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Argus NPK Water Soluble and Micronutrient Fertilizers India 2018

Conference Day 1 | 8 March 2018, Thursday

08:45 - 09:30
Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:40 Chairman’s welcome remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
Session 1: Market overview
09:40 - 09:50
Opening address

Shri Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
09:50 - 11:00

Presentations and Panel Discussion: Fertilizer policies in south Asia: A comparative assessment and lessons learned

  • Policy of use and utilisation in Bangladesh
  • Challenges in the implementation of fertilizer subsidies in Sri Lanka
  • Overcoming the continued imbalance of fertilizer use in India - low impact of scientific information on actual fertilizer use stemming from high cost of inputs and lack of awareness
11:00 - 11:40 Morning refreshments

Session 2: NPK - Trade and technology session

11:40 - 12:10 NPK trade flow dynamics in Asia
12:10 - 12:40 Comparison of the use of nitrates, ammonia and urea as the nitrogen source in NPK fertilizers
12:40 - 13:10 How is production technology keeping up with the changes in specification needs?
13:10 - 13:20
 Q&A
13:20 - 14:30 Networking lunch

Session 3: Water Soluble Fertilizers (WSFs) – Trade session

14:30 - 15:00 Overview of the WSF market - upcoming capacity, competitive landscape and industry chain analysis
15:00 - 15:30 Case study on successful market positioning and branding
15:30 - 15:40 Q&A
15:40 - 16:10 Afternoon refreshments

Session 4: Water Soluble Fertilizers (WSFs) – Technology session 

16:10 - 16:40 Insights into the nutrient uptake dynamics of WSFs - timing, dosage and application
16:40 - 17:10 Various production processes for common WSF products
17:10 - 17:20 Q&A
17:20 - 17:30  Chairman’s closing remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
17:30 End of conference day one
17:45 - 19:00 Cocktail reception

Conference Day 2 | 9 March 2018, Friday

09:00 - 09:30
Coffee and exhibition stands open
09:30 - 09:35 Chairman’s remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 

Session 5: Micronutrients - Trade session

09:35 - 10:00 Global micronutrient fertilizers market and the opportunities in India
10:00 - 10:30 Use of micronutrients – balancing the benefit of higher yield against the risk of toxicity and soil contamination
10:30 - 10:40  Q&A
10:40 - 11:10  Morning refreshments

Session 6: Special focus on sulphur, zinc and iron

11:10 - 11:40  Various secondary and micros nutrient combinations and how they can complement the crops’ nutritional demands
11:10 - 11:40   Factors influencing sulphur demand and growth
12:10 - 12:40  To be advised
12:40 - 12:50 Q&A
12:50 - 14:00  Networking Lunch

Session 7: Micronutrients - Technology session

14:00 - 14:30  Production of chelated, straight inorganics and composite micronutrients
14:30 - 15:00  Development of micronutrients packaged as nanoparticles – is this the future?
 15:00 - 15:10 
Q&A
 15:10 - 15:40 
Afternoon refreshments

Session 8: New! Emerging trends – What to expect 

15:40 - 16:10   Understanding liquid fertilizers of the different product types (nitrogen, phosphorus, potash, micronutrients) and their applications
16:10 - 16:40 Nutrient utilisation in farm advisory – how will information and communications technology (ICT) help raise awareness?
16:40 - 16:50 Q&A
16:50 - 17:00  Chairman’s closing remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
 17:00 End of conference  

*This working agenda is subject to change. 

For more information or if you are interested in speaking, please contact Elsie Chen:
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email icon elsie.chen@argusmedia.com

Day One | 3 June 2015 | Wednesday
09:00 
Coffee and Refreshments
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Exhibition Stands Open 

Session 1: Opening Session

10:00 - 10:05 Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
10:05 - 10:25 Keynote Address: NPK Fundamentals and Global NPK Market Structure and Trade
10:25 - 10:45 Industry Address: Thailand – Trends and New Applications of NPKs 
10:45 - 11:00  Q&A
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Refreshments 

 Session 2: Country Analysis – Demand and Supply Outlook of Multi-Nutrient Fertilizers 

11:30 - 12:00 World Production of Primary Nutrients – Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potassium 
12:00 - 12:30  Market Structure and Factors Affecting Demand of NPKs in Major Markets: Malaysia and Indonesia 
12:30 - 13:00  Growing Prominence of Compound Fertilizers in Emerging Markets and Price Outlook: Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
13:00 - 13:15  Q&A 
13:15 - 14:45  Networking Lunch 
14:45 - 15:15 Update on China – Granular and Bulk Blended NPK Production Volumes and Import Volumes 
15:15 - 15:45  Regional Demand and Production Volumes within India – Impact of Subsidies 
15:45 - 16:00 Q&A
16:00 - 16:30  Afternoon Refreshments

 Production Technology Showcase (16:30 - 17:50)

The Production Technology Showcase allows equipment manufacturers, engineering companies, process management solutions providers to showcase the latest technologies in production, blending and material handling.

17:50 - 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by End of Conference Day One
18:00 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception 

Panel Discussion: Is WSF the next shining star?
  • Penetrating the market - trends in marketing and sales of innovative WSFs
  • Success stories – can they be applied to India? 
  • Key challenges to look out for 

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