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Argus Fertilizer Europe Conference

Athens, Greece
22-24 October 2024
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Agenda

Join a senior line-up of experts, C-suites and decision makers to discuss impacts of climate change, price volatility and accessibility of fertilizers in Europe. Hear about how fertilizer producers and agtech industries are coming together in the midst of new sustainability regulations, demand for new products and co-ordination with commercial end-users to improve uptake.

For speaking opportunities, contact: bhuvam.patel@argusmedia.com

Main conference: Day one

09:00 - 17:00

Registration and exhibition area open

Exhibition open to all. Conference hall exclusively open to Sustainability and Decarbonization Forum passholders.

Optional add-ons - Sustainability and decarbonisation forum and Fertilizer fundamentals workshop

See separate tabs along the top for more information on the optional add-ons you can select with your main conference pass

Innovation stream (exhibition area)

09:00 - 09:30

Spotlighting innovations and services

09:30 - 10:00

Coffee and networking break

10:00 - 10:15

Making your business more sustainable: understanding scope 3 and ESG

10:30 - 10:45

How will your business benefit from chemical and food recycled products?

11:00 - 11:45

Coffee and networking break

12:00 - 12:15

Plastic regulations and the future: How will your fertilizer bags change?

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 17:00

Networking, meetings and exhibition

17:00 - 18:30

Evening networking party - hosted by Dekagro & Indagro

Renowned for hosting a memorable party, join host sponsors, Dekagro and Indagro for an unforgettable networking party with live entertainment and delicious local cuisine. Exclusively for Argus Fertilizer Europe Conference attendees.

Sustainability and decarbonisation forum (Tuesday 22 October)

09:30 - 10:30

What is a sustainable fertilizer? How do you price them?

• How do you define what is sustainable?
• Current challenges finding the right price
• Can the list of products expand? Are there new products in the roadmap

10:15 - 11:00

Growth of micronutrients as a key supporting product in improving soil health and ensuring long term sustainability

• Highlighting the importance of water solubles as a new fertilizer product
• Micronutients: will there be enough volume for future demands?
• Why has there been a growth in demand for enhanced efficiency fertilizer?

Speakers Include:

Oliver Hatfield

Oliver Hatfield

VP Fertilizers
Argus
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Will Li

Vice President & Strategy Director
Monband
11:00 - 11:45

Coffee and networking break

Join your peers in the exhibition for breakfast, coffee and business meetings

11:45 - 12:00

Biostimulants: What makes them sustainable?

• Does the biostimulant market need more data driven to create efficient price structure?
• How can biostimulants work as a long term sustainable product?

Speakers Include:

Antonis Angeletakis

Antonis Angeletakis

Director-Biostimulants
Yara International ( Co-Chair of EBIC’s Mid-Term Strategy Steering Committee)
Jim Davies

Bea O'Kelly

Committee Chair
Argus WIN Europe
12:00 - 12:30

Tracking the growth in mineral fertilizers and Agtech in helping tackle climate change in Europe

• How does the current market increase the co-dependence between mineral fertilizer and biotech sectors
• Production vs application: how scope 3 matters
• Big picture: will we see a range of new products merging both industries?

12:30 - 13:00

Soil health and balancing carbon emissions

• Has soil health deterioration become a key challenge for EU farmers?
• Scope 3 and soil: how are they linked?
• Converting CO2 to credits

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:15

Impact of CBAM and roadmap for decarbonization

• How will businesses adjust to new costs for trading?
• Preparing for CBAM, what do you need to know

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Krasimir Berbenkov

CEO
Agropolychim AD
15:15 - 15:45

Coffee and networking break

15:15 - 15:45

Start up spotlights:

15:00-15:15 Making your business more Sustainable: understanding scope 3 and ESG
15:15-15:45 Deconstructing circularity
15:45-16:00 Trading and understanding nutrients using AI


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Mia Holmson

Co-Founder
YouSustain
17:00 - 18:30

Rooftop evening reception

Enjoy views of the Parthenon and take in the Greek culture over traditional music and meetings

Main conference: Day two

9:00 - 18:00

Registration and exhibition area open

Main conference presentations

09:35 - 9:40

Producer's opening comments

09:40 - 09:45

Chairperson opening

09:45 - 10:00

Ministerial keynote

10:00 - 10:30

Argus market update: What is going on with European price volatility?

• Looking into the demand dynamics for Nitrogen and Urea for the next 6-12 months
• An analysis of shifting global grain trading patterns in the mix of transforming food demand and higher incomes.
• Gas demand: unpredictable weather and volatile prices

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and networking break

Join colleagues in the exhibition hall for breakfast, coffee and business meetings

11:00 - 12:00

Keynote panel: Contextualising the role of fertilizer producers within the energy transition

• Balancing act: will fertilizer producers need to achieve a balance between food security and sustainable fuel development
• Barriers to expand: how has the global fertilizer market reacted to new regulations within the EU
• Sustainability and the key to food security: how are low-carbon products re-shaping the industry

Speakers Include:

Oliver Hatfield

Oliver Hatfield

VP Fertilizers
Argus
Dr. Maen Nsour

Dr. Maen Nsour

CEO
Arab Potash Company
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Sjeord Jenneskens

Director-Fertilizer Sales
OCI

Gustaf Forsberg

CEO
NitroCapt
12:00 - 12:45

Tailoring your low-carbon fertilizer product: What products do FMCGs want?

• Mutual ambition? Why are FMCGs joining forces with fertilizer companies
• What products do they want?
• How will FMCG and fertilizer producers replicate this across Europe

Speakers Include:

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Vassilis Kotoulas

Head of Local Barley Operations
Athenian Brewery (Heineken)
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Dr Fotini Giannakopoulou

Generel Manager
SPEL

Optional add-ons - Fertilizer fundamentals workshop

See separate tabs along the top for more information on the optional add-ons you can select with your main conference pass

12:45 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 15:00

New opportunities in trade finance: how do fertilizer players access it?

• How will the new push towards decarbonization of Nitrogen play a role in improved financing opportunities
• Will financing be based on clean energy usage or low-carbon product?
• The role of clean ammonia production in helping improve trade finance opportunities

15:00 - 15:15

Chairperson's round-up

15:30 - 16:30

Networking, meetings, exhibition

17:00 - 19:00

Evening drinks reception sponsored by Indagro & Dekagro

Main conference: Day three

9:30 - 15:00

Registration and exhibition area open

Main conference presentations

10:00 - 10:10

Chairperson's opening remarks

10:10 - 10:30

Argus gas & power market outlook: Gas demands for ammonia producers

10:30 - 11:00

Argus grains outlook: How will current seed and grains markets develop in 2024

• Looking into effects of climate change on grain yield
• How will seed output need more assistance from fertilizer players?

11:30 - 12:00

Sulphur markets: Will Europe bounce back from supply shortages?

• Tackling current logistical issues: will freight play a role?
• Sulphur demand in Europe: is there going to be sustained demand
• Who is willing to supply Europe?

Speakers Include:

Maria Maria Mosquera

Maria Mosquera

Editor - Sulphur
Argus
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Dr Daniel Garcia-Seco

Head of R&D
AFEPASA
11:00 - 11:30

Breakfast networking

Join colleagues in the exhibition hall for breakfast, coffee and business meetings

12:30 - 13:00

Deconstructing the volatile shipping markets: Risks and geopolitical impacts on trade

- How have back-to-back geopolitical issues in the Red Sea and Black sea increased risk for traders?
- Shipping outlooks for Europe: is there a lack of vessels?
- New map: drawing up new trade routes into Europe

13:00

Chairperson's closing remarks

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch and end of conference

Fertilizer fundamentals workshop (Tuesday 22 October)

Whether you are new to the industry or need a refresher, join our fertilizer experts as they provide you with the foundations of the European fertilizer market. This exclusive workshop series is hosted by Argus editorial and consulting experts giving you the foundations of the fertilizer market, featuring presentations on NPK, sulphur, clean ammonia, phosphates, potash and more.

14:30 - 14:45

Introduction to fertilizers

14:30 - 14:45

NPKs

14:45 - 15:00

Sulphur + sulphuric acid

16:00 - 16:30

Nitrates and low carbon product

16:45 - 17:00

Water soluble fertilizer

Fertilizer fundamentals workshop (Wednesday 23 October)

14:30 - 14:45

Nitrogen

14:45 - 15:00

Phosphates

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee and networking break

15:30 - 16:00

Clean ammonia

16:00 - 16:30

Potash