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August 28, 2019
8:30 am – 1 pm ET

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Join us on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 for the S&P Global Platts Iron Ore and Met Coal Forum. This complimentary forum will be held in our offices in downtown Manhattan in New York, NY. Seating is limited so please register early to confirm your seat.

What We’ll Cover

Our iron ore and met coal experts will explain what has made these two commodities so volatile in the last year, and talk you through the latest market trends, in both the Asia-Pacific and Atlantic basins. You’ll also be able to learn about the financialization of steel raw materials with presentations from Singapore Exchange and S&P Dow Jones Indices.


Simply fill out the registration form to secure your place at this complimentary event.

This is a great chance to network with both physical and financial players involved with steelmaking raw materials.

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Vale dam disaster impact
  • China’s iron ore and steel market situation
  • Global iron ore pellet market situation
  • Global met coal demand trends & trade flows
  • Competitive overview of US met coals
  • How are US and global mills and miners dealing with price risk?

Seating is limited so please register soon and we look forward to seeing you in August!


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8:30 am – 8:45 am


8:45 am – 9:30 am

Shifting Iron Ore Dynamics: Asia-Pacific Iron Ore Market Update

  • Iron ore price hike in 2019 - global supply tightness and strong demand in China in 2019 1H

  • Seize the trade opportunities – Iron ore brand Relativities & Differentials for Impurities

  • Spot market observations and latest trend on Asia-Pacific iron ore market

Niki Wang
Team Leader
Iron Ore
S&P Global Platts

9:30 am – 10:10 am

Asia-Pacific Met Coal Market Update

  • Overview of spot transaction data in the global seaborne met coal market for 2019

  • Chinese coal import restrictions and implications for consumer behavior

  • Seaborne market trends

Jeffery Lu
Managing Editor
Metallurgical Coal & Coke
S&P Global Platts

10:10 am – 10:30 am

Networking Break

10:30 am – 11:10 am

Iron Ore Pellets and High-Grade, Atlantic and US Met Coal

  • Atlantic pellets and high grade iron ore markets update

  • US coking coal pricing, Atlantic met coal and coke trends

  • Steel mill margins and metallics

Hector Forster
Senior Editor
Raw Materials & Metals Analysis
S&P Global Platts

11:10 am – 11:50 am

Trading Commodity Derivatives on the SGX

Laurent Partouche
Singapore Exchange

11:50 am – 12:30 pm

The Financialization of the Iron Ore Market, Opportunities and Challenges for Market Participants

  • Understanding the role of financial indices in commodity markets

  • Challenges associated with indexing new commodity markets

  • Opportunities for hedgers and investors to utilize commodity indices such as the S&P GSCI Iron Ore Index

Fiona Boal
Commodities & Real Assets
S&P Dow Jones Indices

12:30 pm – 1 pm

Panel Discussion: Risk Management in Steel and Steel Raw Materials

Moderated by Julien Hall
Asia Metals Pricing Director
S&P Global Platts