10 April - 12 April 2019
Shanghai, China

Argus Asia Fertilizer

  • 09:00
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:30
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  • 12:00
  • Fertilizer fast track part one – Separately bookable

These sessions will provide a thorough overview of the market, demystify terminology and explain how the sector works in practice. This is an excellent one-day training course for anyone looking to get to grips or refresh their understanding of the sector.

Part one consists of:
- Nitrogen markets

Steve Mitchell, Editor, Nitrogen, Argus

- Phosphates and Potash markets

Mike Nash, Editor, Phosphates, Argus

- Sulphur Market

Claira Lloyd, Editor and Sulphur Fertilizers Team Leader, Argus 

  • 12:00
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  • 13:00
  • Lunch
  • 13:00
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  • 15:00
  • Fertilizer fast track part two – separately bookable

Part two will focus on:

- NPKs and added value fertilizers

Xie Fang, Senior Analyst, Argus

- China fertilizer market focus

Xie Fang, Senior Analyst,


- India fertilizer market focus

 Nidhi Pandurangi, Reporter- Asia Fertilizers, Argus

  • 15:30
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  • 17:00
  • Round table discussions

Participants can choose from the following discussion topics:

- Growth opportunities in Africa
- India market trends
- Phosphate market outlook
- Nitrogen – New global capacity developments and changing trade flows
- Potash – The role of China and India contracts amid growing global capacity
- Urea futures market and impact on fertilizer trade
- Sulphur market

  • 17:30
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  • 19:30
  • Evening networking reception
Take in the panoramic views across Shanghai as you enjoy getting to know fellow delegates. Enjoy regional and international cuisine food stations and drinks during the evening.
  • 09:20
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  • 09:35
  • Chairpersons' welcome
  • 09:35
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  • 10:25
  • Latest developments in the fertilizer sector in China
Wang Liqing, Secretary General, China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association
Li Guang, Secretary General, China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association
Chen Guofu, Secretary General – Potash Branch, China Inorganic Salt Industry Association
  • 10:25
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  • 10:50
  • Assessing macro-economic and agricultural trends and the impact of fertilizer use in Asia Jingyan Sun - Analyst, Rabo Research Food & Agribusiness, Rabobank

- Considering macroeconomic factors
- Implementation of environmental policies in China
- Promoting sustainable practices in agriculture
- Impact on fertilizer market

 

  • 10:50
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  • 11:00
  • Interactive poll and speaker Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 11:00
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  • 11:40
  • Morning refreshment break
  • 11:40
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  • 12:05
  • Outlook for the nitrogen markets Alistair Wallace - Head of Fertilizer Research, Argus Integer
- Global supply and demand trends
- Regional developments in Asia
- Assessing the Ad blue market and impact on urea market
  • 12:05
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  • 12:30
  • Assessing regional developments in the phosphates market Xu Deren - Manager of International Business Department, Sinofert
- Overview and recent developments
- Trade flows and export markets
  • 12:30
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  • 12:55
  • Urea futures market and impact on fertilizer trade
  • 12:50
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  • 14:20
  • Lunch
  • 14:20
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  • 14:45
  • NPK fertilizer market developments Julia Wang - Marketing Director, Asia, Phosagro
- Global outlook and price developments
- Large-scale production projects
- Major Asian NPK markets
- Response to China NPK export tax policy
  • 14:45
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  • 15:10
  • Sulphur market developments Luo Rong Quan - Marketing Director, Suzhou Kaiyuan Chemical Company
- Key trends in sulphur fertilizers market
- Global supply and trade flows
- Chinese sulphur demand
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon refreshment break
  • 15:40
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  • 16:05
  • Evaluating the specific requirements for improving oil palm quality and yield Suzie Haryanti Husain - Agronomist, Lhoist
- Examining regional cultivation trends
- Assessing the yield gaps
- Specific soil, moisture and nutrient management
- A balanced fertilizer approach to maximise yield
  • 16:00
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  • 16:25
  • Improving ROI and crop yields for farmers with added value and specialty fertilizers in Asia Grant Roberts - Chief Agronomist, Asia, Yara
- Market drivers for increasing the use of added value fertilizers
- Regional demand for added value fertilizers in Asia
- Growth prospects for water soluble, slow release and enhanced efficiency fertilizers in Asia

  • 16:25
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  • 16:50
  • The use of added value fertilizers to improve productivity and promote sustainability in agriculture Kevin Moran - Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
- Increasing nutrient use efficiency and improved crop quality and yield
- Incorporating biologicals
- Communicating the benefits of improving fertilizer efficiency
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Speaker Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Evening networking reception
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Keynote presentation Mathias Schroeder - Head of Marketing and Sales/ Managing Director, Asia, Eurochem
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Indian fertilizer market trends and drivers Satish Chander - Director General, FAI - The Fertiliser Association of India
- Trends in fertilizer production and consumption
- Fertilizer pricing and subsidy policy
- Update on Direct Benefit transfer
- Market outlook for 2019-2020
  • 10.30
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  • 11.00
  • Morning Refreshment Break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Assessing the challenges and opportunities in the Africa fertilizer market Gopal Chandak - Regional Head - West Africa & Asia (Fertilizer & Agri Inputs), ETG
- A look at export opportunities and trade flows from Asia to Africa
- Assessing shifting patterns in consumption trends in different regions
- Examining demand for N, P, K fertilizers 
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Overview and fertilizer developments in Vietnam Son Nguyen - SSG Group International
- New policies and regulation and impact on the fertilizer market
- NPK and DAP demand in Vietnam
- Consumption trends
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • An agronomic perspective on fertilizer requirements and use in Vietnam Pham Van Toan - Associate Professor, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Overview of the agricultural sector in Vietnam 
  • Identifying soil deficiencies and nutrient requirements
  • Breakdown of fertilizer use by region
  • Use of synthetic and biofertilizers 
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Light buffet lunch