25 марта - 27 марта 2020
Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai, China

Argus Asia Fertilizer

Add-value fertilizers focus sessions

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  • 13:00
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  • 13:30
  • Rising opportunities and new products for added-value fertilizer in Asia Oreopoulos C - Managing Director Greece, Balkans and Middle East, COMPO EXPERT
  • Trends in adoption of AVF in Asia
  • Global regulatory updates for biostimulants and its difference
  • Future prospects for water soluble fertilizers and biostimulants
  • Recent demonstration projects update
  • Strategies for encouraging wider use of add-value fertilizers

 

  • 13:30
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  • 14:00
  • What is the market opportunity for specialty/value added fertilizers in India? Madhab Adhikari - Associate Vice President, Sales & Marketing; Specialty Nutrients Division, Coromandel
  • Initiatives and policies for value added (specialty) fertilisers in India
  • Analysis of the economic and environmental benefits that added- value fertilizer can bring
  • Emerging Opportunities and trends for added- value and specialty fertilizers in India
  • Understanding Indian customers for specialty fertilisers business
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Panel discussion: What are the big challenges for the supply and demand of add value fertilizers in APAC? Panelists include - Sinofert,SSG International, Fertilizer Australia
  • Synergies among the two big players: China and India
  • Regional Markets: Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam
  • How developed markets are doing: Australia and New Zealand

    Panelists:
    Xu Shuang, General Manager of Nitrogen, Fertex Business Department, Sinofert
    Son Nguyen, Director, SSG International, Vietnam
    Stephen Annells, Executive Manager, Fertilizer Australia
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Technical paper: How can smart technologies boost crop yields and limit nitrogen losses?
  • Impact of technology and agribusiness
  • How can Fert Tech help to improve crop yields?
  • Are Blockchain, AI, digitalisation or IoT having a real impact on fertilizer market development
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Government's perspective on advanced water-soluble fertilizer science and updates on quality standard in China Wang Hong - Executive Director, China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Chemical Fertilizers (Beijing) 
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Panel discussion: Advancements in enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEF) - regulations, performance and range of products Panellists include -  China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Chemical Fertilizers (Shanghai) ,Anhui Huilong Agriculture Means of Production Co. Lted ,Zhejiang Aofutuo Chemical Co.,Ltd
  • Drivers of demand and future growth in coated fertilizers and nitrification inhibitors
  • Perspectives from major producers on the research and investments into new materials such as nanoparticles
  • New fertilizer standards and products to meet China’s agronomic, economic, and environmental goals
  • Develop your company’s own potential to enter China’s EEF market for 2025

    Panelists:
    Shang Zhaocong, Deputy Director, China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Chemical Fertilizers (Shanghai)
    Xu Feng, General Manager, International Trade, Anhui Huilong Agriculture Means of Production Co. Ltd
    Dai Feng, CTO, Zhejiang Aofutuo Chemical Co.,Ltd
  • 17:00
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  • 19:30
  • Evening networking dinner

Digital farming worshop

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  • 15:30
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  • 17:00
  • Case study: Digital farming platform
  • How technology and agronomy can collaborate and increase global food production
  • Explore innovative business solutions to integrate technology and agronomy
  • Ability to respond optimally to weather conditions giving real time recommendations
  • Access to customised data to specific needs of individual fields/ crops




Global trends and opportunities for Asia

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Registration, coffee and exhibition open
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson’s welcome and antitrust reminder Xie Fang - Senior Analyst, Argus 
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Opening keynote: Macroeconomic outlook in soft commodities and the impact on the agriculture market
  • Overview of global and Asian economies
  • Macroeconomic forecast for the coming 5 years
  • Longer term outlook on commodities supply and demand balances
  • Impact of international affairs and policy changes on the fertilizer market
  • Growth and trends for Asia’s main fertilizer export markets: Latin America and Brazil
  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Panel discussion: How the Chinese fertilizer industry is dealing with the pressure from China’s zero growth target? Panelists include - China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association, China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association, Potash Branch, China Inorganic Salt Industry Association
  • Nitrogen market changes: urea futures listed, challenges and solutions for environmental protection
  • How Chinese companies are adjusting capacities to demand? 
  • China’s fertilizer tariff removal - its profound impact on NPK, SOP and phosphates

    Moderator:
    Lynn Wang, Senior Analyst, Argus

    Panelists:
    Li Guang, Secretary General, China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association
    Wang Liqing, Secretary General, China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association
    Chen Guofu, Secretary General – Potash Branch, China Inorganic Salt Industry Association
  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Morning networking break

Start End
  • 11:20
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  • 11:40
  • Case study: Transforming traditional fertilizer industry though digitalization -future outlook Xu Shuang - General Manager of Nitrogen, Fertex Business Department, Sinofert
  • Digitalization pathway in fertilizer sector
  • Sinochem’s B2B platform- latest update since launch in July 2019
  • Unlock the value at scale, cooperation across your ecosystem
  • 11:40
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  • 12:00
  • Urea futures: Risk management with effective hedging Guo Shuhua - Director of Department of Non-Agricultural Products, Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange
  • Global trade overview - price forecast, policy changes and production capacity
  • Current development of China’s urea futures since its launch in August 2019
  • Coal and natural gas prices and their impact on urea output
  • 12:00
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  • 12:20
  • Managing price risk through fertilizer swaps Senior representative - Freight Investor Services
  • Changing markets and prices
  • Implementing your risk management strategies 

  • 12:20
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  • 13:00
  • Panel discussion: Why is China’s urea so important for the global market? Panelists include - Sinofert,SinoAgri,Inner Mongolia Talent Chemical Fertilizer Co.,Ltd,Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange ,Shandong Ruixing International and Asende
  • SinoAgri’s view on the international urea trade volumes and price forecast
  • Sinofert’s perspectives on the domestic urea trade  
  • Practical advice on India’s urea tendering process
  • Case study: Ruixing’s new manufacturing plant and its rising urea output
  • Decreasing urea exports from China - Could China move to become an importer in 3 years?

    Moderator:
    Gavin Chong, VP, Asia, Fertilizers, Argus

    Panelists:
    Sun Yuze, Deputy General Manager of Nitrogen Department, Sinofert
    Hu Yanli, Deputy General Manager, International Trade, SinoAgri
    Cong Lintao, Vice Chairman, Inner Mongolia Talent Chemical Fertilizer Co.,Ltd
    Guo Shuhua, Director of Department of Non-Agricultural Products, Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange
    Song Hongqiu, General Manager, Sales department, Shandong Ruixing International
    Wang Jialin, Senior Director, International Trade, Asende
  • 13:00
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch

Track A | Market spotlights

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  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • What are the major challenges and opportunities in Australia? Stephen Annells - Executive Manager, Fertilizer Australia
  • Supply and demand factors that impact the Australian fertilizer market
  • Improvements in fertilizer efficiencies and the implications on businesses
  • Regional opportunities and how to overcome the obstacles
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Palm oil and fertilizer prices and demand after the EU ban
  • Main challenges and the future direction of South East Asian fertilizer markets
  • What are the major drivers for a growing market?
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • How Latin America markets navigate growth in the fertilizer industry and the new supply patterns Guilherme Filho - Director of Agricultural Policies and information, CONAB
  • Fertilizer distribution flows and logistics costs
  • Implications of changing agricultural trends on fertilizer demand
  • Production forecasts of main crops in Brazil
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • India’s fertilizer policy initiatives and their impact on market trends Satish Chander - Director General, The Fertiliser Association of India (FAI)
  • Recent changes and improvements in the Indian fertilizer subsidy program
  • Is the fertilizer market ready for greater competition?
  • Challenges and developments in India's pursuit of urea self- sufficiency 
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Exhibition tour
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Evening dinner

Track B | Biostimulants break out

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 14:05
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks
  • 14:05
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  • 14:35
  • Role of the biostimulants in making agriculture more sustainable Session Reserved
  • What are biostimulants? How do they fit into UN’s sustainable development goals?
  • Micro-Algae: A novel approach to the production of agricultural products
  • Developments in the production and development of agricultural biostimulants

  • 14:35
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  • 15:00
  • Overcoming harmonization challenges in biostimulants market
  • What are the main challenges in achieving international harmonization?
  • Global need to impose control to prevent fraudulent and harmful products without impeding innovation


  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Biostimulants science and technology to improve plant nutrition
  • How to improve resistance and quality of crops
  • Different and customized technologies to enhance nutrient efficiency, tolerance to abiotic stress and crop quality

Tracks on NPKs, and sulphur and sulphuric acid

Track A |Market outlook for N, P, K

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration, coffee and exhibition opens
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks
  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Argus forecast: Global fertilizer demand and supply, forecasting future trends  Andrea Valentini - Principal, Consulting Services, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, Argus
  • Recent changes in the nitrogen sector
  • How would you respond to the changes in the next 3-5 years?
  • Brazil's fertilizer consumption and India's market demand
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Key market changes in the Asian phosphate industry
  • Asia's processed phosphates capacity and implications on global supply
  • How will the merger between Chinese phosphate producers affect the Chinese and global phosphate markets?
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Asia’s potash market and its growing path
  • China's potash demand in the coming years
  • Emergence of new projects and new players
  • India's MOP demands
  • Where is the next bright spot in the import market?  
  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Panel discussion: Demand and production outlook of NPK in Asia  Panelists include - Shindoo Chemi-Industry Co.,Ltd, Wintrue,Xinyangfeng Agriculture Technology CO., Ltd and Kingenta Group
  • Review of the market volatility in AS, DAP, NPK
  • Coal and natural gas prices and their impact on raw materials
  • NPK price forecast for the next 2-5 years
  • Global demand and supply changes
  • 11:20
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  • 12:00
  • Morning networking break

Fertilizer sustainability

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  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Overcoming challenges for the fertilizer industry derived from the utilization of phosphogypsum (PG)
  • Main environmental impact associated with phosphogypsum
  • Best practices of the “wet acid method” of phosphate acid production
  • Which technologies could increase PG utilization?
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • How can the fertilizer industry transform industrial waste into fertilizer production?
  • Increasing need to improve efficiency and sustainability in fertilizer production
  • What approaches have been taken to strengthen environmental protection during the production process?
  • How can the fertilizer industry further increase its accountability?
  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Light buffet lunch

Track B | Sulphur and sulphuric acid forum

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration, coffee and exhibition opens
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks
  • 09:10
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  • 9:40
  • Global overview of the sulphur market Claira Lloyd - Editor and Sulphur Fertilizers Team Leader, Argus
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Analysis of China's sulphur supply and demand: Opportunities to increase imports and production capacities
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Impact of phosphate to sulphur markets
  • 10:40
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  • 11:00
  • Global overview of sulphuric acid
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Comparison of different processes in producing sulphuric acid
  • 11:20
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  • 12:00
  • Morning networking break
  • 12:00
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  • 12:20
  • Review of Russia's potential as a sulphur producer
  • 12:20
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  • 12:40
  • Evaluation of the supply condition of major refineries in China
  • 12:40
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  • 13:00
  • Global capacity and distribution of sulphur production: Middle east ports and distribution sales strategies after increased sulphur supply in the region