The Office Cherifien du Phosphate (OCP) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Benguerir organized the event.
The symposium is taking place in Benguerir, 70km north of Marrakech, and will continue until October 9. This year’s conference is under the theme “Innovative and disruptive technologies for a sustainable phosphate industry.”
Symphos 2019 is held within Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. The university is located in the “Mohammed VI Green City” of Benguerir, an ecological city built with the aim of becoming a world-class university hub.
Around 900 participants from 40 countries are taking part in the symposium. The list of participants boasts phosphate business stakeholders, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, technology developers, and research institutions.
The event’s program includes plenary sessions, workshops, round tables, oral presentations, business-to-business (B2B) meetings, and visits to OCP sites.
The activities will cover 18 themes in total. Disruptive technologies, environment and sustainability, circular economy, and the challenges that accompany digitalization and artificial intelligence all appear on the program.
OCP launched the biennial event “Symphos” in 2011. Since its launch, it has become an international innovation hub for phosphate and its derivatives.
Morocco is the world’s first producer of phosphate-based fertilizers. In 2018, OCP’s revenues reached $ 5.95 billion.