THE MAGELLAN SUTERA RESORT KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA
12 - 15 NOVEMBER 2018

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 RENEWED COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVING MARKET TRANSFORMATION

 

The forthcoming Annual Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT16) marks seven years since we last gathered together in Sabah. On behalf of myself and the RSPO Secretariat, I'm thrilled to welcome you back to my home state to participate in RT16: A Renewed Commitment to Achieving Market Transformation.

Reflecting on the past few years, I'm extremely proud of the growth and progress our collective efforts have made in ensuring RSPO remains relevant as a solutions provider for sustainable palm oil. This year, I am confident we will witness another step forward in the outcome of the RSPO Principles and Criteria review, thanks to the greater input we have received from a wider than ever and more diverse stakeholder base.

Working together to keep RSPO relevant and credible, we will ensure that more players recognise (and champion) RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

With this in mind, we look forward to seeing you in Sabah this November, to share in a renewed commitment to achieving market transformation.

Latest News

27 July 2018
Welcome to the official website of the 16th Roundtable Conference on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT16) & the 15th General Assembly of RSPO Members (GA15)!

Register now to enjoy Early Bird Rate.

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

RT16 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 RT16 (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 RT16 (Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November), will proceed as usual, pending minor programme changes.

At this point, the RSPO General Assembly (GA15) 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.