Bonsucro Global Week 2020

25-27 March 2020 - Mexico


how you can make your business more sustainable


your thoughts on future of sustainability in the sugarcane industry in our consultations and panel discussions


with other industry leaders on sustainable sugarcane

Join us in Mexico

We’re delighted to take our annual event to Mexico this year – and we hope you’ll join us there for an unforgettable time exploring the world of sustainable sugarcane.

2020 is set to be an important year for Bonsucro as many businesses step up their efforts to meet sustainable sourcing commitments, all while sugarcane producers around the world continue to improve their performance.  Among other key developments, the latest Chain of Custody Standard will have been launched and we’ll be kicking off the revision of the Production Standard, plus certifications against the new Smallholder Standard will be well underway.

Mexico, 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. I hope to see you in Guadalajara in March.

Danielle Morley, Bonsucro CEO

What is Bonsucro Global Week?

Bonsucro Global Week is the leading global event for sugarcane sustainability and is the annual flagship event of Bonsucro, the global sugarcane platform. In recent years it has been held in New Orleans, the Philippines, Brazil, the UK, Nicaragua and Thailand and in March 2020, Mexico will host the event.

Bonsucro Global Week typically attracts several hundred delegates from dozens of countries around the world. Delegates are leaders driving social, environmental and business performance in their organisation and in the wider sugarcane sector.

Is Global Week the same as Bonsucro Week?

Yes – Bonsucro Global Week is the new name for Bonsucro Week! The change is to distinguish it from Bonsucro’s other regular events, Technical Weeks, which focus more on training.


Bonsucro Global Week 2020 will take place in the Hotel Riu Plaza in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Please visit the Venue & Accommodation page for more information.

Programme Overview

Conference Day 1 – Wednesday 25 March

Sessions include:

  • Welcome ceremony with opening speech from CONADESUCA
  • Addressing the climate emergency with sustainable sugarcane
  • Taking a whole sector approach to sustainability
  • Thoughts from the CEO: updates on Bonsucro achievements and visions for the year ahead
  • Dinner for Mexico Acceleration Plan

Conference Day 2 – Thursday 26 March

Sessions include:

  • Update on revisions on Bonsucro’s Production Standard
  • Breakout sessions: choose whether to attend an interactive workshop on the environment, human rights or health and safety
  • Success at implementing sustainability on smallholder farms
  • A look at how financial institutions use sustainability standards to make decisions on providing finance
  • Closing Speech and Bonsucro Awards Dinner

Field Trip – Friday 27 March

Visit Bonsucro certified mill – Ingenio Tala and its farms to witness sustainability efforts in practice, and learn how Bonsucro’s Production Standard is applied on the ground. Located 40 minutes from Guadalajara.

Ticket Options

Non-member Full Pass 


Bonsucro Member Full Pass



Full Pass


All tickets include:

> Conference & Panel Discussions

> Field trips to sugarcane mill & farms

> Cultural events

> Access to Annual Dinner and Bonsucro Award ceremony

> Lunch

> Coffee breaks

> Transport to & from field trip locations

*not including payment processing fees