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14:00 - 17:00
Technical Showcase

Moderator:
Jennifer Willis-Jones, Ammonia & Nitrates Markets Editor, CRU

14:00 - 14:20
Novel additives for enhanced fertilizer formulations
Diana M. Vásquez, Lead TS&D Specialist Industrial Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company

14:20 - 14:40
Importance of the use of micronutrients for good soil fertilization
Martha Morales Galan, Commercial Technical Manager, Mezfer

14:40 - 15:00
TBC
15:00 - 15:20
Rotary Drums in the Fertilizer Industry
Shane Le Capitaine, Process Sales Engineer, FEECO International

15:20 - 15:40
TBC
15:40 - 16:00
Integrating value added fertilizers into fertilizer blending systems
Pedro Imeroni, Director International Sales – Central & South America, AGI Fertilizers

16:00 - 16:20
Enhancing the manufacturing, performance and appeal agricultural formulations using novel liquid colorants
Adam Newberry, Global Strategy Development and Product Management, Agriculture and Turf, Milliken

16:20 - 16:40
How to produce best quality Fertilizer at no extra cost
Avdesh Mathur, CEO, NAQ Global Companies

16:40 - 17:00
Optimising your granulation plant performance
Felipe Carvalho, J&H Equipment

09:00 - 09:05
Chairperson opening remarks

Moderator:
Chris Lawson, Head of Fertilizer and Phosphate Analysis, CRU

09:05 - 09:25
Keynote presentation - Mexican market outlook




Gabriel Duarte, Chief Operating Officer. Grupo Tepeyac, President, Anacofer

10:10 - 11:00
Panel discussion - Latin American fertilizer markets

 
Andy Jung, Director, Market and Strategic Analysis,, The Mosaic Company
Brad Griffith, Sr. Vice President Plant Nutrition, Compass Minerals
Matt Albrecht, Senior Vice President, Canpotex International

11:50 - 12:50
Key developments in supply and demand

11:30 - 11:50
Global fertilizer demand: Historic trends and medium-term expectations
Armelle Gruere, Market Analyst, Agriculture Service, IFA
Moderator:
Anthony Garcia, Senior Analyst, CRU

11:50 - 12:50
Panel discussion- Global supply and demand trends
  • Overview of the fundamentals in key N, P & K markets
  • Detailing changes in trade flows and demand in key market
  • Focus on Latin American demand
  • Analysing logistics, distribution and retail systems in Brazil and Mexico
Chris Lawson, Head of Fertilizer and Phosphate Analysis, CRU
Laura Cross, Head of Nitrogen, CRU
Humphrey Knight, Potash Analyst, CRU
Peter Harrisson, Head of Sulphur & Sulphuric Acid Analysis, CRU
Moderator:
Chris Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Nutrien

14:00 - 15:05
Focus on Innovation

Moderator:
Anthony Garcia, Senior Analyst, CRU

14:00 - 14:20
From Grassroot to Revamp: Challenges & Opportunities

Mauricio Medici, Licensing Manager/Area Sales Manager, Stamicarbon

14:20 - 14:40
Integrating (and reconciling) traditional and precision tools to optimize soil and nutrient management

Martin Torres Duggan, Senior Consultant, Tecnoagro and, Coordinator of Scientific Commissions at Soil Science Association of Argentina

14:40 - 15:05
Digital Analysis of soils, plants and fertilizers in real time - pros and cons for the fertilizer industry
Luiz Grossman, Founder, Optionline

15:35 - 16:55
Focus on innovation

Moderator:
Peter Harrisson, Head of Sulphur & Sulphuric Acid Analysis, CRU

15:35 - 15:55
Innovation in enhanced efficiency products
Dr. Greg Schwab, Director of Agronomy, Koch Agronomic Services

15:55 - 16:15
Nitrogen Stabilisers
Krish Shanmuga, Global R&I Director -Fertilizers, Novecare Agricultural Specialties, Solvay

16:15 - 16:35
The role of precision blending in modern agriculture
Rafael Delgado, Latin American Sales and Technical Manager, Sackett-Waconia

16:35 - 16:55
Complete Fertilizers for Soil and Crop Systems
Upendra Singh, Principal Scientist-Soil Systems Modeler, International Fertilizer Development Center

16:55 - 17:15

09:10 - 10:10
Speciality Fertilizer Markets

09:10 - 10:10
Panel discussion - Latin America specialty fertilizer markets
  • Charting the developments of these markets in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico
María Fernanda González Sanjuan, Executive Manager, FERTILIZAR
Gustavo Branco, General Director, Haifa South America
Moderator:
Martin Torres Duggan, Senior Consultant, Tecnoagro and, Coordinator of Scientific Commissions at Soil Science Association of Argentina

10:10 - 10:50
Market and trade developments

Moderator:
Laura Cross, Head of Nitrogen, CRU

10:10 - 10:30
Pricing of inland fertilizer freight in Brazil

 

  • Characteristics and infrastructure for domestic distribution
  • Price components for road freight
  • Seasonality and its influence in freight for 2019
Mony Belon, Brazil Fertilizers Market Editor, Argus

10:30 - 10:50
Brazilian market and trade developments
Speaker:
Balbir Singh Shekhawat, Head- Development and, Agronomy, Indorama Fertilizers

11:20 - 12:40
Product Development

Moderator:
Humphrey Knight, Potash Analyst, CRU

11:20 - 11:40
How the Fertiliser Industry can use freight to its advantage
  • Freight market overview
  • Change in freight regulation which will increase prices
  • How users can take control of freight and benefit from it
Denny Sabah, Business Development, Clarksons

11:40 - 12:00
Sharing the Polysulphate story
Dr. Alveiro Salamanca, Polysulphate Agronomic Lead Consultant - Latin America, ICL Fertilizers

12:00 - 12:20
Nutrient efficiency - Inhibitors, WSF and bio-stimulants

Dr. Nils Berger, Senior Agronomist Global R&D Premium Products, Eurochem

12:20 - 12:40
A look at UAN, ATS and KTS use in Latin America
Martin Torres Duggan, Senior Consultant, Tecnoagro and, Coordinator of Scientific Commissions at Soil Science Association of Argentina

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