14th Annual
Southern African Coal Conference

30 January – 1 February 2019 | Cape Town, South Africa | Westin Cape Town


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Join Us for One of the Most Informative Coal Conferences on the Pivotal Southern African Region

South Africa is proving to be an interesting and diverse market for coal. Currently the industry is facing a future of continued high coal prices and limited high-quality coal, opening up unprecedented opportunities for major producers and junior miners to expand, develop, and profit.

To get there, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration has promised an improved playing field for the industry with a new mining charter and natural resources law. But how will it play out in this critical election year? What are the opportunities that lie ahead for the industry, and what are the main obstacles in the way?

On the flip side, South African coal markets are facing a more generalised quality issue with mines producing less high-grade material suitable for export, and there are few new mines in the pipeline to replace them. The lack of benchmark quality coal have pushed Richards Bay prices to 6-1/2 year highs, forcing South Africa’s top buyers India and Pakistan, among others, to look for cheaper alternatives.

At the same time, Eskom’s financial difficulties are rocking South Africa’s domestic coal market, forcing producers to diversify away from the big power utility to survive.

How will this all play out in one of the most varied and feature rich market situations in South Africa for a number of years? Join us in Cape Town for the Southern African Coal Conference. Debate, learn and network.

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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!


Wednesday | 30 Jan


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Thursday | 31 Jan


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Friday | 1 Feb


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Become a Sponsor

For the 14th consecutive year, the Southern African Coal Conference, an IHS Markit event, will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. Acknowledged as the foremost professional and business development event for the African and Asia Pacific coal export markets, this year’s event features a full program of informed discussion and debate centering around the industry’s most impactful topics, coupled with several opportunities for interaction and relationship building with your current and future customers.

Interested consultants, service/equipment suppliers and producers have an opportunity to make their brand and message stand out from the crowd by increasing their visibility and profile with a sponsorship of one of a carefully selected group of business development vehicles at the Conference.

Your Sponsorship Provides:

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

For more information or to reserve your networking event or branded item, please contact David Coates at  +1 713 305 0116 or david.coates@ihsmarkit.com


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Learn More about Available Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact David Coates
+1 713 305 0116


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Your Conference Hosts

McCloskey from IHS MarkitIHS 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.
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