07 março - 09 março 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Argus Fertilizer Asia Conference

Agenda

Join a global line-up of expert speakers as they tackle the key global and regional challenges facing Asian markets. For speaking opportunities, please contact: bhuvam.patel@argusmedia.com.

Agenda add ons:

Fertilizer Fast Track

New to the market? Need a refresher of market basics? Gain access to our online resources covering the basics of the fertilizer market before the conference so that you can make the most of your time during the event.

(Included in the Main Conference + Fertilizer Fast Track Pass)

Day 1 - Morning sessions

Start End
  • 8:00
  • -
  • Registration and meeting zones open
  • 9:40
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  • 10:40
  • Government keynotes series
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 11:15
  • Asian producers keynote: Asia’s rise in becoming a dominant fertilizer producer
• How have Asian markets evolved since the pandemic?
• How are producer’s expanding trade globally?
• Can Asia become the epicentre of fertilizer development?
  • 11:15
  • -
  • 12:00
  • Morning break
  • 12:00
  • -
  • 13:00
  • Argus market forecasts
Argus Experts present key insights on gas, chemicals, freight in the context of the fertilizer industry.
  • 13:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Lunch

Argus fertilizer procurement forum

Start End
  • 14:30
  • -
  • 15:00
  • How are Arab fertilizer producers cementing their growth in Asia?
Exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with key buyers and sellers in the Middle-East
  • 15:00
  • -
  • 15:30
  • Prospects for Central Asian producers to attract new buyers in Asia?
  • 15:30
  • -
  • 16:00
  • South Asian market growth: Is there scope for producers to compete beyond regional trade?
  • 16:00
  • -
  • 16:30
  • South East Asia's key mover
  • 16:30
  • -
  • 17:00
  • How are Australian producers looking to develop their relationships with Asian procurement?

Argus evening reception

Start End
  • 17:00
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  • Welcome Reception Sponsored by

Day 2: Green fertilizer day - the latest developments in specialties and energy transition

Start End
  • 9:00
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  • Registration and networking areas open
  • 9:55
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  • 10:00
  • Chairperson's opening remarks
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 11:00
  • Renewable energy for low-carbon fertilizer production
• How is Asia contributing to the energy transition within fertilizer production
• Can fertilizer producers go green while keeping yield and revenue stable?
• Exploring key developments around Solar, Hydrogen and Ammonia
  • 11:00
  • -
  • 11:45
  • Morning break

Specialty Fertilizer Forum

Start End
  • 11:45
  • -
  • 12:15
  • How can silicon based fertilizers reduce GHG emissions while providing higher yield?
  • 12:15
  • -
  • 13:00
  • How can Europe and Asia collaborate within the specialty market? Key challenges for product and knowledge transfer
• Focus on training of distributors and traders on technical knowledge
• Adapting knowledge of specialty products to Asian consumers
• New prospects for Asian-made specialty products
  • 13:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Lunch
  • 16:00
  • -
  • Evening Reception Sponsored by

Day 3: Exploring key import and export markets

Start End
  • 8:30
  • -
  • Registration and networking areas open
  • 9:35
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  • 9:40
  • Chairperson's opening address
  • 9:40
  • -
  • 10:00
  • Keynote speech
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 11:00
  • China focus: How is Asia recovering from market barriers caused by the pandemic?
• How has China’s export ban affected trade of bulk products in the region?
• Exploring China’s dominance in the specialty products sector
• How will the market recover from the supply shocks and loss of Chinese product?
  • 11:00
  • -
  • 11:45
  • Morning break
  • 11:45
  • -
  • 12:45
  • Indian subcontinent focus: Will the Indian subcontinent’s imports of fertilizers aid its future market growth?

• How is India preparing to become more independent in its production of fertilizers
• Agricultural concerns on affordability and procurement
• The need for Indian producers to partner with Asian and European businesses to grow effectively

Moderator: Dr. MP Sukumaran Nair, Director, Centre for Green Technology and Management


  • 13:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Lunch

Fertilizer Fast Track Resources (*for Fertilizer Fast Track pass holders)

Start End
  • Online Materials
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  • The role of fertilizers in agriculture Mike Nash - Senior Editor, Fertilizers, Argus
  • Liebig’s law of minimum and the key fertilizer macronutrients 
  • The need for fertilizers to meet global food demand: balanced fertilization and 4R concepts
  • Global production trends
  • Online Materials
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  • Phosphates markets Claira Lloyd & Timothy Evans - Manager – Analytics & Consulting & Analyst – Fertilizers, Argus
  • Phosphate production routes   
  • Supply and demand dynamics  
  • Price drivers  
  • Current market themes  
  • Online Materials
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  • Nitrogen markets
  • Ammonia production – the key nitrogen building block  
  • Production of other nitrogen fertilizers  
  • Global nitrogen supply patterns  
  • Price drivers 
  • Current market themes   
  • Online Materials
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  • Potash markets David Riley - Senior Analyst – Analytics & Consulting, Argus
  • Overview of the different types of potash  
  • Supply and demand dynamics  
  • Current market themes  
  • Online Materials
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  • NPK markets Matthew Lisley - Manager – Analytics & Consulting, Argus
  • Defining NPKs  
  • Pros and cons of NPKs  
  • Difficulties of measuring supply and demand  
  • Global NPK trade – key markets  
  • Price drivers and current market themes 
  • Online Materials
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  • Added value fertilizers Jack Merriott - Senior Manager - Consulting, Argus
  • Defining product categories for AVF  
  • Evaluating markets and drivers for AVF  
  • Industry opportunities for AVF