MetCoke 2018 Agenda | Day 2

Conference Day 2: November 8th

Registration & Welcome

Registration Opens & Exhibitor Hall Opens

  1. Registration Opens & Exhibit Hall Opens

  2. Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Amy Szymanski, Conference Producer, Smithers Apex

Session V: Developing Steel Tariff Considerations & Projections

Moderator: David Ailor, President, American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute

This one-hour panel discussion focuses on the Trade Expansion Act of 1962- Section 232 investigation findings and trade policy effect on the import and export of our nation’s coal and steel with speculation on the immediate and long-term outcomes. We welcome a variety of industry thought leadership perspectives to provide diverse aspects for idea exchange.

  1. Steel Tariff and Trade Impact Panel

    Panelists include: Crowell Moring, Alliance for American Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, CRU Group

    Each panelist to give 5-10 min. introduction on themselves, company and why this topic is of important to them. Followed by open Q&A session with the audience.

    • Daniel Cannistra, Partner- International Trade, Crowell Moring
    • Scott Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing
    •  Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security   
    • Jordan Permain, Analyst - Metallurgical Coke, CRU Group                                                        
  2. Networking Break

Session VI: Influential Global Growth in Mining & Steel

Moderator: Hardarshan S. Valia, President, Coal Science Inc.

The metals and mining industry is an integral part of the global economy as its connected to many industry value chains. As the actors change in the sector, obtain a clear understanding of potential challenges and emerging opportunities to support innovation within the shifting landscapes.

  1. Markets, Mergers, and Materials: Recent happenings in coal, coke, and steel

    Adam Zirkin | Senior Analyst of Knighthead Capital

    Analysis of large coal, coke & steel M&A globally and the impact on economy and society.   

  2. China- Future Impact on Mining and Metals

    Lynn Lupori | Head of Metals Consulting- North America of CRU Group

    Current trends surrounding China’s evolving policies towards raw materials and manufacturing. How China is investing capital in other markets and impact on global cost availability. Overall demand and growth and evolution further downstream progression. 

  3. Restructuring of Steel and Mining Industries: Government Policy and Opportunities for M&A in India with Special Reference to Steel, Coal and Coke

    Dr. Ahmed S. Firoz | Chief Economist of Economic Research Unit, Ministry of Steel - India

    Current trends surrounding India’s governmental policies, mining consolidation, and mine capital investments.

  4. Global Economics Panel

    CRU Group, Knighthead Capital Management and Ministry of Steel Government of India


    • Lynn Lupori, Head of Metals Consulting- North America, CRU Group
    • Ahmed Shah Firoz, Chief Economist, Ministry of Steel Government of India
    • Adam Zirkin, Partner and Senior Analyst, Knighthead Capital Management
  5. Closing Remarks

    Amy Szymanski, Conference Producer, Smithers Apex

  6. Lunch

    Boxed Lunch on Tour Bus

  7. Tour

    Please see Tour Page for Details

    Tour Confirmed: US Steel Tour on November 8th  -- Details for Tour

    US Steel Corp.- Mon Valley Works, Clairton Plant, Clairton, PA

    Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a plant tour of the US Steel Corporation Mon Valley Works, Clairton Plant at the conclusion of the conference. 

    Tour attendees will be provided a boxed lunch to take with them on the bus to the tour. This tour will be a drive through tour only - so attendees will remain on the bus for the entirety of the tour.