(EnergyAsia, April 9, Thursday) — The ‘15th Coaltrans Asia’ event will be held at the Bali International Convention Centre in Indonesia from June 1 to 3.

The conference will feature keynote speeches by government officials including Indonesia’s minister of energy and mineral resources Purnomo Yusgiantoro, governor for East Kalimantan Awang Faroek Ishak, and director general for mineral resources, coal and geothermal affairs Bambang Setiawan.

The conference will address topics on the coal markets and regulations in Indonesia, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong and China, the importance of coal in the global energy markets, sustainability, the global crisis and its impact on the coal markets, price drivers and global supply and demand balance.

Speakers will also discuss coal quality in Asian power plants, advantages of coal drying, mining operations and economics stream, the principles of JORC, exploration requirements under JORC, bank financing for mine development, coal loading options and coking opportunities in Indonesia, the characteristics of coking coal, and coal mining investments.

Other topics include reconfiguration contract mining, electrifying mine sites, exploration and production of coal bed methane, increasing coal recovery, fuel management, freight markets, logistics and infrastructure, shipping markets, mine and port infrastructure development, financing and investment options, project and export finance, trading and risk management, futures and swaps, and coal supply contracts.

The conference will also provide an overview of acceptability of low-rank coal in power plants, and an update on cabotage regulations.

Speakers include Fahmi Mochtar (PT PLN), Scott Merrillees and Geoff Clear (ANZ Bank), Richard A. Navarre (Peabody Energy), Katsuji Noda (Chubu Energy Trading), Bob Kamandanu (PT Berau Coal), James Carter (Straits Asia Resources), Bill Graybeal (CC Carbon), Pierre Joubert (Macquarie Capital), Lars Schernikau (IMT International Mining & Trading AG), James Booker (Paiton Energy), Luke Devine (Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners), Mark Earley (Wood Mackenzie Ltd), Russell Neil  (PT Bayan Resources), Herlan Siagian (Bumi Resources), 

David Heap (Tanito Coal), Supriyadi (PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam (Persero)),  Aphimuk Taifayongvichit (PT Indo Tambangraya Megah Tbk (Banpu)), Harry Trimulyadi (PT Kideco Jaya Agung), Alastair Grant (PT Adaro), John Devon (Marston), Martin Bloemendal (Energy Edge Ltd), Masataka Furukawa (Mitsui & Co), A. Lakshminarayana (Coal & Oil Group), Juan Arnel Mondonedo (Fuel and Raw Materials Corporation (FARM)),  John Fu (Wood Mackenzie Ltd), Edward Chiu (CLP), Bart Lucarelli (LP Power Consultants Ltd), Eiichiro Makino (Sojitz Corporation), Jeff Morris (Heyl & Patterson Inc),  

Jason Feer (Argus Media Group), Anthony Collins (Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)), Patrick Markey (globalCOAL), Sacha Winzenried (PricewaterhouseCoopers), James Shedd (Indo Mining Services), Rick Beckmann (Brigitta I. Rahayoe & Syamsuddin/Deacons), Keith Whitchurch (PT SMG Consultants), James Brown (PT Minvest Indonesia), Jim Dracopoulos (Corporate & Resources Consultants), David Barnes (Deutsche Bank AG), Roy Olsen (PT Thiess Contractors Indonesia), Micky Hehuwat (PT Petrosea Tbk), Ahmadi Hadibroto (KPMG Hadibroto), Bob King (Bob King & Associates), Peter Smart  (Sinclair Knight Mertz), Steve van Barneveld (Sedgman Coal), Stephen Birrell (Mining Industry Resources), Tim Moore (Arrow Energy), Phillip Williams (Baltic Exchange),  Tony Pegum (Braemar), Jon Vassella (PT Mitra Bahtera SegaraSejati), 

Peter van der Hulst (Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractor), Ben Lawson (PT Motus Gemilang), Eugene Poray (Bayan), James Bryson (HB Capital Partners), Ali Abbas Alam (Credit Suisse), Dan Poller (NorthStar Pacific), Arthur Simatupang (PT Adimitra Baratama Nusantara), Paul Mulder (Hancock Prospecting), Ken Allan (PT Renaissance Capital), Gordon Gormley (SouthGobi Energy Resources), Naveen Chandralal (Middle East Coal), Dan Poller (Northstar Pacific), Chris Neidow (JP Morgan), Patrick Markey (globalCOAL), and Simon Davidson and Alastair Duffield (Holman Fenwick & Willan).

The conference will feature a complimentary tutorial on Indonesia’s new mining law passed in January to replace the 1967 mining law. The tutorial aims to provide delegates with an understanding of the law. The tutorial, led by senior foreign legal consultant Gregory Ranslam of Makarim & Tiara S, will analyse the key features of the new law, its implications on current mining operations in the country as well as other outstanding issues.

‘15th Coaltrans Asia’ is organised by Coaltrans Conferences. For more information on this event, please contact Admin@EnergyAsia.com.