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West Africa Fertilizer Forum

Join decision makers from across the supply chain at the 2018 West Africa Fertilizer Forum

The West Africa Fertilizer Forum 2018 - organised by the West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) and Argus will take place on 13 - 15 May in Dakar, Senegal. The conference will bring together all links in the fertilizer supply chain in this region, as well as global producers, technology developers and investors to identify the action needed to increase accessibility to fertilizer, expand the market and boost farmers’ productivity.  In 2017 the conference took place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and brought together over 200 people from 38 countries of which 22 were African countries. 

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Moussa Diabate, President, West Africa Fertilizer Association (Mali)
  • Patrice Annequin, Senior Fertilizer Market Specialist, IFDC (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Alain Sy Traore, Director of Agriculture, ECOWAS (Nigeria) 
  • Gideon Negedu, Executive Director, FEPSAN (Nigeria) 
  • Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus (U.K)
  • Moulaye Kande, Director General, SEDAB (Senegal)
  • Santosh Dorak, Marketing Manager, ICS Indorama (Senegal)
  • Balbir Singh, Head Business Development and Agronomy, Indorama (Nigeria) 
  • Oumar Guindo, Director General, Toguna (Mali) 
  • Zoumana Bakayoko, CEO, Agro West Africa (Cote d'Ivoire)

As the only conference representing the voice of the West African fertilizer industry, it is the only place where you can see for yourself how the market will develop and what that means for you. If you'd like to get up-to-date with the 2018 conference developments, click here.

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Your brochure to Argus West Africa Fertilizer Forum 2018

Argus West Africa Fertilizer Forum 2018

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Inside the brochure you will find:

  • The "Agenda at a Glance"
  • Companies and job titles you can expect to network with
  • A list of 2017 attendees
  • Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available
  • Registration and discount information
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View the photos from the 2017 conference here

At the West African Fertilizer Forum 2018 you will be able to:

  • Hear about new financing mechanisms to increase access to fertilizers in West Africa
  • Assess prospects for new production capacities in West Africa
  • Network and do business with the leading players in this region
  • Discuss how an enabling business environment can inform policy and subsidy programs
  • Analyse demand and respond with quality and balanced fertilizer blends 

This event combines the regional expertise and unrivaled contacts of the West African Fertilizer Association (WAFA) with the global market knowledge of Argus  – making it the best place for you to find new opportunities and new partners in West Africa.


For further information about the West Africa Fertilizer Forum, please contact us using the details below:

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Registration

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Conference Rates*

 Standard Registration Rate  US $1099
Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Rate  US $599

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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 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Register online here.

*Registration fee includes:

  • Access to speaker presentations and papers
  • Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • A fantastic cocktail party on Monday 
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • The opportunity to meet with hundreds of industry representatives in one relaxed setting
  • 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 West Africa Fertilizer Forum, 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 the 2018 West Africa Fertilizer Forum is to provide participants with a high-level update on west African 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.

Early Bird Discount Conference Rates - Book before 17 March to qualify*

Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS)  US $495
Standard Conference Rate US $995



Conference Agenda

For more information on the programme or speaking opportunities at the West Africa Fertilizer Forum, please contact Melissa Wong on:

Sunday 13th May

4:00

Pre-Registration Opens

 6:00 Welcome Drinks Reception 
Join your fellow attendees for a drink in an informal setting before the main event kicks off


Monday 14th May

8.30
Registration and Exhibition Opens
8.50
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus 
 9.10

Welcome Address from WAFA President and Ministerial Welcome Remarks

Moussa Diabate, President, West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA)
Ministerial representatives from West Africa

10.30 Networking Break
11.15
 
Assessing Global Fertilizer Trends and Considering the Status of the Regional Market
Mounir Halim,
Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus 
Patrice Annequin,
Senior Fertilizer Market Specialist, IFDC

12.15

Boosting Fertilizer Demand in West Africa and Considering the Role of Industry
Alain Sy Traore, Director of Agriculture, ECOWAS

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Moulaye Kande, Director GeneralSEDAB (Senegal)
Oumar Guindo, Director General, Toguna (Mali) 

13.00
Lunch
14.30

Boosting Supply from Production, Logistics, to Last Mile Delivery 

Santosh Dorak, Marketing Manager, ICS Indorama (Senegal)
Balbir Singh, Head Business Development and Agronomy, Indorama (Nigeria) 

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Zoumana Bakayoko, CEO, Agro West Africa (Cote d'Ivoire)

15.30 Networking Break
16.15 Interactive Round Table Discussions
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!
  1. NPK Demand and Consumption Trends in West Africa
  2. Soil Analysis and Soil Mapping to Improve the Optimum Application of Fertilizer Blends
  3. Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) – Developments, Activities and Timeframes
  4. Nitrogen Market Trends – New Capacity and Distribution in the Region
  5. Creating an Enabling Environment for Fertilizer Trade to Improve Accessibility to Products
  6. Overcoming Logistical Challenges and Developing Infrastructure and Distribution Channels
17.30 Closing Remarks
18.00 Cocktail Reception 

Tuesday 15th May

8.30
Registration and Coffee
9.20 Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks
9.30 An Examination of Fertilizer Quality Controls and Policy Updates 

Keynote presentation by: Emmanuel Alognikou, Fertilizer Policy Specialist, USAID EnGRAIS

followed by a moderated discussion panel, including:
Gideon Negedu, Executive Director, FEPSAN (Nigeria) 

11.00  Networking Break
11.45 Boosting Agricultural Productivity with the Optimum Blends for Regional Soils and Crops

A keynote presentation followed by a moderated discussion panel, including:

Youl Sansan, EnGRAIS DCOP/Team Leader, IFDC

13.15 Lunch
14.30 Addressing Financing and Constraints in Accessing Fertilizers

A keynote presentation followed by a moderated discussion panel, including:

Malick Ndiaye, Director General, Caisse Nationale De Credit Agricole Du Senegal (CNCAS)

15.30 Networking Break
16.15 Closing Ceremony and announcement of West Africa Fertilizer Forum 2019

Moussa DiabatePresident, West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA)
 16.45  End of Forum

Opening Cocktail Reception 
Opening Cocktail Reception 

For more information on the conference agenda or if you are interested in speaking at the West Africa Fertilizer Forum, please contact us on the details below:

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Confirmed Speakers 

  • Moussa Diabate, PresidentWest Africa Fertilizer Association (Mali)
  • Patrice Annequin, Senior Fertilizer Market SpecialistIFDC (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Alain Sy Traore, Director of AgricultureECOWAS (Nigeria) 
  • Mounir Halim, Business Development Manager, Fertilizers, Argus (U.K)
  • Moulaye Kande, Director GeneralSEDAB (Senegal)
  • Santosh Dorak, Marketing Manager, ICS Indorama (Senegal)
  • Balbir Singh, Head Business Development and AgronomyIndorama (Nigeria) 
  • Oumar Guindo, Director General, Toguna (Mali) 
  • Zoumana Bakayoko, CEO, Agro West Africa (Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Gideon Negedu, Executive DirectorFEPSAN (Nigeria)



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Organised By

West African Fertilizer Association

Argus

Platinum Sponsor

 Toguna

Supporting Partners

IFDC

AfricaFertilizer.org

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