16 октября - 18 октября 2019
St Julian's, Malta

Argus Europe Fertilizer

  • 08:30
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  • 18:00
  • Registration and exhibition open
  • 09:30
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  • 15:00
  • Micronutrients forum

09:20 Chairs opening remarks
Michael Lassen, Sales Manager Europe, Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals

09:30 Global micronutrient market overview

  • Supply and demand trends
  • Global restrictions and challenges
  • Market opportunities
  • Influential new projects

10:00 New challenges and opportunities for the fertilizer industry with micronutrient nutrition of crop plants

  • The biofortification process
  • Results with increased micronutrient application
  • Long term requirements or achieving success

10:30 The role of micronutrients in modern agriculture

  • Soil and crop deficiencies in Europe
  • Selecting the right product solutions for increasing nutrient use efficiency

11:00 Coffee

11:30 The role of zinc in European crops

  •  Are zinc deficiencies in Europe being met?
  • Effects of zinc on crop quality
  • Promoting the use of zinc in high value crop regions

12:00 Multi-functional boron in fertilizer granulation - an innovative approach to incorporating boron and other micronutrients

  • Specialty companies approaches to innovation
  • Product development innovation
  • Using farmers’ inputs for development
  • The importance of using top management to ensure success

Igan Hayati, Technical Director, Kemitel

12:30 Lunch

14:00 The benefits of foliar fertilizer application to crops in East Europe

  • Regional challenges for foliar application
  • Outlook for the region

Paweł Malarczyk, Business Unit Director – Agrochemicals, EKOPLON

14:30 Chelated micronutrients for use in fertigation

  • Benefits of fertigation
  • Trial results and soil analysis
  • Challenges of fertigation


Levi Bin, Agronomist & Daniel Sanjosé Miquel, Key Account Manager Micronutrients, Nouryon

15:00 Creating added value fertilizers through coatings

  • Micronutrient application
  • Incorporating active ingredients
  • Creating tailor-made solutions
  • Test results and developments


Kim ten Wolde, Product Manager Fertilizer Additives, Novochem Group

15:30 End of forum






 


 

 

 


  • 09:30
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  • 15:00
  • Fertilizer fast track

A guide to global fertilizer production, trade and demand dynamics. Offering a broad understanding of the fertilizer market fundamentals and an overview of the main themes effecting the market today.

09:30 The role of mineral fertilizers in agriculture

Oliver Hatfield, VP Business Development, Argus

10:15 Insights into the nitrogen markets

Steve Mitchell, Editor – Argus Nitrogen, Argus


11:00 Coffee

11:30 A focus on the phosphate markets
Mike Nash,
Editor - Argus Phosphates, Argus

12:15 Developments in the potash markets
David Maher,
Editor – Argus Europe, Argus

13:00 Lunch

14:00 A snapshot of the sulphur markets
Andrew Kanyemba,
Reporter – Argus Sulphur, Argus

14:45 NPK’s, specialty and added value fertilizers
Julia Campbell,
Editor – Argus NPKs, Argus

15:30 Q&A and closing remarks

 

  • 16:30
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  • 17:30
  • Roundtable discussions

Around the world: round table discussions

  • Africa    
  • China - Hosted by Kris Li, Vice President, Shanxi Huaxin Fertilizer Corp
  • US
  • Europe - Hosted by David Maher, Editor – Argus Europe, Argus
  • Turkey - Hosted by Moustafa Fouad, Commercail Director, Evergrow For Speciality Fertilizers Company    

  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Speed networking
Make up to 30 new connections in an hour during this high impact session!
  • 18:00
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  • 20:30
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Chair's opening remarks Michael Lassen - Sales Manager Europe, Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals
  • 09:40
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  • 10:20
  • Panel Discussion: Global micronutrient market overview
  • Supply and demand trends
  • Global restrictions and challenges
  • Market opportunities
  • Technical innovations
  • Influential new projects


Rasmus Röder, Marketing and Sales Manager - Northern and Eastern Europe, Lebosol Dünger

  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • Using less NPK with a Plants for Plants program: Extracting biostimulants from cultivated plants Erik Van den Bergh - Managing Director, Van Iperen International
  • The Plants for Plants program
  • Why NPK alone will not be enough
  • Essential additives
  • The LIFE project
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Coffee break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Availability of manganese when growing in greenhouses Ronald Valke - Sales and Marketing Manager, Haifa North West Europe
  • Effects of manganese on crop quality
  • Promoting the use of manganese in high value crop regions
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Multi-functional boron in fertilizer granulation - an innovative approach to incorporating boron and other micronutrients Igan Hayati - Technical Director, Kemitel
  • Specialty companies approaches to innovation
  • Product development innovation
  • Using farmers’ inputs for development
  • The importance of using top management to ensure success
  • 12:20
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • The benefits of foliar fertilizer application to crops in East Europe Paweł Malarczyk - Business Unit Director – Agrochemicals, EKOPLON
  • Regional challenges for foliar application
  • Outlook for the region
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Chelated micronutrients for use in fertigation Levi Bin - Agronomist, Nouryon
  • Benefits of fertigation
  • Trial results and soil analysis
  • Challenges of fertigation
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Creating added value fertilizers through coatings Kim ten Wolde, Product Manager Fertilizer Additives, Novochem Group
  • Micronutrient application
  • Incorporating active ingredients
  • Creating tailor-made solutions
  • Test results and developments

  • 15:30
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  • End of forum
  • 14:00
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  • 17:15
  • Global fertilizer day initiatitive: Plant nutrition forum

Thursday 17 October

Organised in association with Fertilizers Europe and International Fertiliser Society

  • 14:00
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  • 14:05
  • Chairs opening remarks Steve Hallam - Secretary, International Fertiliser Society
  • 14:05
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  • 14:45
  • The role of mineral fertilizers in agriculture Luc Maene - CEO, LM Agri
  • 14:45
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  • 15:15
  • The role of organic and organo mineral fertilizers for balanced plant nutrition
  • 15:15
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  • 15:45
  • Coffee break
  • 15:45
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  • 16:15
  • Sulphur – An essential, but forgotten nutrient Miles Harriman - Head of Agronomy Europe, Yara
  • 16:15
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  • 16:45
  • The role of biostimulants for achieving balanced plant nutrition
  • 16:45
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  • 17:15
  • The importance of balanced plant nutrition for improving nitrogen use efficiency Tiffanie Stephanie - Senior Agriculture and Environment Manager, Fertilizers Europe
  • 17:15
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  • End of forum
  • 08:30
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:10
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  • 09:30
  • Welcome and chair's opening remarks

Lauren Williamson, Senior Vice President Fertilizers and Mike Nash, Editor, Argus Phosphates, Argus

  • 09:30
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  • 10:10
  • Panel discussion: European fertilizer market update

Franck Boher, Business Unit Director AS, Fibrant
Alberto Rodríguez, CEO, FERTIEUROPA
Andreas Steinbuechler, General Manager, Borealis

  • Supply and demand trends
  • Market challenges
  • Regional opportunities
       
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • How will Ukrainian sanctions on Russian fertilizer imports impact European supply and demand trends? Liana Davletshina - Senior Reporter – Argus Nitrogen, Argus
  • Where will Russian production go?
  • Opportunities for European producers to penetrate Ukrainian market
  • Will product application change?
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Coffee
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • CAP reform and policy impacts on the fertilizer industry Sean Mackle, Director - Trade and Economic Policy, Fertilizers Europe
  • EU trade policy
  • Licence to operate
  • EU energy and climate change targets
  • CAP reform update
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Agri-markets: The future of the system Alain Butler - Agribusiness Industry Expert, BNP Paribas
  • An overview of agriculture mechanisms and their variables
  • How is the drive for sustainability impacting agriculture?
  • Factors impacting farming arbitrage
  • Outlook for supply and demand in 2020
  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • The role of digital transformation in agriculture and the fertilizer market Mischa Tripoli - Economist, Trade and Markets Division (EST), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Innovative approaches to improving crop yields
  • Digital farming services
  • Improving supply chain efficiency

  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • How can the fertiliser industry use freight to its advantage? Denny Sabah - Business Development, Clarksons
  • Dry bulk market overview
  • Market drivers and expectations
  • Succeeding and taking control of costs
  • Implications of the IMO 2020 sulphur limit
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Innovations in fertilizer logistics: Bulk shipping and packaging practices  Kees de Graauw - Senior Consultant, Seeklog
  • Shipping bulk in containers 
  • Risks, techniques and benefits 
  • Packaging practices 
  • Increasing sustainability
       
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Coffee
  • 15:30
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  • 16:30
  • Q & A: Fertilizer futures, clearing and risk management Owain Johnson - Managing Director, Global Head of Research and Product Development, CME Group
  • What are the tools for managing volatility?
  • Fertilizer futures market explained
  • Tools for managing risk

Owain Johnson, Managing Director, Global Head of Research and Product Development, CME Group
Ron Foxon, Principal and Senior Broker, Falcon Commodity Markets

  • 16:30
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  • End of presentations
  • 16:45
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  • 17:45
  • Techical round table discussions
  • 18:00
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  • 20:30
  • Cocktail party
  • 09:00
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  • 14:00
  • Registration open
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chair’s opening remarks Ewan Thomson - Potash Editor, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Three-year outlook for the new European fertilizer regulation Juanjo Serra Serra - Regulatory Affairs Manager, LIDA PLANT RESEARCH
  • Guidelines and key dates for registration of new fertilizers  
  • The impact on farmers with the new range of fertilizing products
  • Outlook for the new regulation
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Best management practices for improving fertilizer application efficiency Kevin Moran - Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
  • How are organisations becoming more sustainable?
  • Challenges in the industry
  • Long term outlook for increasing efficiency
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • The importance of ammonium sulphate in Europe for improved nutrient use efficiency
  • Ammonium sulphate market overview
  • Which crops need Amsul?
  • Outlook for improved NUE
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Coffee
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Maximising efficiency of granular N and P fertilizers with micronutrient coatings Mark Goodwin - Compass Minerals
  • Using zinc, manganese and molybdenum to increase the efficacy of granular N & P fertilizers
  • Environmental benefits of incorporating coatings
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • What does the future hold for the fertilizer market in 2020? Oliver Hatfield - VP Business Development, Argus
  • How will the specialty and enhanced efficiency product market grow?
  • How will regulation impact production?
  • Where will the biggest opportunities be?
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:30
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  • End of conference