(EnergyAsia, March 30, Monday) —  ‘Coaltrans China’, said to be the leading conference for the world’s largest coal industry, will be held at the Sofitel Wanda Hotel in Beijing, China on April 20 and 21.

Speakers will analyse the uncertainties and opportunities in China’s coal industry, development strategies, regulations and policies for coal and coal-to-chemicals markets, the demand for seaborne coal, coal production and availability for the domestic market.

Other topics discussed include investment opportunities with local power developers, strategies to develop and expand production, impacts of the economic climate on energy investments, power demand outlook, pricing challenges for China’s power producers, and China’s role as a coal supplier.

The conference will also look at the production and demand of steel, challenges for China’s steel producers, freight, metallurgical coal, coking coal, Australia’s supply of coking coal, developments in Mongolian coking coal production, Canadian exports to Asia, new technologies as well as strategic investments.

The speakers include Jiang Zhimin (CNCA), Zhao Xiaoping (National Energy Administration), Hou Shiguo (Ministry of Industry and Information Promotion), Arthur Kroeber (Dragonomics Research & Advisory), Tayeb Tahir (Peabody China), Wang An (China National Coal Group Corporation), Ling Wen (Shenhua Holding Company), Wu Yongping (Datong Coal Mine Group), Joe Zhang (UBS AG).

Wang Yonggan (China Federation of Power Electricity Enterprises), Christopher S. Huang (Morgan Stanley), Deng Jianling (China Huadian Group), Hartono Widjaja (Banpu Group), Alexander Latzer (Merrill Lynch), Li Dan (Sinosteel), Gene Wusaty (SouthGobi Energy Resources Limited), Brian Ricketts (International Energy Agency), Jiang Hong Da (Simpson Spence & Young Shanghai Co), Yijun Chang (Shanxi Fenwei Energy Consulting), and Sacha Winzenried (PricewaterhouseCoopers).

CNCA vice president Pu Hongjiu will be delivering the opening keynote speech on regulation and the economy.

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