16 outubro - 18 outubro 2019
St Julian's, Malta

Argus Europe Fertilizer

  • 08:30
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  • 18:00
  • Registration and exhibition open
  • 09:30
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  • 15:00
  • Micronutrients forum

09:20 Chairs opening remarks
Michael Lassen, Sales Manager Europe, Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals

09:30 Global micronutrient market overview

  • Supply and demand trends
  • Global restrictions and challenges
  • Market opportunities
  • Influential new projects

10:00 New challenges and opportunities for the fertilizer industry with micronutrient nutrition of crop plants

  • The biofortification process
  • Results with increased micronutrient application
  • Long term requirements or achieving success

10:30 The role of micronutrients in modern agriculture

  • Soil and crop deficiencies in Europe
  • Selecting the right product solutions for increasing nutrient use efficiency

11:00 Coffee

11:30 The role of zinc in European crops

  •  Are zinc deficiencies in Europe being met?
  • Effects of zinc on crop quality
  • Promoting the use of zinc in high value crop regions

12:00 Multi-functional boron in fertilizer granulation - an innovative approach to incorporating boron and other micronutrients

  • Specialty companies approaches to innovation
  • Product development innovation
  • Using farmers’ inputs for development
  • The importance of using top management to ensure success

Igan Hayati, Technical Director, Kemitel

12:30 Lunch

14:00 The benefits of foliar fertilizer application to crops in East Europe

  • Regional challenges for foliar application
  • Outlook for the region

Paweł Malarczyk, Business Unit Director – Agrochemicals, EKOPLON

14:30 Chelated micronutrients for use in fertigation

  • Benefits of fertigation
  • Trial results and soil analysis
  • Challenges of fertigation


Levi Bin, Agronomist & Daniel Sanjosé Miquel, Key Account Manager Micronutrients, Nouryon

15:00 Creating added value fertilizers through coatings

  • Micronutrient application
  • Incorporating active ingredients
  • Creating tailor-made solutions
  • Test results and developments


Kim ten Wolde, Product Manager Fertilizer Additives, Novochem Group

15:30 End of forum






 


 

 

 


  • 09:30
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  • 15:00
  • Fertilizer fast track

A guide to global fertilizer production, trade and demand dynamics. Offering a broad understanding of the fertilizer market fundamentals and an overview of the main themes effecting the market today.

09:30 Insights into the nitrogen markets

10:15 A focus on the phosphate markets

11:00 Coffee

11:30 Developments in the potash markets

12:15 A snapshot of the sulphur markets

13:00 Lunch

14:00 NPK’s, specialty and added value fertilizers

14:45 Q&A and closing remarks

 

  • 16:30
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  • 17:30
  • Roundtable discussions

Around the world: round table discussions

  • Africa
  • India
  • China
  • US
  • Europe
  • Southeast Asia
  • Turkey

  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Speed networking
Make up to 30 new connections in an hour during this high impact session!
  • 18:00
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  • 20:30
  • 14:00
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  • 17:15
  • Wednesday 16 October Global fertilizer day initiatitive: Plant nutrition forum
in association with Fertilizers Europe and International Fertiliser Society
  • 14:00
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  • 14:05
  • Chairs opening remarks Steve Hallam - Secretary, International Fertiliser Society
  • 14:05
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  • 14:45
  • The role of mineral fertilizers in agriculture Luc Maene - CEO, LM Agri
  • 14:45
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  • 15:15
  • The role of organic and organo mineral fertilizers for balanced plant nutrition
  • 15:15
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  • 15:45
  • Coffee break
  • 15:45
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  • 16:15
  • Sulphur – An essential, but forgotten nutrient Miles Harriman - Head of Agronomy Europe, Yara
  • 16:15
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  • 16:45
  • The role of biostimulants for achieving balanced plant nutrition
  • 16:45
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  • 17:15
  • The importance of balanced plant nutrition for improving nitrogen use efficiency Tiffanie Stephanie - Senior Agriculture and Environment Manager, Fertilizers Europe
  • 17:15
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  • End of forum
  • 08:30
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  • Registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:10
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  • 09:20
  • Chair's opening remarks Mike Nash - Editor, Argus Phosphates, Argus
  • 09:20
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  • 10:00
  • Panel discussion: European fertilizer market update
  • Supply and demand trends
  • Market challenges
  • Regional opportunities
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • How will Ukrainian sanctions on Russian fertilizer imports impact European supply and demand trends?
  • Where will Russian production go?
  • Opportunities for European producers to penetrate Ukrainian market
  • Will product application change?
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Coffee
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • CAP reform and policy impacts on the fertilizer industry Sean Mackle, Director - Trade and Economic Policy, Fertilizers Europe
  • EU trade policy
  • Licence to operate
  • EU energy and climate change targets
  • CAP reform update
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Assessing agricultural mechanisms and major market trends in Europe Alain Butler - Agribusiness Industry Expert, BNP Paribas
  • An overview of agriculture mechanisms and their variables
  • How is the drive for sustainability impacting agriculture?
  • Factors impacting farming arbitrage
  • Outlook for supply and demand in 2020
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • The role of digital transformation in agriculture and the fertilizer market Mischa Tripoli - Economist, Trade and Markets Division (EST), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Innovative approaches to improving crop yields
  • Digital farming services
  • Improving supply chain efficiency

  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • How can the fertiliser industry use freight to its advantage? Denny Sabah - Business Development, Clarksons
  • Dry bulk market overview
  • Market drivers and expectations
  • Succeeding and taking control of costs
  • Implications of the IMO 2020 sulphur limit
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Innovations in fertilizer logistics: Bulk shipping and packaging practices  Kees de Graauw - Senior Consultant, Seeklog
  • Shipping bulk in containers 
  • Risks, techniques and benefits 
  • Packaging practices 
  • Increasing sustainability
       
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Coffee
  • 15:30
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  • 16:30
  • Q & A: Fertilizer swaps, clearing and risk management
  • What are the tools for managing volatility?
  • Fertilizer swaps market explained
  • Tools for managing risk
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • German fertilizer market update
  • Buying trends
  • Supply chain developments
  • Market challenges
  • 14:00
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  • 16:45
  • Global fertilizer initiative: Plant nutrition forum in association with Fertilizers Europe and the International Fertiliser Society

14:00 The role of mineral fertilizers in agriculture

14:45 Sulphur - an essential, but forgotten nutrient

15:15 Coffee

15:45 The role of organic and organo mineral fertilizers for balanced plant nutrition

16:15 The role of biostimulants for achieving balanced plant nutrition

16:45 End of forum

  • 16:30
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  • End of presentations
  • 16:45
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  • 17:45
  • Techical round table discussions
  • 18:00
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  • 20:30
  • Cocktail party
  • 09:00
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  • 14:00
  • Registration open
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chair’s opening remarks Ewan Thomson - Potash Editor, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Three-year outlook for the new European fertilizer regulation Juanjo Serra Serra - Regulatory Affairs Manager, LIDA PLANT RESEARCH
  • Guidelines and key dates for registration of new fertilizers  
  • The impact on farmers with the new range of fertilizing products
  • Outlook for the new regulation
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Best management practices for improving fertilizer application efficiency Kevin Moran - Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
  • How are organisations becoming more sustainable?
  • Challenges in the industry
  • Long term outlook for increasing efficiency
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • The importance of ammonium sulphate in Europe for improved nutrient use efficiency
  • Ammonium sulphate market overview
  • Which crops need Amsul?
  • Outlook for improved NUE
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Coffee
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Digital solutions for optimizing production and plant performance
  • Plant modelling
  • Drivers for digitalization
  • Industry technology trends
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • What does the future hold for the fertilizer market in 2020?
  • How will the specialty and enhanced efficiency product market grow?
  • How will regulation impact production?
  • Where will the biggest opportunities be?
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:30
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  • End of conference