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
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.
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:
Drummond Ltd. is a mining company that operates in Colombia. The company’s operations are based on the exploration, production, transportation and exportation of thermal coal. For the past three years, Drummond has been the number one exporter of Colombian coal. In 2018, Drummond exported approximately 31.5 million metric tons.
Drummond’s mining operations are located in Cesar with two open-pit mines: La Loma and El Descanso. Coal is exported from Puerto Drummond, a direct coal loading facility located in Cienaga, Magdalena. The port has an installed capacity of up to 60 million metric tons per year. Drummond’s mining and port operations are certified with OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
Learn more: www.drummondco.com
Incolab Services is an international partnership of Sampling Associates International, Inc. (USA) and Incolab Services BV (Holland). Together the joint group operates 55 laboratories in 17 countries and has been the fastest growing coal and coke testing organization in the world.
Incolab is a leading provider of sampling, analysis and surveys in the Americas with facilities throughout the USA and laboratory operations in Santa Marta (Colombia), Maracaibo (Venezuela) and Altamira, Cadereyta and Minatitlan (Mexico). Our laboratory programs are based on the model of the ISO 17025 accredited program of Incolab Services BV.
Incolab is proud of its state of the art laboratory facility in Santa Marta – serving the major Colombian export terminals.
Incolab operates and maintains mechanical sampling systems throughout the port and mining regions. All mechanical sampling operations are supported by SAI – a specialist in the mechanical sampling of coal and coke.
Learn more: www.incolab.com
Magnusson Coke & Minerals, S. de R.L. de C.V. is a solid fuel and carbon products trading and processing company, doing business predominantly in the Mexican industrial market. We have been involved in Mexico for enough years to say that in our past, we were involved with the first imported petcoke sales contract into Mexico and the first imported thermal coal sold into Mexico to CFE. We have for the last several years been associated with AMCI Group and ION Carbon & Minerals LLC. Besides carbon, we are interested in other mineral products, as well as logistical, mechanical and power generation projects.
Learn more: magnusson.com.mx
NMR is a vertically integrated Mining Company, owning coal mines in Spain and having coal contracts with some major coal miners in the world. NMR is operating from the North of Spain, where we have our “logistic platform”, located at the Port of “EL MUSEL” (Gijón – Asturias) where the Company has a Long Term Port Concession and is currently supplying coals in Europe and North African Region.
NMR is active in the trading of a range of coal products such as Anthracite and Thermal Coal in the above mentioned markets, and is currently focused in a “Geographical Diversification Strategy” (Sourcing and Commercial Development) to cover other Regions such as The Americas , Middle East and Asia.
NMR’s coal trading operations have accounted for about 1.8 Million Tons during 2019, with a total of 1.38 Million Tons “IN” and 0.74 Million Tons “OUT” and have involved a total of 48 cargos of different tonnage. Our forecast for 2020 is to move 4 million tons.
Learn more: www.naturalmining.net
SAI and SAI Gulf have operations in all major East and Gulf Coast ports – including Baltimore, Newport News, Norfolk, Mobile, Houston and multiple locations on the lower Mississippi River. In addition to its services to the seaborne coal trade, SAI is a well-known consultant on mechanical sampling system applications.
All members of the Incolab Group are family owned and have a well-earned reputation for fast personalized service.
Learn more: www.samplingassociates.com
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. We are constantly looking beyond customers’ and society’s expectations in order to deliver market leading services wherever they are needed. As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, we help customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. You can rely on our technical, industrial and operational expertise in exploration, production and commercial activities to enable more growth and generate lean efficiencies across all aspects of the coal exploration and mining industry. SGS teams of geologists and engineers offer a full range of coal testing services from exploration feasibility studies to monitoring operations in your plant.
Learn more: www.sgs.com
Exporting Commodities International, LLC was founded in 1994 and markets metallurgical, thermal and anthracite coals internationally, from a wide range of global sources.
To learn more about ECI, visit eci-coal.com.
IHS Markit is the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. Customers around the world rely on us to address strategic and operational challenges. We’re able to isolate cause and effect, risk and opportunity in new ways that empower our customers to make well-informed decisions with greater confidence. IHS Markit is a dynamic team that includes more than 5,000 analysts, data scientists, financial experts and industry specialists. Our global information expertise spans numerous industries, including leading positions in finance, energy and transportation. Learn more at www.ihsmarkit.com.
Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) believes there should be complete price transparency across the fuel supply chain so that all stakeholders can buy and sell oil, gas and coal products confidently. We provide that transparency through educational courses, software tools, real-time news and pricing services, and market-specific benchmark pricing reports. Being a reliable information source with world-class customer service is important to us, as it helps fulfill our mission to enable customers to make smarter, more informed decisions. Learn more at www.opisnet.com.