OFI Trade Outlook & Logistics Conference
‘Managing risks and addressing sustainability in the supply chain’

11 September 2024, Rotterdam Ahoy Convention Centre, the Netherlands

This one-day conference will focus on current and future price trends impacting the world’s major vegetable oils including war and climate impacts on shipping; and what traders and producers must do to meet sustainability regulations such as the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) and the EU Union Database Biofuels (UDB)


CURRENT AND FUTURE MARKET TRENDS FOR VEGETABLE OILS

Global vegetable oil market – current prices and future trends

Global soyabean outlook and price forecast including the impact of renewable diesel demand and shipping/climate risks
Darren Cooper, Senior Economist, International Grains Council (IGC)

Regional oil market developments: India and China

Black Sea vegetable oils trade – update on Ukraine and Russia and Ukraine’s export corridors


SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE IN SHIPPING

The impact of climate and geopolitical risks on oilseeds and vegetable oil trade flows
Elwin de Groot, Head of Macro Strategy, RaboResearch – Global Economics and Markets (GEM)

Trends in palm and soft oil freight rates

The shipping market, an owner’s perspective
Nils Jørgen Selvik, VP Corporate Analysis & IR, Odfjell SE


SUSTAINABILITY & TRACEABILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

EU sustainability demands – a round-up of EU policies, feedstock pressures and the availability of used cooking oil (UCO) and tallow
Caroline Midgley, Director of Oleochemicals and Biofuels Research, Agri-business division, GlobalData

EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) – the role of the Union Database Biofuels (UDB)

Palm oil and the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR): A new Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) traceability system for enhanced trade and regulatory compliance
Ruben Brunsveld, Deputy Director Market Transformation EMEA, RSPO

Soyabean oil and the EDUR – the Visec platform

The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) – meeting sustainability requirements
Allison Kopf, CEO, TRACT