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Argus FSU Fertilizer 2017. Production, trading and logistics in the CIS

Russian version

Argus held its FSU Fertilizer 2017: Production, trading and logistics international conference on 6-8 September 2017 in Minsk, Belarus.

The event brought together more than 200 industry representatives from 18 countries, including Russia, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Finland and others. They included leading producers, trading firms, representatives of transport and logistics companies, feedstock suppliers and engineers. Participants discussed the latest trends in the fertilizer market, including producers’ export potential, expected additions to fertilizer production capacity and other important industry issues.

Belarusian Potash Company, one of the largest global producers and exporters of potassium chloride, once again assumed the role of general partner of the conference. The event was also supported by the Gomel Chemical Plant and fertilizer producer Slavkaliy.

The first day of the conference saw delegates enjoy a tour of the mining and processing plant that local producer Belaruskali is building in Petrikov. Delegates learned about the development of the Petrikov potassium salt mine and were able to evaluate Belaruskali’s largest investment project.

Industry discussions started the next day, focusing on the European fertilizer market. The agenda included a performance analysis of Belarusian producers and market trends in Russia, Ukraine, central Asia and the Baltic states.

The head of Argus Media’s Russian operations, Vyacheslav Mischenko, gave a welcoming address to participants. He noted the rapid development of the FSU fertilizer market, where Argus continues to expand its presence by holding new conferences and offering relevant reference prices for the market.

Guests were also welcomed by Belarusian Potash Company director-general Elena Kudryavets, the deputy chairman of Belneftekhim Concern, Igor Bobyr, and Argus vice-president for business development Mounir Halim.

The first session, which focused on the global and European fertilizer markets, was opened by Argus Potash editor Ewan Thomson. He provided an overview of the global potash market and key industry trends.

The second speaker was Belaruskali director-general Ivan Golovaty, who stressed that the company is utilising its capacity at a high rate, although turnarounds are taking place at certain production facilities. The chief executive also spoke about the company’s growth strategy and its plans to increase potash capacity to 15.9mn t/yr.

The director of the Gomel Chemical Plant, Dmitry Chernyakov, provided an account of the current situation and trends in the Belarusian fertilizer market, as well as the prospects for future development.

Conference participants showed a particular interest in the final session of the second conference day, which featured a detailed analysis of the market environment in Ukraine, central Asia, Lithuania and Latvia. The reports delivered during the session prompted a lively debate among delegates.

The participants continued discussing the day’s key issues in an informal atmosphere at the evening cocktail reception.

The third day of the conference opened with a session that addressed the transportation and logistics of fertilizers. One of the notable reports provided an overview of the Russian inland waterways as a component of fertilizer logistics, and was presented by Igor Bratsev, a country manager at Dreymoor Fertilizer Overseas.

The final session was dedicated to the new trends and IT support of the agricultural industry. The audience showed a keen interest in the presentation delivered by Uralchem marketing consultant and analyst Olga Napalkova. She spoke about the prospects for using water-soluble fertilizers, both in greenhouse farms and for outdoor growing.

Argus would like to extend its thanks to all the conference participants, and we look forward to seeing many of them at future fertilizer industry events.

Delegate Fee (per person):

  • 800 Euro (+18% VAT)

Delegate package include:

  • All day conference
  • Lunch, coffee-breaks
  • Conference materials


General Partner

BPCEstablished in 2013, Belarusian Potash Company is one of the leading potash exporting companies in the world.

The headquarters of BPC is located in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. The company keeps its representative offices in Brazil (Sao Paolo), China (Beijing), India (New Delhi), Singapore, and Ukraine (Kiev).

A combination of a stable market position and a flexible business strategy creates a solid basis for cooperation with all market players: importers, distributors of mineral fertilizers, industrial plants, traders, and others.

BPC has a global sales network that secures the stability of our shipments to all the regions all the year round, focusing on the actual needs of potash end consumers, and considering the specific character of each market.

BPC supplies it’s product to more than 100 countries worldwide. Belarusian potash is in demand in China, India, SEA and Oceania, Brazil and Latin America, USA, Europe, Africa, Middle East and CIS states.

BPC exports a wide range of potash fertilizers both for direct application in agriculture and for producing complex fertilizers and for industrial use: pink and white granular MOP, pink and white standard MOP, technical MOP – all these products with those chemical and physical properties that are requested in each specific case.

Belarusian MOP is delivered in shiploads, in containers, by rail, and on river barges. BPC is capable of supplying both minor lots as low as one 20-ton container and large lots of up to 80,000 tons on panamax vessels. The company capitalizes on its advantageous geographical position that makes its logistics costs one of the lowest in the industry.

Clear-cut business processes, concerted action with the producer of potash fertilizers, JSC Belaruskali, productive cooperation with partners, and the expertise of the BPC team – all these make a winning combination, that makes it possible to ship to any region around the globe in due time.

Session Sponsor

ArgusOpen Joint Stock Company «Gomel Chemical Plant» is one of the largest petrochemical companies in Belarus and the country's only producing phosphorus fertilizers. In a short time, the company significantly expanded its production: factory specializes in the production of phosphate fertilizer complex and inorganic synthesis products.


  • Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium Fertilizers;
  • Nitrogen-Phosphorus Fertilizers: Superphosphate, Ammophos;
  • Liquid complex fertilizers for different crops;
  • Sulfuric acid of industrial grade;
  • Sulfuric acid of enhanced grade
  • Sodium sulfite of industrial grade;
  • Sodium sulfite of photo grade;
  • Cryolite;
  • Aerosil;
  • Rust solvent;
  • Siftom;
  • Metaphosyl;
  • Herbicides;
  • Azophos;
  • Medical Oxygen;
  • Industrial Oxygen;
  • Phosphogypsum;
  • Aluminum fluoride;
  • Electrolyte.

Take advantage of unique marketing opportunities to promote your company at the event. We will be happy to assist you in targeting your business aims and choose the most effective form of cooperation.

Please contact Damir Iskandyarov for all sponsorship/exhibitor requests:


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Minsk Marriott Hotel
20 Pobediteley ave.
Minsk, Republic of Belarus
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Our conference partner – Reiseburo «WELT» – would be delighted to lend any travel assistance and book your accommodation at the Minsk Marriott Hotel with the special rates for all the conference participants.

For more information please contact Argus CIS Conference Department:
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General Partner


Session Sponsor



Conference Department
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For registration queries:
Anton Grigoriev (ext. 456)
Svetlana Chmykhun (ext. 437)

For speaking opportunities:
Julia Ivanova (ext. 458)

For sponsorship:
Damir Iskandyarov (ext. 454)

For general information:
Valentin Kin (ext. 450)