IFA Events


2017 IFA Strategic Forum

14-15 November, Zurich, Switzerland

IFA’s fourth Strategic Forum will be held in Zürich this year. The meeting has become a must visit for inspiring discussions about strategically important topics relating to plant nutrition and the future direction of the fertilizer industry, as well as an opportunity for valuable high-level networking.

The theme of the 2017 Forum is “Enhancing Nutrient Use Efficiency – The Role of Specialty Fertilizers.” During four informative sessions, we will hear from academics, external stakeholders, technology providers and some of IFA’s CEOs on how they view the future of this industry segment evolving.

The first session will also see this year’s IFA Norman Borlaug Award being presented to a recipient whose research or extension work has contributed to more efficient and effective fertilizer use. In a special session, the winner will also be joined by former IFA Norman Borlaug award laureates who will present their views on how to most effectively enhance nutrient use efficiency in the medium to long term.

The event marks IFA’s increased focus on specialty (also known as premium or enhanced efficiency) fertilizers and we will also be organizing a high-level meeting of our Working Group on Special Products to help set the course of IFA’s future work program in the area.

On 14 November, the Young Professionals will gather for a meeting – remember that all IFA members 35 years and younger benefit from half price registration. The afternoon of 15 November sees IFA’s General Meeting and the short-term market outlook being held. We will also be reporting on and seeking your feedback on the strategic planning exercise “IFA2030” which we have embarked upon, as well as presenting our work program for 2018.

The meeting ends with a fabulous gala evening in the evening of 15 November at the lovely Porcelain Museum. We look forward to seeing you there and to discussing the future direction of the industry.

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2017 IFA Crossroads Asia-Pacific Conference

24-26 October 2017, Shanghai, China

With more than 400 participants expected to attend, IFA's Crossroads Asia-Pacific Conference, which focusses on the pivotal Asian region and Pacific basin is extremely popular. The event is organized under the guidance of the Regional Vice Presidents and is designed for all members with an interest in Asia and the Pacific, as well as newcomers who would like to learn more about the Association with a view to potentially joining.

The conference this year is putting the emphasis on the host country, with high-level speakers from China helping attendees better understand the drivers of fertilizer supply and demand in the country. The conference will also offer the opportunity to engage the regional industry in IFA’s scenario planning initiative “IFA2030”. Other sessions will address the regional market outlook, specialty fertilizers, and agronomic matters.

Simultaneous interpretation between English and Chinese will be available.

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Phosphate Fertilizer Production Technology

2-6 October 2017, Marrakech, Morocco

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85th IFA Annual Conference 

22-24 May 2017, Marrakech, Morocco 

1400 chief executives and senior management representatives of the global fertilizer players
your business contacts in this year’s exceptionally large networking and exhibition area; book your own meeting room 
from outstanding speakers on fertilizer demand and supply related issues with a special focus in Sub-Saharan Africa
a 3-day programme of enriching sessions, discussions and entertaining events
the wonders of Marrakech by participating in the City Tour
and other excursions in your free time

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Webinar: What does it take to achieve the triple wins:  Productivity, Sustainability and Resilience

20 April 2017 at 15:00 CET  (Paris time)
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2017 IFA Global Safety Summit 

27-30 March 2017, Amman, Jordan 


The International Fertilizer Association's Technical & SHE Committee will organize its next Global Safety Summit in March 2017 in Amman, Jordan. This unique event is primarily designed for senior managers who are seeking to keep informed of the latest Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) thought leadership in the global fertilizer industry. 

It goes without saying that today’s businesses must ensure that SHE excellence is a strategic business priority for their companies. The IFA’s ongoing organization of this event showcases the industry’s commitment to SHE in production, and it facilitates the necessary knowledge sharing that will allow the fertilizer industry to remain at the top of its game. 

Event highlights include:
  • Four-day conference focusing on Safety, Health and Environmental issues in the global fertilizer industry;
  • Presentation of the IFA's 2017 Green Leaf Award for SHE Excellence;
  • One-day technical visit by plane to the IFA's producer members in the south of Jordan;
  • Participation of approximately 120 SHE leaders from 40 countries, the IFA Executive Board and the Association's top management;
  • Plenty of networking occasions, including a Gala Dinner at the Museum of Jordan.
A 50% discount is applied to all young professionals (35 years and under - for IFA members only)

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2017 IFA Production and International Trade Conference

22-24 February, Paris, France

The annual IFA Production and International Trade Conference is the only IFA event that has a dedicated focus on supply issues and key topics, addressing trade, markets, fertilizer projects, capacity developments, feedstock adequacy and logistics. 

The programme is designed by IFA members for IFA members. 
The 2017 programme will bring key knowledge for tapping opportunities in a challenging market:
  • Take a deep look on the evolution of key fertilizer markets and key fertilizer exporting countries;
  • Learn about the adequacy of feedstocks in global markets (sulphur, natural gas);
  • Seek out the winds of change in global ammonia trade, seaborne dry bulk shipping and terminal developments in EECA;
  • Get a clear assessment of technological progress on NPK production and of different distribution systems;
  • Benefit from the banker’s perspective on financing fertilizer projects;
  • Hear the experts’ views on agriculture markets, and on the impact of exchange rate on fertilizer trade.
You will access to such expertise and insights only at the 2017 IFA PIT Conference in Paris on 22-24 February 2017. 

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IFA Joint Agriculture & Communication Meeting

23-24 January, Rome, Italy

We are delighted to bring together again the members of our Communications & PA and Agriculture Committees for joint strategic discussions as well as our separate Committee and SAT meetings in Rome on 23-24 January 2017 in the center of Rome.  The joint IFA ComAg meeting is being held back-to-back with IPNI’s International Potassium Conference, thus offering a blend of policy and scientific papers for those of you planning to stay the whole week in Rome.

Be sure to join us for another thought provoking and stimulating ComAg meeting featuring the following important topics for the fertilizer industry:
  • how to effectively communicate with policy makers on complex, scientific issues; 
  • examine the concepts of “climate-smart agriculture” and “agroecology” and their implications for the fertilizer industry; 
  • interact with influential stakeholders and share’ views on fertilization and agricultural production systems;
  • get new insights into “cutting-edge communications for the millennial age”; 
  • review and discuss updates on IFA’s communications and nutrient stewardship initiatives. 
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IFA Strategic Forum

26-28 November, Dubai, UAE

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is my pleasure to inform you that registration for IFA’s 2016 Strategic Forum being held in the dynamic city of Dubai from 26-28 of November is now open!

Since feedstocks are a topic that looms large for our industry, November 28 will be dedicated to a strategic examination of key feedstock-related issues, long term trends and policy directions of importance to the nitrogen, phosphate and potash segments of the industry.

On November 27, we will be holding the Opening Session, IFA’s General Meeting and Market Outlook, followed by a Gala dinner graciously hosted by Muntajat that evening.

We will kick this year’s Strategic Forum off with a welcome reception hosted by GPIC on the evening of Saturday, November 26. Please note that IFA Ambassadors and other IFA members with an interest in joining are invited to participate in a strategic planning session with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), which will be held the afternoon of November 26. IFA’s Young Professionals will also be gathering in Dubai – please do bring along one or more promising young colleagues (at a 50% discounted registration fee) for what promises to be an outstanding program and networking event.

IFA’s members from the Gulf region join me in extending you a warm welcome to Dubai!

Best regards,

Abdulrahman Jawahery
IFA President

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This year, IFA Crossroads Asia-Pacific & IFA Production and International Trade Conference will exceptionally be joined 

25-27 October 2016, Singapore

Focusing on the pivotal Asian region and Pacific basin, IFA’s Crossroads Asia-Pacific Conference is an extremely popular event, with more than 400 participants in attendance. This event is organized under the guidance of the Regional Board Members 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.

The annual IFA Production and International Trade Conference offers experts’ perspectives on key industry supply-related issues and provides networking opportunities with senior executives in charge of strategic investment, global marketing, procurement and logistic matters.

Deadline: 31 July 2016 

Topics eligible for presentation include, among others:
  • Prospects for agriculture and fertilizer demand in Asia-Pacific countries;
  • New fertilizer projects in the region;
  • Regional nutrient stewardship initiatives;
  • Policy/regulatory changes that could impact regional fertilizer.
Should you be interested in presenting a paper, please contact:
Patrick Heffer (Crossroads Conference), Michel Prud'homme (PIT Conference)

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84th IFA Annual Conference

30 May - 1 June 2016, Moscow, Russia 

Welcome to IFA Moscow 2016 from IFA.

Dear IFA members,

It gives me great pleasure to formally announce IFA 2016, which will be held in the beautiful and impressive city center of Moscow from May 30-June 1. We know that networking is your top priority at the annual conference and towards this end, we have carefully chosen a configuration of hotels within walking distance and with plenty of networking spaces. As we did in Istanbul, we will also set up a separate common networking space at the Headquarter Hotel, The Ritz Carlton Moscow, for IFA members who do not book their own meeting space.

We do ask that you take a break from networking to join us for the two joint sessions we are planning: IFA 2016 will begin on Monday with a panel on fertilizer demand and keynote speeches. Wednesday afternoon, we will be holding our General Meeting and presenting the long-term fertilizer market outlook. IFA will also plan some further sessions to highlight some of our initiatives which you may wish to join and we will again be convening our industry’s future leaders (who enjoy a 50% discount on registration).

With IFA’s Russian members actively preparing for this meeting already for several months, this is an IFA annual meeting not be missed! Our friends at Uralchem and Uralkali will host a reception and performance the evening of May 30, and Eurochem, Phosagro and Acron are hosting another wonderful Traditional Russian evening on Wednesday evening. I already extend to them a very hearty Spasibo !

Please find herewith further information about the conference and the registration process. Please be sure to take a look at visa requirements in particular and make sure to start the process early. We will be sending regular updates on IFA 2016 in the weeks and months ahead.

Thank you and very much looking forward to seeing all of you in Moscow,

Abdulrahman Jawahery 
IFA President

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