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Palm Oil: Price trends 2021. Market expectations and sentiments

Joint webinar: Refinitiv and Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)

The palm oil market has become one of the fastest growing markets over the past years. Significant growth in demand across different industries led to price increase. However, Covid -19 has impacted the market. Palm oil export was effected by lower global demand due to lockdown in most importing countries and the prospects of a recovery of oil production will depend on a number of factors.


  • Palm oil market trends in 2021
  • How did La Niña affect palm oil production, and what is next? Are there any immediate risks or opportunities pertaining to the palm market? Will palm oil prices remain bullish?
  • Impact of Covid 19: challenges and opportunities. 
Webinar info
Date: Wednesday 24th February 2021
Duration:  1 hour 30 min
Moderator: Faisal Iqbal, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
  • Ahmed Alami, Alami Group   
  • Faisal Iqbal, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
  • Kian Pang Tan, Refinitiv                            

15:00 - 15:05 Welcome note by moderator
15:05 - 15:20 Palm oil: market trends 2021. Faisal Iqbal, Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
15:20 - 15:35 Palm oil market outlook: risks and
opportunities. Kian Pang Tan, Refinitiv
15:35 - 15:50  Presentation by Ahmed Alami, Alami Group   
15:50 - 16:10 Q&A session
16:10 - 16:25 Closing remarks by moderator & panelists                                   

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Kian Pang Tan,
Senior Analyst,
Dr Tan is a senior analyst at Refinitiv Agriculture Research. He provides insights into palm oil fundamentals and market developments. Dr Tan has been conducting research in the palm oil industry since 2010 and he holds a PhD in Remote Sensing from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. 
Faisal Iqbal,
Deputy Director,
Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC)

Faisal Iqbal is a deputy director at Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). He is responsible for directing and managing key strategic business development initiatives at the top corporate and government levels.

Ahmed Alami,
Managing director,
Alami Group   
Ahmed Alami holds a Degree (with honors) in Economics and Finance, he is the Managing Director of Alami Group, one of the major manufacturers and traders in the Palm Oil industry for over 30 years.