allegations continue to discredit and pursue downfall of the industry.
The billion-dollar question is, can the industry achieve a future-proofed palm oil industry to create a barrier-free access to all markets; a global benchmark for carbon neutrality practices; an efficient yielding bio-feedstock produced with low indirect land-use change risk; and a model for modernization through technology adoption in resolving labour pains and to end the labour and human rights abuse accusations.
The Future-Proofed Palm Oil Summit (FPPO) is designed to address these issues and recommend solutions as the conference unfolds discussions on market, policy, strategy, technology and innovation.
The key discussion areas for FPPO 2021 are:
- Flipping the Switch on Trade Barriers
- Overcoming Barriers with Carbon Neutrality Rethinking
- Innovating to Zero Waste – A Circular Palm Oil Economy
- Breaking the Hidden Yields Deadlock without New Expansion
- Closing the Green Gap in Milling Technologies
- Reimaging the Palm and Kernel Oils Economy
Detailed information on the Conference can be found on the dedicated website (www.futureproofedpalmoil.com), which is updated regularly. Register your interest @ http://www.futureproofedpalmoil.com/conference/page/download