Conference programme

  • 08.00: Registration and coffee stand open
  • 09.00: Introduction, Methodology and Context by Jonathan Heming, CEO of the HBI Group
  • 09.40: Lauric Oils Market Fundamentals by Dr Julian Conway McGill, Head of South East Asia, LMC International Ltd
  • 10.10: Trading PKO and CNO (Speaker to be confirmed)
  • 11.00: Coffee break
  • 11.15: Production of Lauric Based Oleochemicals by Samuel Chevigny, Fatty Acids Desk, Director at HBI SAS
  • 11.45: Applications of Lauric Based Oleochemicals by Dr Peter A. Smith, VP Sales & Marketing, Sinarmas Oleochemicals
  • 12.30: Lunch
  • 14.00: Food Applications of Lauric Oils by Jass Khaw, Laurics Sourcing and Trading, AAK SA
  • 14.30: Sustainability applied to CNO and PKO and their Oleochemicals Applications by Cleber de Morais, Global Purchasing Category Manager, L'Oreal
  • 15.20: Coffee break
  • 15.40: Potential Substitution by non-Oleochemical Based Materials by Matthew C. Jordan, Managing Partner, Colin A. Houston & Associates
  • 16.10: The Future by Jeffery J. Mahaffey, General Manager, HBI USA
  • 17.00: Conclusion
  • 17.30: Cocktail
  • 19.00: Gala Diner

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The price of attending the Conference is USD 1,000 per participant for one full day including lunch, cocktail and Gala diner, taxes not included.

The Conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur at the WESTIN hotel.
Address: 199, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie.

Owing to the limited number of seats available for this Conference, we will only be able to accept a limited number of participants including the Speakers. As a result, we require your confirmation or otherwise that you will attend this Conference by end-February 2018. Payment for the Conference is to be made to Oleoline by February 15th. Regretfully, if payment is not received by this date, we will not be able to hold your reservation firm.

We hope you will take up this opportunity to participate in what will certainly be a reunion of players and experts involved in the Lauric Oil and Oleochemicals market worldwide.

The objective to define how the market will develop over the next year will be the result of the combined experience and know-how of all the participants. We look forward to your contribution.

Please address your questions or your demand for booking to Céline Heming, the conference coordinator at