Day 1

Consultations & Conference

Monday March 11

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

Registration Desk, The Sukosol, Bangkok

09:00 – 10:30

Stakeholder Morning – Previews & Consultations

Global Week begins with a preview of the upcoming revision of the Bonsucro Production Standard and an introduction to the newly-revised Chain of Custody Standard.

The Sukosol, Bangkok

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

The Sukosol, Bangkok

11:00 – 13:00

Code of Conduct Review

The Code of Conduct sets out the commitments of Bonsucro’s members.  Find out more about proposals for the revised Code of Conduct  – and how it will affect you – in this interactive session.

The Sukosol, Bangkok

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

The Sukosol, Bangkok

14:00 – 14:30

Opening Ceremony

Welcoming participants to Thailand for Global Week and introducing the event’s VIP speakers.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Pasu Loharjun, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Industry of Thailand
  • Khun Rangsit Hiangrat, Director General of Thai Sugar Millers Corporation
  • Géraldine Kutas, Bonsucro Board Chair

The Sukosol, Bangkok

14:30 – 15:00

Bonsucro Updates

The past year has seen many exciting developments for Bonsucro and its members. In this session, Bonsucro CEO Danielle Morley will take participants through the highlights of 2018 and look ahead to what’s in store for the coming year.

The Sukosol, Bangkok

15:00 – 15:30

Tea break

The Sukosol, Bangkok

15:30 – 16:45

Cane Sustainability in Thailand

An overview of the challenges, strengths, threats, potential solutions, future direction, industrial collaborations, as well as opportunities and the risks involved in cane sustainability in Thailand.

Speakers:

  • Khunying Natthika Wattanavekin-Angubolkul, Chair, ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), Board Director of Thai Sugar Trading Corporation Limited (TSTC) & Thai Sugar Millers Corporation Limited (TSMC), & CEO of ESC
  • Dr Kitti Choonhawong, President, Thai Society of Sugarcane Technologists (TSSCT)
  • Diana Visser, Senior Director Sustainability, Corbion
  • Khun Pornchai Srisakorn,Executive Vice President Sugarcane Management (Central Area), Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation Group

The Sukosol, Bangkok

Day 2

Conference

Tuesday 12 March

09:00 – 10:30

Presenting a landmark upcoming study on Bonsucro

Speakers:

  • Alex Bjork, Director, Private Sector Engagement, WWF-US
  • Derric Pennington (TBC), University of Minnesota
  • Ulrike Sapiro, Senior Director, Water Stewardship & Sustainable Agriculture, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Claudia Asensio, Head of Sustainability and New Products, Grupo Pantaleon

The Sukosol, Bangkok

10:30 – 11:00

Tea Break

The Sukosol, Bangkok

11:00 – 12:30

Water Stewardship in Cane

This session looks at how we can work together to secure the positive impacts of water stewardship in sugarcane production. Here we will share ideas about water stewardship at scale along with success stories from sugarcane and other industries.

  • Adrian Sym, CEO, Alliance for Water Stewardship (A4S)
  • Wouter Jordaan, Partner & Principal Environmental Scientist, SRK Consulting

The Sukosol, Bangkok

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

The Sukosol, Bangkok

14:00 – 15:30

Increasing Market Uptake

This session will follow a presentation around the market uptake of physical Bonsucro certified products that has been steadily increasing over the past few years. We’ll look at how uptake can be increased further and invite discussion from the audience to see how business can support widespread performance improvement in the sugarcane industry through more sustainable sourcing programmes.

  • Meredith Smith, Sustainability and Quality Manager, ED&F Man Liquid Products
  • Devesh Dukhira, CEO, Mauritius Sugar Syndicate

The Sukosol, Bangkok

15:30 – 15:45

Tea Break

The Sukosol, Bangkok

15:45 – 16:15

Results Sharing

Members’ Council share results of feedback session

The Sukosol, Bangkok

16:15 – 17:30

Smallholders: Creating an Inclusive Supply Chain

This session looks at ways to support smallholders on their journey towards sustainability and the necessary resources required.

  • Natasha Schwarzbach, Sustainable Commodities, PepsiCo
  • Mike Ogg, Managing Director, RMI Outgrower Development
  • Arindom Datta, Asia Head, Sustainability Banking / Head of Rural & Development Banking/Advisory.  Rabobank Group
  • Roshan Lal Tamak, Executive Director, DCM Shriram
  • Celso Albano de Carvalho, Executive Manager, Orplana
  • Aline Silva, Program Manager Sugarcane, Solidaridad Brazil

The Sukosol, Bangkok

19:00 – 22:00

Bonsucro Inspire Awards Dinner

Join us for the spectacular annual Inspire Awards Dinner at the Sukosol hotel to find out and celebrate the winners of the four Inspire Awards.

The Sukosol, Bangkok

Day 3

Conference
Wednesday 13 March

09:00 – 10:20

Innovations in Sustainable Sugarcane

This session presents examples of how innovations in technology are helping producers to accelerate successful transitions into more modern ways of working to progress the sugarcane sector towards a more sustainable future.

  • Vorachai Manomuth, Managing Director at Crop Tech Asia
  • Jason Glaser, CEO, La Isla Network
  • Dominique Olivier, Tropical Agronomist & Irrigation specialist at BRL Ingénierie (BRLi)
  • Denis Chavarria, Occupational Health Manager, Ingenio San Antonio
  • Jessica Joubert, Regional Coordinator, SADC, Bonsucro
  • Alissa Marturano, Sr. Sustainability and NA Strategic Sourcing Manager – Sugar, Mars Wrigley Confectionery

The Sukosol, Bangkok

10:30 – 11:00

Tea Break

The Sukosol, Bangkok

11:00 – 12:00

The Gender Agenda: Women’s Role in Cane

This session looks at ways women are driving sustainability and equal working practices in sugarcane production, plus how to tackle any challenges that lie ahead in this key area of development.

  • Bharat Kundal, Vice President Operation, Olam Agro India
  • Mina Manuchehri, Attorney & Land Tenure Specialist, Corporate Engagement, Landesa

The Sukosol, Bangkok

12:15 – 12:30

Closing Speeches

The Sukosol, Bangkok

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

The Sukosol, Bangkok

14:00 – 17:00

Members Council Meeting (closed)

The Sukosol, Bangkok

Day 4

Field Trip
Thursday 14 March

06:00

Departure for Mill Visit

The Sukosol, Bangkok

09:00 – 11:30

Mill Tour and Presentation

Today we’ll be visiting a mill in Thailand’s beautiful countryside. You will be warmly received by one of Bonsucro’s leading members – Mitr Phol – to their Dan Chang mill. See how Dan Chang achieved their Bonsucro certification, by taking participants through how Bonsucro’s standards are applied to their mills and farms.

Dan Chang Mill, Suphan Buri Province

11:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Dan Chang Mill, Suphan Buri Province

13:30 – 15:00

Mill Visit and Farmer Presentation

Dan Chang Mill, Suphan Buri Province

15:30

Departure For Hotel

Dan Chang Mill, Suphan Buri Province

Please note that the agenda is subject to change.