Full Programme


Full Programme

Monday, 28 November 2022 (GMT+8)
ROOM 
5:00pm  7:00pm
Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Welcome Cocktails RT Excellence Awards
Grand Ballroom
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 (GMT+8)
ROOM 
9.00am – 10.00am
Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9.30am – 9.45am
RT2022 Opening Ceremony
Grand Ballroom
9.45am – 10.00am
Opening Remarks
Mr Joseph D'Cruz
Chief Executive Officer, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
Grand Ballroom
10.00am – 11.00am
Keynote Address
Grand Ballroom
11.00am – 11.30am
Coffee Break 
Grand Ballroom Foyer
11.30am – 1.00pm
Breakout Session 1
Using Data and Technology to Demonstrate Greater Impact
Introducing the new RSPO Impact Framework, designed to use existing data in smarter and improved ways to narrate on the achievements and ambitions of RSPO Impacts. This session asks: how can we leverage advances in data and technology to show broader, deeper and better impact going forward?

Moderator
Mr HS Yen, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
Speakers
1. Mr Olivier Tichit, PT Musim Mas
2. Ms Anne Rosenberger, World Resources Institute
3. Mr Gopalasamy Reuben Clements, Sunway University
4. Ms Karen Lawrence, RSPO Impacts Advisor
Kedah + Selangor 1 
11.30am – 1.00pm
Breakout Session 2
The Asian Dialogue - Catalysts for Sustainable Palm Oil
Can Sustainable Palm Oil be a reality without the Asian markets? The recent global developments and the volatility in the trade policy across the Asian markets, palm oil supply chains have been severely disrupted. Given this context, this session will bring together experts from 4 markets (Indonesia, India, Malaysia and China) to discuss and debate on the developmental and economic opportunities and challenges in these 4 markets associated with transformation towards sustainable palm oil.
Grand Ballroom
11.30am – 1.00pm
Breakout Session 3
Making Jurisdictional Certification a Reality
Celebrating the progress made by RSPO’s Pilot Jurisdictional Approaches, this session examines challenges to date and identifies pathways for scalable success based on the experience of jurisdictional approach practitioners.
Melaka
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch
Mezzanine Floor
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Plenary Session 1 
Balancing the Needs Of People, Planet and Prosperity in Sustainability Standards
In the context of the current 2023 RSPO Standards Review, RSPO convenes a dialogue on how sustainability standards will balance the needs of people, planet and prosperity to create a prosperous future for all. This session will explore varying, and at times divergent, expectations of ‘sustainability’, differing sectoral perspectives and the shared responsibility to work towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.
Grand Ballroom
3.30pm – 4.00pm
Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Plenary Session 2
Ensuring the Development of Sustainable Palm Oil Drives Smallholder Inclusion at Scale
Recent world events and their impact on global food markets and food security have re-emphasised the need for increased smallholder inclusion. This session will bring together key partners from private sector to government, to highlight this in the context of Africa and Latin America.
Grand Ballroom
Wednesday, 30 November 2022 (GMT+8)
ROOM 
8.30am – 9.30am
Registration
Grand Ballroom Foyer
9.30am – 11.00am
Breakout Session 4
Harnessing the Untapped Potential of Shared Responsibility in Mature Markets
How can market frontrunners take shared responsibility beyond uptake targets? This session takes a strategic look at the RSPO Shared Responsibility requirements as opportunities for sustainability leaders to increase their positive impact and influence the market for sustainable palm oil.
Grand Ballroom
9.30am – 11.00am
Breakout Session 5
Reporting on Palm Oil: A Dialogue Between the Media and Stakeholders
Join China Dialogue's dedicated palm oil reporting team for an open and constructive dialogue between different stakeholders to explore how the media seeks to cover the topic in different markets and regions and the challenges and opportunities of working collaboratively and telling stories that better represent and improve our collective understanding of the complex challenges around palm oil.
Kedah + Selangor 1
9.30am – 11.00am
Breakout Session 6
Complaints - From Every Angle
In the true spirit of a roundtable, from complainant to Complaints Panel member, this panel gathers to share their experiences, challenges, and success stories from the RSPO Complaints System.

Moderator
Ms Marieke Leegwater, Solidaridad
Speakers
1. Mr Sander Van den Ende, PT. Tolan Tiga Indonesia
2. Mr Carl Dagenhart, Goodhope Asia Holdings
3. Dr Feybe E.N Lumuru, LINKS
4. Mr Hotler Parsaoran, Sawit Watch
Melaka
11.00am – 11.30am
Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer
11.30am – 1.00pm
Breakout Session 7
Can Price Transparency Promote Sustainability?
A discussion exploring whether or not increased price transparency is required by the market to increase uptake of CSPO and, if so, how could the market implement transparency in the most equitable way possible?
Grand Ballroom, Kedah + Selangor 1 or Melaka
11.30am – 1.00pm
Breakout Sessions 8
Enhancing Human Rights and Labour Rights, Adapting to Future Due Dilligence and Deforestation Legislation
Enhancing Human rights and labour rights, adapting to future Due Diligence and Deforestation legislation This interactive session aims at introducing Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) and Deforestation-free legal frameworks and the possible impact on the Palm Oil sector. These legislations are of great influence to companies and may have a direct implication on the relevance of the RSPO standards. During the second part of this session, the speakers will be sharing examples of how companies can comply with new requirements and what actions they can take regarding social issues, with a special focus on labour rights, within the sector.
Grand Ballroom, Kedah + Selangor 1 or Melaka
11.30am – 1.00pm
Breakout Sessions 9
Palm Oil Industry to Reach Net Zero: A Commitment or a Mission?
As the global urgency to fight climate change increases, how will RSPO members and partners venture in their journey towards reaching net-zero emissions? From fossil fuel reduction to investment in bio-sequestration and carbon-negative technologies, this session explores the ways RSPO members can collectively reach net zero.
Grand Ballroom, Kedah + Selangor 1 or Melaka
1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch
Mezzanine Floor
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Plenary Session 3
Future Proofing the RSPO - The State of Palm Oil in 2050
In this session, we life our head over the horizon of our daily work and look ahead to the future. Based on specific data and trend analysis we will make a number of qualified assumptions and present the development of the sustainable palm oil market, human population and other trends by 2050. We will then ask the question: how can RSPO maintain its relevance for the sustainable palm oil market in the coming decades.
Grand Ballroom
3.30pm – 4.00pm
Coffee Break 
Grand Ballroom Foyer
4.00pm – 5.30pm
Plenary Session 4
Operationalising Labour Standards in the Palm Oil Sector
In this plenary session, the panellist will explore the topic of operationalisation and implementation of labour standards by growers. This session will also provide an overview of the challenges in implementing labour standards within the palm oil sector including labour shortage, recruitment fees and forced labour, and how to narrow the existing gaps in the implementation of the RSPO standards.
Grand Ballroom
5.30pm – 6.00pm
Closing Remarks
Grand Ballroom
Thursday, 1 December 2022 (GMT+8)
ROOM 
8.00am – 12.00 noon
Side Meetings by Members / Stakeholders
Kedah/Selangor 1/ Perak/ Melaka/ Penang
12.00 noon – 1.00pm
Lunch
Mezzanine Floor
3.00pm – 6.00pm
The 19th General Assembly of RSPO Members (GA19)
Grand Ballroom


Note: The Organiser reserves the right to change the conference date, speakers, programme content, and event venue should circumstances require.