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Agenda Overview

Day One: Monday, March 19, 2018

8:30AM Registration and coffee
9:00AM Opening Remarks
Aly Al Etreby, Business Developer, SESCO Group
9:10AM Pricing Forecast and analysis: at what price will they peak in 2018?

• Pricing analysis and forecast for 2018: key drivers for change

• How is domestic Chinese coal production affecting international trade?

• Pricing coal into Middle Eastern markets – How is this different to other markets?

• Which coal indices are most applicable for the Middle East’s coal traders?

Freddie Staermose, Vice President - Generating Fuels & Dry Bulks, Argus Media
9:40AM Regional coal imports update

• How many countries are making the switch from gas to coal?

• Supply side availability – where are the opportunities?

• Anticipated coal imports across the region

• Projections regarding coal demand worldwide – will demand continue to grow, and if so, how fast?

• Analysing the regional energy mixes

Waleed Abouraya, President & CEO, MEBPC
10:10AM Networking coffee break
10:50AM The growing need for coal in Egypt’s cement industry

• Will Egypt achieve the government target of 91mt cement production by 2020?

• How many cement plants are yet to make the conversion from gas to coal?

• Current and projected cement demands – is Egypt still on track to be producing 91mt of cement by 2020?

• Status update of the ‘New Cairo’ project and requirements

Medhat Stefanos, Vice Chairman, Titan Cement (Alexandria Portland Cement & Benisuef Cement)
11:10AM Panel discussion: The end user perspective – Current outlook for the cement market in Egypt and beyond

• Cement producer’s procurement plans and concerns

• Where is coal being procured from and why?

• Coal requirements and anticipated volumes required

Moderator: Waleed Abouraya, President & CEO, MEBPC
Mahmoud Hosny, Manager - Procurement, Arabian Cement
Farrukh Safdar, Senior Commercial Manager, Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd
Linda Al-Masri, Supply Chain Director, Qatrana Cement Company
Bahadir Kepenek, Procurement Manager - Energy & Alternative Fuels, CIMSA Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
Mohamed Nabil, Fuels Manager, Titan Cement (Alexandria Portland Cement & Benisuef Cement)
12:00PM Q&A to the panel
12:20PM Networking Lunch
1:50PM Middle East port capacity and logistical challenges

•    Challenges around port logistics for coal importers and traders
•    Coal volumes traded in Middle East ports and new projects on the horizon
•    Environmental considerations around coal handling
•    Assessing the possible solutions to the challenge of warehousing coal in Egypt 
 

Aly Al Etreby, Business Developer, SESCO Group
2:10PM The seaborne coal market: an analysis of pricing pressures

• An update on freight rates and its pricing impact on the coal market

• What are the underlying drivers of the supply/demand dynamic in freight?

Essam Bella, Managing Director, CLARKSONS PLATOU
2:40PM Networking coffee break
3:20PM South Africa’s role in the MEA and global coal market

•    Challenges around port logistics for coal importers and traders
•    Coal volumes traded in Middle East ports and new projects on the horizon
•    Environmental considerations around coal handling
•    Assessing the possible solutions to the challenge of warehousing coal in Egypt 
 

Lars Schernikau, Shareholder, HMS Bergbau AG
3:50PM Regional spotlight sessions

In-depth presentations focussing on the challenges and opportunities facing coal trading in the country and region

Dr. Sirri Uyanik, CEO, Iskenderun Enerji Uretim ve Ticaret AS
Shamsuddin Ahmed Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company
4:50PM Closing remarks

Day Two: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

9:30AM Opening remarks
9:40AM Regional power plant update

•    Current and planned coal-fired power capacity across Middle East regions
•    Coal procurement for power plants – qualities, volumes and sources 
•    Project update on coal fired power plants by region
 

10:10AM Understanding coal types and qualities

•    Regional coal requirements - which countries are using what and why? 
•    Understanding the different coal qualities available and their uses
•    Analysing the best qualities and blends for cement production 
 

10:30AM Networking coffee break
11:00AM Procurement strategies: best practice

•    What do buyers need to be aware of when contracting?
•    Logistics and storage considerations for volatile coal 
•    Choosing the right coal qualities for your needs 
•    Understanding petcoke optimisation in the cement sector
 

George Erumeda Varghese, Director - Strategic Sourcing, Trinity Resources & Energy Ltd
11:30AM Meeting the region’s rising demand for Petcoke

•    Petcoke production and transportation – who are the key players? 
•    Economics of using petcoke vs thermal coal – when is coal preferable and why?
•    Future growth opportunities for petcoke in Middle East and elsewhere
•    Petcoke optimisation in the cement sector
•    Assessing petcoke qualities 

Medhat Ismail, GCC Sourcing & Procurement Director, Lafarge Emirates Cement
12:00PM Farewell lunch and close of conference

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