GPCA FERTILIZER CONVENTION

About the convention

The 9th GPCA Fertilizers Convention will be held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, Oman, on 18-20 September 2018 in Muscat, Oman.

In line with the GCC’s national visions, transformation strategies and economic diversification drive, the regional fertilizers industry is undergoing a period of change. Feedstock prices, constraints in the supply of gas within the region and increasing competition in markets abroad are forcing the industry to look for new ways to remain competitive by capitalizing on its strengths and seeking new opportunities for collaboration and innovation throughout its value chain. As global trade tensions continue to grow, the industry is exploring new markets both within the GCC and in export regions.

Reflecting on these changes, the convention will be held under the theme “New frontiers and opportunities”. A content-rich agenda will highlight the key role of fertilizers in ensuring food security in a world with rapidly growing population and rising demand for nutrition, promote regional innovations in agriculture and discuss key trade trends from across the globe. Technical sessions dedicated to operational efficiency and environmental sustainability along with a workshop on customer value management will provide further opportunities to share knowledge and best practice on this important industry platform.

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I would like to extend my gratitude to GPCA for organizing the 8th GPCA Fertilizer Convention. The fertilizer industry is a very imp...

H.E. Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa
Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

I very much enjoyed participating in the 8th GPCA Fertilizer Convention, and would like to congratulate GPCA for delivering another world class event.

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President and CEO, Ma’aden

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  • 8th Fertilizer Convention – Post-event report
    07.11.2017

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  • GCC fertilizer producers uniquely positioned to capitalize on future opportunities for growth
    10.10.2017

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  • Challenging times ahead for global fertilizer producers, say experts at GPCA Fertilizer Conventio...
    19.09.2016

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  • Saudi Arabia dominates regional fertilizer production, says GPCA report
    01.09.2016

      Dubai, United Arab Emirates; September 1, 2016: Fertilizer production in Saudi Arabia continues to lead regional capacity, with the Kingdom accounting for 44% of the GCC’...

  • GCC fertilizer capacity to expand by 14% over the next five years, says GPCA report
    22.08.2016

    Fertilizer production in the Arabian Gulf is set to expand to 43.1 million tons in the next five years, according to a new report by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Associati...

A few of our 2018 speakers

H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi

H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi

Minister, Ministry of Oil and ... Chairman of the Board of Direc...

H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi is the Minister of Oil and Gas in the Sultanate of Oman, a post he has held since December 1997. Before he was appoin...

Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery

Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery

President, GPIC and Vice Chairman, GPCA

Born in 1956, Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with Ph.D, M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the UK, a Chartere...

Rakesh Kapur

Rakesh Kapur

Joint Managing Director, IFFCO... and President, IFA

Rakesh Kapur, President of International Fertilizer Association (IFA), is the Joint Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO),...

John Baffes

John Baffes

Senior Economist, World Bank (Development Prospe...

John Baffes is a Senior Economist with the World Bank’s Development Prospects Group. He is currently managing the commodity markets outlook, a world bank ...

Charlotte Hebebrand

Charlotte Hebebrand

Director General, IFA

Charlotte Hebebrand assumed the position of Director General of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) in January 2013. Prior to joining IFA, M...

Seta Tutundjian

Seta Tutundjian

Director of Partnerships and K... International Center for Biosa...

Seta Tutundjian is a passionate and result oriented change champion for sustainability, social responsibilities and institutional growth. She has extensiv...

Dr. Khalid Hussain Al-Assaf

Dr. Khalid Hussain Al-Assaf

Director, Estidamah Center, SABIC

Dr. Khalid Al-Assaf is the Managing Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Development Center (Estidamah). He plays a vital role in establis...

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Program schedule

  • 08:00 17:00

    Registration

  • 09:00 12:00

    Workshop: Customer Value Mana...

    Thomas Heinrich

    Senior Consultant, Energy and ...
    Nexant

  • 12:00 14:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00 15:20

    Technical session: Operational...

  • 14:00 14:20

    Realization of large scale gre...

    Tobias Birwe

    Head of Sales, Ammonia and Ure...
    thyssenkrupp

  • 14:20 14:40

    Innovations in Stamicarbon gra...

    Branislav Manic

    Process Engineer,
    Stamicarbon

  • 14:40 15:00

    Complex integration to increas...

  • 15:00 15:20

    Open discussion

  • 15:20 15:40

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 15:40 17:00

    Technical session: Environment...

  • 15:40 16:00

    Environmentally responsible us...

    Harry Polman

    Managing Director, Biofouling ...
    H20 Biofouling Solutions B.V

  • 16:00 16:20

    Reshaping the future of ammoni...

    Tim lyng Sønderby

    Licensing Manager in the Middl...
    Haldor Topsoe

  • 16:20 16:40

    DeNOx implementation and exper...

    Sultan Darwish

    Head of Urea 5 and 6,
    QAFCO

  • 16:40 17:00

    Open discussion

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and welcome coffe...

    Sponsored by

  • 09:00 09:10

    Opening remarks

    Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery

    President, GPIC and
    Vice Chairman, GPCA

  • 09:10 09:30

    Welcome address

    H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi

    Minister, Ministry of Oil and ...
    Chairman of the Board of Direc...

  • 09:30 10:50

    Session 1: Global trends and ...

  • 09:30 09:50

    Keynote address: Industry lan...

    Rakesh Kapur

    Joint Managing Director, IFFCO...
    and President, IFA

  • 09:50 10:10

    Keynote address: Food security

    John Baffes

    Senior Economist,
    World Bank (Development Prospe...

  • 10:10 10:30

    M&A activity within the a...

    José Alberich

    Partner-Middle East,
    A.T. Kearney

  • 10:30 10:50

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:50 11:20

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 11:20 12:45

    Session 2: Innovations and tre...

  • 11:20 11:40

    Sustainable agricultural solut...

    Seta Tutundjian

    Director of Partnerships and K...
    International Center for Biosa...

  • 11:40 12:10

    Estidamah Center experience

    Dr. Khalid Hussain Al-Assaf

    Director, Estidamah Center,
    SABIC

  • 12:10 12:30

    Plant science research at KAUS...

    Mark Tester

    Professor of Plant Science,
    KAUST

  • 12:30 12:45

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:45 14:00

    Networking lunch

    Sponsored by

  • 14:00 15:40

    Session 3: The fertilizers val...

  • 14:00 14:20

    A farmer’s perspective – C...

    Hamdan Salem Al-Wahaibi

    Director of Soil and Water Res...
    Ministry of Agriculture and Fi...

  • 14:20 14:40

    Marketing and agronomics

    Thibault Martinsegur

    Senior Manager,
    Corporate Value Associates (CV...

  • 14:40 15:00

    Logistics and distribution

    Pablo Ruiz del Real

    Partner,
    Advanced Logistics Group (ALG)

  • 15:00 15:20

    Import and wholesale

    Mike Manning

    General Manager Innovation and...
    Ravensdown

  • 15:20 15:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 19:00 21:00

    Gala dinner

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 10:00

    Registration and welcome coffe...

    Sponsored by

  • 09:00 09:20

    Keynote address: IFA2030 strat...

    Charlotte Hebebrand

    Director General,
    IFA

  • 09:20 10:40

    Session 4: Trends in major imp...

  • 09:20 09:40

    India

    Dr. P. S. Gahlaut

    Managing Director,
    Indian Potash Limited (IPL)

  • 09:40 10:00

    Africa

    Mike Nash

    Editor and Editorial Manager,
    Argus

  • 10:00 10:20

    Latin America

    Mario Barbosa

    Independent Consultant,
    MB Consultoria

  • 10:20 10:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:40 11:10

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 11:10 12:30

    Session 5: Trends in major pro...

  • 11:10 11:30

    USA

    Thomas Heinrich

    Senior Consultant, Energy and ...
    Nexant

  • 11:30 11:50

    Middle East

    Dr. Evgenia Apostolopoulou

    Marketing Executive - Fertiliz...
    Muntajat

  • 11:50 12:10

    Black Sea

    Maria Bezzubova

    Co-founder and COO,
    Anagro

  • 12:10 12:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:30 12:45

    Closing remarks

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

    Secretary General,
    GPCA

  • 12:45 14:00

    Networking lunch

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