20 四月 - 22 四月 2020
Mumbai, India

Argus Solid Fuels Asia Conference

Day One

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder by Chairperson

Transforming India’s solid fuels sector: A regulatory perspective

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10.10
  • India’s new vision for the coal industry
  • Opening up commercial mining for local and global firms – short term expectations
  • What are the key obstacles to overcome to deliver a successful result to the Ordinance?
  • Empowering the industry – strategies to achieve self-sufficiency in thermal coal
 
  • 10:10
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  • 10:50
  • Accelerating change: Transforming the Indian solid fuels market
  • India’s future energy needs – traditional vs alternative sources
  • Filling the gap between domestic fuel availability and growing demand
  • Why coal will continue to be a significant player in future energy mixes
  • 10:50
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  • 11:35
  • Networking refreshments
  • 11:35
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  • 12:05
  • The role of solid fuels in India’s future energy mix: A view to 2030
  • What is the current energy structure in India and how is that expected to shift?
  • Cheap, reliable solid fuels vs the renewable energy revolution 
  • What are the key sectors expected to drive demand in the region and how will this impact the energy mix?

Current climate & future prospects in solid fuels: A global overview

Start End
  • 12:05
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  • 12:30
  • Thermal coal industry: How are end users responding to changing dynamics?
  • Attractiveness of thermal coal as a generation fuel in Asia
  • A look ahead at supply/demand dynamics affecting the market
  • Key forces affecting coal imports in India
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • Global and Asian petcoke markets: What to expect in the new decade
  • Key factors driving the petcoke market globally
  • The future of Asia’s position as a global consumer of petcoke
  • Supply and policy developments impacting the use of petcoke
  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch
 

Collaboration & competition: The solid fuels mix from an end user perspective

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 14:55
  • Addressing the elephant in the room: Environmental pressures and its influence on the cement and power sectors
  • 14:55
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  • 15:20
  • Are infrastructure issues across the coal value chain the main roadblock to growing power production?
  • Main factors constraining India’s thermal power capacity
  • Adapting to using different coal varieties – imports vs domestic coal
  • Coal accessibility issues for inland and coastal plants
  • 15:20
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  • 15:45
  • Will India’s cement sector continue to fuel the coal and petcoke markets?
  • Government focus on infrastructure and housing and resulting impact on cement production
  • Factors affecting a cement producer’s choice of solid fuels
  • The role of alternative fuels in the cement sector
  • 15:45
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  • 16:15
  • Networking break
  • 16:15
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  • 17:00
  • Big buyers panel: What role will end-users play in the pace of Asia’s solid fuels energy shift

End user perspectives from the power and cement industry in India and South East Asia

  • Where is demand expected to grow – views from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam
  • Key drivers of investments and expansions in the region
  • Insights on how suppliers can adapt their product to shifting end-user requirements
  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Chairman’s closing remarks
  • 17:30
  • -
  • 19:30
  • Networking drinks reception

Day Two

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder by Chairperson

The future of solid fuel consumption: Opportunities and challenges in Asia

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Petcoke to power: Is this a viable option for the Asian markets?
  • 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 refineries
  • Is this a viable solution for petcoke off-take in the aftermath of IMO regulations
  • 10:10
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  • 11:00
  • Technology panel - Embracing change: Will emerging technologies hinder or prolong coal’s dominance in Asia’s energy mix?
  • Is technology making coal-fired plants more environmentally compatible?
  • Are new technologies really fast-tracking the use of renewables?
  • What does clean energy look like in the future?
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Networking break
  • 11:30
  • -
  • 12:15
  • Competition for Asia: Supplier Ted Talks
12-minute presentations providing an overview of production and supply volumes from South Africa, Russia, Australia and the US
  • 12:00
  • -
  • 12:45
  • A fine balance: domestic supply, import markets and India’s growing energy appetite
  • How commercial mining is expected to influence the Indian coal markets
  • Changing policies and the impact on domestic coal demand
  • Will India’s demand for seaborne coal continue to last?
  • 12:45
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  • 13:15
  • An overview of the dry bulk market in the aftermath of IMO 2020
 
  • 13:15
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  • 13:20
  • Closing remarks by Chairperson
  • 13:20
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  • 15:00
  • Networking lunch and end of conference

CPC Day

Start End
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:30
  • -
  • 09:40
  • Opening remarks and antitrust reminder by Chairperson

Current climate & future prospects in CPC

Start End
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Market movements: The forces that will impact supply of GPC & CPC from a global perspective
  • Impact of widening crude spreads on global coke production
  • Geopolitical pressures on coke availability & accessibility
  • The refining landscape for GPC in the new decade
  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • A closer look at the IMO transition and the reflecting price risks to anode-grade coke
  • Will crudes producing low-sulphur coke be diverted bunkers?
  • Potential impact on supply due to refiner shifts in crude slates – is the change regional or global?
  • How will buyers react to the IMO impact on freight costs?
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 11:30
  • Calciner panel - Resource crisis: A conversation about calcining in India and China
  • How have policy developments impacted China to India export trade?
  • Is GPC availability going to be a growing obstacle for calciners?
  • What are the economic factors impacting calciners and thus CPC availability?
  • 11:30
  • -
  • 12:15
  • Networking break

Collaboration & competition: Global perspectives

Start End
  • 12:15
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  • 12:40
  • Global aluminium markets: What to expect in the new decade
  • Key factors driving the aluminium markets globally
  • Demand outlook in the 2020s and resulting need for CPC
  • Key drivers of investments and expansions in the region
  • 12:40
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  • 13:10
  • KPC perspective: An update from the most experienced coke producer in the Middle East
  • Calcinable-grade green coke production from Kuwait – current capacities
  • KPC’s regional pipeline – future of coke supplies from Duqm Refinery
  • Will regional demand continue to absorb green coke production?
  • 13:10
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  • 14:40
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:30
  • -
  • 15:15
  • Big buyers panel - Availability vs demand in Asia: Adapting to future aluminium smelter needs
  • Filling the gap between CPC availability and growing demand 
  • Required steps to secure reliable supply channels
  • A view of the current market conditions impacting CPC demand
  • 15:15
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  • 15:45
  • A technical revolution: Are there viable alternatives to CPC on the horizon?
  • Engineered carbon raw materials
  • Is this an economically viable option?
  • How smelters will smelters have to adapt in future?
  • 15:45
  • -
  • 16:15
  • Networking break
  • 16:15
  • -
  • 16:50
  • Competition for Asia: Supplier Ted Talks
12-minute presentations providing an overview of CPC production and supply volumes from the US, Russia, China and the Middle East
  • 16:50
  • -
  • 17:30
  • Promoting collaboration across the supply chain: Calciners, Smelters & Refiners
  • Understanding the GPC sourcing and blending process 
  • CPC quality challenges faced by smelters due to shifting GPC quality
  • Optimising cost and quality – what is the way forward?
  • 17:30
  • -
  • 17:35
  • Closing remarks by Chairperson
  • 17:30
  • -
  • 19:30
  • Networking drinks