Like every year, this year too Bonsucro, an international non-profit multi-stakeholder organization established in 2008 to promote sustainable sugar cane production, is organizing an annual event – Bonsucro Global Week 2019 taking place at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Bonsucro is holding a four-day event from 11th March to 14th March 2019. In recent years the event has been held in New Orleans, the Philippines, Brazil, the UK, and Nicaragua.
Here are the more than five reasons to attend the Bonsucro Global Week 2019
Opportunity to meet stalwarts of the industry
The annual flagship event typically attracts several hundred delegates from dozens of countries around the world. They are leaders driving social, environmental and business performances in their respective organizations and in the wider sugarcane sector. Attending this event will help you to meet and greet the vital stakeholders of the industry. Also, Bonsucro CEO Danielle Morley will take participants through the highlights of 2018 and look ahead to what’s in store for the coming year.
Understanding market uptake
This session will follow a presentation around the market uptake of physical Bonsucro certified products that have been steadily increasing over the past few years. It will look at how uptake can be increased further and invite discussions from the audience to see how business can support widespread performance improvement in the sugarcane industry through more sustainable sourcing programmes.
Presentation of the landmark study
Prominent speakers like Alex Bjork, Director, Private Sector Engagement, WWF-US, 2. Derric Pennington (TBC), University of Minnesota , 3. Ulrike Sapiro, Senior Director, Water Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture, The Coca-Cola Company, 4. Claudia Asensio, Head of Sustainability and New Products, Grupo Pantaleon will present a landmark upcoming study.
Mill tour and presentation
Bonsucro will organize a mill visit to Dan Chang mill in Thailand’s beautiful countryside. You will be warmly received by one of Bonsucro’s leading members, Mitr Phol. Eyewitness how Bonsucro certification is achieved and how its standards are applied to their mills and farms.
Innovations in sustainable sugarcane
This session will present examples of how innovations in technology are helping producers to accelerate successful transitions into more modern ways of working to progress the sugarcane sector towards a more sustainable future.
Smallholders: Creating an inclusive supply chain
This session will look at ways to support smallholders on their journey towards sustainability and the necessary resources required.
Explaining importance of this year’s event happening in Thailand, Danielle Morley, Bonsucro CEO said, “Thailand, as one of the world’s biggest sugarcane producer and exporter of sugar, is an ideal place to explore the sustainability challenges and opportunities in the industry today – and as an exciting, vibrant destination in its own right we are certain that it will provide a superb welcome to all of the Bonsucro delegates and others who are participating in the event.”
Chinimandi.com is one of the media partners for an event. This event will also host the “Inspire Awards” function to recognize significant contributions towards achieving the Bonsucro mission: responsible sugarcane production creating lasting value for the people, communities, businesses, economies, and ecosystems in all cane growing origins.