MARRIOTT MARQUIS BANGKOK QUEEN'S PARK, THAILAND
03 - 06 NOVEMBER 2019

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.

A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY: CONVERTING COMMITMENTS INTO ACTION

 

Last year, through the adoption of our enhanced Principles and Criteria, we collectively made a renewed commitment to achieving market transformation. While the concept of market transformation has long been discussed and agreed upon by all RSPO membership categories, we’ve recognised our shortcomings and that we have a way to go to make our shared vision a reality.

With this improved standard under our belt now however, and 2020 sustainability targets fast approaching - now more than ever - is the time to put our words into action. This is why we’ve aptly themed our 17th Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT17); A Shared Responsibility: Converting Commitments into Action.

If we are to achieve our shared vision, we must incentivise and reward the growers for their hard work in implementing these stringent standards. It’s time to make the next pledge and collectively work to drive market uptake and demand for certified sustainable palm oil, for this vision can only be fulfilled with a shared responsibility for impact from all industry players.

On behalf of myself, the RSPO Board of Governors and Secretariat, I’m pleased to welcome you to participate in the upcoming RT in Bangkok this November, to engage in a fruitful discussion together!

Latest News

15 September 2019
The RT17 Secretariat will be closed on 16 September 2019 for Malaysia Day celebration.


10 September 2019
We are pleased to announce the RT17 Early Bird Registration has been extended to 13 September 2019.

Register now to enjoy Early Bird Rate.

09 September 2019
The RT17 Secretariat will be closed on 09 September 2019 King's Birthday celebration.

09 July 2019
Welcome to the official website of the 16th Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT17) & the 16th General Assembly of RSPO Members (GA16)!

Register now to enjoy Early Bird Rate.

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

RT17 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 RT17 (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 RT17 (Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November), will proceed as usual, pending minor programme changes.

At this point, the RSPO General Assembly (GA16) 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.