The 18th edition of the

AFCOME’s Rencontres Internationales

will be held at the Lille Grand Palais

from November 6th to November 8th 2024

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend this key event in the industry, which will provide French and international actors with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas.

We hope to see many of you there!


The program is currently under development. It will be subject to changes

Wednesday 6 November 2024

18h-20h Welcoming Cocktail

Reception and registration of participants, access to the exhibition


Thursday, November 7th 2024

08h00  Participants welcome

08h30  Welcoming word, Alexis PORTHEAULT, AFCOME’s President

08h45-12h30  Agronomy and Innovation Session

  • Introduction to resource management in agriculture, with a focus on water and fertilisation, Sébastien WINDSOR, President of the French Chambers of Agriculture
  • Global vision of world’s water issues
  • Monitoring fertilisation in a context of water management and climatic hazards, Olivier DESCROIZETTE, General Director BeApi
  • Fertilisers and biostimulants, tools for managing water stress, Ralph BECKERS, Chief Strategic and Marketing Officer, Elicit Plant


14h15-18h00 – International session

  • Global overview of water management issues, agricultural solutions and implications for fertiliser markets, Benjamin PAMBET, Senior Manager, CVA
  • Water to feed people/ Improve water use efficiency is the key, Joan GIRONA, PhD, senior Researcher at Efficient Use of Water in Agricultural Program, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), Spain
  • Tackling global changes : the role of precision agriculture and the Israeli experience, Motti LEVIN, CEO, HAIFA
  • Protecting Air and Groundwater: Utilising Nitrogen Stabilisers in Fertilisers, Maarten STAAL, PhD, Team Leader Technical Sales, BASF
  • Round table with the speakers

     Gala evening from 19h30

Friday, November 8th 2024

08h30  Participants welcome

08h5-12h15 Economic and Regulatory Session  

  • Regulatory Point, Estelle VALLIN, Director, AFCOME
  • MyDataForFertilisers : A solution facilitating the transmission of product characteristics for all fertilising products, Marie BEURET, General Manager, Agro EDI Europe for MyDataForFertilisers
  • Presentation of the european Fertilisers Market Obervatory, Monica MAUCCI, Policy Officer European Commission, Head of the Fertiliser Market Observatory
  • Fertiliser supply and demand trends on the international market, Hanna CHTIOUI, Market Analyst, International Fertilizer Association (IFA)
  • Structural and conjonctural evolutions on nitrogen, phosphorus and potash markets, Pavel HANUS, Chief Commercial Officer, AGROFERT
  • Waterways & transport: Port and river logistics issues for fertilisers, Eloi FLIPO, Head of Modal Transport Division, Voies Navigables de France (VNF)

     Lunch and end of the conference at 14h00



10% discount for 3 registrations or more of the same company.

This price cannot be combined with the AFCOME/EFBA member discount.

For accompanying people to the Gala evening on Thursday 7 November: €100 excluding VAT


Journalists please contact:

Registration will not be considered definitive until payment has been received.

Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer.

If you have any questions, please contact :

Registration closes on 23 October 2024

Cancellation conditions

All requests for cancellation must be sent to AFCOME by e-mail to
Cancellations received after 31 August 2024 will not be refunded.

If you wish, you may arrange to be replaced.

The conditions of access to Lille Grand Palais are subject to change depending on changes in health regulations.

Cancellation and modification of the event

AFCOME may modify the programs and timetables of AFCOME’s Rencontres Internationales 2024. These changes will not result in any exchange or refund. If the Rencontres Internationales were to be interrupted, the registration fees received would be fully refunded to the customer, without AFCOME being held liable for any damage whatsoever directly or indirectly related to the cancellation.

Insurance and liability

AFCOME cannot be held responsible for the interruption or cancellation of AFCOME’s Rencontres Internationales 2024 due to external events of a political, social, economic or public health nature or other events beyond their control (force majeure).
In case of cancellation, the cancellation conditions of AFCOME’s Rencontres Internationales 2024 will apply.
Registration for AFCOME’s Rencontres Internationales 2024 implies complete acceptance of these cancellation conditions. Participants are advised to obtain adequate insurance cover for their trip (health, accident, repatriation, cancellation) before leaving.
AFCOME accepts no responsibility for accidents caused by or to participants and accompanying persons during or following AFCOME’s Rencontres Internationales 2024 or during any of the events organized around this edition of the Rencontres Internationales.

Reminder of participants' obligations regarding to competition rules

AFCOME takes compliance with competition law seriously.
The aim of AFCOME’s Rencontres Internationales is to provide participants with up-to-date knowledge of the world fertilizer markets and the technical and regulatory tools associated with fertilizers.
AFCOME reminds all participants of the need to respect the rules of competition governed by the Consumer Code and monitored by the French Competition Authority. Participants must not discuss competition issues, including individual prices, rates or market strategies, nor exchange information concerning any other competitive aspect of a company’s business.
If a participant in this conference attempts to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of the above matters, AFCOME recommends that the other participants immediately terminate the conversation and act in accordance with the applicable competition rules.


Lille Grand Palais,

1 Boulevard des Cités-Unies,


                       Source :  Lille Grand Palais

Access to Lille Grand Palais

  • By train: Lille Europe TGV station and Lille Flandres station (9 minutes by foot).

Average train time from major cities :

– Nantes <> Lille Europe: 4h30 (change in Paris)

– Strasbourg <> Lille Europe : 3h09 (direct)

– Brussels Midi <> Lille Europe : 35 minutes (direct)

– Lyon Part Dieu <> Lille Flandre : 3h45 (direct)

– Paris Nord <> Lille Flandre : 1h05 (direct)

  • By plane : 3 international airports: Lille Lesquin 15 minutes away by car, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1 hour away by car, Brussels Zaventem 1 hour 10 minutes away by car.

Average flight time from major cities :

– Marseille <> Lille: 5h (1 stopover)

– Lyon <> Lille: 3h05 (1 stopover)

– Toulouse <> Lille: 1h 35 (direct)

  • By car : On the doorstep of the A1 and A25 highway.


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation costs.

Click below to find out which hotels are available on these dates and book online at a preferential rate:


The exhibition is a very popular source of information for participants. To optimise exhibitors’ visibility, breaks and lunches will be held in the exhibition area.
Take advantage of the Rencontres Internationales to promote your products and services, and don’t hesitate to ask us about stand rental conditions at :



Phone : +33 1 46 60 89 40

E-mail :

Rencontres Internationales 2024