Post conference, I hit the super market next to the conference venue and stocked up on Indonesia snack foods (instant noodles with a wonderful range of local regional tastes; flavoured chips / crisps from tapioca - spicy ones with lime / lime leaves especially caught the eye e.g. keripik singkong balado dengan daun jeruk) and ready mix sauces for Indonesia favourites like soto ayam, sop buntut, opor ayam and more. Indonesia domestic consumption of palm oil is very big, given the country's large population. However, I agree with a friend that the supermarket aisles in Thailand may have an even larger range of domestic processed and ready foods.
29 November 2014: Day 2 at GAPKI conference, Bandung
Day 2, I was the first presentation of the day at the morning session in the technology grouping. However, while sustainability may be a technical and/or CSR issue, I focused on the commercial and strategic business issues relating to it.
This website was pointed out to be for Indonesia palm oil information: http://www.sawit-center.com
28 November 2014: At GAPKI conference, Bandung
Day 1 was busy with meetings. President Jokowi unable to attend after all. It's a huge crowd here. Good to see industry friends and meet more.
At GAPKI's Bandung conference this afternoon, Dr James Fry of LMC International (yes, where I work) will be talking about the energy sector prices in relation to palm oil prices. Energy sector cost of production indicators will also be referred to. That will be worth checking out.
Oil price news (update 5): OPEC keeps production up and oil prices drop, http://khorreports-palmoil.blogspot.com/2014/10/oil-price-news-its-fallen-from-105-110.html
These were two useful events. Papers not freely downloadable though.
Our summary of RSPO RT12 here:
http://khorreports-palmoil.blogspot.com/2014/11/rspo-roundtable-rt12-2014-is-around.html and also search "RT12" in this site.
12 November 2014: MPOC POTS KL 2014 download link
5 November 2014: At OFIC KL 2014 conference.
MOSTA is the key organiser. OFI Congress Programme - organised by MOSTA; http://www.ofievents.com/asia/ofic. Awaiting downloadable presentation.