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Agenda Overview

Pre-day: Sunday, October 20, 2019

4:30PM Rooftop networking drinks

Come and mingle with conference delegates and enjoy an open bar with views over the city. 

6:30PM Coaltrans & Xcoal welcome reception

Join us at an exclusive drinks party in the heart of Lisbon. 

Day 1: Monday, October 21, 2019

8:50AM Coaltrans opening remarks
9:00AM Global Steam Coal Market Outlook

•    How did we get here?
•    What you may have missed in 2019
•    Key drivers for change in the global coal trade flows and prices in 2020

Dr. Fabio Gabrieli, Director of Dry Bulk Analysis and Strategy, Mercuria Energy Trading
9:30AM Coal price forecast

•    What were the key drivers for change last year on the API2 
•    Predicting key drivers for change this year
•    Coal price forecast for year ahead 

10:00AM US Coal exports to Europe

•    How has the US coal market adapted to a tough couple of years? 
•    How have consolidations and chapter 11 filings affected the US coal sector? 
•    Is the US still acting as a swing supplier in Europe? 

Jack Porco, President & Chief Commercial Officer, Xcoal Energy & Resources
10:30AM Networking refreshment break
11:00AM Suppling anthracite to Europe

•    Overview of current demand for anthracite
•    Projecting future demand for anthracite
•    Are anthracite prices competitive? 

Andrey Tarasko, Deputy General Manager International Sales Department, JSC Siberian Anthracite
11:30AM Russian coal: the steady supplier of European coal

•    Projecting Russian coal production for year ahead
•    How does Russian coal compare to the market? 
•    How is demand for Russian coal changing? 

12:00PM Indonesian coal as a competitive fuel for Europe

•    Comparison of Indonesian coal to others in European market 
•    Demand for lower CV coal in Europe
•    Can Indonesian coal be competitive in Europe despite higher shipping costs? 

12:30PM Networking lunch
1:45PM Insights into Turkish coal procurement

•    Turkish coal demand forecast
•    Drivers for change in Turkish market 
•    Challenges and opportunities in the Turkish market 

Dr. Sirri Uyanik, CEO, Iskenderun Enerji Uretim ve Ticaret AS
Bahadir Kepenek, Procurement Manager - Energy & Alternative Fuels, CIMSA Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
2:30PM China: Driving the global coal price

•    Impact of Chinese policy on coal market 
•    Chinese steel, coal-fired power and other end-user markets
•    Projecting Chinese coal demand
•    Mapping how the Chinese market drives the global market 

3:00PM Growth in the Indian coal market

•    Impact of policy on Indian coal market 
•    Growing demand for coal in India
•    Imports to meet gap between domestic output and demand
•    Forecasting coal demand and imports 

Ranjan Sinha, Director Raw Materials Procurement, Tata Steel Ltd
3:30PM Networking refreshment break
4:00PM Benefits of a responsible coal supply chain

•    What is a responsible coal supply chain 
•    The need for an internationally recognised standard for the coal supply chain
•    Managing the risks and reporting on your supply chain

Anne-Claire Howard, Executive Director, Bettercoal
4:30PM Carbon capture and storage case study

•    Outline of project
•    Developments of the project
•    Advantages of carbon capture and storage 

5:00PM Debate on future of coal in Europe

“This house believes that there is a case for coal in Europe’s future”

•    Place for coal alongside renewables
•    Coal as a cheap, stable fuel source with relatively low geopolitical risk
•    The impact of public sentiment on the pace of transition

•    Improvements in renewables 
•    Environmental pressure 
•    Lack of financing preventing new projects from coming online 

Moderator: Hugh Lee, Energy Economist, Independent Consultant
Michael Hale, Director, Balamara Resources
Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities Columnist, Thomson Reuters
6:00PM Coaltrans networking drinks

Join the conference delegates at the rooftop bar for drinks and canapés 

Day 2: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

9:30AM Coaltrans opening remarks
9:40AM Coal’s role in the global energy mix

•    Update on other fuel markets: oil, gas and nuclear 
•    Use of biomass as a complimentary fuel to coal 
•    Progress with renewables as a competitive fuel source
•    What role will coal play in the future global energy mix

Carlos Fernandez Alvarez, Senior Coal Analyst, International Energy Agency
10:10AM Insights into the European utilities market

•    Changing global energy mix
•    Impact of environmental pressure and emissions regulations
•    Changing supply of seaborne thermal coal 

Alen Nacinovic, Technical Manager, Power Plant Plomin
11:10AM Networking refreshment break
11:40AM Procuring coal for cement production

•    Overcoming challenges for cement producers
•    Impact of any environmental pressure on coal projects
•    Varying preferences for different coal specifications 
•    Trends in coal supply to Europe

Karim Benzine, Strategic Sourcing Manager, LafargeHolcim Energy Solutions SAS
12:30PM Networking lunch
1:30PM Freight rate forecast

•    Impact of IMO 2020 fuel oil ban on freight rates
•    Forecast of freight rates for year ahead

1:50PM Met coal price forecast

•    Key drivers for change in met coal market
•    Projecting demand for met coal based on steel and other metals markets 
•    Forecasting met coal prices for the year ahead

Alistair Ramsay, Head of Research, Fastmarkets
2:15PM Forecasting steel production & met coal demand

•    Demand for steel within Europe
•    Challenges for steel producers 
•    Seaborne demand for met coal 

Yevgeny Shmakov, Director of Marketing and Purchasing Strategy, Metinvest Holding LLC
Pavel Vorobyev, Chief Economist, JSC Severstal Management
3:00PM Coaltrans closing remarks