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Agenda Overview

Day 1: Monday, April 10, 2017

9:00AM Day 1

Day One – Monday 10th April 2017

Opening Session

Chair: Romeo Wang, CEO of Euromoney Institutional Investor-China

 

0855-0905 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Romeo Wang, CEO of Euromoney Institutional Investor-China

Hu Yuhong, Deputy Director General, National Center for International Cooperation in Work Safety, SAWS, China

 

0905-0925  KEYNOTE PRESENTATION -Shenhua Group

Speaker:

Ling Wen, General Manager of Shenhua Group, President of China Shenhua Energy Company Limited

 

0925-0955 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – The new China imports market - the evolution of coal trading in China

Speaker:

Rodrigo Echeverri, Head of Energy Coal Analysis, Noble Resources International

 

0955-1025   KEYNOTE PRESENTATION-Development path of coal industry under “Energy Revolution”

Speaker:

Qian Pingfan, Professor, Industrial Economics Research Department, Development Research Center of the State Council

 

1025-1050 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION– Development Outlook on Coal Industry in China

Speaker:

Yang Yufeng, Research Professor, Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission, P. R. China

 

1050-1120 Networking refreshment break

 

Session 1

Chair: Holly Watson-Steward, Head of Sales, Coaltrans Conferences

 

1120-1140 PRESENTATION - Tracking China’s move towards an environmentally friendly future

  • Introduction of extensive range of environmental standards to encourage development of more efficient coal fired power plants
  • Growing emphasis on developing clean energy power projects – Which technologies will offer the most sustainable alternatives to coal?
  • Future targets expected to be introduced to control pollution

Speaker:

Liu Zhe, Deputy Research Fellow, Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection, P. R. China

 

1140-1200  PRESENTATION - China’s energy mix and domestic coal supply – Where are shortages occurring?

  • A look at coal supply trade regionally – Volumes and qualities
  • Hydroelectric power generation – How much is available?
  • How quickly are renewable energy projects being implemented? Costs and incentives available

Speaker:

Han Xiaoping, Chief Information Officer, China Energy Net

 

1200-1220 PRESENTATION – China: getting reacquainted with the global market

  • What are the latest developments in the seaborne coal import market?
  • Where is the open supply?
  • Which arbitrage routes are likely to stay open the longest?

Speaker:

William Wang, Senior China Analyst, Argus Media

 

1220-1400 Networking Lunch

 

Session 2

 

Chair: George Edwards, Director, Coal Venture Limited (Australia)

 

1400-1430   PANEL DISCUSSION – Supply side availability for China’s thermal coal demand

  • Which suppliers are winning in market share for Chinese thermal coal imports?
  • Comparing reliability of supply and voyage times
  • To what extent and how quickly is Indonesia’s coal being directed towards the domestic market?
  • The move towards low CV coals in Asia’s seaborne coal trade
  • Will overcapacity cuts place pressure on China’s coal import taxes to be removed?

Speakers:

George Edwards, Director, Coal Venture Limited (Australia)

Cameron Tough, Head of International Marketing, Adaro (Indonesia)

C.S Hsia, Associate, Dragon Energy (Taiwan)

 

1430-1450 CASE-STUDY - Analysis of coke purchasing strategy and its driving factors

  • Bull market and bear market driven factors
  • Coke purchase policies in steel mills
  • Prospect of steel mill’s coke purchase policies in 2020
  • How to establish sound connections between upsteam and downstream users using the profit model

Speaker:

Moses Mu, Coal Tar Division Director, Jiangsu Yonggang Group, Shanghai Xinzhi Commodities Co., Ltd.

 

Chair: Michael Tang, Vice President, JYD Information

1450-1520 PANEL DISCUSSION - China’s coal imports – Are supply disruptions a short-term circumstance?

  • Domestic benchmark prices vs import prices
  • Competitive position of Russian, Australian and Indonesian coals
  • Where are prices headed in 2017?

Speakers:

Michael Tang, Vice President, JYD Information

Huang Tao, General Manager, EXEN Resources

Hu Bo, Deputy General Manager, Beijing Datang Fuels Company, Datang International Hong Kong

 

1520-1540 PRESENTATION - Status Quo and Development Trend of Third-Party Coal Inspection in China

Speaker:

Li Xiangli, Chairman of China Leon and Executive Director of Beijing Huaxia Lihong Commodity Inspection Co Ltd

 

1540-1600 Networking refreshment break

 

Session 3

 

Chair: Wang Yingsheng, Vice Secretary General, China Iron and Steel Industry Association

 

16:00-16:30 PANEL DISCUSSSION – What will be the major challenges facing Chinese coal buyers in 2017?

  • Quality preferences of Chinese coal buyers
  • Role of traders in meeting coal buyer requirements
  • Significance of imported coals in diversifying risk and offering more blending options
  • Are hedging and risk management strategies being used to their full potential?

Speakers:

Wang Yingsheng, Vice Secretary General, China Iron and Steel Industry Association

Zeng Demao, Director of Materials for Coal-fired Power Generation, State Power Investment Corporation

Lu Yang, General Manager, International Trading Company of Zenith Steel Group Co., Ltd

 

1630-1650 PRESENTATION - How are Chinese coal testing standards being implemented?

  • What is the difference between GB/ISO/ASTM for steam coal?
  • How do GB and ISO differ in relation to trace elements?
  • What do testing standards mean for different suppliers?

Aaron Liu, Import Coal Business Manager, SGS China Mineral Services

 

1650-1710 – PRESENTATION – The significant role of third-party inspection organizations in coal trading

Yang Yi, General Manager, China Certification and Inspection Corporation Shanghai Co., Ltd

 

17:20 Evening Networking Reception

Day 2: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

9:00AM Day 2

Day Two – Tuesday 11th April 2017

Session 4

 

Chair: Mi Jianying, Director, National Center for International Cooperation in Work Safety, SAWS, P. R. China  

 

0930-0935 Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

0935-0955   PRESENTATION - Russian coking coal – How to optimize the cost and quality of coke blends of the Asian steel companies?

  • Ways and means of evaluating the quality of Russian coking coals vs Australian coking coals
  • Existing pricing mechanism for the Russian coking coals
  • New approaches in classification and pricing

Speaker:

Lilia Wernli, Chief Commercial Director, KSL

 

0955-1015 PRESENTATION – Development trend of China’s steel industry

  • Analysing drivers that could create a greater demand in the steel industry from 2017
  • How competitive are Chinese mills in international supply of steel?
  • Outlook for steel production on China’s domestic market

Speaker:

Dou Liwei, Vice Secretary General, China Iron and Steel Industry Association

 

1015-1035 PRESENTATION – A different perspective on China’s supply side reform of steel industry

  • How much metcoal is being sold on a spot vs long term basis?
  • Will the recent price rally encourage closed pits to restart operations?
  • Correlation of coal price and price of the finished product – how does it shape steel mill operations

Speakers:

He Taiping, PhD, Economic Management and Planning Institute of Baowu Steel

 

1035-1110 Networking refreshment break

 

Session 5

 

Chair: Mi Jianying, Director, National Center for International Cooperation in Work Safety, SAWS, P. R. China

 

1110-1130   PRESENTATION - Coal-to-chemicals – what are the challenges and opportunities?

  • Overview of projects being commissioned and those that are operational
  • Key technological knowhow that is critical to developing a successful project
  • Environmental value of finished products

Speaker:

William Zhu, Deputy Director for Information and Marketing, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation

 

1130-1150 PRESENTATION – New demands for coal transportation by railway against the backdrop of supply side reform in China

  • Coastal shipping freight rates and availability – How is this impacting on competition from international suppliers?
  • Availability of trucks and impact of environmental regulations
  • Development of new rail transport links – What impact are these having?

Speaker:

Li Hua, Director for Planning, China Railway Economic and Planning Research Institute

 

1150-1200 Dry Bulk Shipping - Market overview and discussion questions

Speaker:

Ian Shirreff, CEO, Zodiac

 

1200-1220 PRESENTATION How are freight rates impacting competitive supply into China? An analysis of supply and demand dynamics

Speaker:

Wang Chengyu, Chief Representative, Clarksons Platou Asia Limited

 

1220 – 1320 Networking Lunch and Close of Conference

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