Agenda


 

7th International Conference Fertilizers 2025: Eastern Europe, Baltic States & Balkans
Vienna, Austria, 21-23 January 2025

Well reduced fertilizer sales, demand and consumption, continuous climate changes and cheaper import substitutes will be in the conference focus. The conference will cover the markets of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Greece. The situation in Northern and Southwestern Europe will also be discussed to get the complete market picture.

21 January, Tuesday - delegates’ arrival and accommodation / preliminary registration

18.00 – 20.00           PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION
         COCKTAIL RECEPTION

22 January, Wednesday – first conference day

 

Session 1. Main challenges of 2024 fertilizer season in Europe: continuous climate changes leading to a slump in fertilizer consumption in the region; sales reduction;increase in imports of Russian fertilizers into the region

 

■ Review of nitrogen fertilizer market in the EEBB region in 2024: current production situation, price fluctuations, tough competition between locally produced and imported goods, pent-up demand and 2025 season outlook.

■ Update on European P and K fertilizer market in 2024: consumption, changes in trade flows, prospects of local output growth and 2025 outlook for the market.

■ Import of phosphate rock and phosphate acid into the region; the latest changes in consumption and outlook for the raw material market.

■ Natural gas price fluctuations; ammonia and fertilizer production economics in Europe.

■ Review of fertilizer export from Central Asia to global consuming regions, Europe in particular;
2024 events and 2025 outlook.

 

 

Session 2. Impact of the EU regulations and sanctions on the fertilizer import into Europe; the main European transshipment hubs and challenges of import and regional logistics in Europe

 

■ The latest updates on the EU sanctions and fertilizer import regulations in Europe; their implications for local producers.

■ Review of fertilizer capacity, imports and traffic in Polish, German, Belgian, Slovak and Romanian ports.

■ Challenges of fertilizer transportation across the EU: freight rates fluctuations, overview of barge and rail traffic in the region, difficulties shipping goods to Ukraine and crossing Polish, Slovak and Hungarian borders.

■ Update on the Ukrainian fertilizer market as a frequent user of the Eastern European transshipment hubs.

 

23 January, Thursday – second conference day

 

Session 3. Increasing importance of specialty, stabilized and foliar fertilizers in Europe as the only chance to adapt to the latest climate changes

 

■ Update on inhibitor development in the European region and stabilized fertilizer market news

■ Efficiency of bacterial biofertilizers and foliar fertilizers and their share on the European market

■ The EU subsidies as an instrument for boosting specialty and stabilized fertilizer consumption

■ Specialty and stabilized nitrogen fertilizer market outlook: climate changes and the EU Green Deal as the main drivers of specialties consumption.


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