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Argus FMB NPK and Water Soluble Fertilizer India 2017

Conference Day 1 | 9 February 2017, Thursday

08:45 - 09:30
Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:35 Chairman’s welcome remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus FMB
Session 1: Opening session
09.35 - 09.45
Opening address

Shri Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
09.45 - 10.15

World and regional fertilizer use and its role in improving agricultural production

Shyam Bahadur Khadka, FAO Representative (India), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

10:15 - 10:45 NPK trade flow dynamics in Asia

Carl Roache,
Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus FMB
10:45 - 11:00 Q&A
11:00 - 11:30 Morning refreshments

Session 2: Market potential of specialities

11:30 - 12;00 Evolving Indian specialties market

Raza Soomar, President, RNZ International 
12:00 - 12:30 Agro trends and their impact on farm inputs - development of fertigation

Jasper van der Pijl, Fertigation Agronomist, Yara International ASA
12:30 - 13:00 Special “Speed Networking” session

Bring plenty of your business cards. You will have the opportunity to meet the majority of participants in this networking session
13:00 - 14:30 Networking lunch

Session 3: Further insights into the Indian market

14:30 - 15:00 Overview of the fertilizer distribution system in India and the management of quality

R.K. Tewatia, Additional Director (Agricultural Sciences), The Fertiliser Association of India
15:00 - 15:30 “Yield gaps” between researchers’ and farmers’ practice - management of nutrient input decisions with crop production margins

Vaishali Chopra, Senior Analyst in Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank International
15:30 - 15:40 Q&A
15:40 - 16:10 Afternoon refreshments
16:10 - 16:40 Water management, irrigation and their impact on the use of WSFs

Alok K. Sikka, India Representative and Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi
16:40 - 17:10 Highly soluble chloride-free Sulphate of Potash (SOP) for better yield and quality in cash crops

Nicolas White, Marketing Director, Tessenderlo
17:10 - 17:20 Q&A
17:20 - 17:30  Chairman’s closing remarks

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

Conference Day 2 | 10 February 2017, 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 FMB

Session 4: Managing quality and crop margins

09:35 - 10:00

Precision nutrient management for small hold farming: Relevance, approaches & opportunities in post green revolution era

Sheetal Sharma, Scientist, Soil Science/Nutrient Management - South Asia, International Rice Research Institute

10:00 - 10:30 Insights into coated fertilizers

Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group
William Cui, International Business Director, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group
10:30 - 10:40  Q&A
10:40 - 11:10  Morning refreshments
11:10 - 11:40  Use of water soluble fertilisers on fruit crops in India

H.P. Singh, Chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI)
A. K. Srivastava, Principal Scientist, Central Citrus Research Institute, Government of India
11:40 - 12:10

Zinc in balanced fertilizer use for food and nutrition security

Andrew Green, Director, Zinc Nutrient Initiative, International Zinc Association
12:10 - 12:40  Balanced nutrient management including Mg and micronutrients

Andreas Gransee, Head of Innovation Lab Ag Tech and Nutrition, K+S KALI GmbH
12:40 - 12:50 Q&A
12:50 - 13:00  Chairman’s closing remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus FMB
13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
 14:00 - 15:00 Final Exhibition Visit

This is a good opportunity to ensure that you have visited all exhibition stands on the show floor to find out more about solutions and services that will help grow your business.
 15:00 End of conference  

For more information on the conference agenda or if you are interested in speaking, please contact Elsie Chen:
phone icon +65 6496 9997
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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Wuxi City Pacific Fertilizer Co Logo 170

NABTA Co Logo 170

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ISKY Chemicals Co Logo 170

Irrigation Association of India Logo 170

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