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Expectations and Opportunities for Coal

December 4 - 5, 2017
Crowne Plaza Times Square – New York City, NY



Monday, December 4

 3:00 –   4:00 p.m.  ACC Coal Trading Committee Meeting (all conference attendees are      welcome)
 6:00 –   7:30 p.m.  Coal Trading Conference Welcoming Reception

Tuesday, December 5

 7:30 –   8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast

 8:30 –   8:45 a.m.  Delegate Welcome and Opening Remarks

Steve Watson, Chairman, ACC Coal Trading Committee and Director, Trading and Origination, Arch Energy Resources

Betsy Monseu, CEO, American Coal Council

 8:45    9:30 a.m.  Opening Keynote Address

Jack Porco, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Xcoal Energy & Resources 

Jack will discuss factors driving U.S. coal exports to exceed expectations in 2017 and will look ahead to 2018, providing a global supply/demand perspective and seaborne coal outlook. He will address exports to traditional international markets, the latest in Asia-China-India marketplace dynamics, and new markets.

 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Break

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Session 1 - Global and Local Outlooks

John Keeshan, Senior Director, Simpson Spence and Young (Seaborne freight and coal & commodity trends)

Dianna Ridgway, Senior Vice President – Research, Doyle Trading Consultants (Trade policy) 

Lucas Pipes, Senior Vice President and Senior Analyst, FBR & Co. (investor analyst view - coal & railroad sectors)

11:30  11:45 a.m.  Break 

11:45 –  1:00 p.m.   Luncheon Address

Greg Walcher, President, Natural Resources Group, LLC
An author and natural resources policy expert, Greg will offer    entertaining insights on federal government policy issues related to coal & energy, natural resources, and the environment


1:00 –   1:30 p.m.   Break

1:30 –   2:30 p.m.   Session 2 - U.S. Coal Markets Perspectives

Emily Medine, Principal, Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc. (Coal markets outlook)

Bill Wolf, Vice President - Business and Market Analysis, John T. Boyd (PRB Markets study)


2:30 –   2:45 p.m.   Break

2:45 –   4:00 p.m.   Session 3 - Power and Policy Directions

Julien Dumoulin-Smith, Head of US Power, Utilities, and Alt Energy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (investor analyst view - power sector)

Paul Bailey, President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (coal fleet and electric grid reliability & resilience)


 4:00 p.m.                Conference  Adjourns