27 六月 - 28 六月 2018
Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, Myanmar

NPK Fertilizers Myanmar

The Argus NPK Fertilizers conference is designed as part of a global drive towards balanced fertilization. The inaugural conference was held in Singapore in 2014 and was followed by events in Thailand in 2015 and Vietnam in 2016 and 2017. 

Myanmar’s agriculture has enormous potential given its abundant resources and excellent market positioning. But its fertilizer market is underdeveloped, with low utilisation rates. Argus has chosen Myanmar as the venue for the 2018 instalment of the event and aims to initiate an industry-wide dialogue on how to best develop the market, from raising awareness to improving infrastructure and achieving more efficient use of fertilizer.

The Argus NPK Fertilizers Myanmar 2018 programme will include presentations by international speakers and representatives from the local fertilizer community. With numerous networking opportunities available during the conference, delegates can leverage these face-to-face meetings to build long-term relationships.

Key Highlights:

- Investments in Myanmar’s fertilizer sector
- Role and utilisation of chemical fertilizers — straight versus compound fertilizers
- Fertilizer and water management strategies for Myanmar’s rice sector
- Economic and social issues impacting fertilizer decisions of smallholder farmers 
- Fertilizer quality assessments and how they can be improved
- Confirmed speakers include:
- Ye Min Aung, Group Managing Director, Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation Ltd (MAPCO) and Secretary-General, Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF)
- Grahame Hunter, Chief of Party, Fertilizer Sector Improvement Project, International Fertilizer Development Center
- Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus
- Jose Ricardo Silva, Senior Private-Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, World Bank Group
- Tin Maung Aye, Senior Advisor, International Plant Nutrition Institute 
- Aung Naing Oo, Associate Professor, Department of Soil and Water Science, Yezin Agricultural University
- Klaus Rosenberg, Commercial Manager, Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia, Netafim (Thailand) Co

  The working language of the meeting will be English with simultaneous interpretation into Burmese.


For more information, please contact us: 
Phone:  +65 6496 9899
Email:  asiaconferences@argusmedia.com


Conference Day One, 27 June 2018, Wednesday


08:30 - 09:20 Registration and exhibition stands open

09:30 - 09:40 Chairman’s welcome remarks
Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets,Argus
Session 1: Opening session

09:40 - 10:00 Industry address: Myanmar’s development plan and its implications on agri inputs
U Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary,Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Myanmar (MoALI)

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome address by Yunnan Yuntianhua Co

10:15 - 10:30 Keynote address: Investments in Myanmar’s fertilizer sector

10:30 - 10:40 Q&A

10:40 - 11:10 Morning refreshments

11:10 - 11:40 NPK trade flow dynamics in Asia — review of regional markets
Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers,Argus

11:40 - 12:40 Myanmar’s fertilizer stakeholders’ forum
The question of price affordability
Demand outlook for NPK fertilizers
Supply landscape and competition for market share
Import liberalisation measures — what it means
Joint-venture operations and finding new distributors and agents in Myanmar

12:40 - 14:15 Networking lunch
Session 2:Financing, logistics and legislation

14:15 - 14:45 Agri inputs regulatory reforms — legislation and import procedures
Jose Ricardo Silva,Senior Private-Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, World Bank Group

14:45 - 15:15 Overcoming infrastructure bottlenecks in Myanmar — power, port and road transportation
Can Myanmar’s port facilities be expanded and upgraded to meet increasing trade?

15:15 - 15:45 Management of your distributor network in Myanmar — issues from credit and risk management to quality control

15:45 - 15:55 Q&A

15:55 - 16:30 Afternoon refreshments
Session 3:Technologies in production, blending and material handling

16:30 - 17:00 Latest developments in granulation of NPK fertilizers

17:00 - 17:30 Developments in Myanmar’s irrigation sector and the way forward
Klaus Rosenberg, Commercial Manager, Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia,Netafim (Thailand) Co

17:30 - 17:40 Q&A

17:40 - 17:50 Chairman’s closing remarks followed by end of conference day one
Gavin Chong,Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus

18:00 - 20:00 Cocktail Reception

Conference Day Two, 28 June 2018, Thursday

09:00 - 09:30 Coffee and exhibition stands open

09:30 - 09:40 Chairman’s welcome back remarks
Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets,Argus
Session 4:Improving nutrient management in Myanmar

09:40 - 10:10 Nutrient management for small hold farming: relevance, approaches and opportunities
Grahame Hunter, Chief of Party, Fertilizer Sector Improvement Project,International Fertilizer Development Center

10:10 - 10:40 Good agronomic practices for better crops in Myanmar
Tin Maung Aye, Senior Advisor,International Plant Nutrition Institute

10:40 - 10:50 Insights from the Myanmar Rice Federation: farmers’ practices and needs
Ye Min Aung, Group Managing Director,Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation Ltd (MAPCO)and Secretary-General,Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF)

10:50 - 11:00 Q&A

11:00 - 11:30 Morning refreshments

11:30 - 12:00 Solutions to manage P, K and S deficiencies in central Myanmar
Aung Naing Oo, Associate Professor, Department of Soil and Water Science,Yezin Agricultural University

12:00 - 12:30 Micronutrients for balanced crop nutrition: importance of zinc and boron additions in NPK fertilizers 

12:30 - 12:40 Q&A

12:40 - 12:50 Chairman’s closing remarks
Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets,Argus

12:50 - 14:00 Networking lunch

14:00 End of conference

*Please note that the conference agenda is subject to change.


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Sule Shangri-La, Yangon is conveniently located in downtown Yangon near major tourist attractions, such as the Bogyoke Market (Scott Market), Sule Pagoda, China Town and colonial buildings. Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, is only 10-minute drive from Shwedagon Pagoda, People’s Park, the National Museum and Kandawgyi Lake. 

Accommodation
We are delighted to be able to offer discounted accommodation rates exclusive to our delegates at the conference venue. If you wish to make a booking or require more information please contact: yuanchang.yu@argusmedia.com

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

Sule Shangri-La, Yangon is conveniently located in downtown Yangon near major tourist attractions, such as the Bogyoke Market (Scott Market), Sule Pagoda, China Town and colonial buildings. Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, is only 10-minute drive from Shwedagon Pagoda, People’s Park, the National Museum and Kandawgyi Lake. 

Accommodation
We are delighted to be able to offer discounted accommodation rates exclusive to our delegates at the conference venue. If you wish to make a booking or require more information please contact: yuanchang.yu@argusmedia.com

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee.


Sule Shangri-La, Yangon is conveniently located in downtown Yangon near major tourist attractions, such as the Bogyoke Market (Scott Market), Sule Pagoda, China Town and colonial buildings. Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, is only 10-minute drive from Shwedagon Pagoda, People’s Park, the National Museum and Kandawgyi Lake. 

Accommodation
We are delighted to be able to offer discounted accommodation rates exclusive to our delegates at the conference venue. If you wish to make a booking or require more information please contact: yuanchang.yu@argusmedia.com

Accommodation is not included in the conference fee.