April 15, 2013 – A Brown hosts national palm oil congress
CAGAYAN DE ORO — Preparations for the 8th National Oil Palm Congress on April 18-19, 2013, has reached fever pitch as A Brown Company, Inc., through its subsidiary A Brown Energy Resources Development Inc. (ABERDI), which host this year’s event, is gunning for a successful gathering of key players of the oil palm industry here and abroad.
With the theme: “Utilizing unproductive lands and promoting economic stability thru investments in the palm oil industry,” the two-day national event is being organized by the Philippine Palmoil Development Council, Inc. (PPDCI). It will be held at the posh Xavier Sports and Country Club, Xavier Estates, Cagayan de Oro.
The Congress is co-sponsored by the Local Government of Cagayan de Oro, A Brown Energy and Resources Development Inc., Anco Products Inc. (API) Group of Companies, Kenram Industrial & Development, Inc. (KIDI), Filipinas Palm Oil Plantation Inc. (FPPI), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Department of Agriculture (DA) and other major industry players, with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Regional Board of Investments (RBOI), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Coconut Authority – Palm Oil Development Office (PCA–PODO), Department of Tourism (DOT), (Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other stakeholders.
Updates on the Philippine palm oil industry, development initiatives, technological advances, banking support, local and international trends and prospects among others will be discussed during the congress.
Robertino E. Pizarro, newly-elected president of PPDCI, said expected to attend are some 500 key players in the palm oil industry, including representatives from leading palm oil producers Indonesia, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Costa Rica and Singapore.
Also invited were government agencies involved in the development of the palm oil industry, supply chain players, the business community as well as local government units and other support organizations, Pizarro said.
ABERDI operates a 1,500-hectare palm oil plantation in Kalabugao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon and Tingalan, Opol, Misamis Oriental and soon in Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro City.
ABERDI also operates a 10-tonner crude palm oil plant in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. By June this year, the 50-tonner palm oil refinery plant will be operational and is expected to produce 1,000 metric tons of palm oil per month.