Agenda

Wednesday | 30 January 2019

4pm – 6pm
Early Registration

 

6pm – 8pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception

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Thursday| 31 January 2019

7:30 – 9:00am
Registration

 

9:00am
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: James Stevenson, Senior Director of Coal, IHS Markit
South African Minister of Mineral Resources the Honorable Gwede Mantashe
South African Minister of Public Enterprise the Honorable Pravin Gordhan (Invited)
Botswana Minister of Transport and Communications (Invited)
Kgabi Masia, President, South32 – South African Energy Coal

10:30am
Networking Refreshment Break

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11:00am
Session 2

Southern African coal leaders summit.

Session Chair: John Howland, Managing Director of Coal, IHS Markit
Dr. Nombasa Tsengwa, Executive Head Coal Operations, Exxaro
Kgabi Masia, President, South32 – South African Energy Coal
Jan Oberholzer, Chief Operating Officer, Eskom (Invited)
Vuslat Bayoglu, Executive Chairman, Canyon Coal 

12:30pm
Networking Luncheon

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1:30pm
Session 3A

International Markets of Southern Africa, International Buyers Panel Discussion

Session Chair: John Howland, Managing Director of Coal, IHS Markit
Ashwani Raina, Director – Coal Procurement, ACWA Power (UAE)
Amit Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, KATM (India)
Rajendra Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Adani (Invited)

2:30pm
Session 3B

Domestic Southern Africa Market Buyers Panel Discussion

Session Chair: Randy Fabi, Senior Coal Reporter, IHS Markit
Langelihle Malimela, Senior Analyst – Economics and Country Risk, IHS Markit
Eskom Senior Procurement Officer (Invited)
Nate Macmillan, Southern Africa Trade Director, Ascon Group (Invited)

3:00pm
Networking Refreshment Break

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3:30pm
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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Friday | 1 February 2019

8:00am
Registration and Breakfast

 

9:30am
Session 5

International coal markets supply and demand discussion. Review and debate of the fundamental changes in international markets for the mid to long term.

“Road to Rail Migration” Lloyd Tobias, Chief Operating Officer, Transnet Freight Rail
“Innovative Logistics Solutions for the Coal Sector” Divyesh Kalan, Executive Director, Makoya Group
Richards Bay Update (Invited)

11:00am
Networking Refreshment Break

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11:30am
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, Managing Director of Coal, IHS Markit
“International market review” James Stevenson, Senior Director of Coal, IHS Markit
“The coal washing option”

1:00pm
Closing Remarks

 

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Agenda is subject to change and alteration.