Day 1 – Wednesday 25 March

Day 2 – Thursday 26 March

Day 3 – Friday 27 March

Day 1

Welcome ceremony & various panels

Wednesday March 25

08:00 – 09:00

Registration

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

 

 

09:00 – 10:30

 

Welcome Ceremony and Speeches

Welcoming participants to Mexico for Global Week and introducing the event’s VIP speakers.

Speakers:

  • Jean Claude Autrey, Chairperson for Bonsucro’s Board of Directors
    Welcome speech and governance updates
  • Danielle Morley, CEO, Bonsucro
    The past year has seen many exciting developments for Bonsucro and its members. In this session, Bonsucro CEO, Danielle Morley, will take participants through the highlights of 2019 and look ahead to what’s in store for the coming year.
  • Dr Luis Ramiro Garcia, Director, CONADESUCA (National Committee for sugarcane sustainability)
    What does sustainability in sugarcane production look like in Mexico? Dr Luis Ramiro Garcia, the Director at CONADESUCA – the Mexican National Committee for Sugarcane Sustainability offers an overview.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

11:00 – 12:30

Addressing the climate emergency with sustainable sugarcane

The climate has been declared a state of emergency and it’s a priority for Bonsucro and its members. In this session, we will highlight the impact climate change is having on sugarcane and communities at origins. We will also share best practice examples of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from sugarcane production. We will then open up the discussion on how different actors along the supply chain can adapt.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

Hotel Riu Plaza – Guadalajara

14:00 – 15:30

Drivers of change: How organisations have been innovating their value chains towards more sustainable operations 

As a vibrant platform for sustainable change, Bonsucro brings key players together to discuss the opportunities emerging for sugarcane derived products and the power of innovation and genuine commitment. This session explores who ]the drivers of change in the sugarcane sector are and what they are doing to ensure sustainability thrives.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

16:00 – 17:30

Sector approach

Sector alliances are key for resource mobilisation, knowledge transfer and acceleration of local capacities. By working together, we can strengthen the sector, close gaps and reach an excellent level of sustainability. Hear about successful multi-stakeholder alliances – both from the sugarcane sector and outside it.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

Day 2

Conference

Thursday 26

March

09:00 – 10:00

Revisions to Bonsucro’s Production Standard

Delegates will get the first insights into the changes Bonsucro is making to the Production Standard. Nahuel Tuñon, Standards Manager at Bonsucro, will explore why the standards are being u updated and outline the key areas that will change.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

10:30 – 12:00

Breakout sessions

Here, the conference breaks into three parallel, interactive sessions. Delegates have the choice to attend a session on human rights, the environment or health and safety. Each room will have a structured discussion that will allow attendees to have their say and share ideas with others.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

14:00 – 15:30

Smallholders success stories on implementing sustainability

One of the most important challenges for global sustainability is to improve the efficiency and profitability of the smallholder producers. And, it’s closely aligned with environmental and social responsibility principles. Bonsucro’s certification for smallholders promotes best practices for sustainable production in sugarcane. Hear case studies on the positive impact of improving sustainability at smallholder level in Thailand and Mexico.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

16:00 – 17:30

Good practice, better finance

Increasingly, financial institutions are including the sustainability performance of their clients as a key factor when deciding whether to provide finance – and on what terms. Sustainability standards, such as Bonsucro, are useful frameworks to base these decisions on. In this session, we share some examples of how sustainability standards are already being used by financial providers. We will then discuss how compliance with Bonsucro’s standard can benefit farmers and mills.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

17:30 – 18:00

Closing speech

Humberto Jasso, President, Camara Nacional de la Industria Azucarera y Alcoholera  CNIAA

Bonsucro Awards Dinner

Join us for the spectacular annual Awards Dinner where we will reveal and celebrate the winners of Bonsucro’s 2020 Inspire Awards.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

Day 3

Field Trip
Friday 27 March

05:30

Bus Departure for Mill Visit

Hotel Riu Plaza will serve breakfast to guests at 5am.

Everyone attending the field trip will meet in the Hotel Riu Plaza foyer to collect snack boxes and board the bus for the field trip, departing at 5:30am.

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

09:00 – 15:30

Mill Tour and Presentation

Today we’ll be visiting a mill in Mexico’s beautiful countryside. You will be warmly welcomed by Bonsucro’s member, Ingenio Tala, to their mill. The team will share how Tala achieved its Bonsucro certification and the changes it had to make to the mills and farms.

Agenda:

  1. Welcome and presentation from MP senior management
  2. Mill tour
  3. Lunch (11:30 – 13:30)
  4. MP Modern Farm visit
  5. Smallholder farmers visit and discussion

15:30

Departure For Hotel

Approximately between 19:00 and 20:00, dependent on traffic

Arrival at Hotel

Hotel Riu Plaza, Guadalajara

Please note that the agenda is subject to change.