Met Coke World Summit

Pittsburgh, PA
Tuesday, 13 October 2009

We missed you at Met Coke 09!  Click below to purchase your copy of the proceedings which include the presentations from more than 20 expert speakers, and exhibitor, media partner and sponsor information.

About the conference
Met Coke 2009 in the news!

Wednesday, October 14th- "Experts say coke ovens getting cleaner" Pittsburgh Tribune Review- Joe Napsha

Thursday, October 15th- "U.S. Steel CEO unsure on restart of coke plant work" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette- Len Boselovic

Thursday, October 15th- "Demand for steel, coke, coal heat up with inventories at low" Pittsburgh Tribune Review- Joe Napsha

Reviews from Met Coke 2009                                                                              
  • "Simply the best platform for being on top of the Met Coke industry." 
    Dr. Ashwani Ahuja, Global Coke Ltd.
  • "Good forum for general market outlook and technology trends."
    Lauren Keating, US Steel
  • "Excellent opportunity to meet with suppliers of the industry." 
    Doug Henry, AK Steel Corporation
  • "This is the 3rd Met Coke World Summit that I have attended and by far the most informative to date.  Excellent line-up of speakers providing meaningful information."  Stan Houser, Intertek

Met Coke World Summit is the premier industry event focused on current trends impacting the global metallurgical coke industry! 

The 13th annual Met Coke World Summit 2009 conference featured:
  • Hard hitting agenda featuring over 21 expert speakers 
  • Town hall meeting and forum featuring
    • John Surma, Chairman and CEO, U.S. STEEL
    • Joseph Carrabba, President & CEO , CLIFFS NATURAL RESOURCES
    • Michael Thomson, President, SUNCOKE ENERGY
    • Pre-conference seminar on coke making for the twenty first century by seminar leader, Hope Huntington of Clark’s Coal & Coke Laboratory
  • Over 200 industry participants in attendance with many sponsored and catered networking functions

Content tailored to address current challenges...
While the metallurgical coke and coal sector has been recently challenged by global market volatility, there are signs of recovery. 2009 is shaping to up to be a pivotal year of discovery, assessment, and planning for an industry that has undergone many challenges and setbacks. With the guidance of conference co-chairs Andrew Aloe of Vistage International and Hardarshan Valia of Coal Science, Inc, the 13th annual Met Coke World Summit 2009 has been organized to address challenging issues facing industry and provide competitive intelligence to help you navigate the current economic climate. 

Conference chairs and speaker line-up

Andrew Aloe
Vistage International
Hardarshan Valia
Coal Science, Inc

Advisory committee includes:

Neil Bristow, former Chief Analyst of Carbon Steel Materials at BHP Billiton
Ernie Thrasher, Xcoal Energy & Resources
Ashwani Ahuja, Global Coke Pvt. LTD

Expert speaker lineup:

John Surma, Chairman and CEO, U.S. STEEL, US

Joseph Carrabba, President & CEO, CLEVELAND-CLIFFS, US

Michael Thomson, President, SUNCOKE ENERGY, US

Tim MurphyUS Congressman, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, US (tentative)

Ronnie Cecil, Senior Consultant, CRU INTERNATIONAL, United Kingdom 

Andrew Jones, Analyst, RESOURCE-NET, Belgium

Becky Hites, Managing Partner, WORLD STEEL DYNAMICS, US

James Moss, Partner, FIRST RIVER, US

Robin Masters, Vice President – Dry Cargo Chartering, SSY, US

Jacek Rozek, Sales and Marketing Director, WEGLOHUT CO, Poland


Ernie Thrasher, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, XCOAL ENERGY & RESOURCES, US

Jim Truman, Coal Market Analyst, HILL & ASSOCIATES, US


Ashwani Ahuja, Director, GLOBAL COKE PVT., India

Ernie Goffi, Regional Business Director, FOSBEL, US

Art Gommers, President, INTERAMERICAN COAL & COKE, Colombia

Hyun-Soo Kim, Assistant Manager, POSCO, South Korea

Jay Agarwal, Vice President, CRA INTERNATIONAL, US

Yasmin Brown, Senior Consultant, JACOBS CONSULTANCY, US

Who was there?

Here is a sample of some of the companies registered to attend

AEP River Operations

AK Steel
Alpha Coal Sales Co LLC

American Coke & Coal Chemicals Institute

American Metal Market

Andrew S. McCreath & Son, Inc.

Beemsterboer Slag Corp
Beijing Sino-Steel Industry & Trade Group Corporation
Bognar and Co. Inc
C.I. Carbocoque S A
Canadian Pacific Railway
Carbones Suramericanos S.A.
Charles River Associates
Clark Laboratories, LLC
Cliffs Natural Resources
Coal Science Inc
Compass Point Resources LLC
Consol Energy Inc
Corsa Capital Ltd
CRU Analysis
CSX Transportation
Donetsk Nat'l Tech. University
DTE Energy

Duferco Steel Inc
Duquesne Capital Management, LLC

EJ Hodder and Associates Inc
Energy Publishing
Energy Ventures Analysis
Eramet Marietta, Inc

Essar Steel Algoma Inc.

Felman Production Inc.
First River Consulting
GAP Consulting LLC
Gen'l Nice Resources (Hong Kong) Ltd
Gen'l Nice Resources (India) Ltd
Giprokoks Institute
GrafTech International Holdings, Inc

Haggerty Energy Consulting
Hatch Associates
Hickman Williams & Co
Highfields Capital
Hill & Associates
Hiller Group Inc
Hunza Coal Ltda 
Hwange Colliery Company Ltd
Icon Resources / Long Canyon Coal
IMR Limited
Integrity Coal Sales

Interamerican Coal & Coke S.A.
International Ferro Metals SA (Pty) Ltd


Ion Carbon & Minerals LLC

Jacobs Consultancy
JG Jr Consulting and Associates
John T. Boyd Company
KeyBanc Capital Markets

Logan & Kanawha Coal Co., LLC

Longbow Research

Mantria Industries

Marubeni Canada Ltd.
Mechel Bluestone
Mechel Carbon AG
Met Coke Consultants
Mid-Continent Coal and Coke Company
Ministry of Coal Industry of Ukraine
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Mitsubishi International Corp
New Concepts inc
Nippon Coke & Engineering USA

Nippon Steel USA Inc
Norfolk Southern Corp

Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC

Patriot Coal Sales LLC
Raw Material Services

Reading Anthracite Company

RES Fuel
River Hill Coal Company
Scantech International
Shanxi Coke Group International Trade Co Ltd
Sinosteel Refractory Co Ltd
SGS North America, Inc.

SSY - New York
St Lawrence Stevedoring
Steel Business Briefing

Sumitomo Corporation
SunCoke Energy
Taggart Global LLC
Teck Coal Limited

The Resource Development Company Ltd

ThyssenKrupp Materials N.A., Inc.
Tonawanda Coke Corporation
Transcor Coke, LLC

Traxys North America LLC
U. S. Steel
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Uhde Corporation
Uhde Services GmbH
United States Steel Corporation
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Foundry and Mfg Corp
USG Corporation
Vistage International
Walter Coke Inc
World Steel Dynamics
Xcoal Energy & Resources



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    600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
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