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NPK Fertilizers Vietnam 2017

Please find below the working agenda for Argus NPK Fertilizers Vietnam 2017. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the conference, please email

Conference Day One, 28 June 2017, Wednesday

08:40 - 09:20

Registration and exhibition stands open

09:20 - 09:35 Chairman’s welcome remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
Bui Minh Tien, CEO, Petrovietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer

Session 1: Opening session

09:35 - 09:45 Welcome address

Bui Minh Tien, CEO, Petrovietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer
09:45 - 10:05  Industry address

Nguyen Van Thanh, Director General, Vinachemia, Ministry of Industry and Trade
10:00 - 10:30 Fertilizer supply vis-à-vis crop nutrient demands 

Thomas Oberthur, Director, Southeast Asia Program, International Plant Nutrition Institute

10:30 - 11:00 Use of water soluble nutrients in southeast Asia/Vietnam

Aaron Duyck, Sales Manager South East Asia, SQM
11:00 - 11:10 Q&A
11:10 - 11:40 Morning refreshments

Session 2: A closer look at Vietnam’s fertilizer market

11:40 - 12:10  Vietnam’s fertilizer market – production and demand

Pham Tuan Son, General Manager of Marketing Division, Petrovietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer
12:10 - 12:40  “Yield gaps” between researchers’ and farmers’ practice - management of nutrient input decisions with crop production margins

Dirk Jan Kennes, Global Strategist Farm Inputs, Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank International
12:40 - 12:50  Q&A 
12:50 - 14:20  Networking lunch

Session 3: Asia’s trade dynamics

14:20 - 14:50 Regional NPK trade flows and the outlook for raw materials

Carl Roache,
Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus
14:50 - 15:20 Key focus on the Myanmar market: role of fertilizer policy in transforming agriculture and fertilizer formulations specific to the country

Kyaw Ngwe, Professor and Head, Department of Soil and Water Science, Yezin Agricultural University
15:20 - 15:30 Q&A
15:30 - 16:00  Special “Speed Networking” Session

Bring plenty of your business cards. You will have the opportunity to meet almost every participant in this networking session.
16:00 - 16:30  Afternoon refreshments

Session 4: Technology updates 

16:30 - 17:00  Use of indirect plate heat exchangers to increase plant competitiveness by reducing energy consumption 

Filippo Colucci, Global Fertilizer Market Manager, Solex Thermal Science 
17:00 - 17:05   Q&A
17:05 - 17:35

New! Fireside chat with Julia Campbell, Editor, NPKs, Argus 

1st Guest: Nguyen Quang Luan, Managing Director, Viet Agro 

2nd Guest: Wang Hongjie, General Manager (International Fertilizer Division), Luxi Chemical Group Co

3rd Guest: Saaid-Al, Yazid A., Senior Product Executive, NPK Business Management, SABIC

17:35 - 17:45  Chairman’s closing remarks followed by end of conference day one 

Gavin Chong,
Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
Bui Minh Tien, CEO, Petrovietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer
18:00 - 20:00

Cocktail Reception 

Hosted by: 


Conference Day Two, 29 June 2017, Thursday

09:00 - 09:30

Coffee and exhibition stands open

09:30 - 09:35  Chairman’s welcome back remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
Bui Minh Tien, CEO, Petrovietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer

Session 5: Agronomic needs in southeast Asia

09:35 - 10:05 Overview of the agronomic needs in Vietnam – key crops and their requirements

Pham Van Toan, Vice President, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences (VAAS)
10:05 - 10:35 Best nutrient management practices for pepper – understanding soil conditions in the region

Yap Chin Ann, Senior Research Officer, Malaysian Pepper Board
10:35 - 11:05 Polysulphate - a new multi nutrient fertilizer & strategic component in NPK formulation

Richard Ward
, Polysulphate Business Development Manager, ICL Fertilizers
11:05 - 11:15 Q&A
11:15 - 11:45 Morning refreshments
11:45 - 12:15 Growth of organic fertilizers with high NPK content

Nguyen Dang Nghia, Director, Tropical Agricultural Research and Consultancy Center (TARCC)
12:15 - 12:45 Enhanced efficiency NPK – from basics to advanced technologies

Andreas Pacholski, Senior Specialist Research & Development, Eurochem
12:45 - 12:50  Q&A 
12:50 - 13:00 Chairman’s closing remarks 

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
Bui Minh Tien, CEO, Petrovietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch 

14:00 - 14:30  Final Exhibition Visit - This is a good opportunity to ensure that you have visited all exhibition stands on the show floor to find out more about solutions and services that will help grow your business.
14:30 End of conference

*Please note that the conference agenda is subject to change.

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