21 June - 23 June 2022
Intercontinental, Warsaw, Poland

Argus Fertilizer East Europe

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  • Site visit hosted by Grupa Azoty - Limited places available

Argus is proud to announce that we will be providing this year’s attendees with the opportunity to visit our co-host, Grupa Azoty’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

The tour will include lunch, transport to and from the venue and visits to the granulation tower.All attendee’s will also get necessary safety training and PPE’s provided to them during the visit.

There are only limited booking slots available so please make sure you book the tickets at the earliest

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  • Evening welcome reception
  • 08:30
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  • Registration opening & refreshments
  • 09:00
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  • 09:05
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Oliver Hatfield - Vice President, Business Development, Argus Media
  • 09:05
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  • 09:30
  • Opening keynote address Piotr Zarosiński - Director of Corporate Commercial Department, Grupa Azoty
  • 9:30
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  • 10:30
  • Fertilizer Markets Insight: Argus expert analysis on global trade, fertilizer markets and more Oliver Hatfield, - Vice President, Argus Media

A kick-off session not to be missed! Argus Market Insight aims to provide an overview of the key market developments within the industry. Join and hear analysis of how macro-economic and geo-political events are influencing and shaping the most important fertilizer raw material and finished product markets Make the most of an opportunity to hear the point of view of Argus’ expert team of market analysts. 

Speakers:  

Oliver Hatfield, Vice President, Business Development, Argus Media

  • 10:30
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  • 11:15
  • What are the effects of economic sanctions on the region? David Riley - Potash Editor, Argus Media

• International sanctions in potash market and repercussions on the current supply chain
• How has the sanctions affected where East Europe can procure potash from?
• Will sanctions continue to affect the region? What are the other markets affected?


  • 11:15
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  • 12:00
  • Morning networking break
  • 12:00
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  • 12:45
  • Is there a problem of efficient Urea use? Adoption of inhibitors to increase urea nitrogen use efficiency - BASF, Grupa Azoty

• How have changes in Urea pricing affected traders and suppliers?
• How will the growing inhibitors market help balance out the current price increase and supply shortage?
• Proving the efficacy of inhibitors: What are some of the issues with using inhibitors for buy-side?

Speakers:

Maarten Staal, Team Leader Application Laboratory BASF

Monika Tabak, Agronomy Manager, Grupa Azoty

More speakers to be announced
  • 12:45
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  • 13:15
  • Shipping and Logistics symposium: Challenges for ports and shippers - Race for the Baltic, Groupe Eyssautier-Verlingue

• Expanding Port capacities in East Europe
• Traffic solutions as a result of ship congestions
• New prospects for ports and shipping hubs in East Europe

 

Speakers:

Kamil Jagodzinski, Business Manager, Race for the Baltic

Jean Patrick Caumont, Senior Business Manager, Groupe Eyssautier-Verlingue

More speakers to be announced

  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Lunch and networking
  • 14:30
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  • 15:15
  • Plant nutrition workshop: Eastern Europe’s growing demand for specialty fertilizers

• Exploring reasons for growing demands in the region
• Delving into regional companies and new product research
• Biostimulant and Micronutrient efficacy research
  • 15:15
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  • 16:00
  • Networking break
  • 16:00
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  • 16:50
  • Circular economy keynote panel: Making the move towards sustainable infrastructure - ANWIL, Stercorat

• Delving into how sustainable infrastructure can increase efficiency and profitability
• Circular Economy Carbon solutions: how can Co2 be reutilized
• Internal recycling of fertilizers: granulation of Calcium Ammonium Nitrate and NPK multi-nutrients

 

Speakers:

Tomasz Boruch, Director Projects Management Unit, ANWIL

Marek Hajdu, CEO, Stercorat


  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairperson's closing remarks
  • 17:00
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  • Happy hour drinks reception in the exhibition hall
  • 09:30
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  • Registration opens
  • 09:45
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  • 10:00
  • Chairperson's opening remarks
  • 10:00
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  • 11:15
  • EU Regulations Policy Clinic: Deep dive into CBAM, green deal and fertilizer regulations - Argus Media, Warsaw Institute, AGBP (Copa-Cogeca)

Session 1:
• EU fertilizers regulation: What are the possible challenges for bulk producers and new rules for packaging and certification

Session 2:
• Discussing the effects of implementing the CBAM on trade and fertilizer value chain
• Meeting standards of the Green Deal: what are geopolitical challenges for Eastern Europe

Moderator:

David Maher, Editorial, Argus Media

Speakers:

Tomasz Grzywaczewski, Central and Eastern Europe Policy Expert, Warsaw Institute

Nicolas Ferenczi,
Head of Economics and International Affairs, AGBP (Copa-Cogeca) 

More speakers to be announced
  • 11:15
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  • 11:30
  • Morning break and networking
  • 11:30
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  • 12:30
  • Sustainable solutions symposium: Green electrification and technology - Grupa Azoty

• Grid-Greening initiatives: Looking into successful cases of green electrification in Europe
• Challenges in Eastern Europe: What are the struggles for greening the grid in Eastern Europe?
• Efficacy of switching to hybrid grids: Questioning the efficacy of green electrification for Eastern Europe (with regards to cost, technology and renewable capacity)

Speakers:

Henryk Kubiczek, Director, Corporate Strategy and Development, Grupa Azoty 

More speakers to be announced


  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • Clean Ammonia Seminar series: Roadmapping East-Europe's Clean Ammonia initiatives - Seminar 1 - Argus Media, Anwil
  • What are challenges for East European companies to invest in Clean Ammonia 
  • Will Clean Ammonia generation help the region’s energy crisis? 
  • How can Clean Ammonia be used successfully in generating power 
 

Speakers:

Marek Kubiak, Technology Office Manager, ANWIL

More speakers to be announced


  • 13:00
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  • 13:30
  • Clean Ammonia Seminar 2: How has Clean Ammonia’s perception affected its growth? Andrea Guoti Rojo - Stakeholder Relations Manager, Ammonia Energy Association
  • Public perception setting high standards for producers 
  • Realistic path for producers to communicate developments in clean ammonia 
  • Investing in public awareness to increase consumer confidence 

Moderator:

Oliver Hatfield, Vice President, Sustainable Fertilizers, Argus Media

Speakers:

Andrea Guoti Rojo, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Ammonia Energy Association 

More speakers to be announced


  • 13:15
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  • 15:30
  • Lunch and networking
  • 15:30
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  • Chairperson's closing remarks

Fertilizer Fast Track Resources (*for Fertilizer Fast Track pass holders)

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  • Online Materials
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  • The role of fertilizers in agriculture Mike Nash - Senior Editor, Fertilizers, Argus
  • Liebig’s law of minimum and the key fertilizer macronutrients 
  • The need for fertilizers to meet global food demand: balanced fertilization and 4R concepts
  • Global production trends
  • Online Materials
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  • Phosphates markets Claira Lloyd & Timothy Evans - Manager – Analytics & Consulting & Analyst – Fertilizers, Argus
  • Phosphate production routes   
  • Supply and demand dynamics  
  • Price drivers  
  • Current market themes  
  • Online Materials
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  • Nitrogen markets
  • Ammonia production – the key nitrogen building block  
  • Production of other nitrogen fertilizers  
  • Global nitrogen supply patterns  
  • Price drivers 
  • Current market themes   
  • Online Materials
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  • Potash markets David Riley - Senior Analyst – Analytics & Consulting, Argus
  • Overview of the different types of potash  
  • Supply and demand dynamics  
  • Current market themes  
  • Online Materials
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  • NPK markets Matthew Lisley - Manager – Analytics & Consulting, Argus
  • Defining NPKs  
  • Pros and cons of NPKs  
  • Difficulties of measuring supply and demand  
  • Global NPK trade – key markets  
  • Price drivers and current market themes 
  • Online Materials
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  • Added value fertilizers Jack Merriott - Senior Manager - Consulting, Argus
  • Defining product categories for AVF  
  • Evaluating markets and drivers for AVF  
  • Industry opportunities for AVF