"This year's Eurocoke conference will bring together a range of international experts to discuss key key topics in the coke industry"

Now in it's 13th year, the Eurocoke Summit is the only place in Europe to bring together the coke, coal and steel supply chains. Industry experts from all over the world convene at the Summit to discuss the current challenges faced by the industry, the latest technological developments and innovations, the latest in cutting-edge research and much more.

This year's speakers include ArcelorMittal, ThyssenKrupp, POSCO, Steel Institute VDeh, Eurofer, DMT and Wood Mackenzie. Representatives from these esteemed companies will be presenting on a wide breadth of hot topics including battery repair and maintenance, future challenges and opportunities, succesfully operating plants in today's challenging circumstances and much more. You can view the full programme here.

Already confirmed to attend the Summit this April are; Giprokoks Institute, HeatTeQ, IMR Metallurgical Resources, Liz Italiana, US Steel, Hatfield Energy and Enursan

Dr Neil Bristow explains why this year's Summit is unmissable: 

"2016 saw a dramatic change in the coking coal and coke markets. At the start of the year coal and coke were severely “out of favour” and coal was deemed “yesterday’s commodity”, and the projections were almost universally bad for more downward pricing and continued oversupply. Someone forgot to tell China. With cuts to output, 330 to 276 days of production, rising steel production defying the bears from the BOF sector, to exceed 810Mt, ultra-low inventories, weather hitting coal supply, the market saw an amazing price rebound in coking coal from US$74/t to US$310/t before tailing off. Coke followed, rising demand saw significant increases with prices almost tripling to US$320/t before declining. What will 2017 bring? This year’s Eurocoke Conference will bring together a range of international experts to discuss key topics in the coke industry and to try to shed some light on what the crystal ball holds for this year."

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