About the 11th GPCA Agri-nutrients Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about several disruptions, including threatening food security and nutrition globally. Border closures, forced quarantines and lockdowns exposed supply chain and logistics vulnerabilities and was an eye opener for the nutrition ecosystem, prompting governments to re-evaluate their food security strategies. This has triggered a sense of realization across countries, including in the Arabian Gulf, who are heavily reliant on food imports. Seeing new opportunities, the GCC countries are embracing a multi-faceted approach across value chains. They are leveraging innovation and modern technology to make our food systems more robust, resilient and sustainable. Regional governments are focused on enhancing domestic production, utilizing technology, rethinking investment strategies and boosting research and development activities to prepare for the future, as well as investing in diversified supply sources.

The agri-nutrients industry plays a leading role in supporting this transition. There is a growing need for this critical industry to collaborate with governments and the value chain to improve agricultural productivity and provide nutritious and sufficient food for all. To avoid disruptions in agricultural production and to ensure food security, the GCC agri-nutrients industry will have to embrace new avenues of growth, including boosting international cooperation, exploring new markets, strengthening domestic supply chains, reducing their environmental footprint and deploying advanced technology to maintain a competitive edge. Exploring new opportunities today will help build resiliency and sustainability, while preparing for potential future crises.

Now in its 11th edition, the GPCA Agri-nutrients Conference will take place virtually from 15-16 September 2021. Held under the theme ‘Forging new avenues for a food secure future’ the dialogues at the conference will present a host of opportunities for the agri-nutrients industry to contribute positively to the food security agenda, share progressive technologies transforming the agricultural food chain, shed light on the breakthroughs and innovations in the agri-nutrients sector and discuss the trends shaping the overall industry.

Conference speakers

Agenda

The 11th edition of the GPCA Agri-nutrients Conference has been carefully crafted to showcase and embrace new avenues of growth to attain food security, explore the latest breakthroughs in the agri-nutrients industry, showcase the innovative technologies transforming the agri food chain and delve deeper into the trends and opportunities which will shape the overall industry.

*Please note the Conference will follow the UAE timezone (GMT+4)

11:00 – 11:10

Curtain raiser

11:10 – 11:20

Welcome remarks

11:20 – 11:35

Keynote 1: Strengthening the foundation for food security in the wake of the
pandemic

11:35 – 11:50

Keynote 2: Bolstering GCC’s food security goals

11:50 – 12:15

Panel discussion and Q&A

12:15 – 12:55

Capturing the full potential of Blue Ammonia: How will this impact the
agri-nutrient business?

12:55 – 13:20

Q&A

13:20 – 13:40

Networking break

13:40 – 13:55

Global agri-nutrients landscape – Trends and challenges

13:55 – 14:10

IMO 2020 and its potential impact on the fertilizer industry

14:10 – 14:35

Panel discussion and Q&A

11:00 – 11:10

Welcome remarks

11:10 – 11:30

Digital solutions to develop high-efficiency urea

11:30 – 11:50

Controlled release fertilizers – The next smart technology

Robert Smulders, Vice President – Innovation, Stamicarbon

11:50 – 12:10

Phosphate related subject (TBC)

12:10 – 12:35

Panel discussion and Q&A

12:35 – 12:55

Disruptive technologies related to Agri-business, impacting the fertilizer industry

12:55 – 13:15

NextGen farming: A viable solution to meet food demands

13:15 – 13:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

13:40 – 13:50

Closing remarks

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA

Event overview

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The GPCA Agri-nutrients Conference has established itself as the premier gathering that convenes regional industry leaders from the agri-nutrients sector, including producers, blenders, distributors, farmers, technology players and government officials to exchange information, explore and deliberate key concerns related to food security alongside developing long-term strategies for the agri-nutrients industry. Now in its 11th edition, the 2021 cycle of the event will be held under the theme, ‘Forging new avenues for a food secure future’. The event will focus on how the agri-nutrients industry can support the food security agenda, progressive technologies transforming the agri food chain and delve deeper into the innovations and trends transforming the industry.

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The digital networking functionality at the Virtual Agri-nutrients Conference will allow attendees to network with peers and industry professionals – all at the click of a button.
Attendees can join discussion tables, attend meeting with meeting room partners (by invitation) and conduct face-to-face meetings online. Delegates can also schedule meetings for later dates, or send text communications via the portal.

Why attend?

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Build connections with leading stakeholders from the agri-nutrients industry: Renew and develop new business relationships at the most influential regional event for the agri-nutrients industry

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The knowledge powerhouse for the agri-nutrients industry: Stay abreast about the latest disruptive technologies transforming the agri-nutrients industry

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Explore new markets and broaden your reach: Deep dive into the market scenarios of major export and producing regions to drive new ventures and market dominance

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Address your concerns and challenges: Engage in high level discussions through dedicated Q&A sessions focusing on strategic subjects, which will shape the future of the agri-nutrients industry

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Contacts

For delegate registration please contact:

Jovelyn Sadoguio
Events Admin Specialist
E: jovelyn@gpca.org.ae
T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 153

For sponsorship and e-meeting room inquiries please contact:

Salman Khan
Sales and Membership Specialist
E:  salman@gpca.org.ae
T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 103

 

Jerry Rodrigues
Sales and Membership Specialist
E:  jerry@gpca.org.ae
T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 155

For speaker and program inquiries please contact:

Anida Dcosta
Conference Producer
E: anida@gpca.org.ae
T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 127

For marketing inquiries please contact:

Aastha Govil
Communications and Community Specialist
E: aastha@gpca.org.ae
T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 104

For media inquiries please contact:

Jovelyn Sadoguio
Events Admin Specialist
E: jovelyn@gpca.org.ae
T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 153

 

Hector Aquino
Communications Coordinator
E: hector@gpca.org.ae
T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 123

For membership inquiries please contact:

Diala Sherif
Membership Specialist
E: diala@gpca.org.ae
T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 106