GPCA Fertilizer Convention 2018
The 9th GPCA Fertilizers Convention will be held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Rumhi, Minister of Oil and Gas, Oman, on 18-20 September 2018 in Muscat, Oman.
In line with the GCC’s national visions, transformation strategies and economic diversification drive, the regional fertilizers industry is undergoing a period of change. Feedstock prices, constraints in the supply of gas within the region and increasing competition in markets abroad are forcing the industry to look for new ways to remain competitive by capitalizing on its strengths and seeking new opportunities for collaboration and innovation throughout its value chain. As global trade tensions continue to grow, the industry is exploring new markets both within the GCC and in export regions.
Reflecting on these changes, the convention will be held under the theme “New frontiers and opportunities”. A content-rich agenda will highlight the key role of fertilizers in ensuring food security in a world with rapidly growing population and rising demand for nutrition, promote regional innovations in agriculture and discuss key trade trends from across the globe. Technical sessions dedicated to operational efficiency and environmental sustainability along with a workshop on customer value management will provide further opportunities to share knowledge and best practice on this important industry platform.