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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 Presentation: Managing Product Quality from Bitumen Derived Cokes

Speaker: Evan Hyde, Director of Field Services, Coking.com
             
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 - 14:00 Lunch and Private Meetings
14:00 - 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 Erumeda Varghese, 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 - 12:30 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
  • 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
Bob Giglio, Senior VP Strategy and Business Development Global Power Group, Sumitomo SHI FW

Moderator: Hayden Atkins, Consultant, Argus

12:30 - 13:00

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Ross Allen, Vice President Business Development, Argus

13:00 Conference Adjourns


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