Phosphates 2012



19 Mar 2012
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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce our media partnership with Phosphates 2012 which will be held on 19-21 March, in El-Jadida, Morocco. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

The countdown is nearly over to the PHOSPHATES 2012, which will be taking place in El-Jadida, Morocco from 19-21 March.

To see who you could be networking with at this year's event download the latest delegate list – over 350 delegates have already registered.

Register now before it is too late!

Here's a snapshot of the two-day commercial programme:

Phosphates Resources Session:

  • Global phosphate rock outlook Juan von Gernet, Senior Consultant, Fertilizers, CRU

  • CP’s forthcoming development project Mhamed Ibnabdeljalil, Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Raw Material Procurement, OCP

  • The Namibian marine phosphate project – almost ready to go Andrew Drummond, Executive Chairman, Minemakers Limited

  • Phosphate deposits of Iraq Dr Khaldoun Al-Bassam, General Director, Iraq Geological Survey Dr Greg Fernette, Research Geologist, US Geological Survey Stephen Jasinksi, Mineral Commodity Specialist, US Geological Survey

  • Global TraPs project: rationale and benefits of science-industry/society partnership for sustainable phoshorus production and use Prof. Dr. Roland W. Scholz, Co-leader, Global TraPs Project

  • Addressing challenges and integrating performance: phosphate valorisation and opportunities for sustainable development Taha Balafrej, Sustainable Development Director, OCP


Fertilizer Market – Regional Focus Session:  

  • Indian phosphates situation update Raza Soomar, President, RNZ International

  • Brazilian phosphate overview Dr Luiz Guilherme, Technical Consultane, ANDA; Associate Professor, Soil Science Dept., Universidade Federal de Lavras

  • US phosphate outlook Dr Michael Rahm, VP – Market and Strategic Analysis, The Mosaic Company

  • Recent legislative trends in EU Dr Antoine Hoxha, Technical Director, Fertilizers Europe


Technological Advances - Maximising and Purifying Phosphate Resource Session:

  • Kiln Phosphoric Acid – A competitive tool for maximizing phosphate rock resources Theodore Fowler, CEO, JDCPhosphate

  • Minor Element Ratio (MER) reduction in phosphoric acid Thomas Baroody, President; Wes Berry, VP Technology, K-Technologies, Inc.


Global Supply and Demand for Fertilizer Markets Session:

  • Agriculture markets overview and implications for phosphates demand Mike Mendelsohn, Agricultural Economist, CRU

  • Global fertilizer outlook Ken Nyiri, Principal Consultant, CRU

  • Global fertilizer investment opportunities – A Wall Streeter’s views on food and fertilizer Charles Neivert, Managing Director - Ag/Chemicals Equity Research, Dahlman Rose & Co.


Industrial Phosphates – Market Developments Session:

  • The Outlook for Industrial Phosphates Ashok Shinh, Principal Consultant, Industrial and Chemicals,CRU

  • Lithium metal phosphate – a growing market for industrial phosphates market Denis Geoffroy, Head of Operations, Phostech Lithium

  • Phosphate stewardship: is it an issue for industry? Christopher Thornton, Global Phosphate Forum


Phosphates Feed Session:

  • Diversification into inorganic feed phosphates Andy Jung, Principal Consultant, CRU

  • An update on the feed phosphate project for OCP OCP representative

  • Who eats what? Overview of DCP and MCP markets and future trends John Sinden, Senior Partner, JSA Ltda.



Download the agenda for the full timetable of activities or visit the website to learn more about the conference.

Three easy ways to register:

  1. Register online by clicking here
  2. Complete the form on the brochure and fax it back to +44 20 7903 2432
  3. Complete the form on the brochure an email it back to


We look forward to seeing you at PHOSPHATES 2012 in Morocco.

The CRU Events team

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