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Edible Oil Summit (Markets, Trade & Innovations)

02 Aug, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

SPECIAL ALERT: Anticipating strong interest in attending concurrent tracks, this summit will run back-to-back with 
our 9TH ASIA SUSTAINABLE OIL PALM SUMMIT on 1 August at same venue! See below the bundled events schedule. You can opt to join site visit plus both Day 1 of Oil Palm & Edible Oil tracks OR just each individual track. 
Contact Huiyan at 63469113 for more information.

Bundled Events at a Glance

31 July 2017

1 Aug 2017

2 Aug 2017

Site Visit to Felda

Plant House Nursery and

Seeds Production &

Breeding Unit

follow by a visit to


(Good Agricultural Practices)

9th ASIA Sustainable

Oil Palm Summit

(Morning Day 1)

9th ASIA Sustainable

Oil Palm Summit

(Morning Day 2)

Edible Oil Summit

(Morning Day 1)


9th ASIA Sustainable

Oil Palm Summit

(Afternoon Day 1)

Edible Oil Summit

(Afternoon Day 1)


Networking Reception

- 9th Asia Oil Palm &

Edible Oil


- Edible Oil 



Keep Updated on the Volatility of the Edible Oil Industry, New Emerging Markets &
Innovations to Improve your Bottom Line


India opens bulk exports of edible oils

The Hindu Business Line March 27 2017


In a major policy shift, India’s Government opened up the exports of edible oils such as groundnut oil, soyabean oil, sesame oil and maize oil in bulk quantity to boost the overall edible oil export and improve the utilisation of the domestic oil millers.


This is a welcoming step for the industry  as opportunities are immense for India’s groundnut oils to countries such as China and Europe. Additionally, India's non-GMO soyabean will have an advantage in the international market as those nations looking for non-GMO soya bean oil.


China edible oil price slump to hit palm oil imports

Reuters Commodities | Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 9:51pm EDT


Palm oil comprises more than 70 percent of China's edible imports of about five million tonnes a year. The country is the world's second-largest palm oil buyer.  

China's edible oils, used mainly for cooking, come largely from domestically grown and imported soybeans, imported palm oil and smaller crops such as canola and rapeseed.

Of late, regular auctions of state rapeseed oil reserves  and old crop soybean reserves have led to a glut of edible oils in the market, hitting palm oil imports.


A KL-based palm oil trader commented that  demand is slowing down  coming from the two major buyers India and China.


Pakistan becomes third-largest importer of cooking oil

The Express Tribune > Business   Published: January 21, 2017


Exploring other potential market, Pakistan has emerged as the third largest importer of cooking oil after China and India, the increa­se comes on back of rising popula­tion and higher dispos­able income. Apart from this, Pakistan is well positioned to be the transit trade to Afghanistan and Central Asian countries.


What is the status of infrastructure in Pakistan to support this emerging growth - Does it have sufficient import terminals at sea ports to keep the flow of goods smooth ?


In Asia, palm oil is the most widely used as a cooking oil, yet it is the most controversial edible oil and comes under intensifying scrutiny – from its sustainability to the presence of contaminant called 3-MCPD, which is created during the processing of all refined edible oils. The European Food Safety Authority made a study and concluded that the highest levels of GE, as well as 3-MCPD and 2-MCPD (including esters) were found in palm oils and palm fats, followed by other oils and fats.


The Malaysian Palm Oil Board is committed to monitor the latest news and research on 3-MCPD and glycidyl esters in food products to clarify, resolve and reduce the potential health risk from these compounds.


Responding to consumer needs and market trends, most agribusiness focused on edible oils and fats, produces a wide range of refined and fractionated vegetable oils.

Whether you are an oil miller, crusher, processor or trader, you will need to understand any trend or event that impacts your bottom line ─ whether it’s current soybean, palm oil, corn, canola and oilseed prices.


CMT’s Edible Oil Summit focused on markets, consumer trends & recent innovations is strategically placed and put together to give you insights on the current and future trends of the edible oil market.


Key Highlights

  • Global edible oil markets , price outlook with focus on palm oil
  • Managing risks in the edible oils industry
  • Level the playing field  with opening up of India edible oil bulk exports
  • Pakistan’s insatiable appetite for edible oil & opportunities in processing and storage facilities
  • 3MCPD and its glycidol esters – a new challenge for the palm oil industry   & the role of MPOB
  • Edible oil market in Japan , Myanmar
  • Edible Oil Landscape in Asia Pacific and What to Look Out For
  • Game changing long chain Omega-3 Canola Oil – Challenges & future outlook
  • Prospects for Coconut Oil and value added products

Held to coincide with the 9th Annual Sustainable Oil Palm Summit organised on the 1-2nd August in the same venue, take this opportunity to network with palm oil delegates and meet with potential suppliers and plantation companies.


Generous discount apply if you register for both events. Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for more information


When you sign-up for Edible Oil Summit, you can opt to join the parallel event – 9th ASIA Sustainable Oil Palm Summit plus the Site Visit to Felda from 31 July - 01 August, 2017. The OIL PALM Event covers topics related to palm oil plantations, traceability, smallholders farms, peatland issues, palm oil prices as well as use of smart technologies and drones to monitor plantations. 

Find our more>>> | Register today>>>

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive Luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


For Sponsor 

please contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138


For Exhibition 

please contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9113

News Feed

Pakistan’s Quest Towards Boosting Local Edible Oil Production

Posted on : 27 Jun, 2017


Pakistan imports 2.6 million tonnes of edible oil and spends over $3.1 billion annually on them. These imports meet around 70 percent of the country’s domestic needs.


While Malaysia and Indonesia are the two major countries from where Pakistan imports refined cooking oils (palm and palm olein), it also buys soybean oil from North America and Brazil.


The country has an insatiable appetite for edible oil and it is ranked third in terms of cooking oil imports after China and India. Besides edible oil imports, Pakistan also buys over 2.2 million tonnes oilseeds every year.


Though the country has the potential to be a key edible oil producer, factors such as lack of R&D initiatives, dearth of investments as well as low price and high cost of production make it non-profitable for farmers.


But analysts says that Pakistan can save over $1.2 billion annually by encouraging the domestic edible oil sector.


The country currently produces banola and mustard oils to meet some of its domestic demand. However, it needs to look at high yield varieties to look at bigger numbers.  


For instance, commercial farming of oilseeds such as soyabean can be beneficial as it has a high percentage of oil (23 percent) as compared to other varieties and also has high protein content (43 percent). Sunflower also has a high oil percentage at 48 percent while cottonseed with 3.93 million tonnes annual production has only 16 percent of oil.


More about ‘Pakistan’s Insatiable Appetite for Edible Oil & Opportunities in Processing and Storage Facilities’ will be shared by Jahangir Rasheed, Director of Westbury Group at CMT’s Edible Oil Summit (Markets, Trade & Innovations) on 2nd August, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.



Modi Government Lifts Ban on India’s Bulk Export of Major Edible Oils

Posted on : 26 May, 2017


In a recent move to promote India’s edible oil industry, the central government of India lifted a ban on bulk exports of certain edible oils. Before this, edible oil exports were only allowed in branded consumer packs of up to 5 kg.


According to Directorate General of Foreign Trade, India will now allow export of groundnut oil, sesame oil, soyabean oil and maize oil in bulk - irrespective of any pack size.


India is expected to have a record oilseed output of 33.60 mt in 2016-17, up from 25.30 mt in the previous year. The lifting of ban is seen to boost export of edible oil particularly groundnut oils to China and European countries.


Indian exporters can also leverage on its non-GMO soyabean and sell to international market that are looking for non-GMO soyabean oil.


Interestingly, India is among the leading consumers of edible oil too. India’s domestic edible oil demand is met through imports – that account for about 60-70%. For instance, in the period 2015-16 oil year (November to October), the South Asian country imported about 14.5 million tonnes of vegetable oils (edible and non-edible).


More discussions on India and regional edible oil markets will be shared at CMT’s Edible Oil Summit (Markets, Trade & Innovations) on 02 Aug, 2017 - Kuala Lumpur.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.



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