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Argus FMB East Europe Fertilizer conference

Get the contacts and insights you need to grow in this expanding market


The 15th annual Argus FMB East Europe Fertilizer 2017 conference will be held on 21-23 June in Budapest, Hungary. The annual conference attracts 300+ delegates from 45 countries across 196 companies. 

If you want to expand your business in this region, the East Europe Fertilizer conference is your opportunity to meet the market - from leading producers to major buyers and distributors, traders and all categories of essential service providers. Key decision makers from trading firms, producers, distributors, logistics, bagging and equipment service providers will congregate for the region’s largest fertilizer conference in June. 

Join over 300 delegates - register here.

Hear from experts across the fertilizer supply chain including:

  • Koen Mondelaers, Socio-Economic Analyst, DG Agriculture – European Commission
  • Dr. Csongor Kiss, Head of Fertilizer Consultancy and Experiments, Nitrogénművek Zrt.
  • Hakan Göral, General Manager, Toros Agri
  • Grazyna Smolenska, Managing Director, Caldena
  • Cristian Dinu, Category Manager - Fertilizers, Agricover
  • Manfred Seitz, General Secretary,  Pro Danube International

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4 Reasons to attend the East Europe's biggest fertilizer conference:

  1. Meet with leading global producers, but also get to know smaller suppliers and traders
  2. Senior decision makers from over 45 countries congregate in one location
  3. Lunches and cocktail parties provide invaluable opportunities for delegates to meet socially
  4. Visit the exhibition area offering the latest technological advances in the industry

Networking Photo at FMB East Europe Fertilizer    Roundtables at FMB East Europe   

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Countries Attended 2014

Companies that have registered to attend include: 

Nitrogenmuvek, Sirius Minerals, Borealis L.A.T, Evergrow, EuroChem, Yara, Achema, Mitsubishi Corporation, Grodno Azot, ICL Europe, Agricola Bulgaria, Marchi Industriale, CFND Logistics, Agrokoncernas, SoilCares, Agrochema, DG Agriculture – European Commission, Agropolychim, Doschem, Duslo, Etimine, ANWIL, Fosfan, K+S Kali, Keytrade, Nitron Group, Sinomagchem Chemical, Kazphosphate, PhosAgro, Dragon Asia Fertiliser Pirexim, Aon Commodity Trade Insurance Brokers, Cemagro Oy, Sembodja Bulgaria, Koch Fertilizer Trading, SQM Europe, Tessenderlo Chemie, Ekochema, Toros Agri, Caldena, Agricover, Pro Danube International, Belarusian Potash Company, Ameropa, Ostchem, Uralchem, Grupa Azoty plus many more… 

View the full list of delegates here

 

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For more information on the Argus FMB East Europe Fertilizer conference please contact us using the details below:

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Agenda

 Wednesday 21 June  
09.00 - 17.00  Registration and Exhibition Opens
17.00 - 18.00

Round Table Discussions 

Hear and share experiences from across the fertilizer supply chain with during focussed discussions on a topic most important to you. A great way to generate new ideas and meet potential new clients, partners or suppliers.

    • Improving agricultural production with a multi-fertilization approach - Robert Meakin, Research and Development Director, Sirius Minerals
    • Will NPK consumption continue to rise? How are producers responding? - Mounir Halim, Business Development, Fertilizer, Argus
    • What are the benefits of incorporating micronutrients for optimizing crop yields? - Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta
    • What logistical challenges are posed by the Danube? - Manfred Seitz, General Secretary,  Pro Danube International
    • Optimising your fertilizer strategy by adopting a technology-led approach - Robbert Ausems, International Sales Manager, SoilCares
    • Exploring local trends in the Hungarian fertilizer market
    • Will developments in the global phosphates market have a regional impact?

18.30 - 20.30

Opening Drinks Reception


 
Thursday 22 June  
 8.30 Registration and Exhibition Opens

Global Market Trends and Impact on Trade Flows in East Europe

9.20

Chair's Opening Remarks

9.30

Regional Fertilizer Developments and Changes in Trade Flows

  • Developments in Russian production and export volumes
  • Regional nitrogen capacity expansion
  • Update on Black Sea trade flows

Bede Heren, Editor, Fertilizer Europe, Argus

 10.00 Agricultural Production Trends in East Europe
  • How are crop production trends evolving?
  • Outlook towards 2026 and insights into recent trade studies
  • Ongoing policy developments
Koen Mondelaers, Socio-Economic Analyst, DG Agriculture and Rural Development - ‎European Commission
 10.30

Prospects for the Fertilizer Market in Hungary

  • Fertilizer production and consumption trends
  • Production and current application of major nutrients
  • Meeting domestic demand versus export volumes

Dr. Csongor Kiss, Head of Fertilizer Consultancy and Experiments, Nitrogénművek Zrt.
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30

International and Regional Perspectives on the NPK Market

  • Global overview of production and trade flows
  • Regional trends and consumption in key markets
Matt Neave, Manager Consulting Services, Argus
12.00

Developments in the Turkish Market and Impact in the Region

  • Update on trade flows
  • New regulations on CAN
  • Impact on AN on local consumption and export market
Hakan Göral, General Manager, Toros Agri 
 12.30  Outlook for Fertilizer Consumption and Distribution in Poland
  • Current agricultural outputs and fertilizer demand
  • Meeting demand with domestic a robust distribution network
  • Market structure and means of transportation        
Grazyna Smolenska, Managing Director, Caldena
13.00 Lunch
14.00

Growth Potential in the Romanian Market – Challenges and Opportunities

  • Characteristics, market structure of agriculture in Romania
  • Assessing fertilizer requirements and application trends
  • Distribution of N, P and K and complex fertilizers
Cristian Dinu, Category Manager - Fertilizers, Agricover
14.30

Current Situation and Future Expectations for Fertilizer Market in Bulgaria

  • Crop distribution and fertilization rates
  • Locally produced fertilizers versus imports
  • Increased focus on balanced fertilization
15.00  Break
15.30

Panel: Farmer Perspectives on Fertilizer Developments: Addressing Commercial and Practical Needs

  • Access to financing - who is financing the farmers?
  • Agronomic know-how: how is this being communicated and implemented?
  • Developments in balanced fertilization to maximise yields

Panellists:
Alo Alt, Purchase Manager, Farmers Cooperative KEVILI
Max Schulman, Chairman, Copa-Cogeca Cereals Working Party

 16.00

Infrastructure and Policy Update on the Danube and Issues Impacting on Fertilizer Logistics 

  • Addressing constraints hampering on time fertilizer delivery
  • Port of Constanta and its role as a regional transportation hub
  • Plans for investment in infrastructure – including the Danube and extensive waterways across East Europe
Manfred Seitz, General Secretary,  Pro Danube International
 16.30 

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Transportation Network in East Europe

  • The challenges in the transportation network in the region for distribution of fertilizers 
  • Specific logistical issues relating to the Danube and inland waterways 
  • To what extent can the existing infrastructure support increased demand?

Bojan Laskovic, Chartering Manager, CFND Logistics

 17.00  Chairperson's Closing Remarks
Friday 23 June  
8.30 Registration and Exhibition Opens
9.50

Chair's Opening Remarks
Matt Neave,
Manager Consulting Services, Argus

10.00  Regional Supply and Demand Trends – Steady Market or Opportunities Ahead?
  • Assessing the volumes of imports vs domestic production
  • Distribution to end users – assessing ports and inland transportation
  • NPK consumption developments in the region
Maria Bezzubova, Director for Marketing, Strategic Analysis and Planning, OSTCHEM
10.30
Foliar SOP for Yield and Quality Improvement in Field Crops
  • Foliar SOP compliments soil fertilization
  • Improves both yield and quality
  • Cost-effective for growers
Nicolas White, Marketing Director, Tessenderlo
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30

The Benefits of Urea Plus Elemental Sulphur Fertilizer

  • Why an energy company developed the technology?
  • Technical challenges during the development process
  • agronomic benefits and commercial opportunities that the product offers
Martin Lloyd, EU and Africa Region Sulphur Business Manager, Shell
12.00

Micronutrient Global Trends and Regional Applications

  • Global update on the micronutrients supply and demand landscape
  • Addressing crop specific requirements and benefits of incorporating micronutrients
  • Leveraging agronomic expertise to maximise crop yield and achieve cost-efficiencies in East Europe

Kevin Moran, Chief Technology Officer, Kingenta

 12.30

Secondary and Trace Elements and their Influence on Plant Vitality and Health

  • Assessing the agronomic and commercial benefits
  • Examining current application of secondary and trace elements in East Europe
  • Communicating the advantages to end users

Rene Verdaasdonk, Managing Director, Lebosol  
13.00 Chairperson's closing remarks
Matt NeaveManager Consulting Services, Argus
13.10  End of conference


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For more information on the conference agenda or if you are interested in speaking at the Argus FMB East Europe Fertilizer 2017 conference, please contact Melissa Wong on the details below:

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Outlook for Fertilizer Consumption and Distribution in Poland

  • Current agricultural outputs and fertilizer demand
  • Meeting demand with domestic distribution
  • Market structure and means of transportation                                    
Grazyna Smolenska, Managing Director, Caldena

Outlook for Fertilizer Consumption and Distribution in Poland

  • Current agricultural outputs and fertilizer demand
  • Meeting demand with domestic distribution
  • Market structure and means of transportation                                    
Grazyna Smolenska, Managing Director, Caldena


Registration

Register online here and join 300+ delegates at East Europe's biggest fertilizer networking event. 

Standard Conference Rates*

 Standard Conference Rate                                            €1375

Under 35s Rate
We are offering a special rate for people under 35 years old. To qualify please include your passport when registering or send it to us here. Please note this rate cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.
Under 35 Conference Rate €995

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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 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount. Register online here.

*Registration fee includes:

  • Access to speaker presentations and papers
  • Lunches on Thursday and Friday
  • Two fantastic cocktail parties on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Access to the exhibition area
  • The opportunity to meet with hundreds of industry representatives in one relaxed setting
  • Full delegate list with contact details
  • Access to the networking app

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

For more information on registering or group bookings for the Argus FMB East Europe Fertilizer 2017 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 FMB East Europe Fertilizer 2017 is to provide participants with a high-level update on East European issues in the context of our global fertilizer industry. 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.

Conference Rates*

 Early Bird Discount Rate - Expires 9 December US $1350
 Standard Conference Rate US $1550
Under 35s Rate


Host Sponsor 

Nitrogenmuvek

Gold Sponsor

Sirius Minerals


Silver Sponsors

Borealis

LAT Borealis

Evergrow

Supporting Partners 

Fertilizer Europe

ANFFEE

"My aim to be here has been to make many contacts from the fertilizer industry. It has definitely been a good opportunity to find all the right contacts at the same time for me and my company. I will attend again." Bekir Erbekar, Marketing Manager, Cesur Packaging, Turkey

"This is a great conference." 
- Aleksandr Eliseev, Marketing, K-Potash Service

"This is the first time we’ve been at the FMB East Europe conference. Our stand is in a good location which has enabled us to have a good platform to meet Eastern European contacts. Much easier to be here and than travel around Europe." 
Ajay Sharma, Manager – Exports, Neelam Aqua & Speciality Chem, India

"The conference is  a good base for producers/ traders. It offers a great platform for machinery suppliers to meet a broad range of people. The round tables were very interesting, people share knowledge a lot more freely and it provided good market insight. I will attend the round tables again."
-  Marc Doerffer, Project Manager, Maschinenfabrik Köppern, Germany