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Attend the Argus event - NPK and Water Soluble Fertilizers India 2017

The 2016 event attracted key representatives from government organisations, fertilizer companies and agriculture businesses that brought about dialogue and discussions on market and price drivers, along with the latest developments in production and application technologies.

The Argus FMB NPK and Water Soluble Fertilizers India 2017 conference delves deeper into the continuing trends and anticipated growth of water soluble fertilizer (WSF) in India. Increasing demand for horticultural and ornamental crops, coupled with the growing adoption of modern irrigation systems, is a main driver of the expanding WSF market in India.

Find out the size and segmentation of the market, as well as trends in marketing and sales of innovative complex WSFs in India. Our esteemed line-up of speakers will also focus on new products, current market challenges and strategies to capitalise on this huge untapped demand.

New Topics for 2017

  • Highlight WSFs – understanding the synergistic effect and the precise use to improve efficiency
  • Choice and source of raw materials and their impact on compound fertilizer production 
  • Managing crop growth, yield potential and soil profiles of tropical and horticultural crops 
  • Fertilizer distribution system in India – how are specialities sold and distributed throughout the value chain? 

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2017 featured speakers

    Shri Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
             H.P. Singh, Chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI)
        Shyam Bahadur Khadka, FAO Representative (India), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations            
      Sheetal Sharma, Scientist, Soil Science/Nutrient Management - South Asia, International Rice Research Institute
Shri Satish Chander
The Fertiliser Association of India     

H.P. Singh
Confederation ofHorticulture Associations of India (CHAI)

Shyam Bahadur Khadka
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Sheetal Sharma
International Rice Research Institute

Plus, special guest speakers 

  • Raza Soomar, President, RNZ International
  • Jasper van der Pijl, Fertigation Agronomist, Yara International ASA
  • Vaishali Chopra, Senior Analyst in Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank International
  • R.K. Tewatia, Additional Director (Agricultural Sciences), The Fertiliser Association of India
  • Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus FMB
  • Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group
  • Nicolas White, Marketing Director, Tessenderlo
  • Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus FMB
  • Alok K. Sikka, India Representative and Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi
  • A. K. Srivastava, Principal Scientist, Central Citrus Research Institute, Government of India
  • Andrew Green, Director, Zinc Nutrient Initiative, International Zinc Association
  • William Cui, International Business Director, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group
  • Andreas Gransee, Head of Innovation Lab Ag Tech and Nutrition, K+S KALI GmbH

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What you can expect

  • 100+ targeted participants consisting of NPK producers, buyers, agronomists and soil science experts
  • Technical and commercial presentations from international and local industry leaders
  • An interactive exhibition space where the latest production and application technologies are shared

Argus FMB NPK and Water Soluble Fertilizers India 2017 presents essential insights, analysis and guidance for producers and consumers of NPK and WSF products, as well as analysts, researchers and investors in all branches of the fertilizer industry. Participants will get a clearer picture of the competitive landscape and market segmentation, which will allow you to better align your marketing and sales strategies for 2017-18.

With expanded coverage, you get more value from your conference experience. Take this opportunity to generate new sales and business partnerships. Argus works with you to understand your current marketing needs to customise the most effective sponsorship package to help you reach your commercial objectives.

 

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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:
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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 


To explore speaking opportunities at the event, please email elsie.chen@argusmedia.com.

Confirmed Speakers

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

Satish Chander in his 30-year career has held various positions with the Indian government. He has been associated with a large number of high-level committees set up by the government in addressing the issues concerning Indian farmers and the fertiliser sector. He is also on the board of the International Plant Nutrition Institute and the Virtual Fertilizer Research Centre in the US.
Shyam Bahadur Khadka, FAO Representative (India), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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

Mr Khadka joined the United Nations in 1993, as Senior Project Management Officier in the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur with responsibilities for the countries in East, South east and South Asian countries. In September 2014, he was appointed Chief of the Asia and Pacific Service in the Investment Centre Division (TCI) in FAO, Rome, Italy. 

H.P. Singh, Chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI)

H.P. Singh
, Chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India (CHAI)

In a career spanning 45 years, Dr Singh has worked in various capacities such as Former Deputy Director General (Horticulture), Indian Council of Agricultural Research; Chairman ,Coconut Development Board, Kochi; Director, National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) Trichy and has been the Chairperson and member secretary of many high powered committees, both in India and abroad.
Raza Soomar, President, RNZ International

Raza Soomar
, President, RNZ International

Raza Soomar has extensive experience in the fertilizer trade. Headquartered in Dubai, RNZ International produces 300,000mt of granular and 36,000mt of water soluble NPK customized grades for Africa, South and South East Asia markets.


Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus FMB

Carl Roache
, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus FMB

Carl Roache is the Asian Fertilizer Editor at Argus Media, based in Singapore and responsible for co-ordinating regional coverage for the global FMB fertilizer reports. Prior to moving to Singapore earlier this year, Carl edited the global FMB Potash and the FMB Fertilizer Europe publications from Argus’ London head office.
Sheetal Sharma, Scientist, Soil Science/Nutrient Management - South Asia, International Rice Research Institute

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

Sheetal Sharma leads IRRI’s research in design, evaluation, and dissemination of soil and nutrient management technologies for the rice-based systems of South Asia. She focuses on integrating soil science knowledge into aspects of land management and rice ecosystems to inform about and influence issues related to soil and land variability and rice-based agricultural production systems.
Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus FMB

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

Gavin Chong joined Argus FMB Singapore in January 2015 and is currently our Fertilizer Business Development VP for Asia. Prior to joining Argus FMB, he has eight years of experience in trading, distribution, and managing NPK production. He was based in Indonesia and Malaysia and focused on servicing the demands of the oil palm industry.
R.K. Tewatia, Additional Director (Agricultural Sciences), The Fertiliser Association of India

R.K. Tewatia
, Additional Director (Agricultural Sciences), The FertiliserAssociation of India

Dr. R.K. Tewatia joined The Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) in 1988. His current responsibilities include editing of FAI monthly journals, coordination with Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), research institutes and other member companies. He also represents FAI in a number of committees including Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group

Kevin Moran
, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group

Kevin Moran was appointed Honorary Chief Technology Officer of Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group in April 2014. He joined Phosyn in 1978 and was its group technical director until 2006. Following its acquisition by Yara, he became director of its Micronutrient Competence Centre. In 2012, he established Kemnovation Ltd, a consultancy firm to advise on Speciality Fertilizers.
Andreas Gransee, Head of Research & Advisory, K+S KALI GmbH

Andreas Gransee,
Head of Innovation Lab Ag Tech and Nutrition, K+S KALI GmbH

Andreas Gransee was the head of the Research & Advisory Fertilizer division of K+S KALI GmbH in Kassel, Germany. In this position he was responsible for the wordwide agricultural research activities of this company. From January 2017 he is the head of the newly founded Innovation Lab in Ag Tech and nutrition of K+S KALI GmbH.

Jasper van der Pijl, Fertigation Agronomist, Yara International ASA

Jasper van der Pijl, Fertigation Agronomist, Yara International ASA

Jasper worked in Tree Nursery van Aalst van Waaij from 2003-2013. He joined Yara International ASA in 2013 as a fertigation agronomist and has since taken on other responsibilities such as business development in Africa, Asia and Latin America regions.

William Cui, International Business Director, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group

William Cui
, International Business Director, Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group

William entered the agriculture sector in 2000 and has prior experience in agricultural machinery and agrochemicals. He is responsible for developing Kingenta’s overseas businesses in WSF,s CRFs, biostimulants and EE fertilizers as well as the promotion of sustainable precision and smart climate agriculture. He has an international MBA in China Agriculture University.
Vaishali Chopra, Senior Analyst in Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank International


Vaishali Chopra
, Senior Analyst in Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank International

Vaishali has over 14 years of experience in research & marketing focused around food, agribusiness, commodities and farm inputs industries. Her work experience covers organisations like United Phosphorus Limited and Excel Crop Care where she has handled several assignments in product development and marketing.
Nicolas White, Marketing Director, Tessenderlo

Nicolas White
, Marketing Director, Tessenderlo

Nicolas began his career with Rhône-Poulenc in herbicide research and several years later moved to the commercial department of Aventis CropScience, where he held a number of positions including communication manager and product manager. Nicolas joined Tessenderlo Group’s Fertilizer team as Sales Manager for Africa and the Middle East in 2002. In 2007 Nicolas moved from sales into marketing and since 2011 has held the position of Marketing Director for SOP Plant Nutrition. 
Alok K. Sikka, India Representative and Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi

Alok K. Sikka
, India Representative and Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi

Alok K. Sikka is with the International Water Management Institute, Delhi Office as IWMI Representative-India since April, 2016. Prior to joining IWMI, he served as Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Technical Expert (Watershed Development), National Rainfed Area Authority (NRAA), Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.
A. K. Srivastava, Principal Scientist, Central Citrus Research Institute, Government of India

A. K. Srivastava
, Principal Scientist, Central Citrus Research Institute, Government of India

Dr. A.K. Srivastava is currently the Principal Scientist (Soil Science) at ICAR-CCRI, Nagpur (Maharashtra).He has immensely contributed to development of nutrient diagnostics, application of geo- spatial tools in mapping nutrient constraints, decision support for soil test-based fertilizer recommendation, rationale of fertilizer use through site specific nutrient management and microbial consortium-induced improvements in soil health indices. 
Andrew Green, Director, Zinc Nutrient Initiative, International Zinc Association

Andrew Green
, Director, Zinc Nutrient Initiative, International Zinc Association

Dr. Andrew Green is the Director of Environment, Health and Sustainability as well as Director of the Zinc Nutrient Initiative (ZNI) for the International Zinc Association (IZA), a non-profit organization representing the global zinc industry. In these two positions, he oversees environment, health and sustainability activities, as well as the ZNI activities focusing on addressing food nutrition security issues through the increased use of zinc in agriculture.




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