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Met Coke 2014 Agenda

"As always, the World Met Coke Summit is the premier industry event providing current trends as well as the opportunity to network with industry peers." Manager of Minerals Development, Intertek

Watch this space for information and speaker announcements about the Met Coke 2014 agenda; the complete agenda will be public later this summer. In the meantime, take a look at our esteemed advisors who will shape this year's program and our planned sessions for this year.

Our 2014 advisors include:

Neil BristowDr Neil J. Bristow
Principal/Managing Consultant
H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd (co-chair)
John QuanciDr. John F. Quanci
VP of Engineering and Technology
SunCoke Energy (co-chair)
Cyril MartinandCyril Martinand
Division Manager - Procurement - Solid Fuels
ArcelorMittal USA LLC
Mike BarkdollMike Barkdoll
VP
Forest Vue Research LLC
Cam HoweyCam Howey
Global Manager Technical Marketing
Teck Coal Limited
Hardarshan ValiaDr. Hardarshan S. Valia
President
Coal Science Inc., Emeritus Met Coke Summit Advisor

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Session I: A Global Financial Vision | Supply & Demand Market Drivers

Join the world's foremost market analysts as they conduct an open, honest dialogue on factors impacting the entire industry. Speakers will not only share their updated forecasts and outlook, but also debate the relative importance to weigh on various business drivers. Steel, Coke, Coking Coal and all related markets will be dissected.

Session Moderated by:

Neil BristowDr Neil J. Bristow
Principal/Managing Consultant
H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia (co-chair)
John QuanciDr. John F. Quanci
VP of Engineering and Technology
SunCoke Energy, USA (co-chair)

1:15 p.m. Welcome and Conference Information
Andrew T. Smaha, Conference Director | US Events, Smithers Apex


Joe InnaceSteel: Dawn of a New Dynamic

  • Overview of the overcapacity issue
  • Rundown on steelmaking raw materials
  • Steel product prices and raw materials prices: disjointed or aligned?

Joe Innace, Editorial Director / Metals, Platts, McGraw Hill Financial, USA


Ben OrhanMetallurgical Coke Market Dynamics - A focus on trade

  • Market Trends: Recent and Future
  • The impact of Chinese export growth
  • How will environmental controls affect this balance
  • The impact of freight rates on seaborne trade

Ben Orhan, Research Analyst, CRU Group, UK


Matthew WarderMetallurgical Coking Coal Market Dynamics
Matthew Warder, Senior Analyst - Iron Ore & Steel Costs, Wood Mackenzie, USA


Networking Break


Hans BodoWhere is Global Steel Going, Part I - Technology


Dr.-Ing. Hans Bodo Lüngen, Senior Manager Operation Unit Technology, Steel Institute VDEh, Germany


Philipp EnglinWhere is Global Steel Going, Part II - Markets


Philipp Englin, CEO, World Steel Dynamics, USA


Congressman ShimkusEvening Keynote Remarks


Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15)


5:15 p.m. Welcome Reception - in the Exhibit Hall

6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception Concludes - Delegates are free to schedule business dinners


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - General Session: Day #2

8:00 a.m. Full Networking Breakfast for all Delegates | Sponsored by Sun Coke Energy


9:15 a.m. Day #2 Welcome and Conference Information
Andrew T. Smaha, Conference Director | US Events, Smithers Apex


Session II: State of Our Business - Dissecting Conflicting Strategies and Business Models

Major players are taking any number of steps to manage their operations until such time the market landscape becomes more clear. In this session, we take a deeper dive into the stressors, disruptors, economics, prospects, new developments, research and other updates as examples of different paths taken. We dissect each model, uncover news and noteworthy projects under development, and probe the opportunities & lessons learned of each.

Cyril MartinandSession Moderated by:
Cyril Martinand | Division Manager - Procurement - Solid Fuels, ArcelorMittal USA LLC


Fritz HendersonMorning Keynote Presentation


Frederick "Fritz" Henderson, Chairman and CEO, SunCoke Energy, USA


Jack PorcoU.S Coking Coal - Survival in Challenging Market Conditions


Jack Porco, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Xcoal Energy & Resources, USA


Gary NorgrenArcelorMittal Coke Supply Chain: Global Overview and Focus on North America


Gary Norgren, Division Manager of Raw Materials - ArcelorMittal USA LLC, USA


Networking Break | Sponsored by Ingram Barge


Session III: Global Production, Project Updates and Changes to Coking Coal Exports by Region

Each year, we take a deeper dive into the economics, prospects, new developments, research and other updates on regional projects. We go by geography, uncovering news and noteworthy projects under development, and the opportunities & lessons learned of each along the path to greater profits.

Cam HoweySession Moderated by:
Cam Howey, Global Manager Technical Marketing, Teck Coal Limited, Canada

Europe: TKSE Coal Blend Strategy and Plant PerformanceViktor Stiskala
Viktor Stiskala, Head of Technology Coal & Coke - Senior Manager, Hot Metal Production, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, Germany


Charles BradfordChina: The Real Story

  • Economic growth possibly stronger than reported data
  • Steel production revised upward for 2012 and 20113, makes growth rate drop
  • What's the problem? Very hard to herd cats
  • Demand for raw materials increasing, but supply increasing much faster
  • How low can iron ore prices fall?

Charles A. Bradford, CFA President, Bradford Research, Inc. and Partner, Metals Industries Advisory Group LLC, USA


Neil BristowIndia Rising Again: Impact on Seaborne Coke

  • New Prime Minister - new era?
  • What will Modi mean for India's stalled economic growth - can India return to 9% growth again?
  • Outlook for India's steel and coke demand
  • Will India stay a major importer of coke or will it become an exporter
  • India's future medium and long role in the global coke and coking coal world

Dr. Neil J. Bristow, Principal/Managing Consultant, H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia


Networking Lunch


Session IV: Stressors to the Industry

Survival techniques during difficult times. The focus of this session is to examine major stress points on the industry, and particularly how environmental forces, cost management, imports and the political landscape are still causing major shifts in resource allocation now and for the future.

Mike BarkdollSession Moderated by:
Mike Barkdoll, VP, Forest Vue Research LLC

Bruce SteinerLegislative, Environmental & Regulatory Implications for the U.S. Coke & Coal Chemicals Industry

  • Climate change regulatory pressures
  • Air, water & waste regulatory impacts on permitting
  • Pressures on the industry's supplier and customer bases
  • Market implications for coal-derived chemicals

Bruce A. Steiner, President, American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute, USA


Joe PoveromoThe Impact of New DRI Units on the Survival of Blast Furnaces in the USA?

  • Drivers for the growth of DRI (direct reduced iron) production in the USA,
  • Impact of Increased DRI Availability on the Growth of EAF based Flat Rolled Steel Production,
  • Prospects for BF/BOF Steel Producers to Switch to DRI/EAF Based Steel production,
  • Utilization of DRI/HBI in BF/BOF Plants

Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo, President, Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting, USA


Managing Costs: Impact of Natural Gas
William Ambry, Division Manager Ironmaking Operating Technology, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, USA


Networking Break | Sponsored by Ingram Barge


Mike BarkdollGlobal Environmental & Regulatory Roundtable Dialogue
Moderated by: Mike Barkdoll, VP, Forest Vue Research LLC



Perspectives and Panelists to Include:

Policy Perspectives
o The status and outlook for EPA's new carbon regulations on existing power plants and how they may fundamentally transform how electricity in America is generated, transmitted, distributed, and used
o The magnitude, reach and complexity of the rules are unprecedented in EPA history, and if EPA is successful, coal producers and consumers will be greatly impacted.
o What broader business community concerns with the technical, legal, and practical aspects of EPA's rule and key issues that will determine its evolution and ultimate fate
Dan Byers, Senior Director of Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy, USA
Dan Byers
Coking Coal & Mining Perspectives
Mike Crowder, Business Manager and Board Member, New Tech Mining, Inc., USA





Mike Crowder
Cokemaking Perspectives
o Reduction of point source air emissions during cokemaking (stack, flare, quench tower)
o Fugitive air emissions from the cokemaking process (door sealings, charging holes, pushings, tank level fluctuations)
o Energy efficiency perspectives for cokemaking (waste heat recovery, utilization of excess COG)
o Carbon footprint of cokemaking and climate change
Dr. Frank Sowa, Head of Engineering, Cokemaking Technology Division, DMT GmbH & CO KG, Germany
Frank Sowa
Steel Perspectives
o Fugitive air emissions from the cokemaking process
o The legislative implications of climate change on integrated iron and steel producers
Fred Post, Manager of Environment Control Services, Essar Steel Algoma, Canada
Fred Post

Exploring Macro Stressors in the Transportation & Logistics Sector

Karyn Booth
Partner and Chair of Transportation Practice
Thompson Hine LLP, USA
Karyn Booth
Bruce Carlton
President & CEO

National Industrial Transportation League, USA
Bruce Carlton

Walter KemmsiesEvening Keynote Presentation: Powering Growth


Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Chief Economist, Moffatt & Nichol, USA


6:00 p.m. Evening Networking Reception | Sponsored by XCoal Energy & Resources

7:00 p.m. Networking Reception Concludes - Delegates are free to schedule business dinners


Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 - General Session: Day #3

8:00 a.m. Networking Coffee and Exhibit Hours


8:55 a.m. Conference Information
Andrew T. Smaha, Conference Director, Smithers Apex


Hardashian ValiaSession V: Technological Opportunities

The focus of this session is to uncover the top technological developments and achievements in cuttings cost of production and operations, and give attendees unfiltered access to emerging solutions provided in the marketplace.

Session Moderated by:

Dr. Hardarshan S. Valia, President, Coal Science Inc., USA Emeritus Met Coke Summit Advisor


Altering Raw Material Procurement Strategies Based on Import TrendsHardarshan Valia
Dr. Hardarshan S. Valia, President, Coal Science Inc., USA

 


Jorge CaldeiraAltering Raw Material Procurement Strategies Based on Technical Considerations

  • Update on Brazilian Coke-Based Steel Mills
  • Traditional Blending Design (Prior to 2008 GFC)
  • Understanding the Role of Each Coal Type in Coking Blends
  • Quality Flexibility - The Pathway to Survival

Jorge G. Caldeira, Manager Technical Marketing, Jellinbah Group, Australia


Mike GrantCoal Gasification for Direct Reduced Iron Production

  • Coal based DRI processes and why Coal Gasification is preferable
  • Coal analysis strategy
  • Update - Lurgi Gasifier to Midrex DRI at JSPL Angul, India

Mike Grant, International Senior Expert - Ironmaking and Steelmaking, Air Liquide SA, France


David PearsonNew Techniques to Measure Porosity and the Relation to CSR
Dave Pearson, Founder & CEO, Pearson Coal Petrography, USA


Networking Break


Coal & Coke Sampling (60 minutes)

Victor KingVictor King, Coporate Quality Manager, SunCoke Energy Inc., USA




Keith LynchKeith Lynch, Quality Manager, Indiana Harbor Operations, SunCoke Energy Inc., USA

12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and General Sessions Conclude

Plant Tour (additional fee required) - spaces limited and must be pre-reserved online

ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor; learn more!
Hosted by: Jim Grady, Sourcing Manager/Solid Fuels/Coke & Carbon, ArcelorMittal USA LLC Corporation

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