The seaborne metallurgical coal and coke markets entered 2021 with increased spot price volatility, following a transformative year in 2020, which saw shifts in global trade flows and historic price dislocations.

Coupled with the uncertainty of the pandemic, new trending themes like energy transition and the unofficial Chinese import ban on Australian coal, are shaping much of the conversation in coking coal markets today.

What are the key market factors that could affect seaborne prices this year? How will demand for greener steel be met? Can hydrogen and renewable power be incorporated to help the global steel sector lower its emissions profile?

Be part of the discussion and find out what's in store for met coal in 2021 at S&P Global Platts Singapore Coking Coal Conference on July 15 in Singapore. As part of Singapore International Ferrous Week 2021, the event will set the bar as Asia’s must-attend gathering and the leading discussion point for the metallurgical coal and coke markets specialists.

Topic highlights:

1) Seaborne metallurgical coal and coke market overview – what’s next?

2) China’s role as a swing factor to price and trade flow

3) Macro outlook and supply/demand and trade flow forecast

4) Energy transition - how hydrogen can help meet demand for greener steel, and what are the challenges?

5) Key insights into latest Atlantic market trends

6) Factors to consider for effective risk management

Agenda

Session 1: Macro outlook

9.00am

 

 

9.05am

 

 

9.30am

 

 

10.00am

 

Opening remarks

Julien Hall, Regional Metals Pricing Director, S&P Global Platts

 

OPENING KEYNOTE: Driving competitiveness and innovation in challenging times

Ernie Thrasher, CEO, Xcoal

 

Producer’s view: Pivoting to a new paradigm

Ivan Bondarenko, Head of Marketing Stretegy, Coal, BHP

 

Brace for impact: Coking coal

Serafino Capoferri, Commodity Strategist, Macquarie Group

10.30am

Networking coffee break


Session 2: New pathways

11.00am

 

 

11.20am

 

 

 

 

 

Seaborne met coal market update

Weng Yi-Le, Editor, Metallurgical Coal, S&P Global Platts

 

PANEL: China's policy and its global impact on met coal

  • Overview of China’s policy
  • Impact on supply-demand
  • Trade flow dynamics


Battur Bold, General Manager, Market Research & Sales Support, Mongolia Mining Corp

Moderator:

Jeffrey Lu, Managing Editor, Metallurgical Coal, S&P Global Platts

12.00am

Networking lunch

Session 3: Coal value chain

1.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 1.55pm

 

2.25pm

 

 

 

 

 

2.45pm

 

 

PANEL: Green steel – a reality in the making?

Dipak Agarwalla, Director, Saurashtra Fuels

Joachim von Schelle, Global Director Commercialization, Linde

Moderator:

Paul Bartholomew, Head of Metals News & Insights, S&P Global Platts

 

Steelmaker presentation

 

PANEL: Latest trends in semi-hard, semi-soft, PCI and anthracite

Denis Sim, Head of Sales, South East Asia, Siberian Anthracite

Basudev Mishra, Executive Director, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

Moderator:

Neil Bristow, Managing Director, H & W Worldwide Consulting

 

PANEL: Met coal risk management

  • How is met coal evolving to a mature market
  • Role of derivatives

3.25pm

Networking coffee break

Session 4: Coke trends

3.55pm

 

 

4.10pm

 

4.30pm

 

Seaborne met coke market update

Jessie Li, Associate Editor, Metallurgical Coal, S&P Global Platts

 

Fireside chat: Green coke outlook

 

Energy Transition Carbon Credit assessment update

Jonty Rushforth, Senior Director, Oil Price Group, S&P Global Platts

5.00pm

Closing remarks & end of conference

 

Session 5: The Atlantic view (Virtual Replay)

Atlantic trends panel

  • US met coal supply and demand, trade trends
  • Europe, South America, Asia demand for US, Asia Pacific, Russian met coals
  • Met coke markets – captive coke and merchant coke developments


Dan Horn, SVP Met Coal Sales, Alpha Metallurgical Resources

David Rossiter, Executive VP, Visa Commodities

 

Teck’s presentation

Réal Foley, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Logistics, Teck Resources

Speakers


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpg Dan Horn
SVP Met Coal Sales, Alpha Metallurgical Resources

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Head of Marketing Stretegy, Coal, BHP

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Stephen Neil Bristow
Managing Director, H & W Worldwide Consulting

Dr Bristow is a highly regarded expert in the coal and steelmaking raw materials industries for over 32 years. With 21 years with BHP in wide ranging roles in the Coal Divisions, including technical and market research, strategy development and market planning and development, price forecasting, he led as Chief Analyst BHP Billiton’s Carbon Steel Materials group Market Intelligence group in Singapore. His expertise in steel, metallurgical coal, iron ore, and manganese ore and ferroalloys coupled with strategic, long term analysis on future directions in emerging markets, saw him as an early proponent of the rise of China and of coal’s growth story, together with a strong belief in China’s emergence as a major seaborne coal importer.

Since forming H & W Worldwide Consulting, he was been involved with numerous Coal, Steel and Iron ore studies over the last 10 years. He has been a strong advocate for the BF and the continued rise of coke based steelmaking, coking and PCI evolution and analysis. His experience and depth in all aspects of coking and metallurgical coal technology has been highly regarded globally with numerous presentations and workshops in major markets.

Kamlesh Joachim von Schelle
Global Director Commercialization, Linde

Joachim von Schéele received his MSc in Process Metallurgy and PhD in Production Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden in 1987 and 1992, respectively.

With a mix of steel research and consultancy background, Joachim von Schéele joined the industrial gases industry in 1996. Since then, he has served in many different technical and commercial management roles at AGA, BOC and Linde, and been actively doing business in more than 40 countries around the world. The last nine years he was based in Asia, first in India as VP for South Asia and then in China heading Application Sales for Asia-Pacific. He is very much engaged in driving the sustainability agenda – with focus on decarbonization – and involving and co-operating with Linde’s customers on this topic to achieve joint progress and success.

Joachim von Schéele is a well-known speaker and has published more than 200 papers on energy and emission conservation, recycling, and production. He has served as a member of more than 30 boards of companies, associations, and research and education organizations, and as session chairman at many conferences. He holds six patents, and is based in Munich, Germany.

John Serafino Capoferri
Commodity Strategist, Macquarie Group

Serafino joined Macquarie in July 2017 to cover dry bulk commodities research.

Prior to joining Macquarie, he headed up the iron ore market research for CRU Group, a leading mining consultancy, which he joined in 2012. Serafino has worked in commodity research for over 5 years, advising companies, governments and financial institutions on all aspects of the iron ore, coal and steel industries.

Serafino has a First class degree in Business Economics from the Nottingham Business School and an Msc in Economics and Finance with Distinction from Durham University (UK).

Tae Yoon Battur Bold
General Manager, Market Research & Sales Support, Mongolia Mining Corp

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Promporn Sinsoke.png Dipak Agarwalla
Director, Saurashtra Fuels

Dipak Agarwalla is the Promoter of, Saurashtra group of companies. Saurashtra Fuels P Limited is India’s largest merchant coke producer, having a capacity of 1.4 Million MT per annum.

He has been associated with Metallurgical Coke trade and manufacturing for more than 35 years and today is one of the senior most person in the industry in India. Additionally, he has headed many Trade and Industry groups In India. At present he is the President of Indian Metallurgical Coke Manufacturers Association.

His other interests are in, Logistics, Shipping, Mining and Wind Power.

Patrick Henry Go.jpg Denis Sim
Head of Sales, South East Asia, Siberian Anthracite

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Executive Director, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

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Senior Vice President, Marketing and Logistics, Teck Resources

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Executive VP, Visa Commodities

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Jeroen Ernie Thrasher
CEO, Xcoal

Ernie Thrasher has over forty years of experience in the energy and natural resources industry. His experience began in 1974 working for a family-owned mining company with operations in Maryland where he held various positions in operations and management through 1981.

Prior to forming Xcoal Energy & Resources in 2003, Thrasher spent twenty-two years in various global marketing positions at Primary Coal and AMCI.

Xcoal is a global coal marketing and logistics company with mining investments in the USA and Australia. The company has broad reach in the natural resources and energy fields. Thrasher leads a 100+ person team spread across 20 offices globally.

As a leader in the energy and natural resources industries, Thrasher has developed and employs innovative logistical processes to reach global markets around the world. Based in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA, Thrasher brings a unique local and global perspective to all his work.

Thrasher also founded XLNG Energy & Resources in 2015, which is marketing LNG originating from global sources with emphasis on natural gas reserves, and which reaches South America, Europe, and Asia.

Thrasher serves as a Director of Coronado Global Resources, on the President’s Leadership Council-Boy Scouts of America, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves as a Director on the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, serves as a Director of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and serves on the Global Board of Trustees of Asia Society.



Platts Speakers


Vanessa Ronsisvalle Jeffrey Lu
Managing Editor, Metallurgical Coal,S&P Global Platts

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Associate Editor, Metallurgical Coal, S&P Global Platts

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Samar Niazi Jonty Rushforth
Senior Director, Oil Price Group,S&P Global Platts

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Regional Metals Pricing Director, S&P Global Platts

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Head of Metals News & Insights, S&P Global Platts

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Editor, Metallurgical Coal,S&P Global Platts

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The S&P Global Platts Singapore Coking Coal Conference 2021 will take place in Singapore and Virtually on July 15, 2021 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm SGT (GMT +8).

 
 
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Singapore Coking Coal Conference 2021 is an official event of the Singapore International Ferrous Week (SIFW). Previously known as the Singapore Iron Ore Week (SIOW), the event returns in 2021 in the form of a bigger and broader SIFW, a platform for pan-Asian industry experts and decision makers across the steel-making and trading value chain to explore partnerships and growth opportunities in the post-covid 19 era. Co-organised by SGX, Esteel, Enterprise Singapore, together with partners, SIFW 2021 will feature a new and exciting line-up of forums, conferences, exhibition and social events on 12-15 July 2021.

SIFW Official Events
Fastmarkets Singapore Steel Forum
Featuring latest insights on the steel market dynamics through sharp price reporting lenses

Future of Mining Asia by Aspermont Media
Conferences and exhibitions on competitive technologies upstream of the steel value chain

S&P Global Platts Singapore Coking Coal Conference
Asia’s must-attend gathering for the metallurgical coal and coke market specialists

Singapore Iron Ore Forum - 8th Edition
The anchor event is back with rich discussions and debates on the ever-volatile iron ore market

TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Singapore
Bringing to you leading voices in freight that underpins global commodities trade

SIFW warmly welcomes you to join. Find out more at www.sifw.sg



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