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2013 was a record-setting year for the Met Coke World Summit and we were pleased to see so many new and familiar faces in Pittsburgh! Join your industry colleagues at Met Coke 2014 - October 27-29, 2014 in Chicago, IL!

Register TODAY - you won't want to miss it!

Now in its 18th year, the Met Coke World Summit brings together hundreds of international coke, coal and steel decision makers for networking and discussion of the most important issues facing the industry. Met Coke 2014 will be where business gets done.

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>>> Find out who you'll meet at our 2014 conference and exhibition


What did past attendees think?

  • A truly global meeting point for the industry. Executive Director, Concord Group
  • The best conference giving an outlook of the market and innovations. CEO, Rosamon Energia
  • Comprehensive coverage of coal, coke and factors affecting the world supply and demand and technological advancements in cokemaking. Director, Business Development, SunCoke Energy
  • "This conference provided a first rate opportunity to network, conduct business and get our story out." Chairman, Blaschak Coal Corp
  • "Great exposure between client and service provider." Consultant, Hatch Associates

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The 18th annual Met Coke World Summit will attract an international audience with executives and senior-level managers from the entire steel, coke and coal supply chain. Sponsoring or exhibiting puts your organization front and center before hundreds of industry decision and deal makers....view document

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The Future of Metallurgical Coke to 2017 market report now available! Arrows

The Future of Metallurgical Coke to 2017: global market forecasts provides an in-depth assessment of global met coke markets over the next five years. It forecasts market and demand trends for met coke production to 2017, broken down by region and coke and steel production types. With analysis of the latest cutting-edge technology developments and exclusive industry forecasts, this report is essential reading for your business. Follow this link to learn more!...view link

Key Speakers

Viktor Stiskala
ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG

Viktor Stískala is a Dipl. Engineer in cokemaking and ironmaking with 25 years’ experience in coal research and cokemaking process. Before joining ThyssenKrupp in 2012 on position of Senior manager he worked as R&D Coal and Coke Cluster leader and Program coordinator in Arcelor Mittal and was a manager of ArcelorMittal Corporate Coke Lab in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Over his career in the Czech Republic he served in two election periods as President of the Czech Cokemaking Society and was also national representative in European Coke Committee.

Viktor Stiskala
Walter Kemmsies
Moffatt & Nichol

As Moffatt & Nichol’s Chief Economist, Dr. Walter Kemmsies directs and oversees the firm’s work related to market studies, financial analyses, global trade and economic trend forecasts. He has led projects ranging from strategic development plans for ports through M&A transactions of port-related entities to terminal-operator expansion decisions. Dr. Kemmsies is also an advisor to executives at various port authorities and major transportation and manufacturing companies. Dr. Kemmsies is a registered financial analyst with a strong background in industry analysis. He has presented his research at major industry conferences and international economic forums. His research has been published by investment banks, business periodicals, academic journals and various publications. He contributes a monthly column in American Shipper, economic outlook reports for Rosenblatt Securities, and contributes to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Professional Forecasters. He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and the advisory board of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation at Rutgers University. Dr. Kemmsies received his Doctorate in Economics from Texas A&M University. He has a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Florida Atlantic University.

Walter Kemmsies
Fred Post
Essar Steel Algoma

Fred Post has been working in the environmental profession in the steel industry for the last decade and is currently the Manager of Environment Control Services at Essar Steel Algoma in Ontario, Canada. He oversees all environment matters for the integrated steel making processes including coke, iron and steel making, rolling and finishing operations, material storage and processing, multiple landfills and abandoned mine sites as well as a cogeneration facility. Mr. Post holds a BSc in Environmental Science and an MSc in Environmental Management for Business.

Fred Post
Jack Porco
Xcoal Energy & Resources

Jack Porco has served as President and Chief Commercial Officer of Xcoal Energy & Resources since September of 2009. Prior to joining Xcoal, Jack was with Alpha Natural Resources from September 2006, where he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Alpha Natural Resources and President of Alpha Coal Sales Co., LLC. Jack began his career in the coal industry with CONSOL Energy in 1974, holding a number of financial and marketing positions before joining AMCI as Vice President in 1996. Jack received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Robert Morris University and a Masters in International Business from Point Park University.

Jack Porco
Dan Byers
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy

Dan Byers is senior director for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). Byers leads the Institute’s efforts to promote and maintain coal’s vital role in America’s energy system. Byers brings to the Energy Institute expertise on the intersection of energy-related science, technology, and public policy. He directs the Chamber in assessing the impact of existing and emerging federal laws and regulations on the U.S. energy industry—specifically on coal-fired energy—and is responsible for building and supporting partnerships that highlight the important role of coal in our nation’s energy mix. Byers leads the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of businesses, associations, and stakeholder groups launched by the Energy Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers. The Partnership supports responsible energy regulation and fosters constructive conversations about the potential impact of the administration’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations.

Dan Byers
John Shimkus
R,Illinois-15

John M. Shimkus has served in the Army, as a high school teacher, a county treasurer, and now as a Member of the United States House of Representatives for the 15th District of Illinois. Among his duties in Congress, John is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chairman of its Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. He also serves on the Energy and Power;Health; and Communications and Technology Subcommittees. John is a U.S. delegate to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. His Lithuanian heritage and military service in West Germany gives him a unique perspective on Eastern European issues and the plight of people seeking democracy and freedom.

John Shimkus
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Sponsors & Exhibitors
  • SunCoke Energy
  • Intertek Commodities
  • Xcoal Energy & Resources
  • D'Appolonia
  • Bognar and Company Inc
  • Ingram Barge Company
  • Blaschak Coal Corp
  • Robindale Energy & Associated Companies
  • Reading Anthracite Company
  • Three Rivers Marine & Rail Terminals
  • RB Automazione
  • Doyle Trading Consultants
  • BETH USA, LLC
  • Plastruct Canada Inc.
  • Clark Testing
  • Coalview Ltd.
  • McKeown International Inc
  • Concord Engineering GmbH
  • Magnesita
  • ArcelorMittal USA
Media Partners
  • Metal Bulletin
  • Global Trade Metal Portal
  • Argus Media
  • American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute
  • Tradelink Publications Ltd
  • COALSpot.com
  • Steel Buisness Briefing
  • Steel Times International
  • The Steel Index
  • American Metal Market
  • IHS Coal
  • CastingArea