The event is organised in participation with the International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) and will be hosted by Morocco’s national phosphate company, OCP.
The event, which is now in its 11th year, attracts more than 500 commercial and operational decision makers from across the phosphates and fertilizer supply chain to explore the supply and demand dynamics and the latest mining and production technologies.
Morocco is a hub for investment and innovation in phosphate mining and processing. OCP has been driving an ambitious expansion programme both at home and overseas. Attendees will be able to see phosphate and fertilizer production first hand by visiting OCP’s Khouribga mining site, as well as the Jorf Lasfar industrial integrated fertilizer platform.
CRU’s Head of Phosphates, Chris Lawson, said: “Phosphate market dynamics have diverged significantly through 2017. Phosphate fertilizer producers are cautiously optimistic, with prices exceeding expectations throughout the past 12 months. Meanwhile, phosphate rock prices continue to slide lower with low cost Moroccan rock winning more market share in 2017.
“The 2018 CRU phosphates conference has a broad agenda that helps to provide clarity into not only the global market dynamics, but into developments in the specialty/niche fertilizers space and how technology is rapidly changing the future of farming and ultimately, fertilizer demand.”
The conference programme features multiple networking opportunities, as well as the chance to explore an exhibition of over 50 providers of the latest innovations and services to the industry.