議程

Day One: 18th March 2019: Monday, March 18, 2019

8:00AM Registration and coffee
9:00AM Opening Remarks
9:10AM Keynote Address: Understanding the current rates of Egyptian cement production
  • How much cement is being produced and how much is required?
  • Gas to coal conversions - how many plants have done this and how many more are in the pipeline?
  • What do cement companies need to understand about coal as a fuel source?
  • Current and projected cement demands - is Egypt still on track to be producing 91mt of cement by 2020?
Noha Bakr PhD, Executive Director, Cement Division - Egyptian Federation of Industries
9:40AM Analysing coal prices globally and its impact on regional trade
  • How will the pricing develop over the next 4 quarters?
  • Analysing global macroeconomic drivers and their regional price impacts
  • What is the real impact of other energy sources on coal price in the Middle East?
Frank Brannvoll, Energy Advisor to Cimeurope, Brannvoll ApS
10:10AM Coal in Egypt's fuel mix - understanding the environmental issues and regulations
  • Implementation of existing environmental regulations for coal use in Egypt - what is being done?
  • How are new power projects going to meet regulatory standards and what can be learned?
  • Are there further regulations in the pipeline to be developed around coal use?
Nader Ali, Coal Unit Co-ordinator, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
10:40AM Session Q&A
10:50AM Networking coffee break
11:30AM Case study: Best practice in energy management when switching to coal-fired plants
  • Important factors for consideration when switching to coal or petcoke as a base fuel in cement plants
  • What alterations are needed and how easily can different coal mills be incorporated into existing plants?
  • Which plants have already made the switch and what can be learned from their experiences?
Eng. Osama Aly Ahmed, Engineering Consultant and Industry Advisor, Nahada Cement
11:50AM Turkish power update: projected demand and sourcing requirements
  • Will we see a raising of the sulphur cap in imported coal and what will be the impact on pricing?
  • Assessing Turkey’s energy mix - will we see in increase in coal imports over the next 12 months?
  • How much of an impact is the devaluing Lira having on power prices and utilities’ buying strategies?
12:20PM Networking lunch
2:00PM Panel discussion: Meeting the needs of the buyers
  • What are the biggest challenges faced cement producers in their coal procurement?
  • What are the quality and volume requirements for coal in the region and where is this being sourced from?
  • Understanding the key considerations and best practice for fuel sourcing
Waleed Abouraya, President & CEO, MEBPC
Mohamed Kamel, Procurement Manager, Asec Menya Cement
Medhat Stefanos, Commercial Director, Egyptian Cement Association - Federation of Egyptian Industries
2:40PM Panel discussion: Who are the preferred supply sources into the Middle East?
  • Who are the key players in coal supply to the Middle East and what qualities are available?
  • Analysing the volumes and import trajectory of Russian and US Russian coal - is this set to continue?
  • What does Southern African coal have to offer the Middle East market?
Bill Lamont, Sales & Marketing Manager, Buffalo Coal Company Inc
3:20PM Networking Coffee Break
4:00PM Overcoming regional coal sourcing challenges
  • What specifications do the main producers have and how to do they compare in terms of price and quality?
  • Regulatory considerations and how to comply
  • Financing thermal coal shipments - what needs to be considered?
Afifi Afifi, Managing Director, Protrade Co
4:30PM Middle East steel production outlook to 2020
  • An overview of regional steel prices and demand, and its impact on the raw materials market
  • A volume outlook for anthracite imports - how much is required and where is this coming from?
  • Met coal price analysis and forecast - what to expect over the next 4 quarters
Mohammed Hamdaoui, Research Director, Wood Mackenzie
5:00PM Final Q&A
5:10PM Closing remarks
5:20PM Evening networking reception

Day Two: 19th March 2019: Tuesday, March 19, 2019

8:30AM Registration and coffee
9:30AM Opening remarks
9:40AM International freight rates analysis and its impact on trading margins
  • Understanding the major global price drivers for the shipping market over the next 6-12 months
  • What will be the impact of the IMO2020 regulations on the global seaborne market?
  • What is the current fleet supply/demand balance and where is this headed?
Peter Lindstrom, Head of Klaveness Research, Torvald Klaveness
10:10AM Addressing port capacity challenges - what is being done?
  • Overcoming regional logistical challenges for coal importers and traders
  • Coal volumes traded at Middle East ports and new projects on the horizon
  • Port and rail infrastructure updates - how will this impact market dynamic?
Ahmed Elshazly, Senior Economic Researcher and Maritime Analyst, Suez Canal Authority
10:40AM networking coffee break
11:10AM The wider middle east market: where are the opportunities?
  • The development of Dubai as a central hub for the region’s coal trade
  • Qualities in demand across the power, steel and cement sectors and how these are sourced
  • Comparing regional environmental regulations and their impact on supply sources and delivery
11:40AM Understanding optimum blends for cement production
  • Making the switch to coal - what do cement plants need to know in terms of procurement strategy?
  • What are the optimum blends for cement production and where is this coming from?
Ayman El Tatawy, General Manager, Incolab Services Egypt
12:10PM Final Q&A
12:20PM Closing remarks
12:30PM Networking lunch and close of conference

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