13 February - 15 February 2019
Barcelona, Spain

Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe

  • 12:00
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  • 18:00
  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 15:30
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  • 16:30
  • Roundtable discussions
Your chance to talk through shared issues and exchange knowledge with colleagues working in the same field. Choose a topic, which is relevant to you, and join in the moderated discussion with a round table leader.
  • 17:00
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  • 17:45
  • Speed networking
Meet with potential new partners during this high impact session! Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared for 2-minute conversations before the bell rings and you meet someone new!Meet with potential new partners during this high impact session! Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared for 2-minute conversations before the bell rings and you meet someone new!
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Welcome drinks reception
  • 08:30
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  • 18:00
  • Registration and exhibition open
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chair's opening remarks Adrian Stubbs - Principal, Potash and Fertilizers, Argus
  • 09:20
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  • 09:50
  • Added value fertilizer market developments in Europe
- Market developments over the last 12 months 
- Is productivity and efficiency improving?
- Changes in regional fertilizer use
- Where are the biggest market opportunities?

  • 09:30
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  • 10:10

- EU framework and definition of fertilising products 
- The increase in regulatory support for driving growth of added value products
- Progress for new concept EU Regulation

Tiffanie Stéphani, Agriculture and Environment Manager, Fertilizers Europe

Dr Elisa Capellán, Managing Director - Senior Regulatory Affairs Executive, KAELTIA

Juan José Serra, Regulatory Affairs Manager, LIDA PLANT RESEARCH




  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Drivers for sustainability and minimising environmental impacts Hugh MacGillivray - Chief Commercial Officer, Anuvia Plant Nutrients
- Managing environmental impacts and improving nutrient efficiency
- Lowering emissions, greenhouse gases and leaching 
- Ensuring long-term sustainability 

  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking and coffee break
  • 11:10
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  • 11:30
  • Advanced agricultural solutions for supporting water and nutrient use efficiency Tal Shani - Marketing Manager - Soluble Fertilizers, Haifa Group
- The holistic approach to plant nutrition management
- Combined nutritional solutions
- Achieving better water use efficiency using efficient fertilizers
- Efficiency management for fertilizer programs

  • 11:30
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  • 11:50
  • Growth prospects for water soluble fertilizers Kevin Moran - Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
- Irrigation systems for improved water use efficiency 
- Factors impacting application methods 
- Finding a niche in a crowded market
- Future market drivers

  • 11:50
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  • 12:10
  • Improving nutrient use efficiency through the use of nitrification and urease Markus Schmid - Marketing Director, Soil Management, BASF

- NUE’s for increasing crop output
- New applications

- Sustainability assessments
- Enhancing agricultural development with stabilizers

  • 12:10
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  • 12:30
  • Joint Q&A with interactive polling technology
  • Tal Shani, Marketing Manager - Soluble Fertilizers, Haifa Group
  • Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
  • Markus Schmid, Marketing Director, Soil Management, BASF
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:40

- Impacts of regulatory change to biostimulants growth
- The importance of harmonisation
- Barriers to growth
- Where are the market opportunities

Franck Hennequart, Director Research & Innovation, ALGAIA
  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • Biostimulants market growth and regional outlook Rafael de Tomas - General Manager & Co-Founder, Agritecno
- Meeting global demand for increased crop productivity with biostimulants 
- Improving crop quality 
- Opportunities for growth

  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Networking and coffee break
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Integrated soil nutrient management for agriculture sustainability Dr. Fotini Giannakopoulou - Agronomist & General Manager, Hellenic Fertilizer’ Association
- The dimension of soil security and soil fertility
- Nutrient balance and its use efficiency
- Enhancing soil, crop productivity and quality of agricultural products

  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • Precision farming using fertigation application to maximise yields Guy Sela - Plant Nutrition and Irrigation Expert, Cropaia
- Is smart farming the way forward? 

- Flexibility for the grower

- Understanding the limitations
  • 16:40
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  • 17:10
  • Is investing in R&D the key to success for value added products? Sergio Atares - R&D Director, Fertinagro Biotech
- Becoming an industry leader  
- Challenges and opportunities for achieving success
- Outlook for value added fertilizer products 

  • 17:10
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  • 17:15
  • End of presentations
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Cocktail reception
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and exhibition open Ewan Thomson - Potash Editor, Argus
  • 09:10
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  • 09:20
  • Chair's opening remarks
  • 09:30
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  • 09:50
  • The importance of understanding plant nutrition and nutrient interactions Dr. Svetlana Ivanova - Vice-President for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
- Benefits of combining different products
- The need for research to improve nutrient uptake
- Crop management solutions for long term results
- Russian case study: Enhancing yields with sulphur
  • 09:50
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  • 10:10
  • The role of micronutrients in modern crop production Daniel Sanjosé - Site Director Spain & Commercial Manager Micronutrients South Europe, Nouryon
- Soil and crop deficiencies in Europe
- Enhancing micronutrient absorption
- Factors impacting nutrient uptake
  • 10:10
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  • 10:30
  • Phosphate based water soluble micronutrient fertilizers for improving high value crop quality Kurt Verhelst - Strategic Account Manager, Prayon

- WSF’s nutritional requirements for hydroponics

- Combining essential knowledge to improve growth and quality


  • 10:20
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  • 10:40
  • The role of micronutrients in modern crop production
- Soil and crop deficiencies in Europe
- Enhancing micronutrient absorption
- Factors impacting nutrient uptake
  • 10:30
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  • 10:50
  • Joint speaker Q&A with interactive polling technology

- Dr. Svetlana Ivanova, Vice-President for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
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Daniel Sanjosé, Site Director Spain & Commercial Manager Micronutrients South Europe, Nouryon
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Kurt Verhelst, Strategic Account Manager, Prayon

 

  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Networking and coffee break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:40
  • Iron chelates for preventing iron deficiencies and improving crop yields José Nolasco - Strategy and Innovation Director, Tradecorp
- The role of Fe as a key micronutrient in crop nutrition and its impact on yield and quality
- Strategies for improving plant tolerance against Fe deficiencies
- Novel high-performance iron chelates

  • 11:40
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  • 12:00
  • Benefits of combining soil and foliar treatments in micronutrient fertilization of field crops Michael Lassen - Sales Manager Europe, Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals

- Dynamics of micronutrient deficiencies

- Pros and cons of soil and foliar treatments

- Examples of benefits of combining soil & foliar treatments
  • 12:00
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  • 12:20
  • The development of microbial fertilizers in Europe Harald Mikkelsen - BU Manager Microbials, New Business & Tech Development, Koppert Biological Systems
- Microbial products for improved crop production
- Microbe functions
- Increasing long-term crop resilience 

  • 12:20
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  • 12:40
  • Joint Q&A with interactive polling technology
- José Nolasco, Strategy and Innovation Director, Tradecorp
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Michael Lassen, Sales Manager Europe, Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals
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Harald Mikkelsen, BU Manager Microbials, New Business & Tech Development, Koppert Biological Systems
  • 12:50
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  • 13:00
  • Chair's closing remarks
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:20
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  • 14:30
  • End of conference