Transcript of "Coaltrans East Asia Networking Forum"
Director, Coal Division,
Agency for Natural Resources
and Energy, Ministry of
Economy, Trade and
Society Promotion Office,
Global Environment Bureau,
Ministry of the
Government of Japan
Power Co., Inc.
Manger, Coal & Fuel
Kobe Steel, Ltd.
email@example.com +852 2912 8038
25-26 September 2013 | Hilton Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Join us in Tokyo to:
• Participateinaseries of interactive round tables offeringtopical discussions andthechancetoshare your
knowledge and experience
• Developaclearunderstandingoftheeconomic position of Japan and South Koreaandwhatthismeansforthe
countries'coal demand in 2013 and 2014
• Determinehow indices and futures marketshavethepotentialtoalter the procurement strategiesofthe
• Debatetheexact specifications of coalsthattheregionpreferstopurchaseandhowthesuccessful
introduction of blending technologiescanenablegreater diversification in suppliers
About the Organisers
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events in Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, India , Indonesia, Japan, Mongolia, Mozambique, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, UK,
Ukraine and USA. For more information please visit www.coaltrans.com.
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Coaltrans Conferences is delighted to announce the launch of the
Coaltrans East Asia Networking Forum in Tokyo. The above
figures demonstrate just how critical the region of East Asia, and
most significantly Japan and South Korea, is in the global coal
industry as well as highlighting the evolving development of
spot trades within this region. The development of energy policy
and the role of coal in both Japan and South Korea is becoming
increasingly critical with both countries so heavily dependent on
coal at the moment.
The Coaltrans East Asia Networking Forum will combine
a focus on how the traditional coal markets of Japan and South
Korea are evolving and the launch of a new conference format
that adds even greater emphasis to interaction and developing
new business contacts by way of a series of round table
discussions. Take advantage of this opportunity to visit your
long standing customers and hear how their coal procurement
strategies are shaping up for the final quarter of 2013, or
alternatively introduce yourself to these large scale coal buyers as
they look to diversify their range of suppliers.
Source: *1 Howe Robinson Research *2 The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
*3 Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
Quantity of coal traded on the global seaborne market in 2012
Quantity of coal imported by Japan in 2012185
Quantity of coal imported by South Korea in 2012
Number of FOB RB contracts into Japan from
January to March 2013
Number of actual spot trades for Newcastle into Japan from January
to March 2013
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Day One – Wednesday 25 September 2013
08:00 Registration coffee
09:15 Welcome opening remarks
Henry Hely Hutchinson, Managing Director, Coaltrans Conferences Ltd
09:15 – 10:30
09:20 Chair’s opening remarks
09:25 The role for coal in Japan’s energy policy
• Energy policy and energy security issues
• Coal as a key part of Japan’s energy mix
• Environmental issues
Akira Yasui, Director, Coal Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy,
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan
09:50 Japan’s climate change policies and its relation to the use of coal for electricity generation
• The process of formulating the plans for Japan’s GHG emission reduction.
• Technologies and systems to mitigate the impact of coal-fired power plants
Kentaro Doi, Director, Low-carbon Society Promotion Office, Global Environment Bureau,
Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
10:15 Questions and discussion
10:30 Networking refreshment break
11:00 – 12:45
SETTING THE SCENE DISCUSSION TABLES
Pick your preferred topics of discussion – Inform us of your choice on page 10
The tables will be a combination of discussion and networking. Each
of the industry specialists leading the discussion tables will present a
10 minute presentation before opening the tables into discussion.
Half an hour will be allocated for delegates to remain at an individual
table before the delegates will rotate and will be invited to attend a
In this opening session of discussion tables, the focus will be on the
broader topics that cover the coal industry as a whole in East Asia, from
supply and demand to the latest logistics developments.
The best of both – Incorporating the new Asian paper
markets into traditional fuel
• Strategies for becoming comfortable with derivative markets
• Managing the risk of entering the indices market
• Opportunities to reduce exposure through greater diversity
• Financial instruments currently available and suited to the coal market
• Outlook on the preferred hedging options for the coal market
Chair: Jon Cameron, Managing Director,
RWE Supply Trading Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd
New players supplying coal to the Asian market
• USA, Russia and South Africa – Key features that make them
favourable to the Asian market
• Role of freight in introducing new coals to the blend
• Canada’s advantages and disadvantages based on the lower tax
regime and royalty system
• Mozambique’s position as a future supplier
• Russia and US as swing suppliers – How to become comfortable with
the logistical distances that have to be covered
• Analysis of coals that offer short term solutions versus those that
require longer term relationships
• New coal basins in established markets – The updates
• Opportunities for Canada to take a greater presence in the
Exploring the expansion of the Panama canal and how this
will change trade routes
• What will the actual costs be?
• Which coal producers and markets are best positioned
to take advantage of the expansion of the Panama Canal?
• Insight into the Colombian market and how the Panama Canal can be
successfully used when sourcing coal from this country
Making a sound investment into an
international coal asset
• Key markets to consider when wishing to invest in a coal market
• Significance of understanding the regulatory market
• Role of coal supply and demand dynamics when deciding the
appropriate time to invest in a project
• Preparing for fluctuations in coal price when developing a new
• Knowledge of local business practice and how critical this is to
developing a successful project
• Demand for investment in the coal sector
Infrastructure developments in key supplier markets
• Westshore Terminal – Business as usual?
• Vladivostock – What can this offer the East Asian market?
• Abbots Point – How would the development of this port impact the
cost of Australian coals?
• Moatize project – What is the timeline for completing the full
Chair: Oliver Ramsbottom, Partner, McKinsey Company
Coal versus gas
• What impact is US shale gas having on US thermal coal and the Asian
• Could Asia soon experience its own shale-gas revolution?
• How much LNG capacity is expected to be added in key coal
• What do the underlying economics reveal?
Chair: Karim Awad, Freelance Consultant
The role of indices and futures markets – Moving to a
• Current role of spot tenders in this market – Are they expected to
increase in the foreseeable future?
• Demand for greater transparency in the existing indices
• Role of financial players within the evolving market – Timeline for
seeing greater use of futures markets
• Position of coal markets if they were freely traded alongside oil and gas
• Significance of Government in pricing end products – What
restrictions does this impose on coal buyers?
Chair: Ola Strand Andersen, Managing Director,
Marex Spectron Asia Pte Ltd.
Selling coal into Japan – Understanding the business model
• Significance of security and guarantees when operating in Japan
• Establishing your presence in the Japanese market – Key factors that
the Japanese are looking for in a supplier
• Financial factors to take into account when securing financing for a
• Strategies for ensuring productive relationships in Japan
Chair: Oliver Mauss, Managing Director, Asia Resource Partners
“Always a valuable source of information”
– A.H Osman, PT Carsurin
12:45 Networking lunch sponsored by Including charity auction and 'Donate to drink' beer and sake bar
14:30 – 15:30
CONCLUSIONS FROM THE MORNING DISCUSSION TABLES
To summarise the morning's presentations and discussions, this session will include an international keynote on the supply and demand
dynamics throughout the Pacific region and brief presentations from each of the moderators of the discussion tables which draw on the key factors
to have been raised throughout the morning's discussions.
14:30 Supply and demand in the Pacific region
• Overview of seaborne coal trade in the Pacific region – Who is supplying what quantities?
• Analysis of the impact of higher costs and tougher regulations on existing suppliers – Focus on Australia
• High utilisation in the East Asian market – Ensuring the market is able to continue providing the necessary support
• Factors driving high production costs in Australia – Are they expected to be a long term trend?
• Increase in labour conflicts around the world – How is this impacting supply?
Neil Dhar, Co-Head, Hard Commodities, Noble Group Limited
14:50 Key points raised during discussion tables
To be presented by the discussion table chairs
15:30 Networking refreshment break
16:00 Trading the physical coal markets – A globalCOAL workshop
• This workshop is a hands-on opportunity to get comfortable with screen trading physical coal markets
• Working in small groups, you will be given a number of real-life scenarios and objectives
• Using a simulated trading environment, define strategies to deliver the optimum outcome
• Supported and facilitated by globalCOAL experts
Spaces available on first-come, first-served basis – Contact Louisa Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org
to register your interest
19:00 Networking evening reception
Join us at the evening reception that will be held at Gonpachi, a traditional
country warehouse that first gained fame as the inspiration for the set of
Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’ movie. The evening will offer a taste of
Japanese entertainment as well as extensive networking opportunities.
Transport will be provided from the hotel to the venue.
Day Two – Thursday 26 September 2013
10:00 Welcome and opening remarks
Louisa Pratt, Conference Manager, Coaltrans Conferences Ltd
10:05 – 11:30
10:05 Chair’s opening remarks
Jim Nicholson, Vice President Asia, Argus Media Ltd
10:10 Continuing to meet Japan’s energy needs
• Managing the energy mix
• Opportunities to diversify coal sources and managing the qualities accordingly
• Industry perspective – Perceived future for thermal coal demand in Japan
Yuji Kakimi, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
10:30 The future development of JPUs
• Maintain competitiveness
• What are the challenges to stable and economical procurement?
• Situations of exporting countries
• Domestic regulations (environmental regulations, tax, etc.)
Hiroyasu Mizukami, General Manager, Fuel Department,
Hokuriku Electric Power Company
10:50 Development of anticipated thermal coal market: Commitment and liquidity
• Beginning of Asia/Pacific thermal coal market with commitment
• Expansion of Asia/Pacific thermal coal demand (Change in quality requirement contract type etc)
• Japan premium corresponding to brand coal with specific quality
• Balancing commitment and liquidity: Overcoming quality restriction
• Creation of new index at discharge port to expand liquidity (ex. CIF Japan)
Atsushi Yoshida, Director of Energy Business Department, J-Power.
11:10 Procuring coking coals for a Japanese steel mill (JSM)
– Addressing the challenges
• Outlook for steel demand in Japan in 2013/2014
• Developing procurement strategies to maintain the competitiveness of a JSM
• Potential for diversifying coal sources – What are the preferred options?
Takashi Aramaki, Assistant General Manger, Coal Fuel Purchasing Section,
Raw Materials Purchasing Department, Iron Steel Business Unit, Kobe Steel, Ltd.
11:30 Networking refreshment break
Genuine networking platform for stakeholders of the coal industry.
– Tejas Rao, Devendran Coal International (P) Ltd
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COALTRANS EAST ASIA NETWORKING FORUM
25 – 26 September 2013, Hilton Tokyo, Japan
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