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Fertilizer Latino Americano FLA 2018

The gateway to fertilizer markets in Latin America

Argus in conjunction with CRU, will host the Fertilizer Latino Americano 2018 Conference. The conference will be held on 22-24 January 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Fertilizer Latino Americano (FLA) brings together senior decision makers from the biggest fertilizer buyers and manufacturers in Latin America. This leading annual industry event attracts 650+ delegates from over 50 countries (representing over 300 organisations) and offers a major networking platform to those involved in the Latin American fertilizer industry. Don’t miss the opportunity to join senior decision makers from the biggest fertilizer buyers and manufacturers in Latin America at FLA 2018. 

Download the 2018 delegate list here.

As Latin America’s biggest fertilizer market – accounting for a massive 64% of total consumption with strong growth expected – Brazil is a country which has an impact on everyone involved in global fertilizer trade.

This makes Sao Paulo, as the country’s business capital, an ideal location for the FLA conference which has become established as the number one meeting for doing business in the region. The city is home to Brazil’s biggest players in fertilizer, agriculture and finance and is one of the best connected cities in Latin America, making it convenient to reach from any of the 60 countries which send delegates to this event.

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Join the biggest fertilizer networking event in Latin America in the region’s biggest market

  • Examine trends in fertilizer consumption across Latin America and identify high growth markets
  • Evaluate farmer economics and the outlook for demand in Brazil in the short and medium term 
  • Analyse the global supply and demand balance for fertilizers and the implications for buyers in Latin America 
  • Assess consumption growth prospects in speciality and enhanced efficiency fertilizers 

Latest confirmed speakers include:

  • Marcelo F. Guimaraes, Secretariat of Agricultural Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Brazil 
  • Hicham Benkirane Mtitou, Vice President Marketing, OCP
  • Rick Mclellan, SVP,  Mosaic and President, Mosaic Brazil 
  • Diego Longobucco, CEO, Compo Expert Argentina
  • Ithamar Prada Neto, Head of Research and Development, Produquimica 
  • María Beatriz Giraudo, Member of the Global Farmer Network and Policy Coordination for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Agro-Industry, Argentina 
  • María Fernanda González Sanjuan, Executive Director, FERTILIZAR Asociación Civil
  • José Alfredo García, Director General, America, Tradecorp 
  • Frances Wollmer, Principal Consultant, Fertilizers, Argus
  • Alan Bojanic, Brazil Representative, FAO Brasil
  • Dr Ricardo Melgar, Industry Consultant, INTA
  • Leonn Lauterbach, Managing Partner, Fluid Fert International
  • Claudio Pitchon, Head of Latin America l Natural Resources, Mizuho Bank
  • Martín Torres Duggan, Nutrient Manager and Researcher, Tecnoagro
  • Guilherme Soria Bastos Filho, Agricultural Markets Expert, GSBF Consulting 
  • Dirceu Mattos Jr, Scientific Researcher, Mineral Nutrition of Plants, International Society of Citriculture 
  • Dr. Luís Prochnow, Brazil Program Director, IPNI
  • Dr. Cleiton Sequeira, Manager, Agronomy & Specialty Sales, Koch Agronomic Services
  • Claira Lloyd, Editor, Sulphur, Argus
  • Enrique Hahn, Agriculture Consultant and Researcher, Sustentap and Advisor, Ministry of Agriculture, Paraguay

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Registered companies include:

OCP, Ma'aden, Sirius Minerals, Grupo Agroalfa, Koch Agronomic Services, Gemaco, International Zinc Association, Rio Tinto Borates, Grow Max, Celeres, Maschinenfabrik Köppern, Potash Corp, Equilibra Peru, K+S Kali, Sustentap, Sulzer, Yara Colombia, Lanxess, Tradecorp, ETiMINE, SLC Agrícola, Fertipar Fertilizantes do Paraná, Incofe, Doyle Equipment Manufacturing, Louis Dreyfus, Centro de Citricultura, Sichuan Youren Chemical Co, Uralkali Trading, Inkabor, EuroChem, Fluid Fert, Abisolo, ESALQ/USP, Fertilizar Asociacion Civil, Microfertisa, Yacimientos de Litio Bolivianos, Sackett-Waconia, IPNI, Amart Services, Macrosector, Canpotex, LV Agro, FITCO, CHS Europe, Koch Fertilizantes do Brasil, GSBF, Applied Chemical Technology, SNC-Lavalin Projetos Industriais, Food and Agriculture Organization, Campo Rico, Yara International, Gavilon Fertilizer, Phosagro, Sabic, Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil, Ministry of Agro-Industry, Argentina, Tec-Fertil, Polyserve Group, Tecnoagro.and many more... 

Download the 2017 delegate list here.

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New for 2018!

Following the success in Europe and Asia, the Micronutrients Forum will take place in Latin America for the first time. Taking place on Monday 22 January, delegates will benefit from all the agronomic and commercial insight you need to leverage your position in this growing market. 

Simultaneous translation English/Spanish/Portuguese | Traducción simultánea inglés/portugués/español | Tradução simultânea inglês/espanhol/português 

For more information on the Fertilizer Latino Americano 2018 please contact Argus at:

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Platinum Sponsor

OCP Group

Fertilizer Manual Sponsor


Gold Sponsors


Sirius Minerals

Koch Agronomic Services

Silver Sponsor

Associate Sponsors


Rocha Terminais

Supporting Partners





Quotation marks"The conference was fantastic." - Antonio de Urruticoechea, Algorta Project Engineer, ACF Nitratos

Quotation marks "It was a tremendous success and enabled us to better understand the market trends regionally and to further develop our network of contacts in this important industry." - Daniel Anderson, Managing Director, Solex Thermal Science

Quotation marks  "The two cocktail parties were fantastic, so original and stimulating for having fun and making new contacts." - Martin Torres Duggan, Senior Consultant, Tecnoagro