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Argus East Europe Fertilizer 2018


*This agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday 6 June

08.30 - 18.00

Registration and Exhibition Opens

Meeting spaces have been created throughout the venue for you to hold your business meetings. Join us in the exhibition area for more seating! 
09.00 - 16.00 

NEW! Fertilizer Fast Track – separately bookable

A guide to global fertilizer production, trade and demand dynamics. Offering a broad understanding of the fertilizer market fundamentals and an overview of the main themes effecting the market today.

Led by: Matt Neave, Manager – Consulting, Argus

- The Role of Fertilizers in Agriculture
- Insights into the Nitrogen Markets
- A Focus on Phosphate Markets
- Developments in the Potash Markets
- A Snapshot of the Sulphur Markets
- NPKS, Specialty and Value Added Fertilizers

The seminar will conclude with an “Ask the Experts” panel. This is your opportunity to drill down into further detail on areas directly linked to your specific role.

Who is it for?
• Newcomers to fertilizers from other agribusiness sectors, other commodities or industries
• Seasoned practitioners keen to refresh their knowledge of fertilizer markets and trade
• Fertilizer professionals with a new or expanding job remit involving new markets or products

Please contact us for more information here. 
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!
18.30 - 20.30 Cocktail Party 

Thursday 7 June


Registration and Exhibition Opens


Market Opportunities in the East European Fertilizer Sector  


Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks 

09.30  Regional Market Update for N, P and K Fertilizer Products
- Consumption in East Europe
- Supply and demand trends
- Regional developments in Russia and Ukraine
- Market changes and expectations for the future

Daniel Florea, Head of Market Intelligence, Borealis L.A.T, Austria 
10.00 The Importance of Good Agricultural Practices in East Europe
- Implementing good practices for long-term development
- Working with fertilizer producers to achieve innovative agriculture
- Consumption outlook for Europe

Frank Witt, Director of Arable Business, AGROTIME, Bulgaria
10.30 Circular Economy Legislation and Harmonisation Update for the Fertilizer Sector in East Europe
- The movement towards organic and waste-based fertilizers in the EU
- What will happen to fertilizer production in Europe?
- How will access to innovative fertilizers change?

Kees Langeveld, Vice President Business Development, ICL Fertilizers, Netherlands
Coffee Break
11.30 How Mineral Fertilizers Can Help to Meet Environmental Challenges
- Impacts of new and existing legislation
- New products trends and innovation
- Outlook of the mineral fertilisers consumption in Europe

Elisabeth Bömcke, Agriculture Policy Advisor, Fertilizers Europe, Belgium
 12.00 Fertilizer Additives: Performance Criteria for the Next Generation of Formulated Products
- Novel additives for enhancing key properties of fertilizer formulations
- Plant surface spreading, soil penetration and migration to the root zone
- The importance of additive selection on formulation compatibility

Luis Madrigal, Technical Manager, Dow, Switzerland
 12.30 - 14.00  Lunch 

The Production and Import Balance in Eastern Europe 

14.00 Market Drivers for the Hungarian Fertilizer Sector
- New capacity
- Meeting domestic demand
- New trends and solutions

Erika Várszegi, Commercial Director, Eurochem Agro Hungary
14.30  Evolution of the Fertilizer Sector in Former Yugoslavia and Expectations for the Future
- Regional production capacities
- Assessment of consumption
- Regional developments and market outlook

Milorad Perčić, Manager of Department for Nitrogen Fertilizers and Raw Materials Procurement, Elixir Group, Serbia 
15.00  Coffee break 
15.30 Fertilizer Requirements in Romania
- Import expectations for 2018
- Investments in agriculture
- Regional outlook for Romania

Iulia Cristea, Development Manager, CLC Bio Innovation, Romania
16.00 Growth Prospects in Poland
- Opportunities for development in the region
- Production trends and expanding export markets
- New production outlook

Adrian Chyła, Director - Business Unit Fertilizers, PROCAM Polska, Poland
16.00 - 17.00 Roundtable Discussions - Exploring the Market Opportunities for Value Added Fertilizers in East Europe

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!

Table 1 Developing Value Added Fertilizer Use in East Europe
Mahmmud Ahmed, Founder, ANFISCO FACTORY OÜ, Estonia

Table 2 Transferring N,P and K Products to Specialty Fertilizer: Best practices and increasing industry knowledge

Table 3 The Movement Towards Organic and Waste-Based Fertilizers in the EU
Edmundas Akstinas, Commercial Director, EcoPlant - ORIJ GROUP, Lithuania

Table 4 Increasing Fertilizer use Efficiency in the Region with Enhanced Efficiency Products
Eric van Kaathoven, Director, Ekompany

Table 5 Growth Prospects for Biostimulants in East Europe

17.00 End of day one 
18.30 - 20.30  Cocktail Party 


 Friday 8 June


Registration and Exhibition Opens - Coffee served throughout the morning
09.30 - 10.30

Breakfast Briefing 

  Join us for breakfast, and participate in the hour-long discussion that explores threats and opportunities for transporting fertilizer products in East Europe.

Speak directly to logistics providers, distributors and producers and ask your pressing questions.

Maintaining Successful Logistics Processes for Transporting Fertilizers In and Across East Europe
• Threats and opportunities for the Danube waterway
• Overcoming restrictions to access ports and facilities
• Actions to improve transport systems
• Plans for infrastructure developments
• Regional projects

Boris Sviderskii, Manager Business Development, Imperial Logistics International, Netherlands
Herfried Leitner, Managing Director, TTS (Transport Trade Services), Austria
Karolis Kuzmarskis, Commercial Director, Klaipeda Stevedoring Company BEGA
10.30 - 11.00  Coffee Break 
11.00 - 12.00 Roundtable Discussions

Table 1 Fertilizer Market Developments in Turkey
Emel Coskun, Export Manager, Ekmekciogullari Group, Turkey

Table 2 Sulphur Production and Export Routes from East Europe
Raimondas Imbrasas, President, EASPPA - European Ammonium Sulphate Producers and Processors Association

Table 3 Impacts of Cadmium Limit Restrictions to Phosphate Production
Bede Heren, Editor – Fertilizers Europe, Argus, UK  

Table 4 Production and Consumption Capacities in the Ukraine
Maksym Vysotskyi, Procurement Department, PJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct, Ukraine

Table 5 The Demand for Urea in East Europe

 12.00 - 12.30 Argus Analyst's Closing Remarks 

A summary of key findings from the conference and an assessment of market feedback. 
12.30 - 14.00  Lunch 
 End of conference 

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