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About Fertilizer Canada

Welcome Note

Fertilizer Canada is pleased to invite members to our 74th Annual Conference and the North American Fertilizer Transportation Forum (NAFTF) in Victoria BC from Aug. 19 to 21, 2019.

Attended by delegates involved in all aspects of the fertilizer industry and related sectors, Fertilizer Canada’s Annual Conference and NAFTF offer a chance for collective collaboration on current hot topic issues and upcoming opportunities for positive growth.

Join us for this annual meeting of the industry in the historic city of Victoria this August. Secure your attendance by registering below.


Conference Fees

Regular Price – Single Conference Registration

  • Annual Conference: $1,191.75
  • Transportation: $703.50

Joint Conference Registration Special Price

  • Annual Conference + NAFTF Conference: $1,790.25

Registration Form

To register for the Fertilizer Canada 74th Annual Conference, please click here to access the online registration form.

Companions Activity

Join us on Tuesday, August 20th from 9am – 2pm. The tour of Victoria will start in the lobby of the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel with introductions to your tour guide for the day. You will hop aboard a mini-coach and drive along the spectacular harbour and follow a scenic route to Butchart Gardens. This national historic site showcases 55 acres of garden displays, here you will explore on your own before heading for wine tasting and lunch at a local winery.

Registration List

A list of all registered delegates will be provided to attendees. Please note that your name, address and company will appear exactly as you have indicated on your registration form.

Meeting Space

For those interested in booking meeting space for their own company meetings, please contact Kim Devison at Fertilizer Canada ( Limited space available – book early!


All cancellations must be sent in writing to Fertilizer Canada. Full refunds less a $30.00 administration fee will be made on cancellations received on or before July 19, 2019. Cancellations after July 19 2019 will be eligible for a refund of 50% up to August 6, 2019. No refunds will be granted after August 6, 2019, however substitutions are welcome. There will be no refunds for no-shows. To transfer your registration to another person in your company, please contact Kim Devison ( as soon as possible.


NAFTF Agenda

Monday, August 19, 2019

  • 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:Registration Desk
  • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.:NFL Board of Directors Meeting
  • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.:Registration Desk
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.:OPENING KEYNOTE SESSION
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:JOINT CONFERENCE RECEPTION

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • 6:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:GOLF TOURNAMENT
  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:Experience Victoria Tour (registration required)
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:Registration Desk
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.:Open Time for Member Meetings
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:RECEPTION
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.:GALA BANQUET

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.:Registration Desk
  • 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.:BREAKFAST & BUSINESS SESSION
  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:Open Time for Member Meetings

Download a printable schedule here.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:Registration Desk
    *Closed meeting

Monday, August 19, 2019

  • 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:Registration Desk
  • 8:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:BUSINESS SESSION
  • 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:OPEN TIME FOR MEMBER MEETINGS
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.:Registration Desk
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.:KEYNOTE SESSION
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.:JOINT CONFERENCE RECEPTION

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  • 6:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.:GOLF TOURNAMENT

Download a printable schedule here.


Fairmont Empress hotel sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour and city centre of arts, entertainment and cultural attractions. This Vancouver Island resort is located in British Columbia’s capital city and features turn of the century architecture, classic beauty and an unrivalled location on the water.

The hotel is located 30 minutes from the Victoria International Airpot.

Check in time: 4:00 p.m. / Check out time: 11:00 a.m.

ROOM RATES: Fairmont room: $299  |  Deluxe: $349


To reserve your room at the Fairmont Empress you can book online or call Reservations at 1-250-384-8111. Mention your participation with Fertilizer Canada.

The room block has closed

If you require a room please contact Kim Devison at


Room cancellations must be made no less than 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a full night’s room charge for lodging.


Darrell Bricker (Annual Conference)

Darrell is CEO of IPSOS Public Affairs on National & International Trends. Darrell isn’t your typical numbers guy. An engaging and relaxed business speaker, he presents data in a way audiences can relate to. He brings the latest insights backed by one of the world’s leading market research firms. Darrell tailors his presentations to speak specifically to the trends that are most important to your audience. While his comments and observations are driven by research, he also shares his personal observations gathered from over 25 years of working with some of the world’s most important public and private sector organizations.

His fresh insights will help inform better decisions. As the CEO for IPSOS Public Affairs, Darrell provides strategic advice to clients within the public, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. In his past roles, Darrell worked within the Prime Minister’s Office as the director of public opinion research and has been further involved as a consultant for clients within public and private sectors.

He is an active member of both the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association.  Darrell is also the founding President of the Canadian Association for Public Opinion Research. Darrell has co-authored several bestselling books on public opinion, including (with John Ibbitson) The Big Shift: The Seismic Change in Canadian PoliticsBusiness, and Culture and What It Means for Our Future and (with John Wright) Canuckology: From Dollars to Donuts — Canada’s Premiere Pollsters Reveal What Canadians Think and Why and What Canadians Think About Almost Everything

He has been a regular commentator on public affairs for Reuters News, Global TV, CTV Canada AM, CTV National News, CTV NewsNet and CBC NewsWorld, and has also written for the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Fraser Institute and The Globe and Mail.

Magnus Krogh Ankarstrand (Joint Conference Keynote)

Magnus Ankarstrand is President of Yara North America and is responsible for Yara’s Sales and Marketing activities in the United States and Canada, as well as Supply Chain and Operations for all Yara’s segments in the region.

Previously Magnus served as CFO, Yara Industrial and Head of Strategy, Yara Corporate Strategy & Business Development. Prior to Yara he worked as Project Leader for The Boston Consulting Group and as Division Commander, Coastal Ranger Patrol Boats for the Royal Norwegian Navy. His educational background is a Bachelor Degree in Nautical Engineering from the Naval Academy and later a master in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Magnus currently lives in Tampa, Florida, where Yara North America is headquartered.

Fertilizer Canada Golf Tournament in support of Nutrients For Life

This year’s tournament will be held at Bear Mountain Golf Course on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019.

Golf Course Information

The par 71 Valley Course meanders through forest, borders lakes, and traverses creeks throughout its 18 holes, while offering spectacular views of Vancouver Island’s beautiful landscape.


Bear Mountain Golf Course is approximately a 30 minute drive from the Fairmont Empress. Transportation via charter bus will be provided. The bus will depart the hotel at 6:20 a.m.


Registration and payment for golf ($450 Canadian) can be found under the Registration tab.


  • 6:20 a.m.:Depart from hotel
    Charters depart from Fairmont Empress lobby
  • 7:00 a.m.:Breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m.:Shotgun start
  • 1:00 p.m.:Lunch buffet sponsored by Dentons

  • 2:00 p.m.:Golfers return to hotel
    Charters return to hotel immediately following conclusion of lunch


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Become a sponsor

If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor for the Fertilizer Canada 74th Annual Conference, please contact Kim Devison at (

Bookings are closed for this event.