Casablanca, 18th May 2015: OCP Group is planning its third International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry (Symphos) from the 18th to 20th of May 2015 in Marrakesh, with the theme “Innovation to serve sustainable agriculture”.

This year’s event will bring together over 1200 participants from the phosphate industry from all corners of the world, representing over 45 countries. Symphos 2015, a forum for meetings and discussions between the major international players in the phosphate and phosphate derivatives industry, will build on the previous events, with greater focus on innovation to serve sustainable agriculture. In particular, this year’s event will cover themes regarding industrial processes, elements of value, fertilizers of the future and slow & controlled releases.

The event has become an international benchmark in the sector, offering a forum that promotes diversification, modernisation and development of the phosphate industry and support for the development needs of worldwide agriculture. Aware that innovation is the primary tool for rational and sustainable exploitation of phosphate reserves, OCP Group uses Symphos to highlight its commitment to sustainable and prosperous agriculture throughout the world.

By bringing together the global phosphate community to share expertise, skills and experiences, Symphos aims at contributing to the emergence of the ideas of tomorrow, and taking up the major challenge of soil and resource conservation for sustainable agriculture.

Symphos examines new techniques and technologies to improve production systems in the phosphate industry and to conserve resources. This involves considering the future of the phosphate industry in the context of a sustainable development and clean technologies approach, discussing phosphate-based raw materials, intermediate products and finished products. Special place will be given to the Moroccan model of industrial management and innovation development in the phosphate industry, in particular in the areas of mining, beneficiation of phosphates, adding value and fertilizer production.

This symposium offers the opportunity to meet all professionals in the phosphate industry, in the presence of influential figures in the mining and processing industry. All stakeholders in the value chain will be represented: producers, consumers, traders, market analysts, engineers and technical experts. An exhibition space of a hundred stands will bring together the main companies in the phosphate industry.


The International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry (SYMPHOS) is a once every . years event and a global benchmark dedicated to key two players in the phosphates and phosphate derivatives industry. This technological and scientific event is a platform for sharing ideas on innovation, technology, current trends in terms of processes for upgrading phosphates and derivatives, research, and development prospects for the phosphate sector. Initiated in 2011 and repeated in 2013, SYMPHOS has been attended by over 1,900 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. Held every two years, this committee works to enrich and diversify the event’s scientific and technical content in connection with the phosphate industry.

Find out more: WWW.SYMPHOS.COM


OCP group is a world leader in the phosphates market and the world’s biggest exporter of phosphate and phosphoric acid, as well as one of the largest exporters of phosphate fertilizers. The Group has the rights over large phosphate reserves in Morocco*. Thanks to its industrial and commercial presence worldwide, OCP plays a central role in the areas where its mining and processing activities are located. The Group has 23,000 staff and had a turnover of 4.9bn US dollars in 2014.

OCP offers one of the widest ranges of phosphate qualities for various uses. After nearly a century of history and industrial development, and strong positions in the global phosphates market, this dual role means that the Group has a unique position and unequalled flexibility to meet the growing demands for food supply. OCP Group works for sustainable and ecologically responsible agriculture worldwide. It makes phosphate fertilizers available to farmers, informs them and trains them in their proper use, for rational fertilization that protects their soils. As a major player in global agriculture, OCP plans to play a driving role in the process of improving agricultural productivity in Africa.

*Source: USGS


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