15 May - 17 May 2019
Vienna, Austria

Argus East Europe Fertilizer

Speakers

Kevin Moran
Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
Kevin has worked on improving nutrient use efficiency for all of his career spanning over 40 years in the international fertilizer industry, firstly with Phosyn plc, then Yara. Following retirement in 2012 he formed his own consultancy, Kemnovation Ltd, focusing upon the benefits of best fertilizer management practices to achieve food and nutrition security globally whi...
Kevin has worked on improving nutrient use efficiency for all of his career spanning over 40 years in the international fertilizer industry, firstly with Phosyn plc, then Yara. Following retirement in 2012 he formed his own consultancy, Kemnovation Ltd, focusing upon the benefits of best fertilizer management practices to achieve food and nutrition security globally while reducing environmental impact. Kevin has authored many papers and strategic reports on ‘Value-Added’Fertilizers of every type and was appointed Honorary CTO of Kingenta Group of China in early 2014 to support their R&D, Production and Market development programmes internationally. He has also been closely associated with the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) for many years.
Andrey Norov
Industrial Technology Director, PhosAgro - NIUIF
Andrey has worked at Mineral Fertilizers Plants for over 25 years. He has been working for the JSC “NIUIF” since April 2007 - he is currently the Industrial Technology Director. Andrey is an Honorable Chemist of the Russian Federation and also has governmental and industry-related awards. Andrey is the author of many research articles and publications and 27 patents in ...
Andrey has worked at Mineral Fertilizers Plants for over 25 years. He has been working for the JSC “NIUIF” since April 2007 - he is currently the Industrial Technology Director. Andrey is an Honorable Chemist of the Russian Federation and also has governmental and industry-related awards. Andrey is the author of many research articles and publications and 27 patents in the field of phosphorus-containing fertilizers technology.
Igan Hayati
Technical Director, Kemitel
Igan has been with Kemitel — a chemicals industry consultancy — since 2009. After obtaining a master’s degree from Leeds University and a PhD from Imperial College London in chemical engineering, he joined ICI’s paints division and worked in research for three years. He then spent 19 years at RioTinto Borax, focusing on development of new products, including soluble micro-...
Igan has been with Kemitel — a chemicals industry consultancy — since 2009. After obtaining a master’s degree from Leeds University and a PhD from Imperial College London in chemical engineering, he joined ICI’s paints division and worked in research for three years. He then spent 19 years at RioTinto Borax, focusing on development of new products, including soluble micro-granules, compacted granules, spherical granules and liquid suspensions for the micronutrient and fertiliser industries. He is the author of several publications and patents.
David Maher
Editor - Fertilizers Europe , Argus
David was appointed as the Fertilizer Europe (FE) editor at Argus in the summer of 2018, after previously being a market reporter for FE and potash. He has over 15 years’ journalistic experience, a first-class B.A. degree in philosophy and history, and a M.Sc. degree in international politics from Trinity College, Dublin.
David was appointed as the Fertilizer Europe (FE) editor at Argus in the summer of 2018, after previously being a market reporter for FE and potash. He has over 15 years’ journalistic experience, a first-class B.A. degree in philosophy and history, and a M.Sc. degree in international politics from Trinity College, Dublin.
Ofelia Nalbant
Commercial Manager, Agrium-Agroport Romania
Ofelia graduated in 1991 from the University of Bucharest in Romania, and has worked since 1992 for various companies in agribusiness in the Romanian and central European markets. She was Commercial Manager in Romania for Continental Grain (Romania) for five years, for Alfred C. Toepfer International Romania for five years, and for Bunge Romania, also for five years. For ...
Ofelia graduated in 1991 from the University of Bucharest in Romania, and has worked since 1992 for various companies in agribusiness in the Romanian and central European markets. She was Commercial Manager in Romania for Continental Grain (Romania) for five years, for Alfred C. Toepfer International Romania for five years, and for Bunge Romania, also for five years. For the past eight years she has been working for Agrium-Agroport Romania. She was a founding member in 1997 and in 2003-10 was President of the Romanian Grain Traders Association and since 2010 has been Vice President. She is also Vice President and a member of the National Grain Grading Committee in Romania, and a member of the National Warehouse Licensing System committee in Romania.
Sergey Feofilov
General Director, UkrAgroConsult
Sergey Feofilov, Ph.D. in Economics, General Director of UkrAgroConsult - the first Ukrainian consulting agency specializing in the agricultural sector of Ukraine and the Black Sea region. Sergey Feofilov has more than 20 years of expertise in analysis of agricultural market of Ukraine and the Black Sea countries. He has broad national and international contacts in tradi...
Sergey Feofilov, Ph.D. in Economics, General Director of UkrAgroConsult - the first Ukrainian consulting agency specializing in the agricultural sector of Ukraine and the Black Sea region. Sergey Feofilov has more than 20 years of expertise in analysis of agricultural market of Ukraine and the Black Sea countries. He has broad national and international contacts in trading, banking and investment spheres, is a recognized speaker at the major international agri conferences. He was trained under a number of national and international programs (1997 – UK, 2006 - USA).
Kim ten Wolde
Product Manager Fertilizer Additives, Holland Novochem
Kim ten Wolde has been in the fertilizer industry since 2012, when he did his graduation project at ICL Fertilizers in The Netherlands on using recycled phosphate sources. Subsequently he joined ICL as a Process Engineer and took on several international roles within ICL with a strong focus on sustainability and operational excellence. Kim moved to the fertilizer addit...
Kim ten Wolde has been in the fertilizer industry since 2012, when he did his graduation project at ICL Fertilizers in The Netherlands on using recycled phosphate sources. Subsequently he joined ICL as a Process Engineer and took on several international roles within ICL with a strong focus on sustainability and operational excellence. Kim moved to the fertilizer additives business in 2018, joining Holland Novochem as a Product Manager. His current focus is mainly on developing new coating agents which are more sustainable, exploring new markets and opportunities in the fertilizer additives market and developments in smart agriculture.
Pawel Malarczyk
Business Unit Director - Agrochemicals, EKOPLON
Pawel Malarczyk began his professional career 18 years ago. During this time frame he ran marketing, sales and development projects for many companies including two state-owned companies: LOTOS Asfalt (petrochemicals, bitumens), being the co-author of the best sales result in the history of the company, and ORLEN Oil (lubricants), representing company`s interests on the ...
Pawel Malarczyk began his professional career 18 years ago. During this time frame he ran marketing, sales and development projects for many companies including two state-owned companies: LOTOS Asfalt (petrochemicals, bitumens), being the co-author of the best sales result in the history of the company, and ORLEN Oil (lubricants), representing company`s interests on the world stage. In the agricultural business he is present since 2016 and in the fertilizers industry since 2017 when he joined Ekoplon company starting from the position of export director (12 countries, mainly in Europe). From June 2018, his post includes the Business Unit Director's position, managing the departments of sales (Domestic sales in Poland and Export) as well as R&D. His current activity direction aims at increasing turnover in current sales markets (in Europe and outside), entering new sales markets, co-development of new products and their implementation, but above all presentation of Ekoplon to a larger audience and building international awareness about the Polish producer with a 30-year tradition.
Ton van Oostrom
Senior Sales Manager, ICL
Ton van Oostrom has started working for ICL Fertilizers Europe 20 years ago. His current position is Senior Sales Manager. Before that, he worked 7 years in the specialty fertilizers industry for The Scotts Company. Ton has a bachelor degree in business economics and marketing.
Ton van Oostrom has started working for ICL Fertilizers Europe 20 years ago. His current position is Senior Sales Manager. Before that, he worked 7 years in the specialty fertilizers industry for The Scotts Company. Ton has a bachelor degree in business economics and marketing.
Lawrence Templeton
Business Development Manager - European gas, power and LNG, Argus
Lawrence joined Argus Media’s European Natural Gas team in 2014 following an gas industry market analysis role in Berlin. Joining Argus, Lawrence specialised in German and Italian gas market and regulatory developments, working closely with Argus’ coal and electricity teams to develop cross-commodity analysis. Moving to the business development team in 2017, Lawrence now c...
Lawrence joined Argus Media’s European Natural Gas team in 2014 following an gas industry market analysis role in Berlin. Joining Argus, Lawrence specialised in German and Italian gas market and regulatory developments, working closely with Argus’ coal and electricity teams to develop cross-commodity analysis. Moving to the business development team in 2017, Lawrence now covers European natural gas, power and LNG taking in markets from Italy and the Netherlands to Ukraine and Turkey.
Artem Polikarpov
Sales Director Eastern Europe, PhosAgro Trading
Artem Poikarpov is Sales Director for eastern Europe at Phosagro’s Swiss trading unit responsible for the co-ordination of all eastern Europe sales and development. He was President of the board of Phosagro Baltic (Phosagro Group), Warsaw, Poland, from 2016 to 2018. He oversaw sales and development in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic states. He was Sales...
Artem Poikarpov is Sales Director for eastern Europe at Phosagro’s Swiss trading unit responsible for the co-ordination of all eastern Europe sales and development. He was President of the board of Phosagro Baltic (Phosagro Group), Warsaw, Poland, from 2016 to 2018. He oversaw sales and development in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Baltic states. He was Sales Manager, Phosagro (head office), Moscow, Russia, from 2013 to 2016, in charge of national sales, and sales to eastern Europe, as well as development. Artem was Fertilizers Sales Manager, Phosagro Orel (Phosagro Group), Orel, Russia, focused on direct sales to farmers from 2012 to 2013. He started work in the fertilizers sector at Phosagro in 2012, passing all sales stages from direct sales to farmers to global regional sales and distribution management. Artem has also worked at PepsiCo and the Moscow stock exchange.
Matthew Lisley
Analyst, Argus
Matt is a senior analyst in Consulting Services at Argus, and provides bespoke research and modelling within the fertilizer projects team across all the nutrients. He has an MSci in Geology from Imperial College London, and conducted academic research in the fields of both mineral processing and geochemistry.
Matt is a senior analyst in Consulting Services at Argus, and provides bespoke research and modelling within the fertilizer projects team across all the nutrients. He has an MSci in Geology from Imperial College London, and conducted academic research in the fields of both mineral processing and geochemistry.
Vladimir Barabash
Regional Business Development Manager, LLC Free-System
Vladimir joined Free-System — a distribution company headquartered in Kiev — in 2018. Free-System imports NPKs, MAP, NPs, Urea, AN, NH3, feed phosphates (MCP) and UAN from CIS and EU countries, and also buys products on the domestic market. Before joining Free-System, Vladimir held various business development positions at Phosagro-Ukraine and EuroChem-Ukraine, taking in a...
Vladimir joined Free-System — a distribution company headquartered in Kiev — in 2018. Free-System imports NPKs, MAP, NPs, Urea, AN, NH3, feed phosphates (MCP) and UAN from CIS and EU countries, and also buys products on the domestic market. Before joining Free-System, Vladimir held various business development positions at Phosagro-Ukraine and EuroChem-Ukraine, taking in areas such as marketing of new products, port operations and seaborne supply.
Julia Campbell
NPKs Editor, Argus
Julia Campbell is the NPKs editor at Argus Media, having launched the NPKs report in April 2016. Prior to this, she was the Fertilizer Europe editor. She has also covered the phosphates and ammonia markets as a reporter at Argus Media. Before joining Argus in 2013, she worked at Textiles Intelligence and Datamonitor in the editorial departments. She has a BA (Hons) degree ...
Julia Campbell is the NPKs editor at Argus Media, having launched the NPKs report in April 2016. Prior to this, she was the Fertilizer Europe editor. She has also covered the phosphates and ammonia markets as a reporter at Argus Media. Before joining Argus in 2013, she worked at Textiles Intelligence and Datamonitor in the editorial departments. She has a BA (Hons) degree in Ancient History from the University of Manchester, UK.
Justas Kairys
CEO, Tarptautines logistikos centras
Jaroslav Mráz
Agronomic Specialist, AGRA Group
Jaroslav obtained his master degree in phytotechnics with specialization in soil biotechnology from University of South Bohemia. His professional career connected to plant nutrition, fertilizer producing and application started in 1997 and he joined AGRA GROUP in 2006. His professional knowledge is focused on nutrition, field crops fertilizer application and transformation...
Jaroslav obtained his master degree in phytotechnics with specialization in soil biotechnology from University of South Bohemia. His professional career connected to plant nutrition, fertilizer producing and application started in 1997 and he joined AGRA GROUP in 2006. His professional knowledge is focused on nutrition, field crops fertilizer application and transformation and acceptance of nutrients (mostly nitrogen) from soil. Jaroslav is engaged in advisory directly in agricultural enterprises. He cooperates on development of new application technologies and new products with range of research institutions– for instance Crop Research Institute in Prague, Academy of Sciences, universities etc.
Robert Waggeling
Sales & Marketing Manager EMEA, Microtrac
Robert has worked in the field of particle measurement technology since 1989. For the first 10 years of his career, he was primarily involved in online measurement techniques for suspensions, emulsions and crystallisation processes, while from 1995 he was involved in sales and development of dynamic image analysis in Europe and the Middle East. Robert has been in his curre...
Robert has worked in the field of particle measurement technology since 1989. For the first 10 years of his career, he was primarily involved in online measurement techniques for suspensions, emulsions and crystallisation processes, while from 1995 he was involved in sales and development of dynamic image analysis in Europe and the Middle East. Robert has been in his current role since 2009, handling dynamic image analysis systems for Microtrac clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Adrian Stubbs
Principal, Potash & Fertilizers, Argus
Adrian is Principal Consultant for Potash and Fertilizers, based in London. Adrian spent three decades in the mining and marketing industries, including 19 years with Rio Tinto in commercial and business development functions in Europe and Asia-Pacific, and eight years with junior exploration and development companies, such as Satimola in Kazakhstan and Ferrous Resources i...
Adrian is Principal Consultant for Potash and Fertilizers, based in London. Adrian spent three decades in the mining and marketing industries, including 19 years with Rio Tinto in commercial and business development functions in Europe and Asia-Pacific, and eight years with junior exploration and development companies, such as Satimola in Kazakhstan and Ferrous Resources in Brazil. He has experience with mining development projects, and their promotion to financial backers and prospective buyers, as well as international commerce in bulk minerals, and sales to a wide range of agricultural, industrial and speciality markets around the world. Adrian is responsible for consulting in the areas of potash and speciality fertilizers, publishing several annual multi-client strategy reports each year, as well as working on single-client projects to assess market feasibility.