2nd Coaltrans East Asia Networking Forum

일정 : 2014년 9월 24 - 25일
개최지 : 한국 서울, 리츠칼튼호텔

Following our fantastic launch event in Japan last year, the East Asia Networking Forum returns in September 2014, but this time to South Korea

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첫째날 - 2014년 9월 24일(수)

08:00 등록 및 커피

08:55 환영사 및 개회사

Sarah Robertson, Head of Conference Production, Coaltrans Conferences Ltd

09:00 – 10:30 정부기관 임원 기조 강연

Chair’s opening remarks

Strategies for reducing Korea’s exposure to international coal markets

Increasing investment in thermal and metallurgical coal projects – Which are currently of greater interest?

Overview of the financial options available when looking to invest in a minerals project overseas

Creating strategic partnerships with international project developers – What are the lessons learned to date?

Dr. Jung-Sik Koh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Korea Resources Corporation (KORES)

Managing South Korea’s energy mix – Evaluating the options

Expected role of coal within Korea's fuel mix for the 7th Energy plan

Future outlook for development of nuclear power in South Korea

Building presence of IPPs within South Korea's energy generation portfolio - Will they continue to be given opportunities?


10:15 Q&A 및 논의

10:30 휴식시간

11:00 – 12:45 석탄업계 현황에 관한 토론

These tables will be a combination of discussion and networking. Each discussion table leader will make a 10 minute introduction before leading a following 40 minutes group discussion. Combined, this allows for 50 minutes at a roundtable, before delegates are invited to at tend a second, different roundtable that will follow the same format. Each roundtable allows for up to 10 participants in total and places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Latest developments in the Chinese coal market – Perceived impact on East Asia

Likelihood of the Chinese Government introducing an import ban

Outlook on greater focus being given to the environmental impact of coal - Evaluating the sustainability of the targets
China’s rail capacity – Is it likely to be a weakness within the domestic supply chain moving forward?

Mark Gresswell, Director and Chief Analyst, Salva Report

Coal mining and the regulators – What are they doing to your industry?

The changes which have already been made and those which might be coming – How do they impact the viability of the coal sector?

Windfall profits taxes, capacity constraints, carbon taxes, red and green tape, export restrictions, foreign ownership restrictions

Is it creeping resource nationalism, the slow decline of the industry or appropriate and sensible conservation of resources and national wealth?

Just how significant is the impact? Will it get worse? Will any of it be reversed?

Barry Irwin, Partner, Allen & Overy (Asia) Pte Ltd

Creating transparency in the market via the commoditisation of coal

Overview of coal derivative products available to the Asian market

Timeline for growth in Asia Pacific market – What can be learnt from the European market?

Medium term trends and impact on market dynamics

Guillaume Perret, Founder and Director, Perret Associates

Freight and how the GENCOs can use the rates strategically

Analysing strength and weakness of CFR and FOB

Opportunities to be strategic in use of chartered vessels

Relationship between freight and Individual Consumption Tax – How is this diversifying the GENCOs procurement strategies?

Coal market outlook – What is the future?

Long term trends and short term developments

When will the coal market bottom out?

Fabio Gabrieli, Director Dry Bulk Analysis and Strategy, Mercuria Energy Trading

Future of coal trading – Where are the opportunities?

Understanding the role of coal trading in shaping the market

Creating critical relationships throughout the supply chain to ensure the logistical advantage

Establishing offtake agreements – Which markets are keenest to work with traders?

Gerry Feerick, Director, Energy Complex, Noble Resources International Pte. Ltd.

Creating a risk management strategy to ensure competitiveness in tough market conditions

Evaluating leading challenges when sourcing coals both in current market conditions and more specifically in a producers' market

Preference to diversify supply – Getting the balance in the breakdown

Overview of alternative options for managing the risk associated with coal procurement

Strategies for successfully marketing coals to the Korean GENCOs'

Insight into the Korean GENCOs' mindset – What are the fuel teams aiming for?

Opportunities for developing a strong reputation throughout the South Korean market

New projects being brought on stream – Ability to take advantage of the expected extra demand

Steve SM Kwon, Chief Executive, Coal & Energy Marketing Co. (Coen) Energy Consumption Forecast


12:45 네트워킹 런치

14:15 – 15:15  연료탄 생산업체 패널

With South Korea wholly dependent on importing coal from overseas to ensure that they suffer from no further blackouts, this session will provide a platform for each of the leading supplier markets to be represented.

Topics to be discussed by the panellists include:

Potential export ban out of Indonesia

Australia’s improved exchange rate and what this means for future production

Prospects of more US coal finding its way into the East Asian markets

Outlook of the Individual Consumption Tax for the key suppliers

Rob Brown, Vice President, Business Development, Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc.

Philip Gasteen, Head, Marketing, Sales and Logistics, BMS Coal Sales Pte Ltd (a subsidiary of Banpu Public Company Limited)

Hank Yoo, Senior Vice President, Samtan Co., Ltd

15:15 휴식시간

15:45 인덱스 및 가격결정 워크샵


Platts will host a workshop that will explore the growing presence of indices in the Pacific market and how your company can take advantage of such developments in the market.

Topics to be discussed include:

Index based pricing options in Asian coal markets

The new common ground – 5500 kcal/kg

James O’Connell, Editorial Director, Coal, Platts

Deepak Kannan, Managing Editor, Asia Coal, Platts


19:00 리셉션

Join us at this traditional Korean-themed evening that will allow you to network with new and existing clients in a more informal setting.

둘째날 - 2014년 9월 25일(목)

09:00 등록 및 커피

09:25 환영사 및 개회사

Louisa Pratt, Conference Manager, Coaltrans Conferences Ltd

09:30 – 11:00 관련 기업 임원 기조 강연

Chair’s opening remarks

Jim Nicholson, Senior Vice President Asia, Argus Media

Outlook from a GENCO – The future of coal

Diversifying the energy generation matrix – Fossil fuels versus renewable energy

Maintaining coal as a competitive source of fuel – What are the options?

Prospects for new projects – Potential timelines and expected impact on coal procurement strategies

Joo Oh Chang, President and Chief Executive Officer, Korea East-West Power Co., Ltd (EWP)

Reacting to the Individual Consumption Tax – Experience to date

Securing supply – Key strategies in current markets

Co-ordinating procurement and freight – Analysing suppliers which offer the most competitive package

Sourcing from new suppliers – Criteria that must be met

Yong Jae Lee, Vice President, Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd (KOSEP)

Growing the presence of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) in the South Korean market

Role of IPPs in the current mix – What is their future?

Impact of the tax for IPPs – Is it making new projects less economical?

Expected changes to boiler designs as a result of the tax

Hyuk Seo Koo, Vice President, Coal Division II, LG International

Traditional purchasing strategies of South Korean cement producers

Maintaining critical supplier relationships – Keeping diversity

Diversifying fuel sources – What are the alternatives to coal?

Role of Russia in replacing China – How this market remains a competitive option?

Jae Boem Park, General Manager, International Business Team,

SsangYong Cement Industrial Co., Ltd

11:00 휴식시간


11:30 – 13:00 - 연료탄과 야금용 석탄(METALLURGICAL COAL)에 관한 그룹 토론

Roundtable places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Sourcing and supplying biomass – Adjusting the mix

Who are the key suppliers of biomass for the Korean GENCOs?

Challenges in sourcing the correct grade for the boilers requirements

Ensuring the correct storage facilities are in place to accommodate biomass supplies

Combining financial options and Renewable Portfolio Standards

(RPS) to keep the use of biomass competitive

Marco Terruzzin, Managing Director, Evolution Markets Inc.


Coal derivatives –Applications in the Korean market

Overview of derivative products available to the Asian market and possible Asian market evolution

How new coal derivative instruments can be incorporated into traditional fuel supply practices, and some potential benefits from doing so

Organisational capabilities necessary to use derivatives

Jon Cameron, Managing Director, RWE Supply & Trading Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd

Indonesia – The bigger picture

RKAB, DMO and possible export ban – How can it ensure that it maintains its position as a leading thermal coal producer?

Infrastructure developments – Overcoming challenges of extreme weather

Managing Indonesian coal qualities to better suit the demand of cement producers

Alan Nye, President Director, PT Britmindo

Quality – Meeting the boilers' requirements, environmental restrictions and any production discrepancies

Preferred qualities – What are the best strategies for accessing it?

Managing the quality throughout the supply chain

Negotiating discrepancies within Certificates of Analysis – How much leeway is acceptable?

Opportunities to take advantage of increased presence of low rank coals

Richard Lihou, Energy Minerals Manager Europe, SGS Group Management Ltd

Outlook for global steel demand – Where does South Korea fit?

Review of 2014 and possible uplift in the global steel markets

Impact of perceived growth in the developed countries – What does this mean for the emerging markets?

Strength of specialised steel products – How can South Korea take advantage of market trends?

Dr. Kwag, Changho, Chief Executive Officer and President, POSCO Research Institute

Developing a globally competitive coal asset – Key factors to take into consideration

Strategies for ensuring access to equity and debt financing as appropriate

Taking into account fluctuations in coal price when establishing the cost of a project

Evaluation of logistics and infrastructure supporting a potential project – Possible weaknesses

Determining the quality of the product to be marketed – Strength in analysis from the earliest stages

Craig Parry, Chief Executive Officer, Tigers Realm Coal

Sourcing coking coals – Determining what is economically right for the blend

Evaluation of global coking coal qualities worldwide

Incorporating anthracite, PCI, semi-soft coals – What are the current trends and preferences?

Coking coal price to steel price - Managing the purchase of raw materials to maintain competitive margins

Benoit de Meulemeester, Chief Executive Officer, Mechel Carbon*

Challenges of current pricing preferences – Where does the future lie?

Contract versus spot – Examining which offers the most competitive prices

Impact of existing purchasing strategies on long term relationships

Lessons learnt from commoditization of iron ore – Can coking coal expect to see the same uptake?

Daisy Tseng, Correspondent, Metal Bulletin Steel First

13:00 네트워킹 런치

14:30 컨퍼런스 폐막

* 주최측 사정에 따라 사전 예고없이 프로그램이 변경될 수 있습니다.

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