26 fevereiro - 28 fevereiro 2020
Hilton, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe

Expert speakers include:

Amy Yoder
President & CEO, Anuvia
Amy Yoder serves as CEO of Anuvia Plant Nutrients, an ag tech startup that enables farmers to implement new sustainable practices that improve farm profitably, soil health and environmental stewardship. In 2017, Anuvia launched SymTRX™, its first product for agriculture. After only two years, it has been used on over 1 million acres. For more than two decades, she has co...
Amy Yoder serves as CEO of Anuvia Plant Nutrients, an ag tech startup that enables farmers to implement new sustainable practices that improve farm profitably, soil health and environmental stewardship. In 2017, Anuvia launched SymTRX™, its first product for agriculture. After only two years, it has been used on over 1 million acres. For more than two decades, she has contributed to growth and development of the agricultural industry in key roles as CEO of Arysta LifeScience, North America and president of Spectrum Brands Home and Garden and Biolab. She’s also held management positions at Monsanto and NuFarm Limited. Yoder currently serves on the board of directors for The Fertilizer Institute, Compass Minerals and Arcadia Biosciences. She also promotes agriculture by serving on the Clemson University Foundation Board and the Michigan State University Hannah Society. She has also served as past president for the Sigma Alpha Foundation (a sorority promoting women in agriculture). She graduated with a BS in Agricultural Technology Systems Management from Michigan State University.
Markus Schmid
Head of N Business Management, BASF
Dr. Markus Schmid. After earning his PhD in chemistry, Markus joined BASF as a Lab Team Leader in Polymer Research in 2000. After job assignments in R&D and corporate strategy, and project management he took over the responsibility of the N management business at BASF´s Agricultural Solutions division.
Dr. Markus Schmid. After earning his PhD in chemistry, Markus joined BASF as a Lab Team Leader in Polymer Research in 2000. After job assignments in R&D and corporate strategy, and project management he took over the responsibility of the N management business at BASF´s Agricultural Solutions division.
Michael Lassen
Sales Manager Europe, Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals
Michael holds a degree in Agronomy from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. For the past 11 years Michael has worked in the European micronutrient business, first with Wolf Trax (from Canada) and the past 4 years with Compass Minerals (from USA). This background has provided Michael with a good knowledge of distribution & agricultural practices within micronutrients acr...
Michael holds a degree in Agronomy from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. For the past 11 years Michael has worked in the European micronutrient business, first with Wolf Trax (from Canada) and the past 4 years with Compass Minerals (from USA). This background has provided Michael with a good knowledge of distribution & agricultural practices within micronutrients across various areas of Europe. Michael started his career teaching agricultural -and environmental sciences at the Technical College of Holstebro (Denmark), he then moved to primary production of fruits and berries for the Danish Home market - before joining his current employment within the European micronutrient industry.
Luc Maene
Chief Executive Officer, LM Agri
After University, Luc began his career at the Belgian Administration for Development Cooperation. During this time he was lecturing in soil science and soil conservation and responsible for research in these fields, along with project evaluation. In 1982, he joined the United Nations as the Team Leader of the Fertilizer Advisory, Development and Information Network for Asi...
After University, Luc began his career at the Belgian Administration for Development Cooperation. During this time he was lecturing in soil science and soil conservation and responsible for research in these fields, along with project evaluation. In 1982, he joined the United Nations as the Team Leader of the Fertilizer Advisory, Development and Information Network for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. In 1987, he joined IFA, first as its Executive Secretary responsible for Agro-Economic and Technical matters, later as its Deputy Secretary General, Secretary General and finally Director General. Luc Maene has been during many years Vice Chairman of the Board of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). He is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fertilizer Industry Round Table (FIRT). He was a member of the Board of Directors of CEDAP, the French organization of Association Leaders and is Immediate Past President of the European Society of Association Executives (ESAE). He has served on The Center for Association Leadership Board of Directors. He was awarded a Doctorate honoris causa in Agriculture by the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2006. He is currently Visiting Professor in the Department of Land Management, Faculty of Agriculture of the University Putra Malaysia. He is a recent awardee of the International Fertiliser Society's prestigious Francis New medal.
Isidro Campos-Rodriguez
Policy Officer - DG Agriculture, European Commission
Isidro has been a Policy Officer at DG AGRI since October 2018. He is working on the development and implementation of the farm sustainability tool for nutrients included in the legislative proposal for the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020, which has been adopted by the European Commission. His additional tasks relate to modernisation and digitalisation in the a...
Isidro has been a Policy Officer at DG AGRI since October 2018. He is working on the development and implementation of the farm sustainability tool for nutrients included in the legislative proposal for the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020, which has been adopted by the European Commission. His additional tasks relate to modernisation and digitalisation in the agricultural sector. Isidro has a background in academia, working on the use of remote sensing data in agriculture.
Eduardo Mansur
Director - Land and water division, FAO
Eduardo Mansur has been Director of the Land and Water Division at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) since 2016, having previously held the post of Director of the Forest Assessment and Management Division from March 2012. Between 2008 and 2012, Eduardo was the Assistant Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization, Japan, having been Senior Fo...
Eduardo Mansur has been Director of the Land and Water Division at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) since 2016, having previously held the post of Director of the Forest Assessment and Management Division from March 2012. Between 2008 and 2012, Eduardo was the Assistant Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization, Japan, having been Senior Forestry Officer in Accra, Ghana, and Project Co-ordinator then Forestry Policy Officer in Rome from 2002. He first joined FAO in 1995 at a community forestry project in the Andes (Quito), before transferring to become Chief Technical Adviser for the FAO in Mozambique in 1997. Eduardo has a BSc degree in forestry from Parana university in Brazil and a master’s degree in forest economics from Helsinki university in Finland.
Jacob Hansen
Director General, Fertilizers Europe
Mr. Jacob Hansen took over as the Director General of Fertilizers Europe in 2011. Prior to that he worked for the Danish Agriculture and Food Council in Copenhagen and then as Director of their office in Brussels. From a farming background and having studied Political Science at the University of Aarhus in Denmark (MA 1989), he understands first-hand the importance of fert...
Mr. Jacob Hansen took over as the Director General of Fertilizers Europe in 2011. Prior to that he worked for the Danish Agriculture and Food Council in Copenhagen and then as Director of their office in Brussels. From a farming background and having studied Political Science at the University of Aarhus in Denmark (MA 1989), he understands first-hand the importance of fertilizers to society and the need to communicate this. Having worked and been actively involved in a range of committees, platforms and task forces for over 20 years, Mr. Hansen has developed an extensive network within the agri-industrial sectors in Brussels.
Andrey Norov
Industrial Technology Director, PhosAgro - NIUIF
Andrey has worked at Mineral Fertilizers Plants for over 25 years. He has been working for the JSC “NIUIF” since April 2007 - he is currently the Industrial Technology Director. Andrey is an Honorable Chemist of the Russian Federation and also has governmental and industry-related awards. Andrey is the author of many research articles and publications and 27 patents in ...
Andrey has worked at Mineral Fertilizers Plants for over 25 years. He has been working for the JSC “NIUIF” since April 2007 - he is currently the Industrial Technology Director. Andrey is an Honorable Chemist of the Russian Federation and also has governmental and industry-related awards. Andrey is the author of many research articles and publications and 27 patents in the field of phosphorus-containing fertilizers technology.
Michael Basten
Senior Agronomist EMEA region, Koch Industries
Michael joined Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) as Senior Agronomist for Europe, Middle East and Africa in October 2018, where he oversees technical support and market development of controlled release and stabilised fertilizers. He previously held positions as Precision Farming Manager and Product Development manager in Yara’s international agronomy research centre in German...
Michael joined Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) as Senior Agronomist for Europe, Middle East and Africa in October 2018, where he oversees technical support and market development of controlled release and stabilised fertilizers. He previously held positions as Precision Farming Manager and Product Development manager in Yara’s international agronomy research centre in Germany. In 2011, he was appointed Head of Agronomy in Yara’s central marketing department in Oslo, Norway, having joined Yara International as a senior scientist in 1992. Prior to joining Yara, Michael had worked for three years as a junior scientist in the EU project. Michael holds a master’s degree in soil science and plant nutrition from the University of Kiel, Germany.
Rasmus Roeder
Marketing and Sales Manager, Lebosol
Rasmus first worked with Lebosol 10 years ago. His experience in the European agriculture industry stretches back 16 years, during which time he has created and developed products while also working for companies including BASF SE and K+S Kali. Rasmus holds a degree in Agronomy from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.
Rasmus first worked with Lebosol 10 years ago. His experience in the European agriculture industry stretches back 16 years, during which time he has created and developed products while also working for companies including BASF SE and K+S Kali. Rasmus holds a degree in Agronomy from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.
Dale Edgington
Purchasing & Production Manager, Advanced Micronutrient Products
Dale Edgington gained his BS degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University and began his career in the fertilizer industry in 1985. The first half of his career was spent in retail operations, marketing fertilizers, pesticides, seeds and related services to farmers in Michigan. Dale served as Agronomist for Crop Production Services in Michigan, ushering...
Dale Edgington gained his BS degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University and began his career in the fertilizer industry in 1985. The first half of his career was spent in retail operations, marketing fertilizers, pesticides, seeds and related services to farmers in Michigan. Dale served as Agronomist for Crop Production Services in Michigan, ushering in the use of GPS guided technologies for soil testing and variable rate application of fertilizers. In 2003, Dale transitioned to the micronutrient fertilizer manufacturing business where he has been ever since. Responsibilities include purchasing and formulating various fertilizer products with the elements nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, boron, iron and zinc. The business was owned by Agrium, U.S. Inc. until April of 2015 when it was sold to another long standing micronutrient manufacturer, Cameron Chemicals from the state of Virginia.
Muhammad Imran
Research Scientist, Nouryon
Kurt Verhelst
Strategic Account Manager, Prayon
Kurt Verhelst is acting now as Strategic Account Manager for Prayon, supporting globally Prayon’s water soluble fertilizer sales. In close cooperation with the R&D team of Prayon, new products have been developed in Prayon by focussing on the in-house knowledge of phosphates. Kurt Verhelst played a key role in the development of the new water-soluble fertilizers and is co...
Kurt Verhelst is acting now as Strategic Account Manager for Prayon, supporting globally Prayon’s water soluble fertilizer sales. In close cooperation with the R&D team of Prayon, new products have been developed in Prayon by focussing on the in-house knowledge of phosphates. Kurt Verhelst played a key role in the development of the new water-soluble fertilizers and is co-inventor of the micronutri Fe, the new iron fertilizer based on polyphosphates. After studying a Msc. in Biosciences, Specialization Horticulture at Thomas More (Association of KU Leuven) in Belgium, he took position in AVEVE as Technical Commercial manager to support the sales of water soluble fertilisers, used in Horticulture. Till 2007, he worked at Kemira as sales manager in Benelux, France and UK. But when Kemira stopped the WSF Business, he joined Prayon in 2007 as Business Development Manager. Later he combined it with the function of Senior Product Manager and Area Sales Manager.
Thomas Proffit
Global key account manager - Agricultural Specialties, Solvay
Thomas graduated from the engineering agronomical school of ENSAT in Toulouse and has 10 years’ experience in the fertilizer industry. He has worked for companies such as K+S Nitrogen and K+S Kali, and joined Solvay in 2015 to develop enhanced efficiency fertilizer solutions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Thomas graduated from the engineering agronomical school of ENSAT in Toulouse and has 10 years’ experience in the fertilizer industry. He has worked for companies such as K+S Nitrogen and K+S Kali, and joined Solvay in 2015 to develop enhanced efficiency fertilizer solutions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.