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Smithers Apex’s Eurocoke Summit to bring together producers, suppliers, investors and more

11th annual conference and exhibition to take place 14-16 April in Amsterdam

More than 150 producers and suppliers of coke, coal and steel; investors; and brokers from around the globe will gather at Smithers Apex's 11th annual Eurocoke Summit, 14-16 April, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Vale International, EUROFER, Goldman Sachs Commodities, Wood Mackenzie, Tata Steel, Global Shippers Forum, Platts, SSY, ArcelorMittal and many other notable players will share insights into global production; market drivers; plant operations and advancements in cokemaking.

"The Eurocoke Summit covers much, much more than just Europe and is not solely focused on coke making – it has truly grown into a global event that rivals our flagship Met Coke Fall event, but with even greater participation from Europe, Asia and more,” said Andrew Smaha, conference director at Smithers Apex. “Key highlights of this year’s programme include a roundtable discussion with our expert advisory board on technology and the European coke industry; a keynote address from the SMaRT Centre UNSW on competitive application of biomass and plastic chars for the iron-making process and how they can potentially be used as feedstocks for alternative char with conventional coke in a number of industries -  just one of many technology-focused topics that will be covered; and a tour of Tata Steel IJmuiden.

“Plus, it’s a great way to connect with difficult-to-reach customers all in one location.  The caliber of attendees at Eurocoke 2015 is tremendous and I know you'll gain new industry contacts and insights that will make the trip worth your time and investment," Smaha added.

Additionally, Smithers Apex is now accepting abstracts for the 19th annual Met Coke World Summit, taking place October 26-28, 2015 at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, PA.  This year’s Summit will bring together more than 350 coke, coal and steel executives, plant managers, engineers and more to discuss global production; projects and exports; plant operations; freight and fleet forecasting and advancements in cokemaking.

There are many opportunities for key players in the coke, coal and steel industries to be involved in the Met Coke World Summit.  Program design is underway; Smithers Apex is inviting interested candidates to submit abstracts. A completed submission should include speaker name, company name, job title and contact information, a topic summary and a tentative title and sub-headings (3-4 bullets) for the presentation. Abstracts must be received no later than Friday, May 8 and may be submitted to Andrew Smaha at  Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are also available and will sell-out.

The Eurocoke Summit 2015 and Met Coke 2015 audiences will include producers and suppliers of coke, coal and steel; associations, consultants and investors; equipment and related materials suppliers; and dealers, traders and brokers.  

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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