TFI's largest meeting, the World Fertilizer Conference, draws approximately 800-900 delegates from as many as 60 different countries that represent all sectors of the fertilizer industry.
The conference, which takes place each September, provides two days of networking and conducting business with industry leaders. The agenda includes two breakfast sessions with high profile speakers focusing on the global challenges facing the fertilizer industry.
The 2014 World Fertilizer Conference will be held Sept. 7-9 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, Calif.
This edition considers the effects of the deteriorating security situation in eastern Ukraine on the ammonia market, the changing flow of Chinese urea exports, the supply/demand balance in the sulphur market and why 2014 has so far been an unusual year for phosphates.
Antonella Harrison is the Commercial Director for Fertilizers at ICIS and is responsible for leading and delivering the commercial strategy for the fertilizer portfolio. She can be reached by email at Antonella.Harrison@icis.com
Rebecca Clarke is the Managing Editor for Fertilizers at ICIS. She can be reached by email at Rebecca.Clarke@icis.com
David Tonyan is a Fertilizers Reporter for ICIS and he covers the sulphur and sulphuric acid markets in North America and contribute to the North American Sulphur Service, World Market Review and Sulphuric Acid Weekly publications. He can be reached by email at David.Tonyan@icis.com
In partnership with the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), ICIS produces the global fertilizer trade flow map.
The map gives a geographic picture of the trade flows of fertilizer products between the major producing and importing countries in the world, as well as production and consumption data.
The ammonia market turns bullish heading into April 2014 as the tense geopolitical situation in the Black Sea spooked the market. The potash market appears to have reached a bottom with two major buyers, China and India, having finalized MOP contracts. The phosphates market is gearing up for the second quarter.
China’s low export tax window for phosphate fertilizers – MAP, DAP, TSP and NPKs – opened on 16 May, following weeks of discussions about business to India and Pakistan.
This briefing discusses the impact on the global market, such as North Africa, Europe, Middle East and South America.