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8th Coaltrans South Africa

Date: 07 September 2009
Venue: Hilton Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa

Coaltrans Mozambique/ South Africa 2010 is taking place at the Joaquim Chissano Conference Centre in Maputo, Mozambique on 28 & 29 September 2010. For further information please go to www.coaltrans.com/mozafrica

Event agenda


Day 1 – Monday 7th September 2009

 0730  

Registration Opens

 0800  

Exhibition Opens and Morning Coffee

 0845  

Welcome and Opening Remarks
 Gerard Strahan, Managing Director, Coaltrans Conferences


 

                                                  Keynotes: Outlook for South African Coal Industry

Chair: Peter Bunkell, Executive Manager, Chief Executive's Office, Chamber of Mines of South Africa

0900  

Chair’s Opening Remarks

0910

Pushing Through Economic Barriers to Ensure the Support of South Africa’s Mining Industry

Susan Shabangu, Minister, Department of Mining*

0930

Does the BEE Structure Still Work?

  • Can the current BEE model survive in current market conditions?
  • Ensuring the meaningful participation of junior miners in partnerships
  • What needs to be done to support junior producers

Nchakha Moloi, Chairman, SAMDA

0950

South Africa: Recession "LITE"

  • How has South Africa performed relative to other emerging economies and developed markets?
  • How deeply have business fundimentals been undermined?
  • What institutional mechanisms and policy flexibility have been harnessed to offset the effects of the global recession?

Goolam Ballim, Chief Economist, Standard Bank of South Africa 

1010

Linking SA Electricity Demand and Supply with Coal Demand Scenarios

  • Short- to medium-term electricity demand and production capacity across South Africa
  • Managing coal requirements – volumes, qualities and the ideal inventory
  • Enabling flexibility in the system to meet various electricity demand scenarios       

Kannan Lakmeeharan, Managing Director – System Operations and Planning Division, Eskom

1030

Questions and Discussion

1040 

Networking Refreshment Break



 

Coal Production: Structure and Production Dynamics across the Continent

Chair: Themba Masondo, President, South African Colliery Managers' Association (SACMA) and General Manager, Anglo Coal, Mafube Colliery

1110     

Will South Africa Ever Reach the 91 Million Tonnes?

  • Where are we today? Lagging production and excess train capacity
  • Is South Africa prepared to meet a future demand peak?
  • Domestic demand and balancing the requirements of users inland with the attraction of the export market

Xavier Prevost, Independent Consultant

 1130

Competitiveness of RSA Coals in Asia: The Reopening of the Market

   

  • India's potential buying power - are India's power production aims realistic?
  • Can South African coals compete with mid-/low-grade coals of Indonesia?

    Dirk Fourie, Vice President Consulting - Africa, Wood Mackenzie

  •  1150 

    VALE: A Project Overview of Mozambique’s Forthcoming Coal Operations

    • Geology and mining, coal beneficiation and project implementation
    • Logistics: Sena Railway Line, Port of Beira and transhipment operations
    • Main product quality and target markets
    • Social and environmental sustainability

    Fabio Bechara, Financial General Manager, Coal Projects Director, Vale

     1210  Questions and Discussion
     1230  Networking Lunch

         

    Considerations for Producers: Mining Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Chair: Jack Sellschop, Principal, Consulting – Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd

    1350

     

     

    Water Management and Strategies for Coal Mines into the Future

    • Water management plans on existing coal mines
    • Water saving initiatives
    • Long term water strategies for Life of Mine Plans (LOMP)
    • Water management for sustainable closure purposes

    Nico Dooge, General Manager Environment and Community, Xstrata Coal South Africa

    1410 

     

     

     

    1430  

     

    Health and Safety: Developing a Safety-Aware Work Force

    • Annual production losses due to mine accidents
    • What needs to be done across the mining sector to instill a new safety ethic?

    Jack Sellschop, Principal, Consulting – Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd

    Demonstrating environmental awareness in mine planning and management

     

  • Which envivonmental factors to include when drafting a mine plan
  • Key to responsible ash disposal and management
  • Can these goals be aligned with mine economics
  • Dr. Peter J. Bethell, Vice President International Processing, Taggart Global

    1450      

    Creating Meaningful Social and Labour Plans for New Order Mining Rights

    • Improvements to SLP application/processing – timelines from submission to approval
    • Mechanism to support the compliance on receipt of a new mining right
    • Establishment and implementation of monitoring mechanisms
    • How can a well planned SLP benefit both company and individual?

    Naomi Brehm, Director: HR Consulting and Social and Labour Planning, EVA Solutions

    1510  Questions and Discussion
    1520  Networking Refreshment Break   


           
                  

    Buyers for the South African Market

    Chair: Sanjeev Mathur, General Manager – Transhipment, Emirates Trading Agency L.L.C

    1545 

    International Supply and Demand: Where to for South African Coals?

    • Assessing competition – international production dynamics
    • Indian imports – price sensitivity and a growing demand along the west coast
    • European coal demand – qualities, quantities RSA’s competitions with Colombia and the impact of carbon trading

    Jim Nicholson, Global Business Development Manager, Argus Media Limited

    1605 

    Europe: The Steady Buyer

    • Spain’s changing requirements – meeting a new demand for energy
    • Impact of carbon regulations on coal demand and qualities

    Adolfo de Rueda Villén, Head of Coal and Freight, ENDESA S.A.

    1620

    Turkish Coal Demand: The Options and the Opportunities

    • Key suppliers to the Turkish coal market
    • Expected coal qualities and volumes going forward for power, domestic and industrial use
    • Will South Africa continue to be a major player in the Turkish coal market?

    Cengiz Onal, Purchasing Manager of Coal & Coke, Yilyak Coal Marketing Inc

    1635 

    India: Ready and Waiting

    • UMPP programme and its implications on imports
    • Cement demand and growth projections for the industry
    • Coal demand for the cement sector going forward and likely destination ports within India
    • At what qualities and price will South Africa make commercial sense?

    Pradeep Lenka, CEO & SBU Head, Lanco Babandh Power Pvt.Ltd.

    1650

    Questions and Discussion Panel
    With all previous session speakers, plus:
    Alan Scott, Group Purchasing Manager, Lafarge Industries South Africa

    1710 Close of Day One
    1730 

    Networking Evening Reception
    The informal setting by the poolside makes the Coaltrans South Africa evening reception the ideal place to further business relations and meet new contacts


     
                                     
                

    Day 2 – Tuesday 8th September 2009

    0800       Exhibition Opens and Morning Coffee

    0845       Welcome and Opening Remarks
                  Heather Birtwistle, Conference Manager, Coaltrans Conferences

    Finding the Finance: Creative Solutions

    Chair: Raymond Ndlovu, Chief Executive Officer, Noah Financial Innovation

    0905

    Courting your Banker: The Story Behind a Successful Project Financing

    • Overview of the South African debt markets
    • What is considered to be a debt-financeable project in the current market?
    • Project packaging – making it easy for lenders to finance your project
    • Answers to syndication in a credit constrained environment

    Caroline Donally, Resource Finance, Investment Banking, Rand Merchant Bank

    0920 

    Creative Financing Solutions: In the wake of the international crisis, finding funding for existing and new mining projects has been a challenge facing all those in the industry. Here our panel discusses what types of funding is available and for which projects.

    Speakers:
    Henk Deist, Head of Resource Finance, Investment Banking, Rand Merchant Bank
    Soria Hay, Executive Director, Bravura
    Brian Acton, President and Chief Operating Officer, Oxbow Carbon LLC.

       

     

    1030 Networking Refreshment Break


          

          

    Overland Transport Logistics within South Africa

    Chair: Mike Daniel, Managing Director, KPMC (Pty) Ltd

    1100   

    Overcoming the Safety and Environmental Challenges Facing the Trucking Sector

    • The role of trucking in the movement of coal to inland users and to coal ports
    • Redefining the industry – regulation changes and the future of road transport for coal
    • What additional support will be required to ensure a sustainable trucking sector?

    Graham W. Gaskell, Chief Operating Officer, Reinhardt Transport Group (Pty) Ltd.

    1120                   

    Changing Inland Coal Flows

    • Division of rolling stock - availability of wagons to the coal sector since the drop in commodity demand?
    • How will the upgrading of the coal line impact upon future capacity
    • Additional rolling stock – implications on future railing capacity for coal to RBCT

    Fuzile Magwa, ROE/GM, Transnet Freight Rail

    1140 

    Finding Solutions to Port Access: A Can-Do Approach

    • Active steps that can be taken by junior producers to gain access to the international coal markets
    • Transport considerations for inland mines

    Blair Sergeant, Finance Director, Coal of Africa

    1200 Questions and Discussion
    1215 Networking Lunch

         

       

    1320       PANEL DISCUSSION: A Case for Rail Privatisation

    This panel discusses the potential for the participation of private players in South Africa’s rail industry, particularly with reference to coal movement. Questions to be covered include:

    • Where will rolling stock and experience in operations come from?
    • How will regulation have to be amended to accommodate for private participation?
    • Financing – is privatisation bankable? What types of agreements would have to be in place?
    • Where to start? Which mines, shunting operations…

    Chair: Michael Anthony Howard, Senior Engineer, TSD Consulting Services (A Divistion of R&H Railway Consultants (Pty) Ltd)

    Speakers:

    • Thys Warricker, Financial Director and Operational Director, RRL Holdings
    • Clarence Oelofse, Dierector, Fieldstone Africa (Pty) Ltd
    • Abubekir Salim, CEO, Sumo Coal (Pty) Ltd


    1430       Networking Refreshment Break

    Transport Considerations for Sub-Saharan Coal Exports

    1500 

    Moatize Coal: The Envisaged Coal Export Chain

    • How does Beira port compare to other ports using offshore loading facilities around the globe?
    • Advantages and disadvantages to offshore loading vs onshore loading systems

    Capt. Mario Terenzio, Managing Director, Logmarin Advisors S.r.l.

    1520 

    Upgrade of an African Port: Matola

    • Past: From 2 to 4 mtpa – to replace or upgrade port facilities?
    • Present: from 4 to 6 mtpa – simulation modelling and impacts upon port design
    • Future: from 6 mtpa and beyond 

    Tony Pinto, General Manager – Life Extension Services, ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd

    1550

    Developing Walvis Bay: The Port for Botswana/Waterberg Exports?

    • Present handling and stockpiling capacity for dry bulk and plans for upgrading
    • Current links to Walvis Bay and Maputo – road and rail access from coal production centres

    Zunaid Pochee, Business Development Manager, South Africa, Walvis Bay Corridor Group

    1610

    Questions and Discussion Panel

    Including all previous session speakers, plus:

    • Tertius van Wyk, Industrial Engineer, Grindrod Terminals 
    • Dr Alex Lebedev, Consultant, Lebedev Consulting

     

    1630   Close of Conference

          
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    Discussions:

    • 07/09/09 09:30 - Supporting Long Term Growth and Sustainability for South Africa’s Junior Miners

      • Nchakha Moloi, Chairman, SAMDA Download
    • 07/09/09 09:50 - South Africa: Recession “LITE”

      • Goolam Ballim, Chief Economist, Standard Bank Download
    • 07/09/09 10:10 - Linking SA Electricity Demand and Supply with Coal Demand Scenarios

      • Presentation 1 - Kannan Lakmeeharan, Managing Director - System Operations and Planning Division, Eskom Download
      • Presentation 2 - Kannan Lakmeeharan, Managing Director - System Operations and Planning Division, Eskom Download
    • 07/09/09 11:00 - Overcoming the Safety and Environmental Challenges facing the Trucking Sector

      • Graham W. Gaskell, Chief Operating Officer, Reinhardt Transport Group (Pty) Ltd. Download
    • 07/09/09 11:10 - Will South Africa Ever Reach the 91 Million Tonnes?

      • Xavier Prevost, Independent Consultant Download
    • 07/09/09 11:30 - Competitiveness of RSA Coals in Asia: The Reopening of the Market

      • Dirk Fourie, Vice President Consulting – Africa, Wood Mackenzie Download
    • 07/09/09 13:00 - Considerations for producers: Mining Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

      • Chair: Jack Sellschop, Associate Director, Consulting – Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting Pty Ltd Download
    • 07/09/09 13:50 - Water Management and Strategies for Coal Mines into the Future

      • Nico Dooge, General Manager Environment and Community, Xstrata Coal South Africa Download
    • 07/09/09 14:30 - Demonstrating environmental awareness in mine planning and management

      • Dr. Peter J. Bethell, Vice President International Processing, Taggart Global Download
    • 07/09/09 14:50 - Creating Meaningful Social and Labour Plans for New Order Mining Rights

      • Naomi Brehm, Director: HR Consulting and Social and Labour Planning, EVA Solutions Download
    • 07/09/09 15:45 - International Supply and Demand: Where to for South African Coals?

      • Jim Nicholson, Global Business Development Manager, Argus Media Limited Download
    • 07/09/09 16:05 - Europe: The Steady Buyer

      • Adolfo de Rueda Villén, Head of Coal and Freight, ENDESA S.A. Download
    • 07/09/09 16:20 - Turkish Coal Demand: The Options and the Opportunities

      • Cengiz Onal, Purchasing Manager of Coal & Coke, Yilyak Coal Marketing Inc Download
    • 08/09/09 09:00 - Debt financing: What is Considered a ‘Debt-Financeable’ Project?

      • Caroline Donally, Resource Finance, Investment Banking, Rand Merchant Bank Download
    • 08/09/09 09:20 - Creative Financing Solutions

      • Brian Acton, President and Chief Operating Officer, Oxbow Carbon LLC. Download
      • Henk Deist, Head of Resource Finance, Investment Banking, Rand Merchant Bank Download
      • Soria Hay, Executive Director, Bravura Download
    • 08/09/09 11:20 - Changing Inland Coal Flows

      • Fuzile Magwa, ROE/GM, Transnet Freight Rail Download
    • 08/09/09 11:40 - Finding Solutions to Port Access: A Can-Do Approach

      • Simon Farrell, Managing Director, Coal of Africa Download
    • 08/09/09 13:20 - PANEL DISCUSSION: A Case for Rail Privatisation

      • Thys Warricker, Financial Director and Operational Director, RRL Grindrod (Pty) Ltd Download
    • 08/09/09 15:00 - Moatize Coal: The Envisaged Coal Export Chain

      • Capt. Mario Terenzio, Managing Director, Logmarin Advisors S.r.l. Download
    • 08/09/09 15:20 - Upgrade of an African Port: Matola

      • Tony Pinto, General Manager – Life Extension Services, ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd Download
    • 08/09/09 15:50 - Developing Walvis Bay: The Port for Botswana/Waterberg Exports?

      • Zunaid Pochee, Business Development Manager, South Africa, Walvis Bay Corridor Group Download