Tuesday 19 March

4:00pm – 6:00pm
Early Registration

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Welcome Reception

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Wednesday 20 March

7:00am – 9:00am

Session 1 | Keynote Opening Address

Colombian coal leaders discuss and review developments in the international market and their operations.

Session Chair: John Howland, Vice President, Coal, IHS Markit
Guillermo Fonseca Onofre, President, Cerrejón
Carolina Rojas Hayes, Vice Minister of Mines, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Colombia
Drummond (Invited)

10:30 am
Networking Refreshment Break

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Session 2 | Future Challenges and Opportunities for Colombian Coal

Will Asian demand compensate for Europe’s demise?
James Stevenson, Director, IHS Markit

IMO 2020: How will it play out! A very informed opinion.
John Kersey, SSY (Invited)

If Colombian is constrained to European markets, can it wash to conform?
Speaker Invited

Obstacle to Supply Growth or Threat to Supply Stability. Are Colombian suppliers prepared to make investments to maintain supply levels?
Speaker Invited

Networking Lunch

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Session 3

International Demand: Where are the futures market?

Is north Europe gone by 2025?
David Price, Director Coal, IHS Markit

Panel discussion: Where is the market for Colombian coal in 2025?
Brian Van Kregten, Senior Coal Trader, Eneva
EDP (Invited)
Iberdrola (Invited)
Isken (Invited)
Uniper (Invited)
Taipower (Invited)

Networking Refreshment Break

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Session 4 | Changing Latin American metallurgical coal buying patterns

US is displacing Australian in Brazil, but can Russian challenge the US?
Xcoal (Invited)
Arcelor Mittal (Invited)
CSN (Invited)

Day One Sessions Adjourn

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cocktail Reception

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Thursday 21 March 

Session 5

US Export Future: US gas prices and their impact on the availability of US coal to the international market.
 Ed Kelly, Consulting Executive Director, Integrated Research, IHS Markit

Panel Discussion
Speakers Invited

Networking Refreshment Break

(Available to sponsor)

Session 6 | Oxford-style Debate

Is the US a Permanent Thermal Export Mainstay?
In the blue corer: Howard Gatiss, Chief, Executive Officer, CMC-Coal Marketing (Invited)
In the red corner: Speaker Invited

Closing Remarks


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Agenda subject to change.