Wednesday | 29 January 2020

4:00 – 6:00pm
Early Registration


6:00 – 8:00pm
15th Anniversary Networking Party
Featuring a welcome address from a special guest and musical entertainment.


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Thursday| 30 January 

7:30 – 9:00am
Registration & Welcome Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by
Ikwezi Mining

9:00 – 10:30am
Session 1 | Keynote Opening Session

The landscape of South Africa’s coal industry is changing fast with new regulations, new challenges and new players joining the frey. In this keynote session, the Honorable Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy joins the CEO of Seriti Resources to provide their insight into this ever changing landscape.

10:30 – 11:00am
Networking Refreshment Break

(Available for Sponsorship)

11:00am – 12:30pm
Session 2 | Southern African Coal Leaders: Vision for Coal in South Africa to 2030

South Africa’s coal industry is in the midst of major changes, with new leaders taking the spotlight, new customers entering the fray, and new technologies being embraced. In this session, top industry executives will provide their insight on what we can expect over the next decade.

12:30 – 1:30pm
Networking Luncheon

(Available for Sponsorship)

1:30 – 3:00pm
Session 3 | Breaking Down the New Integrated Resource Plan: Discussion on the IRP 2019 – 2020

South Africa’s new long-term energy policy sees coal’s dominance in the country’s power mix to slowly decline over the next decade, as more renewables, nuclear and natural gas capacity come online. In this session, we will discuss what this new policy document means for the coal industry and how new technologies could prolong coal’s dominance for decades to come. Click here to read the IRP (in PDF format) and join the discussion.

3:00 – 3:30pm
Networking Refreshment Break

Sponsored by
Ikwezi Mining

Session 4 | South African Coal Buyers

It is a buyers’ market with the world awash with coal. South African suppliers are being forced to compete more aggressively to find new buyers, while protecting their traditional markets. In this session, the biggest buyers of South African coal will provide their short-term demand outlooks and offer insight on how producers can better adapt their coal to the changing market.

6:00 – 8:00pm
Cocktail Reception

(Available for Sponsorship)

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Friday | 31 January 2020

8:00 – 9:30am
Registration and Breakfast


9:30 – 11:00am
Session 5 | Mid-Tier Miners Discussion Panel, Issues and Opportunities for the Industry in 2020

South Africa’s coal industry faces a plethora of challenges, from new regulations and community opposition to ageing mines and investor flight. In this session, we will discuss these challenges in detail and how they could actually be opportunities in disguise.

11:00 – 11:30am
Networking Refreshment Break

(Available for Sponsorship)

11:30am – 1:00pm
Session 6 | South African Domestic, Industrial and Export Market Interplay: How these Markets Compliment and Compete

South Africa’s domestic and international markets have become more interrelated than ever with producers dipping in and out based on which will provide the most profits. In this session, leading market players will discuss their expectations for each market next year and which will provide the best opportunities.

Closing Remarks & Conference Close


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Agenda is subject to change and alteration.