Bonsucro Technical Week - Mexico 2017

3 – 7 July | Guadalajara, Mexico

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Bonsucro is pleased to bring Technical Week to Guadalajara, Mexico in July 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: Grand Fiesta Americana Country Club Hotel: Av. Américas #1551 Esq. Av. Providencia Col. Providencia, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Field Visit Venue: Ingenio Tala, Grupo Azucarero México

Tala mill is located in the municipality of Tala in the state of Jalisco, one of the most fertile agricultural areas of the country and a main sugar producing region. It is located 30 minutes from the City of Guadalajara, the second largest consumer market in the country and 300 km from the port of Manzanillo. Ingenio Tala is one of the three largest and most efficient mills in the country. One of the first two Cogeneration plants of its type is currently being built.

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.

Grand Fiesta Americana Country Club Hotel

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.

Grand Fiesta Americana Country Club Hotel

​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.

Grand Fiesta Americana Country Club Hotel

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

​Bonsucro ​is ​launching ​an ​IT ​Tool ​to ​enhance ​engagement ​with ​the ​Production ​and ​Chain ​of ​Custody ​Standards. ​ ​Bonsucro ​is ​holding ​this ​introduction ​training, ​and ​users ​are ​able ​to ​provide ​feedback ​that ​can ​be ​used ​for ​design ​improvements. ​ ​This ​will ​replace ​the ​current ​version ​of ​the ​Bonsucro ​Calculator ​(excel-based) ​over ​a ​transition ​period.

Grand Fiesta Americana Country Club Hotel

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. ​ ​If ​you ​are ​certified ​producer ​or ​working ​toward ​Bonsucro ​Certification, ​please ​let ​us ​know ​if ​your ​company ​would ​be ​willing ​to ​host ​a ​field ​trip ​and ​partner ​for ​the ​event. ​ ​ ​

Ingenio Tala - Grupo Azucarero Mexico


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.