The International Fertiliser Society (IFS) held its 2016 Technical Conference in June 23-24. For the first time this conference moved from London to a new location at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. This new location in Central Europe and a strong programme of papers attracted a large audience, nearly two thirds of which had not previously attended an IFS event. Three ‘stand out’ papers were a review of the proposed EU Fertiliser Regulation by Eric Liègeois of the Commission, a review of the granulation of complex fertilisers by Harri Kiiski of SABIC, and a team presentation from CF Fertilisers on vehicle safety.
Completed by convivial networking over excellent food provided by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, the conference was enjoyed by all. The IFS will be returning to London for its 2017 Technical Conference, but then plans to return to a Central Europe location for 2018.
Representative of SPEL was also there.