FINAL PROGRAMME

All sessions will be held at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.

Innovating in a Challenging Market
Plenary sessions will focus on policy developments, agronomic matters, and the outlook for regional agriculture, and fertilizer demand and supply in the Asia/Pacific region and globally. Session outlines will be given in the next conference announcement. 
 
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TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2016 
12.00 - 18.00 Registration & Displays - 

Foyer Oriental Ballroom 1 (level 1)

14.00 - 17.00

14.00 - 15.30










15.30 - 16.00

16.00 - 17.00
Agronomic Workshop - 

Atrium Suites 1&2 (level 1)

Part 1: Sustainable Nutrient Management
Session chair: Akbar Md THAYOOB, Petronas Chemical Marketing, Malaysia

• Producing rice sustainably
Wyn ELLIS, Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), Thailand

• What is the real agronomic benefit of neem-coated urea?
Bijay SINGH, Punjab Agricultural University, India

• Nutrient management for sustainable agriculture development
Dr HUSNAIN, Indonesian Soil Research Institute, Indonesia

Coffee break 

Part 2: Adapting to and Mitigating Climate Change
Session chair: Raymund ILUSTRE, Atlas Fertilizer Corporation, The Philippines

• Anticipated short- and long-term impacts of saltwater intrusion on soil health and agricultural production in the Mekong Delta
Vo-Tong XUAN, Nam Can Tho University, Vietnam

• Slow-and controlled-release and stabilized fertilizers for climate-smart agriculture
LI Xinzhu and Kevin MORAN

, Kingenta, China



18.30 

19.00 - 21.30
Meeting in Mandarin Oriental hotel lobby for bus departure to Zafferano Restaurant

Reception - Zafferano Italian Restaurant & Lounge
kindly hosted by TRAMMO

 
WEDNESDAY, 26 OCTOBER 2016
08.00 - 18.00 Registration & Displays - 

Foyer Oriental Ballroom 1 (level 1)


09.00 - 10.30  Opening  Session - Oriental Ballroom 1 (level 1)
Regional Policy Environment

Session chair: Rakesh KAPUR, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), India and Vice President of IFA

• Welcome remarks
Charlotte HEBEBRAND, IFA

• Managing land-based nutrient inputs to coastal systems in South Asia
Ramesh RAMACHANDRAN, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, India

• Enabling the business of agriculture
Nina PAUSTIAN and Arnau GALLARD-AGUSTI, World Bank, Malaysia and USA

• Fertilizer subsidy policies in selected countries
Deborah HELLUMS, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), USA

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 First Session Oriental Ballroom 1 (level 1)
Fertilizer Project Financing and Trade Perspectives

Session chair: Brent HEIMANN, Arab Potash, Jordan and Chairman of the Technical & SHE Committee

• Financing fertilizer operations in emerging markets
Kremena TENEV and Hayoung LEE, IFC - International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), USA

• I
mportance of tenders in global fertilizer trade
Marina SIMONOVA, Fertecon, United Kingdom

• China DAP & urea market analysis & forecast in 2016-2017
Lian YAJIE, BAIINFO, China

12.30 - 14.00 IFA Lunch - Melt Café (level 4)
14.00 - 15.00
PIT Committee - Annual Meeting - Oriental Ballroom 1 (level 1)

15.00 - 15.30  Coffee break
15.30 - 17.30  Second session - Oriental Ballroom 1 (level 1)
Fertilizer Trade and Logistic Facilitation

Session chair: Anthony WILL, CF Industries, USA and Chairman of the IFA Production & International Trade Committee

• Fertiliser industrial standard contract
Charlie PERKINS, CSBP Ldt, Australia
     
• Standardized trade contract
Henk van DALFSEN, Trammo Inc., USA and Monica BENAVENTE, Keytrade AG, Switzerland

• 
In plant contract logistics
Dirk PERGOOT, Euroports, Bulgaria

 
THURSDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2016 
08.00 - 13.00 Hospitality Desk & Displays - 

Foyer Oriental Ballroom 1 (level 1)

 

09.00 - 10.00  Third session - Oriental Ballroom 1 (level 1)
Regional Fertilizer Outlook

Session chair: Kapil MEHAN, Adventz, India and Chairman of the IFA Agriculture Committee

• Southeast Asia: demand growth and trends in the mix between nutrients
Mike GALLAGHER, CRU Group, United Kingdom

• Fertilizer markets in Central Asia
Nina KHANGALDYAN, Uralchem JSC, Russia

10.00 - 10.30  Coffee break
10.30- 12.00 Session chair: Charlotte HEBEBRAND, IFA

• NPK trade flow dynamics in Asia and the global implications
Carl ROACHE, Argus Media, Singapore

• Recent fertilizer policy initiatives in India
Satish CHANDER, Fertiliser Association of India (FAI), India

• Impact of low oil prices on the nitrogen fertilizer industry

Rungtawan TANGPHONGPRASIT, Nexant Asia Limited, Thailand


 
FOR PROGRAMME INFORMATION
 Patrick HEFFER, Senior Director, Agriculture Service
 Michel PRUD’HOMME, Senior Director, Production & International Trade Service
 
Buffet Lunch - Threesixty & Travertino