SunCoke Energy, Essar Steel, Xcoal Energy & Resources, World Steel Dynamics, and More to Headline Met Coke World Summit 2014 Agenda

Upon its return to Chicago for the first time since 2008, the 2014 Met Coke World Summit will provide a platform for key business leaders and decision makers in the coke, coal, and steel industry to share their knowledge and insight into the most timely issues and challenges facing the market. SunCoke Energy, ArcelorMittal, Wood Mackenzie, Steel Institute VDEh, Xcoal Energy & Resources, and the US Chamber of Commerce are just a few of the players who will be taking part in discussions at Chicago’s Westin Michigan Avenue on October 27-29th. The Super Early Bird price expires this Friday, August 22, 2014.

“Now in its 18th year, The Met Coke World Summit will deliver the most expert content on market dynamics. The business and networking garnered from this conference each year only adds to the caliber of talent we recruit to present the following year. Consequently, we are able to provide accurate forecasts and explore the latest technology in the global coal, coke, and steel markets. Annually held at the end of Q3 and beginning of Q4 reporting cycles, this conference provides up to date information at one of the most critical times of the year for the steel and coking coal businesses,” said Andrew Smaha, conference director for Smithers Apex.

“2013 was our biggest event yet, and we will continue to watch the Met Coke World Summit gain momentum thanks to the tremendous support from key industry stakeholders such as Intertek, SunCoke Energy, Xcoal Energy, Bognar & Company, Ingram Barge, Blaschak Coal, Robindale Energy, Three Rivers Marine & Rail Terminal, and Reading Anthracite,” he added.

Met Coke 2014 will kick off with insights from McGraw Hill Financial; CRU Group; Wood Mackenzie; Bradford Research; Metals Industries Advisory Group LLC; Steel Institute VDEh; and World Steel Dynamics on their updated forecasts and outlook for the industry. These industry leaders will also debate the relative importance on various business drivers of steel, coke, coking coal, and other related markets. Building further on the state of the industry, SunCoke Energy; Xcoal Energy & Resources; ThyssenKrupp Steel; ArcelorMittal; and H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd will delve into conflicting business models.

In a keynote presentation, attendees will examine factors for major growth of the industry with Moffatt & Nichol in a keynote speech, along with a look at the major stress points affecting the industry from the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute; Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting; World Coal Association; DMT GmbH; Essar Steel Algoma; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Thompson Hine LLP; the National Industrial Transportation League; and Xcoal Energy & Resources. Finishing off this year’s program will be presentations about technological opportunities by Coal Science Inc.; Jellinbah Group; Air Liquide SA; Pearson Coal Petrography; and SunCoke Energy.

Directly following the Met Coke Summit will be a tour of the ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor Plant, a fully integrated steelmaking facility located on Lake Michigan 50 miles southeast of Chicago. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the coke oven batteries, material handling, by-products and maintenance shop at the facility. Conference attendees may attend the tour for an additional fee.

This year’s edition of the conference will be co-chaired by Dr. Neil J. Bristow, Principal/Managing Consultant, H&W Worldwide Consulting and Dr. John F. Quanci, VP of Engineering and Technology, SunCoke Energy. Joining them on the advisory board are Mike Barkdoll, VP, Forest Vue Research LLC; Cam Howey, Global Manager Technical Marketing, Teck Coal Limited; Cyril Martinand, Division Manager – Procurement – Solid Fuels, ArcelorMittal USA LLC; and Dr. Hardarshan S. Valia, President, Coal Science Inc., Emeritus Met Coke Summit Advisor.

Limited sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are still available. For more information, contact Brian Santos at or +1 207 781 9618.

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