OFI launches new event in Rotterdam

OFI International 2024, Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre, the Netherlands

9-11 September 2024

Rotterdam is the host city of OFI International 2024


Brought to you from the same team behind the global magazine, Oils & Fats International (OFI) is delighted to announce the launch of OFI International 2024, featuring the 3rd Sustainable Vegetable Oil Conference, to be held at the Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre on 9-11 September 2024.

OFI International 2024 will bring together major players across the Dutch, Asian and global oils and fats community under one roof, with a focus on ‘Solutions for Sustainability, Processing & Trade’.

This 3-day event will feature:

9 September - Site visits to major companies in the Port of Rotterdam and an evening Welcome Reception. The Port of Rotterdam is one of the world’s key trading hubs, housing six vegetable oil refining complexes, four biofuel manufacturers, and four oils and fats storage terminals.

As part of OFI International 2024, site visits will be organised to some of the major companies located in the port, giving visitors first-hand experience of their operations.


10 September - The 3rd Sustainable Vegetable Oil Conference (SVOC) – this annual event organised by the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) is a crucial platform aimed at facilitating a comprehensive dialogue among international stakeholders of the vegetable oil industry.

This year’s theme of ‘Sustainability Transformation Beyond Borders’ is centred around implementation of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), food & energy security, and the role of vegetable oil in meeting rapid growth of the global population. The event is organised in partnership with the Netherlands Oils and Fats Industry (MVO) and the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI).


10-11 September - A two-day exhibition of major suppliers to the oils and fats industry as well as
a two-day technical conference organised by OFI with the theme, ‘Innovations in Processing – Addressing Sustainability and Traceability Challenges in the Supply Chain’.

With oils and fats processors facing increasing pressure to maximise yields in the most competitive and environmental way, this conference will focus on the latest crushing, refining and processing technologies, focusing on sustainable processing; traceability in the supply chain; and contaminants such as MCPDEs, GEs, MOSH/MOAH, chlorinated paraffins and other POPs.


11 September - The OFI Trade Outlook and Logistics Conference. This one-day conference will focus on current and future price and trade trends impacting the world’s major vegetable oils, and the shipping and logistical challenges affecting producers and traders.


European hub

The Dutch oils and fats industry is one of the major players in the production and refining of oils and fats in Europe. Leading global producers such as ADM, Bunge, Cargill, Neste, Olenex, Sime Darby and Wilmar all have operations in the Netherlands, with production chiefly centred around the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. More than 20% of European oilseeds, oils and fats imports and exports run through the Netherlands. In 2022, the total export value of the Dutch oils and fats industry increased by 40% to €22bn and the total import value increased by 38% to €25bn.


GET INVOLVED TODAY

You can register your interest for the event here or to receive further information on attending, giving a presentation or exhibiting at this important event, please contact:

To exhibit or sponsor:

Mark Winthrop-Wallace
Sales Manager
+44 (0) 1737 855114
markww@quartzltd.com

Anita Revis
Sales Consultant
+44 (0) 1737 855068
anitarevis@quartzltd.com

To speak:

Nicola Davison
Conference Manager
+44 (0) 1737 855000
nicoladavison@quartzltd.com

To attend:

Jack Homewood
Marketing Coordinator
+44 (0) 1737 855000
jackhomewood@quartzltd.com

Organisers

OFI
CPOPC
MVO
GAPKI

Supporting organisations include...

Euro Fed Lipid
FOFSA