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

RT17 Programme


Updated as at 21 October 2019
The Organiser reserves the right to change the conference date, speakers, programme content and event venue should circumstances so require.
Sunday, 03 November 2019
TIME
EVENT
  VENUE
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration Opens
Thai Chitlada Ballroom Foyer, Level 2
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Welcome Reception
Sala Thai Ballroom, Level 5
Monday, 04 November 2019
TIME 
EVENT
 VENUE
 8:30am
Preparatory Cluster 1
Natural Processes, Technological Advancement, or Both?


Moderator
Mr Cameron Plese, Deputy US Representative, RSPO

Speakers
Ms Vera Belazelkoska, Director of Programs, Ulula
Dr Anthony Zografos, Founder and CEO, SafeTraces
Ms Maria Goretti, Palm Oil Programme Manager, Solidaridad Colombia
Mr Nicholas Cheong, Global RSPO Scheme Manager, BSI Group
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 1
 8:30am
Preparatory Cluster 2
Assurance - Keeping You in Check


Moderator


Speakers
Mr Paul Wolvekamp, Deputy Director, Both ENDS
Mr Agus Purnomo, Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement, Golden Agri Resources
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 2 & 3
10:00am
Coffee Break
Thai Chitlada Ballroom Foyer
10:30am
Preparatory Cluster 3
You, Me & Them: Championing Rights 

Moderator
Ms Jet Urmeneta, Senior Director, Capacity Building, Verite Southeast Asia

Speakers
Ms Amalia Falah Alam, Country Representative Indonesia, CNV Internationaal
Ms Lara White, Senior Specialist for Labour Migration and Human Development, International Organisation for Migration
Mr Khai Yau Chua, Senior Program Manager, Responsible Business Alliance
Ms Perpetua George, Group Sustainability General Manager, Wilmar International Limited
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 1
10:30am
Preparatory Cluster 4
RSPO Implementing No Deforestation


Moderator
Ms Anne Rosenbarger, SEA Commodities Manager, World Resources Institute & Co-Chair, RSPO

Speakers
Mr Olivier Tichit, Director of Sustainable Supply Chain, Musim Mas Group
Ms Lee Kuan Yee, Senior Sustainability Manager, KLK Bhd
Ms Jenny Walther-Thoss, Policy Officer Sustainable Biomass, WWF
Mr Grant Rossoman, Forest Solutions Team Leader, Greenpeace
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 2 & 3
12:00pm
Lunch
Thai Chitlada Ballroom Foyer
1:30pm
Preparatory Cluster 5
Coffee with Complaints Panel: What’s Brewing?


Moderator
Mr Dan Strechay, US Representative, RSPO

Panel Members
Datuk Henry Barlow
Ms Lim Sian Choo
Ms Lanash Thanda
Ms Michelle Dessilet
Mr Matthias Diemer
Ms Jose den Toom
Mr Peter van der Werf
Ms Marieke Leegwater
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 1
1:30pm
Preparatory Cluster 6
Bridging the Gap Between Smallholders and Markets
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 2 & 3
3:00pm
Coffee Break
Thia Chitlada Ballroom Foyer
3:30pm
Preparatory Cluster 7
Our Shared Planet


Moderator


Speakers

Unintended Impacts of RSPO Certification on Biodiversity and Natural Habitats
Dr Jennifer Lucey, SEnSOR Programme Manager & Knowledge Exchange Fellow, University of Oxford & SEARRP

Human-Wildlife Conflict
Ms Aida Ghani Quilter, Sime Darby Plantation Berhad

Peat and RSPO Drainability Assessment
Mr Faizal Parish, Director, Global Environment Centre
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 1
3:30pm
Preparatory Cluster 8
How to Create RSPO ‘Norm’ 


Moderator
Ms Inke Van der Sluijs, Head of European Operations, RSPO

Speakers
Mr Rihit Sengupta, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Responsible Business
Mr Paul Thachil, Managing Director - Oils & Fats, IFFCO Group
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 2 & 3
5:00pm
Preparatory Cluster 9
Moving Towards Deforestation-Free Supply Chain in India, China and Middle East

Moderator
Mr Kamal Prakash Seth, Country Head, India, RSPO

Speakers
Mr Kristjan Jespersen, Assistant Professor, Copenhagen Business School
Mr Caleb Gallemore, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Lafayette College
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 1
5:00pm
Preparatory Cluster 10
The Next Decade: Palm Oil & Certified Sustainable Palm Oil


Moderator
Ms Bilge Daldeniz, Programme Director of International Programmes, Proforest

Speakers

The Broad View: Palm Oil Supply/ Demand Trends Through 2030
Dr Sathia Varqa, Owner & Co-Founder, Palm Oil Analytics

The Sustainability View: How Certified Sustainable Palm Oil Should Evolve Over the Next Decade
Mr Joshua Lim, Senior Manager - Sustainability & Supply Chain, Wilmar International Limited

The RSPO View: The Current Situation
Mr HS Yen, Data Scientist, RSPO
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 2 & 3
6:30pm
RT17 Day 1 Ends
Tuesday, 05 November 2019
TIME
EVENT
 VENUE
9:00am

9:15am


9.30am

9:45am
RT17 Opening Ceremony

Welcome Address
Datuk Darrel Webber, Chief Executive Officer, RSPO

Speech by Guest of Honour

Keynote Paper: Feeding 9.5 Billion People Sustainably by 2050
Mr Sunny George Verghese, Co-Founder & Group CEO, Olam International Limited
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 

Thai Chitlada Ballroom 

Thai Chitlada Ballroom 

Thai Chitlada Ballroom 
10:30am
Coffee Break
Thai Chitlada Ballroom Foyer
11:00am
Plenary Session 1: Achieving Shared Responsibility

Moderator
Ms Aimee Russillo, Independent Consultant, Liseed Consulting

Speakers
Ms Lim Sian Choo, Group Head of Corporate Sustainability & CSR, Bumitama
Ms Natasha Schwarzbach, Sustainable Commodities, Pepsico
Mr James Whitehead, Director, Forest Peoples Programme
Ms Ghislaine Nadaud, Head of Sustainability Asia Pacific, ABN Amro Bank NV
Ms Oi Soo Chin, Impacts & Evaluation Director, RSPO
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 
12:30pm
Lunch
Goji & Pagoda
2:00pm
Plenary Session 2: Driving Uptake: Action-Oriented Commitments

Moderator
Mr Dan Strechay, US Representative, RSPO
Speakers

Ms Merly Richards
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 
3:30pm
Coffee Break
Thia Chitlada Ballroom Foyer
4:00pm
Plenary Session 3: RSPO Jurisdictional Transformation

Moderator
Professor Simon Tay, Chairman, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Speakers

No Nonsense of Sabah 100% RSPO
Mr Frederick Kugan, Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests (Planning and Management), Sabah Forestry Department

Behind the Scene of Seruyan 100% RSPO
Mr Yulhaidir, Head of Seruyan District, Seruyan District
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 
5:30pm
RT17 Day 2 Ends

Wednesday, 06 November 2019
TIME
EVENT
 VENUE
 9:00am
Plenary Session 4: Using Evidence to Drive Change

Moderator
Ms Vidya Rangan, Senior Manager, Impacts and Evidence, ISEAL Alliance

Speakers

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment: RSPO-Certified vs Non-Certified
Dr Jannick Schmidt, CEO, 2.-LCA Consultants

Does Certifying Oil Palm Help Alleviate Poverty?
Dr Matthew Struebig, Reader in Conservation Science, Durrell Institute of  Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent

Equity Returns of RSPO
Dr Sarah Lake, Managing Director, Supply Chain, Climate Advisers
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 
10:30am
Coffee Break
Thai Chitlada Ballroom Foyer
11:00am
Plenary Session 5: RSPO ISH Standards Galvanising Independent Smallholders to Jump on the Bandwagon

Moderator
Mr Ashwin Selvaraj, Head of Smallholders, RSPO

Speakers
Ms Rukaiyah Rafiq, Head of Principle of Sekolah Petani FORTASBI, FORTASBI
Mr Michael Guindon, Palm Oil Technical Advisor, Zoological Society of London
Ms Sharyn Sufian, Technical Manager (Partnership Services), Wild Asia
Thai Chitlada Ballroom 
12:30pm
Closing Address
Ms Anne Rosenbarger, Co-Chair, RSPO
Thai Chitlada Ballroom
1:00pm
Lunch
Goji & Pagoda
3:00pm
RSPO General Assembly 16 (GA16)
Thai Chitlada Ballroom
6:00pm
GA16 Ends