26 6月 - 28 6月 2019
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Argus NPK and Added Value Fertilizers Asia

Featured speakers

Carl Roache 
Editor, Manager Asia, Argus
Carl Roache is the Asian Fertilizer Editor at Argus Media, based in the company’s Singapore office. He is responsible for co-ordinating regional coverage for the global fertilizer reports. Prior to his move to Singapore in 2016, Carl edited the global Argus Potash report and the Fertilizer Europe publication from the London head office. Carl has over a decade of expe...
Carl Roache is the Asian Fertilizer Editor at Argus Media, based in the company’s Singapore office. He is responsible for co-ordinating regional coverage for the global fertilizer reports. Prior to his move to Singapore in 2016, Carl edited the global Argus Potash report and the Fertilizer Europe publication from the London head office. Carl has over a decade of experience covering commodity markets. Before joining Argus in 2013, he worked as an editor for ICIS/Reed Business Information covering a range of sectors including fertilizers, petrochemicals and refined products. He is an NCTJ/NCE qualified newspaper journalist and started his career working for Northcliffe Media in the UK.
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.
Julia Campbell
NPKs Editor, Argus
Julia Campbell is the NPKs editor at Argus Media, having launched the NPKs report in April 2016. Prior to this, she was the Fertilizer Europe editor. She has also covered the phosphates and ammonia markets as a reporter at Argus Media. Before joining Argus in 2013, she worked at Textiles Intelligence and Datamonitor in the editorial departments. She has a BA (Hons) degree ...
Julia Campbell is the NPKs editor at Argus Media, having launched the NPKs report in April 2016. Prior to this, she was the Fertilizer Europe editor. She has also covered the phosphates and ammonia markets as a reporter at Argus Media. Before joining Argus in 2013, she worked at Textiles Intelligence and Datamonitor in the editorial departments. She has a BA (Hons) degree in Ancient History from the University of Manchester, UK.
Dr. Nguyen Van Bo
Former President, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Van Bo, is currently a member of the Vietnam Panel on Climate change and a board member and trustee for many local organisations in Vietnam including the Rural Development Science Association, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) and the Vietnam Soils Science Association. Van Bo began his career at the National In...
Van Bo, is currently a member of the Vietnam Panel on Climate change and a board member and trustee for many local organisations in Vietnam including the Rural Development Science Association, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS) and the Vietnam Soils Science Association. Van Bo began his career at the National Institute for soils and fertilizers and worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. His main research experience includes soil fertility, plant nutrition, soil conservation, land degradation, desertification and cropping systems. Recently, Van Bo spends most of his time for research on land use, food security, agricultural environment and climate change issues. At present, Van Bo works actively on agricultural waste management, green growth and climate smart agriculture.
Nguyen Quang Luan
Managing Director, Viet Hoa Nong – VIETAGRO
Nguyen Quang Luan is the Managing Director at Viet Hoa Nong - VIETAGRO. VIETAGRO are a marketing and distribution company for fertilizer and agrochemicals in Vietnam, specializing in NPK compound and phosphate fertilizers. At the beginning of his career between 1996 and 2004 he worked for several multinational companies in the fertilizer and agrochemical industry in Vietna...
Nguyen Quang Luan is the Managing Director at Viet Hoa Nong - VIETAGRO. VIETAGRO are a marketing and distribution company for fertilizer and agrochemicals in Vietnam, specializing in NPK compound and phosphate fertilizers. At the beginning of his career between 1996 and 2004 he worked for several multinational companies in the fertilizer and agrochemical industry in Vietnam.
Ernest Balanza Ganga
Assistant Vice President Marketing, Atlas Fertilizer Corporation
Born on February 15,1963 in Baguio City, Philippines. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Major in Agronomy from Benguet State University, Benguet, Philippines in 1984. I started my career as Technical Extension Representative of San Miguel Corporation, Agri-Business Division from 1985-89 as Area Sales Manager, later as District Manager for Pioneer hybrid...
Born on February 15,1963 in Baguio City, Philippines. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Major in Agronomy from Benguet State University, Benguet, Philippines in 1984. I started my career as Technical Extension Representative of San Miguel Corporation, Agri-Business Division from 1985-89 as Area Sales Manager, later as District Manager for Pioneer hybrid seed which mainly involved in educating farmers on the growing of hybrid yellow corn. In 1992, I had the opportunity to work for Atlas Fertilizer Corporation as Technical Manager, Area Manager, District Manager and currently as Assistant Vice President for National Sales. My work has involved me mainly in education of farmers. The challenge of bridging the gap between the academe/research and the farmer has always been a passion. Having seen the living condition of farmers and improving their lives through adoption of modern farming technology is a never ending task. Having found a company that has for its mission of continuously contributing to Philippine agriculture has brought me where I am now. The opportunity to work with international organizations has further strengthen us in our pursuit of our mission to improve farmers lives.
Tin Muang Aye
Senior Advisor, International Plant Nutrition Institute
Tin is a soil scientist and research agronomist, international agricultural and rural consultant with more than 25 years experiences in agronomic and environmental research projects. From 2005 to 2017, Tin worked with CIAT cassava program as a Senior Agronomist and Soil Scientist and was also involved with UNDP projects in China and Cambodia as an international trainin...
Tin is a soil scientist and research agronomist, international agricultural and rural consultant with more than 25 years experiences in agronomic and environmental research projects. From 2005 to 2017, Tin worked with CIAT cassava program as a Senior Agronomist and Soil Scientist and was also involved with UNDP projects in China and Cambodia as an international training expert and a team leader for Trilateral China-Cambodia-UNDP Cassava-related Project. He has worked as a Senior Adviser at IPNI SEAP since 2012. Throughout his career, Tin has been active in agriculture communities and professional organizations with the objective of assisting in poverty reduction and enhancement of sustainable agricultural intensification in less favored upland areas of tropical Asia and the Pacific, particularly in Southeast Asia.
Vachirasak Arjananont (Tudtu)
General Manager, Charlee SPC Co 
Vachirasak is currently serving as the General Manager at CHARLEE SPC Co and has been with the company since 2005. Alongside his role at CHARLEE SPC Co, Vachirasak is the Treasurer, Technical Committee Director and Public Relationship Committee Secretary of the Thai Fertilizer and Agricultural Supplies Association.
Vachirasak is currently serving as the General Manager at CHARLEE SPC Co and has been with the company since 2005. Alongside his role at CHARLEE SPC Co, Vachirasak is the Treasurer, Technical Committee Director and Public Relationship Committee Secretary of the Thai Fertilizer and Agricultural Supplies Association.
Madhab Adhikari
Associate Vice president - Sales and Marketing in Specialty Nutrients Division, Coromandel International
Madhab is the Associate Vice President for Sales and Marketing in the Specialty Nutrients Division at Coromandel International Limited. Madhab has 16 years’ worth of experience in the fertilizers industry. He has worked in different segments including fertilizers, specialty fertilizers and crop protection chemicals within Coromandel and has experience in operational, marke...
Madhab is the Associate Vice President for Sales and Marketing in the Specialty Nutrients Division at Coromandel International Limited. Madhab has 16 years’ worth of experience in the fertilizers industry. He has worked in different segments including fertilizers, specialty fertilizers and crop protection chemicals within Coromandel and has experience in operational, marketing and strategic domains in the fertilizer industry. Madhab has vast knowledge of the Indian fertilizer industry and has presented his views in many industry forums. He has a Masters in Agricultural Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Agri Business Management,
Rolf Härdter
Head of Agronomy and Advisory, K+S KALI 
Rolf Haerdter is the head of Agricultural Services K+S KALI GmbH with PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the Institute of Plant Nutrition, University of Hohenheim. He Spent 2 years as a post doc at the Institute of Plant Nutrition of the University of Hanover, focussing on N-use efficiency research. He also was part of Joint K+S Kali GmbH in 1990 at the K+S Research Centre ...
Rolf Haerdter is the head of Agricultural Services K+S KALI GmbH with PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the Institute of Plant Nutrition, University of Hohenheim. He Spent 2 years as a post doc at the Institute of Plant Nutrition of the University of Hanover, focussing on N-use efficiency research. He also was part of Joint K+S Kali GmbH in 1990 at the K+S Research Centre in Hanover. From 1991 – 2004 he was the Coordinator Asia at the International Potash Institute (IPI). Rolf Published a number of papers and books on plant nutritional aspects focussing on Asia, Central Europe. He gave a number of presentations on international conferences (IFA, IPI, FMB). In 2005, he was the Managing Director of K+S Polska in Poland. In 2009 – 2017 Rolf posted in Singapore as Managing Director of K+S Asia Pacific.
Chon Quang Nguyen
Deputy Head of Soil Science Department, Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Vietnam 
Chon Quang Nguyen, PhD; Soil Scientist; Deputy Head of Soil Science Department, Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Vietnam. Over 24 years of research experience in plant nutrition and soil fertility in Vietnam. PhD in Soil Science and Agronomy at University of New England, NSW, Australia (2007 - 2011) and MSc in Tropical Agriculture at Leuven University, Belgi...
Chon Quang Nguyen, PhD; Soil Scientist; Deputy Head of Soil Science Department, Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Vietnam. Over 24 years of research experience in plant nutrition and soil fertility in Vietnam. PhD in Soil Science and Agronomy at University of New England, NSW, Australia (2007 - 2011) and MSc in Tropical Agriculture at Leuven University, Belgium (2002 - 2004). Long term working with several ACIAR projects namely 'Utilising basic soil data for the sustainable management of upland soils in Vietnam and Australia (2002 - 2006)'; 'Sustainable and profitable crop and livestock systems for South Central Coast Viet Nam 2012 - 2013'; 'Climate change affecting land use in the Mekong Delta: Adaptation of rice-based cropping systems (2012 - 2015)'; 'Integrated water, soil and nutrient management for sustainable farming systems in South Central Coastal Vietnam and Australia (2014 - 2018)', and with IRRI project 'The development of site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) recommendations for more efficient fertilizer management for rice production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam (2015 - 2016)'. Currently, I am a leader of project on application of bentonite to enhance soil moisture and nutrients retention in order to improve the efficiency of agricultural production on sandy soil under drought conditions in South Central Coastal Vietnam.
Dr. Bijay Singh
Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University
Dr. Bijay-Singh is presently working as INSA Honorary Scientist at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab, India). Bijay has been working on different aspects of fertilizer management for more than three decades. He is fellow of Indian National Science Academy and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. His contributions on nitrogen balance in soil...
Dr. Bijay-Singh is presently working as INSA Honorary Scientist at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab, India). Bijay has been working on different aspects of fertilizer management for more than three decades. He is fellow of Indian National Science Academy and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences. His contributions on nitrogen balance in soil-plant systems have led to better understanding for enhancing nitrogen use efficiency in rice-wheat cropping system, fertilizer nitrogen related environmental pollution, and integrated nutrient management. His work on site-specific management of nitrogen fertilizers is helping economize fertilizer nitrogen usage in rice and wheat. During his career Bijay has published around 150 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He has also published more than 40 book chapters and more than 30 critical reviews including 7 in the Advances in Agronomy.
Helen Gu
Business Development Manager Fertilizer Additives, Solvay Specialty Chemicals
Helen Gu is regional business development manager of Solvay, in charge of fertilizer additives business development in Asia Pacific. The fertilizer additive portfolio currently includes Nitrogen stabilizers, biostimulants and adjuvants for liquid fertilizers. Helen Gu has been working in the fertilizer industry for 8 years with a special focus in slow & controlled relea...
Helen Gu is regional business development manager of Solvay, in charge of fertilizer additives business development in Asia Pacific. The fertilizer additive portfolio currently includes Nitrogen stabilizers, biostimulants and adjuvants for liquid fertilizers. Helen Gu has been working in the fertilizer industry for 8 years with a special focus in slow & controlled release and stabilized fertilizer (SCRSF). She has taken different roles in both state-own fertilizer company and multi-national chemical company, including strategic planning, project management, key account management, marketing & business development. Helen Gu holds a Ph.D degree in chemical engineering from McMaster University in Canada.
Nan Zheng
Business Development Director, China XLX Fertilizer l Henan Xinlianxin Fertilizer Co

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