16th-17th January 2024, Brussels Plaza & hybrid

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SOFIE is the only industry meeting place for organic-carbon-based fertiliser producers, distributors, advisory, technology suppliers. The first SOFIE (2019) attracted 125 participants, with 230 for SOFIE2.

SOFIE3 is co-organised by ESPPEurofema and Fertilizers Europe, with support of the International Fertiliser Society and SILC Fertilizzanti.

SOFIE3 will cover:

  • policy and market
  • agronomic benefits, in particular field trials and case studiesSOFIE
  • processing from divers input materials to consistent products for farmers
  • application best practices, e.g. co-application with mineral fertilisers, biostimulants
  • environment, carbon benefits, LCA, Circular Economy
  • business models and product success stories

 All presentations, showcases and posters to be in Brussels (not online).

Speakers include European Commission (DG AGRI and DG GROW), Notified Bodies (CerTrust, EFCI Register), Yara, ICL, Fertilisers Europe, Eurofema, EBA, S&P/Fertecon, ADAS, Nutriënten Management Instituut, IPS Konzalting. Participants include K+S, Sede Environment, Culterra, Terramarine, Tessenderlo Group, Unimer, Den Ouden, Fertinagro, Ductor, DCM, Compo, Stiesdal, Biota Nutri, Darling Ingredients Omya, Honkajoki, Labin, Ormin, Sappi, Agrana Starch, Green Circle, Centeon, AgriBioSource Europe, Alan SRL, The Waste Transformers, Steel Belt Systems, Sedron Technologies, Sanitation360.


Check the programme here.


Learn more about SOFIE3 speakers.


Hotel Le Plaza Brussels, Adolphe Maxlaan 118/126, 1000 Brussel

Prices and registration

Registration is available on Eventbrite.

Ticket Type   Standard ESPP Members 
 Brussels  450€ (544.5€ inc. VAT)  350€ (423.5€ inc. VAT)*
 Online  100€ (121€ inc. VAT)  50€ (60.5€ inc. VAT)
 Poster (Including poster pitch and one entry)   750€ (907.5€ inc. VAT)  600€ (726€ inc. VAT) 
 Stand (including one entry)  1250€ (1512.5€ inc. VAT) 
*valid also for speakers   

Call for abstracts (closed 31st October): see details here.

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SOFIE3 will be followed by ESPP's meeting on Defining “Bio-Based Fertilisers” and FPR “solely biological origin”

18th January 2024 - Brussels and online
More information available here


Previous editions

SOFIE2 (2023) 

A full summary of the SOFIE2 Conference is available here (SCOPE Newsletter #146). If you are not already subscribed to ESPP eNews and SCOPE, subscribe here.
Slides, posters and participants list are available to all registrants on the Swapcard app. 
The Swapcard chat is available for download here.

SOFIE1 (2019)