MARCH 27, 2012 TIME PROGRAM 08.00 – 09.00 Registration for the III Latin American Conference in Ecuador. 09.00 - 10.00 Opening ceremony. 10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break / visit to the exhibition. 10.30 – 12.30 RSPO a Global Initiative. Presentation about RSPO success as a multi-stakeholder initiative, which through an open dialogue and a consensual basis have succeeded in defining Principles and Criteria for the certification of sustainable production of palm oil. 12.30 - 14.30 Lunch / visit to the exhibition. 14.30 - 16.00 Market Expectations of Certified Palm Oil. Supply and demand analysis for sustainable palm oil production and the expectations of growth from a market that demands products and services that respect the environment and communities. The necessity for Latin American countries to adopt global standards and maintain open markets for palm oil. Real experiences from successful companies that currently have RSPO Certification in the region. 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break / visit to the exhibition. 16.30 - 18.00 Biodiesel and Development of new Plantations. Presentation of procedures for the responsible development of new oil palm plantations ensuring environmental protection and the free, prior and informed consent of local communities. Will be also addressed the production of biodiesel as a major push for the establishment of new areas of cultivation.
MARCH 28, 2012 TIME PROGRAM 09.00 - 10.30 Social Considerations from the RSPO point of view. Social considerations addressed by RSPO such as: growers and extractors responsibilities with the community, workers and individuals rights. 10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break / visit to the exhibition. 11.00 – 12.30 Sustainable Palm Oil is a reality. Analysis from the current palm oil production, RSPO certified areas and the availability of sustainable palm oil in the world market. 12.30 - 14.30 Lunch / visit to the exhibition. 14.30 - 16.00 Technology and Innovation of the Palm Oil Agroindustry . Technological innovations that allow the use of residual biomass for renewable energy production. Case studies of analysis of the compost production as a reduction of greenhouse gases effect and the benefits of being CDM project qualified. 16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break / visit to the exhibition. 16.30 - 18.00 Best Agricultural Practices as Foundation for Sustainability. Agricultural and environmental practices for the cultivation of palm oil as a fundamental tool for the business sustainability. Case studies will be analyzed from several countries in the region.