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Commercial Agenda

14:30 - 17:45
Technical Showcase

14:30  Robust governance processes for assurance on the accuracy of reported Exploration results, Resources and Reserves
Presented by: SRK Consulting
14:45 Proven methodologies for efficiently handling phosphate ore and finished products
Presented by:  Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
15:00 Modern screening technologies for maximizing quality & efficiency improvements
Presented by: RHEWUM GmbH
15:15 Process simulation to improve plant safety and profitability
Presented by: Prayon
15:30 The use of FRP (fiberglass-reinforced plastic) in phosphate fertilizer and sulphuric acid processes
Presented by: Ashland
15:45 Thermoplastic piping solution for the conveyance of chemicals in fertilizer production: Benefits and successful cases in phosphoric acid plants
Presented by: Aliaxis
Networking break

16:30 Optimising axial flow pump in evaporation circuits
Presented by: Sulzer
16:45  NPK plant design: Let’s choose the raw materials! (and the final products…)
Presented by: SNC Lavalin
17:00 Controlling the fertilizer granulation process by measuring the size and shape of the granules on line
Presented by Microtrac 
17:15  Digitalisation solutions for industrial phosphate production
Presented by: HAUK & SASKO Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
17:30 Improvements through GEOSCAN use in a Middle Eastern phosphate plant
Presented by: Scantech International
17:45 Close of showcase

09:00 - 10:30
Keynote Plenary Session

09:00 - 09:30
CRU Keynote: Overview of the Global Phosphates

-          High level exploration of global supply and demand balance of phosphates

-          What mega trends are impacting fertiliser, feed, food and industrial phosphate trade?

-          What is the CRU forecast for the global phosphate market in the year ahead?

Chris Lawson, Head of Fertilizer, CRU

09:30 - 10:00
Phosphate Industry Keynote: Strategy Insights from a Global Industry Leader

-          How is the global supply chain shifting in response to new trade dynamics?

-          What are the key challenges and opportunity on front of the industry?

-          What are the key areas where partnership, innovation and investment should be focused?

Bruce Bodine, Senior Vice President - Phosphates, The Mosaic Group
10:00 - 10:30
Agronomy Keynote: The future of farming and what it means for the fertilizer industry

-          Global agronomic macro trends and their implications for input demand

-          The importance of innovation in the fertilizer industry in the age of ag-tech and precision farming

-          How can the global phosphates supply chain become more ag-centric and prepare for the next generation of relationship between fertilizer producers and consumers?

Dr. Robert Mullen, Director of Agronomy, Nutrien

11:15 - 13:00
Global phosphate production perspectives

Chris Lawson, Head of Fertilizers, CRU

11:15 - 11:35
OCP’s market strategy: Capacity expansion update and insights on OCP’s focus on customized products; with Africa as a business case
Marouane Ameziane, Executive Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development, OCP Group

11:35 - 11:55
Itafos: “Pure-play” Phosphate Fertilizer Company
Sarvin Patel, VP, Commercial, Itafos
11:55 - 12:15
Mosaic’s view on global product and market dynamics and update on US and Brazilian operational integration
Andy Jung, Vice President, Market and Strategic Analysis, The Mosaic Company
12:15 - 12:35
PhosAgro’s view on the Eurasian market opportunities and fertilizer supply chain
Juan von Gernet, Head of Marketing – Europe, PhosAgro Trading SA
12:35 - 13:00
Panel discussion

14:30 - 16:00
North American fertilizer distribution and trade panel discussion

Leading fertilizer distributors will discuss how the North American demand for fertilizer is changing and what are the main challenges and opportunities being faced in fertilizer distribution in the region:
-          How is the relationship with the farmer and the retailer and distributor evolving?
-          Importance of agronomy and soil science in the sales process?
-          How can fertilizer producers and the phosphates supply chain better support demand growth?
-          What are the bottlenecks in the fertilizer supply chain? Where is infrastructure investment most needed?

Peter Heffernan, Head of Fertilizer and Chemicals, Consulting, CRU
Dr. David Franzen, Professor, Extension Soil Specialist, North Dakota State University
Juan Fer Martínez de los Reyes Gzz, CEO, JFK Industries LLC
Richard Sunderland, Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement, JR Simplot Company

16:30 - 17:30
Phosphate Fertilizer Cost Dynamics

Virginie Couturier, Fertilizer Product Market Analyst, IFA - International Fertilizer Industry Association

16:30 - 17:00
Update on Rock Phosphates production costs and supply and demand overview

-          Will demand grow to meet capacity expansion?

-          What regions offer preferable margins?

-          How will EU cadmium restrictions affect trade?

Alexander Derricott, Fertilizer Costs Analyst, CRU

17:00 - 17:30
What is the outlook for Merchant Ammonia and Sulphur?

-          Response to 2018 new supply

-          What new supply is in the pipeline?

-          How are the oil markets impacting supply growth?

-          Price and volatility outlook

Anthony Garcia, Senior Fertilizers Analyst, CRU

09:00 - 10:30
Mining Phosphates: Project showcase and discussion panel

Latest updates from selected phosphate mining developments around the world and discussion of the key challenges and opportunities faced by project developers:
-          What is the long0term pipeline of project development and where is phosphate exploration being focused?
-          Project finance climate: Attitude to phosphate investment among investors and exploring alternative finance options
 -          How are operational options available to miners of more challenging phosphate deposits evaluated?

Alexander Derricott, Fertilizer Costs Analyst, CRU
Louis Calvarin, Managing Director, Avenira Limited
Brian Ostroff, CEO, Arianne Phosphates
Najib Moutia, Project Director, Mine Arnaud

11:00 - 12:30
Exploring the future of phosphate fertilizers


A showcase of the latest premium, specialty and value-added fertilizer products under development and discussion of the market potential in enhanced efficiency fertilizers, micronutrients and bio stimulants:he evolution of fertilizer market from commodities to NPKs and other products: 
-          What is the role of phosphates in the next generation of fertilizers being developed?
-          Operational implications and impact on traditional phosphates supply chain
-          Importance of building sustainable nutrient delivery products and applications

Josie Armstrong, Principal Consultant, CRU
Dr. Kyle Freeman, Director, New Product Development, The Mosaic Company
Tommy Roach, Director, Product Development & Specialty Products, Nachurs Alpine Solutions
Kent Lambden, Vice President, Global Business Development & Strategy, Actagro
Jon Sammons, Regional Business Lead, Specialty Agriculture, N.A., ICL Specialty Fertilizers