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April 18, 2013 16:12 ET

OCP Organizes Second SYMPHOS: International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry

CASABLANCA, MOROCCO--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - The OCP Group is organizing the second edition of SYMPHOS, the International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry, from the 6th to the 10th May 2013 in Agadir, with the theme: 'Promoting innovation and technology for sustainable development'.

This year, over 1,000 participants are expected to attend SYMPHOS 2013 in Agadir to take part in and benefit from its various technical programs. Key international players from the phosphate sector will be present at this major event, including industrialists, manufacturers, equipment suppliers and researchers, who will join together to share their experiences, discover the most recent innovations and collectively contemplate the future of the phosphate industry.

Essential topics to be discussed and debated include how to manage the increase in global food demand, how to preserve phosphate derivatives and how to set up an efficient and sustainable operation, which incorporates both safety and the environment.

SYMPHOS is an exclusive exchange platform for leading international experts in the phosphate field. Following the success of the first edition in 2011, which over 800 professionals from 32 countries attended, this symposium has established itself as a point of reference in the international calendar for the phosphate sector.

This second edition will take place over a week and will be attended by speakers and renowned experts from a number of different countries. Speakers will have the opportunity to share their research findings and expertise during various work and discussion platforms, which have been set up by a highly regarded international technical committee.

Organized by OCP, this committee has worked to enhance and diversify the scientific and technical content of the event in accordance with relevant themes. The SYMPHOS program offers 9 technical classes, 16 plenary lectures, 145 oral presentations and 10 topic-based workshops led by experts from various disciplines within the phosphate industry. Over 100 exhibition stands and 3,000 business meetings are also scheduled in the program for this leading event, which is central to the most recent technical and industrial developments of the phosphate sector.

About OCP: www.ocpgroup.ma
As a global leader in the market for phosphate and its derivatives, OCP has been a key player in the international market since its founding in 1920. Present across the value chain, OCP extracts, markets and sells phosphate and its derivatives. The OCP Group achieved a turnover of 59.3 billion dirhams in 2012. It directly employs over 23,000 staff and makes a substantial contribution to the development of various regions across Morocco through its mining and industrial sites, as well as its programs and projects.

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