The Executive Director wishes to inform you about the exciting new Zoom conference series that will be launched in March; entitled “Harvest In”, we will have reports on the 2020-21 harvest from the key sugar producers in the world, including yields, performance and availability for exports. You will be the first to know how increases or shortages will affect the world sugar balance and be able to assess the real impact of weather phenomena such as “La Niña”.
These events will be held virtually using the Zoom platform. As last year, the announcement for each event will be sent one week prior to the Zoom conference and you are asked to inform the Secretariat of your wish to join the event. On the day of the meeting the Zoom link will be circulated (30 minutes ahead of the start time) to all those who have registered so they can log in and participate. It is expected that each conference will last approximately one hour.
The ISO hopes as many contacts as possible can join these Zoom conferences, which the Secretariat trusts will bring added value to understanding the current situation and future challenges and opportunities for our industry.
There is a token £10.00 fee to participate in this Zoom conference for strengthening ISO’s capacity to continue addressing priority issues and payment can be done via the ISO website (www.isosugar.org). Once your payment has been received you will be notified and will receive the Zoom link approximately half an hour ahead of the start time for the meeting.
Friday, 7th May @ 11:00 BST
HARVEST IN THAILAND
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear about one of the leading sugar producers in the world and get the inside scoop from the Office of the Cane and Sugar Board (OCSB) about the status of the current harvest and perspectives for a recovery of production in upcoming years.
Mr. Samart Noiwan, Director of Strategy & Planning Division, together with Mr. Siwa Pothitapana, Expert in Cane and Sugar Industry Policy & Planning, of the OCSB will share with us their views and insights, crucial to determine the effect Thailand will have on the global market of sugar.
Thursday, 13th May @ 14:00 BST
HARVEST IN SADC: ESWATINI
To kick off our Zoom series on the “Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)”, we will have the privilege of hearing about ESWATINI from the best and most reliable sources. Eswatini has established itself as a leader in cane sugar production, consistently achieving high yields and performing amongst the best in the world. The Eswatini Sugar Association (ESA) will present the various elements that come together to reach a solid level of competitiveness and offer projections for the upcoming harvest, including potential scenarios for international and intra-regional trade.
Thursday, 27th May @ 11:00 BST
HARVEST IN SADC: MAURITIUS
Devesh Dukhira, Chief Executive Officer of the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate, will give an insight on the upcoming harvest and prospects for production, export and specialization, including the opportunities opened by recent trade agreements with key consumer countries.
April/May/June (dates to be determined): SOUTHERN AFRICA
Key reports from the SADC region will convey a clear perspective of the 2021 harvest for South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia, including the availability of specialty sugars for export.
TO BE CONFIRMED:
- Andean Region (Colombia, Pero, Ecuador, Bolivia)
- Eurasian Economic Region (Russian Federation, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan).