AFSA National Conference (with Fertiliser Australia)

09 October 2018

Register now for Fertilizer 2018 Conference and Machinery Field Day (Oct 9 – 11 in Canberra).


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With a great line-up of speakers now confirmed for Fertilizer 2018, the program promises to be great value for those operating in the fertilizer supply chain, and you won’t want to miss hearing comedian Sam Kekovich* at the conference dinner.


The conference begins with a Welcome Reception at the National Museum on Tuesday evening providing an excellent opportunity to catch up with others in your field, interact with businesses serving the industry and meet new people.


Those involved in fertilizer sales, end use advice, contract application and logistics will all benefit from Wednesdays line up of speakers.


In the economics markets and policy session, hear from Gavin Chong from Argus Media who will discuss fertilizer markets. The Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection will provide an update on moves to strengthen reef regulation. John Gilbert from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will provide a summarise the new Primary Duty Laws.  Nick Drew will give an overview of the Fertilizer Australia strategy survey and the revised strategy.


Chris Rijksen, General Manager of Yara Pilbara Fertilisers will outline the organisation’s plans for a revolutionary solar ammonia plant. This presentation promises to give interesting insights into new technology impacting on nitrogen fertilizer manufacture.


Need to better understand Blockchain – the new digitised approach to managing supply chains? You won’t want to miss Wes Lefroy’s (Rabobank) perspective. 


Greg Griffith from Family Business Australia will address common issues family businesses face in leading and growing their business. Corporate delegates will also gain suggestions on interacting with family businesses.


Wondering what is the value of Fertcare and industry associations? How does this help when things go badly wrong? Rod Abbot from Korumburra Lime & Spreading will share his perspective.


The soil and plant nutrition session will address topics including, pasture fertilizers and more profit from nitrogen. 


Fertilizer 2018 will feature a Machinery Field Day to be held on Thursday at the Sutton Road Driver Training Centre. This hands-on day will focus on the latest logistic and precision agriculture equipment associated with fertilizer and soil amendment products. A feature of the day will be a presentation and demonstration of remote sensing technologies from the More Profit from Nitrogen project which can aid improved fertilizer application.  


We are pleased to welcome the involvement of Incitec Pivot Fertilisers as the major Conference Sponsor and Daimler Trucks Huntingwood as the major Machinery Field Day Sponsor. Our thanks also extend to the other sponsors who are helping to make Fertilizer 2018 an exciting and valuable event. Sponsorship opportunities still exist for the Machinery Field Day. 


The conference is to be held at Hotel Realm which is located within a short walk from Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin, dining and entertainment spots such as Manuka and Kingston. Floriade, Australia’s premium flower show and celebration of spring will be running while the conference is happening. There are plenty of other attractions in Canberra, so you might want to consider extending your stay.


Fertilizer 2018 is a joint initiative between the AFSA NSW branch and Fertilizer Australia. We look forward to welcoming you on October 9.


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