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Agenda Overview

Pre Conference: Sunday, May 14, 2017

4:30PM Pre conference

16.30-20.30 - Preconference registration

18.30-21.30 - Welcome networking reception at the Westin Resort Summer Garden 

Day 1: Monday, May 15, 2017

8:00AM Registration and coffee
9:00AM Coaltrans Conferences opening remarks
Harry Riley-Gould, Senior Conference Producer, Coaltrans Conferences
9:30AM What structural changes are shaping Indonesia's future role in global coal markets?
  • How is the Indonesian mining industry responding to politico-economic trends in domestic coal production and consumption?
  • Role of changing coal quality spread in export basket
  • What does the international market need from Indonesia, and are these expectations realistic?
Rodrigo Echeverri, Head of Research, Noble Resources International Pte Ltd
9:50AM Will high thermal coal prices continue into 2018?
  • Coal price forecast Q2-3 2017
  • Supply/demand situation 2017-18
  • Identifying potential threats to a sustained price comeback
Freddie Staermose, VP - Generating Fuels & Dry Bulks, Argus Media
10:10AM Questions and discussion

Questions and discussion

10:25AM Introduction to BSF / Priscilla Hall Foundation
10:45AM Networking refreshment break
11:15AM How is the regulatory framework for mining changing in response to evolving supply/demand scenarios?
  • What is the government looking to achieve with the new mining law?
  • How does the government anticipate concerns from the mining industry regarding cross-sectoral policies from different ministries with implications for mining?
Pandu Sjahrir, Chairman, APBI-ICMA
Bambang Gatot Ariyono, Direktur Jenderal Mineral dan Batubara, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, Government of Indonesia
Garibaldi Thohir, President Director, PT Adaro Energy Tbk
11:45AM Generation Dialogue

A selection of leading coal industry figures will take part in an unrestricted interview with Coaltrans in which many of the industry's pressing and sought-after questions will be answered

Ken Crichton, President Director, PT Thiess Contractors Indonesia
M. Arsjad Rasjid P.M., CEO, Indika Energy
Fuganto Widjaja, President Director, Golden Energy Mines
12:30PM Questions and discussion
12:45PM Networking lunch
2:15PM What changes are we seeing in coal import strategies into India and China?
  • How are quality requirements for the world's largest coal users changing?
  • Which coal-producing regions will benefit most from a change in strategy?
  • Developments in regional coal trade flows
Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities Columnist, Thomson Reuters
2:35PM How will China's 'One Belt One Road' policy impact Asian coal markets?
  • What is the basic investment strategy of One Belt One Road?
  • How will the policy impact mining and power sectors in One Belt One Road countries?
  • Will the maritime aspect of One Belt One Road have an impact on coal shipping in Asia?
2:50PM Commercial considerations for investment into Indonesian coal and power projects
  • Key challenges for investment into Indonesian mining and coal-fired power
  • Considerations for balancing export and domestic supply obligations
  • Tax and financial structuring considerations
3:10PM What strategies are Indonesian miners utilising in response to market uncertainty?
  • What is the capacity for existing mines to ramp up coal production?
  • Will miners reopen shuttered mines?
  • What are the best strategies for balancing supply and demand in a volatile market?
  • Are exports really likely to halve by 2019?
  • What is the current status of medium and low CV coal reserves?
Ken Crichton, President Director, PT Thiess Contractors Indonesia
Bapak Ido Hotna Hutabarat, CEO, PT Arutmin Indonesia
Ronald Sutardja, CEO, PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama (PT BUMA)
Benjamin Sporton, Chief Executive, World Coal Association
F. Hary Kristiono, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, PT Medco Energi Mining Internasional
4:00PM Networking refreshment break
4:30PM Roundtables and presentations

16.30-17.30 Roundtables

  • How can traders optimise their hedges in an uncertain market?
    • Rodrigo Echeverri, Head of Energy Coal Analysis, Noble Group
  • What impact will the process of minimising overlapping concessions have on coal output?
    • Sri Rahardjo, Director of Mineral & Coal Program, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources
  • Will proposals to limit port export licenses go ahead?
    • Ir. Agung Pribadi, Director of Coal Business Enterprises, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources


16.30-17.45 Presentations

16.30-16.50 How much thermal coal will new power plants absorb from the export market?

  • Supply/demand and pricing implications of growing domestic coal demand
  • How much power capacity will be coming online over the next two years?
  • To what extent will new capacity consist of mine mouth projects?

Adrian Lembong, Director, Adaro Power

16.50-17.30 Understanding the changing Indonesian market from the perspective of buyers and traders

  • What kinds of opportunities are there for domestic trading in the Indonesian market?
  • How can the tender process be streamlined?
  • How will Indonesia's growing demand impact trade flows?

Pandu Sjahrir, Chairman, APBI-ICMA

Nicke Widyawati, Director, PLN

Zainal Abidin Shah, Managing Director, TNBF

CS Hsia, Research Manager, Dragon Energy

5:30PM Questions and discussion
6:00PM Evening beach reception

Day 2: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

8:30AM Registration and coffee
9:00AM Opening remarks
9:05AM Where are the opportunities for IPP investment in Indonesia?
  • What IPP and mine mouth projects are currently being developed?
  • What is the best funding structure for Indonesian power projects?
  • How have successful IPPs been developed in Indonesia?
Arthur Simatupang, Chairman, The Independent Power Producers Association of Indonesia
Heru Dewanto, Former President Director, PT Cirebon Electric Power
Djojonegoro Dharma, Deputy Ceo, PT Adaro Power
Thomas Lembong, Chairman, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)
9:45AM Evolution of north-east Asia and emerging markets
  • How is buying evolving in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan?
  • Will emerging markets like Vietnam and the Philippines boost demand for thermal coal?
Deepak Kannan, Managing Editor, Thermal Coal, Platts
10:05AM Legal developments in coal trading
  • Understanding the latest regulations for Indonesian coal miners
  • Cyclones, rising markets and force majeure
Adam Richardson, Partner, HFW
Haydn Dare, Partner, Rahayu & Partners in association with HFW
10:25AM How are International coal producers responding to market tightness
  • Will Australian miners look to boost output?
  • Are Russian or South African exports likely to increase market share?
  • Current and forecasted African coal production
Alex Tonks, Head of CRU Australia and New Zealand, CRU
10:45AM Networking refreshment break
11:15AM What role will US/Colombian miners play in the Asian market?
  • 'Asian push' - reactive or proactive strategy?
  • How will Colombian coal impact the Asian supply/demand balance?
  • Will US coal ever come back as an important player?
Howard Gatiss, Chief Executive Officer, CMC - Coal Marketing
11:35AM How are domestic nickel smelters impacting coal exports?
  • Projected coal demand from nickel smelters in Q2-Q3 2017
  • Coal quality specifications for nickel smelting
  • At what rate is the domestic nickel smelting industry likely to continue growing?
Alexander Barus, CEO, PT Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park
11:55AM Regional spotlight China
  • What is the ideal coal price range for the Chinese government?
  • How much coal will China be looking to import in 2017?
  • Are Chinese mines likely to see further output restrictions?
Jason Ping, General Manager, Coal Dept., China Coal Solution Ltd
12:10PM Regional spotlight Taiwan
  • Underlying fundamentals of Taiwanese coal demand
  • What quantities of coal will Taiwan be looking to import in the next 6 months to 1 year?
  • Coal quality specifications for Taiwanese power plants
Samson P.J. Lee, Deputy Director, Department of Fuels, Taiwan Power Company
12:25PM Regional spotlight India
  • How much Indonesian coal will India continue to import 2017-18?
  • Does Indonesian coal face competition from South Africa?
  • Demand consequences of improving Indian coal evacuation infrastructure
Prashant Goyal, CEO- Coal, OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd
12:40PM Regional spotlight Korea
  • How has the thermal coal price rally impacted procurement strategies?
  • Quality and price considerations of South Korean importers
  • Understanding South Korean demand dynamics
Kim Shin Young, Consultant/Professor, Korea Southern Power Corp. Ltd
12:55PM Questions and discussion
1:00PM Close of conference lunch