Phosphates 2017 International Conference & Exhibition

13 - 15 March 2017 - Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel, Tampa, Florida, USA

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“Excellent line up of speakers and coverage of the most important topics across sectors and regions across the phosphates landscape.” Associate Farm Inputs, Rabobank International

"Phosphates conference: keeps me aware on what is going on in this field, worldwide for the next years.  The only place where I also learn about what is around my specific business (production of fertilizer).” Fertilizer Market Manager, MERSEN

“Good organization, well attended and very good for networking.” Sales director, Rotex

“Very good conference to meet a lot of important business partners. Getting latest news about projects, capacities, demand.” Director Procurement, Chemetall GmbH


  • Now in its 10th year, CRU's Phosphates 2017 is the industry must-attend event


The global event for the fertilizer, industrial and feed phosphate markets

Connecting the Phosphates Community for 10 years

Over 420 industry professionals now confirmed to attend - join us in Tampa! View the latest delegate list here

Phosphates 2017 brings together experts and decision-makers from the key players within the fertilizer, industrial and feed phosphate industries to meet and debate the key issues that influence dynamics that shape the global markets.

Now firmly established as the premier annual event for the global phosphate industry, CRU are delighted to announce details of the 10th Phosphates International Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Tampa, Florida, USA from 13-15 March 2017.

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The conference is the ideal forum for senior decision-makers from commercial and operational elements of the phosphates value chain to understand which market and technology factors will influence the industry in 2017 and beyond. Business leaders from producers, traders, consumers and engineering, technology and equipment providers  meet at this annual event to engage in high-level networking, negotiate business and share industry knowledge.

Phosphates 2017 will provide delegates with key insights and in-depth market information about phosphates raw materials, intermediates and finished products in addition to highlighting which technologies and processes can be applied to maximise operational efficiency.

>>> Register now and save $145 PLUS save up to 20% on group bookings

Key speakers include:

• Walt Precourt,
Senior Vice President Phosphates, Mosaic, USA
• Mustapha El Ouafi,
Managing Director, OCP SA, Morocco
• Ben Isaacson,
Managing Director, Global Equity Research, Scotia Capital Inc., Canada
• Michel Prud’homme,
Senior Director, Production & International Trade Service, IFA (International Fertilizer Industry Association), France
• Irina Evstigneeva,
Director Corporate Finance & IR, Phosagro, Russia
• Jason Scarpone,
President and CEO, The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), South Africa
• Terry Barr,
Senior Director of Industry Research, CoBank, USA
• Tom Bruulsema,
Phosphorus Program Director, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), Canada
• Steve Verosko,
Business Manager; Phosphates, Prayon Inc., USA
• Roger Sims,
Partner, Holland & Knight, USA
• John Gustin,
COO, Aliphos, Belgium
• Harry Vroomen,
Vice President, Economic Services, The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), USA
• Mike Nunn,
Director, Elandsfontein, South Africa
• Chris Tziolis,
Managing Director, Verdant Minerals Ltd, Australia
• Luis da Silva,
President and CEO, GB Minerals, Canada

View the full speaker list here

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Don't miss this essential industry event - providing producers, traders, consumers and technology/equipment providers with an annual meeting point to network, set up contracts and share industry knowledge. 

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CRU's Head of Phosphates, Chris Lawson will be providing the outlook for the global phosphates market at the conference. In anticipation of this session, he comments:

 "The global phosphate market has suffered heavy price falls over the past 18 months, with some benchmark prices falling below US$300/tonne for the first time since 2009. Indeed, a wave of new capacity set to be commissioned in Saudi Arabia and Morocco over the coming 12 months will add further pressure to the market and this has triggered consolidation and the need for innovation within the industry.

Prices are expected to find a floor in 2017, and this presents a great time to revisit the opportunities within the sector, where demand growth remains robust. Lower raw materials have somewhat helped to relieve producers of tighter margins, but there remains a need to innovate from a production and marketing level to add further value to downstream phosphate fertilizers and find production efficiencies. 
CRU's Phosphate conference in Tampa will help to answer some key questions relating to the projected recovery of the industry and the technical innovations that can help producers cut costs further. The conference also aims to address the increasing regulatory pressures phosphate producers are facing, from both a mining and end product level.

Great reasons to attend Phosphates 2017:

  • This is a major networking opportunity: meet with a large international audience of commercial and operational decision makers. the 2016 conference attracted 380+ delegates from 36 countries.
  • Hear from industry experts about the current and future supply of phosphates products, learn about start up projects and shutdowns affecting supply.
  • Learn about advances in technology and process that can enhance operational efficiency and improve environmental compliance.
  • Put your questions to CRU's Phosphates analysis team and hear first hand from our market experts about the trends shaping the industry.
  • Take advantage of the popular Technical Showcase presentations which will take place over the 3-day event.
  • Enjoy unlimited access to 40+ companies in the accompanying large scale exhibition.

Missed Phosphates 2016? To purchase the speaker presentations from the Paris conference, please contact us using the details below:

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“As usual, this year's conference was pretty much a "Who's Who" of significant phosphate producers and allied companies, making it a must for anyone wanting to keep abreast of industry developments and technology innovations..” Chief Marketing Officer, ArrMaz

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