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Argus Asian Petroleum Coke 2017

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Argus Asian Petroleum Coke 2017 is an annual platform for manufacturers, trade personnel, key consumers, policy makers and everyone else in related industries to gather for two days of stimulating topical discussions and persistent networking.

This year the conference aims to determine the growth of domestic production and refineries in India and the implications on global exporters as key subjects. Will India remain the chief petroleum coke market in 2017? Opportunities are set up for networking among participants at the event and for companies looking to showcase innovative products and solutions among the petroleum coke mix.

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Confirmed speakers 2017

K.C. Gandhi speaker AAPC

K.C. Gandhi
Joint President
Shree Cement

Sathak Ibrahim SpeakerSathak Ibrahim 
Trading Manager
HC Trading

Frank Brannvoll Speaker AAPCFrank O. Brannvoll 
Manager, Energy, Economics Studies and Statistics
Rajendra Singh Speaker AAPCRajendra Singh 
Chief Operating Officer

David Jung David Jung
Vice General Manager
Wuhan Chosen Trade and Industry Co.

Lauren Masterson SpeakerLauren Masterson 
Petroleum Coke Editor

Anup Agarwalla Speaker
Anup Agarwalla
Managing Director
BLA Power
Jayantha Mohapatra SpeakerJayantha Mohapatra 
General Manager - Petcoke and Minerals
Gulf Petrochem

Timeline of activities and discussion topics

Information Request for full agenda here.

Timeline of Events 

Who should attend?

  • Petroleum Coke / Coal Refiners
  • Cement Manufacturers 
  • Power Companies
  • Aluminum Producers
  • Sulphur Companies
  • Emission Control Regulatory Bodies
  • Trading Firms (Petroleum Coke, Coal, Cement)
  • Shipowners and Brokerages
  • Storage
  • Inspectorates

Participating companies

CMA, Coal Shastra, ANZ, Swiss Singapore International, Engie, ExxonMobil Refining and Supply, Fibex India, Total Gas and Power, Atbara Cement, Ambica Logistics, Koch Carbon, Dossa Chemical, Coal Impex India, Prism Cement, AMEC Foster Wheeler , Xcoal Energy and Resources, SAIF, MRPL, Guangzhou Fengle Fuel, TCP Petcoke, Cemex, Mitsui, Gans Cargo Operations, Southern Pacific Energy, Pacific World Shipping, Cemerlang Coke Industrial, Eminence Shipping, Reliance Industries, Medisafe Technologies, Kamachi Group, ACT Infraport, Propel Shipping, Koch Carbon Sinopec International (Middle East) , Shree Cements, Lafarge Holcim, Gulf Petrochem, Dalmia Cement, Argus Media, Mercuria, HC Trading, BLA Power, Adani Enterprise, NTPC, UltraTech Cement, IOC, Cembureau, Canada-China Energy & Environment Forum and Wilson Center Global, Kapsarc, Jai Laxmi Cements, Wuhan Chosen Trade and Industry, Sabine Surveyors, Sampling Associates International, SAI Gulf and many more...

Group discounts are available. Contact us to find out more. 

New Argus is putting together two free forums in conjunction with  the Argus Asian Petroleum Coke conference.

Energy Risk Forum 2017  25 April  09.30 - 14.00
Argus Bitumen Forum 2017
 27 April               14.15 - 17.00 

 Contact to sign up for three days of networking packed events

Conference Program

Day 1 | 26 April (Wednesday)
08:30 - 09:15
Registration and coffee
09:15 - 09:30

Chairman’s welcome remarks

Value fluctuations and trade expectations

 Panel discussion  
 Domestic versus imported petcoke economics: Battle for market share
Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus
                   K.C. Gandhi, Joint President, Shree Cement
                   Rajendra Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Coal and Petcoke, Adani                   
                   Sathak Ibrahim,
Trade Manager, HC Trading
 Petroleum coke price forecast: Volatile times? 

 Lauren Masterson,
Petroleum Coke Editor, Argus
 Questions and answers
 Networking break
 Emission control and policy updates

Environment tax policy in India: Expectations and cautions

Jitendra Roy Choudhury, Research Fellow, Kapsarc


Steps taken for China emissions control plans

David Jung, Vice General Manager, Wuhan Chosen Industry and Trade Co.

Questions and answers   
Speed networking
Networking lunch

Refining and export - USA, Middle East and India


Updates on US Shipments into Asia and India - Supply Challenges and fob rates

Frank Brannvoll, Manager, Energy, Economics Studies & Statistics, Cembureau

Emerging supplies from the Middle East 

Jayantha Mohapatra,
General Manager - Petcoke and Minerals, Gulf Petrochemicals

Questions and answers

 Panel discussion
 Rising domestic production

 Moderator: Claire Pickard-Cambridge, Asia Solid Fuels Manager, Argus

                    Rajendra Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Coal and Petcoke, Adani

     Rameshwar Singh, Chief Manager, IOC


Networking break

Trade and technology

Understanding petroleum coke and coal trade movements in India
Pranay Shukla, Senior Coal Analyst, Mercuria

Petropower - a high-value energy solution

Robert Giglio, Vice-President of Strategic Planning, Amec Foster Wheeler

Questions and answers

Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference day one

Cocktail reception

Day 2 | 27 April (Wednesday)


Registration and coffee


Chairman’s welcome back remarks

Buyer’s influence

China’s petroleum coke import and trade market

William Wang, Business Development, Argus

 Questions and answers
 Networking break

Relevance of petcoke in India’s cement Industry

Surinder Gupta,
Adviser (Commercial), Dalmia Cement


Alternative markets in India contributing to growth of petroleum coke demand

Sanjay Kumar, Regional Category Manager APAC (Energy), Lafarge Holcim


Questions and answers

 Panel discussion

 Will India continue to be a big petroleum coke demand centre?

 Moderator: Arun Daga, Joint President, UltraTech Cement

                   Surinder Kumar Gupta, Commercial Adviser, Dalmia Cement

                   Sanjay Kumar, Regional Category Manager, Lafarge Holcim Group

                   KC Gandhi, Joint President, Shree Cement
 Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference
 Networking lunch


Pre-Conference Forum

Key Challenge to Petroleum Coke as a Generation Fuel: Coal
Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 13:00-17:00
Emerald Ballroom

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13:00 - 14:00
Registration and refreshments
14:00 - 14:10
Chairman's opening remarks
14:10 - 14:40

Keynote speech: Global coal development

Senior Executive, Cement Manufacturers’ Association

     14:40 - 15:10   
Petcoke vs coal: Asia’s pick

Anup Agarwalla, Managing Director, BLA Power
     15:10 - 15:50   
Panel discussion: Is coal losing its foothold?
  • A look at the regulatory environment, energy policy and tax infrastructure
  • Coal for cement: Consumption patterns and future trends

Andrew Jones,
Senior Asia Coal Correspondent, Argus
Anup Agarwalla,
Managing Director, BLA Power
Pranay Shukla,
Senior Coal Analyst, Mercuria

     15:50 - 16:20
Networking break
     16:20 - 17:00
Roundtable interaction

Table One: Understanding coal trade patterns, technics and hedging
Table Two: Alternative fuels: Getting attuned with the fluctuating price atmosphere

* The pre-event exclusive is catered to anyone delving in the petroleum coke or coal industry. The seminar is charged at USD 500 individually.

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Pricing and registration

 Standard Rate
Pre-conference forum only 
USD 500
Conference only 
USD 1600
Pre-conference forum + Conference
USD 1800

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Terms and conditions

  • Fees include participation in all sessions/panel discussions, conference luncheons/receptions, coffee breaks and one set of conference documentation per person. 
  • Travel and accommodation costs not included
  • 7% Goods & Service Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies in Singapore.
  • Registration feeds are subject to prevailing government tax                

*For more terms and conditions, view here

Contact information

Contact Samson Yeo 

  • For registration and group bookings enquiries
  • To receive updates on the 2017 conference

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Asian Petroleum Coke 2017 is to host a networking platform among industry participants. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

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