Argus DEF Forum North America

Scottsdale, Arizona
14-15 October 2024
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15:00 - 17:00

Welcome reception

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome refreshments and registrations

09:00 - 09:05

Conference welcome

Speakers Include:

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Devina Singh

Conference Producer
09:05 - 09:10

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:10 - 09:40

Argus market update: DEF industry trends and opportunities

- How is higher demand for lower emissions swaying the DEF market’s growth trajectory?
- What does the urea production outlook look like in the next 5 years?
- How are the key global metrics developing including costs, consumption, and import and export patterns?

09:40 - 10:10

Keynote: How have regulations developed and impacted the DEF industry in the last 5 years and what can we expect in the future?

- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase 3 was announced this year - what are the key takeaways and who does it impact?
- How do the rules co-exist with previously established standards and other macroeconomic policies such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)?
- How will it affect light-duty and medium-duty vehicles and to what extent will it lead to accelerating technological advancement and EV adoption?

10:10 - 10:55

Morning coffee halt

10:55 - 11:40

Prime hour: Challenging the major concerns on urea production, costs and decision-making

- How much more will the urea solution cost? What about maintenance and other factors affecting the supply chain?
- Global impact on urea production and trade: To what extent is the domestic market affected by production strategies beyond North America?
- Decision-making: To ensure more than 90% emission reduction by 2027, how will urea producers cope with the production allocation, supply and distribution?

11:40 - 12:10

What are the effects of Mexico’s booming market on US domestic chains?

- What is the forecast for demand and supply and how does it impact on US production of DEF?
- How can the expansion of Mexico’s market enhance US production of urea?
- Will you ever need to source DEF through global networks?

12:10 - 14:00

Speed networking and lunch

Meet and discuss key questions with the ideal expert at different meeting spots around the room while enjoying exquisite cuisines

14:00 - 14:45

Panel: Truck associations assemble: Insights into commercial fleet to understand effects on prices, mandate compliance and optimizing the industry

- Putting end-user's perspective ahead: Macroeconomic global effects on DEF domestic prices
- Moving forward, how is the trucking market planning to strategize to address technological feasibility, infrastructural challenges, cost of standards and time span for compliance
- Discussing the role of diversity and evolving jobs in the transport industry

14:45 - 15:30

OEMs in the room answer: Manufacturer’s perspective on fuelling the economy

- What are the innovations manufacturers are investing in to achieve CO2 emission reduction, circular fuel economy, and performance goals
- Manufacturer’s perspective on credits compliance and accounting emissions under EPA regulations
- Use of SCR and double dosing: Are OEM’s already doing it?

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee halt

Gather around with coffee and canapes to network

16:00 - 16:30

Future fuels and technological pathways to industrial decarbonization: What are the alternatives, storage practices, impact on quality and availability?

- Early movers-perspective: Alternatives in the future including biofuels, Hydrogen, Ammonia, Methanol and E-fuels
- What are the recommended practices for DEF storage and dispensing infrastructure to prevent environmental emissions while preserving DEF quality?
- How will it roll out at the refuelling sites?

16:30 - 17:00

Green shipping: In what ways can the marine DEF industry foster reduced marine fuel emissions and a sustainable shipping economy?

- Are the leading manufacturers able to deliver quality marine grade DEF product to help vessels achieve compliance?
- The triad solution: How can we attain favourable fuel prices, reduced maintenance costs and improved engine performance?
- In the final leg, what obstacles still need to be overcome by the suppliers to decarbonize the maritime industry?

17:00 - 19:00

Networking reception

08:00 - 12:00

Golf and networking day - Limited places available

Due to popularity, the networking golf tournament returns and will take place on the 16 October. Add golf to your conference pass for an extra networking boost and some friendly competition with your colleagues and peers on the prestigious Boulders Golf Club.