17 октября - 19 октября 2022
Hotel RIU Plaza España, Madrid, Spain

Argus Fertilizer Europe Conference

Agenda

If you would like to discuss speaking opportunities, please contact bhuvam.patel@argusmedia.com

Agenda add ons:

Specialty Fertilizer Forum

The specialty forum is a dedicated stream for in depth analysis and updates on biostimulants, foliar fertilizers, micronutrients and certification. Be the first to know about new specialty products and projects that will hit the market.
(Included in the Main Conference + Specialty Fertilizer Forum Pass or All Access Pass)


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 or All Access Pass)

Day 1 - Site visit, exclusive networking seminars and roundtables

Время начала Время завершения
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 18:00
  • Registration, exhibition and networking area opens

Fertiberia clean ammonia facility site visit - Limited availability

Время начала Время завершения
  • 08:00
  • -
  • 19:00
  • Site visit to Fertiberia clean ammonia facility, Puertollano - Limited places available

Be part of one of the first groups to have exclusive access to Fertiberia's new Clean Ammonia facility.

There are limited passes for the site visit and these will be issued on a first come first served basis. Access to the site visit is exclusively for delegates from marketing & distribution and ag retailer companies and applications will be subject to the host company's approval. Please note that there can be only one representative per company.

For more information click here.

Exclusive networking seminars and roundtables

Время начала Время завершения
  • 15:00
  • -
  • 18:00
  • Bar-style Roundtables : Rounders of beers, champagne and industry insights
-Does environmental sustainability ensure economic sustainability

-Alternate sourcing of fertilizers: Deep-dive into Asian markets

- Growing business between Americas and Europe

-How are trader’s reacting to fertilizer supply shocks?

More to be announced...
  • 14:30
  • -
  • 16:30
  • Specialised technical seminars
  • Farming and application technology seminar
  • Food Security: Exploring the potential harvest shortages in 2023
  • Certification seminar
  • Shipping insurance technical seminar
  • Argus Workshops

    More to be announced...

Drinks reception

Время начала Время завершения
  • 18:00
  • -
  • 20:00
  • Welcome drinks reception (on-site)

Day 2 - Main conference stream

Время начала Время завершения
  • 8:00
  • -
  • 9:30
  • Industry leaders roundtable: C-Suite’s across the fertilizer industry network and discuss role of the fertilizer industry in ensuring sustainability and food security (invite only)
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 18:30
  • Registration, exhibition and networking area opens
  • 9:35
  • -
  • 9:45
  • Welcome address from Argus Oliver Hatfield - Vice President Business Development, Argus
  • 9:45
  • -
  • 10:00
  • Keynote speech Javier Goni - CEO, Fertiberia
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 10:45
  • Argus presents: Europe market insight Oliver Hatfield - Vice President Business Development, Argus
A kick-off session not to be missed! Argus Market Insight aims to provide an overview of the key market developments within the industry. Join and hear analysis of how macro-economic and geo-political events are influencing and shaping the most important fertilizer raw material and finished product markets Make the most of an opportunity to hear the point of view of Argus’ expert team of market analysts.
  • 10:45
  • -
  • 11:15
  • Corporate buyers keynote panel: Investing in sustainable procurement for sustainable produce - ADM Investor Services, Sulphur Mills ltd, Oro Agri
  • Challenges facing corporate buyers with increased financing
  • Is there need for more corporate ventures in agriculture to tackle food security?
  • Sustainable farming practices leading to sustainable produce

Hugo Carrasaco, Head of Europe, Sulphur Mills Ltd

Tiago Santos, Business Development and Sales Manager, ORO Agri

Marc Ostwald, Chief Economist and Global Strategist, ADM Investor Services

 

  • 11:15
  • -
  • 12:00
  • Morning break
  • 12:00
  • -
  • 12:30
  • Is the EU hindering market recovery? - Fertilizers Europe, OCP, UNESID, ANFFE
  • How will carbon borders affect importing from Asia-Pacific
  • How is a carbon tax calculated? Who pays the levy?
  • What can producers do to stay competitive and align with the green deal?

Moderator:

Jacob Hansen, , Fertilizers Europe Director General

 

Speakers:

Andres Barcelo Delgado, Director General, UNESID

Paloma Perez, Secretary General, ANFFE

Representative from OCP

  • 12:30
  • -
  • 13:00
  • Renewable energy mixes for fertilizer production: How much energy can fertilizer producers make? - Fertiberia, Fertilizers Europe

 

  • Exploring the ammonia taxonomy: what is the best route?
  • Challenges of scalability in clean ammonia generation
  • What are the next steps beyond current uses of clean ammonia?

 

Moderator:

Matt Lisley, Manager for Consulting and Analytics, Argus

 

Speakers:

Jacob Hansen, Director General, Fertilizers Europe 

Marco Van Doorn, Head of Green Developments in Hydrogen, Ammonia and Fertilizer, Fertiberia

  • 13:00
  • -
  • 13:30
  • Importance of co-operatives and fertilizer distributor partnerships - Triferto, Agrifirm, RWZ

• Why are co-ops choosing to partner with distributors?
• Key challenges for partnerships to work out
• What do such partnerships mean for competition in the industry?

 

Speakers:

Simon Rudiger
, Business Director, Triferto
Luuk Haagting, Product Manager, Agrifrim
Christoph Leufen,
Plant Head, RWZ

Break

Время начала Время завершения
  • 13:30
  • -
  • 15:00
  • Lunch

Specialty Fertilizer Forum (Specialty Fertilizer Forum passholders only)

Время начала Время завершения
  • 15:00
  • -
  • 15:45
  • Standardisation and certification of specialty fertilizers: how to build trust with evidence of efficacy - Kaeltia Compliance Services, Fitosoil, CAAE

• How does the EU fertilizer regulation affecting the specialty industry?
• How can certificates and standards create trust for potential consumers?
• The need for better testing procedures and knowledge transfer between regulators and producers?

Speakers:

Elisa Capellan, Managing Director, Kaeltia Compliance services

Bernardo Marin, Quality Director and Fertilizer Expert, Fitosoil

Juan Jose Vicente Montero, Responsable Area de Insumos, CAAE


  • 15:45
  • -
  • 16:30
  • Tackling port congestion: centralizing shipping for specialty producers - Rhenus, Vlaeynatie

• How can investing in new regional hubs help increase efficiency in transportation
• Flexibility to switch from container shipments to break bulk to tackle congestion
• Value added services connecting the container terminals

Speakers:

Tim Borteel, Commercial Manager, Vlaeynatie
Kurt Mertens , Manager Operations Verticals Ocean, Rhenus Air & Ocean Belgium


  • 16:30
  • -
  • 17:00
  • How will micronutrient application change the procurement of bulk NPK
• How does current demand and pricing for micronutrients in Europe affect its growth
• Challenges for producers in making micronutrients more available in the bulks market
• What are key breakthroughs in the micronutrients market that will help increase demand?

Cocktail reception

Время начала Время завершения
  • 17:00
  • -
  • 18:00
  • Happy hour welcome drinks - open to all participants

Day 3 - Main conference stream

Время начала Время завершения
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 18:30
  • Registration, exhibition and networking area opens
  • 9:45
  • -
  • 10:00
  • Keynote speech
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 11:00
  • Sustainability dynamics of the fertilizer industry: How is the role of fertilizer producers changing? - Fertiberia, Anglo-American

• How can the big fertilizer producers pave the way for sustainable industrial policy
• How has the role of producers changed due to emphasis on demands for clean energy
• Can other members across the supply chain adopt similar sustainability practices

 

Confirmed Speakers:

David Herrero, COO, Fertiberia

Brian Wade, Head of Crop Nutrients, Anglo-American 
  • 11:00
  • -
  • 11:45
  • Morning break
  • 11:45
  • -
  • 12:30
  • The changing dynamics of global shipping: exploring the impacts of rising prices on trade in Europe - Groupe Eyssautier-Verlingue, SkyFusion Shipping and Logistics
  • Smart Mobility Strategy: what are key a challenges and solutions for achieving 2030 goal
  • How is the cost of shipping and new wave of “green fuel ships” changing shipping dynamics
  • Role of legislation in understanding the future of freight movements to Europe

Speakers:

Jean Patrick Caumont, Senior Business Manager, Groupe Eyssautier-Verlingue

Kwang Young Lee, Director Drybulk Chartering, SkyFusion

  • 12:30
  • -
  • 13:00
  • Fertilizer application and farming from the future - Nitricity

• Precision farming and rising dependence on data mapping
• How will the use of fertilizers change in the next 10 years?
• Understanding the need for technological innovation in application of fertilizers

Speaker:

Nico Pinkowski, CEO, Nitricity


Break

Время начала Время завершения
  • 13:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Lunch

Specialty Fertilizer Forum (for passholders only)

Время начала Время завершения
  • 14:30
  • -
  • 15:15
  • The role of specialty fertilizers in tackling the upcoming food crisis: - IFS, Agripower, CEFIC-FEE, Haifa

• How fertilizer shortages create issues for food stocks and procurement?
• Can specialty fertilizers ease the burden on the industry?
• Should there be more investments and government attention on specialty fertilizers?

Moderator:

Steve Hallam, Secretary General, International Fertilizer Society

 

Speakers:

Thomas Proffit, Member, CEFIC- Fertiliser Efficiency Enhancers

Peter Prentice, Managing Director, Agripower Australia 

Tal Shani, Water Soluble Fertilizers Marketing Manager, Haifa

  • 15:15
  • -
  • 15:45
  • Exploring biostimulant efficacy: what are the factors increasing or decreasing the efficacy of biostimulants? - Haifa Group

• To what extent does regional soil content play a role in choice of biostimulant
• Mapping key regions for biostimulant distribution
• How will biostimulants fare in Europe’s dry months

Speaker:

Vasilis Tsambardoukas, EU Μarket Development Μanager of Biostimulants and Micro-elements ,Haifa
  • 15:30
  • -
  • 16:00
  • The successes of foliar fertilizers: Can it help solve issues of growing soil malfunctions? - Fertiberia

• Why is foliar application considered the most popular in Europe
• What are key developments in training of distributors and sales causing the growth of demand
• How can foliar demands be emulated in the rest of Europe.

Confirmed Speakers:
Javier Branas, R&D Director, FertIberia

  • 16:00
  • -
  • Chairperson's closing remarks

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

Время начала Время завершения
  • Online Materials
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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  

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