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Argus NPK Water Soluble and Micronutrient Fertilizers India 2018

Conference Day 1 | 8 March 2018, Thursday

08:45 - 09:30
Registration and exhibition stands open
09:30 - 09:40 Chairman’s welcome remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
Session 1: Market overview
09:40 - 09:50
Opening address

Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
09:50 - 10:20  Keynote Address

Ashok Dalwai, Chief Executive, National Rainfed Area Authority, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
10:20 - 10:50  NPK trade and market developments in Asia

Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus
10:50 - 11:00 Q&A
11:00 - 11:30 Morning refreshments
11:30 - 12:40

Presentations and panel discussion: Fertilizer policies in south Asia: a comparative assessment and lessons learned

  • Policy of use and utilization in Bangladesh
  • Fertilizer subsidy schemes in Sri Lanka: a retrospect
  • India’s direct transfer of subsidy benefits and what it means for downstream operations
Moderator: Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus

Panelists: 

  • Priyantha Weerasinghe, Additional Director (Development), Horticulture Research and Development Institute, Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka 
  • Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Asia and Latha Nagarajan, Senior Scientist and Senior Economist, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
  • Sachchida Nand, Deputy Director General, The Fertiliser Association of India
12:40 - 14:00 Networking lunch

Session 2: Focus on NPKs and Water Soluble Fertilizers (WSFs)

14:00 - 14:30 Strategies to mitigate challenges in WSF marketing in India

Kamal Kumar Singh, General Manager (Agri Advisory Service), Zuari Agro Chemicals
 14:30 - 15:00 Panel Discussion: With the India fertilizer market consisting of mostly small holders, significant investments will be needed to equip fertilizer dealers and retailers with the necessary equipment, awareness and knowledge about nutrient management and the new subsidy regime. What are the strategies to overcome this financial barrier?
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon refreshments
15:30 - 16:00 Application of fertilizer types for tea plantations

L S K Hettiarachchi
, Additional Director, Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka
16:00 - 16:30 Best nutrient management for sugarcane– role of multi-nutrient fertilizers

V. K. Singh, Head of Division of Agronomy, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute
16:30 - 16:40  Q&A
16:40 - 16:50  Chairman’s remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
17:00 End of conference day one
 17:00 - 17:30 Pre-dinner cocktail reception
17:30 - 20:00

Conference dinner (Open to all conference attendees)


Conference Day 2 | 9 March 2018, Friday

09:00 - 09:30
Coffee 
09:30 - 09:35 Chairman’s remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 

Session 3: Micronutrients - opportunities and the way forward

09:35 - 10:00 Secondary and micronutrients complementing macronutrients for sustainable increase in crop productivity and profitability 

Suhas P Wani, Research Program Director - Asia Program & Theme Leader- IDC, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
10:00 - 10:30 The solution to farmers’ problems

Simon Lim, Director, Planet Trading Services
10:30 - 10:40 Q&A
10:40 - 11:10  Morning refreshments
11:10 - 11:40 Micronutrients in Indian agriculture - challenges and prospects

Abhay Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, Dayal Fertilizers
11:40 - 12:10  Micronutrients deficiency in soil vis-a vis animal and human health

Arvind Kumar Shukla, Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Micronutrients, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science
12:10 - 12:40  Potential of micronutrients packaged as nano particles: avenues for increasing efficiency

T Satyanarayana, Director, South Asia Program, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
12:40 - 12:50 Q&A
12:50 - 13:00  Chairman’s closing remarks

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 
 13:00 - 14:00 Networking lunch
 14:00 End of conference  

*This working agenda is subject to change. 

For more information or if you are interested in speaking, please contact Elsie Chen:
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email icon elsie.chen@argusmedia.com

Day One | 3 June 2015 | Wednesday
09:00 
Coffee and Refreshments
09:30 - 10:00 Registration and Exhibition Stands Open 

Session 1: Opening Session

10:00 - 10:05 Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
10:05 - 10:25 Keynote Address: NPK Fundamentals and Global NPK Market Structure and Trade
10:25 - 10:45 Industry Address: Thailand – Trends and New Applications of NPKs 
10:45 - 11:00  Q&A
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Refreshments 

 Session 2: Country Analysis – Demand and Supply Outlook of Multi-Nutrient Fertilizers 

11:30 - 12:00 World Production of Primary Nutrients – Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potassium 
12:00 - 12:30  Market Structure and Factors Affecting Demand of NPKs in Major Markets: Malaysia and Indonesia 
12:30 - 13:00  Growing Prominence of Compound Fertilizers in Emerging Markets and Price Outlook: Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
13:00 - 13:15  Q&A 
13:15 - 14:45  Networking Lunch 
14:45 - 15:15 Update on China – Granular and Bulk Blended NPK Production Volumes and Import Volumes 
15:15 - 15:45  Regional Demand and Production Volumes within India – Impact of Subsidies 
15:45 - 16:00 Q&A
16:00 - 16:30  Afternoon Refreshments

 Production Technology Showcase (16:30 - 17:50)

The Production Technology Showcase allows equipment manufacturers, engineering companies, process management solutions providers to showcase the latest technologies in production, blending and material handling.

17:50 - 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks Followed by End of Conference Day One
18:00 - 19:30 Cocktail Reception 

Panel Discussion: Is WSF the next shining star?
  • Penetrating the market - trends in marketing and sales of innovative WSFs
  • Success stories – can they be applied to India? 
  • Key challenges to look out for 

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