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Argus Americas Petroleum Coke Summit 2017

2017 Agenda

Wednesday, September 13
07:00 - 09:00 Pre-Conference Registration and Breakfast
08:00 - 17:00 Pre-conference 1: Future of Petroleum Coke
$395 half-day program
$695 full-day program
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09:00 - 16:30

Pre-conference 2: Sulphur and Sulphuric Acid Markets
$395 half-day program
$695 full-day program
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16:30 - 19:00 Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Impala Terminals

Thursday, September 14
07:00 - 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
07:00 - 17:00 Delegate Lounge

Sponsored by Moran Shipping

09:00 - 09:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker: Ross Allen, Vice President Business Development, Argus
09:10 - 10:40 Session 1: Future of US Refining and Impact on Petroleum Coke Supply
  • Shale oil production trends
  • Light-heavy spread outlook
  • Refined products demand
  • Pipelines
  • Alberta bitumen
  • Border taxes
  • RFS and CAFE regulations
  • IMO sulfur regulations
  • Refinery economics
Speakers:
Ed Arnold, Vice President Downstream, Argus
Brendan Collins, Environment and Natural Resources Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
Mark Noble, Consultant, Downstream Advisors

Moderator: Ed Arnold, Vice President Downstream, Argus
10:40 - 11:10 Networking Break
11:10 - 11:40 Fireside Chat: US Refiner’s Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities for Petroleum Coke
  • Managing different feedstocks
  • MARPOL regulations impact
  • Keystone and logistics issues
  • Petroleum coke quality
Speaker: Bob Dickmann, Sr. Territory Manager Asphalt and Petroleum Coke Supply and Logistics, Marathon Petroleum

Moderator: Lauren Masterson, Editor, Energy Argus Petroleum CokeArgus

11:40 - 12:10 Presentation: Aluminium Market and Demand for Anode Grade Coke

Speaker: Neeraj Singh Rathore, Head Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Carbon Raw Material, AlF3 & Vessel Chartering, Vedanta Ltd. – Aluminium & Power

Moderator: Lauren Masterson, Editor, Energy Argus Petroleum CokeArgus

12:10 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 2: West Coast Market Dynamics 
Get answers to your most pressing questions during this interactive Q&A session
  • Anode grade coke
  • Fuel grade coke
  • Logistics

Panelists:
Howard Childs, Coke Business Development Manager, BP
Todd Reutlinger, Manager, Global Fuel Coke and Sulfur, Phillips 66 Company 
Bob Bestian
, Director, Sales and Operations Americas, Mitsui USA
Ivan Nikolic, Director Business Development, Transmarine Navigation Corporation

Moderator: Lauren Masterson, Editor, Energy Argus Petroleum Coke, Argus

15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break
15:30 - 17:00 Session 3: Global Demand Centers

  • Middle East cement industry and demand for petroleum coke
  • High sulphur coke demand and fuel source considerations for Indian cements
  • European cement and clinker production
Speakers:
George Varhese, Director Strategic Sourcing, Middle East and Africa, Trinity Sourcing
Dr. Jayant Bapant, Consultant, Indian Cement Industry
Tahir Askin Soyer, General Manager, HTS Turkey

Moderator: Hayden Atkins, Consultant, Argus
17:00 - 19:00

Reception

Sponsored by SGS North America

Friday, September 15
07:00 - 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
07:00 - 13:00 Delegate Lounge

Sponsored by Moran Shipping

09:00 - 10:30 Session 4: Market Outlook - Bringing Transparency to an Opaque Market 
  • Petroleum coke indexation reform 
  • Forecast and price comparison
  • Market outlook to year 2020
Speakers:
Lauren Masterson, Editor, Energy Argus Petroleum Coke, Argus
Frank Brannvoll, Manager, Energy, Economics Studies and Statistics, CEMBUREAU, The European Cement Association
Hayden Atkins, Consultant, Argus

Moderator: Lauren Masterson, Editor, Energy Argus Petroleum CokeArgus

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 12:45 Session 5: Supply Chain Challenges and New Technology to Support Petroleum Coke in the International Market
  • Ports, infrastructure capacity and export options in the Latin American market
  • Dry bulk shipping and logistics options in MENA countries
  • Managing product quality from bitumen derived cokes
  • Technology to support the growing global use of petroleum coke in power generation
Speakers:
Diego Jose Luciano Nives, General Manager, PTP Group
Oscar Molenaar, Business Development Manager, Gans Cargo
Evan Hyde, Director of Field Services, Coking.com
Bob Giglio, Senior VP Strategy and Business Development Global Power Group, Sumitomo SHI FW

Moderator: Hayden Atkins, Consultant, Argus

12:45 - 13:00

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Ross Allen, Vice President Business Development, Argus

13:00 Conference Adjourns


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