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  1. 1. INAL ANNOUNCEMENT 7TH ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL F imes ing T ng lle Mo ha ving C Ahead in Y SIA ALA PU R, M ORGANISED BY A LUM KUAL 2-4 NOVEMBE R 2009 • HOTEL I S TA N A RSPO Highlights Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil • Sustainability Lectures Visit www.rspo.org for more information • Challenges and Opportunities for RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) RSPO Secretariat Sdn Bhd (787150-K) Unit 7-03, Level 7 Menara Amcorp, Persiaran Barat • Progress on Smallholder Certification 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Telephone (General Line): +6016 213 2052 • Updates on RSPO Conservation and Biodiversity Initiatives Telephone (Membership Line): +6016 213 2053 • Scientific Papers Event Organiser Jora-Aki Technology Sdn Bhd (273056-W) • Exhibition 42/2A, Jalan Emas 5, Taman Emas, Batu 8 Cheras • Poster Presentations 43200 Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-9080 1107/2007 Fax: +603-9080 1170 • World Cafés, Democracy Wall, Video Presentations and Speakers’ Corner Email: rt7@rspo.org
  2. 2. Welcome to 7TH ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL Moving Ahead in Challenging Times The RSPO, during its short but productive existence, has faced up to and provided solutions to criticisms from a global spectrum of stakeholders. Like many other organizations, RSPO has not been spared the ripples from the global financial meltdown, with main concerns about the relevance of more costly certified palm oil in already cash-strapped markets. 2009 has been a year of growth and consolidation - 34 operating units from 11 companies certified with a production capacity of ~1.75 million tonnes of sustainable palm oil. The Principles & Criteria and their assessment methodologies have been further refined. RSPO is addressing a host of topics from High Conservation Value areas and New Planting guidelines to Greenhouse Gas emissions, compensation schemes and habitat rehabilitation. The call at RT5 ConTenTs in 2007 for smallholder engagement has been heard and is being RT7 Programme 3-8 addressed. Appendices 9 - 17 Exhibition Information 18 - 20 Notwithstanding past challenges, RSPO will continue to commit to RT7 Registration Form 21 GA6 Registration Form 22 the principles of integrity and transparency, and engagement with all Accommodation (Hotels) 23 - 24 stakeholders in achieving sustainability in agricultural practice. Hotel Reservation Form 25 Accompanying Persons Programme 26 - 28 Site Tours Form 29 RSPO Conference Information 30 Visitors’ Information - Malaysia 31 - 32 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil 2
  3. 3. Programme 31st October 2009 (SATuRDAY) Venue: Foyer of the Grand Mahkota Ballroom, Hotel Istana, Kuala Kumpur 1400-1800 RT7 & GA6 Registration Opens 1st November 2009 (SuNDAY) DAY 1 - pRe-MeeTInGs Venue: Grand Mahkota Ballroom, Hotel Istana, Kuala Kumpur TIMe AGenDA ORGAnIseR(s) VenUe 0800-1800 RT7 & GA6 Registration 0900-1300 Task Force on Smallholders FPP / Sawit Watch / Mahkota I (for details see Appendix 1) RSPO Secretariat (includes 1 coffee/tea break, 30mins) Community & Chemicals Workshop CAB International / Berlian (Integrated Weed Management) RSPO Secretariat (for details see Appendix 2) Biodiversity Seminar RSPO Secretariat Baiduri (for details see Appendix 3) Rights to Land Workshop Tenaganita / Mahkota III (for details see Appendix 4) RSPO Secretariat 1300-1400 Lunch 1400-1800 Task Force on Smallholders (continued) FPP / Sawit Watch / Mahkota I Including Smallholders Group RSPO Secretariat (includes 1 coffee/tea Certification Scheme break, 30mins) (for details see Appendix 1) Rights to Land - Workshop (continued) Tenaganita / Mahkota III (for details see Appendix 4) RSPO Secretariat 1800-1900 Video Presentation Mahkota I 1500-2000 Exhibition Booths Setup 2nd November 2009 (MONDAY) DAY 2 - RT7 DAY 1 Venue: Grand Mahkota Ballroom TIMe AGenDA speAKeR 0830-0900 Arrival of Invited Guests 0900-0915 Welcome Performance: Malaysian Drums Symphony 0915-0920 Opening session Chair : M.R.Chandran Advisor to RSPO Executive Board 0920-0930 Welcome Speech: President, RSPO Jan-Kees Vis President, RSPO 3
  4. 4. Programme 2nd November 2009 (MONDAY) DAY 2 - RT7 DAY 1 Venue: Grand Mahkota Ballroom TIMe AGenDA speAKeR 0930-1000 RSPO Sustainability Lecture Adil najam Frederick S. Pardee Professor of Global Public Policy, Boston university and Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1000-1030 Official RT7 Opening YB Tan sri Bernard G. Dompok Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia 1030-1100 Coffee/Tea Break session 1 - Challenges and Opportunities for RspO Certified palm Oil Chair: Derom Bangun GAPKI 1100-1120 The WWF Scorecard of CSPO usage Adam Harrison WWF International 1120-1140 Sustainable Palm Oil - An FMCG Perspective Benny Tan unilever 1140-1200 Neste Oil and Sustainable Biofuels simo Honkanen, pekka Tuovinen, Kaisa Hietala and Adrian suharto Neste Oil 1200-1220 Supply Chain Organisation of RSPO Certified Marieke Leegwater Palm Oil RSPO Trade & Traceability Working Group 1220-1300 Q&A 1300-1430 Lunch (Including Video Presentations) session 2 - progress of RspO projects Chair: Tim Killeen Conservation International 1430-1450 Report from the Greenhouse Gas Working Group Arjen Brinkmann (GHG WG) Brinkmann Consultancy 1450-1510 update on the Integrated Weed Management Mike Rutherford (IWM) Project CAB International 1510-1530 The Work of the RSPO Biodiversity Technical Jutta poetz Committee RSPO Secretariat 1530-1600 Q&A 1600-1630 Coffee/Tea Break 4
  5. 5. 2nd November 2009 (MONDAY) DAY 2 - RT7 DAY 1 Venue: Grand Mahkota Ballroom TIMe AGenDA speAKeR session 3 - progress of RspO projects (Continued) Chair: Marcello Brito Agropalma 1630-1645 Smallholder Group Certification Scheme Agung prawoto BIOcert Indonesia 1645-1700 Trial Audit of Scheme Smallholders for Charlie Ross RSPO P&C Certification BSI Management Systems Singapore 1700-1715 Report from the Indonesian Smallholder Asril Darussamin Working Group (INA SWG) Indonesia Smallholder Working Group 1715-1730 Report from the Malaysian Smallholder Ilangovan Kanthan Working Group Malaysia Smallholder Working Group 1730-1800 Q&A 1800-1900 Video Presentations Venue: Mahkota II 1800-2000 RT7 Networking Cocktail 5
  6. 6. Programme 3rd November 2009 (TuESDAY) DAY 3 - RT7 DAY 2 TIMe AGenDA speAKeR session 4 - RspO as a Global Initiative Chair: paul norton HSBC Venue: Grand Ballroom, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur 0830-0845 Promoting Sustainable Palm Oil in China Chen Ying CFNA China 0845-0900 RSPO Compliance of Independent Smallholders Rukaiyah Rofiq & sayuti - Case Jambi Yayasan SETARA Jambi 0900-0915 Managing Ecosystem Services in the Palm Oil Sector Carl Traeholt & Christian schriver - Regulations on the Horizon Copenhagen Zoo 0915-0930 Project POTICO: Harnessing Certification Schemes Fred stolle & Beth Gingold to Prevent Deforestation in Indonesia World Resources Institute 0930-0945 Thailand National Interpretation sanin Triyanond Patum Vegetable Oil Co. Ltd 0945-1000 RSPO’s Commitment to COP10 Yusuke saraya Saraya Corporation 1000-1030 Q&A 1030-1100 Coffee/Tea Break session 5 : Open sessions - Democracy Wall (for details see Appendix 5a) Chair: norman Jiwan Sawit Watch Venue: Mahkota I Ballroom, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur session 5 : Open sessions - Video presentations (for details see Appendix 5b) Chair: norman Jiwan Sawit Watch Venue: Mahkota II Ballroom, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur 1100-1230 Open session 5 Facilitators: 1. Reza Azmi Wild Asia 2. Teoh Cheng Hai Independent Consultant 3. perpetua George ProForest South East Asia 1230-1400 Lunch (Including Poster Sessions & Video Presentations) 6
  7. 7. 3rd November 2009 (TuESDAY) DAY 3 - RT7 DAY 2 TIMe AGenDA speAKeR session 6 : Open sessions - World Cafés (for details see Appendix 5c) Coordinator: Johan Verburg Oxfam International Venue: Mahkota II Ballroom, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur 1400-1530 World Café 1 - RSPO CSPO proprietor: Tony Lass - An Ephemeral Market? Cadbury plc World Café 2 - RSPO for Smallholders proprietor: Rosediana suharto - So Much More To Do Indonesian Palm Oil Commission World Café 3 - Palm Biodiesel in the Eu proprietor: syed Mahdhar syed Renewable Energy Directive Hussain Sime Darby World Café 4 - Climate Change proprietor: Ian Henson - Why Palm Oil? Independent Consultant session 7 - Open sessions - speakers’ Corners (for details see Appendix 5d) Coordinator: Arun Venkataraman WWF Malaysia Venue: Mahkota II Ballroom, Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur 1530-1630 1. Is RSPO Relevant? Facilitator: stan Rodgers LFP - Shemsi Sdn Bhd 2. Oil Palm Expansion Facilitator: Jeremy Goon - People, Planet or Profit and No 3 Ways Wilmar International About It? Facilitator: Matthias Diemer 3. What NGOs Want? WWF Switzerland 4. Education for Plantation Children Facilitator: Irene Fernandez - A Proposed RSPO & uNICEF Initiative Tenaganita 5. BACP - Programme 1630-1700 Coffee/Tea Break 1730-2100 High Conservation Value (HCV) Workshop (for details see Appendix 6) 1700 onwards RSPO Endorsed Independent Side Events 1800-1900 Video Presentations Venue: Mahkota II 7
  8. 8. Programme 4th November 2009 (WEDNESDAY) DAY 4 - RT7 Day 3 & GA6 Venue: Grand Mahkota Ballroom TIMe AGenDA speAKeR session 8 : stakeholder Views Chair: Johan Verburg Oxfam International 0830-0850 Summary from World Café 1 + Q&A Chair 1: Tony Lass Cadbury 0850-0910 Summary from World Café 2 + Q&A Chair 2: Rosediana suharto Indonesian Palm Oil Commission 0910-0930 Summary from World Café 3 + Q&A Chair 3: syed Mahdhar syed Hussain Sime Darby 0930-0950 Summary from World Café 4 + Q&A Chair 4: Ian Henson Independent Consultant 0950-1010 Summary of Speakers’ Corners + Q&A Chair 5: Arun Venkataraman WWF Malaysia 1010-1030 Summary from Democracy Wall + Q&A Chair 6: norman Jiwan Sawit Watch 1030-1100 Coffee/Tea Break RT7 Closing Chair: Jan-Kees Vis 1100-1145 Summary of RT7 and Closing Remarks RSPO Secretary - General 1145-1200 rspo.org - The New Face RSPO Secretariat & RILO 1200-1400 Lunch 1400-1800 6th General Assembly of RSPO Members (GA6) 5th November 2009 (THuRSDAY) DAY 5 - site Visits TIMe AGenDA 0630-1830 Site Visits (to RSPO certified plantations only). Subject to sufficient interest. 8
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  18. 18. exHIBITIon InFoRMATIon Call for Exhibitors A s with previous Roundtable Conferences, the exHIBITIon GUIDeLInes organisers have included an exhibition for Trade & Industry, Research Institutions and Government a priority concern is that the exhibition should form a link and Non-Government Organisations & agencies. between the sessions and objectives of RT7 with exhibition This exhibition will provide an excellent platform for materials and content. In order to promote integration stakeholders, especially members of RSPO, to create and congruity between the two elements, guidance to awareness on sustainably manufactured products, all potential exhibitors on the content of their booths is communicate research and technological advances. important. Exhibitors can build capacity on sustainability practices, Exhibitors are required to set up their booths in the foremost in the field of biodiversity conservation, afternoon of Sunday, 1st November 2009, one day before environmental protection and social equity, across the the conference proper. board of stakeholders along the palm oil supply chain. Exhibits are to be taken down and removed from the an integral part of RT7 and to run concurrently with exhibition hall on Wednesday, 4th November 2009, after conference proceedings, it provides the opportunity to 18.00. capture an audience of global stakeholders from the entire spectrum of the palm oil industry and affiliated interests and concerns. For RT7, despite the global economic oBJeCTIVes oF exHIBITIon turmoil, we expect close to 800 participants from more than 40 countries. RT6 in 2008 attracted more than 600 To support the objectives of RT7 in providing tangible participants. displays of work by RSPO Members and other stakeholders in the promotion of the production and use of sustainable We invite you to share your organisation’s profile, expertise palm oil, in particular: and experiences through the 20 exhibition booths available at RT7. To cover organisational costs, each • Provide examples or initiatives that support or exhibition booth (3m x 3m) will cost uSd 2,000. More demonstrate approaches towards the implementation information is provided in the exhibition guidelines below. and verification of the Principles & Criteria for Exhibitors are also welcome to participate as delegates or Sustainable Palm Oil Production (P&C) consider a poster presentation. • demonstrate progress made by RSPO Members in promoting the production and use of sustainable Selection of prospective exhibitors will be based on palm oil immediate relevance to RSPO and its activities as well as on a ‘first come first served basis’. Final decision on • demonstrate progress on projects endorsed by the selection of successful exhibitors is at the discretion of RSPO or independent initiatives demonstrating clear the RSPO Executive Board. contribution to the RSPO goals, mission or RT7 objectives To book a booth, please download and forward the completed form by post, fax or email by 15th october • Provide examples or initiatives that demonstrate efforts 2009. by key players along the supply chain in the promotion of sustainable palm oil We look forward to your presence at RT7. To provide a platform for stakeholders to demonstrate, promote and exchange information on their current activities, achievements and progress towards RSPO’s objectives. 18
  19. 19. exHIBITIon InFoRMATIon Exhibition Details exHIBITIon eTIqUeTTe • Organisational promotion as part of the overall exhibition • Materials directly related to the exhibition itself (that is acceptable, especially if it contributes towards wider must be tied into the objectives and agenda of RT7) stakeholder collaboration, identification of the project should be used as “take-away” communication tools and providing context or identity to the exhibits. and are encouraged Promotions of companies or products per comm, will • Where the provision of material from the exhibitors has not be accepted significant cost implications, items for sale should be • Exhibitions to further organisational causes are stipulated within the application acceptable, but primary concern should be the • The use of audio-visual aids, if required, should be promoting of wider discussion and constructive disclosed at the application stage, in order to facilitate approaches that reflect the character of RSPO required support from the venue organisers • Provision of souvenirs, memorabilia or merchandise for either purchase or as premiums for free at or through booths is strongly discouraged sHeLL sCHeMe pACKAGe 500 1000 1000 500 Typical corner stand Centre row stand TeRMs AnD ConDITIons • Full payment is required with application form (non-successful application will be refunded) • No refund will be given for cancellation received after 15th October 2009, unless you find another exhibitor to take up your space • The exhibitor assumes the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages and claims arising out of exhibitors’ activities on the premises, and will indemnify, defend and hold harmless the organisers from such losses, damages and claims • The exhibition terms and conditions form part of the contract 19
  20. 20. w w w. r s p o . o r g exHIBITIon InFoRMATIon Please forward completed form by post / fax / email to: Exhibition Space Rspo secretariat sdn. Bhd. (787150-K) Suite a-06-04 Plaza Mont’ Kiara, 2 Jalan Kiara, Booking Form 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Telephone: +603 6203 5969 Fax: +603 6203 5869 Email: rt7exhibitor@rspo.org 1. oRGAnIsATIon Company Name Postal address Telephone Fax General Email 2. ConTACT peRson Name Position Telephone Fax Email 3. nUMBeR oF BooTHs: 4. pAYMenT Please make cheque payable to “Rspo secretariat sdn. Bhd.” before Standard shell scheme – 15th october 2009. Payment may also be made directly into any branch UsD 2,000 of HSBC Bank for the credit of the following account Cheque No. / draft No. / Telegraphic Transfer: No. of units ToTAL AMoUnT Name of account: Rspo secretariat sdn. Bhd. Name of Bank: HsBC Bank Malaysia sdn. Bhd. Level 1 Jalan damanlela, Pusat Bandar damansara, damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Standard booth comes with 3m x 3m shell frame, 2 lights, overhead fascia panel with account No: 359-304326-102 company name and stand number, Swift Code (TT): HBMBMYKL carpeted floor, 1 unit desk, 2 chairs and 1 waste basket) Note: Confirmation of registration is upon receipt of full payment of fee to RSPO Secretariat. 20
  21. 21. w w w. r s p o . o r g RT7 Please forward completed form by post / fax / email to Event Organiser: Registration Form Jora-Aki Technology sdn Bhd (273056-W) 42/2a, Jalan Emas 5, Taman Emas, Batu 8 Cheras 43200 Selangor, Malaysia Telephone: +603 9080 1107/2007 7th Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil Fax: +603 9080 1170 Email: rt7@rspo.org Name designation Company Postal address Tel Fax E-mail ADDITIonAL pARTICIpAnTs nAMe posITIon Note: Additional names may be submitted separately. ReGIsTRATIon Fee MeMBeR non-MeMBeR ToTAL AMoUnT UsD 450 UsD 600 UsD RM 1,600 RM 2,150 RM Note: Please indicate number of participants in the empty box. Full payment is required for registration. pAYMenT Please make cheque payable to “Rspo secretariat sdn. Bhd.” before 16th october 2009. Payment may also be made directly into any branch of HSBC Bank for the credit of the following account Cheque No. / draft No. / Signature Telegraphic Transfer: Name of account: Rspo secretariat sdn. Bhd. Name of Bank: HsBC Bank Malaysia sdn. Bhd. Level 1 Jalan damanlela, Pusat Bandar damansara, Note: not required for email submission. damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia account No: 359-304326-102 date Swift Code (TT): HBMBMYKL 21
  22. 22. w w w. r s p o . o r g GA6 Please forward completed form by post / fax / email to Event Organiser: Registration Form Jora-Aki Technology sdn Bhd (273056-W) 42/2a, Jalan Emas 5, Taman Emas, Batu 8 Cheras 43200 Selangor, Malaysia Telephone: +603 9080 1107/2007 6th General Assembly of Members Fax: +603 9080 1170 Email: rt7@rspo.org 1. oRGAnIsATIon Company Name RSPO Membership (tick one only) Ordinary affiliate 2. RepResenTATIVe attendee (tick one only) From the Organisation Proxy Name Organisation Position Telephone Fax Email 3. oBseRVeRs nAMe posITIon Additional names may be submitted separately 22
  23. 23. Accommodation Hotels The Conference Secretariat has reserved rooms in Hotel Istana, the venue hotel. It has also made arrangements with special discounted rates at other hotels listed below within the vicinity and walking distance of the venue hotel. To receive the special discount rates, all hotel reservations must be made direct with the hotel in reference to RT7 Conference Secretariat with full payment in advance. 1. Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur (5 star) The Hotel is supported by an efficient road and rail transport system with a monorail stop located just adjacent to Hotel Istana. The convenience of a private limousine service and a public bus and taxi network complement the Hotel’s easy accessibility. The five-star Hotel Istana features 515 well- appointed guestrooms and suites designed to suit every individual’s personal and corporate needs. It also offers versatile banqueting and convention facilities and is complemented by authentic tastes from its three outstanding restaurants and two lounges. Please fax to Ms. Mazura at +603-2149 5500 or Room Rates email to: rsvn@hotelistana.com.my, Room single Double mazura.nasaruddin@hotelistana.com.my deluxe RM 310++ RM 340++ Address: 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Club RM 470++ RM 470++ P.O. Box: 12919, 50792 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia All rooms inclusive of Breakfast for one or two persons Phone: +603-2141 9988 Web: www.hotelistana.com.my 2. Crowne plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (5 star) The hotel has 563 contemporary guest rooms with spectacular views of either the famous Petronas Twin Towers or the city skyline. The hotel also houses an extensive selection of food and beverage outlets, the award-winning angsana Spa and Clark Hatch, the largest in-hotel fitness centre. Room Rates Room single Double deluxe RM 400++ RM 445++ Grand deluxe RM 480++ RM 520++ Please fax to Mr Suresh Kumar at Executive Club deluxe RM 550++ RM 590++ +603-2144 2157 or Executive Club Grand deluxe RM 630++ RM 670++ email to: suresh.kumar@crowneplazamutiarakl.com Executive Club Grand deluxe RM 900++ RM 940++ Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail, P.O. Box 10577, 50718 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Phone: +603-2148 2322 All room rates are per-room/per-night including breakfast Web: www.crowneplaza.com/kualalumpur 23
  24. 24. 3. Hotel equatorial, Kuala Lumpur (5 star) a pioneer in Malaysia’s hotel industry, Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur opened its doors in 1973 and has since been a preferred location for personal and business entertainment. Located strategically in the Golden Triangle, the deluxe Business Class hotel neighbours commercial centres, shopping areas and the entertainment strips. Room Rates Please fax to Ms. Sarimah at Room single Double +603-2162 3848 or Superior RM 225++ RM 275++ email to: sarimah@kul.equatorial.com deluxe RM 265++ RM 315++ Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Equator Club Executive RM 390++ RM 450++ 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Equator Club deluxe RM 430++ RM 490++ Phone: +603-2161 7777, Ext 8026 Web: www.equatorial.com All rooms inclusive of breakfast 4. novotel Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (4 star) Strategically located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, the Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre is only a short stroll away from the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC and Malaysia’s answer to Japan’s famous Ginza areas with its outdoor cafes and trendy shops, The Bintang Walk. Room Rates Please fax to Room single Double Ms Nicole Koo at Superior RM 260++ RM 280++ +603-2147 0899 or deluxe RM 290++ RM 310++ email to: ssm2@novotelklcitycentre.com Equator Premier Floor RM 345++ RM 370++ Address: Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre No 2, Jalan Junior Suite RM 415++ RM 440++ Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Phone: +603-2147 0833 All rooms inclusive of Breakfast for 1 or 2 persons Web: www.novotelklcitycentre.com 5. Radius International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (3 star) Our hotel (Radius International Hotel Kuala Lumpur), not only convenient by location, Radius International is ideal for its close proximity to the hip and happening Bintang Walk, which is within walking distance to the hotel. There are good roads and public infrastructure, allowing for accessibility for both business and pleasure trips. Room Rates Please fax to Ms Mariana Justine at Room single Double +603-2144 2384 or deluxe RM 170++ RM 170++ email to: klsales@radius-international.com Premier RM 220++ RM 220++ Address: 51-A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Suite RM 350++ RM 350++ 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Phone: +603-2715 3888 All rooms inclusive of Breakfast for 1 or 2 persons Web: www.radius-international.com 24
  25. 25. FAx / eMAIL DIReCTLY To HoTeL Hotel Reservation Form - RT7 2nd November to 4th November 1. Please return this form by 15th September 2009. Room reservation after 15th September 2009 will be subject to availability. 2. all room reservations must be made to the Hotel directly by faxing or emailing this form to the selected Hotel. 3. Reservation without a credit card will not be accepted. 4. Reservation may be cancelled through the Hotel only. Terms and conditions apply. 5. Rates quoted are given as in the Hotel Information provided. pLeAse ReseRVe FoR: Title: Mr / Ms / Mrs / dr / Others Name: (please underline surname) IC No / Passport No Nationality arrival date Expected arrival Time departure date departure Time address Tel Fax Mobile No E-mail pLeAse (3) TICK AnD e-MAIL/FAx: (Please refer to Hotel Accommodation page) Please provide your credit card details to 1. Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia guarantee your reservation. 2. Crowne plaza Mutiara Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Card Type: VISa MaSTERCaRd aMEX 3. Hotel equatorial, Kuala Lumpur Card number 4. novotel Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 5. Radius International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur security Code expiry Date Room Type: name printed on card no. of Rooms: signature Room Rate: ToTAL AMoUnT: FoR oFFICe Use onLY Received on Confirmed by 25
  26. 26. Accompanying Person Programme Malaysia’s Cultural Night City Tour ‘ A Potpourri of Malaysian Cultures ’ ‘ Metropolitan Landmarks ’ This evening tour takes you to an open air bazaar of Chinatown, A must for first time visitors to Kuala Lumpur. An interesting a Hindu temple and a sumptuous Malay dinner accompanied by a tour which unveils the beauty and charm of the old and cultural show. the new Kuala Lumpur - Garden City of Lights. See the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple - The contrast of the magnificent skyscrapers and the building smell of burning jasmine, musical of the colonial days. chanting of Hindu priests, intricate carved deities an the mystical aura combine to give you a lasting impression of this community. Open air bazaar of Chinatown - take a stroll through this night market, where the locals engage in hectic bargaining for merchandise stalls Highlight of the tour: across the streets. Petronas Twin Towers (photo stop) King’s Palace (photo stop) National Monument National Mosque (photo stop) National museum (exclude entrance fees) Sultan Abdul Samad Building Handicraft Centre Later, proceed to a Malay Restaurant for dinner and a Cocoa Boutique Cultural Show - Help yourself to a buffet dinner where a sumptuous variety of local dishes and delicacies await you. Departure: Daily at 7.00 p.m. Departure: Daily at 9:30 a.m. / 2:30 p.m. Duration: 3.5 hours Duration: 3.5 hours Pick-up: Pick-up: • Minimum 2 adults. 6:30 - 7: 00 p.m. 8:45 - 9: 15 a.m. / 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. • Inclusive dinner. • Shorts, sleeveless shirt and slippers are not allowed. note: Apply at tour counter during registration for RT7. 26
  27. 27. Countryside & Batu Caves Tour Genting Highlands Tour ‘ Rural Landmarks and Handicrafts ’ ‘ A day with Lady Luck & excitement ’ A trip to the outskirts along the ‘Ambassador Row’, Istana Sharif Ali, Amidst the freshness of cool, crisp mountain air about 6,000 feet Malay Villages. Our first stop at the Royal Selangor Pewter will feature above sea level, lies Malaysia’s only casino resort. Stop at the the largest and most modern pewter factory in the world., reputed inter- nationally for its high quality and craftsmanship. You will be shown the cable car station and take a skyway cable car ride, with the sky different processes such as casting, filing, polishing, soldering, ham- above you and a tropical rainforest below. Ride up to the hilltop mering and engraving during this factory tour. Next we stop at a Batik on the longest and fastest cable car in Southeast Asia. Fringed Factory – to see how Batik is designed and printed. by one of the oldest tropical jungles in the world, you can try Our last stop will be at the limestone hills of Batu Caves that comprises of three caverns and several smaller caves. It is the shrine your luck at Blackjack, Keno, of Lord Murugah, a Hindu deity - a flight of 272 steps leads up Roulette or a host of other casino to the temple cave. Another cave, called the museum cave, games. If the is not your cup of tea, then take time off to enjoy the numerous recreational facilities at the indoor and outdoor Theme Park. There is the Corkscrew, Euro Express Roller Coaster, Turbo Drop, Super Toboggan & Sky Venture - the one and only sky diving simulator in Asia. • Minimum 2 adults. is filled with images of deities • Excluding: Theme Park tickets, Shows. and murals depicting scenes from • Those below 21 years old are not allowed into the casino. the Hindu scriptures. Departure: Daily at 9:30 a.m. / 2:30 p.m. Departure: Daily at 9:30 a.m. Duration: 3.5 hours Pick-up: Duration: 6 hours 8:45 - 9: 15 a.m. / 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. Pick-up: 8:45 - 9: 15 a.m. note: Apply at tour counter during registration for RT7. 27
  28. 28. Accompanying Person Programme Putrajaya & Agricultural Heritage Park Historical Malacca ‘ Most intelligent city in Malaysia ’ ‘ More than 580 years of history ’ Visit St. Peter’s Church (1710) - the oldest Christian Church still in use in Malaysia. Drive past the largest 17th century Chinese cemetery outside of China, located at Bukit China or Chinese Hill. Stop at the foothill to view the Sultan’s well before driving through the Portuguese Settlement. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya takes approximately 50 minutes via the highway. Our first stop will be Taman Warisan or Agricultural Heritage Park - a ‘living’ museum for mango, rubber, cocoa, palm oil, durian, jackfruit, herbs and etc. A Proceed to view the famous gateway ‘Porta De Santiago’ and the demonstration on the entire rubber-manufacturing ruins of St. Paul’s Church lined by 17th century Dutch tombstones. process from the time it is tapped and churned Next on the list is “Red Square” - the salmon pink Dutch adminis- out as fully smoked sheets will be shown during trative buildings which today house the Malacca Museum and the tour. government offices. Before proceeding for lunch, we will also visit Next, proceed to Christ Church then the ‘Abode Merciful Clouds’ or the Cheng Hoon Putrajaya Government Teng Temple - the only temple where you can find 3 major doctrines Centre, there are of local Chinese belief under the same roof, Viz: Taoism, Buddhism numerous new and Confucianism. Take a stroll along Malacca’s Jonker street which government complexes ends by the banks of the Malacca river for shopping. located in this new township. The most imposing structure in Putrajaya is the thin pinkish Putra Mosque. Standing beside Dataran Putra and facing the Putrajaya Lake, it incorporates architectural elements from Turkestan, Kazakhstan and Morocco. Another eye catching building is the Prime Minister’s office - Putra Departure: Daily at 9:30 a.m. Perdana. Other interesting places Duration: 5 hours Pick-up: 8:45 - 9: 15 a.m. are Putra Bridge and Prime Minister’s residence. Departure: Daily at 9:30 a.m. Duration: 8 hours Pick-up: 8:45 - 9: 15 a.m. • Minimum 2 adults. • Includes Lunch. • Minimum 2 adults. • Please wear comfortable walking shoes. note: Apply at tour counter during registration for RT7. 28
  29. 29. pROpOSeD w w w. r s p o . o r g Site Tours Please forward completed form by post / fax / email to Event Organiser: RSPO Certified Jora-Aki Technology Sdn Bhd (273056-W) 42/2a, Jalan Emas 5, taman Emas, Batu 8 Cheras Member Companies 43200 Selangor, Malaysia telephone: +603 9080 1107/2007 Fax: +603 9080 1170 5 November 2009 Email: rt7@rspo.org If there is sufficient interest from rt7 participants, a day long visit to nearby rSPO certified member companies (plantations) shall be arranged. Payment for the site visit, amount to be announced later, will be collected during rt7 registration, but will not exceed USD 30/pax or RM 100/pax. all those interested are requested to fill and forward the application form below: (Only limited seats are available - on a first come first served basis) AppLICATIOn FORM Name Organisation Position Postal address tel Fax E-mail ADDITIOnAL ACCOMpAnYInG peRSOnS nAMe pOSITIOn Note: Additional names may be submitted separately. Signature date Note: not required for email submission. 29
  30. 30. CONFERENCE INFORMATION The 7th Roundtable Meeting (RT7) on Sustainable ConFeRenCe IDenTIFICATIon Palm oil will be held from 1st - 4th November 2009 at Hotel Istana - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Please wear your identification tag at all times during the conference. your tag will serve to validate your admission to the conference sessions, luncheon and VenUe social program. Lost tags can be replaced at cost and Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur on proof of registration. 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, ConFeRenCe MATeRIALs P.O. Box: 12919, 50792 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Phone: +603-2141 9988 Conference materials will be distributed together within the delegate kits. any additional materials will Fax: +603-2149 5500 be distributed during the sessions or at the end of the www.hotelistana.com.my conference. LAnGUAGe ToUR DesK The official Language of the Conference is English. Information on the programs and tours may be obtained from this desk. This desk will also ReGIsTRATIon DesK assist participants with flight ticket bookings and reconfirmation, tours and car rental reservations. The Registration desk is located at the foyer of the For bookings and reconfirmation, please complete Grand Mahkota Ballroom, Hotel Istana and will the forms that will be provided at the tour desk. The operate on 31st October 2009 (1400 - 1800) and 1st desk will be open from 0800 – 1700 daily during November 2009 (0800 - 1800). Please register at this the official program of the conference at the foyer desk to collect your identification tag and delegates of the Grand Mahkota Ballroom, Hotel Istana Kuala kit for admission to the conference. Lumpur. 30
  31. 31. Visitors’ Information MALAYSIA LoCATIon GoVeRnMenT Malaysia is situated just north of the equator in Southeast Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary asia, and comprises of West Malaysia represented by the democracy. Nine of the states have hereditary rulers (sultans) Malay Peninsula, and East Malaysia that spans the northern who, under a unique system, elect one of themselves to be reaches of the Borneo, including dozens of small islands the constitutional monarch, or yang di-Pertuan agong, for a dotting the surrounding seas. The country covers an area of period of five years. Malaysia has a non-political, professional 329,847 square kilometers (127,320 square miles) and is civil service, army and police and also an independent divided into 13 states and three Federal Territories - Kuala judiciary. The Malaysian Parliament comprises the Senate Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan; politically, the three Federal (dewan Negara) and the House of Representatives (dewan Territories constitute another state - the 14th - even though Rakyat). dispersed throughout the country. West Malaysia borders Thailand at its northern border, in the south Singapore and is surrounded by the South China Sea in the east and the Straits ToURIsT InFoRMATIon of Melaka in the west. East Malaysia lies 640 kilometers away, across the South China Sea. Peninsular Malaysia is home to sIGHTseeInGs two-thirds of the country’s 27 million inhabitants. The less Tourism Malaysia’s Official Site: http://www.tourism.gov.my/ developed and still sparsely populated states of Sabah and Virtual Malaysia: http://www.virtualmalaysia.com/ Sarawak make up the eastern, Bornean part of the country. Budget airlines: http://www.lcct.com.my/pan_asian_budget_airlines.php KTM (Malaysian Railway): http://www.ktmb.com.my/ In both West and East Malaysia, coastal lowlands give way to a mountainous interior. Tropical vegetation abounds, and TRAVeLLInG InFo the country’s rain forests are believed to be the oldest in Visa Information: http://www.kln.gov.my/?m_id=53 the world. Its mountains include two of the highest peaks Foreign Missions in Malaysia: http://www.kln.gov.my/?m_id=56 in Southeast asia: Gunung Tahan (2,190 meters) on the AIRpoRTs & TRAnspoRTATIon central range of the peninsula, the Banjaran Titiwangsa, KL International airport: http://www.klia.com.my/ and Gunung Kinabalu (4,100 meters) in Sabah. Malaysia Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT): http://www.lcct.com.my/ also boasts dramatic limestone outcrops, fascinating caves KLIa Express: http://www.kliaekspres.com/ and spectacular waterfalls. The climate is humid tropical, airport Coach: http://www.airportcoach.com.my/ with a mean humidity of ~80% throughout the year and SkyBus (for LCCT): http://www.skybus.com.my/ diurnal temperatures ranging between 21 - 32°C. Weather is influenced by seasonal monsoons - northeast and pUBLIC TRAnspoRTATIon RapidKL (Bus and LRT): http://www.rapidkl.com.my/ southwest - which alternate dry and wet seasons. Rail Maps: http://www.klsentral.com.my/Conn_Rail.aspx KL Monorail: http://www.klmonorail.com.my MALAYsIA’s VAsT GReen CAnopY FooD Malaysian Food Guide: http://malaysianfoodguide.com/ about seventy percent of Malaysia remains under the cover MalaysianFood.net: http://www.malaysianfood.net/ of vegetation. Its rainforests are among the most complex and FriedChillies: http://www.friedchillies.com/ rich ecosystems in the world, home to about 12,000 - 15,000 allMalaysia: http://allmalaysia.info/ species plants, 600 species of birds and 210 species of mammals. The country has set aside more than 1.49 million hectares of rainforest for protection with legislation enacted to conserve its precious rainforest and rare wildlife. Malaysia is rich in natural resources among them the world’s largest tin deposits and extensive reserves of oil and gas while the forests contain valuable hardwood timber. despite embracing modern technology to which one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and a huge “cyber” center for computer businesses bear witness, the country still boasts some of the world’s densest forests (in Sabah and Sarawak), one of Southeast asia’s busiest ports (Georgetown) and quaint ex-colonial hill stations (Fraser’s Hill, Bukit Larut, Penang Hill and Cameron Highlands). Even in Kuala Lumpur, the federal capital characterized by ambitious new building projects, exotic markets abound, filled with local colours, scents and flavours. 31
  32. 32. Visitors’ Information MALAYSIA MALAYsIA In BRIeF Full country name: Malaysia. Area: 329,847 sq. km. Population: 26,888,000 million (2006 est.). Capital City: Kuala Lumpur. Note: Putrajaya is the administrative capital Climate: Hot and wet all year. annual southwest (april - October) and northeast (October - February) monsoons. Time: 8 hours before GMT. People: Malay and other indigenous 58%, Chinese 24%, Indian 8%, others 10%. Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, Christian, Sikh. Note: Shamanism is also practiced in East Malaysia. Language: Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Chinese dialects, English, Tamil, indigenous dialects. Government: Constitutional Monarchy Head of State: Seri Paduka Baginda yang di-Pertuan agong al-Wathiqu Billah al-Sultan Mizan Zainal abidin Ibni almarhum al-Sultan Mahmud al-Muktafi Billah Shah al-Haj (King) Head of Government: yang amat Berhormat dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji abdul Razak (Prime Minister) Currency: Ringgit Malaysia (RM) (uS$ 1 = RM 3.50 approx.) GDP: RM 451 billion (2006 est.) (uS$ 129 billion approx.) GDP per capita: RM 14,200 (2006 est.) (uS$ 4,057 approx.) MAJoR InDUsTRIes AGRICULTURe pRoDUCTs Peninsula rubber and palm oil processing Peninsula rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice. and manufacturing, light Sabah palm oil, subsistence crops, rubber, manufacturing, electronics, timber, coconut, rice. tin mining and smelting, logging and timber processing. Sarawak palm oil, rubber, pepper, timber. Sabah logging, petroleum production. MAJoR TRADInG pARTneRs Sarawak agriculture processing, petroleum production and refining, logging. Singapore, Japan, uSa 32

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