Wednesday | 30 January 2019

4pm – 6pm
Early Registration


6pm – 8pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception

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Maatla Resources


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Thursday| 31 January 2019

7:30 – 9:00am


Session 1 | Keynote Opening Session

Opening address for the 14th Annual Southern African Coal Conference. The political, investment and legal framework for coal mining in Southern African countries addressed.

Session Chair: John Howland, Vice President, Coal, IHS Markit
South African Minister of Mineral Resources the Honorable Gwede Mantashe
Botswanan Minister of Transport and Communications the Honorable Ms. Dorcas K. Makgato
Dr. Nombasa Tsengwa, Executive Head Coal Operations, Exxaro

Networking Refreshment Break

(Available for Sponsorship)

Session 2 | Southern African Coal Leaders Summit

Session Chair: John Howland, Vice President, Coal, IHS Markit
Dr. Nombasa Tsengwa, Executive Head Coal Operations, Exxaro
Jan Oberholzer, Chief Operating Officer, Eskom
Vuslat Bayoglu, Executive Chairman, Canyon Coal
Mbongiseni Duma, Shareholder, Project Halo

Networking Luncheon & API3 Discussion Lunch

The typical and traditional discounts to the API4 index for lower grade coals radically changed in 2018. Is this permanent or just a temporary phenomenon? Do current pricing structures need to evolve to accommodate these changes?

Session Chairs: Andrew Thompson, Senior Manager, Coal, IHS Markit & Scott Dendy, Director, Energy, IHS Markit

Luncheon sponsored by

XMP Consulting

Session 3A | International Markets of Southern Africa

International buyers panel discussion.

Session Chair: Scott Dendy, Director, Energy, IHS Markit
Ashwani Raina, Director – Coal Procurement, ACWA Power (UAE)
Amit Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, KATM (India)
Rajendra Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Adani

Session 3B | Domestic Markets of Southern Africa

Domestic buyers panel discussion.

Session Chair: Randy Fabi, Senior Coal Reporter, IHS Markit
Langelihle Malimela, Senior Analyst – Economics and Country Risk, IHS Markit
Dan Mashigo, Senior General Manger: Eskom Primary Energy, Eskom
Nate Macmillan, Southern Africa Trade Director, Ascon Group

Networking Refreshment Break

Sponsored by
Ikwezi Mining

Session 4 | Clean Coal Technologies, the Projects and Opportunities

Session Chair: Professor Rosemary Falcon, University of the Witwatersrand
Chudi Egbuna, Sales Director, GE Power – Steam Power System, General Electric
Vernon Harding, Director, EPS – Environmental & Process Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
Vinesh Rajcoomar, Independent Consultant

6:00 – 8:00pm
Main Cocktail Reception

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Canyon Coal


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Friday | 1 February 2019

Registration and Breakfast

Breakfast courtesy of
Ikwezi Mining

Session 5 | Domestic Freight & Logistics

The developments and changes taking place within coal in the South African logistics industry.

“Road to Rail Migration” Mandisa Mondi, General Manager, Transnet Freight Rail – Coal Business Unit
“Innovative Logistics Solutions for the Coal Sector” Divyesh Kalan, Executive Director, Makoya Group
Alan Waller, Chief Executive Officer, Richards Bay Coal Terminal

Networking Refreshment Break

(Available for Sponsorship)

Session 6 | International Coal Supply and Demand

A review of the fundamental changes in the international markets, changing quality differentials and how this affects the Southern African coal industry.

Session Chair: John Howland, Vice President, Coal, IHS Markit
“International market hinges on uncertainty around Chinese policy” Sareena Patel, Research and Analysis Manager, IHS Markit
Chris Atkinson, Manager Market Analysis, Thermal Coal, Anglo American
Bongani Motsa, Senior Economist, Minerals Council South Africa
Antony Rayment, Strategic Advisor, Fraser Alexander

Closing Remarks


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Agenda is subject to change and alteration.