26 junio - 28 junio 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Argus NPK and Added Value Fertilizers Asia

  • 12:00
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  • 18:00
  • Registration and exhibition open
  • 15:30
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  • 16:30
  • Roundtable discussions
  • 17:00
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  • 17:30
  • Speed networking
Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared for two-minute conversations before the bell rings and you meet someone new. All delegates welcome!
  • 18:00
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  • 20:30
  • Drinks reception
  • 08:30
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  • 18:00
  • Registration and exhibition open
  • 09:00
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  • 09:20
  • Opening remarks from the chair and global overview of NPK market Carl Roache - Editor, Manager – Asia, Argus
  • 09:20
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  • 09:50
  • Welcome address: Agricultural developments in Vietnam
  • Long-term effects of low crop prices
  • Regional drive for meeting southeast Asia’s agronomic needs
  • The importance of trading and educating growers
  • Outlook for agriculture in 2020
  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • Keynote speech: Fertilizer market developments in Vietnam
  • New production
  • Challenges for producers and policy update
  • NPK consumption drivers in Vietnam
  • Achieving balanced fertilization
  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • International NPK production and export trends
  • Strategies for accessing international markets
  • Production capacities
  • Market opportunities for international producers
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Coffee break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Palm oil production versus fertilizer consumption
  • Fertilizer recommendations for palm oil
  • Product availability
  • Long-term impacts of reduced NPK consumption
  • 11:50
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  • 12:30
  • Market overview and consumption volumes
  • Targets for achieving balanced fertilization
  • The importance of the palm oil business
  • Market expectations for 2020

Nguyen Quang Luan, Managing Director, Viet Hoa Nong – VIETAGRO
Ernest B Ganga, Assistant Vice-President Marketing, Atlas Fertilizer Corporation

  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • Adding value to NPKs: Market prospects for added value and specialty fertilizers in Southeast Asia Vachirasak Arjananont (Tudtu) - General Manager, Charlee SQM Thailand
  • Consumption trends for premium products
  • Crop deficiencies in southeast Asia
  • Market opportunities for added-value fertilizer producers
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Water-soluble fertilizers for improving nutrient use efficiency in Myanmar (Burma) Tin Maung Aye - Senior Adviser, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
  • Regional market overview
  • Growth prospects for WSFs
  • Future market drivers

  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Meeting the growing agricultural demand in Myanmar for NPKs
  • The importance of building strong relationships with farmers
  • Growth expectations for 2020
  • New projects
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Coffee
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Outlook for the Chinese NPK market Nan Zheng - Business Development Director, China XLX Fertilizer l Henan Xinlianxin Fertilizer Co
  • Expected production capacities and export volumes in 2019-20
  • Market drivers
  • Implications of the Chinese export tax removal
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Water-soluble fertilizer demand in China and Southeast Asia Kevin Moran - Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
  • Will micronutrients grow with WSFs?
  • Market size in China
  • Outlook for WSFs in southeast Asia
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • The market for specialty fertilizers in India Madhab Adhikari - Senior General Manager, Coromandel International Limited
  • Market size for specialty and added value fertilizers in India
  • Demand drivers
  • Opportunities for growth
  • 17:30
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  • 19:30
  • Drinks reception
  • 09:00
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  • Registration open and coffee served
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chair's opening remarks Gavin Chong - Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 09:50
  • Managing the environmental impacts of Fertilizers A/Prof Hoang Thi Thai Hoa - Head of Soil Science Department and Senior Lecturer, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Assessing environmental impacts on vegetable and rice crops
  • The impact of nitrogen on greenhouse emissions
  • Improving nitrogen use efficiency and adjusting application methods
  • 09:50
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  • 10:10
  • Impacts of abiotic stresses on crops in Southeast Asia and mitigation by plant nutrition Rolf Härdter - Head of Agronomy and Advisory, K+S KALI
  • Occurrence of drought and heat stresses Southeast Asia and their implications
  • Widespread aluminium toxicity, threat to high crop production
  • The role of K and Mg in the mitigation of these abiotic stresses
  • The importance of stakeholders in adopting new formulas for long-term improvement


  • 10:10
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  • 10:30
  • Fertilizer management for major crops in Vietnam Chon Quang Nguyen, PhD - Deputy Head of Soil Science Department, Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Vietnam (IAS)
  • Overview of characteristics of major soil group and major crop production
  • Fertilizer consumption, supply and demand
  • Fertilizer use efficiency
  • 10:30
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  • 10:45
  • Joint Q&A with interactive polling technology
  • 10:45
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  • 11:15
  • Coffee
  • 11:15
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  • 11:35
  • Fertilizer recommendations for rice crops in Asia Bijay Singh - Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University
  • The importance of application timing and nutrient management
  • Developing solutions for modern agriculture
  • 11:35
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  • 11:55
  • Overcoming crop deficiencies in Thailand with specialty fertilizers
  • Deficiencies in the region
  • Soil fertility management practices for improved nutrient use efficiency
  • Regional consumption drivers

  • 11:55
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  • 12:15
  • Opportunities for new fertilizer products in Myanmar
  • Regional crop requirements
  • Irrigation system developments
  • Enhancing the NPK offering with added-value products
  • 12:15
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  • 12:30
  • Joint Q&A with interactive polling technology
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:30
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  • End of conference