Bonsucro Technical Week - Colombia 2017

23 – 27 October | Cali, Colombia

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Bonsucro is pleased to bring Technical Week to Cali, Colombia in October 2017

Bonsucro Technical Week is the ideal event for practitioners of the Bonsucro Platform and Certification System.  Join us for a weeklong event aimed at increasing technical knowledge, connecting with peers and introducing new tools and resources.

This event will include auditor/expert qualification training, introduction training, introduction to Bonsucro Connect, national/regional workshops, and a field trip.

Training Venue: Hotel Spiwak Chipichape – Avenida 6 #36-18, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Accomodation: To book rooms with preferential tariff at Hotel Spiwak Chipichape please complete the form (Download here) and send it to Alexandra Sánchez at or via telephone at +57 2 3959999 or book online here

Field Visit Venue: Ingenio Manuelita – Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia –

Agenda Overview


  • Introduction  Training  (Day  1,  (morning) 2)  USD$300.
  • Expert/  Auditor  Qualification Training   (Day  1,2,3,4,5)    USD$1075  (15%  early  bird  discount   available  up  to  2  weeks  before  the  event)
    • Bonsucro  Members  are  eligible  for  a  10%  discount  on top of the  price  of  registration
  • Workshops  Sessions   (Day  4)  –    FREE. Registration required
  • Field  Visit  (Day  5)  –  USD$100 Includes  only  field  trip

Introduction ​Training

Introduction to the  Bonsucro  Certification  System,  including the  Bonsucro  Production  Standard and the  Bonsucro  Calculator.

Hotel Spiwak Chipichape

Auditor/Expert ​Qualification ​Training

This  training  supports  qualification  for  Lead  Auditors  and  Technical  Managers.    This  also  provide  an  in-depth  training  for  quality/H&S/certification/environmental  managers  at  the  mill/farm  level.    The  training  concludes  with  an  exam  that  is  graded  by  the  Bonsucro  secretariat.

Hotel Spiwak Chipichape

​Implementation ​Experience ​Sharing (consultation session)

As  part  of  Technical  Week,  we  welcome  everyone  involved  in  the  technical  side  of  Bonsucro  to  come  and  share  their  successes  and  to  debate  and  discuss  how  to  find  solutions  for  common  problems.  The  makeup  of  the  workshops  will  be  context  specific  and  adapted  to  different  countries.

Hotel Spiwak Chipichape

​Introduction ​to ​Bonsucro ​Connect (consultation session)

Bonsucro is delighted to announce that its revolutionary new cloud-based tool for the sugarcane industry, Bonsucro Connect, is now live.

This new online tool enables users to demonstrate and monitor sustainability through a powerful array of features, such as:

  • Online version of the Bonsucro Calculator
  • Visualisations of performance for producers for mills and farms (live benchmarking through a ‘smart dashboard’)
  • Facilitation of the audit process
  • Scorecards to track progress
  • Availability in EnglishPortuguese & Spanish

This session will provide an overview of the tool and a demonstration on its usability. Users are able to provide feedback that can be used for design improvements.

Hotel Spiwak Chipichape

Field Trip

Bonsucro will work with local producers to provide a ‘real world’ tour of the certification system. Provides a learning opportunity for those in the Qualification Training to hear from a mill team and/or following a gap audit showcasing the work a farm and/or mill has done that is already certified.  The location of the field visit will be Ingenio Manuelita.

More About Manuelita Mill:

Sugarcane first arrived in Cali in 1540. Since then, its cultivation spread through the Cauca river basin. During the Colony, the production of panela, sugar and honey became an artisan industry, and remained so until the beginning of the twentieth century, when the modern plant of Ingenio Manuelita was built. In 1930 there were only three plantations in the Valle del Cauca: Manuelita, Providencia and Ríopaila. Today, the sugar industry has expanded, comprising 22 mills. Bonsucro is proud to announce that Ingenio Manuelita will be the field trip destination of Colombia Technical Week 2017.


Ingenio Manuelita


Want to Support Bonsucro Technical Week?

Do you want to support change in the sugarcane sector? Bonsucro offers exclusive options for those looking to increase technical capacity in countries. Contact us at ( or +44 (0) 203 735 8917 for further information.