13 janeiro - 14 janeiro 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Argus Middle East Petroleum Coke Conference

Day One

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
  • -
  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder by Chairperson Lauren Masterson - Editor, Energy Argus Petroleum Coke, Argus, USA

Petcoke markets: Current climate and future prospects

Start End
  • 09:40
  • -
  • 10:10
  • Navigating IMO reforms: Beyond the transition Lauren Masterson - Editor, Energy Argus Petroleum Coke, Argus, USA
  • Are IMO reforms friend or foe to the petcoke industry – impact on coker feed and petcoke quality
  • Will IMO have a significant impact on new coker builds?
  • Potential impact on supply due to refiner shifts in crude slates – is the change regional or global?
  • 10:10
  • -
  • 10:40
  • The growing competition of fuel types: A GCC cement producer perspective Raid Arabiat - Procurement & Logistics Manager, Manaseer Industrial Complex, Jordan
  • Understanding the role of petcoke in the Middle East cement markets
  • Current split between coal, coke and fuel oil 
  • Impact of price sensitivity on fuel demand
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 11:20
  • Networking break
  • 11:20
  • -
  • 11:50
  • Petcoke to power: Is this a viable option for the Middle East Amador Perez Serrano - Vice President Strategic Business Development, Sumitomo SHI FW
  • Comparing petcoke CFB power plants to other fuel sources like natural gas, oil and coal
  • Value vs cost of petcoke as a power fuel for the Middle East refineries
  • Is this a viable solution for petcoke off-take in the aftermath of IMO regulations
  • 11:50
  • -
  • 12:45
  • Market opportunities in MENA: Will growing production be matched by increasing consumption in the region? - Manaseer Industrial Complex, Yanbu Cement Company, Sumitomo SHI FW, Argus
 
  • 12:45
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:30
  • -
  • 15:00
  • Indian refiners and their role in the petcoke markets Jaskinder Shingwekar - Head B2B & Pricing, Nayara Energy, India
 

Anode-grade coke: Preparing for uncertainty ahead

Start End
  • 15:00
  • -
  • 15:30
  • Middle East aluminium and the growing appetite for coke Najeeba Al Jabri - VP – Technical, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), UAE
  • Market trends impacting Middle East smelters
  • How to promote collaboration between calciners and smelters in the region
  • Managing CPC quality challenges for smelters and the role calciners can play
  • 15:30
  • -
  • 16:00
  • Networking break
  • 16:00
  • -
  • 16:50
  • Purchasing strategies in the Asian smelter markets - Sunstone Development, EGA, Vedanta Aluminium, Argus
  • How aluminium producers in the region are managing their petcoke needs
  • Policy regulations and uncertainty – impact on green coke imports and calcining facilities
  • Demand expectations for China vs India

Panellists:

Lauren Masterson, Editor, Energy Argus Petroleum Coke, Argus, USA
Najeeba Al Jabri, VP – Technical, EGA, UAE
Neeraj Singh Rathore, Head of Procurement & Sourcing, Vedanta Aluminium, India
Owen Huang, Manager - International Business, Sunstone Development, China

  • 16:50
  • -
  • 17:00
  • Closing remarks by chairperson and end of day one
  • 17:30
  • -
  • 19:30
  • Networking drinks

Day Two

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
  • -
  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder by Chairperson Freddie Staermose - Vice President - Generating Fuels and Dry Bulk, Argus, UK

The future of solid fuels demand in key Asian markets

Start End
  • 09:40
  • -
  • 10:10
  • Hold your kiln breaths: Factors affecting a cement producer’s choice of solid fuels Mohamed Ali Saeed - Optimization Manager, Yanbu Cement Company, Saudi Arabia
  • Impact of petcoke and solid fuels use on kiln operations
  • Choosing the right mix of solutions to improve general kiln operating conditions
  • Controlling kiln build ups and rings
     
  • 10:10
  • -
  • 10:40
  • China’s changing regulations and the impact on global petcoke trade flows Owen Huang - Manager - International Business, Sunstone Development, China
  • Understanding the nature and potential impact of the new regulations taking effect in January
  • Shifting balance between high and low sulphur coke in China
  • Will the declining high-sulphur coke imports be off set by increasing low sulphur coke demand?
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 11:10
  • Networking break
  • 11:10
  • -
  • 11:40
  • Supply-demand dynamics of solid fuels for the cement industry in India Vaibhav Gupta - Manager - Energy & Mines, Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), India
 
  • 11:40
  • -
  • 12:10
  • India and the continuing regulatory uncertainty: A commercial view Sanjay Kumar - Strategic Sourcing Director – Solid Fuels, Lafarge Holcim, India
  • 12:10
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  • 13:00
  • Emerging markets in South East Asia: Consumption priorities for buyers Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), Lafarge Holcim, ACWA Power, Argus
  • Where is demand expected to grow – views from India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Vietnam
  • Key drivers of investments and expansions in the region
  • Price-sensitivity - can coke compete with coal in the region?
 

Vaibhav Gupta, Manager Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), India

Ashwani Raina, Director- Coal Procurement, ACWA Power, UAE

Sanjay Kumar, Strategic Sourcing Director – Solid Fuels, Lafarge Holcim, India

Freddie Staermose, Vice President - Generating Fuels and Dry Bulk, Argus, UK

 
  • 13:00
  • -
  • 13:10
  • Closing remarks by Chairperson Freddie Staermose - Vice President - Generating Fuels and Dry Bulk, Argus, UK
  • 13:10
  • -
  • 14:40
  • Networking lunch and end of conference