THE OCP Group will hold the third International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry (Symphos) from May 18-20 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The event will focus on innovation, technology and current trends in processes to upgrade phosphates and derivatives, as well as research and development prospects in the phosphate sector.

Following the success of the previous events in 2011 and 2013, Symphos 2015 will be the place to be for major international players in the phosphates and phosphate derivatives industry. A wide range of scientific subjects, phosphate innovations and the use of advanced technology for sustainable agriculture will be discussed during Symphos 2015.

Renowned international experts will contribute to and benefit from its various programs. It is also an opportunity for these experts to share the results of their research, and of their different projects. There will be also debate sessions organized by a high-level international and technical committee.

Speakers include MISOM Technologies’ president Sean Dessureault, State University of Campinas, Brazil, UNICAMP Professor Jose Roberto Nunhez, Transcarbon International president and CEO Sebastien Raoux, CRCMining’s Professor Paul Lever and Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, Professor Jamal Chaouki.

Symphos 2015 will also be open to biotechnology, fertilizers of tomorrow and to ‘slow & controlled releases’. It will serve as a forum to share ideas and to discuss sustainable development topics including water & energy management, industry-related challenges, and the development of innovative processes and sustainable agriculture.

Through organization of this event, OCP, a leader of the phosphate industry, reaffirms its commitment to the promotion of technical and industrial innovation for sustainable agriculture.

The International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry is a biennial event and a global benchmark dedicated to key players in the phosphates and phosphate derivatives industry. Initiated in 2011 and repeated in 2013, Symphos has been attended by more than 1900 industrial stakeholders, manufacturers, equipment suppliers and researchers from 43 countries, who come together to share their experiences, discover the latest innovations and discuss their thoughts on the future of the phosphate industry.

The OCP Group is a leader in the phosphates and derivatives market, including fertilizers, and has been a major player on the international market since 1920. The group has exclusive access to Morocco’s phosphate reserves, the largest reserves in the world, according to the USGS. The group is also a leading low-cost producer of phosphate and has become a key player throughout the entire phosphate value chain.

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