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Argus East Europe Fertilizer conference

The markets only fertilizer networking event dedicated to the East European region!

The 16th Argus East Europe Fertilizer will be held on 6-8 June in Prague, Czech Republic. The annual conference attracts 300+ delegates from 45 countries across 196 companies. 

Register before 16 March 2018 and qualify for our early bird rate. Save €150 when you register here

If you want to expand your business in this region, the East Europe Fertilizer conference is your opportunity to meet the market - from leading producers to major buyers and distributors, traders and all categories of essential service providers. Key decision makers from trading firms, producers, distributors, logistics, bagging and equipment service providers will congregate for the region’s largest fertilizer conference in June. 

What you will get at this year's conference:

  • New interactive sessions - join moderated discussions focused on topics that relate to your business and share ideas with peers 
  • The chance to meet attendees from East European countries including Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary and Lithuania
  • You can do business with 300 attendees and pre-book before your meetings before the event
  • You will gain insight on European production capacities and the impact on your 2018 strategy
  • Your chance to find local partners who have access to those smaller countries you are looking to reach 

Exhibition area   Cocktail parties at FMB East Europe   Networking at FMB East Europe

View the photos from the 2017 conference here

Quotation marks

"A good platform and meeting point for professionals of the fertilizer industry. I have a many opportunities to meet with current and potential partners in a neutral area and strengthen our organisation. 

Samira Teymurova, Executive Director, Agrico

Countries Attended 2014

A sample of attendees that have registered to attend the 2018 conference: 

Yara Suomi, ArrMaz Chemicals, Doschem, Ekoplon spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością, Fertivend, FERTINAGRO FRANCE, RWA RAIFFEISEN WARE AUSTRIA, Salinen Austria, Belarusian Potash Company, SQM Europe, Tessenderlo Group, Continvest, Euro Fert, Neochim, Sembodja, Tera Agra 11, Unipetrol, Dla Agro, Kinmark, Agro Baltic, Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz, EuroChem Agro, K+S KALI, Koeppern, INDAGRO, Medilco Hellas, Dunamobil, Fertilizer Packing, Stercorat Hungary, Elagro Trade, Linas Agro, Uralkali Trading, AB Achema, AB Kauno grūdai, AB Linas Agro, Achempak, AGROCHEMIJOS PASLAUGU CENTRAS, Agrokoncernas, Imlitex Agro, ORIJ GROUP, SCANDAGRA, SGS Klaipeda, ICL Fertilizers Europe, Nebig International, ANWIL S.A, Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn Spółka Akcyjna, Phosagro Baltic, PROCAM Polska, Agricover, CLC Bio Innovation, FEROMAT, Bureau Veritas Russia, ANIG, Fertilizer Slovakia, NITROPÉT Slovakia, DELSO FERTILIZANTES GRUPO, Acron Switzerland, Dragon Asia Fertiliser, Ekmekciogullari Group – Turkiye, Agrofertrans, LLC Agrocenter Ukraine, PJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct, VITERA UKRAINE and many more…

View the full list of 2017 delegates here

Delegate List

Quotation marks 

"Argus East Europe Fertilizer is a really professional conference and a great opportunity to meet decision makers from the fertilizer industry."

 Viktoria Dorka-Vona, Product Manager, SoilCares

For more information on the Argus East Europe Fertilizer conference please contact us using the details below:

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*This agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday 6 June

09.00 - 18.00

Registration and Exhibition Opens

Meeting spaces have been created throughout the venue for you to hold your business meetings. Join us in the exhibition area for more seating! 
09.00 - 16.00 

NEW! Fertilizer Fast Track – separately bookable

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.

Led by: Matt Neave, Manager – Consulting, Argus

- The Role of Fertilizers in Agriculture
- Insights into the Nitrogen Markets
- A Focus on Phosphate Markets
- Developments in the Potash Markets
- A Snapshot of the Sulphur Markets
- NPKS, Specialty and Value Added Fertilizers

The seminar will conclude with an “Ask the Experts” panel. This is your opportunity to drill down into further detail on areas directly linked to your specific role.

Who is it for?
• Newcomers to fertilizers from other agribusiness sectors, other commodities or industries
• Seasoned practitioners keen to refresh their knowledge of fertilizer markets and trade
• Fertilizer professionals with a new or expanding job remit involving new markets or products

Please contact us for more information here. 
16.00 - 16.30

Speed Networking

Your chance to get to know the other delegates during this 30-minute session. Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared for 2 minute conversations before the bell rings and you meet someone new. You will have plenty of time during the rest of the conference to follow up with valuable new contacts. All delegates welcome!
18.30 - 20.30 Cocktail Party 

Thursday 7 June


Registration and Exhibition Opens


Market Opportunities in the East European Fertilizer Sector  


Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks 

09.30  Regional Market Update for N, P and K Fertilizer Products
- Consumption in East Europe
- Supply and demand trends
- Regional developments in Russia and Ukraine
- Market changes and expectations for the future

Daniel Florea, Head of Market Intelligence, Borealis L.A.T, Austria 
10.00 The Importance of Good Agricultural Practices in East Europe
- Implementing good practices for long-term development
- Working with fertilizer producers to achieve innovative agriculture
- Consumption outlook for Europe

Frank Witt, Director of Arable Business, AGROTIME, Bulgaria
10.30 Circular Economy Legislation and Harmonisation Update for the Fertilizer Sector in East Europe
- The movement towards organic and waste-based fertilizers in the EU
- What will happen to fertilizer production in Europe?
- How will access to innovative fertilizers change?

Kees Langeveld, Vice President Business Development, ICL Fertilizers, Netherlands
Coffee Break

The Production and Import Balance in Eastern Europe 

11.30 Market Drivers for the Hungarian Fertilizer Sector
- New capacity
- Meeting domestic demand
- New trends and solutions

Erika Várszegi, Commercial Director, Eurochem Agro Hungary
12.00  Evolution of the Fertilizer Sector in Former Yugoslavia and Expectations for the Future
- Regional production capacities
- Assessment of consumption
- Regional developments and market outlook

Milorad Perčić, Manager of Department for Nitrogen Fertilizers and Raw Materials Procurement, Elixir Group, Serbia 
12.30 - 14.00  Lunch 
14.00  Fertilizer Requirements in Romania
- Import expectations for 2018
- Investments in agriculture
- Regional outlook for Romania

Iulia Cristea, Development Manager, CLC Bio Innovation, Romania
14.30 Growth Prospects in Poland
- Opportunities for development in the region
- Production trends and expanding export markets
- New production outlook

Adrian Chyła, Director - Business Unit Fertilizers, PROCAM Polska, Poland
15.00  Coffee Break  
15.30 - 16.30 Roundtable Discussions - Exploring the Market Opportunities for Value Added Fertilizers in East Europe

Your chance to talk through shared problems and exchange knowledge with colleagues working in the same field. Choose the topic which is most important for you and join in the moderated discussion. A great way to generate new ideas and meet potential suppliers, customers and partners!

Table 1 Developing Value Added Fertilizer Use in East Europe
Mahmmud Ahmed, Founder, ANFISCO FACTORY OÜ, Estonia

Table 2 Transferring N,P and K Products to Specialty Fertilizer: Best practices and increasing industry knowledge

Table 3 Multi-Nutrient Fertilizer Use in East Europe

Table 4 Increasing Fertilizer use Efficiency in the Region with Enhanced Efficiency Products
Eric van Kaathoven, Director, Ekompany

Table 5 Growth Prospects for Biostimulants in East Europe

17.00 End of day one 
18.30 - 20.30  Cocktail Party 


 Friday 8 June


Registration and Exhibition Opens - Coffee served throughout the morning
09.30 - 10.30

Breakfast Briefing 

  Join us for breakfast, and participate in the hour-long discussion that explores threats and opportunities for transporting fertilizer products in East Europe.

Speak directly to logistics providers, distributors and producers and ask your pressing questions.

Maintaining Successful Logistics Processes for Transporting Fertilizers In and Across East Europe
• Threats and opportunities for the Danube waterway
• Overcoming restrictions to access ports and facilities
• Actions to improve transport systems
• Plans for infrastructure developments
• Regional projects
10.30 - 11.00  Coffee Break 
11.00 - 12.00 Roundtable Discussions

Table 1 Fertilizer Market Developments in Turkey
Emel Coskun, Export Manager, Ekmekciogullari Group, Turkey

Table 2 Sulphur Production and Export Routes from East Europe
Raimondas Imbrasas, President, EASPPA - European Ammonium Sulphate Producers and Processors Association

Table 3 Impacts of Cadmium Limit Restrictions to Phosphate Production
Bede Heren, Editor – Fertilizers Europe, Argus, UK  

Table 4 Production and Consumption Capacities in the Ukraine
Maksym Vysotskyi, Procurement Department, PJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct, Ukraine

Table 5 The Demand for Urea in East Europe

 12.00 - 12.30 Argus Analyst's Closing Remarks 

A summary of key findings from the conference and an assessment of market feedback. 
12.30 - 14.00  Lunch 
 End of conference 

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For more information please contact Emma Preston on the details below:

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Save €150 with the early bird discount - register before 16 March to qualify. Register here.

Registrations Fees

Early bird discount rate - expires 16 March €1245

Early bird rate + Fertilizer Fast Track expires 16 March

Standard conference rate €1395

Standard conference rate + Fertilizer Fast Track

Standard conference rate - Under 35 Rate

Standard conference rate + Fertilizer Fast Track -
Under 35 Rate


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Group Booking Discount:

3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th delegate - 15% discount. To qualify, all registrations must be made at the same time. 

*Registration fee includes:

  • Access to speaker presentations and papers
  • Lunches on Thursday and Friday
  • Two fantastic cocktail parties on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • The opportunity to meet with hundreds of industry representatives in one relaxed setting
  • Full delegate list with contact details
  • Access to the networking app

**Please note that travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee. 

For more information on registering or group bookings for the Argus East Europe Fertilizer 2018 conference, please contact us on:

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Terms and Conditions

View the conference booking terms and conditions here.

Antitrust Compliance Reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus East Europe Fertilizer 2018 is to provide participants with a high-level update on East European issues in the context of our global fertilizer industry. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Conference Rates*

 Early Bird Discount Rate - Expires 9 December US $1350
 Standard Conference Rate US $1550
Under 35s Rate

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