25 March - 27 March 2020
Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai, China

Argus Asia Fertilizer

Speakers

Wang Hong
Executive Director, China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Chemical Fertilizers (Beijing)
Dr. Wang Hong is the executive director of China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Chemical Fertilizers (Beijing) and the director of soil and fertilizer testing center of Institute of Agricultural Resources and Agricultural Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is a member of Chinese Society of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers ...
Dr. Wang Hong is the executive director of China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Chemical Fertilizers (Beijing) and the director of soil and fertilizer testing center of Institute of Agricultural Resources and Agricultural Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. He is a member of Chinese Society of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers (CSPNF) and Director of Test and Analysis Committee, CSPNF. He is focusing his researches on plant micro-element nutrition and fertilizers, plant root development associated with efficient nutrients utilization, and technologies for testing soils, plants and fertilizers.
Oreopoulos C
Managing Director Greece, Balkans and Middle East, COMPO EXPERT
Constantinos Oreopoulos is a thirty-seven years old, agricultural engineer with Masters in Biotechnology and in Business Administration. He has thirteen years of experience in the fertilizer industry, on both Marketing and Sales. The last seven years he has been working in COMPO EXPERT, in the positions of Managing Director for Greece, Balkans and Middle East and Regional ...
Constantinos Oreopoulos is a thirty-seven years old, agricultural engineer with Masters in Biotechnology and in Business Administration. He has thirteen years of experience in the fertilizer industry, on both Marketing and Sales. The last seven years he has been working in COMPO EXPERT, in the positions of Managing Director for Greece, Balkans and Middle East and Regional Director for Asia Pacific and Oceania.
Zhao Chengyun
Vice President, Xinyangfeng Agricultureal Technology Co., Ltd
Hu Yanli
Deputy General Manager, International Trade, SinoAgri
Satish Chander
President, FAI 
Satish Chander is the Director General of the Fertiliser Association of India since June, 2008. He started his initial career with the Delhi University and thereafter joined Civil Service in India. In his career span of over 30 years he held various positions with the Government of India. As Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farm...
Satish Chander is the Director General of the Fertiliser Association of India since June, 2008. He started his initial career with the Delhi University and thereafter joined Civil Service in India. In his career span of over 30 years he held various positions with the Government of India. As Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare he held, inter alia, the position of Controller of Fertilisers and Central Registrar of Multi-State Cooperative Societies. He represented the Government of India on number of Board of Public Sector Companies and Multi-State Cooperative Societies. He has been associated with a large number of high level Committees constituted by the Government in addressing the issues concerning Indian farmers and Fertiliser Sector. He has been actively associated with the Government in the reform process of the fertiliser sector. He is on the Board of the Certified Crop Advisor Programme-India conducted by American Society of Agronomy. He is also on the Board of International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), U.S.A.
Xu Shuang
General Manager of Nitrogen and Fertex Business Department, Sinofert
Xu Shuang, MBA, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He has been active in the fertilizer industry for 20 years. He is the Deputy General Manager of Basic Fertilizer Division, General Manager of Nitrogen Fertilizer Department & Fertex Business department, Sinofert. He is response for overall sales strategy and layout of nitrogen fertilizer and innovative bus...
Xu Shuang, MBA, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He has been active in the fertilizer industry for 20 years. He is the Deputy General Manager of Basic Fertilizer Division, General Manager of Nitrogen Fertilizer Department & Fertex Business department, Sinofert. He is response for overall sales strategy and layout of nitrogen fertilizer and innovative business section. Manage its 25 business units of nitrogen fertilizer sales business, keeps nitrogen business as the No. 1 in China for many years.
Xie Fang
Senior Analyst, Argus
Senior analyst with Argus. Worked with ChinaOil Jilin Co, China National Chemical Information Centre, Mosaic and Argus Media respectively. Have rich experiences in fertilizer market research and the market reporting, and knows well about the fertilizer industries and the fertilizer market.
Senior analyst with Argus. Worked with ChinaOil Jilin Co, China National Chemical Information Centre, Mosaic and Argus Media respectively. Have rich experiences in fertilizer market research and the market reporting, and knows well about the fertilizer industries and the fertilizer market.
Liu Xiaoxia
Deputy Vice President, Shindoo Chemi-Industry Co.,Ltd, Wintrue
Mr. Liu joined Shindoo since 1994. Shindoo is one of the largest compound fertilizer producers in China. His responsibility in compound fertilizer sales and marketing. He is a senior economist, he finished EMBA courses from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Liu joined Shindoo since 1994. Shindoo is one of the largest compound fertilizer producers in China. His responsibility in compound fertilizer sales and marketing. He is a senior economist, he finished EMBA courses from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Gavin Chong
Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
Gavin Chong joined Argus Singapore in January 2015 and is currently the fertilizer business development vice-president for Asia. He has a previous eight years of experience in trading, distribution, and managing NPK production based in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Gavin Chong joined Argus Singapore in January 2015 and is currently the fertilizer business development vice-president for Asia. He has a previous eight years of experience in trading, distribution, and managing NPK production based in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Wang Jialin
Senior Director, International Trade, Asende
Shang Zhaocong
Deputy Director, China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Chemical Fertilizers (Shanghai)
Andrea Valentini
Principal, Consulting Services, Argus
Andrea Valentini heads up Argus’ fertilizer consultancy services in Asia and the Middle East and has several years of experience as a fertilizer market analyst. He led consulting work on a number of projects, including feasibility studies for nitrogen, phosphates, and potash investments, and specialty fertilizers marketability research in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining A...
Andrea Valentini heads up Argus’ fertilizer consultancy services in Asia and the Middle East and has several years of experience as a fertilizer market analyst. He led consulting work on a number of projects, including feasibility studies for nitrogen, phosphates, and potash investments, and specialty fertilizers marketability research in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Argus, he was the head of consulting for Integer Research. He is a graduate in Economics from the University of Padua in Italy and holds an MBA from McGill University, Canada.
Zhai Jidong
Vice President, Kingenta
Mr Zhai Jidong is Vice President of Kingenta Group and President of Kingenta International, the world’s largest slow and controlled release fertilizer producer and China largest NPK compound and Specialty fertilizer producer and a public company listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange (002470). A 32-year veteran of the agriculture industry, Mr. Zhai was previously COO at Spu...
Mr Zhai Jidong is Vice President of Kingenta Group and President of Kingenta International, the world’s largest slow and controlled release fertilizer producer and China largest NPK compound and Specialty fertilizer producer and a public company listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange (002470). A 32-year veteran of the agriculture industry, Mr. Zhai was previously COO at Spur Ventures Inc., a public company listed in Toronto, Headquarter in Vancouver, where he led Spur’s business in China with a large phosphate mine and chemical complex integrated project. Prior to Spur, he was Executive Vice president and Chief Economist of Sino-Arab Chemical Fertilizers Co. Ltd.(SACF). He was formerly Managing Director of Huaying Phosphoric Acid Co. Ltd., a joint venture company between Japanese ITOCHOU and Chinese CNCCC. Mr. Zhai was Vice Chairman of the China Phosphate Industry Association, Director of the China Sulphuric Acid Industry Association and was Member of Hebei Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC). Mr. Zhai is Senior Chemical Engineer and has Bachelor Degree of Science and Master Degree at Economics.
Madhab Adhikari
Associate Vice president - Sales and Marketing in Specialty Nutrients Division, Coromandel International Limited
Madhab has 16 years’ experience in the agri-input industry. He has worked in different segments within Coromandel, including fertilizers, specialty fertilizers and crop protection chemicals, and has experience working in operational, marketing and strategic roles within the industry. He currently heads up the sales and marketing function of the Specialty Nutrients Divisio...
Madhab has 16 years’ experience in the agri-input industry. He has worked in different segments within Coromandel, including fertilizers, specialty fertilizers and crop protection chemicals, and has experience working in operational, marketing and strategic roles within the industry. He currently heads up the sales and marketing function of the Specialty Nutrients Division at Coromandel, which is one of the industry’s fastest-growing businesses. Madhab has vast knowledge of the Indian fertilizer industry, which he has shared as a speaker at national and international forums. He has a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in Agri Business Management.
Li Guang
Secretary General, China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association
Mr. Li Guang, is a professor-level senior engineer, holds master’s degree from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands in 1990. He currently is secretary-general of China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association, vice Chairman of China Chemical Enterprise Management Association, Deputy Director of the Agriculture Services Office of the China Petroleum and Chemical I...
Mr. Li Guang, is a professor-level senior engineer, holds master’s degree from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands in 1990. He currently is secretary-general of China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association, vice Chairman of China Chemical Enterprise Management Association, Deputy Director of the Agriculture Services Office of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation
Chen Guofu
Secretary General – Potash Branch, China Inorganic Salt Industry Association
Chen Guofu, he is the vice president and secretary-general of China Inorganic Salt Industry Association & the potash industry branch. He was the secretary of the former Minister of Chemical Industry, the director of the ministry’s office, the deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the China Chemical Engineering Corporation, the deputy governor of the People’s Governm...
Chen Guofu, he is the vice president and secretary-general of China Inorganic Salt Industry Association & the potash industry branch. He was the secretary of the former Minister of Chemical Industry, the director of the ministry’s office, the deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the China Chemical Engineering Corporation, the deputy governor of the People’s Government of the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi, Qinghai Province; and the cadres of the State Petroleum and Chemical Administration, and the deputy secretary and deputy general manager of the Material and Equipment Company of Sinopec Group. He is a senior engineer, graduated from East China Chemical College, major in inorganic chemical.
Cong Lintao
Vice Chairman, Inner Mongolia Talent Chemical Fertilizer Co.,Ltd
Cong Lintao is a standing committee member of CNFA (China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association), vice chairman of Inner Mongalia Talent Chemical Fertilizer Co., Ltd, General Manager of Tian Hua (Tianjin) Fertilizer Trading Limited Corporation. A 23-year veteran of Chinese urea export & import progress.
Cong Lintao is a standing committee member of CNFA (China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association), vice chairman of Inner Mongalia Talent Chemical Fertilizer Co., Ltd, General Manager of Tian Hua (Tianjin) Fertilizer Trading Limited Corporation. A 23-year veteran of Chinese urea export & import progress.
Mike Nash
Senior Editor, Fertilizers. Editor, Argus Phosphates & Fertilizer Africa, Argus
Mike Nash is Senior Editor at Argus, responsible for managing the London editorial fertilizer team and helping to develop new contacts. He retains editorship of Argus’ weekly phosphates report and is the main contributor to the Argus Monthly Phosphates Outlook. He also has special responsibility for the emerging African sector and is editor of the Argus monthly Africa fert...
Mike Nash is Senior Editor at Argus, responsible for managing the London editorial fertilizer team and helping to develop new contacts. He retains editorship of Argus’ weekly phosphates report and is the main contributor to the Argus Monthly Phosphates Outlook. He also has special responsibility for the emerging African sector and is editor of the Argus monthly Africa fertilizer supplement. He has 15 years’ experience covering the international phosphates and other fertilizer markets for a variety of UK-based price reporting agencies. He has also covered international energy and petrochemical markets and previously edited a number of manufacturing and engineering titles in the UK. Mike is an experienced speaker, presenting papers at various international industry events including AFA Cairo in 2011 and 2014 and GPCA in Dubai and Oman, TSI World Symposium, the FAI conference in Delhi as well as at many Argus events around the world and at numerous investor events and conferences. Mike is based in London. He is a graduate of Reading University with a BSc Hons degree in geography and economics and postgraduate studies in marketing.
Ming Xian Fan
Director, China Program, ZNI, International Zinc Association
Ming Xian Fan has been working for the IZA, US as Director of the ZNI’s China Programme since 2010 and Director of Technology of the ZNI since 2016, promoting zinc fertilizer technology, production and use. Before joining the IZA he worked for The Sulphur Institute in Washington, DC as Supervisor of the Agricultural Market Development Programme, managing agricultural and f...
Ming Xian Fan has been working for the IZA, US as Director of the ZNI’s China Programme since 2010 and Director of Technology of the ZNI since 2016, promoting zinc fertilizer technology, production and use. Before joining the IZA he worked for The Sulphur Institute in Washington, DC as Supervisor of the Agricultural Market Development Programme, managing agricultural and fertilizer technology research and other marketing development related projects, since 1997. He has coordinated extensive research and education projects worldwide — especially in Asia — on sulphur and micronutrient deficiencies and fertilizer technology. Prior to joining The Sulphur Institute he worked as a professor and research scientist in China and Canada, conducting research activities on soil fertility and fertilizer technologies for over 20 years. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Soil Sciences, the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America and has close relationships and cooperation with Chinese and Indian governmental organisations, fertilizer industries and research institutes. He has had more than 100 articles published in international journals and conference literature. He earned his PhD in soil and fertilizer sciences from Canada’s McGill University in 1993.
Son Nguyen
Director, SSG International
Son Nguyen is Group Director of SSG International and SSG Investment, and Chairman of Richfarm Vietnam, which specialises in NPK and specialty products distribution. His companies handle the marketing and sales for Phosagro JSC and major Russian fertilizer producers to the Vietnamese market. His latest venture is to take part in fund management company Javis to explore ear...
Son Nguyen is Group Director of SSG International and SSG Investment, and Chairman of Richfarm Vietnam, which specialises in NPK and specialty products distribution. His companies handle the marketing and sales for Phosagro JSC and major Russian fertilizer producers to the Vietnamese market. His latest venture is to take part in fund management company Javis to explore early stage investment opportunities in agri-tech start-up firms in Vietnam. Son has been active in the fertilizer industry for more than 14 years and has extensive experience in the NPK market in Vietnam.
Guilherme Soria Bastos Filho
Director of Agricultural Policies and Information, Conab
Guilherme Filho is executive director of agricultural policies and information at Brazil's agriculture statistics agency, Conab. He has also worked as head of market intelligence for trading at Multigrain/Mitsui, as an executive director and partner of consulting companies Agroconsult and Agri63 Investments, as a consultant at the World Bank and researcher for Brazilian th...
Guilherme Filho is executive director of agricultural policies and information at Brazil's agriculture statistics agency, Conab. He has also worked as head of market intelligence for trading at Multigrain/Mitsui, as an executive director and partner of consulting companies Agroconsult and Agri63 Investments, as a consultant at the World Bank and researcher for Brazilian think-tank the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He has a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from the Federal University of Vicosa, and master’s degrees in applied economics from ESALQ/USP and agricultural economics from the University of Maryland.
Xu Feng
General Manager, International Trade, Anhui Huilong Agriculture Means of Production Co. Ltd
Steve Mitchell
Editor, Nitrogen, Argus
Stephen Mitchell has spent more than 40 years analysing and reporting on fertilizer and fertilizer raw material markets, the last 15 years working exclusively on nitrogen. Stephen is responsible for Argus' daily and weekly nitrogen reporting and contributes to its short-term price forecasting services. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has developed conta...
Stephen Mitchell has spent more than 40 years analysing and reporting on fertilizer and fertilizer raw material markets, the last 15 years working exclusively on nitrogen. Stephen is responsible for Argus' daily and weekly nitrogen reporting and contributes to its short-term price forecasting services. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has developed contacts with senior executives in all aspects of the fertilizer industry.
Claira Lloyd
Editor and Sulphur Fertilizers Team Leader, Argus
Claira Lloyd is the sulphur fertilizers team leader and editor of Argus’ weekly sulphur market and monthly outlook reports. She has over 12 years of experience in the oil, gas and sulphur industries and joined Argus in 2015.
Claira Lloyd is the sulphur fertilizers team leader and editor of Argus’ weekly sulphur market and monthly outlook reports. She has over 12 years of experience in the oil, gas and sulphur industries and joined Argus in 2015.
Ewan Thomson
Potash Editor, Argus
Ewan is the editor of the weekly global potash report, and works on the short-term potash outlook. He is responsible for MOP, SOP and NOP price assessments as well as global news and local market coverage. Ewan joined Argus in 2012, and was previously News Editor, covering energy markets.
Ewan is the editor of the weekly global potash report, and works on the short-term potash outlook. He is responsible for MOP, SOP and NOP price assessments as well as global news and local market coverage. Ewan joined Argus in 2012, and was previously News Editor, covering energy markets.
Cleiton de Sequeira
Global Market Development Manager, Agriculture, Rio Tinto
Dr Cleiton de Sequeira joined U.S. Borax in December 2018 based in Chicago, US. He is responsible for the company’s global market development strategy in agriculture and is involved with product development and marketing. Prior to joining U.S. Borax, Cleiton worked as a sales agronomist in Wichita, US, and as manager for agronomy and sales in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Bueno...
Dr Cleiton de Sequeira joined U.S. Borax in December 2018 based in Chicago, US. He is responsible for the company’s global market development strategy in agriculture and is involved with product development and marketing. Prior to joining U.S. Borax, Cleiton worked as a sales agronomist in Wichita, US, and as manager for agronomy and sales in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, for Koch Agronomic Services. His experience includes agronomy, research, sales, market development, marketing and strategic planning. He has a degree in agronomic engineering and a master’s degree in soil science and plant nutrition from the Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil. Cleiton also holds a PhD in crop and soil environmental science from Virginia Tech and an Executive MBA from IAE Business School of Austral University in Argentina.
Sun Hongqiu
General Manager, Trade department, Shandong Ruixing International
Dai Feng
CTO, Zhejiang Aofutuo Chemical Co., Ltd
Guo Shuhua
Director of Department of Non-Agricultural Products, Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange