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Australian Coal Conference

The conference will examine recent developments that are shaping the thermal and coking coal sectors in Australia.

25 -26 July 2017 | Brisbane Marriot Hotel

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Informa Conferences are pleased to announce the Australian Coal Conference that will be held in Brisbane on July 25th and 26th 2017 at the Brisbane Marriot Hotel.

This event represents a timely opportunity for the industry to examine the recent developments that are shaping the thermal and coking coal sectors in Australia and to discuss how to equip the industry to successfully face the next chapter of the coal story.

No doubt coal has seen a surge in prices in late 2016 and early 2017 with Queensland registering record coal exports; the general sentiment amongst industry and analysts is very positive sparking optimism towards reopening mines and increasing production.

The conference agenda will analyse:

  • the changes occurred within the industry
  • the current state of the global markets
  • China’s supply and demand trends
  • increased coal demand from Asia and developing world
  • the effects of the new US Administration coal policy
  • Australian coal production
  • the resurgence of mergers and acquisitions in the Australian coal sector
  • pressure on coal production costs




Gary Cochrane

Managing Director, Resource Management International and Chairman and CEO, Bounty Mining Ltd

Alex Tonks

Head of Australia, Consulting, CRU

Mick Buffier

Chairman, World Coal Association

Ian Macfarlane

Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council

Phil Ren

President Sino Resources Holding Group Limited and President China Coal Import Association

Chris Poynter

Associate Director, Macquarie Capital

Greg Evans

Executive Director - Coal, Minerals Council of Australia

Andrew Pedler

Marian Hookham

Senior Manager, IHS Markit

Glen Lewis

Managing Director, Realm Resources

George Edwards

Director, Coal Ventures Limited

Patrice Brown

Company Director, CQG Consulting, Telstra Business Women’s Queensland Entrepreneur 2016

Brent Spalding

Principal Analyst, APAC Coal Costs, Wood MacKenzie

Bede Boyle

Director, Coal Ventures Limited

Matt Fifield

Partner, Pacific Road Capital

Tim Hanmore

Partner, McCullough Robertson Lawyers

Michael Roche

Strategic Adviser, McCullough Robertson Lawyers

Peter O’Sullivan

CEO, Gladstone Port Corporation

Eric Thorpe

Journalist | Energy and Natural Resources, IHS Markit

when & where

25 - 26 Jul 2017

Brisbane Marriot Hotel
515 Queen St
Brisbane City QLD 4000
+61 (07) 3303 8000

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Diana Lauzi
Conference Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4300

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4030

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