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10:00 - 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

11:30 - 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

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 Phosphates, CRU
Laura Cross, Head of Nitrogen, CRU
Humphrey Knight, Potash Analyst, CRU
Peter Harrisson, Head of Sulphur & Sulphuric Acid Analysis, CRU
Chris Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Nutrien

14:00 - 15:05
Focus on Innovation

14:00 - 14:20
Plant and production economics
  • What is the long-term outlook for Latin America fertilizer investments
14:20 - 14:40
Advanced farmer training and education initiative to promote balanced plant nutrition/fertilizer in Latin America
14:40 - 15:05
Fertilizer production technology - developments and innovations
Martin Torres Duggan, Tecnoagro and AACS (Soil Science Society of Argentina)

15:35 - 16:55
Focus on innovation

15:35 - 15:55
Innovation in enhanced efficiency products
Dr. Cleiton Sequeira, Latin America Manager, Agronomy & Sales, Koch Fertilizer

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
IOT and Big Data - pros and cons for the fertilizer industry
Luiz Grossman, Founder, Optionline

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

10:10 - 10:50
Market and trade developments

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
Balbir Singh Shekhawat, Head- Development and, Agronomy, Indorama Fertilizers

11:20 - 13:20
Product Development

11:20 - 11:40
Advances in slow and controlled release fertilizers; new materials; potential market in key Latin American countries
Ricardo Melgar, Industry Consultant, INTA - Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria

11:40 - 12:00
Assessing opportunities for NPK's vs DAP and MAP
12:00 - 12:20
Sharing the Polysulphate Story

Dr. Alveiro Salamanca, Polysulphate Agronomic Lead Consultant - Latin America, ICL Fertilizers

12:20 - 12:40
Fertigation and soluble fertilizer products
12:40 - 13:00
Nutrient efficiency - Inhibitors, WSF and bio-stimulants
Dr. Nils Berger, Senior Agronomist Global R&D Premium Products, Eurochem

13:00 - 13:20
Exploring UAN supply and demand in a Latin America context