During the week of March 6, 2017, the Norman Fox team of Steve Halpin, President; Laura Morrisson, Director of Sales & Marketing; and Jason Huang, Purchasing Manager – Imports, attended the 28th annual Palm Oil Conference (POC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was Norman Fox’s fifth POC conference.
2017 is a significant year since it marks the 100-year anniversary of Malaysia’s commitment to commercial palm planting and oil processing. The conference is designed to promote Southeast Asia Palm Oil and its derivatives. Topics include: sustainable growing and harvesting practices, responsible exports, and plans for expansion to cover the increasing global demand for edible oils. Turnout was strong with approximately 2500 registrants and an additional 2500 people meeting to share views on the palm oil business landscape.