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Producers, suppliers, investors and more at Smithers Apex’s Met Coke World Summit 2014 in two weeks

More than 300 coke, coal and steel industry leaders to gather October 27-29, 2014 in Chicago

More than 300 producers and suppliers of coke, coal and steel; investors; and brokers from around the globe will gather at Smithers Apex's 18th annual Met Coke World Summit, October 27-29 in Chicago, IL. SunCoke Energy, CRU Group, ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp Steel, Wood Mackenzie, Essar Steel and many other notable players will be delivering market forecasts, global project updates and discussing technology advances at what is shaping up to be the largest event in the history of the summit.

"This year's agenda balances market forecasts and 2015 outlook with perspectives from outside of the coke, coal and steel community," said Andrew Smaha, conference director at Smithers Apex. "Our speaker lineup includes many of the key industry players such as SunCoke Energy, Xcoal Energy & Resources, and ArcelorMittal, while also integrating perspectives straight from the U.S. Capitol via Congressman John Shimkus, as well as general business development strategies by the well-respected Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Chief Economist of Moffatt & Nichol. Combined with a robust exhibition hall, this conference will continue to top its own record each year as the most meaningful, respected, and worthwhile gathering in the industry," he added.

The 2014 program covers examination of supply & demand market drivers; dissection of conflicting strategies and business models; delving into stressors to the industry; technological opportunities; and more. The schedule will end with a tour of the ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor Plant for an additional fee.

The Met Coke World Summit 2014 audience will include producers and suppliers of coke, coal and steel; associations, consultants and investors; equipment and related materials suppliers; and dealers, traders and brokers. For more information on the Met Coke World Summit 2014, visit

Additionally, Smithers Apex will be holding Met Coke's European counterpart, the 12th annual Eurocoke Summit, April 14-16 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Candidates interested in speaking may submit abstracts directly to Andrew Smaha at Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are also available and will likely sell-out.

"The Met Coke Summit and Eurocoke events successfully outline trade and sector trends, and new operations and technological advancements within a cordial atmosphere for networking with key buyers, producers and traders. The additional focus on met coal has been valuable," said Hector Forster, Platts lead for Atlantic met coal and coke coverage.

About Smithers Apex
Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira, is a global business that provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high growth industries, including the coke, coal and steel industries. Market coverage also includes the home and personal care; lighting, imaging and displays; plastic electronics and the alternative energy industries. For more information about Smithers Apex, please visit

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