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Session 1 – Global Outlook for the Coal, Coke and Steel Industries Pre and Post Covid-19
Registration and welcome refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Opening Keynote Address: The Ironmaking Industry in Years to Come
The Steel Industry in Europe on the Crossroad to Carbon Lean Production—Status, Initiatives and Challenges
Spreads Between Met Coke Prices by Region*
  • Deterioration in coking coal and met coke price relationships
  • Health of coking coal market - stronger Atlantic prices vs weaker Australia market, and impact on met coke
  • Green steel, lower emissions steelmaking trends and effect on met coke supply and pricing in China, Atlantic markets

Hector Forster | Senior Editor, Steel Raw Materials and Metals Analysis, S&P Global Platts
Networking break
China's Year Of The Ox: Strong And Persistent; What's Next In Steel And Met Coal*
An Update on Thermal Coal and Trade with Focus on India*
Q&A and discussion with the above speakers: Wood Mackenzie, Steel-Insights, LLC and CRU
Networking lunch
Snapshot Panel Discussion Session: Impact of China Ban on Australian Coals in the Seaborne Market
Speakers include:
  • Luke Peters, Analyst, Metallurgical Coke, Steel, CRU UK
  • Ranjana von Wendland, Senior Analyst, IHS Markit - Inside Coal – Netherlands  
  • Dr. Neil J. Bristow, Principal/Managing Consultant, H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd Australia
  • Scott Perrin, Marketing Manager, Jellinbah Group - Australia
Session 2 – A focus on Innovation & Sustainability
Tumbler Coke Stability Map for Coals and Blends, Using Gieseler Characteristic Temperatures*
BioCoke: Adding Biomass to the Coal Blend with Focus on Reducing CO2 Emissions*
Case Studies: Sustainability & Environment
  • Cutting Covid 19 or cutting Carbon… including Digitization
  • Latest industrial developments in coke plants : Coke Oven Gas treatment, Coke moisture reduction & Luting sealing operation… including Innovation
  • Environmental case stories in the steel industry… including Feedback

Franck Ganne | Steel Industry Leader, SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions
Networking break
Session 3 – Coke Oven Technology Solutions – Recent Case Studies
Case study: Use of Digitalisation and Remote Inspection to Ascertain the State of Coke Ovens During Pandemic
  • Emphasising the need to perform periodic inspections on the coke oven batteries. The pandemic has resulted in regular inspections being delayed.
  • Showing how the status of coke ovens could be evaluated by means of digitalisation These different tools and analytic methods will be shown and the benefits for the operators demonstrated
  • Identifying costly issues that can occur as a result of the high thermal and mechanical strains the ovens are subjected to

Mirjam Ballon | Head of Service, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Case study: Environmental Solutions for Coke Oven Plants
Discussion and Q&A
Chair’s Closing Remarks
Session 4 – Operations & Process Improvements in Coke-Making
Registration and welcome refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Opening Keynote Address: Prospects for Increased EAF Steelmaking in Europe*
The Use of Energy Enhancing Catalyst to Reduce the Coal Carbonization
  • Methods to reduce the coal blend cost by using optimum inferiors coal, including  the reduction of the carbonization period/time in the process
  • Methods to increase the met coke productivity without any agglomeration
  • Ways to improve the coke quality by using catalyst without any adverse effects

Reji Mathai | Head Coke Oven, Jindal Saw Limited, Mundra, Gujarat
Title to be confirmed
A Senior representative of HeatTeQ NL
 
Networking break
Session 5 – A Focus in China
The Emergence of Chines Demand for Alternatives to Australian Met Coal: What these Shifts in Trade Flows Mean to the Market
  • Background of the China’s ban: main reasons behind it
  • Impact on the Chinese mills – blend and pollution
  • If it stays, how could it affect the price curves on the long term
  • Changes to trade flows in the last year
  • Unprecedented pricing environment: A surprise?
  • Longer term impact on the market

Siew Hua Seah | Editor, Argus Ferrous Markets, Argus Media Ltd
Research & Development on Large-capacity Stamp-charging Cokemaking Technologies in China and Abroad*
Q&A and discussion with the speakers involved in this session
Networking lunch
Session 6 – Steel , Coke and Coal Industry in India
Coke and Coal Market Update in India*
  • Status of Coke Industry in India – a ground level report
  • Outlook for Indian Steel Industry and its effect on Coke industry
  • Cost optimisation in lower production output plants including maintenance, efficiency and environmental control
  • Navigating supply and demand drivers

Arun Kumar Jagatramka | Chairman, Gujarat NRE group
Q&A and discussion with the speakers involved in this session
Session 7 - Future Trends & Looking Ahead
Closing panel discussion: Thoughts & Lessons Learned after COVID-19
Closing panel discussion: Thoughts & Lessons Learned after COVID-19
  • What have changed in the industry worldwide?
  • Main challenges & opportunities
  • Future trends & looking ahead
 
Speakers: Advisory Board members
 
Chair’s closing remarks
End of the conference

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*These speakers will be presenting remotely due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.