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PHOSPHATES 2012 International Conference & Exhibition

The fifth global gathering at the Phosphates International Conference & Exhibition will be taking place next March in Morocco, which is one of the key supply regions for the global phosphates market. This biennial conference, brings together senior industry professionals from across the entire spectrum of the phosphates supply chain and provides delegates with a unique opportunity to discuss the current and emerging issues facing the industry.

The event is the only global phosphates event bringing together a cross section of the fertilizer, industrial and feed phosphates markets.

The conference, which attracts over 350 senior executives from more than 40 countries will open its exhibition on 19 March 2012 and will deliver a three-day event offering an in-depth commercial programme and various networking opportunities. Taking place in El-Jadida, south of Casablanca, the conference will be situated nearby one of the largest phosphate chemical facilities in the world – Jorf Lasfar Chemical Facility. The OCP Group, the event’s host sponsor for 2012, will be offering delegates site visits to this facility and to the Khouribga Mine during the week of the conference.

The theme of the 2012 conference will be Maximising Phosphate Resources, a major area of concern for the phosphates industry as well as having wider implications for the fertilizer, industrial and feed industries. The programme will address the current and future projections for the phosphate rock, fertilizer, industrial and feed phosphates industries, as well as issues and challenges in these industries that affect the supply and demand dynamics.

Principal CRU Consultant, Ken Nyiri, who will be speaking at next year’s event commented “every market transaction has market risk associated with it, a reminder that both buyers and sellers need to keep informed. The global market could change dramatically by March and Phosphates 2012 will give delegates the most recent information available and help them plot their future moves.”

Confirmed speakers for 2012 include:

• Mostafa Terrab, CEO, OCP
• Andrew Drummond, CEO, Minemakers
• Michael Rahm, VP Market and Strategic Analysis, Mosaic
• Prof. Dr. Roland Scholz, Co-leader of Global TraPs Project and  Chair of Natural and Social Science Interface in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
• Raza Soomar, President, RNZ International
• Chris Thornton, Global Phosphate Forum
• Charles Neivert, MD – Ag/Chemicals Equity Research, Dahlman Rose & Company
• Mhamed Ibnabdeljalil, VP for Commercial and Marketing, OCP
• Theodore Fowler, President, JDC Phosphate
•    Andy Jung,Consultant – Feed Phosphates, CRU
•    Mike Mendelsen, Agricultural Economist, CRU
•    Ken Nyiri, Principal Consultant – Fertilizers, CRU
•    Ashok Shinh, Principal Consultant - Industrial Chemicals, CRU
•    Juan von Gernet, Senior Consultant – Fertilizers, CRU

The event will also constitute an excellent platform for suppliers to showcase their products at the exhibition which will host over 25 exhibitors of cutting-edge technology and equipment who will be on show throughout the event.

Phosphates 2012 International Conference & Exhibition will be taking place from 19-21 March 2012 at the Hotel Mazagan, El-Jadida, Morocco.

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About CRU

CRU is an independent business analysis and consultancy group focused on the mining, metals, power, cables, fertilizer and chemical sectors. Founded in the late 1960s, the group employs more than 200 experts in London, Beijing, Santiago, Sydney and key centres within the United States.

CRU Events organises high-quality global conferences and exhibitions in the mining, metals and fertilizer industries. The CRU brand is renowned for producing authoritative, independent research and our events offer the same reliable expert opinion and market insights through carefully researched programmes.

CRU events are well respected for attracting the most senior level professionals and providing valuable networking opportunities throughout the year for their global audiences.

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Kay Rowlands

Senior Marketing Manager Marketing & Events 020 7903 2160

Paul Chapman

Press contact Senior Marketing Manager at CRU Marketing & Events 020 7903 2000

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