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Argus NPK Water Soluble and Micronutrient Fertilizers India 2018

Conference Day 1 | 8 March 2018, Thursday

08:45 - 09:30
Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:40 Chairman’s welcome remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
Session 1: Market overview
09:40 - 09:50
Opening address

Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
09:50 - 10:10  Keynote Address

Ashok Dalwai, Chief Executive, National Rainfed Area Authority, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
10:10 - 11:10

Presentations and panel discussion: Fertilizer policies in south Asia: a comparative assessment and lessons learned

  • Policy of use and utilization in Bangladesh
  • Challenges in the implementation of fertilizer subsidies in Sri Lanka
  • India’s direct transfer of subsidy benefits and what it means for downstream operations
Moderator: Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
Panelists: 
  • Priyantha Weerasinghe, Additional Director (Development) • Horticulture Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka 
  • Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Asia, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
  • Sachchida Nand, Deputy Director General, The Fertiliser Association of India
11:10 - 11:45 Morning refreshments

Session 2: Focus on NPKs and NPS 

11:45 - 12:15 NPK trade flow dynamics in Asia

Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus
12:15 - 12:45 Growth in application of NPS fertilizers
  • Latest updates in sulphur-enhanced urea fertilizers
12:45 - 13:00 Q&A
13:00 - 14:30 Networking lunch

Session 3: A look at trade and technology of Water Soluble Fertilizers (WSFs)

14:30 - 15:00 Overview of the WSF market - upcoming capacity, competitive landscape and industry chain analysis
15:00 - 15:30 Case study on successful market positioning and branding
15:30 - 15:40 Q&A
15:40 - 16:10 Afternoon refreshments
16:10 - 16:40 Insights into the nutrient uptake dynamics of WSFs - timing, dosage and application
16:40 - 17:10 Various production processes for common WSF products
17:10 - 17:20 Q&A
17:20 - 17:30  Chairman’s closing remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
17:30 End of conference day one
17:45 - 19:00 Cocktail reception

Conference Day 2 | 9 March 2018, Friday

09:00 - 09:30
Coffee and exhibition stands open
09:30 - 09:35 Chairman’s remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 

Session 4: Micronutrients - opportunities and the way forward

09:35 - 10:00 Global micronutrient fertilizers market and the opportunities in India
10:30 - 10:30 Secondary and micronutrients complementing macronutrients for sustainable increase in crop productivity and profitability

Suhas P Wani, Research Program Director - Asia Program & Theme Leader- IDC, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
10:30 - 10:40 Q&A
10:40 - 11:10  Morning refreshments
11:10 - 11:40  Potential of micronutrients packaged as nano particles: avenues for increasing efficiency

T Satyanarayana, Director, South Asia Program, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
11:40 - 12:10   Panel Discussion: Use of micronutrients – balancing the benefit of higher yield against the risk of toxicity and soil contamination
12:10 - 13:45 Networking Lunch

Session 5: Emerging trends – what to expect 

13:45 - 14:15   Understanding liquid fertilizers of the different product types (nitrogen, phosphorus, potash, micronutrients) and their applications
14:15 - 14:45 Nutrient utilisation in farm advisory – how will information and communications technology (ICT) help raise awareness?
14:45 - 14:50 Q&A
14:50 - 15:00  Chairman’s closing remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
 15:00 End of conference  

*This working agenda is subject to change. 

For more information or if you are interested in speaking, please contact Elsie Chen:
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Day One | 3 June 2015 | Wednesday
09:00 
Coffee and Refreshments
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Exhibition Stands Open 

Session 1: Opening Session

10:00 - 10:05 Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
10:05 - 10:25 Keynote Address: NPK Fundamentals and Global NPK Market Structure and Trade
10:25 - 10:45 Industry Address: Thailand – Trends and New Applications of NPKs 
10:45 - 11:00  Q&A
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Refreshments 

 Session 2: Country Analysis – Demand and Supply Outlook of Multi-Nutrient Fertilizers 

11:30 - 12:00 World Production of Primary Nutrients – Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potassium 
12:00 - 12:30  Market Structure and Factors Affecting Demand of NPKs in Major Markets: Malaysia and Indonesia 
12:30 - 13:00  Growing Prominence of Compound Fertilizers in Emerging Markets and Price Outlook: Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
13:00 - 13:15  Q&A 
13:15 - 14:45  Networking Lunch 
14:45 - 15:15 Update on China – Granular and Bulk Blended NPK Production Volumes and Import Volumes 
15:15 - 15:45  Regional Demand and Production Volumes within India – Impact of Subsidies 
15:45 - 16:00 Q&A
16:00 - 16:30  Afternoon Refreshments

 Production Technology Showcase (16:30 - 17:50)

The Production Technology Showcase allows equipment manufacturers, engineering companies, process management solutions providers to showcase the latest technologies in production, blending and material handling.

17:50 - 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by End of Conference Day One
18:00 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception 

Panel Discussion: Is WSF the next shining star?
  • Penetrating the market - trends in marketing and sales of innovative WSFs
  • Success stories – can they be applied to India? 
  • Key challenges to look out for 

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