Why attend IFA events ?

Through its events, IFA offers rich opportunities for its members to meet, exchange views on the issues facing the industry and find opportunities for industry outreach. Peer-to-peer contacts are fundamentally important for the industry’s business operations and robust competition. Networking also facilitates the exchange of best practices to drive improved performance. IFA provides open forums for networking and the exchange of knowledge and expertise.

To facilitate participation, IFA negotiates special room rates, coordinates selected hotels to provide customized services and offers a personalized reservation service. Conferences are financed by members through participation fees and occasionally through event sponsorship. IFA’s Annual Conference is the annual fertilizer industry event worldwide. Held in different regions each year, it attracts around 1,300 participants, including chief executives and senior management representatives.

Members also have access to these subjects-specific conferences:
  • IFA Strategic Forum,
  • IFA Crossroads Asia-Pacific Conference (also open to non-Members),
  • IFA Production and International Trade Conference,
  • IFA Agriculture and Communication Meeting,
  • Biennial IFA Global Safety Summit,
  • Biennial IFA Global Technical Symposium.


5th International Zinc Symposium

5-7 September, Leuven, Belgium

2018 Regional Seminar on Nutrient Stewardship for West Asia and North Africa

8-9 October, Amman, Jordan

Improving fertilizer management in WANA for higher yield and greater nutrient and water use efficiency

Learn from experiences, expertise and success stories in other similar agro-ecologies to help finetune regional fertilizer strategies and management practices

Target audience:
• IFA members in the WANA region
• Large fertilizer distributors in the region
• Key governmental agencies in the region
• Research and extension services in the region
• National / regional farmers associations
• Professors and students (PhD and MSc levels) from faculties of agriculture or chemical engineering

Conference details and online registration
Contact: Conference Service

2018 IFA Crossroads Asia-Pacific Conference

23-25 October, Singapore

Focusing on the pivotal Asian region and Pacific basin, IFA's Crossroads Asia-Pacific Conference is an extremely popular event, with some 400 participants in attendance. This event is organized under the guidance of the Regional Vice Presidents for all members with an interest in Asia and the Pacific as well as newcomers acquainting themselves with the Association in view of potential membership.

This year’s conference will start with an interactive session looking at the longer term (2030), and how the industry should best prepare itself to the anticipated challenges and cease related opportunities. The second day will begin with the Opening Session, which will feature keynote speakers on strategic issues. It will be followed by sessions on regional fertilizer supply and on regional agriculture and agronomic matters. The conference being held in Singapore, the third and last day will be dedicated to the outlook for southeast Asian markets.

Conference details and online registration
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2018 IFA Strategic Forum

13-14 , Beijing, China

At this year’s Strategic Forum, high ranking Chinese and Indian government representatives and other distinguished speakers will present an overview of fast moving Chinese and Indian policy directions and engage in a discussion on the implications of these for the fertilizer industry. China and India account for 42% of global fertilizer demand and 38% of production, ensuring that policy developments in these important markets are felt around the world.

IFA’s General Meeting, to be held the afternoon of 14 November, will feature the IFA Norman Borlaug award ceremony as well as the IFA SHE Gold Medal ceremony, and a presentation of the IFA2030 recommendations on how IFA may adapt or retool its services in order to best continue serving our members in the run up to 2030 and beyond, along with other business items. It will be followed by IFA’s short-term market outlook.

Conference details
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