14 十月 - 16 十月 2020
Virtual Conference

Argus Fertilizer Live - Virtual Conference

Added Value Fertilizers agenda - CST (Central Standard Time)  

Wednesday, 14 October

Specialty Product Trends (Focus on Eastern Hemisphere)

Start End
  • 02:00 CST
  • -
  • 03:00 CST
  • AVFs: The Trend Towards Specialty Products (APAC) Andrea Valentini - Principal – Projects, Argus
  • Trends in adoption of specialty fertilizers
  • Outlook for market consolidation and integration activity
  • Challenges and opportunities for the supply and distribution of specialty fertilizers
  • The implications of covid-19 for specialty fertilizer consumption in Asia

Specialty Product Trends (Focus on Western Hemisphere)

Start End
  • 11:00 CST
  • -
  • 12:00 CST
  • AVFs: The Trend Towards Specialty Products in the West Hasan Tarique - Senior Consultant, Argus
  • Trends in adoption of specialty fertilizers
  • Outlook for market consolidation and integration activity
  • Challenges and opportunities for the supply and distribution of specialty fertilizers, including the impact of covid-19

Thursday, 14 October

Advancements in Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (Focus on Asia)

Start End
  • 00:00 CST
  • -
  • 01:00 CST
  • The Recent Development of Stabilized Nitrogen Fertilizers: Regulations, Performance, and Range of Products Dr. Chen Zixian - APAC Regional Business Development Manager, Solvay
  • Market update of stabilized fertilizers: main drivers and future growth of inhibitor incorporated nitrogen fertilizer
  • R&D investments for EEF product development and enhancing fertilizer performance
  • Challenges for upgrading fertilizer products: economics, sustainability, technology, and marketing

Water Soluble Fertilizers (Focus on Asia)

Start End
  • 03:00 CST
  • -
  • 04:00 CST
  • Water Soluble Fertilizers: Product Development and Market Opportunities Will Li - Assistant General Manager, Hebei Monband
  • Market drivers for water soluble fertilizer product development, including the prevalence of drought in Southeast Asia 
  • Price volatility for different water-soluble products and the challenges and opportunities this presents 
  • How will growing demand for foliar application technology aid increasing water-soluble fertilizer use?  

Moderator: Jack Merriott, Manager - Consulting Services, Argus

Speakers: 

Will Li, Assistant General Manager, Hebei Monband

Urease Inhibitors - Case Study (Focus on Europe)

Start End
  • 07:00 CST
  • -
  • 08:00 CST
  • Changing dynamics in the German fertilizer market in 2020 Dr Gregor Pasda - Global Technical Marketing - Nitrogen Management, BASF
  • The pros and cons associated with the development and increasing use of urease inhibitors due to regulatory incentives 
  • What are the likely knock-on effects for the European urea market?  
  • Will inhibitors be increasingly included in the production of fertilizers upstream?  

Global Biostimulants

Start End
  • 10:00 CST
  • -
  • 11:00 CST
  • Global Biostimulants: Role in Making Agriculture More Sustainable Moderator: Franck Hennequart - Director Research and Innovation, Algaia
  • Challenges and strategies for commercialisation and wider use of added-value fertilizers 
  • What are the main challenges to achieving international harmonisation? Regulatory developments 
  • Benefits for NUE, tolerance to abiotic stress and crop quality – how can biostimulants and microbials help improve nutritional value of food in the post-covid era? 

Panellists:

David Beaudreau, Executive Director, Biostimulant Coalition 

Martin Brown, Managing Director, Verdesian Life Sciences Europe

Franck Hennequart, Director Research and Innovation, Algaia

Marc van Oers, Director of Innovation, Van Iperen

Global Micronutrients

Start End
  • 12:00 CST
  • -
  • 13:00 CST
  • Global Micronutrients: Who Needs What? Dr. Ershad Tavakol - Marketing and Product Manager, K+S
  • The benefits of using multi-matrix micronutrient products to improve nutrient use efficiency of fertilizers, how to maximise effect? 
  • Challenges associated with sourcing micronutrients: supply of boron, zinc, magnesium and manganese  
  • The benefit of soil analysis and precision technology: regional micronutrient demand overview 

Increased Use of Micronutrients - Challenges and Opportunities (Focus on Asia)

Start End
  • 22:00 CST
  • -
  • 23:00 CST
  • What are the major challenges and opportunities for the fertilizer industry due to increased use of micronutrients?  Cleiton de Sequeira -  Global Market Development Manager – Agriculture, Rio Tinto
  • Increasing micronutrient awareness to secure crop productivity and quality  
  • Micronutrients’ role to ensure a balanced nutrition to the plants  
  • Importance of micronutrients to food security  

Friday, 16th October

Insight into the New Specialty Fertilizer Value Chain

Start End
  • 07:00 CST
  • -
  • 08:00 CST
  • Fireside Chat: What Does the New Specialty Fertilizer Value Chain Look Like? Bart Meylemans - Manager, Ag Ambition
  • Where do specialty fertilizer producers fit in the fertilizer supply chain and how will their presence evolve? How are markets adapting to change?  
  • The pros and cons of upstream vs. downstream formulation of specialty products - establishing ROI for farmers 
  • Transportation and distribution challenges associated with specialty products hindering commercialisation  

Moderator: Jack Merriott, Manager - Consulting Services, Argus

Added Value of the Use of Specialty Fertilizers

Start End
  • 09:00 CST
  • -
  • 10:00 CST
  • The Added Value of the Use of Specialty Fertilizers: Economic and Environmental Trade-offs Joint Presentation - Yara North America
  • Strategies for communicating the efficiency and productivity of specialty products to enhance their commercial viability in various markets 
  • Challenges around AVF affordability, developments in regulatory standards and ensuring widespread commercialisation  
  • How specialty fertilizers allow for optimisation of NUE, increasing yields and mitigate environmental impacts through emissions abatement 

Speakers: 

Trey Cutts, Market Development Manager, Yara North America

Markus Braaten, Market Development Manager, Yara North America

Innovation and Sustainability

Start End
  • 10:00 CST
  • -
  • 11:00 CST
  • Innovation, Sustainability and R&D Panel: Moving the Fertilizer Industry Forward Moderator: Jack Merriott - Manager - Consulting Services, Argus
  • Perspectives: What will be the future landscape of innovation for specialty fertilizers after COVID-19?  
  • The role of added value fertilizers in conjunction with mineral fertilizers in achieving sustainable food production and global food security with minimum GHG emissions  
  • Nutrient recycling for effective fertilizer use: an example of embracing the circular economy principles by closing the gap on waste  

Panellists:

Robert Spingelen, Director of Business Development EMEA, Ostara

Carolina Olivera Sanchez, Senior International Consultant on Soil Fertility, FAO

Doug Pottinger, Business Manager, Discovery and Innovation, Brandt Consolidated

Hunter Swisher, CEO, Phospholutions

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