Wednesday 16 May

Early Registration

Port of Amsterdam Cocktail Party, in partnership with Port of Amsterdam, Rietlanden Terminals B.V. & OBA Bulk Terminal Amsterdam

Located at B4 Plaza Nice Hotel

Thursday 17 May

Registration Opens

Session 1 | Keynote: U.S. Coal Exports: A Strong Future or a Temporary Spike?

After dwindling from the 2012 peak, U.S. exports of both thermal and metallurgical coal have soared since late 2016, as the global seaborne markets have tightened after years of oversupply. But is this a temporary spike from the global swing supplier? Or is it something more structural? And what is the role of U.S. high-sulfur exports going forward?

  • Session Chair: John Howland, Managing Director, Coal, IHS Markit
  • Tim Whelan, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Alliance Resource Partners
  • Jörn Higgen, SVP Market Analytics – Uniper
  • Murat Ahmet Gunay, Director – Encor Trading AS
  • Kirill Kozenyashev, Managing Director – Krasnobrodsky Uzhniy Coal Company

Refreshment Break

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Session 2 | International Market Analysis

The international coal markets are rapidly evolving. Demand growth continues globally, but also carries heavy uncertainty around the import expectations for China and India. And alongside that growth, supply is changing, with quality challenges, the rise of U.S. high sulfur coal exports, and supply issues in some of the traditional producer countries. And looking forward a few years as demand continues to rise but the pipeline of new projects looks thin, will there be enough coal, or are we setting up for strong prices in the early 2020s?

  • Session Chair: David Price, Senior Director, Coal, IHS Markit
  • Dr. Fabio Gabrieli, Director – Mercuria Energy Group, Switzerland
  • Robert Stenvik, Chairman & Senior Partner – ViaMar AS, Norway
  • Steven Knell, Director, Energy Wide Perspectives – IHS Markit, UK

Delegate Lunch

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Session 3 | Global Steam Coal Service Roundtable

Despite ongoing growth in global import demand, the thermal market faces some major uncertainties. Join IHS Markit coal experts in an open dialogue on these issues that are critical for a full understanding of global coal trade and price outcomes. Topics of discussion will include the near-term market outlook, whether there is sufficient coal to meet demand in the mid-term, the evolution of coal-gas competition within the global LNG narrative, and the role of the two largest importers – China and India – going forward. This session is your chance to discuss the issues that you want to hear about the most. Come prepared with your toughest questions!

  • Sareena Patel, Associate Director, Coal – IHS Markit
  • Jonathan Pascoe, Associate Director, Coal – IHS Markit
  • Steven Knell, Director, Energy Wide Perspectives – IHS Markit

Conference Closes



Agenda is subject to change and alteration.


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