This unique event will bring together the Australia's leading coal industry players to provide the most comprehensive briefing for Australia's Coal Industry in 2013.
The event theme is 'Coal at the cross roads - Directions forward in a period of uncertainty' and will share information and discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead, making this the premier industry event to attend in Australia during this crucial time in the coal and investment industry.
The conference is designed to bring together coal industry leaders to discuss and examine many key topics including:
Outlook for coal prices for steaming and coking coal. How low can they go?
The new normal - is the coal industry downturn structural or cyclical?
Demand scenarios - when might we see an upturn?
Analyst's viewpoint of the coal sector in 2014/15
Review of the health of investor sentiment for coal
Review of some of the developments in the competing regions - Indonesia, North America, Mozambique and Mongolia
Will funds start to look to ditch holding coal and CSG stocks?
Review of the costs facing the Australian industry and what methods the industry is employing to drive down these costs
Revisiting the procurement function at mine sites - What types of initiatives are we seeing?
Project approvals and new State and Federal legislation - Assessing the implications
The labour issue - Trends and directions for the industry
Managing through the downturn - Contractors perspectives
Partnering with the industry to get through the slump - Suppliers perspectives
Who will be in attendance?
Expected attendees include executives from the coal industry, rail and infrastructure, port, senior state and federal representatives, overseas buyers, shipping companies, trading houses, equipment suppliers, contractors, equity analysts and fund managers.
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm