Seminars, Conferences & Exhibitions
Coal - Coal

IV international annual conference CIS Coal 2008, March 13-14, 2008, Alushta, Crimea, Ukraine


"CIS Coal 2008": Conference documentation

Program of the conference
List of participants
Conference paper (pdf-version)
Audio Recording
Conference photos
Registration for purchase conference's materials

“CIS coal 2008”: facts, events, summaries

Main themes of the conference

- energy coal market
- coke and coking coal markets
- coal transportation
- technologies, equipment, quality

Participants: 322 delegates from206 companies, representing 20 countries

Working program: 5 sessions, 20 reports (speeches);

Novelty - negotiations in the conference offices:

Representatives of Seversteel-Resurs, Evraz-Resurs, Donetslsteel MZ, DTEK, Cargill managed more then 90 meetings with the delegates of the conference

Key factors and trends of 2008, discussed at the conference:
  • high demand and prices for energy raw materials, forecast - steady growth
  • swift rise in coking coal prices, forecast- prices will continue to grow
  • growth in freight rates and rail road transportation rates, market demand taking over infrastructure possibilities, forecast – freight owners will have to increase transportation expenses.
  • most discussed thesis: prices for pig iron and steel will reach its high point in 2008, in 2009-2010 we should expect stabilization on the markets of steel and raw materials.



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