Argus DEF Forum North America

Scottsdale, Arizona
14-15 October 2024
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To discuss speaking opportunities at the conference, please email: devina.singh@argusmedia.com

15:00 - 17:00

Welcome reception

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome refreshments and registrations

09:00 - 09:05

Conference welcome

Speakers Include:

Devina Singh

Conference Producer
09:05 - 09:10

Chairperson’s opening remarks

09:10 - 09:40

Argus market update: DEF industry trends and opportunities

- How is higher demand for lower emissions swaying the DEF market’s growth trajectory?
- What does the urea production outlook look like in the next 5 years?
- How are the key global metrics developing including costs, consumption, and import and export patterns?

Speakers Include:

Bryn James

Analyst - Consulting
Argus Media
09:40 - 10:10

Keynote: How have regulations developed and impacted the DEF industry in the last 5 years and what can we expect in the future?

- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase 3 was announced this year - what are the key takeaways and who does it impact?
- How do the rules co-exist with previously established standards and other macroeconomic policies such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)?
- How will it affect light-duty and medium-duty vehicles and to what extent will it lead to accelerating technological advancement and EV adoption?
- Hydrogen exploration: Understanding growth of research, government spending and it’s use in trucks

Speakers Include:

Dr. Charles E. Roberts, Jr

Executive Director and Acting Institute Engineer
Southwest Research Institute
10:10 - 10:55

Morning coffee halt

10:55 - 11:40

Prime hour: Challenging the major concerns on urea production, costs and decision-making

- How much more will the urea solution cost? What about maintenance and other factors affecting the supply chain?
- Global impact on urea production and trade: To what extent is the domestic market affected by production strategies beyond North America?
- Decision-making: To ensure more than 90% emission reduction by 2027, how will urea producers cope with the production allocation, supply and distribution?

Speakers Include:

Geoff Bohlender

Strategic Sourcing Manager
RelaDyne, LLC

Jessica Cifarelli

Business Director

Bryn James

Analyst - Consulting
Argus Media
11:40 - 12:10

What are the effects of Mexico’s booming market on US domestic chains?

- What is the forecast for demand and supply and how does it impact on US production of DEF?
- How can the expansion of Mexico’s market enhance US production of urea?
- Will you ever need to source DEF through global networks?

Speakers Include:

Alejandro Alejandro Escobar Cervantes

CEO & Founder of MaxiBlue

Víctor Manuel Purata García

Strategic Planning
CQL International

Thais Sousa

Business Development Manager - Fertilizers, Mining and Agriculture, Brazil
12:10 - 14:00

Speed networking and lunch

Meet and discuss key questions with the ideal expert at different meeting spots around the room while enjoying exquisite cuisines

14:00 - 14:45

Panel: Truck associations assemble: Insights into commercial fleet to understand effects on prices, mandate compliance and optimizing the industry

- Putting end-user's perspective ahead: Macroeconomic global effects on DEF domestic prices
- Moving forward, how is the trucking market planning to strategize to address technological feasibility, infrastructural challenges, cost of standards and time span for compliance
- Discussing the role of diversity and evolving jobs in the transport industry

Speakers Include:

Kameel Gaines

African American Women in Trucking Association "AAWTA"

Bryn James

Analyst - Consulting
Argus Media
14:45 - 15:30

Meet & greet zones:

A great platform for you to explore new avenues for expanding your market base and solidify gaps with the existing chain. To boost your industrial networks, direct yourself to the meeting zones and meet and greet with new contacts.

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee halt

Gather around with coffee and canapes to network

16:00 - 16:30

The real curve: What does the future market structure determine for technological pathways and procurement?

- How does the market curve look right now with the new heavy investments in technological pathways? How far in the future do we see EVs taking over?
- What are the challenges for DEF storage and dispensing infrastructure to prevent environmental emissions while preserving DEF quality?
- How can we address the growth stagnancy owing to the current investment structure in the EVs?
- What is the long-term impact on diesel/DEF technology?

Speakers Include:

Brian Wahl

Director of DEF and Additives
Ports Petroleum Co. Inc.

Alan Smith

Senior Director
16:30 - 17:00

API: How will building trust in the transparency of the industry will make it or break it?

- Quality check and impact
- Enhancing operational and environmental safety
- Discussing methodologies for testing DEF

Speakers Include:

Jeffrey Harmening

Sr. Program Manager
American Petroleum Institute
17:00 - 19:00

Networking reception

08:00 - 12:00

Golf and networking day - Limited places available

Due to popularity, the networking golf tournament returns and will take place on the 16 October. Add golf to your conference pass for an extra networking boost and some friendly competition with your colleagues and peers on the prestigious Boulders Golf Club.