Coal Conference of the Americas

Please read our full statement below.

Update March 4, 2020


Dear Participants and Partners of the Coal Conference of the Americas:


In light of developing circumstances, we regret to announce that it is necessary to cancel the 27th Annual Coal Conference of the Americas scheduled to take place in Cartagena on March 17-19.


Over the last few days concern has mounted about the COVID-19 virus. Our decision was made following recent guidance from health officials and in light of the rapid growth in global cases of COVID-19, as well as increasing travel restrictions and other circumstances.


Our number one concern is the health and safety of delegates and speakers, our partners, our colleagues and vendors. We sincerely regret any disruptions to your plans and will follow up shortly with further details and steps in light of this decision.


IHS Markit is committed to advancing insight and dialogue among the global coal community and we will continue with the 28th Annual Coal Conference of the Americas in 2021.


We thank you for your engagement and your commitment to the Coal Conference of the Americas.




John Howland, Vice President, Coal, Metals & Mining, IHS Markit
David Coates, Director of Conferences, IHS Markit
Jackie Cantillo, Senior Coal Analyst, IHS Markit

Colombia’s coal producers are arguably facing the most challenging market environment in the industry’s history.

With established markets in Northern Europe shrinking and those consumers who are left, buying Russian coal, Colombian exporters have made inroads in securing a larger share of the market in Asia.

On top of this, local opposition to mining and transporting coal is adding another layer of difficulty to the already challenging conditions.

The reaction by producers to those challenges has been mixed. So what then are their plans for the near future? What role will Colombia play in the global coal market in the years to come, and what could the Colombian government do to assist the sector?

Join us for the 27th Annual Coal Conference of the Americas in Cartagena to debate, discuss and network at this important time in the industry.

Who Should Attend?
  • CEO / COO
  • Coal Trader
  • Commercial Planning Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Fuel Analyst
  • Fuel Procurement Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Market Research Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales/Business Development Director
  • YOU!

Become a Sponsor

For the 27th consecutive year, the Coal Conference of the Americas will be held in Cartagena, Colombia. Acknowledged as the foremost professional and business development event for the Americas and European coal export markets, this year’s event features a full program of discussion, debate and knowledge centering around the industry’s most impactful topics, coupled with several opportunities for relationship building and networking with your prospects, partners and customers.

Interested producers, engineering firms, service companies and others allied to the industry have an opportunity to make their message and brand stand out from the crowd by increasing their profile and visibility with a sponsorship of one of a carefully selected group of opportunities at the Conference.

Your Sponsorship Provides:

  • Focused events and opportunities to maximize delegate interaction and ROI.
  • Outstanding opportunities to network with both current customers and prospects in a highly focused environment – delegates are seeking answers – how can you help them?
  • Unparalleled access to potential clients and key decision makers across every area of the Americas and European export markets.


View the Sponsor Prospectus


Learn More about Available Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact David Coates
+1 713 305 0116


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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