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Agenda Overview

Pre-conference day: Sunday, June 23, 2019

1:00PM Registration & exhibition opens
2:30PM Identifying and reducing risk

•    How perceptions can be misleading
•    Impact on trading and risk management 
•    Status of the coal and freight financial markets 
•    How can financial products help physical participants to mitigate their risks? 

Guillaume Perret, Director, PERRET ASSOCIATES LTD
3:30PM Speed networking

Turn up to take part in a series of 5-minute long speed networking sessions. 

You'll be matched with other delegates who you may not have had the chance to meet. 

Enjoy an all day open bar for free drinks throughout. 

4:30PM Champagne Roundtables

Take part in a heated debate on one of the roundtables. 
Enjoy free flowing champagne and networking with old friends and new contacts. 

•    Hedging: Who is hedging in the coal market and should you be? 
•    Renewables: What role can cheap, reliable thermal power play alongside renewable energy? 
•    Water: How will the availability and price of water impact mining margins and coal prices?   
•    Fuel oil: What will be the implications of the IMO 2020 fuel on ban on trade flows and coal prices? 

Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities Columnist, Thomson Reuters
6:30PM Coaltrans & ICMA welcome reception

•    Network with some of our 900+ conference delegates and enjoy a relaxing evening with free drinks and canapés. 
•    Reacquaint yourself with old contacts and make new connections with the major industry decision makers and end users who will be present.
•    Get to know the other delegates at the start of the conference and enjoy the delights of our Nusa Dua, Bali resort at our opening party.

Day 1: Monday, June 24, 2019

8:55AM Coaltrans opening remarks
9:00AM Indonesian ministerial address
Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Indonesia
9:30AM Indonesian ministerial address
H.E. Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Trade, Government of Indonesia
10:00AM Noble market update

•    Looking at the key drivers for change in supply and demand
•    Forecasting the price of coal
•    Will China continue to grow in 2019?
•    Will India continue to recover in 2019?
•    What will be the main challenges with exports?  

Rodrigo Echeverri, Head of Hard Commodities Research, Noble Resources International Pte Ltd
10:30AM Coal market outlook

•    The swing supplier: when will US coal be competitive within the global market this year?  
•    Forecasting the met coal market 
•    What size is the gap between Coal India’s output and Indian demand? 
•    Forecasting levels of growth in emerging coal markets in South East Asia 

Sujogya Kumar Dash, Managing Director, India/ South-East Asia, Xcoal India
10:55AM Bali Sports Foundation 10th anniversary

Celebrating the last 10 years of community outreach. 

11:00AM Networking refreshment break
11:30AM Building a sustainable future for coal

•    Looking towards the future global energy mixes – where does coal fit into the picture? 
•    How does coal contribute to the Indonesian economy and job creation?
•    Reflecting on the coal funded socioeconomic projects in Indonesia
•    The role of coal in electrifying Asia and supporting the growth of developing countries 
•    Using coal to support variable renewable energy – can a green future include coal?   
•    Can carbon capture and other emerging technologies increase coal’s lifetime?
•    What could be done to reduce the environmental impact of mining for coal in Kalimantan?

Moderator: Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities Columnist, Thomson Reuters
Sacha Winzenried, Lead Adviser, Energy, Utilities & Mining, PwC Indonesia
Hendri Tan, Marketing Director, PT Adaro Indonesia
12:15PM Indonesian coal producers: responding to oversupply

•    Dealing with the effects of changing regulations and what that means for miners
•    Impact of prices on mining and production rates 
•    Upgrading coal to increase its calorific value  
•    What role can technology play in the future of Indonesian mining? 
•    Overcoming the challenges in the Indonesian coal market 
•    Securing financing for new coal projects
•    Review of current and potential coal to liquid fuels projects
•    Comparison against oil in terms of cost and uses 

Arviyan Arifin, President Director, PT Bukit Asam Tbk
12:45PM Networking lunch

Stream A

1:40PM Indonesian power producers – projecting domestic demand

•    To what extent will new power projects coming online reduce Indonesia’s coal export capacity?
•    Current status of IPPs in development
•    What is the best funding structure for Indonesian power projects?
•    How have successful IPPs been developed in Indonesia?

Moderator: Arthur Simatupang, Chairman, The Independent Power Producers Association of Indonesia
Harlen En, Head of Coal Unit, PT PLN (Persero)
Heru Dewanto, President Director, PT Cirebon Electric Power
Dharma Djojonegoro, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Adaro Power
2:30PM Global cement forecast

•    Forecasting a rise in global demand for cement 
•    Key driver for growth is rise in China, which consumes half of the world’s cement 
•    Analysing a decline in rate of growth in the rest of the world 
•    Impact of economic risks and trade tensions on construction industry
•    Comparing & contrasting the different types of cement and blended cement  

Sanjay Kumar, Strategic Sourcing Director, LafargeHolcim
3:15PM Looking ahead at the thermal coal price over the next few months

•    Recap on coal price over last 12 months and the key drivers for change
•    Where are the potential shocks to the market?
•    2019/2020 thermal coal price forecast

Freddie Staermose, VP - Generating Fuels & Dry Bulks, Argus Media
3:45PM Networking refreshment break
4:15PM A hard look at coking coal - Asian met coal market update

•    Met coal price forecast for year ahead
•    Steel market overview 

o    Are the days of China as the steel giant over? 
o    Is it time for the emerging markets to invest in steel
o    Where are the biggest opportunities for Asia steel 

Alona Yunda, Senior Analyst, Fastmarkets MB Research
4:45PM Capitalising on a resilient steel market

•    Global demand forecasted to increase despite decline in rate of growth 
•    ASEAN growth backed by infrastructure programmes 
•    Deceleration of growth in China due to lack of stimulus 
•    Continued movement towards electric arc furnaces (EAF) outside of China and growing  interest from China to follow  
•    Impact of increased EAF on demand for coking coal 
•    Uncertainty around rising trade tensions and volatile currency movements

Na Ansari, Joint MD of JSPL, Jindal Steel and Power Limited
5:15PM Coaltrans Closing remarks

Stream B

1:40PM Automation in mines to reduce costs and increase output

•    Reviewing processes which can be automated to save of staffing costs
•    Digitalising the mining process to free up manpower 
•    Use of conveyor belts & other machinery in mines

Keith Whitchurch, President Director, SMG Consultants
Jeffrey Kounang, Deputy President Director, PT Thiess Contractors Indonesia
Suresh Venkatasamy, Operations Director, mgmcoal
2:30PM Overcoming challenges in getting coal from pit to port and beyond

•    Impact of lack of heavy equipment on supply chain efficiency and coal reserves 
•    Role of floating infrastructure and river logistics in improving coal transhipment 
•    How is geography defining operational capacity optimisation 

Andrew Prout, President Director, Bis
Brian Monakali, Transnet Freight Rail General Manager, Transnet, MAP consortium
Dzmitry Shershan, Company Director, Belazia Pte Ltd
3:45PM Networking refreshment break
4:15PM Using coal upgrading technology to improve quality of coal

•    Recap of coal upgrading process 
•    Remove chemicals to tailor your coal to specific markets
•    Using coal upgrading to lower the moisture content of your coal 

4:45PM Ensuring quality control with inspection & testing

•    Recap of different inspection & testing processes
•    Using inspection and testing to ensure quality control
•    Testing for CV, moisture and levels of chemicals
•    Reflecting on number of quality disputes in the region 

5:15PM Coaltrans Closing remarks
5:30PM Evening party

Enjoy a performance of Balinese fire dancers with free drinks and food on the beach at sunset.

Mingle with conference delegates after a full day of seminars and business meetings enjoy a fun evening party hosted by Coaltrans and Xcoal. 


Day 2: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

8:30AM Women in coal breakfast

•    Celebrating the top women in coal
•    An opportunity for women new to coal to network within a group of successful women
•    Be a part of a community to give support or to be inspired 

To apply take part please email with your name or the name of the person you would like to nominate. 

9:25AM Coaltrans opening remarks
9:30AM How changes to China’s coal consumption are shaking the coal market

•    Influence of government on coal supply and demand 
•    Understanding the ban on coal imports in 2018
•    Forecasting future demand and import volumes
•    Chinese steel output – is the Steel Giant slowing down? 

Adam Parums, Senior Coal Analyst, CRU International Ltd
10:00AM Spotlight on India: Forecasting coal production and demand

•    Measuring the gap between Coal India output and demand 
•    Changing government regulations and impact on coal imports
•    Forecasting future demand and import volumes

Sunil Toshniwal, Business Development, Essar Power Gujarat Limited
Na Ansari, Joint MD of JSPL, Jindal Steel and Power Limited
Sanjay Kumar, Strategic Sourcing Director, LafargeHolcim
10:30AM Pakistan’s developing coal market

•    Domestic coal output from the Thar field in Sindh and across the rest of Pakistan
•    Use of domestic coal in power generation, cement, chemicals & metallurgy
•    Projecting growing demand for coal-fired power in Pakistan
•    China–Pakistan Economic Corridor supporting new coal-fired power plants
•    Coal trade flows and supply routes into Pakistan 

Tahir Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Lucky Commodities – Pakistan / Global Commodities - UAE
Ibad-ur Rehman, Business Development Manager, Bulk Shipping
11:00AM Networking refreshment break
11:30AM Seizing the moment with a positive outlook for thermal power in Malaysia

•    Understanding the energy mix in Malaysia with coal due to remain main fuel source for next decade
•    Looking to new import routes to support additional 10 Mtpa from new power stations 
•    Arguing the case for tenders and strategic alliances over price negotiations
•    Reflecting on challenges in the region such as power project delays, environmental pressure and developments in renewables 

Alif Imran Mohd Suhaimi, Senior Manager (Fuel Strategic Planning), TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd
12:00PM Special guest interview

•    How has the political situation changed and is it having a positive effect on coal imports?
•    What role is coal playing in increasing the electrification rate of 83% and 73% in rural areas? 
•    In a country with 7000 islands, how are logistical obstacles being overcome in the coal supply chain? 

Myrna Velasco, Book Author and Energy Journalist, Independent
12:30PM Networking lunch
1:30PM Reflecting on the rate of growth in Vietnam and forecasting the future market

•    How is Vietnam’s population growth and booming economy affecting the Vietnamese coal market? 
•    Plans for new thermal power stations and project updates 
•    Looking into the domestic reserves and production of anthracite coal and how this might change over time
•    Projects for improved port infrastructure and what increases in import volumes this will allow

2:00PM Networking break