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Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe 2018 | 12-14 February | Madrid

Developing enhanced efficiency and speciality fertilizers to maximise crop yields and business growth 

The first Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe will take place on 12-14 February in Madrid, Spain.

The added value fertilizers market is growing rapidly in Europe - the new conference is dedicated to specific crops, products and people in the European market and will offer a balance of technical and scientific content alongside access to commercial and business opportunities in this region. 

Save €200 with the early bird discount - register here before 24 November to qualify!

At the conference you will meet attendees from across the fertilizer supply chain who are involved with enhanced efficiency fertilizers, specialties, water solubles, inhibitors, slow and controlled release micronutrients, foliar fertilizers and biostimulants.

What you will get at Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe:  
  • An event focused specifically on European crops, soils and the structure of the supply chain in this region
  • Access to an excellent network of European distributors who are looking to handle the latest products 
  • Find new sales opportunities and increase your market share 
  • Hear forecasts for the European market, including product trends and developments 
  • Plenty of networking opportunities for you to develop your distribution line 

You can now view the 2018 brochure for further information about the conference.

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 We will be working with the following industry experts to develop the conference programme. Their knowledge spans across the fertilizer supply chain and will be a great attribute for the new event. 

2018 Advisory Board: 

Jose Nolasco
Marketing and R&D Director
Tradecorp
Calum Findlay
UK Fertiliser Manager
Gleadell
Kevin Moran
Chief Technology Officer
Kingenta
Gonzaga Ruiz de Gauna Gutiérrez
Manager - Technological Platform for Plant Biotechnology
Biovegen
Adrian Stubbs
Principal, Potash & Fertilizers
Argus
Dave Pinxteren
Development & Application Manager Horticulture
Prayon

The new conference follows the success of Argus Added Value Fertilizers USA 2017 which took place in Miami earlier this year, see further details here.

2017 Argus Added Value Fertilizer USA sponsors included:
 Koch Agronomic Services



 KS Kali



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ICL specialty fertilizers

 Eco Agro


Register now and save €200 with the early bird discount - secure your discount before 24
November!


For more information about Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe, please contact us using the details below:

phone icon +44 (0) 20 7780 4340 
email icon  fertconferences@argusmedia.com


About Argus:

Argus’s knowledge of all aspects of the fertilizer market stretches across our conference, editorial and consulting teams. Our Europe Fertilizer conference has for 30 years been the number one meeting place for the region’s commodity fertilizer trade – and this new conference will attract the relevant producers and distributors in our existing network, as well as specialist companies driving new product developments in added value fertilizers.



Agenda

*This agenda is subject to change.

Monday 12 February

14.00

Registration and Coffee

Exhibition Stands Open

16.00 - 16.30

Speed Networking 

Your chance to get to know the other delegates during this 30-minute session. Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared for 2 minute conversations before the bell rings and you meet someone new. You will have plenty of time during the rest of the conference to follow up with valuable new contacts. All delegates welcome!

17.00 
Roundtable Discussions

Your chance to talk through shared problems and exchange knowledge with colleagues working in the same field. Choose the topic which is most important for you and join in the moderated discussion. A great way to generate new ideas and meet potential suppliers, customers and partners!
18.00 - 20.00
Cocktail Reception

You can enjoy a relaxing evening before the conference kicks off. Catch up with contacts or start doing business straight away!

 

Tuesday 13 February

08.30

Registration and Exhibition Opens

 

Plenary Session: Market Drivers and New Market Opportunities

08.50

Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks

Adrian Stubbs, Principal, Potash & Fertilizers, Argus

 09.00
 The European Added Value and Specialty Fertilizers Market
- Defining product categories
- Market development and drivers
- Industry opportunities

Adrian Stubbs, Principal, Potash & Fertilizers, Argus
09.30 Panel Discussion – Experiences and Opportunities in Distributing Added Value Products
- Strategies for expansion
- Estimating ROI
- Access to new products in Europe
- Market challenges

Yohan Merieau, Operations Manager – Fertilizers and Agriculture, Invivo
Natalia Iglesias Aguilera, CEO, Via FertysemDF Grupo

10.10 Growth Prospects for Water Soluble Fertilizers for Fruit and Vegetable Crops
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Opportunities in Europe
- Product preferences
- Water-soluble fertilizer product advances

Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta

10.40 - 11.10
Coffee Break
11.10 The Market for Enhanced Efficiency Products for Arable Crops
- European market scope
- Nutritional input
- Regional productivity
11.40
The Grower’s Perspective: Drivers and Obstacles for Adopting New Products
- Reducing operational costs
- Implementation challenges

Ricardo Serra, Vice President – ASAJA l Member of the European Social and Economic Committee, ASAJA Spanish Farmers Association

12.10
Managing the Environmental Impacts of Fertilizers
- Assessing environmental impacts
- Improving nitrogen use efficiency and adjusting application methods
- Reducing losses and eliminating carbon footprint

Eric van Kaathoven,
Director, Ekompany

12.40 - 14.00
Lunch

Adding Value to Primary Nutrients

Improving Nutrient Efficiency for Increased Plant Vigour and Long-Term Crop Health

14.00 Enhancing N P and K Uptakes with Different Product Categories
- Enhancing efficiency and maximizing inputs
- Implementing new innovations
- Growth success factors

Kent Lambden, Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategy, Actagro

Impacts of High-Efficiency Foliar Nitrogen on Wheat Crops
- N application
- Crop trials
- Crop yield and quality outcomes

Wilson Boardman,
Managing Director, Micromix Plant Health

14.30
Nitrification and Urease Inhibitors for Minimising Nitrogen Losses
- Stabilised nitrogen for nutrient loss prevention
- Split application between inhibitors and slow release products
- Growth in nitrogen efficiency
- Outlook for 2020 regulation and impacts to the European supply chain 

Overcoming Abiotic Stress Impacts on Crop Yield and Quality with High Performance Biostimulant Products
- The need for research to improve nutrient uptake
- Abiotic stress and its effect on plant physiology, yield and quality
- Strategies for improving plant tolerance against abiotic stress alleviating yield and quality losses

José Nolasco Bethencourt, Marketing and R&D Director, Tradecorp

15.00 - 15.30
 Coffee Break
15.30
Water Soluble Phosphate Market Opportunities
- Market size
- Phosphate market challenges
- Latest innovations in water soluble fertilizers - Outlook for 2018

Raphaël De Rijcke, Sales Director, Prayon
Adding Value to Specialty Fertilizers and Improving Efficacy with Controlled Release and Biofertilizers
- Adding controlled release fertilizers
- Incorporating biologicals
- Methods for increasing value

Eran Barak, Independent Consultant and former Director Product Development & Technology, ICL Specialty Fertilizer
16.00 The European Market for Enhanced Potash Products
- Long term growth opportunities
- Market drivers
New Opportunities for Increasing Nutrient Use Efficiency in Plants
- Components of nutrient use efficiency and related plant traits
- Plant biostimulants and new fertilizers additives for improving NUE
- Advances in the EU regulation on EC fertilising products supporting innovation for enhanced NUE

Patrick du Jardin, Professor and Head of Laboratory, Gembloux Agro-Bio T9ech, Université de Liège
18.30 - 20.30

Cocktail Party

 

 Wednesday 14 February 

08.30

Registration and Exhibition Opens

Opportunities to Add Value to Conventional N,P, and K Fertilizers

09.00  Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
9.10
Opportunities to Add Value with Calcium, Magnesium and Sulphur
- Assessing the contributions of widespread neglected plant macro nutrients
- Achieving the correct balance
- Growth prospects

Rolf Härdter, Head of Global Agronomic Services, K+S KALI

 9.40
Thiosulphates as High Performance Liquid Fertilizers
- Active thiosulphate sulphur for enhanced plant nutrition
- Effective and economical way to reduce nitrogen loss
- Application and benefits for crops

Nicolas White, Portfolio & Knowledge Director, Tessenderlo Kerley International

10.10
 The Need for Manganese in Agriculture
- Secondary nutrient consumption
- Regional deficiencies
- Outlook for demand

Jim Crane, Agro Sales & Product Manager, PRINCE ERACHEM

10.40 - 11.10
Coffee Break
   

Adding Value to Conventional Fertilizers with Micronutrients, Biostimulants and Biofertilizers

11.10
Analysis of Chelated Micronutrient Use and Consumption in Europe
- Chelated products for improved application
- Growth drivers
- Crop responses to micronutrients

Hubert Kardasz, President, INTERMAG

11.40
Incorporating New Technology for Increasing Micronutrient Use Efficiency with Copper
- Introducing polyphenols to micronutrients
- Increasing absorption efficiency
- Measuring commercial yield

François Ryckeboer, Area Manager EMEA Fertilizers, SCL Italia – Larderello Group

12.10
Solutions for Applying Boron by Foliar Applications
- Soluble products in powder and micro-granular form
- Liquid formulations produced with mono-ethanolamine
- Liquid suspension free of solvents (water based)
- Mixtures of boron with other nutrients

Jordi Bru, Director, Global Market Development – Agriculture, Rio Tinto Borates
12.40 - 14.00
Lunch
14.00
Biostimulants: The Importance of Humic and Fulvic Acids
- Securing a good source of biostimulants
- Bringing innovative biostimulants to the market
- Outlook for biostimulant products

Rafael De Tomas, International Manager, AGRITECNO FERTILIZANTES

14.30
Impacts of Regulatory Uncertainty and Barriers for Development within the Biostimulants Sector
- EU regulatory overview
- The process for defining biostimulant products
- The need for harmonization of legislation on biostimulants
- Creating opportunities for a greater level of innovation

Paul Mullins, Vice President, European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC)

15.00
 End of conference



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Registration

Save €200 with the early bird discount - register before 24 November to qualify. Register here.

Registrations Fees

Early bird discount rate - expires 24 November €995 + 21% VAT
Standard conference rate €1195 + 21% VAT

Please note that only companies registered in Spain for VAT are exempt from paying the VAT amount. Most companies will be able to claim the VAT back on paid invoices - please contact your local tax authority to find out more.

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Group Booking Discount:

3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th delegate - 15% discount. To qualify, all registrations must be made at the same time. 

*Registration fee includes:

  • Access to speaker presentations and papers
  • Lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Cocktail parties on Monday and Tuesday
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • The opportunity to meet with hundreds of industry representatives in one relaxed setting
  • Access to the networking app
  • Copy of the magazine Fertilizer Focus

*Please note that travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee. 

For more information on registering or group bookings for the Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe conference, please contact us on:

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Terms and Conditions

View the conference booking terms and conditions here.


Antitrust Compliance Reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe 2018 is to provide participants with a high-level update on product developments in specialty and enhanced efficiency fertilizer. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.



Networking 

Over 160 delegates from 91 companies attended the 2017 conference in Miami, Florida. Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe is aimed at anyone who wants to assess the commercial and agronomic benefits of specialty and enhanced efficiency fertilizers, in order to drive business strategy, R&D investment and sales processes.  

Who Should Attend?

The agenda content is designed for:

  • Commodity fertilizer producers
  • Dealers / blenders
  • Distributors
  • Specialty fertilizer producers
  • Micronutrients producers
  • Stabilizer manufacturers
  • Biostimulants developers   
  • Production technology manufacturers

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Networking Opportunities

At this conference you will be able to meet executives from all parts of the supply chain, from a range of job roles, making this an unrivalled opportunity to network with potential partners, customers and suppliers. In addition to the time during breaks and over lunches, there are a number of features which will enable you to maximise the number of useful interactions you have:

Mobile conference app
 – this will go live 3 weeks before the conference and will give you access to a searchable list of attendees whom you can message to arrange meetings. Build your profile to let other delegates know about your business and create your personalised event schedule. 

2 great cocktail parties – there is no better place to build business relationships than in the informal atmosphere of a cocktail party – and a view of the ocean does not hurt either. 

Roundtable discussions – a chance to talk through shared problems and exchange knowledge with colleagues working in the same field. Choose the topic which is most important for you and join in the moderated discussion. A great way to generate new ideas and meet potential suppliers, customers and partners!

Quotation marks

"This conference has been a wonderful place for us to network and learn more about the industry and the challenges and opportunities in the specialty fertilizer market. I found the round table discussions really insightful. Very well done." - 

Jeremy Cowan, Senior Business Development, F4F


A sample of the attendees from a previous specialty conference Include:

  • Agricultural Retailers Association
  • Agritech
  • Agrium
  • Agrology SA
  • Anuvia Plant Nutrients
  • Applied Chemical Technology
  • Arclin Performance Products
  • Arizona Chemical / Kraton 
  • ArrMaz
  • Big Bend Agri-Services
  • BioConsortia
  • Brandt Consolidated
  • Cameron Micronutrients and Advanced Micronutrient Products
  • Canadian Humalite International 
  • Chemical Dynamics
  • CIA Acepalma SA
  • Cisbra Química do Brasil 
  • Compass Minerals
  • CRF Tech
  • Diamond R. Fertilizer
  • Dustech 
  • Eco Agro
  • EuroChem Agro 
  • Experse Surfactant Technologies
  • F4F
  • Feeco International
  • Fer-land Agriculture Technology Corporation
  • Fertagro Trading USA
  • Fertiberia
  • Fertilizantes Santo Domingo
  • Fertinagro
  • Fertitechnologies
  • Florikan
  • Garsoni Vietnam 
  • Harrell's
  • Harsco Metals and Minerals
  • Highfield Resources
  • Huma Gro
  • ICL Specialty Fertilizers
  • IFDC
  • Independent Consultant
  • International Zinc Association
  • Intrepid
  • JR Simplot Company
  • K+S North America
  • KeyBank - Food and Agribusiness
  • Koch Agronomic Services
  • Lebanon Seaboard
  • LignoTech USA.
  • LLC Agritech
  • Mar Vista Resources
  • Meherrin Ag & Chemical 
  • Milliken Chemical
  • Nachurs Alpine Solutions
  • Nevada Chemicals 
  • Newport-Fersan (Jamaica)
  • Nutrient Agri Products
  • OCP Group
  • Old Bridge Chemicals
  • Overseas Trading Company- OTC
  • Oxiteno
  • Prosser Fertilizer & Agrotec
  • PT Petrokimia Gresik
  • Quality Borate 
  • Sackett-Waconia
  • Sigma AgriScience
  • Solvay
  • Sulphur Mills 
  • Sulvaris
  • Tavarua International/Advanced Potash
  • Tetrad Corporation
  • The Fertilizer Institute
  • Timac Agro USA
  • Tradecorp México
  • TradeMark Nitrogen
  • Tri-County Fertilizer
  • Ube Corporation Europe S..A. Unipersonal
  • USA Borax
  • USA Garsoni Agricare
  • Van Iperen International
  • Vis Consulting
  • Viterra y Asociados
  • Wedgworth
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • Yara
  • Yargus Manufacturing
  • Yingkou Magnesite Chemical


Delegate Comments from the Added Value Fertilizers USA

"This conference has been a wonderful place for us to network and learn more about the industry and the challenges and opportunities in the fertilizer market. I found the round table discussions really insightful. Very well done." Jeremy Cowan, Senior Business Development, F4F

"The conference has been extremely productive for ACT from a standpoint of meeting new clients and networking with current clients. The conference has greatly exceeded our expectations. Look forward to next year." Alan Nix, Director of Marketing, Applied Chemical Technology

"Good blend of talks on relevant subject matter. Argus does a great job of creating a great environment for networking." Mark Manning, Director Market Development, US Borax/ Rio Tino Borates



For more information on the Argus Added Value Fertilizers Europe conference please contact us using the details below:

phone icon +44 (0) 20 7780 4340
email icon fertconferences@argusmedia.com



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