Held on the occasion of the IFA Annual General Meeting during which the Association’s officers convene, IFA’s main event attracts on average 1400 participants representing 400 members companies from 75 countries. It has become a major meeting platform for the global fertilizer industry and is on the agenda of its chief executives and senior management representatives.
The workshop is designed for engineers working in the fertilizer industry, particularly those who have recently assumed new responsibilities, to increase their technical knowledge in nitrogen fertilizer production and for new engineers to become better acquainted with new technologies in the industry.
Objective of the Workshop
The objective of the IFA-IFDC workshop is to provide engineers in the fertilizer industry with an in-depth view of nitrogen fertilizer production technologies and identify future trends and needs. The workshop will examine the status and most recent nitrogen fertilizer production technologies to produce fertilizers and intermediate materials. The workshop will help improve participants’ skills and broaden their vision and understanding of the entire industry, including technology, economics, energy use, safety and environmental stewardship. The knowledge gained will enable participants to solve specific problems and improve operation and profitability of their plants. The workshop will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and disseminate information through discussion of the various technical, economic, safety and environmental issues.
This event offers an excellent opportunity to interact with senior executives from major international fertilizer producers and trading companies. A special emphasis will be placed on supply-related issues. This conference is designed by the IFA Production and International Trade Committee for all IFA members.
The workshop is designed for engineers working in the fertilizer industry, particularly those having recently assumed new responsibilities, with a view to increasing and/or renewing technical knowledge and expertise. It is also designed for new, up-and-coming engineers who would like to become better acquainted with the most efficient technologies and manufacturing processes in the phosphate sector.
Expert lecturers will provide in-depth reviews of the best available techniques for producing phosphate fertilizers and intermediate materials as well as provide information on newly-developed processes leading to optimal efficiency.
The objective of the IFA-IFDC workshop is to provide engineers in the fertilizer industry with an in-depth view of phosphate fertilizer production technologies as well as to provide exposure to global safety, health and environmental practices that have become part and parcel to responsible fertilizer operations.
Key benefits of participation:
Improve participants’ technical knowledge base, including the understanding of the best available technology options, economic factors impacting the sector, energy use scenarios, and the best approaches to safety and environmental management.
Enhance trouble-shooting skills in order to better identify and resolve operational inefficiencies leading to increased on-stream time
Gain key insights on production management practices via interactive workshop discussions and through the broad exchange of ideas on a range of technical, economic, safety and environmental topics.
In a nut shell: learn from the best and brightest in the phosphate sector!
Focusing on the pivotal Asian region and Pacific basin, IFA’s Crossroads Asia-Pacific is an extremely popular event, with some 300 participants in attendance.
This event is organized under the guidance of the Regional Vice Presidents for all IFA members with an interest in Asia and the Pacific as well as newcomers acquainting themselves with the Association in view of potential membership.
The situation and outlook for the fertilizer industry are examined at this meeting, during which members of the IFA Council and Chief Executives of its member companies convene to adopt the following year’s budget.