EU-Malaysia International Discourse on Palm Oil Sustainability
Date: 11th Oct 2017
Time: 09h30 - 14h00
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Widely used as a basic ingredient for food products from margarine to cream cheese, from cosmetic items to bakery products, palm oil is, to this day, one of the most utilised edible oils in the world. Palm oil is a controversial topic due to its implications on society, environment and economic growth of developing countries. Malaysia is committed to finding ways to ensure palm oil’s sustainability. More than ever before, it is important to guarantee sustainability at every level of the supply chain, for large and small producers. Hence the need for a balanced dialogue aimed at promoting best practices and uncovering critical success factors, such as:
Better understanding of the different points of views and perceptions of the issues of sustainable palm oil (in the countries where palm oil is produced and in the markets where it is consumed).
Sharing success stories that have led to better sustainability in the palm oil industry (scientific advancement or best practices based on technological inputs by companies, initiatives by NGOs and others).
In 2016, an estimated 54.5% of the world’s population lived in urban areas, with the United Nations predicting this number to increase to 60% by 2030.
With an estimated two in every three people expected to live in cities in the near future, this year’s IGEM, is pertinently themed “Powering Green Cities”, focussing on creating living areas that are ecologically-sound and future-ready.
Organised by the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) has established itself as South East Asia’s largest trade event for green technologies and eco solutions. This event is the ideal platform for solution providers and green energy businesses to tap into the fast expanding ASEAN market by showcasing the latest innovations to policy makers, government organisations, investors and the mass markets under the IGEM brand.
Over the years, IGEM has successfully generated over RM10 Billion in business leads since its initiation in 2010. This is made possible with the attendance of over 380,000 visitors including delegates, dignitaries and companies from over 50 countries.
IGEM 2017 will feature 320 international and regional exhibitors including AL-CO Malaysia, Aion Co. Ltd, Atlantic Blue, BSL Eco Energy, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia, Ditrolic, Esona Technologies, First Solar Malaysia, G & C Sunrise, Gading Kencana, Hanwha Q-Cell, Itramas Manufacturing, JA Solar Malaysia, Japan External Trade Organization, Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute, Kubota Environmental Services, Malaysia Timber Certification Council, Pekat Engineering, SIRIM QAS International, Taiwan External Trade Development Council, Beijing Eastyida International and Zhejiang Jinko Solar.
The key elements of IGEM 2017 will be the showcase of alternative energy options for future cities, eco infrastructure materials and fixtures, energy efficient and electric vehicles, and innovations that will optimise natural resources and minimise residual impact in urban landscapes.
The 3 day event will also feature insightful discussions and networking sessions with international speakers and thought leaders on the future of developing sustainable urban areas.
Source: IGEM Official Website
VIP Luncheon with YB Datuk Seri Dr. S.Subramaniam, Minister of Health
Date: September 26, 2017
Venue: Sheraton Imperial, Kuala Lumpur
In the face of recent issues and developments in Malaysia's health sector such as the invoking of the Patent Act, introducing the halal standards for medical devices and the growing pressure from becoming an ageing society, EUMCCI has invited the Minister of Health, YB Datuk Seri Dr. S.Subramaniam, to speak about these matters whilst responding to relevant questions from the audience.
EUMCCI’s flagship Europa Awards returns in 2017 with a new and more comprehensive range of award categories consistent with the European Union’s sustainable development values. There are seven featured categories in total, including Best Sustainability Reporting, Best Innovation in Sustainability, Best Social Impact, Best Environment Impact, and Best Sustainability Leader (awarded to individuals).
EUMCCI held its 24th Annual General Meeting on 13th June 2017 at the Sheraton Imperial KL. The meeting started with the Chairperson Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria welcoming all members and inviting the CEO Mr. Roberto Benetello to provide an overview of the Chamber's Financial Statement and activities in 2017.
Highlights of the events in the In Conversation with Series included collaboration with:
Bank Negara officials on the Implications of Foreign Exchange Administration Rules.
Ministry of Finance on Malaysia as an attractive destination for Foreign Direct Investment.
i2M on why Malaysia is critical for Singapore’s continued success.
MAC on business integrity.
MITI on leveraging FTA to boost economic opportunities.
The AGM also saw the re-appointment of Messrs Baker Tilly Monteiro Heng as the company auditors.