CMT to host 7th Palm Oil & Rubber Summit in Thailand

Rubber Trees - Sigmund - FlickrThe summit will include visits to oil palm research centre and a rubber plantation. (Image source: Sigmund/Flickr)CMT will host 7th Palm Oil & Rubber Summit from 19-21 October 2015 in Karbi, Thailand, which will examine the new era of full supply chain traceability and challenges for the palm oil industry in Asia as well as volatile prices in the rubber industry

Among the prominent speakers at the summit will be Siegfried Falk, co-editor of OIL WORLD, where he will share his views on ‘Diverging influences from oilseeds on palm oil - implications for supply, demand and prices in 2015/16’.

Dr Simon Lord, executive group V-P for sustainability and quality management at Sime Darby Holdings Berhad, would also be present who will provide updates on the company’s New Britain Palm Oil Limited merger.

Other speakers invited for the palm oil track come from palm oil majors like Olam International Limited, Felda Global Venture Plantation, Cargill Tropical Palm Holdings, Technical Committee of High Carbon Stock Study, Pertamina, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Applied Agricultural Resources and International Plant Nutrition Institute.

Dr Paitoon Wongsasuthikul, deputy secretary general of Thai Rubber Association, would share details on the Thai government’s initiatives to increase rubber prices. Senior executives from New Forests Asia, Terragro, Japan Cambodia Tropical Plantation Partners, Olam International Limited, Greenyield, Malaysian Rubber Board, Aspinwall and Applied Agricultural Resources would also share their insights on the rubber industry.

The Krabi summit includes two site visits — one to Univanich Oil Palm Research Centre in Plaipraya district and the other to Rubber Plantation and Factory Site in Ao Leuk district, both of which are scheduled on the second day of the event.

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