RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue 2019


Come hear OPTEL’s GeoTraceability Experts at the Sustainable Palm Oil Dialogue!

June 14, 2019 | Utrecht, Netherlands


The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) aims to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. Held on June 14, 2019, in Utrecht, Netherlands, the event is a great opportunity to take part in the dialogue about reaching complete market transformation to sustainable palm oil in 2020!

Pierre Courtemanche, GeoTraceability founder, and his team will be at the event to discuss how OPTEL’s GeoTraceability technology can help track and better manage raw materials, resources and waste. Learn about the reality of the palm oil industry, and how OPTEL can make the product sustainable while also offering value to palm oil mills and smallholder suppliers simultaneously.


Let our experts show you how the GeoTraceability platform can help:

  • Collect and manage data on the smallholder supply base
  • Quickly identify and target underperforming members or illegal activity
  • Track and trace raw materials
  • Increase supply chain efficiency and revenue

Don’t wait – Limited places available! 


OPTEL’s GeoTraceability experts are hosting an exclusive networking cocktail at the NH hotel in Utrecht, on June 13.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm, and the event will begin with a 1-hour conference hosted by a variety of speakers, including OPTEL’s GeoTraceability experts. Let’s learn together in a friendly atmosphere.

Come have a drink and appetizers while also gaining valuable insight on these topics:


1. The intelligent supply chain: Andrew Kewson (Optel) 
Corporate scandals such as counterfeiting, contamination, deforestation and exploitation in the food and beverage, healthcare, pharmaceutical and natural resources industries threaten public safety, affect consumer trust, demands and behaviors across the globe. At the heart of the problem: supply chains. Today’s supply chains are ineffective due to a lack of visibility and transparency. Traceability can solve these issues, and since supply chains are an integral part of every business the potential for significant, positive change is enormous. Andrew will present how OPTEL, a certified B Corp,  is different in one major way: its commitment to creating industry solutions that benefit businesses, people and the planet, to ensure the well-being of future generations
2. Driving data transparency in palm oil: Steven Ripley (GeoTraceability) 
Third-party, independent palm oil mills represent a common source for multiple buyers. Unfortunately these mills often don’t know who is growing the crop that feeds their business. It’s clearly in buyers’ interests to support these palm oil suppliers to improve traceability, but one mill doing traceability alone doesn’t work. FFB and palm oil will be pushed to buyers who don’t ask questions. To stop this leakage, all mills and FFB suppliers in an area or landscape need to be asking for traceability data and this requires a coordinated or landscape approach to traceability. Steven will present the case for collaboration in driving transparency and producer engagement in the palm oil industry
3. Solutions for shared industry challenges Pierre Courtemanche (GeoTraceability)
Shared industry challenges involving multiple tiers of independent actors demand a new approach. Working in silos is not an option when dealing with independent mills, independent middle men and independent growers. By working together supply chain stakeholders can spread the costs of driving transparency and traceability back to the field. Pierre will present how the GeoT solution is facilitating such collaboration with buyers, mills, agents and FFB truck drivers in Riau. 

Don’t wait – Limited places available!