The fertilizers industry has entered into an even more challenging scenario as the world population continues to grow rapidly and economies develop significantly, resulting to increasing demand for food. Coupled with a greater focus on sustainable agriculture, the market needs to find opportunities to protect its competitive and critical position while amplifying the important role it plays in food security and other key applications.

ICIS is delighted to share with you a new addition to our world-class training course portfolio – Fertilizers: An In-depth introduction training course. Built for international market professionals while looking at defining trends regionally, this course offers everything you need to know about fertilizers.


Why attend this course?

Unique content offering
ICIS takes pride in offering a course that is not widely available in the market. The course will tackle an across-the-board overview of the fertilizers industry from agriculture basics and LNG as feedstock to specific commodities such as ammonia, urea, phosphates, potash and sulfuric acid.

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Delivered by market leaders
ICIS collaborates with Proagrica, a leader in the connecting the global agriculture market. With their expert knowledge, you will takeaway invaluable insights into what fertilizers is all about.

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Data-driven insight
The course is built around ICIS’ and Proagrica’s data expertise and intensive market research offering delegates a unique learning opportunity


Engage with the experts live in the comfort of your home or office
All sessions will be accessed virtually from your computer, tablet or mobile, giving you the flexibility of taking the course at your chosen location and device




The course is suitable to all professionals working in the fertilizers industry who would like to get a solid understanding of market including but not limited to the following groups:

  • Purchasing/Procurement
  • Traders
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain/Operations
  • Market analyst/Strategic planning
  • Management roles

Not sure if this is the right course for you? Speak to a member of our team to find out more.

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Course Fees

Full ticket price: $1,099*
Early Bird price: $899*

Use promo code: FERT21WEB – to access the early bird price

Register for OCT 4-6 October 2021 | 8.00AM London / 3.00PM Singapore (EMEA/APAC)

For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Ali Ahmad (Europe/Americas)
Tel: +44 207 911 1478

Jerricor Dayrit (Middle East/Asia-Pacific)
Tel: +65 6780 4321

*NB: Please enter your VAT number (or local equivalent) on our payment page, otherwise UK VAT at 20% will be applied. Customers based in the UK will be charged UK VAT at 20% whether or not a VAT number is provided.



All sessions will be accessed virtual from your computer, tablet or mobile, giving you the flexibility of taking the course at your chosen location and device.

  • Live and interactive sessions

Understanding the relevance of getting access to information real time, the course will be delivered live including interactive sessions providing you with a platform to engage with trainers and other delegates.

  • Modular approach

The course will run across 3 days with an average of 3 hours each.

  • Revamped format and new topics

The course composes of three modules including basic building blocks of fertilizers, unique insights into agriculture, and specific commodity-led discussions such as ammonia, urea, and phosphates to name a few.


Alistair Knott, Precision Agriculture Development Director, Proagrica

Alistair Knott is the Precision Agriculture Development Director for Proagrica. He has spent his entire 30 year career in the agriculture sector, including farming in the 1980s, commodity trading in the 1990s and as part of the team who developed the most successful grain merchanting, crop input distribution and agronomy business in the UK in the 2000s.

From 2005, Alistair also held a Non-Executive Director role for Cargill with F4F Agriculture, a global supply chain data integration business. In 2014, with Agriculture embracing farm-based data as a new productivity tool for farmers, he joined F4F full-time as their Precision Agriculture Development Director. As F4F’s global expertise and reputation in Agri-data management grew, it was subsequently acquired by RELX in 2015.

Alistair continues to work with all sectors of Agriculture for RELX under their Proagrica brand to access and leverage data that can increase productivity and profitability.



Julia Meehan, Managing Editor, Fertilizers, ICIS

Based in Surrey, in the UK, Julia has worked in the global chemicals and fertilizer industries for over 25 years and has extensive experience of chemicals and fertilizers on an international scale.

Her current responsibilities include leading the global fertilizer team and supporting ICIS weekly coverage of urea and nitrates. She has also worked on ICIS coverage of sulphur, sulphuric acid and phosphates.

Before joining ICIS, Julia worked at Mobile Oil in the international re-sale chemical division based in Clements Inn, London.





Deepika Thapliyal, Senior Editor Manager, Fertilizers, ICIS

Deepika Thapliyal is a Senior Editor Manager at ICIS, based in London. She has been covering the nitrogen market, particularly urea, for ten years.

Her current responsibilities include daily and weekly coverage of urea, and managing members of the fertilizers team. She has also worked on ICIS coverage of nitrates and potash.

Deepika previously worked as a news correspondent and anchor at New Delhi Television (NDTV Profit) and Newswire18 in Mumbai for over five years.





Sylvia Traganida, Senior Editor, Phosphates and UAN, ICIS

Sylvia Traganida is a senior editor with ICIS and covers the global phosphates market since joining the company in 2012. She has recently taken over the coverage of the global UAN market for the weekly and daily reports. She is also leading the fertilizer’s team podcast output.

Sylvia has 15 years’ experience of financial reporting in the shipping and mergers and acquisitions sectors following studies at Cardiff University and Nottingham Trent University.






Andy Hemphill, Senior Editor – Fertilizers, ICIS

Andy Hemphill is Senior Markets Editor for sulphuric acid and potash at London-headquartered International Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS). Before joining ICIS, Andy worked as a public relations consultant for several arms of the Michelin Group, among other organisations.

He started his career in editorial in local news, before moving into business-to-business journalism after two years.

He has also worked in the aviation industry, as part of editorial for Flight International and Airline Business magazines – part of FlightGlobal.

Andy has a BA in Journalism from the University of Central Lancashire, and grew up in a village north of Birmingham.





Erica Sesay, Senior Editor, ICIS

Erica Sesay is a Senior Editor at ICIS, covering the sulphur and ammonium sulphate markets for over two years.

She has seven years of experience in commodities market reporting, previously covering the metals and mining industries.







Richard Ewing, Deputy Managing Editor, ICIS

Respected business news journalist and editor who has covered the fast-moving global ammonia market for nine years at leading data analytics and news provider ICIS.

Prior positions include editorial management roles covering the international steel industry and a film extra– including a role as Tarzan’s lawyer.






Bespoke Training Solutions

ICIS works alongside our clients to create bespoke training courses that mould our expertise and your specific needs. We’ll pinpoint the current expertise of your employees, areas for improvement, and your business goals, and develop a training course that will bring tangible benefits to your business.

Our custom training courses are delivered as interactive workshops, focusing on the products, concepts and issues that are most relevant and beneficial to you.

  • Save money on transportation and accommodation, with training at a convenient location
  • Flexibility – you determine the length and duration of the sessions
  • Interactive workshops with hands-on exercises, to reinforce key skills, techniques and concepts
  • Take-away the course materials, presentations and background information for future reference

To enquire about in-house training for this course please click here and a member of our team will get back to you.


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