10 abril - 12 abril 2019
Shanghai, China

Argus Asia Fertilizer

  • 08:45
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:30
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  • 12:00
  • Fertilizer fast track part one – Separately bookable

These sessions will provide a thorough overview of the market, demystify terminology and explain how the sector works in practice. This is an excellent one-day training course for anyone looking to get to grips or refresh their understanding of the sector.

Part one consists of:
- Nitrogen markets

Steve Mitchell, Editor, Nitrogen, Argus

- Phosphates and Potash markets

Mike Nash, Editor, Phosphates, Argus

- Sulphur Market

Claira Lloyd, Editor and Sulphur Fertilizers Team Leader, Argus 

  • 12:00
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  • 13:00
  • Break
  • 13:00
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  • 15:00
  • Fertilizer fast track part two – separately bookable

Part two will focus on:

- NPKs and added value fertilizers

Xie Fang, Senior Analyst, Argus

- China fertilizer market focus

Xie Fang, Senior Analyst,


- India fertilizer market focus

 Nidhi Pandurangi, Reporter- Asia Fertilizers, Argus

  • 15:30
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  • 17:00
  • Round table discussions

Participants can choose from the following discussion topics:

  1. Growth Opportunities in Africa - Gopal Chandak, Regional Head - West Africa & Asia (Fertilizer & Agri Inputs), ETG
  2. India Market Trends - Nidhi Pandurangi, Reporter- Asia Fertilizers, Argus
  3. Phosphate Market opportunities - Mike Nash, Editor, Phosphates, Argus
  4. Nitrogen – New global capacity developments and changing trade flows - Steve Mitchell, Editor, Nitrogen, Argus 
  5. Potash: The role of China and India contracts amid growing global capacity - Andrea Valentini, Principal, Consulting Services, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Argus
  6. Agronomic and commercial benefits of added value fertilizers - Kevin Moran, CTO, Kingenta

  • 17:00
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  • 18:00
  • Mock trading session for the new Argus Open Markets (AOM) Sulphur platform Claira Lloyd - Editor and Sulphur Fertilizers Team Leader, Argus
Argus will be hosting a mock trading session for the new Argus Open Markets (AOM) Sulphur platform.  During this session participants will be able to post mock bids, offers and initiate trades.  
 
The session is designed to give users a hands-on practical demonstration of entering bids and offers and submitting other market relevant information through the platform.  Before, during and after the session members of the Argus team will be on hand monitoring activity in order to provide any assistance or answer any questions.

Please bring your own laptop if you want to participate.  Alternatively please come and watch the mock trading session on the big screen.
  • 17:30
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  • 19:30
  • Evening networking reception
Take in the panoramic views across Shanghai as you enjoy getting to know fellow delegates. Enjoy regional and international cuisine food stations and drinks during the evening.
  • 08:30
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  • Registration and Exhibition Opens
  • 09:20
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  • 09:35
  • Chairpersons' welcome
  • 09:35
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  • 10:25
  • Latest developments in the fertilizer sector in China
Wang Liqing, Secretary General, China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association
Li Guang, Secretary General, China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association
Chen Guofu, Secretary General – Potash Branch, China Inorganic Salt Industry Association
  • 10:25
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  • 10:50
  • Assessing macro-economic and agricultural trends and the impact of fertilizer use in Asia Jingyan Sun - Analyst, Rabo Research Food & Agribusiness, Rabobank

- Considering macroeconomic factors
- Implementation of environmental policies in China
- Promoting sustainable practices in agriculture
- Impact on fertilizer market

 

  • 10:50
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  • 11:00
  • Interactive poll and speaker Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 11:00
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  • 11:40
  • Morning refreshment break
  • 11:40
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  • 12:05
  • Outlook for the nitrogen markets Andrea Valentini - Argus Consulting Services – Asia-Pacific and the Middle East
- Global supply and demand trends
- Regional developments in Asia
- Assessing the Ad blue market and impact on urea market
  • 12:05
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  • 12:30
  • Assessing regional developments in the phosphates market Xu Deren - Manager of International Business Department, Sinofert
- Overview and recent developments
- Trade flows and export markets
  • 12:30
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  • 12:55
  • Urea futures market and impact on fertilizer trade PanPan Lu - Senior Manager, Non-Agri Product Dept, Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange
  • 12:55
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  • 14:20
  • Lunch
  • 14:20
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  • 14:45
  • NPK fertilizer market developments Julia Wang - Marketing Director, Asia, Phosagro
- Global outlook and price developments
- Large-scale production projects
- Major Asian NPK markets
- Response to China NPK export tax policy
  • 14:45
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  • 15:10
  • Sulphur market developments Luo Rong Quan - Marketing Director, Suzhou Kaiyuan Chemical Company
- Key trends in sulphur fertilizers market
- Global supply and trade flows
- Chinese sulphur demand
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon refreshment break
  • 15:40
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  • 16:05
  • Evaluating the specific requirements for improving oil palm quality and yield Suzie Haryanti Husain - Agronomist, Lhoist
- Examining regional cultivation trends
- Assessing the yield gaps
- Specific soil, moisture and nutrient management
- A balanced fertilizer approach to maximise yield
  • 16:00
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  • 16:25
  • Improving ROI and crop yields for farmers with added value and specialty fertilizers in Asia Grant Roberts - Chief Agronomist, Asia, Yara
- Market drivers for increasing the use of added value fertilizers
- Regional demand for added value fertilizers in Asia
- Growth prospects for water soluble, slow release and enhanced efficiency fertilizers in Asia

  • 16:25
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  • 16:50
  • The use of added value fertilizers to improve productivity and promote sustainability in agriculture Kevin Moran - Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
- Increasing nutrient use efficiency and improved crop quality and yield
- Incorporating biologicals
- Communicating the benefits of improving fertilizer efficiency
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Speaker Q&A powered by SLIDO
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Evening networking reception
  • 09:00
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  • Registration and exhibition
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • The Asia Fertilizer landscape – trends and challenges Mathias Schroeder - Head of Marketing and Sales/ Managing Director, Asia, Eurochem
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Indian fertilizer market trends and drivers Satish Chander - Director General, FAI - The Fertiliser Association of India
- Trends in fertilizer production and consumption
- Fertilizer pricing and subsidy policy
- Update on Direct Benefit transfer
- Market outlook for 2019-2020
  • 10.30
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  • 11.00
  • Morning Refreshment Break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Assessing the challenges and opportunities in the Africa fertilizer market Gopal Chandak - Regional Head - West Africa & Asia (Fertilizer & Agri Inputs), ETG
- A look at export opportunities and trade flows from Asia to Africa
- Assessing shifting patterns in consumption trends in different regions
- Examining demand for N, P, K fertilizers 
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Overview and fertilizer developments in Vietnam Son Nguyen - SSG Group International
- New policies and regulation and impact on the fertilizer market
- NPK and DAP demand in Vietnam
- Consumption trends
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • An agronomic perspective on fertilizer requirements and use in Vietnam Pham Van Toan - Associate Professor, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Overview of the agricultural sector in Vietnam 
  • Identifying soil deficiencies and nutrient requirements
  • Breakdown of fertilizer use by region
  • Use of synthetic and biofertilizers 
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Light buffet lunch