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Coal Conference of the Americas Returns to Cartagena, Colombia in March 2019

This event, in its 26th year and organized by IHS Markit and McCloskey Coal Report, aims to provide attendees with the insight to succeed in a transitioning global market 

LONDON (February 28, 2019) —  IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) proudly announces the 26th Annual Coal Conference of the Americas on March 19-21, 2019 in Cartagena, Colombia.

Held at the Hyatt Regency Cartagena Hotel, this 3-day event draws on the expertise of the McCloskey Coal Report, the industry-leading source of benchmark pricing and market analysis for metallurgical and steam coal worldwide produced by IHS Markit.

Conference topics will focus on achieving business success amid the market forces accelerating change, including Europe’s shrinking demand, market expansion in Asia, shifting U.S. and Latin American markets, IMO 2020, declining coal quality and more.

The current roster of distinguished speakers includes:

  • Guillermo Fonseca Onofre, President, Cerrejon
  • Nathaniel Drummond, Chief Commercial Officer & President of Drummond Coal Sales, Inc., Drummond Company, Inc.
  • Carolina Rojas Hayes, Vice Minister of Mines, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Colombia
  • Juan Manuel Sanchez Vergara, President, Fenalcarbón
  • Jack Porco, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Xcoal
  • Otacilio Pecanha, Director, Negotiare Consultores
  • Brian Van Kregten, Senior Coal Trader, Eneva
  • Walter Wu, Vice President, Tai Fung Trading Co., Ltd, Taiwan
  • Rod Hatt, Managing Director, Coal Combustion Inc.
  • Howard Gatiss, Chief, Executive Officer, CMC-Coal Marketing

“The global coal industry is at a key inflection point,” says John Howland, IHS Markit VP of Coal and Publisher of The McCloskey Coal Report. “Changing market dynamics are creating new opportunities. This year’s Coal Conference of the Americas will provide attendees with the expert insight and practical strategies they need to compete and win going forward.”

Additional information and registration details are available online or you can contact:

James Slade
Conference Producer, Energy
IHS Markit
+44 20 3253 2418


About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)

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