LEATHERHEAD, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The leading coke, coal and steel players will be sharing their insights at the Eurocoke Summit 2013, scheduled for 23-25 April at the Galaxy Hotel in Krakow, Poland. ThyssenKrupp, Koksownia Przyjazn, India’s Ministry of Steel, CRU, Platts and many others will be presenting at this 8th annual conference and exhibition. The Eurocoke Summit 2013 will focus heavily on perspectives from plant managers and address issues of cost control, regulations, operations, markets and worldwide projects that have a downstream impact on the entire supply chain.
"Poland - the world's biggest exporter of coke – will be a fitting location for producers and suppliers of coke, coal and steel; associations, consultants and investors; equipment and related materials suppliers; and dealers, traders and brokers to discuss global supply and demand trends and process efficiencies that will reduce the cost of doing business," said Andrew Smaha, conference director at Smithers Apex. "Offering an international perspective – North America, Europe and Asia are all represented on this year’s agenda – for an international audience, this edition of the Eurocoke Summit is a must-attend for anyone looking to absorb best practices in coke plant operations and management in order to boost their bottom line in today’s unpredictable economy.”
First the first time ever, the Eurocoke Summit 2013 agenda will feature multiple keynote presentations. Opening the program on the evening of 23 April, delegates will hear from Mike Barkdoll, VP, Forest Vue Research LLC and Viktor Stiskala, Senior Manager for Coal and Coke, Competence Center Metallurgy, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, as they lay the foundation for 3 days of profit-focused content. Peter Liszio, Manager Schwelgern Coke Plant of ThyssenKrupp, who manages the biggest coke ovens worldwide in operation in 2013 will follow by sharing his experiences from his decade of hands-on management. Later in the program, Franz-Josef Schuecker, Head of Coke Oven Machines Department, Coke Plant Technologies, ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH will deliver the second keynote on the state of the art oven machines of the new battery installed at U.S. Steel in Clairton, Pennsylvania, USA.
Other organizations joining them on the 2013 program include CRU; H&W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal; John M. Henderson; Koksownia Przyjazn Sp. z o. o.; Ministry of Steel, Government of India; Platts; Polski Koks S.A.; Resource-Net; Schalker Eisenhütte Maschinenfabrik GmbH; Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research at Virginia Tech; voestalpine Stahl GmbH; and Westbrook Thermal Technologies to name a few.
Outside of the conference sessions, the Eurocoke Summit 2013 will offer attendees the opportunity for in-depth sessions on cokemaking and blast furnace operation and to view coke plant operations firsthand. On Tuesday, 23 April, the Summit will host two pre-conference seminars covering the Principles of Cokemaking (Ingomar Koehler, PROCOMCO) and Coal and Blend Selection, Coke Properties and the role in Blast Furnace Operation (Jorge Caldeira, Jellinbah Group). Immediately following this year’s Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to tour either the Koksownia Przyjazn coke plant to view top charging batteries or the Czestochowa Nowa coke plant to view stamp charging batteries.
About Smithers Apex
Smithers Apex, formerly known as IntertechPira, is a global business that provides events, market research, publications and strategic and technical consulting to an expanding list of niche, emerging and high growth industries, including the coke, coal and steel industries. Market coverage also includes the home and personal care; lighting, imaging and displays; plastic electronics and the alternative energy industries. For more information about Smithers Apex, please visit www.smithersapex.com.