Adapting to market volatility and new regulations:
As global macroeconomic, environmental, and geopolitical tensions keep evolving, the coking coal market has witnessed significant market shifts recently. In 2024, the global steel demand, new environmental regulations, trade policies and technological advances will continue to create both new opportunities and challenges for the coking coal market, and it is imperative for industry stakeholders to monitor these trends and adapt their strategies to navigate the ever-changing market landscape.

Be part of the discussion and find out what’s next for coking coal and coke in 2024, at the S&P Global Commodity Insights Singapore Coking Coal Conference on May 9 - 10

As part of the Singapore International Ferrous Week 2024, the event has become a must-attend gathering and meeting point for the coking coal and coke market specialists who want to hear critical insights, network extensively across the supply chain and play a part in setting the path for the future of the industry.

Watch this space for speaker and program updates!



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Agenda

Day 1: Thursday, May 9, 2024
  • 9:00 am Chairperson’s welcome Keith Tan, Regional Pricing Director – Metals – Asia, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 9:05 am Opening Address Vera Blei, Head of Established Benchmarks, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Session 1: The dynamic landscape of coking coal supply
  • 9:20 AM The future of Australian coking coal supply admist evolving global demand trends
    Tim Peirce, Chief Commercial Officer, M Resources
    Keith Tan, Regional Pricing Director – Metals – Asia, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 9:50 AM Canadian coking coal market outlook & insights on the Crown Mountain project
    Michael Gray, Managing Director, Jameson Resources Limited
  • 10:10 AM Networking break
  • 10:55 AM Bridging continents: The vital role of US suppliers in satisfying Asia’s growing demand Ted O’Brien, Managing Partner & Chief Commercial Officer, Oluma Resources
  • 11:25 AM The Olive Downs Complex: Implementing the latest sustainability approaches at the world’s newest steelmaking coal complex
    Barry Tudor, CEO, Pembroke Resources
  • 11:45 AM Emerging coking coal suppliers from Asia
    - Mongolia, its emerging importance as a coking coal provider for China and key challenges to address
    - Indonesia’s ambition in becoming a leading global coking coal exporter
    - Which countries in Asia will top coking coal production?
    Paul Bartholomew, Lead Analyst – Metals, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 12:35 PM Networking lunch
Session 2: Deep dive into demand drivers

  • 2:15 PM Bridging the future: Navigating dynamics and opportunities in China’s coking coal demand
    - Key evolving factors influencing the coking coal demand outlook of China
    - China’s international trade relations and implications for global coking coal suppliers
    Aurelia Waltham, Commodity Strategist, Macquarie Group
    Pranay Shukla, Director, Head of Dry Bulk Freight & Commodities Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Paul Bartholomew, Lead Analyst – Metals, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 2:45 PM Forging ahead: Prospects and dynamics of coking coal demand in India- India’s steel industry outlook, including capacity expansion & other factors affecting coking coal consumption
    - India’s energy transition goals and implications for the steel & coking coal industries
    - India’s approaches to increase diversification, managing risk and enhance supply chain resilience
    Ramaswamy Visweswaran, Commercial Director, Arjas Steel
    Anshuman Bharati, Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings
    Amita Khurana, Group Chief – Raw Material Procurement, Tata Steel Limited
    Sandeep Kalia, Head – Sales (Coking Coal), Tata International Limited
    Lily Zheng, Managing Editor, Metallurgical Coal & Coke, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 3:35 PM Networking break
  • 4:20 PM Sailing the tides: Navigating coking coal demand dynamics in Southeast Asia
    - The role of infrastructure development and future demand for coking coal from key countries in the region
    - The potential of Southeast Asia energy transition policies to influence its future coking coal demand patterns
    - Southeast Asia’s position in the global coking coal supply chain & strategies to secure stable supply sources
    Dr Neil Bristow, Managing Director, H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd
  • 4:50 PM Day one closing remarks
  • 5:00 PM Drinks reception
  • 7:00 PM End of day one
Day 2: Friday, May 10, 2024
  • 9:00 AM Chairperson’s welcome
    Rohan Somwanshi, Managing Editor, Global Agriculture & Asia Metals News, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Session 3: Coking coal market pricing and market trends
  • 9:10 AM Coking coal imports & exports: What can we expect from the market?Parth Goyal, Manager – Market Analysis and Economics (MAE), Commercial, BHP
    Vincent Liu Xin, Director – Sales & Derivaties, Exen Resources
    Myles Perrin, Vice President – Trading & Marketing, Square Resources
    Cian Cafferky, General Manager – Singapore, Xcoal
    Pranay Shukla, Director, Head of Dry Bulk Freight & Commodities Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 9:50 AM Coking coal, greenfield investments & carbon markets: Tackling the intersection of sustainability and industry realities
    Ng Bao Ying, Director, Associate Director, Global Strategic Engagement & Intelligence, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 10:20 AM Navigating the coking coal derivatives market
    Oliver Green, Manager – Derivatives Trading, Square Resources
    Goh Jenn Yang, Commodities, SGX
  • 10:50 AM Networking break
Session 4: Transforming coking coal & the steel value chain in the era of sustainability

  • 11:40 AM The evolution of coking coal in the context of green steel
    - The use of hydrogen as an alternative reductant in steelmaking and implications for coking coal market
    - Will green steel certification programs & industry standards influence coking coal industry?
    - Can governments, steel producers and coking coal suppliers join force to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices in the steel industry?
    Wen-Bin Qian, Vice President of Clean Hydrogen, APAC, Linde
  • 12:00 PM Sustainability in steel markets
    - Regulatory & market updates for steel
    - Reducing emissions measures in the industry
    - Carbon offsets considerations
    Jesline Tang, APAC Metals Engagement Lead, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 12:20 PM Green steel: Project case study
  • 12:40 PM Conference summary
  • 1:00 PM Networking lunch
  • 2:30 PM End of conference

Singapore Coking Coal 2023 Key Numbers

279

  Registrants

8

C-level Speakers

15

Presentations

8

 Interactive Discussions


Speakers

Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpg Ramaswamy Visweswaran
Commercial Director, Arjas Steel

Mr. Ramaswamy Visweswaran is the Managing Director of Arjas Modern Steel Private Ltd. and Commercial Director of Arjas Steel Private Limited. He is responsible for the entire functioning of Arjas Modern Steel which was acquired by Arjas group couple of years back and is witnessing a dramatic turnaround from a nearly Defunct business to a growing and Profit making enterprise. In case of Arjas Steel Pvt Ltd, he is responsible for entire Sales & Marketing, Commercial and Procurement activities apart from Business Development.

Prior to joining Arjas Group in Dec 2006, he was Vice President Sales & Marketing with Sunflag Iron & Steel, which is one of the leading Special steel manufacturers in India. He was with Sunflag for 10+ years leading their growth as a pioneer in the automotive special steel sector.

During 1994-1996, he was working with SGS India, Heading the Quality Management systems. He started his career with TVS group in 1985 where he joined as Graduate Engineer Trainee and worked in various capacities till 1994.

Visweswaran has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from NIT Tiruchirappalli, He has also done a Full time Executive M.B.A program from IIM-Bangalore and a program on Cross Cultural relationships from INSEAD. He speaks several Indian Languages like Tamil, Telugu & Hindi apart from English.

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Manager – Market Analysis and Economics (MAE), Commercial, BHP

Parth Goyal heads met coal and potash analysis at BHP, based in Singapore. In his current role, Parth is responsible for developing BHP's proprietary views of these commodities, guiding short and long-term decision making. Parth's work has been critical to BHP reshaping its metallurgical coal portfolio. An Economist by background, Parth hails from New Delhi and has spent over a decade in the metals and mining industry.

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Director – Sales & Derivaties, Exen Resources

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Managing Director, H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd

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Michael Gray
Managing Director, Jameson Resources Limited

Michael Gray has more than 30 years’ experience in the development and operation of major mining and infrastructure projects during various senior roles with Macarthur Coal, Middlemount Coal, Bandanna Energy and currently as Managing Director of Jameson Resources Limited (ASX:JAL).

In that time, he has been involved in the planning and development of a number of Australia’s most successful greenfield steelmaking coal projects including Coppabella, Moorvale, Middlemount and most recently the Bluff PCI Project.

In these roles, Mr Gray has utilised his extensive experience in environmental assessment and permitting, Indigenous and stakeholder engagement, project financing, construction management and customer development to develop projects in close partnership with Indigenous Nations, landowners, key contractors and suppliers and some of the world’s leading steelmakers.

At Jameson Resources, Mr Gray is leading the permitting and approval process for the Crown Mountain Hard Coking Coal Project in British Columbia, Canada. Jameson has adopted a landmark approach to First Nations engagement for the development of that project and is committed to being an ESG Leader among steelmaking coal developers.

Mr Gray holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from University of Queensland, a Masters of Business Administration from Deakin University, is a graduate of the Australian Company Directors’ Course and was the inaugural winner of the Talbot Family Foundation International Company Directors Scholarship.

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Vice President of Clean Hydrogen, APAC, Linde

Wen-Bin Qian is Vice President of Clean Hydrogen since 2020, heading Linde’s investment activities in clean hydrogen as well as decarbonization across Asia Pacific. He is currently based in Singapore.

Prior to this role, Wen-Bin was Vice President of Business Development, having led Linde’s industry gas investments in different geographies in Asia Pacific from 2014 incl. China (2014-2015) and ASEAN, South Asia, South Pacific (2016-2020).

From 2005 to 2014, he was Director of Business Development in Germany, China and Singapore, developing Linde’s large onsite investment projects.

From 2000 to 2005, he worked as Proposal Manager, Foster Wheeler Apac (now Wood), based in Singapore. From 1992 to 1998, he worked for Sinopec as engineer and manager.

Wen-Bin holds a master’s degree in Chemicals Engineering from National University of Singapore (2020), a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China (1992).

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Chief Commercial Officer, M Resources

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Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpg Aurelia Waltham
Commodity Strategist, Macquarie Group

Aurelia joined Macquarie’s Commodities Strategy team in 2022, focusing on ferrous metals, as well as thermal coal and lithium. Based in London, she previously worked as a commodities analyst specialising in providing research on agricultural markets to clients including producers, governments, and investors. Aurelia holds a BA from Durham University.

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Managing Partner & Chief Commercial Officer, Oluma Resources

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Barry Tudor
CEO, Pembroke Resources

Barry Tudor is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Pembroke Resources. A coal industry leader for two decades, he has held senior executive positions in several listed and international resource companies, including CEO and Managing Director of ASX listed Gloucester Coal, CEO of Exalt Resources Limited, Managing Director - Australian Operations and Senior Vice President - Strategy for SGX listed Noble Group. Through strategic development and value enhancement he has successfully built several steelmaking coal enterprises and has led operations through all stages of the commodities cycle. After leading the hostile takeover of Gloucester Coal, Barry was instrumental in driving a dramatic increase in company value.

In 2014 Barry founded Pembroke Resources with a vision to create a significant new steelmaking coal enterprise. In 2016 he acquired high quality exploration concessions in the Bowen Basin of Queensland which he integrated to create the Olive Downs Complex, which will become one of the world’s largest suppliers of steelmaking coal. In 2018 Barry expanded Pembroke’s operations to include a high-quality steelmaking coal operation in Central Kalimantan Indonesia, developing the asset from greenfield to production in three years, using local expertise overarched with the same strategic focus and approach.

Under Barry’s leadership the Olive Downs Complex has progressed rapidly through the rigorous approvals process and is now fully financed and in the final stages of construction. The success of the billion-dollar development has been in large part due to a dedicated focus to create a “model mine” utilising the latest approaches to mining while meeting and exceeding today’s demanding standards. Barry has been hands-on in creating a business that ensures conservation, environmental, social, and governance initiatives are the priority.

Barry started his career at KPMG, followed by a variety of senior regional and international roles in finance, management and marketing. Barry holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University and a Master of Business Administration degree from MGSM. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Member of the Institute of Company Directors in Australia.

Myles Perrin.jpg Myles Perrin
Vice President – Trading & Marketing, Square Resources

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Manager – Derivatives Trading, Square Resources

Oliver Green embarked on his professional journey in the commodities sector, gaining experience through roles at JP Morgan and Smartest Energy before joining GFI Brokers, where he initially worked on the thermal coal desk. His responsibilities later extended to metallurgical coal, including the establishment of a desk in Singapore. Despite eventually transitioning back to the thermal side, he maintained a lead broker role for metallurgical coal in London. In February 2024, Oliver made a career move to Square Resources, assuming the position of Derivatives Trader, specializing in coal indices. He holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from Bournemouth University.

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Commodities, SGX

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Amita Khurana
Group Chief – Raw Material Procurement, Tata Steel Limited

Amita Khurana is currently the ‘Group Chief- Raw Material Procurement’ of Tata Steel Limited. She is responsible for the entire raw material buy for all Tata Steel’s sites in India, Netherlands and UK.

Prior to this, she was Chief Procurement Officer of Tata Steel BSL Ltd- (formerly known as Bhushan Steel Limited)- a company that Tata Steel Ltd acquired in 2018 under insolvency proceedings.

In a career spanning 20 years, she has handled various assignments in the field of commercial & logistics including working on greenfield projects overseas, export of ferro alloys, procurement of bulk commodities etc.

She has done her Masters in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. She is also a qualified CFA and Advance diploma holder in shipping from ICS, London.

Sandeep Kalia
Head – Sales (Coking Coal), Tata International Limited

Sandeep Kalia is working as Head - Sales (Coking Coal) at Tata International Limited. He is a seasoned professional with more than 28 years of experience across mining, coal & steel sector. He has served various technical, commercial & research roles, creating value chain with effective leadership & commercial success. He is a mining engineer from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India. He has done Master of Marketing Management from Annamalai University, India.

Cian Cafferky.jpg Cian Cafferky
General Manager – Singapore, Xcoal

Cian Cafferky is the Singapore General Manager for Xcoal Energy & Resources. His role is to coordinate the sales and marketing of US and Australian coal in the Asian markets. He has been with Xcoal for 6 years originally focusing on chartering and logistics before switching over to coal marketing in 2019.

Cian studied at University College Dublin and Jiatong University, Shanghai before graduating in 2013 with a degree in Commerce and Chinese Studies. After graduating he went on to work for the Irish Trade Board in Singapore before Joining Xcoal in 2017.

 

 

S&P Global Speakers

Keith Tan-150x150.png Keith Tan
Regional Pricing Director – Metals – Asia, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Keith Tan is Associate Regional Pricing Director for Metals Asia at S&P Global Commodity Insights, having joined in 2007 after earlier stints at petrochemical market information provider ICIS and DaimlerChrylser. Initially covering the Asian petrochemical markets out of the company’s Singapore office, Keith joined the metals group in 2010 and was part of the team that built the benchmark Iron Ore Index. He relocated to Shanghai in 2015 to expand the team’s coverage of Chinese steel exports and pricing, and returned to Singapore in 2022 for the regional metals role. Keith graduated with first class honors from the National University of Singapore. 

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APAC Metals Engagement Lead, S&P Global Commodity Insights

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Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpg Lily Zheng
Managing Editor, Metallurgical Coal & Coke, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Lily Zheng is Managing Editor, Metallurgical Coal & Coke at S&P Global Commodity Insights. She has over 16 years of work experience in trading and risk management. Prior to joining S&P Global, Lily was involved in setting up an agriculture commodity exchange and was Head of risk for two years. Before that Lily spent 14 years at Cargill, where she played integral part in building Cargill’s Palm oil business in China and was a member of their WTU/WTG team.

Lily did her EMBA from London Business School and has a bachelor’s degree from Henan University of Technology.

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Director, Associate Director, Global Strategic Engagement & Intelligence, S&P Global Commodity Insights

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Paul Bartholomew.jpg Paul Bartholomew
Lead Analyst – Metals, S&P Global Commodity Insights

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Director, Head of Dry Bulk Freight & Commodities Research, S&P Global Commodity Insights

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Managing Editor, Global Agriculture & Asia Metals News, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Rohan Somwanshi heads up Global Agriculture and Asia Metals News at S&P Global Commodity Insights. He manages content teams across Asia, which oversee ferrous, nonferrous, grains, oilseed and biofuels news coverage. Before S&P Global, Rohan was digital media strategist at Microsoft’s MSN Money, and earlier covered global coal developments for SNL Energy. He graduated in commerce and finance, and his masters is in media and advertising.

Vera Blei
Head of Established Benchmarks, S&P Global Commodity Insights

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Rohan Somwanshi.jpg Anshuman Bharati
Associate Director, S&P Global Ratings

Anshuman Bharati is an Associate Director in the Corporate Ratings team of S&P Global Ratings based in Singapore. He is responsible for a portfolio comprising metals & mining, chemicals and technology sectors in South and Southeast Asia region. Prior to joining S&P in 2022, Anshuman spent eight years with an India-based credit rating agency covering large corporates across multiple industries. Anshuman is a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi. He also holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi.

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Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

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