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Agenda Overview

Pre-conference day: Monday, February 18, 2019

2:00PM Registration opens
2:30PM Looking ahead and preparing for the future: With increasing environmental pressure, what role will coal play in India’s future?

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•    Reflecting on India’s future energy mix and how it might evolve over the next 10 years
•    What impact will renewables have on the Indian thermal power market?
•    Addressing the environmental damage that coal has and the impact of continued burning of fossil fuels
•    Using coal to support variable energy – can a green future include coal?
•    What changes must be made to allow coal fired power plants to be fast ramping? 
•    With such large coal reserves, is it realistic that India will turn its back on coal? 
•    What impact would rejecting coal have on the growth of the Indian economy? 
•    What are the hidden negative environmental impacts of alternative energies? 
•    Is there an argument that India’s local coal has a comparable environmental impact to some alternative energies?    
•    Are carbon capture and other emerging technologies viable options to increase coal’s lifetime in India? 
•    How might the cement and steel markets being influenced by environmental pressure?

Moderator: Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities Columnist, Thomson Reuters
Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
Rahul Bhandare, Chairman, Knowledge Infrastructure Systems Pvt Ltd
Rajit Desai, EPC Chief, Tata Power Company Limited
3:30PM Round table discussions on the future of coal with our expert speakers

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Each of our speakers will be leading further discussion from the panel at four round tables.
Have your say and debate this increasingly divisive topic.
Take advantage of a more personal way to network with fellow conference guests.
We kindly request “Chatham House Rules” to allow free and open discussion. 

Moderator: Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities Columnist, Thomson Reuters
Rajit Desai, EPC Chief, Tata Power Company Limited
Tim Buckley, Director of Energy Finance Studies, Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
Rahul Bhandare, Chairman, Knowledge Infrastructure Systems Pvt Ltd
5:30PM Welcome networking reception

Connect with your conference peers

Take advantage of a relaxed networking environment 

Meet buyers and sellers prior to the start of the conference

Day 1: Tuesday, February 19, 2019

7:30AM Registration opens
9:00AM Coaltrans opening remarks
9:10AM Ministry of Coal’s outlook on the Indian coal market

Sumanta Chaudhuri, our Chief Guest Speaker, will give an overview of the state of the Indian coal market. 
Following this we will have an interactive Q&A using Slido. 

•    How will domestic production meet India’s coal requirements in the future?
•    Using imports to fill the gap between domestic production and rising demand
•    What are the target future energy mixes and what role will green energies play? 
•    How will cement and steel demand from infrastructure and housing projects effect the rate of growth of demand for coal?

Sumanta Chaudhuri, Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India
9:40AM Indian Ministerial Panel

•    A look at domestic coal production rates 
•    How can coal production rates be increased in India? 
•    Could automation, technology and digitisation be used in Indian mines to reduce costs and increase output?  

Moderator: V. K Arora, Chief Mentor, Karam Chand Thapar & Bros (CS) Ltd
Anil Gopishankar Mukim, Secretary, Ministry of Mines
Anil Kumar Jha, Chairman, Coal India Limited
Anindya Sinha, Advisor (Projects), Ministry of Coal
10:30AM Networking refreshment break
11:00AM Ministry of Coal interview

•    What is the current uptake of technology in the Indian coal supply chain? 
•    How is technology being used in coal markets in other countries? 
•    What impact could tech have on reducing costs, increasing output and speeding up timelines of coal projects? 
•    What technology and processes are likely to be adopted in the Indian coal market in the future?

Moderator: V. K Arora, Chief Mentor, Karam Chand Thapar & Bros (CS) Ltd
Peeyush Kumar, Director Technical, Ministry of Coal, Government of India
11:40AM Global coal outlook and role of exports from the US

•    Factors that impacted markets in 2018
•    Role of exports from the US
•    Opportunities and outlook for 2019

Sujogya Kumar Dash, Managing Director, India/ South-East Asia, Xcoal India
12:20PM Networking lunch
1:50PM Indian power panel: projecting Indian thermal coal demand

•    What are the main problems preventing India from reaching its thermal power output capacity?
•    Looking at how the pros and cons of increasing imports and how plants can adapt to use different coal
•    What impact are captive power blocks having on the thermal power sector? 
•    Debating whether or not the PPAs (power purchase agreement) should be renegotiable

Moderator: Rajendra Singh, COO, Adani Enterprises Ltd
A.M Dharam, Head - Coal Procurement Group, Tata Power Company Limited
Sunil Toshniwal, Business Development, Essar Power Gujarat Limited
Chandi K Sharma, MD - Shipping, OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd
Swami Dayal Prasad, General Manager, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.
Kapil Dhagat, EVP - Coal, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd
2:50PM Networking refreshment break
3:20PM Planning for the year ahead - Forecasting the supply, demand and prices

•    Looking forward to coal demand in India for the year ahead
•    Projection for likely Indian domestic coal production 
•    Filling the gap: where does that leave imports? 
•    Potential Indian coal import rates 
•    Forecasting the price of thermal and met coal 

3:55PM Increasing cement production driving thermal coal consumption in India

•    Growing cement demand based on government focus on infrastructure and housing for all
•    How is the export market for Indian cement expecting to grow over the coming years? 
•    Cement demand, production and forecast for year ahead
•    How does the demand for thermal coal map onto projected cement demand 

Moderator: Aparna Dutt Sharma, Secretary General, Cement Manufacturers' Association
Sanjay Kumar, Strategic Sourcing Director, LafargeHolcim
Yagyesh Gupta, Chief Procurement Officer, JK Cement Ltd
S.K Gupta, Advisor (Commercial), Dalmia Cement
4:55PM Analysing the Indian thermal coal market and forecasting the coal price

•    Indian thermal coal markets and its influence on the seaborne market
•    Changing policies and their impact on coal demand
•    Likely suppliers for the demand growth
•    How will commercial coal mining influence coal market in India

5:30PM Evening Reception

Day 2: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

8:30AM Registration opens
9:30AM Coaltrans opening remarks
9:35AM China’s steel and upstream markets

•    Policy-driven steel and upstream markets in China since 2017
•    China policy outlook for ferrous markets in 2019
•    Policy impacts on China’s steel, iron ore, coke and coking coal prices

Zhang July, Reporter, Fastmarkets MB
10:05AM Analysing Indian steel demand and impact on coking coal market & domestic availability

•    Need for India to augment coal block auctions & commercial mining
•    Present scenario of domestic coal availability
•    Forecast for Indian steel demand 
•    Fuel security scenario of steel 
•    Infrastructural issues at mines

Tanmoy Chakraborty, Manager - Mines & Minerals, Jindal Steel & Power Limited
10:35AM Networking refreshment break
11:05AM Efficiencies in the Indian coal supply chain

•    What is the rate of loss and waste from port to plant/mill in the Indian coal supply chain? 
•    What are the quick wins to reduce waste? 
•    What role could logistics equipment play in improving efficiency in the coal supply chain

H S Bajwa, Director Of Traffic, Ministry of Railways, Government of India
Chandi K Sharma, MD - Shipping, OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd
V. K Arora, Chief Mentor, Karam Chand Thapar & Bros (CS) Ltd
11:45AM Waste not want not: Indian coal ash disposal and use

•    Overview of regional and global ash trade and ash utilisation trends
•    Reviewing the qualities and types of ash produced in India
•    Relative uses of coal combustion products
•    Fluctuations in the Indian ash market over the last year and what are the likely trends ahead
•    How have increases in construction and infrastructure development effected demand for ash for Portland cement, concrete and concrete products?

Rishit Dalal, Director of Projects & International Business, Jaycee
Alimpan De, Senior Manager, SEIL
Sudhir Paliwal, Director, Mahagenco Ash Management Services
12:30PM Networking lunch
1:45PM What role does beneficiation of coal play in India?

•    Reviewing the changing rate of beneficiation of coal in India and predicting the likely future rates
•    Given the high ash content of Indian coal, what are the consequences of not washing coal?
•    Has legislation around transporting high ash coal led to an increase in beneficiation? 
•    What are the roadblocks of greater use of washing at mine mouths? 
•    Learning from the best: what are the global best practices for coal beneficiation? 

R. K Sachdev, President, Coal Preparation Society of India
A B Chatterjee, Vice President, Adani Enterprises
Alok Perti, Ex-Coal Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Government of India
V B Sahay, Group Head -EPC (Washeries), ACB (India) Limited
Atul Kumar Bhatnagar, Chief Natural Resources Dvision, Tata Steel
2:40PM Financial products and risk management

•    Update of recent developments in coal financial trading 
•    Resurgence of financial trading activity in 2019? Why? 
•    Development of new products adapted to the India-Pacific market
•    A few ideas for risk management of physical positions

Guillaume Perret, Director, PERRET ASSOCIATES LTD
3:00PM Queensland’s Investment climate, impact on global supply and outlook

•    Outlook, current and forecast supply
•    Reflecting on Indian market expectations
•    A look at the new projects
•    Overview of the investment climate

Caoilin Chestnutt, Resources Investment Commissioner, Queensland Government DNRME
3:30PM Coaltrans closing remarks