GPCA FERTILIZER CONVENTION

About the convention

Changing market dynamics in the fertilizer industry are creating new business opportunities as producers emerge from a period of sluggish growth, low product prices and increased competition abroad. Opportunities are running high for the GCC region, which due to its close proximity to key export routes, access to abundant feedstock and established position as one of the world’s top fertilizer exporters, is well placed to establish a foothold in new markets, while growing its global reach.

Set to take place under the theme New beginnings: Return to growth the 8th GPCA Fertilizer Convention will offer exclusive insight into the likely impact of new market changes on fertilizer trade, and highlight the key drivers behind future growth. It will further delve into the topics of how to create a stable environment, reinvent global distribution channels, link business and innovation, and learn about the latest technological advancements in the region and globally.

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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

News

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

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; September xx, 2016: With the global fertilizer sector expected to grow at a relative flat rate till 2020, the industry can anticipate a period of chang...

  • 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...

  • 4Rs HELP IMPROVE NUTRIENT DELIVERY
    02.08.2016

    Terry Roberts, president of IPNI, explains how GCC producers have a role to play in promoting nutrient stewardship around the globe   JOHN BAKER LONDON   Fer...

  • 6th Fertilizer Convention – Post-event report
    21.04.2016

    The post event report relays the findings of the 6th GPCA Fertilizer Convention and provides an overall summary of the conference highlights.   Download PDF ...

  • GCC fertilizer industry more than doubles in the last decade, says GPCA
    20.04.2016

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; August, 2015: With a production capacity of 40.9 million tons, the Arabian Gulf’s fertilizer capacity has grown by 102% since 2004, according to th...

A few of our 2017 speakers

H.E. Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa

H.E. Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Sh. Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al- Khalifa graduated with honors from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with B.Sc degree in Electronic...

Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery

Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery

Chairman, International Fertil... GPIC

Dr. Abulrahman Jawahery serves as President of Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company in Bahrain. He is also the Chairman of International Fertilizer Assoc...

Khalid Al-Mudaifer

Khalid Al-Mudaifer

President and CEO, Ma’aden

Khalid Al-Mudaifer has been President and CEO of Ma’aden since 2011, leading the company as it grows into a world class integrated national mining champio...

Laurent Lemarchand

Laurent Lemarchand

Partner, Head of Ag and Fertil... Corporate Value Associate

Laurent Lemarchand is Partner, Head of Ag and Fertilizer industries at Corporate Value Associate (CVA). CVA is a global strategy advisory company with 30 ...

Robert Smulders

Robert Smulders

VP, Maire Tecnimont Innovation... Stamicarbon

Roberto Smulders joined Stamicarbon in 2015 as Vice President of Maire Tecnimont Innovation Center. A chemical engineer by education, he started his care...

Prof. Peer Ederer

Prof. Peer Ederer

Director, HUGIN Center at Zeppelin Unive...

Prof. Ederer is a scientific entrepreneur and an entrepreneurial scientist. As a scientist in strategic management, he researches, publishes and teaches o...

Peter Huang

Peter Huang

CEO, China National Chemical Inform...

Peter Huang is the CEO of China National Chemical Information Center (CNCIC) Consulting, he Graduated from University of Colorado (MS, Biochemistry), and ...

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

Secretary General, GPCA

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Program Schedule

  • 12:00 17:00

    Registrations open

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  • 14:00 17:00

    Leaders of Tomorrow: Students ...

  • 18:00 19:00

    Welcome reception

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  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration opens

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  • 09:00 09:10

    Opening address

    Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery

    Chairman, International Fertil...
    GPIC

  • 09:10 09:20

    Welcome address

    H.E. Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa

    Minister of Oil,
    Kingdom of Bahrain

  • 09:20 10:40

    Session 1: Energy and feedstoc...

  • 09:20 09:40

    Key note address: Threats and ...

    Khalid Al-Mudaifer

    President and CEO,
    Ma’aden

  • 09:40 10:00

    The GCC fertilizer industry’...

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

    Secretary General,
    GPCA

  • 10:00 10:20

    Strategic natural gas markets ...

  • 10:20 10:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 10:40 11:10

    Networking Break

  • 11:10 12:30

    Session 2: Global and regional...

  • 11:10 11:30

    Impact of global protectionism...

    Dr. Dimitrios Dimitriou

    Managing Consultant,
    Nexant’s Energy and Chemical...

  • 11:30 11:50

    How to look at fertilizer dist...

    Laurent Lemarchand

    Partner, Head of Ag and Fertil...
    Corporate Value Associate

  • 11:50 12:10

    Sustainability in Agri-Nutrien...

    Prof. Peer Ederer

    Director,
    HUGIN Center at Zeppelin Unive...

  • 12:10 12:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 12:30 14:00

    Networking lunch

    Sponsored by

  • 14:00 15:20

    Session 3: Specialty fertilize...

  • 14:00 14:20

    Micronutrients enriched urea

    Robert Smulders

    VP, Maire Tecnimont Innovation...
    Stamicarbon

  • 14:20 14:40

    NPK compound fertilizer –...

  • 14:40 15:00

    Sulfur enhanced urea – p...

  • 15:00 15:20

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 15:20 15:50

    Networking break

  • 15:50 17:10

    Session 4: Protecting the envi...

  • 15:50 16:10

    DeNOx: A QAFCO case-study

  • 16:10 16:30

    Green technology for desulphur...

    Nicholas Berkland

    Sales Director - Middle East,
    Jiangnan Environmental Technol...

  • 16:30 16:50

    CO2 removal process optimizati...

    Shomit Haldar

    Business Development Manager -...
    Dow Oil, Gas and Mining

  • 16:50 17:10

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 19:00 21:00

    Gala dinner

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  • 08:00 09:00

    Registrations open

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  • 09:00 09:20

    Global market overview

    Charlotte Hebebrand

    Director General,
    International Fertilizer Assoc...

  • 09:20 10:40

    Session 1: Major demand marke...

  • 09:20 09:40

    Africa market overview

    Oliver Hatfield

    Director Fertilizer Research T...
    Integer Research Ltd

  • 09:40 10:00

    India market overview

    Satish Chander

    Director General,
    the Fertiliser Association of ...

  • 10:00 10:20

    Brazil and Latin America marke...

  • 10:20 10:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 10:40 11:10

    Networking break

  • 11:10 12:30

    Session 2: Major supply marke...

  • 11:10 11:30

    Russia – Market overview

  • 11:30 11:50

    North America market overview

  • 11:50 12:10

    China market overview

    Peter Huang

    CEO,
    China National Chemical Inform...

  • 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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