WHY COME TO THE CONFERENCE

Palm oil is a hot topic for consumers, media and increasingly for governments. More and more people are demanding that the palm oil in their products be produced sustainably and scrutinise companies involved in the use of palm oil. This presents a challenge for supply chain managers, CSR managers, marketers and business strategists. In this environment, you want to assure consumers that your brand or product is doing the right thing and keeping pace with their demands, but you also need to be sure that the sustainability standards you are buying in to really work.

Issues

Hear the most up to date information on the state of the European market for sustainable palm oil and how the RSPO standard supports implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Insights

Discover the new synergies that are being created between the RSPO and new tools and initiatives being developed in the field and by businesses.

Understanding

Discuss the latest developments in RSPO's standards and the supply chain: RSPO NEXT, traceability, accountability, human and labour rights in palm oil production and supporting smallholders.

Engagement

Hear about what is being done and what more needs to be done to reach 100% CSPO in Europe by 2020.

Interaction

Interact with experts that are leading the field in sustainable palm oil. Discover the realities on the ground and the plans for the future.

Change

Learn about how the action that is taken in Europe can influence the CSPO market. Make a commitment to be part of this positive change.

RT2020: A RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL SUPPLY CHAIN

 

We recognise the challenges many have faced since RSPO’s last roundtable conference in Bangkok. We have since had to face the reality that how we conduct business and how we come together to share ideas looks very different. But you, our valued members and stakeholders, have been resilient and you have adapted. And so has the RSPO Secretariat.

We are excited to be hosting this year’s Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT2020), virtually. The pandemic has provided us with an opportunity for a fresh approach to RT, whilst still allowing for in-depth discussions, thought leadership, and collaboration for change, that you’ve come to expect from our events. Hence, this year’s RT is aptly themed - RT2020: A Resilient and Sustainable Palm Oil Supply Chain

The RT2020 programme will have a new and enhanced structure with fireside chats, small panels, and pre-recorded video messages. We also want to ensure our programme reaches our global stakeholders, so the timing of our events will be staggered to try to accommodate our global audience. We know this means some may have to sacrifice a bit of sleep, but RSPO is about working together collectively to achieve real change, and we believe it’s a sacrifice worth making.

I am sure we will have a lot of fun at this year’s RT. I look forward to welcoming each and every one of you virtually at RT2020! Till then, stay safe.

Latest News

17 September 2020
Welcome to the official website of The Virtual Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil 2020 ("RT2020") !

Update on Mount Agung (4:30pm, 27 November 2017)

RT2020 update - RT Day 1 cancelled, Day 2 & 3 and GA proceed

Due to major flight disruptions caused by volcanic activity of Mt Agung, Bali, RSPO regrets to inform delegates that Day 1 of RT2020 (Tuesday 28 November) has been cancelled. In trying to deliver the best possible experience for the guests that are already on site, the events scheduled for Day 2 and 3 of RT2020 (Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November), will proceed as usual, pending minor programme changes.

At this point, the RSPO General Assembly (GA17) is planned to proceed as usual. We suggest all delegates that are not currently in Bali and are eligible to vote but not yet registered, to do so by registering for online voting. Deadline to register and vote is 28th November, 3:00 pm (GMT+8).

For the delegates who have yet to travel to Bali, kindly do let us know your travel status by writing to rt@rspo.org, as soon as possible.

We recommend delegates to not seek alternative land or sea routes and only seek reliable information source such as Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport website (https://www.baliairport.com) which issues official statements for travellers and travel agents.