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Attend the Argus NPK, Water Soluble and Micronutrient Fertilizers India 2018

 Latest update:

Sushil Kumar Lohani, Joint Secretary at the Fertilizers Department in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and A. Neeraja, Joint Secretary (INM) at the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare to attend the event.

We are delighted to announce that the Argus NPK, Water Soluble and Micronutrient Fertilizers India 2018 conference will take place in Delhi on 8-9 March.

In response to feedback from delegates and speakers, we are introducing an expanded programme covering micronutrient fertilizers along with NPKs and water soluble fertilizers.

Asia-Pacific demand continues to dominate the fertilizer market, with major producers expecting India to play a big role in driving this growth. But the Indian market is fragmented and faces a number of issues such as supply chain inefficiencies, inadequate infrastructure and lack of awareness.

With an increasing need for high-quality crop nutrients, the conference aims to shed light on the demand, market size, and production trends of specialty fertilizers along with timing, dosages and application technologies. The event provides a comprehensive and complete picture of how various nutrient inputs can work together for maximum crop output. 

Argus NPK, Water Soluble and Micronutrient Fertilizers India 2018 Event at a Glance

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The 2017 conference attracted key representatives from government, fertilizer companies and agricultural businesses and featured discussions on new products, market challenges and strategies to capitalise on the large, untapped demand. With expanded coverage next year, you will get more value from your experience.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Ashok Dalwai, Chief Executive, National Rainfed Area Authority, India’s Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  • Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
  • Priyantha Weerasinghe, Additional Director (Development), Horticulture Research and Development Institute, Sri Lanka’s Department of Agriculture 
  • Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Asia, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
  • Suhas P Wani, Research Programme Director - Asia Programme & Theme Leader- IDC, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • T Satyanarayana, Director, South Asia Programme, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
 Biographies of conference speakers are available here.

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Conference Day 1 | 8 March 2018, Thursday

08:45 - 09:30
Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:40 Chairman’s welcome remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
Session 1: Market overview
09:40 - 09:50
Opening address

Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
09:50 - 10:10  Keynote Address

Ashok Dalwai, Chief Executive, National Rainfed Area Authority, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
10:10 - 11:10

Presentations and panel discussion: Fertilizer policies in south Asia: a comparative assessment and lessons learned

  • Policy of use and utilization in Bangladesh
  • Challenges in the implementation of fertilizer subsidies in Sri Lanka
  • India’s direct transfer of subsidy benefits and what it means for downstream operations
Moderator: Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus
Panelists: 
  • Priyantha Weerasinghe, Additional Director (Development) • Horticulture Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka 
  • Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Asia, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
  • Sachchida Nand, Deputy Director General, The Fertiliser Association of India
11:10 - 11:45 Morning refreshments

Session 2: Focus on NPKs and NPS 

11:45 - 12:15 NPK trade flow dynamics in Asia

Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus
12:15 - 12:45 Growth in application of NPS fertilizers
  • Latest updates in sulphur-enhanced urea fertilizers
12:45 - 13:00 Q&A
13:00 - 14:30 Networking lunch

Session 3: A look at trade and technology of Water Soluble Fertilizers (WSFs)

14:30 - 15:00 Overview of the WSF market - upcoming capacity, competitive landscape and industry chain analysis
15:00 - 15:30 Case study on successful market positioning and branding
15:30 - 15:40 Q&A
15:40 - 16:10 Afternoon refreshments
16:10 - 16:40 Insights into the nutrient uptake dynamics of WSFs - timing, dosage and application
16:40 - 17:10 Various production processes for common WSF products
17:10 - 17:20 Q&A
17:20 - 17:30  Chairman’s closing remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
17:30 End of conference day one
17:45 - 19:00 Cocktail reception

Conference Day 2 | 9 March 2018, Friday

09:00 - 09:30
Coffee and exhibition stands open
09:30 - 09:35 Chairman’s remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 

Session 4: Micronutrients - opportunities and the way forward

09:35 - 10:00 Global micronutrient fertilizers market and the opportunities in India
10:30 - 10:30 Secondary and micronutrients complementing macronutrients for sustainable increase in crop productivity and profitability

Suhas P Wani, Research Program Director - Asia Program & Theme Leader- IDC, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
10:30 - 10:40 Q&A
10:40 - 11:10  Morning refreshments
11:10 - 11:40  Potential of micronutrients packaged as nano particles: avenues for increasing efficiency

T Satyanarayana, Director, South Asia Program, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
11:40 - 12:10   Panel Discussion: Use of micronutrients – balancing the benefit of higher yield against the risk of toxicity and soil contamination
12:10 - 13:45 Networking Lunch

Session 5: Emerging trends – what to expect 

13:45 - 14:15   Understanding liquid fertilizers of the different product types (nitrogen, phosphorus, potash, micronutrients) and their applications
14:15 - 14:45 Nutrient utilisation in farm advisory – how will information and communications technology (ICT) help raise awareness?
14:45 - 14:50 Q&A
14:50 - 15:00  Chairman’s closing remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
 15:00 End of conference  

*This working agenda is subject to change. 

For more information or if you are interested in speaking, please contact Elsie Chen:
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email icon elsie.chen@argusmedia.com

Day One | 3 June 2015 | Wednesday
09:00 
Coffee and Refreshments
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Exhibition Stands Open 

Session 1: Opening Session

10:00 - 10:05 Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
10:05 - 10:25 Keynote Address: NPK Fundamentals and Global NPK Market Structure and Trade
10:25 - 10:45 Industry Address: Thailand – Trends and New Applications of NPKs 
10:45 - 11:00  Q&A
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Refreshments 

 Session 2: Country Analysis – Demand and Supply Outlook of Multi-Nutrient Fertilizers 

11:30 - 12:00 World Production of Primary Nutrients – Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potassium 
12:00 - 12:30  Market Structure and Factors Affecting Demand of NPKs in Major Markets: Malaysia and Indonesia 
12:30 - 13:00  Growing Prominence of Compound Fertilizers in Emerging Markets and Price Outlook: Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
13:00 - 13:15  Q&A 
13:15 - 14:45  Networking Lunch 
14:45 - 15:15 Update on China – Granular and Bulk Blended NPK Production Volumes and Import Volumes 
15:15 - 15:45  Regional Demand and Production Volumes within India – Impact of Subsidies 
15:45 - 16:00 Q&A
16:00 - 16:30  Afternoon Refreshments

 Production Technology Showcase (16:30 - 17:50)

The Production Technology Showcase allows equipment manufacturers, engineering companies, process management solutions providers to showcase the latest technologies in production, blending and material handling.

17:50 - 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by End of Conference Day One
18:00 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception 

Panel Discussion: Is WSF the next shining star?
  • Penetrating the market - trends in marketing and sales of innovative WSFs
  • Success stories – can they be applied to India? 
  • Key challenges to look out for 


To explore speaking opportunities at the event, please email elsie.chen@argusmedia.com.

Confirmed Speakers

Shri Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
 
Satish Chander,
Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India

Satish Chander in his 30-year career has held various positions with the Indian government. He has been associated with a large number of high-level committees set up by the government in addressing the issues concerning Indian farmers and the fertiliser sector. He is also on the board of the International Plant Nutrition Institute and the Virtual Fertilizer Research Centre in the US.
 
Ashok Dalwai, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Ashok Dalwai, Chief Executive, National Rainfed Area Authority, India's Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Ashok Dalwai is currently serving as National Rainfed Area Authority chief executive in the rank of secretary to the Indian government. Since 2015 he has been serving in the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation and has contributed to several reforms in addition to supervising several units.

 
Suhas P Wani, Research Program Director - Asia Program & Theme  Leader- IDC, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Suhas P Wani, Research Programme Director - Asia Programme & Theme Leader- IDC, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Suhas P Wani’s area of specialisation is scaling up science-based interventions to benefit farmers in Asia and Africa, particularly in sustainable agriculture for improving rural livelihoods. His expertise spans integrated watershed management and water use efficiency to catchment scale, wasteland development, wastewater management, biodiesel plantation, integrated nutrient management and carbon sequestration.

Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Asia, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Asia, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Ishrat Jahan has more than 35 years of experience in agricultural development. During her 25-year career with IFDC, she has designed and implemented interventions that sustainably improve crop yields at the smallholder farmer level. She is an economist also responsible for economic and policy assessment of the fertilizer sector.

Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus FMB

Carl Roache
, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus 

Carl Roache is the Asian Fertilizer Editor at Argus Media, based in Singapore and responsible for co-ordinating regional coverage for the global fertilizer reports. Prior to moving to Singapore earlier this year, Carl edited the Argus Potash and the Fertilizer Europe publications from Argus’ London head office.
Dr S. Nand, Deputy Director General, The Fertiliser Association of India

Sachchida Nand, Deputy Director General, Fertiliser Association of India

Sachchida Nand is with Fertiliser Association of India for 30 years and responsible for issues related to fertiliser production, feedstock, raw materials, pricing policies, environment and safety. He has more than 50 research and review papers in leading international journals and conference proceedings.

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus FMB

Gavin Chong,
Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 

Gavin Chong joined Argus Singapore in January 2015 and is currently our Fertilizer Business Development VP for Asia. Prior to joining Argus, he has eight years of experience in trading, distribution, and managing NPK production. He was based in Indonesia and Malaysia and focused on servicing the demands of the oil palm industry.




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