14 outubro - 16 outubro 2020
Virtual Conference

Argus Fertilizer Live - Virtual Conference

Agenda - SGT (Singapore Standard Time)  

Wednesday, 14 October

Key Outlooks - East of Suez

Start End
  • 12:00 SGT
  • -
  • 13:00 SGT
  • Key Outlooks for Raw Materials
 
  • 14:00 SGT
  • -
  • 15:00 SGT
  • Key Market Outlooks for Finished Products

Now, more than ever, it will be critical to understand how commodity fertilizer prices are moving, and why. Argus experts will provide insight pulling together our global, cross-commodity insight to ensure you can understand market movements in the N, P and K markets globally.

Speakers:

Carl Roache, Senior Editor, Fertilizers – Asia, Argus
Harry Minihan, Editor – Phosphates, Argus
Ewan Thompson, Editor – Potash, Argus


Key Outlooks - West of Suez

Start End
  • 21:00 SGT
  • -
  • 22:00 SGT
  • Key Outlooks for Raw Materials
 
  • 23:00 SGT
  • -
  • 00:00 SGT
  • Key Market Outlooks for Finished Products

Now, more than ever, it will be critical to understand how commodity fertilizer prices are moving, and why. Argus experts will provide insight pulling together our global, cross-commodity insight to ensure you can understand market movements in the N, P and K markets globally.

Speakers:

Carl Roache, Senior Editor, Fertilizers – Asia, Argus
Harry Minihan, Editor – Phosphates, Argus
Ewan Thompson, Editor – Potash, Argus


Thursday, 15 October

Keynote Panel - Asia

Start End
  • 12:00 SGT
  • -
  • 13:00 SGT
  • Keynote Panel: The Future of Fertilizer in Asia Moderator: Gavin Chong - VP Asia, Fertilizers, Argus

The Fertilizer industry plays a key role in global agribusinesses covid-19 crisis has heightened awareness for the importance of the food chain in the future and the need for its safeguarding. In this session, panellists will discuss how consumer attitudes, economic and environmental pressures are changing, and what this means for the fertilizer industry looking to and beyond, recovery from the pandemic.  

  • Covid-19: Assessing the impact of the crisis on the fertilizer industry, what has changed? What hasn’t?  
  • The role of fertilizers in the global agribusiness supply chain: changing end-consumer attitudes and what this means for the industry 
  • Business strategies for dealing with economic and environmental pressures in the fertilizer market 

Panellists:

Zhai Jidong, Vice President, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Company

Grant Roberts, Chief Agronomist – Asia, Yara

Madan Pandey, President – Agribusiness, Adventz

Thadoe Hein, Group CEO, Myanma Awba Group

Chinese Fertilizer Market

Start End
  • 15:00 SGT
  • -
  • 16:00 SGT
  • The Chinese Fertilizer Market’s Impact on Global Market Trends Mathias Schroeder & Stein Chingen Haugan - Managing Director, EuroChem Asia & Managing Director, Fertimetrics
  • Self-sufficient producer and major global supplier: what will the impact of covid-19 be on the competitiveness of Chinese fertilizer products on the global market? 
  • Zero growth in fertilizer consumption: what does that mean for consumption in China?
  • Challenges for exporting extra capacity Will consolidation help tighten a market that is oversupplied and global implications? 

Moderator: Xie Fang, Lead Analyst – Fertilizers, Argus

Speakers:

Stein Chingen Haugan, Managing Director, Fertimetrics

Mathias Schroeder, Managing Director, EuroChem Asia

Self-sufficiency in the Indian Fertilizer Market

Start End
  • 15:30 SGT
  • -
  • 16:00 SGT
  • The Drive for Greater Self-Sufficiency in the Indian Fertilizer Market: Assessing Feasibility and Implications for Global Suppliers Satish Chander - Director General, Fertilizer Association India
  • India’s fertilizer policy initiatives: crucial changes to the rules and the opportunities these present within global market  
  • New opportunities to enter the Indian market and thus increasing competitiveness  
  • Plans for production: How will the covid-19 crisis change the supply of fertilizers in India?  

Keynote Panel - EMEA

Start End
  • 17:00 SGT
  • -
  • 18:00 SGT
  • Keynote Panel: The Future of Fertilizer EMEA Moderator: Lauren Williamson - Senior Vice President - Fertilizers, Argus

The Fertilizer industry plays a key role in global agribusinesses covid-19 crisis has heightened awareness for the importance of the food chain in the future and the need for its safeguarding. In this session, panellists will discuss how consumer attitudes, economic and environmental pressures are changing, and what this means for the fertilizer industry looking to and beyond, recovery from the pandemic.  

  • Covid-19: Assessing the impact of the crisis on the fertilizer industry, what has changed? What hasn’t?  
  • The role of fertilizers in the global agribusiness supply chain: changing end-consumer attitudes and what this means for the industry 
  • Business strategies for dealing with economic and environmental pressures in the fertilizer market 

Panellists: 

Rob Groot, Director Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, IFDC

Jean-Luc Pradal, Director General, Fertiberia France

Sergey Makarov, Head of Technology Scouting, Uralchem Innovation

The European Green Deal

Start End
  • 19:00 SGT
  • -
  • 20:00 SGT
  • The European Green Deal: What Does it Mean for Fertilizers and Agriculture? Moderator: David Maher - Editor - Europe, Argus
  • Expectations and outlooks: how to interpret the Green deal - what does new regulation really mean for fertilizer market players?  
  • Will the ‘Farm-to-Fork’ strategy put European farming out of competitiveness – what are the implications for the fertilizer industry for reducing the amount of fertilizer used? 
  • Global implications: the risk of creating global imbalances in trade 
Panellists: 

Jacob Hansen, Director General, Fertilizers Europe 

Luuk Hartig, Product Manager Fertilizer, Agrifirm

Safeguarding the Fertilizer Industry in Africa

Start End
  • 21:00 SGT
  • -
  • 21:30 SGT
  • Safeguarding the Fertilizer Industry in West Africa in the Time of Covid-19 Dr. Innocent Okuku - Vice President, West African Fertilizer Association
  • Industry, government and association efforts to secure fertilizer supply and distribution during lockdown and beyond 
  • Changing lead times for fertilizer orders? Transportation availability and infrastructure challenges  
  • An overview of demand for fertilizers in West Africa

Keynote Panel - Americas

Start End
  • 22:00 SGT
  • -
  • 23:00 SGT
  • Keynote panel: The Future of Fertilizer Americas Moderator: Bede Heren - Editor - North America, Fertilizers, Argus

The Fertilizer industry plays a key role in global agribusinesses covid-19 crisis has heightened awareness for the importance of the food chain in the future and the need for its safeguarding. In this session, panellists will discuss how consumer attitudes, economic and environmental pressures are changing, and what this means for the fertilizer industry looking to and beyond, recovery from the pandemic.  

  • Covid-19: Assessing the impact of the crisis on the fertilizer industry, what has changed? What hasn’t?  
  • The role of fertilizers in the global agribusiness supply chain: changing end-consumer attitudes and what this means for the industry 
  • Business strategies for dealing with economic and environmental pressures in the fertilizer market 

Panellists: 

Corey Rosenbusch, President and CEO, The Fertilizer Institute

Jason Newton, Chief Economist and Head of Market Research, Nutrien

Magnus Ankarstrand, President, Yara North America

Brazil Fertilizer Industry

Start End
  • 00:00 SGT
  • -
  • 01:00 SGT
  • A Continental Market: Brazil’s Increasing Importance to the Global Fertilizer Industry Moderator: Flavia Bohone - Agriculture Editor - Brazil, Argus
  • Challenges and opportunities for entering the Brazilian fertilizer industry
  • Asia’s main fertilizer export market growth and trends: Latin America and Brazil
  • Assessing the impacts of covid-19: the implications of weak exchange rates for import dependencies  

 

Panellists:

Anderson Galvão, CEO, Celeres

Mariano Cesar Marques,Technical Information Management, CONAB

Henrique Menezes, Technical Manager, Cruzeiro do Sul Agrícola

Vertical Integration in the Fertilizer Value Chain

Start End
  • 03:00 SGT
  • -
  • 04:00 SGT
  • Vertical Integration and Consolidation of a Global Market for Fertilizers Mike Nash - Senior Editor - Fertilizers, Argus Media
  • What does vertical integration in the fertilizer value chain mean for producers’ strategies? 
  • The challenges and opportunities for other players in value chain 
  • What does this mean for different regions and demand centres in terms of raw materials and finished fertilizer products? 

Friday, 16 October

NPKs in Asia

Start End
  • 12:00 SGT
  • -
  • 13:00 SGT
  • NPKs: Evolving Specifications in Asia – The Largest Consumer Market in the World Ezio Nalin de Paulo & Dr. Muhammet Kemal Gul - Head of Agricultural Services, K+S Asia Pacific & Head of Agronomy Asia & Pacific, EuroChem Asia
  • What does vertical integration in the fertilizer value chain mean for producers’ strategies? 
  • The challenges and opportunities for other players in value chain 
  • What does this mean for different regions and demand centres in terms of raw materials and finished fertilizer products? 

Moderator: Aida Idrissi Kaitouni, Principal – Consulting, Argus

Speakers: 

Matthew Lisley, Senior Analyst – Consulting, Argus

Ezio Nalin de Paulo, Head of Agricultural Services, K+S Asia Pacific

Dr. Muhammet Kemal Gul, Head of Agronomy Asia & Pacific, EuroChem Asia

Trade Policy Scenarios

Start End
  • 15:00 SGT
  • -
  • 16:00 SGT
  • Examining Trade Policy Scenarios Affecting the European Fertilizer Market and by Implication Global Trends Sean Mackle - Trade & Economic Director, Fertilizers Europe
  • Changes to fertilizer trade flows with the imposition of new duties and anti-dumping measures on fertilizers in Ukraine, the challenge for Russian producers  
  • Will the Brexit transition period last beyond 2020? What will the implications be for the fertilizer industry?  
  • The role of varying environmental and sustainability policies across different regions: what are the implications for trade in the global fertilizer market?  

Moderator: 

David Maher, Editor – Europe, Argus 

Africa in a Global Context

Start End
  • 17:00 SGT
  • -
  • 18:00 SGT
  • Africa in a Global Context: Safeguarding an Important Demand Centre Moderator: Mike Nash - Senior Editor - Fertilizers, Argus
  • The importance of financing mechanisms to support fertilizer consumption and distribution across the value chain  
  • Governmental and key industry players’ initiatives to safeguard fertilizer consumption with a view to ensuring food security in the African continent through subsidies and other initiatives 
  • New project developments and capacity changes: adapting to potential changes in demand 

Panellists: 

Patrice Annequin, Senior Fertilizer Market Specialist, IFDC

Lilian Tu, Senior Investment Officer, IFC

Gopal Chandak, COO – Agri Inputs & Fertilizers, ETG

Spotlight on Green Ammonia

Start End
  • 19:00 SGT
  • -
  • 20:00 SGT
  • Spotlight on Green Ammonia: Assessing Opportunities in the Fertilizer Market and Beyond Moderator: Oliver Hatfield - VP, Business Development, Argus
  • Evaluating long-term prospects of green hydrogen-based applications: the creation of new markets and opportunities for investment 
  • What role will fertilizer producers play in the fast-growing market for carbon free fuels?
  • The possibility of creating a fully carbon free agricultural supply chain
  • Developing pilot plants and new green ammonia projects: experiences so far and what is next?

Panellists: 

Attilio Pigneri, CEO, Hydrogen Utility

Berit Hinnemann, Senior Innovation Project Manager, Maersk

Pat A. Han, R&D Director, Haldor Topsoe

Shipping and Transportation

Start End
  • 19:00 SGT
  • -
  • 20:00 SGT
  • A Truly Global Market for Fertilizers: Shipping in the Supply Chain Moderator: Mike Nash - Senior Editor - Fertilizers, Argus
  • Balancing current lower costs of shipping and transportation with closures, restrictions and safety measures at ports due to covid-19 – tracking regional impacts and delivered price changes  
  • Modernisation trends – impact disruption in operational performance closures might have on the balance of idling capacity 
  • A predominantly seaborne transport market for fertilizers: shipping in the digital era and how technology use has been boosted during the covid-19 crisis – what will the fertilizer industry see next? 

Panellists: 

Thomas Bagge, CEO, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA)

Corrie Banks, Leader, Quasar, Cando Rail Services

Digital transformation

Start End
  • 03:00 SGT
  • -
  • 04:00 SGT
  • Transforming the Fertilizer Industry through Digitalisation Alexander Reichert & Michael De Sa - CEO, AgVend & Managing Partner, AGD Consulting
  • What does digitalisation look like for the fertilizer industry? From plant to plant  
  • The increasing prevalence of B2B platforms and what this means for fertilizer distribution  
  • Unlocking value at scale and ensuring co-operation across the supply chain: sharing information and data collection 

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