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2020 Online Event Agenda

Day One - Tuesday 7 July 2020

Day One - Tuesday, 7 July 2020

  1. Chair's opening remarks

    Jorge Caldeira | Consultant of Coalbiz, Brazil

Session 1 - GLOBAL COAL SUPPLY & DEMAND FORECASTS – IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC

  1. Outlook for the European steel market

    Alessandro Sciamarelli | Director of Market Analysis and Economic Studies of European Steel Association (EUROFER)

    • General macroeconomic outlook in the EU; expected impact of Covid-19
    • Overview of steel-using sectors (construction, automotive, mechanical engineering, electrical appliances); expected impact of Covid-19
    • Trends in apparent steel consumption
    • Imports from 3rd countries and main exporting countries to the EU
  2. Seaborne metallurgical coal trade responds to the coronavirus demand shock

    Jim Truman | Director - Global Metallurgical Coal Markets of Wood Mackenzie, USA

    • Fall in steel demand, especially automotive, led to numerous BF idles outside China causing a met coal price correction 
    • Many US mines idled, but have returned. Is there excess supply now?
    • Will China purchases and India’s return to the market, later in the year, boost prices?
  3. Seaborne Metallurgical Coal Market Outlook in 2020

    Jeffery Lu | Managing Editor, Metallurgical Coal & Coke of S&P Global Platts, Singapore

    • China ferrous supply/demand overview, including iron ore, met coal and steel
    • Latest situation with Chinese met coal import/domestic arbitrage
  4. Break

  5. Update on Indian steelmaking growth in view of recent observed slow down

    Dr. Ahmed S. Firoz | Former Chief Economist of Economic Research Unit, Ministry of Steel Government of India; Member Expert Group on Mines of Niti Aayog, India

  6. Update on Australian coal sector during global economic slow down

    Dr. Neil J. Bristow | Principal/Managing Consultant of H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

  7. Panel discussion | Chaired by Jorge Caldeira, Consultant, Coalbiz, Brazil

    Panellists include Eurofer - European Steel Association, Wood Mackenzie, S&P Global Platts, Economic Research Unit, Ministry of Steel Government of India

    Chair: Jorge Caldeira, Consultant, Coalbiz, Brazil

    Panellists include: 

    • Alessandro Sciamarelli, Senior Manager Economic Analysis, Eurofer - European Steel Association
    • Jim Truman, Director Global Metallurgical Coal, Wood Mackenzie, USA
    • Dr. Ahmed S. Firoz, Former Chief Economist, Economic Research Unit,  Ministry of Steel Government of India; Member Expert Group on Mines of Niti Aayog, India
  8. Close of Day One

Day Two - Wednesday 8 July 2020

Day Two - Wednesday,8 July 2020

  1. Chair's opening remarks

    Dr. Neil J. Bristow | Principal/Managing Consultant of H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

Session 2 - GLOBAL COKE MARKET UPDATE & OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES DURING THE PANDEMIC

  1. PROven next generation ® – DMT´s new system for oven pressure regulation

    Jutta Layher, Head of Sales, DMT

  2. Seaborne met coal demand in APAC and the impact of evolving mining costs

    James Stevenson | Senior Director and Research Lead for Coal, Metals and Mining of IHS Markit

  3. Coking coal and coke production in Poland

    Aleksander Sobolewski | Director of Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland

  4. Break

  5. Coke plant operation during the pandemic: measures to operate and continue Battery life time extension activities in a safe manner

    Huub Schulte | Works Engineer Coke and Gas Plants of Tata Steel Europe, Netherlands

  6. Environmental challenges and optimisation of by-product-plants

    Dr.-Ing. Joanna Kühn-Gajdzik | Senior Process Engineer - Coke Plant Technologies / Gas Cleaning of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Germany

  7. Safer cokemaking in the times of COVID-19 and beyond

    Oana Niculita | Head of Sales and Marketing of John M Henderson, UK

  8. Panel - Addressing operational challenges, and the future of cokemaking – threats and opportunities 2020 onwards

    Chaired by - Dr. Neil J. Bristow, Principal/Managing Consultant, H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia

    Panel Members:

    • Oana Niculita, Head of Sales and Marketing, John M Henderson, UK
    • Jim Truman, Director Metallurgical Coal, Wood Mackenzie, USA
    • Jorge Caldeira, Consultant, Coalbiz, Brazil
    • Aleksander Sobolewski, Director, Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland
  9. Chair’s closing remarks and close of conference