KUALA LUMPUR: The inaugural review of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil's (RSPO) principles and criteria for sustainable palm oil will be a highlight of the 10th annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT10) to be held in Singapore from Oct 30 to Nov 1. RSPO said in a statement that the results of the review would be announced at the meeting, five years after the inception of the principles and criteria. The annual event is the world’s largest sustainable palm oil conference and a leading industry event for palm oil stakeholders worldwide. In line with the industry landscape and trends, a key focus of this year’s roundtable meeting will be to deliberate on how sustainability best practices and schemes are comprehensive and viable business models for the future of the palm oil industry. Topics to be tabled at the keynote address, preparatory clusters and plenary sessions at RT10 are expected to generate fruitful dialogue and insights on key issues within the industry. The keynote speaker of RT10 will be Prof Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Last year’s edition of the roundtable meeting in Sabah attracted a record high of over 1,000 delegates from 34 countries. Publication: The Star Online http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/7/11/business/11639724&sec=business
Singapore will host the 10th Annual Roundtable Meeting on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT10), themed "10 Years of Driving Sustainability. A Business Model for the Future", from Oct 30 to Nov 1, 2012. The RT10, organised by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), is the world's largest sustainable palm oil conference and a leading industry event for palm oil stakeholders worldwide. In a statement today, RSPO said RT10 will host delegates from a wide spectrum of the industry to exchange views and experiences, and to strengthen international cooperation and support towards a unified vision for sustainable palm oil. The RT9, which was held in Sabah, attracted over 1,000 delegates from 34 countries, it said. It said the keynote speaker at RT10 will be Prof Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore. The RSPO said the topics to be tabled at the keynote address, preparatory clusters and plenary sessions at RT10 were expected to generate fruitful dialogue and insights on key issues within the industry. "This year also marks a pivotal point for RSPO with the inaugural review of its Principles & Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil, five years after their inception. Results of the review will be announced at RT10," it said. Meanwhile, RSPO secretary-general, Darrel Webber, said the RT10 was an ideal opportunity to reflect on the past 10 years of driving sustainability. "We could not have got this far without the multi-stakeholder representation within the RSPO, which has allowed for the harmonisation of varying interests to serve one common vision," he said. Prof Koh said RT10 will see all stakeholders work together to take the next steps towards the future of the industry. Publication: Bernama http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v6/newsbusiness.php?id=679314
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