Date: 6 May 2019
Time: 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm
Location: NH Milano Fiera Hotel
Event Type:

Italy and Sustainable Palm Oil: Challenges and Opportunities

The event, co-organised by RSPO, EPOA and Unione Italiana Olio di Palma Sostenibile, will combine combine a debate with networking opportunities to discuss the challenges facing the Italian sustainable palm oil market, in view of the approaching 2020 deadline to reach 100% sustainable palm oil sourcing. Please note this event is free to attend, however space is limited and tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration closes 1 May, 2019. For further information contact [email protected]

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Moderator: Francesca Ronca, Secretary General Unione Olio di Palma Sostenibile

16.30 Registration and welcome drinks

17.00 Presentations

  • Giuseppe Allocca, President – Unione Italiana Olio di Palma Sostenibile
  • Thijs Pasmans, EPOA
  • Francesca Morgante, Market Development Manager Europe – RSPO

17.30 Contributions 

  • Marcello Valenti, Sustainability Manager – UNIGRA’
  • Olivier Charrier, Head of Nutella Global Presidency – Ferrero
  • Silvia Boracchi, Scientific Director Ager – Gruppo INTERCOS
  • Peter van der Werf, Director, Active Ownership – ROBECO

18.00 Debate
18.30 Closing and networking aperitivo.


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