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Australian Coal Conference

Explore what’s shaping Australia’s thermal and coking coal sectors

16-17 August 2018 | Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney

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We are pleased to announce the Australian Coal Conference will be returning to Sydney on 16-17 August 2018 at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.

The national Conference is a timely opportunity to examine the events currently shaping Australia’s thermal and coking coal sectors, as well as discuss the opportunities and threats facing the industry long-term.

After a few years of tough markets, the Australian coal industry is facing a rosier future with new projects coming online and brownfield sites resuming activity, as it is the case in the Bowen Basin. The industry is also undergoing a transformation with Rio Tinto exiting and new entrants set to shape the future of the industry.

This year’s Conference agenda will include:

  • Current state of Australian coal production, including mergers/acquisitions
  • Major changes within the Australian coal industry
  • Global market trends, including China, India, and the developing world
  • Current supply/demand trends and their implications for the future of coal
  • Opportunities and challenges in investing in new coal
  • How will the coal price evolve during 2018-2019?




Ernie Thrasher

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Xcoal Energy & Resources

Mark Gray

Managing Director, Allegiance Coal Limited

Gary Cochrane

Chairman and CEO, Bounty Mining

David Lennox

Resources Analyst, Fat Prophets

Alex Tonks

Head of Australia & New Zealand, CRU

Andrew Arthur

Managing Director, Coal Port Services

Bede Boyle

Director, Coal Ventures Ltd

Darren Walker

Deputy Chairman, Queensland Exploration Council

Dr Neil J. Bristow

Managing Director, H & W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd

Steve Mallyon

Managing Director and Executive Director, Riversdale Resources

Gerhard Redelinghuys

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bowen Coking Coal

Lloyd Hain

Managing Director, AME Consulting

Greg Evans

Executive Director - Coal, Minerals Council of Australia

Ryan Welker

Non-Executive Director, Vitrinite Pty Ltd

Dr James Stevenson

Senior Director, Global Coal, IHS Markit

Joe Clayton

Director, JNP Resources

Marian Hookham

Associate Director, IHS Energy

Bill Simes

Director, Extract Consulting Pty Limited

David Green

Principal - Coal Geology, Adamelia Global Pty Ltd

when & where

16 - 17 Aug 2018

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
27 O’Connell Street, Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 8214 0000

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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Still have a question?

Diana Lauzi
Conference Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4300

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4030

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