Market Forum : 2023 Market Direction Amidst Unpredictable Environments

MARKET FORUM is a seminar series organized by MPOC to share key market updates received through our network of regional offices and in-house market intelligence. The Market Forum is targeted to Malaysian palm oil stakeholders in various parts of Malaysia. The Market Forum serious attract prominent speakers from the global oils & fats industry, financial institutions, government agencies as well as relevant authorities.

The final edition of Market Forum for year 2022 was held on the 15 December 2022 in Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Its theme was ‘2023 Market Direction Amidst Unpredictable Environment’. The speakers for this Market Forum are experts in their respective fields that share their insights and engaged with the participants.

A total of six papers were presented. Three papers on the economic outlook, financial instruments and freight costs were shared by the Bank Negara Malaysia, First East Export Bank and LGC Resources.

Two papers garnered most engagements from the crowd. These topics revolved on the downstream export and upstream performance by MPOC and MPOB, respectively.

As for market-specific topics, MPOC team also presented on the South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa.

Paper 1:
Market Opportunities in South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa Region
Azriyah Azian ,
Market Analyst,
Malaysian Palm Oil Council
Fazari Radzi,
Market Analyst,
Malaysian Palm Oil Council
Paper 3:
Malaysian Ringgit vs US Dollar Developments and its Impact on Malaysian Trade
Mohd Nozlan Khadri,
Deputy Director,
Bank Negara Malaysia

Paper 4:
CPO Production Outlook Amidst Extreme Weather Conditions & Labour Shortage

Nur Nadia Kamil,

Research Officer,
Malaysia Palm Oil Board

Paper 5: Managing Escalating Freight Costs and Impact on Commodities

Marie Hor,
Business Development Directors,
LGC Resources Sdn. Bhd.

Paper 6:
An Overview of Malaysian Palm Oil 2022 and Expectations for 2023

Faisal Iqbal,
Director Marketing and Market Development,

Malaysia Palm Oil Council

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