About the Convention

The fertilizer industry is changing. With energy, feedstock and product prices at low levels, production economics of all fertilizer products has shifted. Environmental concerns and peaking crop yields in different parts of the world have caused demand growth for fertilizers to slow while in other regions new potential market opportunities arise.

The 7th GPCA Fertilizer Convention is designed to provide the global and regional fertilizer industry with the most current industry information and to address these challenges and growth opportunities that are present in the market to help ‘Steering the fertilizer industry through challenging times’. The comprehensive program will enable delegates to understand, question and discuss developments in the fertilizer industry and network with market leaders.

During the two day event, a variety of different high level industry executives will present their views on the market and discuss technological developments in the fertilizer industry.

Each year, the Convention attracts hundreds of delegates, from leading producers, buyers, distributors and service providers to government agencies and academia – making it the best fertilizer event in the Middle East for networking and doing business.

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‘The Convention brings the global industry together under one roof’

Operation Manager
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Company

‘GCC has special role in global supply nitrogenous fertilizers’

Khalifa Al-Sowaidi
Chairman GPCA Fertilizer Committee and CEO, QAFCO


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A Few Of Our 2016 Speakers

Khalifa Al-Sowaidi

Khalifa Al-Sowaidi

Advisor Qafco and Chairman, GPCA Fertilizers Committee

Ahmed M. Al Qahtani

Ahmed M. Al Qahtani

General Manager, Business Stra... SABIC

Rakesh Kapur

Rakesh Kapur

Jt. Managing Director IFFCO

Mr. Rakesh Kapur is the Joint Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO), which is the largest fertilizer Cooperative in the wor...

Dr Terry L. Roberts

Dr Terry L. Roberts

President IPNI

Terry is President of IPNI, a not-for-profit, fertilizer industry supported, scientific organization dedicated to the responsible management of plant nutr...

Mounir Halim

Mounir Halim

Head of Business Development ... Argus Media

Dr. Munir Rusan

Dr. Munir Rusan

Consulting Director, Middle Ea... IPNI

Munir Rusan worked 12 years for the National Center for Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer. Then moved to work for the Jordan University of Sci...

Oliver Hatfield

Oliver Hatfield

Director- Fertilizers Integer-Research

Oliver Hatfield is the Director of Fertilizers and Chemicals at Integer Research and one of the company’s founders. He has been an analyst of world N, P a...

Dr Dimitrios Dimitriou

Dr Dimitrios Dimitriou

Senior Consultant, Nexant

Dr Dimitrios Dimitriou is a Senior Consultant in Nexant’s Energy & Chemicals Advisory in London. He has managed numerous single- and multi-client fea...

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Program Schedule

  • 11:00 14:30

    Registration opens

  • 14:00 17:00

    Workshop: 4R nutrient stewards...

    Dr. Kaushik Majumdar

    Vice President- Asia

  • 18:00 20:00

    Welcome reception

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration opens & Welc...

  • 09:00 10:50

    Session 1: Energy & Feeds...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Welcome Address: The state of ...

    Khalifa Al-Sowaidi

    Advisor Qafco and Chairman,
    GPCA Fertilizers Committee

  • 09:20 09:45

    Keynote Address

    Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery

    International Fertilizer Indus...

  • 09:45 10:10

    A paradigm shift in the agroin...

    Ahmed M. Al Qahtani

    General Manager, Business Stra...

  • 10:10 10:35

    Changes in nitrogen fertilizer...

    Dr Dimitrios Dimitriou

    Senior Consultant,

  • 10:35 10:50


  • 10:50 11:20

    Networking break

  • 11:20 12:50

    Session 2: Providing the Nutri...

  • 11:20 11:45

    Importance of sulphur in crop ...

    Chris Lawson

    Senior Consultant- Fertilizer,

  • 11:45 12:10

    Maximizing yields- Using the r...

    Dr Terry L. Roberts


  • 12:10 12:35

    Fertilizer trends – A la...

    Mounir Halim

    Head of Business Development ...
    Argus Media

  • 12:35 12:50


  • 12:50 14:00

    Networking lunch

    Sponsored by

  • 14:00 15:30

    Session 3: Diversified Technic...

  • 14:00 14:25

    Syngas compressor performance ...

    Ahmad Mubarak Al-Mulhim

    Process Engineer,
    Al-Bayroni, SABIC

  • 14:25 14:50

    FERTIL-2 integrated zero efflu...

    Majed AlShemeili

    Urea 2-Operation Department Ma...

  • 14:50 15:15

    Troubleshooting urea plant loa...

    Abdulmunem Alnajar

    Urea Superintendent Plants Ope...

  • 15:15 15:30


  • 15:30 16:00

    Networking break

  • 16:00 17:30

    Session 4: Diversified Technic...

  • 16:00 16:25

    Middle East IsoBoost Energy Re...

    Dr Max Shirazi

    Applications Engineering Direc...
    Oil & Gas, Energy Recovery

  • 16:25 16:50

    Innovative solutions to improv...

    Achraf Bergui

    Sales Manager,
    Haldor Topsoe

  • 16:50 17:15

    Innovative High-Speed Drum Gra...

    Natalia Kargaeva

    Head of International Sales De...
    NIIK (R&D Institute of Ure...

  • 17:15 17:30


  • 19:00 21:00

    Gala dinner

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registrations open & Welc...

  • 09:00 10:30

    Session 1: Opportunities ...

  • 09:00 09:25


    Argent Chuula

    Alliance for Commodity Trade i...

  • 09:25 09:50


    Rakesh Kapur

    Jt. Managing Director

  • 09:50 10:15

    Latin America

  • 10:15 10:30


  • 10:30 11:00

    Networking break

  • 11:00 12:30

    Session 2: Opportunities ...

  • 11:00 11:25

    Europe DeNox

    Dag Tore Mo

    Head of Market Intelligence St...

  • 11:25 11:50


    Oliver Hatfield

    Director- Fertilizers

  • 11:50 12:15

    North America – Challeng...

    Pejman Djavdan


  • 12:15 12:30


  • 12:30 13:00

    Closing remarks

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

    Secretary General,

  • 13:00 14:00

    Networking lunch

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