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Argus Asia Fertilizer 2018 | 11-13 April |Beijing


*This agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday 11 April


Registration and Coffee

Exhibition Stands Open

Pre-arrange your meetings and start doing business straight away

09.00 - 17.30 

Argus Added Value Fertilizers Asia 2018 – separately bookable

A seperately bookable new one-day conference focused on the specialties and enhanced efficiency fertilizers which can add the most value to Asian crops and Asian companies.

16.00 - 17.00   Roundtable Discussions with the Argus Editors

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 Phosphate Market Outlook
Mike Nash, Editor - Argus Phosphates

• Table 2 Nitrogen Market Outlook
Steve Mitchell, Editor - Argus Nitrogen

• Table 3 Outlook for Asia
Carl Roache, Editor - Argus Asia

Table 4 NPKs Outlook
Gavin Chong, VP Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus

• Table 5 Argus Fertilizers in the Future - let us know what you would like to see in the Argus reports
Lauren Williamson, SVP Fertilizers, Argus
17.30 - 19.30 
Cocktail Reception 

You can enjoy a relaxing evening catching up with customers or making new contacts


Thursday 12 April


Registration and Exhibition Opens


Plenary Session: Market Update and Growth Opportunities


Chairperson’s Welcome Remarks and Argus Strategy Update 

Xie Fang, Senior Analyst, Argus
Lauren Williamson, Senior Vice President - Fertilizers, Argus 

9.40  Opening Remarks: Fertilizer Industry Developments in China

Wang Liqing, Secretary General, China Nitrogen Fertilizer Industry Association
Li Guang, Secretary General, China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association
Chen Guofu, Secretary General – Potash Branch, China Inorganic Salt Industry Association

10.10  Meeting Environmental Controls in China and Possible Impacts to Fertilizer Production
- Policy update
- Will emissions controls reduce exports out of China?
- Strategies for environmentally friendly operations

Baoquan Li, Sales Director, LUXI Group
10.40 Agricultural Outlook for China
- Crop production update
- Fertilizer nutrient consumption and application requirements
- Food supply challenges and maintaining food security

Thirach Rungruangkanokkul, Executive Director, AFMA (Agricultural and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific)
Coffee Break
11.40 Coal Market Price Impacts on Urea Outputs
- How coal prices will impact urea imports to China
- Natural gas accessibility
- Coal vs gas production outlook for 2018

William Wang, Senior China Analyst - Coal, Argus
12.10  Outlook for the Chinese Urea Market
- How will oversupply impact the supply and demand balance in China
- Is there a movement towards multi-nutrient fertilizers?
- What to expect from Chinese production in 2018

Yanyu Xu,
Vice President, Jiangsu Linggu
12.40 - 14.00 
  Chair’s Opening Remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice President Business Development – Asia, Argus  
14.00  NPK Fertilizer Market Developments
- Factors impacting NPK costs
- Export tax policy developments
- New production outlook

Xu Qinzheng, Vice President, Stanley
14.30   Domestic Potash Production
- SOP production capacity
- Where is this going?
- Impacts of new supply

Zhang Lin, Marketing Director, Luobupo
14.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break 
15.30 Phosphate Market Developments
- International and domestic market outlook
- Impacts of new supply
- Regional developments and S+D trends

Wang Ying, Head of Info Dept, China Phosphate Fertilizer Industry Association
16.00  Sulphur Market Developments and Impacts to Phosphate Production in China
Target markets
- Changes to global supply dynamics
- Outlook for 2018

Claira Lloyd, Editor – Argus Sulphur, Argus
16.30  End of day one 
17.30 - 19.30  Cocktail Party 


 Friday 13 April


Registration and Exhibition Opens

The Indian Fertilizer Market

09.20 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Carl Roache,
Editor - Asia Fertilizers, Argus
09.30 India Market Outlook for 2018
- Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) update and market impact outlook
- Market challenges
- Outlook for 2018

Satish Chander, Director General, FAI - The Fertiliser Association of India
10.00  Increasing the Use of Value Added Fertilizers in India
- Water soluble fertilizer developments
- Micronutrient adoption
- Application trends

Narayanan Vellayan, Associate VP - Specialty Nutrients Business, Coromandel International Limited
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break 

 Exploring South East Asia 

Key Factors Driving the Fertilizer Market in Thailand
- Market drivers impacting fertilizer import decisions
- Fertilizer consumption limitations
- Market opportunities
11.30 Factors Impacting Fertilizer Development in Malaysia and Indonesia
- Regulatory clarity and restraints
- Strategy for standardising fertilizer products
- Outlook for success

Patrick Loo Chong Poh, Senior Independent Consultant in Agrochemicals, Fertilizers and Agronomy of Tropical Crops

Fertilizer Requirements for Palm Oil in Malaysia
- Agricultural production trends
- Palm oil production
- Local fertilizer usage

Suhaidi Hamzah, Chief Executive Officer, Felda Agricultural Services
Romzi Ishak, General Manager - Agronomic Advisory, Felda Agricultural Services
12.30 - 14.00 
 End of conference 

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Silver Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor

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Supporting Partners

AgriGoods Herald

China Agri-Production News

International Zinc Association 170 Logo

Nitrogen association CNFIA

Potash Fertilizer association China inorganic salt industry

Phosphate association CPFIA

China Fertilizer Market