01 October - 31 October 2019
Dates and Location, TBC

Argus Europe Fertilizer

  • 08.30
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  • 18.00
  • Registration and Exhibition Open
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chair’s opening remarks Adrian Stubbs, Principal, Potash & Fertilizers, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 09:55
  • Growth drivers for increased global micronutrient use Adrian Stubbs - Principal, Potash & Fertilizers, Argus

Essential micronutrients in agricultural applications    
Market opportunities for fertilizer producers    
Regional production capacity    

  • 09:55
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  • 10:20
  • Micronutrients for sustainable food production Prem S. Bindraban - Director of Europe, Netherlands, IFDC

Improving sustainability across the supply chain 
Increased nutrient efficiency
Regulatory support for achieving sustainability



   

  • 10:20
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  • 10:45
  • Making your fertilizer formulation stand out in the field Daniel Zweifel - Technical Service & Development, Dow

How to optimize the uptake of fertilizer into water repellent soils
Enhancing coverage on crop leaves through the addition of novel additives

   

  • 10:45
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  • 11:00
  • Q&A with speaker panel
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Coffee
  • 11:30
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  • 11:55
  • Drivers for use of chelated micronutrients Marcel Bugter - Market Development Manager Micronutrients, Akzo Nobel

Why do we need chelated products?

How to recognize quality?

Growth drivers
Crop responses to chelates

   

  • 11:55
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  • 12:20
  • Improving micronutrient use efficiency Erik van den Bergh - Managing Director, Van Iperen International

Selecting the right application

Selecting the right product
High performing solutions to increase efficiency

  • 12:20
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  • 12:45
  • The importance of magnesium for increased fertilizer efficiency Dale Edgington - Purchasing & Production Manager, Advanced Micronutrient Products

Foliar application of Mg
Crop responses to Mg
Market opportunities for Mg micronutrient fertilizers

   

  • 12:45
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  • 13:00
  • Questions with speaker panel
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:25
  • Expected Demand for Zinc in Fertilizers and Outlook for Improving Zinc Deficiencies

Control release micronutrients

Crop responses to zinc

Outlook for improved zinc deficiency in Europe over the next 5 years

  • 14:00
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  • 14:25
  • Overcoming boron deficiencies in Europe with foliar products Wilson Boardman - Managing Director, Micromix

Solutions for applying boron by foliar applications    
Crop responses to boron micronutrients
Combining boron with other nutrients    

  • 14:25
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  • 14.50
  • Meeting Europe’s demand for micronutrients with manganese

When to apply manganese

The best application practices for manganese
Accessibility to manganese products in Europe

 

Michael Lassen, Technical Services, Compass Minerals

  • 14:50
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  • 15:15
  • Iron: An essential nutrient for horticulture

Combining iron with other micronutrients to improve crop yields

Soil application recommendations

Outlook for iron deficiencies in Europe

 

  • 14:50
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  • 15:00
  • Q&A with speaker panel
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Coffee
  • 15:30
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  • End of forum
  • 16.00
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  • 17.00
  • Speed networking
Make up to 30 new connections in an hour during this high impact session!
  • 18.30
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  • 21.00
  • 09:25
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  • 09:30
  • Chairs opening remarks Mike Nash - Editor – Phosphates, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 10:15
  • The role of fertilizers in agriculture Mike Nash - Editor – Phosphates, Argus

What nutrients do, limiting yield theory, soil mapping, nutrient removal, 
Overview of market size in total and by nutrient
Expectations for 2018, 2019

   

  • 10:15
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  • 11:00
  • A focus on phosphate markets Mike Nash - Editor – Phosphates, Argus

Rock and processed phosphate production routes    
Proposed EU cadmium regulations and their possible impacts
Supply/demand fundamentals, price drivers    

  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Coffee Break
  • 11:30
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  • 12:15
  • Insights into the nitrogen markets Stephen Mitchell - Editor – Argus Nitrogen, Argus

Ammonia and nitrogen production routes, supply/demand fundamentals, price drivers
Changing trade patterns in urea markets
Urea capacity investment in a low-price world    

  • 12:15
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  • 13:00
  • A snapshot of the sulphur markets Thierry Tran - Senior Analyst, Argus

Sulphur and sulphuric acid production fundamentals
Sulphur fertilizer production routes    
Sulphur as the next macronutrient and emerging technologies    

  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:45
  • Developments in the potash markets Lauren Williamson - SVP, Fertilizers, Argus
Potash fertilizer production routes, supply/demand fundamentals, price drivers
Capacity outlook in an oversupplied market
  • 14:45
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  • 15:30
  • NPKS, specialty and value-added fertilizers Thierry Tran - Senior Analyst, Argus

A look at latest market developments
The value-added product categories 
Market drivers and opportunities for value added products |
The future of the industry    

 

  • 15:30
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  • 15:45
  • Closing remarks and outlook for 2019
  • 15:45
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  • End of fertilizer fast track
  • 16:00
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  • 17:00
  • Speed networking
Make up to 30 new connections in an hour during this high impact session!
  • 18.30
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  • 21.00

Thursday 25 October

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:00
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  • 09:20
  • Chairperson’s welcome remarks and global market overview Lauren Williamson, SVP, Fertilizers, Argus
- N, P and K market update and outlook
  • 09:20
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  • 09:40
  • Succeeding in Europe's fertilizer market David Maher - Editor – Fertilizers Europe, Argus

- Regional outlook
- European regulatory challenges

  • 09:40
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  • 10:05
  • An overview of the Greek fertilizer market Dr. Nikos Louizos - Director, INDAGRO

Regional consumption
Main players in Greece
Supply and demand trends
Outlook for 2019

  • 10:05
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  • 10:30
  • New nitrogen production in Azerbaijan and impacts on European market supply Khayal Jafarov - General Manager, SOCAR Carbamide

Regional demand-supply balance
Distribution plans and trade routes
Expectations for the urea market in 2019

  • 10:30
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  • 10:55
  • Increasing nutrient use efficiency with multi-nutrient fertilizers Amir Gerber - FertlizerpluS Marketing Manager, ICL Fertilizers

Polysulphate for improved crop production and quality performance

Adding value with multi-nutrient fertilizer’s containing sulphur, potassium, magnesium and calcium

Responding to market trends, environmental, organic, and improved food quality

New down-stream multi-nutrient fertilizers
  • 10:55
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  • 11:10
  • Q&A with speakers
  • 11:10
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  • 11:35
  • Coffee
  • 11:35
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  • 12:00
  • The potential for new production in Africa and impacts to European supply Grace Chilande - Fertilizer Market Specialist, AfricaFertilizer.org Regional Coordinator

African demand and fertilizer requirements

Potential for NPKs in Africa

New capacity and competition for European production

 

  • 12:00
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  • 12:25
  • The impacts of US sanctions on the Iranian fertilizer market Mohammad Ali Vadikheil - Managing Director, Phoenix Vision Consultant Group

Iran market overview
Impacts to production
Outlook for 2019

   

  • 12:25
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  • 12:50
  • An update for the Chinese market Zhai Jidong - Chief Operating Officer, Kingenta Ecological Engineering

Chinese consumption trends    
Investment plans in Europe    
Latest market trends    

  • 12:50
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  • 13:00
  • Q&A with speakers
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch

Markets and Trade - Track 1

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 14:10
  • Chair's opening remarks Lauren Williamson - SVP, Fertilizers, Argus

   

  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • Panel discussion – The fertilizer swaps market: Risk management and hedging tools Gregor Spilker - Director, International Research & Product Development, CME Group

Swaps market and its dynamics
Opportunities for risk management in a volatile industry
Discovering the process, methodology and the benchmarks used
User experiences

  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • Hedging and risk management: An agricultural outlook perspective John Baffes - Senior Economist, World Bank

Choosing a suitable risk management strategy
Financial instruments and investment options
Futures and options for agriculture

  • 15.00
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  • 15.30
  • Coffee
  • 15:40
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  • 15:40
  • End of presentations


Agronomic Best Practices and Optimising Plant Health - Track 2

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 14:05
  • Chair’s opening remarks
  • 14:05
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  • 14:30
  • Reducing the yield gap with more efficient fertilizer use Tom Schut - Professor – of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University

Helping farmers to achieve success
Ideas for a more circular agriculture
Maintaining long term improved crop health

  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Best nutrient management practices with the help of multi nutrient fertilizers Robert Meakin - Research and Development Director, Sirius Minerals

Current soil nutrient status in EU
Current fertilizer strategies
Opportunity for improved practice with POLY4
Outcomes for improved quality

  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Coffee
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Improved viability and crop performance with NPK formulas K. Kentepozidis - Production Manager, PFIC Ltd

The benefits of NPKs
Assessing nutrient performance
Maintaining long-term improved crop health    
European market outlook    

  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Nutrient management performance by using controlled release fertilizers Theo van Loon - Commercial Director, Ekompany

Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE)
Methodology of optimizing nutrient efficiency
Trial results

  • 16:30
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  • End of presentations
  • 19:30
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  • Until late

Dinner, drinks and entertainment included.

Friday 26 October

Start End
  • 09:00
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  • Registration open
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • The impacts of increased emission and environmental standards in the European fertilizer sector Jacob B. Hansen - Director General, Fertilizers Europe

Developing sustainable use of fertilizer products and meeting environmental requirements    
EU policies for improved nutrient efficiency    
Achieving environmental sustainability    
The role of better fertilization for increased efficiency

   

  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Achieving sustainability in fertilizers and raw materials production: A Greek case study Dr. Theodora Kouloura - Deputy Plant Director, NEW KARVALI FERTILISERS

Contributing to sustainable development in the market
Achieving a balance between economic and environmental goals
The importance of technology and R&D 
 

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Improving agricultural production with a multi-frertilization approach Sirius Minerals
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Coffee

Start End
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Outlook for agriculture in Europe Koen Deconinck - Agricultural Policy Analyst, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate

Agricultural challenges
Expected demand for fertilizers
 

  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • Panel discussion: Improving the link between the farmers and fertilizer manufacturers

The importance of communication
Providing ROI worth
Outlook for improved education

Nikos Kyriakidis, Commercial Director, Yara Hellas
Nicolas Broutin, Commercial Director, Yara International
Dobromir Penkoff, Fertilizer Manager, Agrotime


  • 12:10
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  • 12:30
  • Roundtable discussion recap Hosted by the roundtable discussion hosts
- Key findings from the roundtable discussions
  • 12:30
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  • 12:45
  • Argus editorial market outlook for 2019 and closing remarks
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:30
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  • End of the conference