World Fertilizer Conference

SEPTEMBER 12 - 13, 2022 | Dallas Sheraton Hotel - Dallas, TX

The World Fertilizer Conference draws hundreds of TFI members, industry professionals, and representatives from around the world who represent all sectors of the fertilizer industry. From the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to deep dives into innovation, the economy, public policy, and more, the World Conference is fall's most important business and networking event for the global fertilizer industry.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We have a range of sponsor opportunities available, please download the prospectus and get in touch with TFI to learn more.

Covid Guidance (Updated 8/27/21)

Your health and safety are our highest priorities. Please consult state and local Covid-19 guidelines before attending TFI events. Each participant has an individual responsibility to make choices in the best interest of their own health. If you are traveling from outside of the United States and are not a US passport holder, please consult entry and exit requirements for the United States. Please note that travel remains prohibited from several countries to the United States.

Please note: You must be registered for The World Fertilizer Conference to secure a discounted guest room at the Westin Copley Boston. Once you register for the conference, a confirmation email will be sent with information on how to reserve rooms online or by telephone. e

Register Online 
(individual and group registration available)

CONFERENCE FEES

Early Bird Member Registration Fee:
$1,475 per attendee                                              

Early Bird Non-Member Registration Fee:                    
$2,975 per attendee

Early Bird discount ends 8/31/2021

Late Member Registration Fee:
$1,575 per attendee                                              

Late Non-Member Registration Fee:                    
$3,075 per attendee

Guest Fee:
$75 per attendee
You must be a non-conference guest

Discounted Fee
Registration fees are complimentary for state associations. Please contact Valerie Sutton for more information.

The full registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at all conference sessions
  • Breakfast on Monday 
  • Coffee Lounge on Monday and Tuesday
  • Welcome Reception
  • Conference mobile app containing conference schedule, attendee list, suite list, and key conference information

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Credit Cards, Checks, Wire Transfers, and ACH

Checks: Make checks payable to The Fertilizer Institute, drawn on a U.S. bank.

Wire Transfer: Please contact TFI at [email protected] for wire transfer information.
The name(s) of the attendees must appear on the check/wire transfer; all added processing fees will be charged to the issuer of the check/wire transfer.  

Credit Cards: We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Please provide your credit card number, expiration date, and credit card billing address. All credit card transactions are processed in U.S. dollars and subject to the current U.S. exchange rate.  

Note:
The Fertilizer Institute is not responsible for foreign check or wire transaction processing fees not included in the actual transfer. Attendees will be required to pay the fee if the check is not drawn on a U.S. bank or if a wire transaction processing fee is not included in the actual transfer.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be received via email to Valerie Sutton, [email protected] by August 31, 2021 for a refund of the registration fee (less 25% administrative fee). No telephone cancellations are accepted. After August 31, 2021, all registrations will be non-refundable. No-show attendees will not be refunded. Substitutions may be made by contacting TFI's conference department or on-site. Refunds for payments made by check will be processed within two weeks following the conference.

Registration List

Registrations are not official until payment is received. A list of all registered delegates will be provided to registered and paid attendees only. Please note that your name, company, address, and email will appear exactly as you have indicated on your registration form. A final list of registered delegates will be available on the conference mobile app. No additional list of attendees will be provided during or after the conference.

Dress Code

Business Casual

Antitrust Policy

TFI’s antitrust policy is included in your conference registration packet and on the conference app. Please review the document and contact TFI with any questions.

Sunday,
September 19

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Early Registration

America Ballroom Foyer – 4th Floor

Monday,
September 20

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration & Exhibits

America Ballroom Foyer – 4th Floor

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Session & Breakfast

America Ballroom – 4th Floor

Katty Kay, Author and Lead Anchor of BBC World News America

Katty Kay is the lead anchor of BBC World News America, has covered the world’s biggest news stories, and has interviewed scores of political dignitaries and business leaders.

Join us for an insightful opening session as she provides an update on the global economic and political landscape and the effect of current geopolitics on the United States and its businesses, including power shifts around the world and COVID’s disruption of global business operations. 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Business Meetings
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Executive Committee, Invitation Only

Essex North West – 3rd Floor

 

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Afternoon Reception

Staffordshire Ballroom – 3rd Floor

 

Tuesday,
September 21

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration & Exhibits

America Ballroom Foyer – 4th Floor

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
General Session & Breakfast

America Ballroom – 4th Floor

Update from IFA

  • Alzbeta Klein, CEO/Director General  International Fertilizer Association

Industry Leadership Perspectives: CEO Panel

  • David Delaney, President & CEO, Itafos (Panelist)
  • Joe McNeely, President, Andersons Nutrient and Industrial (Panelist)
  • Corey Rosenbusch – President & CEO, The Fertilizer Institute (Moderator)

Recently appointed leaders David Delaney of Itafos and Joe McNeely of Andersons Nutrient and Industrial share some of the challenges they have faced as a new CEO, as well as provide their perspectives on leading and shaping their organization’s vision 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Business Meetings
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Nutrients for Life Foundation Board Meeting

Essex North West – 3rd Floor

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Board of Directors Lunch and Meeting, Invitation Only

Essex South – 3rd Floor

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Afternoon Reception

Staffordshire Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Wednesday,
September 22

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Business Meetings

Hotel Information (Book your sleeping room here.)

Westin Copley Place, Boston
10 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, Westin Copley Place can be found in the city center and near the airport. Boston Opera House and Boston Museum of Fine Arts are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Copley Place and Newbury Street. New England Aquarium and Museum of Science are not to be missed. Guests will appreciate the hotels' convenience to public transportation: Copley Station is just steps away and Prudential Station is 6 minutes by foot.

Reservation Cut-off Date: August 25, 2021. Discounted group rates are only available to those who register for the conference.

Alternative Hotel Choice - If you're having trouble booking your hotel room at the Westin, TFI has contracted for specially-priced rooms at the nearby Marriott Boston Copley Place. Click for more information - https://book.passkey.com/e/50111269

Please note: You must be registered for the World Fertilizer Conference to secure a discounted guest room. Once you register for the conference a web-based reservations link and telephone number will be provided in your confirmation email. Room rates do not include tax. To avoid an inconvenient billing of one night’s room and tax, you must cancel your room reservation 72 hours prior to your arrival date.

Beware of Housing Pirates
Please make sure to book your hotel directly with either the Westin or Marriott Copley Place, Boston. Beware of companies misrepresenting themselves as affiliated with TFI or the World Fertilizer Conference as TFI will not be able to assist you with any housing problems with reservations made through a third party. If you have further questions or concerns please contact Alice McKinnon, Director of Member Programs, [email protected].

ROOM RATES:
Single/Double Occupancy:                 $299/per night
(plus applicable taxes)

Hotel Cancellation Policy: Guest Room cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours prior to arrival. Any reservation that is not canceled and does not arrive will be charged one (1) night's room and tax to the guaranteed method of payment on the reservation.

Early Departure Fee:  The hotel has an early departure fee of one (1) night's room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check-in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is complete.

Requesting Ten or More Rooms?

Requests for blocks of ten or more rooms should be directed to Alice McKinnon, Director of Member Programs, [email protected]

Affiliate Hospitality Suites and Meeting Room Rentals please refer to the Suite Tab above.

Boston Dining and Activities Guide

Airport and Ground Transportation

There are several transportation options to Westin Copley Place Boston. Refer to Maps & Transportation for full details.

Parking Options

Valet parking, fee: $65 daily

Passport and Visa Information

Current CDC COVID-19 guidelines for international travelers to the US.

A valid passport, and perhaps a visa, is required for entry into the United States. Attendees are encouraged to contact the nearest American Consulate for visa requirements applicable to them and start their application process. The State Department suggests applying for visas as early as possible.

You may need to request letters from TFI inviting you to attend and/or confirm your attendance in order to receive a visa. If the American Consulate in your country requires originals to be sent to you, please provide a credit card number to cover courier fees. 

Once your registration fee has been paid, TFI will provide you with a letter of invitation to our 2021 World Fertilizer Conference along with a letter in support of your visa application. Our letters do not guarantee a visa will be issued nor do they act as an endorsement of you. In order to provide your support letter, we will require the following information:

  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Country of Issue
  • Passport number and date of expiration
  • Date of birth
  • Complete organization name
  • Job title and address
  • Complete address of American Embassy where you are applying for the visa

These two letters will be e-mailed or faxed to you. 

 

Speakers


Katty Kay

Author and Lead Anchor of BBC World News America

Katty Kay is a 25-year veteran of BBC where she has reported across the globe from Zimbabwe to Tokyo. She reports on economic and political news across the U.S. and serves as a frequent guest on both NBC’s Meet the Press and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. She is also the co-author of two New York Times best-sellers exploring the success of women in the workplace, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance: What Women Should Know and Living the Confidence Code: Real Girls. Real Stories. Real Confidence.

Sponsor Prospectus
Platinum
Supporting Sponsors

Interested in Sponsor Opportunities?

Suites and Meeting Rooms

Suites & Meeting Rooms Roster

To ensure all participants have a successful conference TFI has established policies and procedures for requesting and managing the suites.

Keeping it Healthy and Safe as We Meet, Suite Guidelines:

  • We suggest you wipe down surfaces between appointments.
  • The Hotel is the only allowed food service for suite and meeting rooms.
  • Housekeeping will clean the suite each night after 5 pm. If you require trash removal, etc. during the day, please call housekeeping.               

Above all, if you are not feeling 100% or one of your guests is not feeling 100%, please contact Valerie Sutton, Director, Member Services and Conferences, vsutt[email protected] or Alice McKinnon, Director of Member Programs, [email protected]

Requests for suites must be directed to The Fertilizer Institute. The hotel cannot accept requests.

  1. It is strongly suggested that all requests for suites and meeting rooms are to be made through the online form.
  2. We cannot guarantee your first requested suite. In the comment column please note your second and third requested suite.
  3. Suites and meeting rooms will only be assigned to registered and paid conference attendees.

Registration

  1. All individuals who work in the suite or meeting room and/or affiliated who will be attending meetings in the suite or meeting room must be registered for the conference. 

Suite Fees

  1. Members can secure suites at the hotel's per-night suite rate (plus taxes), with no additional booking fee from TFI.
  2. All food, beverage, audiovisual equipment, upgraded wi-fi, and any other fees are the responsibility of the suite holder.
  3. Credit card deposits are required to confirm bookings with the hotel.

Meeting Room Fees

  1. Members can secure Meeting Rooms at the hotel's meeting room rental fee of $500 per room, per day (plus taxes), with no additional booking fee from TFI.
  2. All food, beverage, audiovisual equipment, upgraded wi-fi, and any other fees are the responsibility of the suite holder.
  3. Credit Cards deposits are required to confirm a booking with the hotel.

Suite Access and Scheduling

  1. Suite holders can check into their suite starting at 1:00 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out is no later than 3:00 pm on the last day
  2. If you require early check-in you must reserve the suite the night before.
  3. Companies are asked to schedule meetings in suites and meeting rooms AFTER the 9:00 am opening sessions on Monday and Tuesday.

Logistics

  1. Suite and meeting room arrangements and payments are handled directly by the hotel. Full contact information is listed on the form.
  2. Suite and Meeting Room holders who request their locations be made public will have details posted on the Conference APP, meter boards on the lobby level, and on the guest room floor. No signs will be posted on individual suite doors. Provide the name of the company to be posted on the suite request form and when finalizing details with the hotel.
  3. If desired, beds can be removed from guest rooms for a fee of $150 USD.

Cancellations

  1. Suite and meeting room cancellation fees are dependent upon the hotel cancellation policy. Please contact TFI to make any cancellations.

VIEW SUITE BROCHURE  

RESERVE SUITES - Please note only Studio Suites remain (current as of 8/26)

RESERVE MEETING ROOMS - Meeting Rooms are currently SOLD OUT.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Alice McKinnon, Director of Member Programs, [email protected]

Exhibitors

Tabletop exhibit space is available for TFI members only and on a complimentary basis. Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. All requests for exhibit space must be made no later than August 13, 2021. Confirmation and table assignments, along with an exhibitor prospectus, will be sent to exhibitors no later than August 27, 2021.

Please contact Valerie Sutton at [email protected]

REQUEST EXHIBIT SPACE