22 setembro - 24 setembro 2020
Virtual conference

Argus Petcoke Live - Virtual Conference

CEST agenda

All conference sessions will also be available on demand so you can catch up on what you missed.

  • 08:00 CEST
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  • 09:00 CEST

Now, more than ever, and for the coming years, understanding how commodity prices are moving and, more importantly, why, is critical to business planning. Argus will pull together its global, cross-commodity insight to ensure that you know how and why petcoke is moving and provide you with the tools to understand how this will develop in the coming months and years.

Hayden Atkins, Senior Consultant, Argus

Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Editorial Manager Solid Fuels Asia, Argus

  • 17:00 CEST
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  • 18:00 CEST
  • (Atlantic Basin) The Dealmaker’s Toolkit – Critical Information for all Traders and Negotiators Senior representatives - Argus

Now, more than ever, and for the coming years, understanding how commodity prices are moving and, more importantly, why, is critical to business planning. Argus will pull together its global, cross-commodity insight to ensure that you know how and why petcoke is moving and provide you with the tools to understand how this will develop in the coming months and years.

Lauren Masterson, Editor, Argus

Hayden Atkins, Senior Consultant, Argus 

Anode Grade Petroleum Coke

Start End
  • 07:00 CEST
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  • 08:00 CEST
  • Recovery and Tariffs: Asia-Pacific Anode Grade Consumption - Sunstone Development, Vantage Point Group Holding, India Carbon Ltd, DYM Resources, Ex-IOCL
  • A lop-sided Covid-19 recovery? Will a swifter Chinese recovery and a relaxation of US tariffs cause a short squeeze in the green petroleum coke market?
  • What does the economic rebound from Covid-19 and the associated rise in aluminium consumption look like?
  • Will we see a rise in tariffs and protectionist behaviours across nations as they look to rebuild post-Covid?

Confirmed panellists:

Owen Huang, Manager – International Business, Sunstone Development

Yao Zhao, Managing Director, Vantage Point Group Holding 

Rameshwar Singh
, Consultant, Ex-IOCL 

Yury Burenko
, Trading Director, DYM Resources 

Rakesh Himatsingka
, Chairman/Managing Director, India Carbon Ltd 

Confirmed moderator: 

William Wang
, Lead Analyst of Solid Fuels, Argus

Keynote panel

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  • 09:00 CEST
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  • 10:00 CEST

Against the backdrop of a global energy transition, Covid-19 caused a sudden and dramatic collapse in the consumption of oil and oil products, as well as a decline in economic activity around the world. In this session, panellists will discuss how consumer behaviour, economic pressure, environmental pressure and company strategy will impact the fossil fuel industry over the coming months and years.

 

Confirmed speakers:

Surinder Gupta,  Senior Independent Consultant 

Carole Nakhle, CEO, Crystol Energy

Narayan Bhatra, Head – Institutional Business, Nayara Energy

Dr Michal Meidan, Director, China Energy Program, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

 

Moderator: 

David Fyfe, Chief Economist, Argus

Fuel Grade Petroleum Coke

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  • 11:00 CEST
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  • 12:00 CEST
  • Coal vs. Fuel Grade Petroleum Coke: A Buyer’s Decision - DQ Carbon Group, LafargeHolcim, Indian Oil Corporation, Nuvoco Vistas Corp.
  • How is LNG competing with coal in Asia power generation? What impact will this have on coal demand and price?
  • What impact will the Indian government’ push on coal gasification have on coal competitiveness vs. fuel grade petroleum coke?
  • How are new/emerging players around Asia viewing their fuel buying decision? Where is the potential for greater fuel grade petroleum coke consumption?

Confirmed panellists:

Angela Chen, Vice President, DQ Carbon Group

Sanjay Kumar, Strategic Sourcing Director Solid Fuels APAC, LafargeHolcim

Aloke Kumar Singh, Country Head – Petroleum Coke Marketing, Indian Oil Corporation

Sunit Dey, Assistant Vice President – Fuel Sourcing, Nuvoco Vistas Corp.

Confirmed moderator:

Ajay Modi, Senior Reporter, Argus 

Keynote Panel

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  • 16:00 CEST
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  • 17:00 CEST

Against the backdrop of a global energy transition, Covid-19 caused a sudden and dramatic collapse in the consumption of oil and oil products, as well as a decline in economic activity around the world. In this session, panellists will discuss how consumer behaviour, economic pressure, environmental pressure and company strategy will impact the fossil fuel industry over the coming months and years.

Confirmed speaker: 

Joel Couse, Special Advisor, Directorate of Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency (IEA) 

Saad Rahim, Chief Economist and Head of Research, Trafigura 

 

Confirmed moderator: 

David Fyfe, Chief Economist, Argus 

Fuel Grade Petroleum Coke

Start End
  • 18:00 CEST
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  • 19:00 CEST
  • Internal and External Pressures Facing Atlantic Basin Fuel Grade Petroleum Coke Buyers - Yanbu Cement, Cimsa, Robindale Energy, HeidelbergCement Trading
  • How is Turkey dealing with its oversupplied cement market? Will it continue in its position as the go-to market in the Atlantic basin?
  • Economy or environment? What will drive fuel choices, and will the use of waste-to-energy grow?
  • What does the performance of petroleum coke vs coal in Asia-Pacific mean for Atlantic Basin players?

Confirmed speakers: 

Amr Nader,
Chief Strategy, Operations & Industrial Excellence Office, Yanbu Cement 

Arda Aba,
Manager, Purchasing, Energy Service Investment Import, Cimsa Cement

Semih Nihmet, PetCoke & Steam Coal Trader, Robindale Energy

Onuralp Bozer, Trade Manager, HeidelbergCement Trading

Confirmed moderator: 

Erisa Senerdem,
Deputy Editor, Petroleum Coke, Argus Media

Alternative Fuels

Start End
  • 19:00 CEST
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  • 19:30 CEST
  • Past, Present and Future Developments in Alternative Fuels Andy Hill - Senior Advisor, N+P
  • An overview of the developments in Alternative Fuels in the cement sector
  • The outlook for Alternative Fuels in the cement and other heavy industry sectors
  • A case study for the use of SubCoal in emerging markets

Looking Ahead - Refineries

Start End
  • 21:00 CEST
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  • 22:00 CEST
  • (Atlantic Basin) The Future of Refineries Steve Weber - Vice President Americas Consulting, Argus
  • Inside the refinery: What impact do changing crude slates and throughputs have on refinery outputs?
  • How adaptable are refineries to volatile or dropping demand in certain refined products?
  • Was IMO 2020 a false start? Is IMO 2020 + Covid-19 a real black swan moment for refineries?

Environmental Considerations

Start End
  • 09:00 CEST
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  • 10:00 CEST
  • Environmental Considerations and Regulations in the World’s Largest Petroleum Coke Markets - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, HMS Bergbau Singapore, Exotron Thermal Pvt Ltd
  • How will environmental legislation and government initiatives progress around India, China and South East Asia post-Covid-19? Will economics be the deciding, driving factor?
  • How do petroleum coke buyers see environmental considerations impacting their fuel and technology choices?
  • How are Middle East and Asian refiners incorporating environmental regulations into their plans and how are they working to inform and educate potential buyers?

Confirmed panellists:

Dr Michal Meidan, Director, China Energy Program, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Dr. Lars Schernikau, President, HMS Bergbau Singapore

Nitin Ambhaikar, Managing Director, Exotron Thermal Pvt Ltd

Confirmed moderator:

Freddie Staermose, Vice President Generation Fuels, Argus

IMO 2020 and Covid-19

Start End
  • 10:00 CEST
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  • 11:00 CEST
  • How have Covid-19 measures and restrictions impacted rates and insurance?
  • How have arbitrage opportunities been impacted by the volatility?
  • Have IMO 2020 and Covid-19 brought about a lasting a structural change in freight?

Confirmed speakers:

Sabyasachi Mishra, Head – Business Development (Minerals Business), Tata International Singapore Pte Ltd

Andrew Jones, Deputy Editor - Coal, Argus

Moderator:

John Ollet, Deputy Editor, Argus Freight, Argus

Future Refineries

Start End
  • 11:00 CEST
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  • 12:00 CEST
  • (Asia-Pacific) The Future of Refineries Prasad Panicker - Director & Head of Refineries, Nayara Energy
  • Inside the refinery: What impact do changing crude slates and throughputs have on refinery outputs?
  • How adaptable are refineries to volatile or dropping demand in certain refined products?
  • Was IMO 2020 a false start? Is IMO 2020 + Covid-19 a real black swan moment for refineries?

CO2 capture in cement plants

Start End
  • 15:00 CEST
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  • 16:00 CEST
  • CO2 capture in cement plants: The CLEANKER project Manuele Gatti - Assistant Professor of Energy Systems, Politecnico di Milano

Environmental Developments

Start End
  • 16:00 CEST
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  • 17:00 CEST
  • Environmental Developments in the Western Hemisphere in a Post-Covid-19 World - Votorantim Cimentos Trading, LafargeHolcim
  • What steps are cement producers taking to reduce CO2? Will this process accelerate or decelerate post-Covid?
  • The technology available in the fight against CO2 emissions: How is Carbon Capture progressing?
  • The rise and rise of alternative fuels?

Confirmed panellists:

Roberto Schurmann, Global Head of Trading, Votorantim Cimentos Trading

Eugenio Blazquez, Head of Fuels, LafargeHolcim

Confirmed moderator:

Hayden Atkins
, Senior Consultant, Argus

Anode Grade Petroleum Coke

Start End
  • 19:00 CEST
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  • 20:00 CEST
  • Anode-Grade PetCoke, Calciners and Aluminium Smelters: A Story of Supply or Demand? - Rio Tinto, Vantage Point Group Holding, YPF, Oxbow Calcining
  • Is the Aluminum smelters landscape changing?
  • Is anode grade calcination capacity geographically following demand or availability of green petroleum coke?
  • How are the traditional trade flows of green petcoke changing and what does that mean for the market?

Confirmed speakers: 

Edgardo Giacone, Global Sourcing Manager, Rio Tinto

Yao Zhao, Managing Director, Vantage Point Group Holding 

Juan Pablo Pistarini, Trader, YPF

Alvaro Martinez, Vice President Sales, Oxbow Calcining

Confirmed moderator: 

Lauren Masterson, Editor Petroleum Coke, Argus

IMO 2020 and Covid-19

Start End
  • 21:00 CEST
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  • 20:00 CEST
  • IMO 2020 and Covid-19: Shipping... A Numbers Game... Alex Younevitch - Global Business Development Manager, Argus
  • How have Covid-19 measures and restrictions impacted rates and insurance?
  • How have arbitrage opportunities been impacted by the volatility?
  • Have IMO 2020 and Covid-19 brought about a lasting a structural change in freight?

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