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October 2011

Dear phosphorus colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising Committee I am delighted to announce the first Call Sustinable Phosphorus Summit in Sydney, 29th February - 2nd March2012. We have secured an exciting and eminent selection of keynote speakers and panelists, including Nobel Prize winner, Professor Paul Crutzen. This email contains details of the Summit, Call for Abstracts, Keynote speakers and Sponsorship opportunities.

All future emails regarging the Summit will come from - please ensure you add this to your address book as emails may otherwise end up in your SPAM folders.

Please forward this Call for Abstracts to anyone you think may be interested.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and hope to see you in Sydney 2012!

Dr Dana Cordell
On behalf of the Sustainable P Summit Organising Committee

About the Summit
The Summit will bring together key international science, policy and industry stakeholders from different parts of the food production and consumption chain concerned about the role of phosphorus availability and accessibility in global food security, about protecting the environment, and about supporting rural and urban livelihoods. Themes include:
  • Sustainable food systems
  • Global phosphate rock production and reserves
  • Phosphorus use efficiency in mining, agriculture, food processing
  • Phosphorus recovery and reuse
  • Phosphorus pollution and waste
  • Sustainable phosphorus strategies and global governance

The format of the Summit will ensure a high level of interactivity, multi-stakeholder participation, creativity and be outcomes-oriented.

Keynotes and Panelists
We are delighted to announce some of our confirmed keynote speakers and panelists:
  • Professor Paul J Crutzen, Winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry, Germany
  • Professor Mateete Bekunda, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • Mr Chris Thornton, Coordinator, Global Phosphate Forum, France
  • Ms Elizabeth Tilley, Water & Sanitation in Developing Countries, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland
  • Ms Danielle Nierenberg, Nourishing the Planet, Worldwatch Institute, USA
  • Mr Charles McElhone, General Manager - Policy, National Farmers’ Federation, Australia
  • More speakers TBC
Call for Abstracts
Call for Abstracts is now open! We invite you to submit a 150 word abstract for oral presentations on any of the Summit topics.

Please find guidelines and online submission form at:

Important Dates: 
Abstract submission deadline: 2nd November 2011
Notification of successful speakers: 7th December 2011

Sponsor the Summit
We still have several sponsorship opportunities available. 

If you would like to sponsor the Summit, please see sponsorship prospectus details at:
contact Brooke Adams, ICMS Pty Ltd, 
Email:, Tel: +61 7 3844 1138.

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In this email

About the Summit

Keynotes and Panelists

Call for Abstracts

Sponsor the Summit


Conference Organiser Contact:
Brooke Adams
ICMS Pty Ltd
PO Box 3496
South Brisbane, QLD, AU 4101
T: +61 7 3844 1138

Secretariat Contact:

Dustin Moore
Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
Level 11, UTS Building 10
235 Jones Street
Ultimo, NSW, AU 2007
T: +61 2 9514 4948