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JFCC panel discussion on the future of Indonesia’s palm oil industry

Tue, 17 Sep 2019

Dear members and friends,

Palm oil has become an integral part of the Indonesian and the global economy, used in a wide range of food and household products, from ice cream to soap and fuel. As well as being grown in big plantations, millions of small farmers have also planted the crop to help make Indonesia the world’s biggest producer.

But it has also become increasingly under scrutiny in many Western countries and blamed for triggering massive clearance of forests, often home to endangered tigers, orangutans and elephants.

The European Union has passed an act to phase out palm oil from renewable fuel by 2030 citing deforestation concerns, prompting an angry response from producers like Indonesia and Malaysia, who argue the claims are flawed.

Please join us for what should prove a lively panel discussion with some key members involved in the debate over the future of palm oil.

Panelists :

  • Joko Supriyono, Chairman GAPKI (Indonesian Palm Oil Association)
  • Kiki Taufik, Global head of Indonesia Forest campaign Greenpeace South East Asia-Indonesia
  • Charles-Michel Geurts, Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to Indonesia
  • Agus Purnomo, Managing Director for Sustainability and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement of Sinar Mas
Day/Date: Tuesday, September 17 2019
Time: 12.00 PM – 02.00 PM
Venue: To be advised
RSVP: or call 62 21 29858007
The JFCC Executive Committee