Program

The 9th GPCA Fertilizer Convention will be held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, Oman

 

Key topics:

08:00 - 17:00

Registration

09:00 - 12:00

Workshop: Customer Value Management (CVM)

 

• Creating stronger market positions and improved profitability with CVM
• Value-based proposition
Facilitated by Nexant

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Technical session: Operational efficiency

14:00 - 14:20

Realization of large scale green ammonia plants

Tobias Birwe Head of Sales, Ammonia & Urea Division, thyssenkrupp
14:20 - 14:40

Innovations in Stamicarbon granulation: From conventional fluid bed to multi-functional design

Branislav Manic Process Engineer, Stamicarbon
14:40 - 15:00

Open discussion

15:00 - 15:30

Networking break

15:30 - 16:30

Technical session: Environmental sustainability

15:30 - 15:50

Environmentally responsible use of biocides in cooling water systems

Harry Polman Managing Director, Biofouling Solutions division, 5 Oceans
15:50 - 16:10

Reshaping the future of ammonia

Tim lyng Sønderby Licensing manager in the Middle East, Haldor Topsoe
16:10 - 16:30

Open discussion

08:00 - 09:00

Registration opens and welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:10

Opening remarks:

Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery President, GPIC and Chairman, GPCA Fertilizer Committee
09:10 - 09:30

Welcome address

H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rumhi Minister, Ministry of Oil & Gas, Oman & Chairman of the Board of Directors, Oman Oil Company
09:30 - 10:50

Session 1: Global trends and challenges

09:30 - 09:50

Keynote address: Industry landscape

Rakesh Kapur Joint Managing Director, IFFCO and President, IFA
09:50 - 10:10

Keynote address: food security

John Baffes Senior Economist, World Bank (Development Prospects Group)
10:10 - 10:30

M&A activity within the agri-nutrients industry

Thomas Rings Partner, Dubai, A.T. Kearney Middle East LLC
10:30 - 10:50

Panel discussion and Q&A session

10:50 - 11:20

Networking break

11:20 - 12:45

Session 2: Innovations and trends

11:20 - 11:40

Sustainable agricultural solutions for the region using non-traditional water supplies, crops, and soil amendments

Seta Tutundjian Director of Partnerships and Knowledge Management, International Center for Bio saline Agriculture (ICBA)
11:40 - 12:10

Estidamah Center experience

Dr. Khalid Hussain Al-assaf Director, Estidamah Center
12:10 - 12:30

Plant science research at KAUST for improving crop performance in marginal environments

Mark tester Professor of plant science, KAUST
12:30 - 12:45

Panel discussion and Q&A session

12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:40

Session 3: The fertilizers value chain

14:00 - 14:20

Marketing and agronomics

Thibault Martinsegur Senior Manager, Corporate Value Associates (CVA)
14:20 - 14:40

Logistics and distribution

Pablo Ruiz del Real Partner, Advanced Logistics Group (ALG)
14:40 - 15:00

Import and wholesale

Mike Manning General Manager Innovation and Strategy, Ravensdown
15:00 - 15:20

A farmer’s perspective – Challenges and expectations

15:20 - 15:40

Panel discussion and Q&A session

19:00 - 21:00

Gala dinner

08:00 - 10:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:20

Keynote address: IFA2030 strategy & market outlook (2018-2022)

Charlotte Hebebrand Director General, International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
09:20 - 10:40

Session 4: Trends in major importing regions

09:20 - 09:40

India

Dr. P. S. Gahlaut Managing Director, Indian Potash Limited (IPL)
09:40 - 10:00

Africa

10:00 - 10:20

Latin America

Mario Barbosa Independent Consultant, MB Consultoria
10:20 - 10:40

Panel discussion and Q&A session

10:40 - 11:10

Networking break

11:10 - 12:30

Session 5: Trends in major producing regions

11:10 - 11:30

USA

Thomas Heinrich Senior Consultant, Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
11:30 - 11:50

Middle East

Evgenia Apostolopoulou Marketing Executive - Fertilizers, Muntajat
11:50 - 12:10

Black Sea

Maria Bezzubova Co-founder and COO Anagro
12:10 - 12:30

Panel discussion and Q&A session

12:30 - 12:45

Closing remarks

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun Secretary General, GPCA
12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch


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