Grundy, Va. and Charleston, W.Va.: The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association released its lineup of speakers, agenda, and theme for its annual conference, which is set for September 26-28, 2021, at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia.
“This year’s title for our conference, Met Coal: The Path Forward, reinforces the vision our founding members have for the industry,” said Ben Beakes, president of the MCPA. “Each has shifted production more toward metallurgical coal and formed the MCPA to highlight the opportunities steel-making coal brings to our region.”
This year’s conference attendees will gain insights from leaders in the steel and metallurgical coal industries as well as related markets. “The program lineup consists of the industry’s top leaders. From the mine to steel products, in one setting attendees will be exposed to the latest news and trends related to metallurgical coal and the products it makes possible,” said Beakes.
Sunday, September 26th
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Opening Dinner
Speaker: Ben Beakes, President of MCPA “Let’s talk about met coal.”
Monday, September 27th
8:00 – 12:00 p.m. Opening Session
Speakers: David Stetson, Alpha Metallurgical Resources
John Schroder, United Coal Company (Metinvest)
Jeff Bitzer, Coronado Coal
More than Energy
Speaker: Bill Murray, Dominion Energy
Met Coal and Related Markets
Speakers: Kevin Dempsey, American Iron & Steel Institute
Finn Host, Riverside Shipping
Matthew Lester, Sun Coke
Adam Longson, CSX
Speaker: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R, W.Va.)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Golf Scramble
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, September 28th
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session II
States of Affairs
Speakers: Clark Lewis, Troutman Pepper, Virginia’s Political Outlook
Ben Beakes, West Virginia’s Political Outlook
Brooks Smith, Troutman Pepper, Environmental Outlook
Met Coal Financial Outlook
Speakers: Dan Chu, Jefferies Group
Ernie Thrasher, XCoal Energy & Resources
Lucas Pipes, B. Riley Securities
General Counsel Committee Breakout Session
Speakers: Roger Nicholson, Alpha Metallurgical Resources
Paul Konstanty, United Coal Company
12:30 p.m. Adjourn
In addition to the released agenda, elected officials from West Virginia and Virginia will address the attendees. Social activities are also planned. Contact Barbara Altizer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Visit www.metcoalproducers.com/events to register for the annual conference.
The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association is a non-profit trade organization made up of metallurgical coal producers in Central Appalachia and those who support our producing members’ operations. The four coal producers are: Alpha Metallurgical Resources (formerly Contura Energy)., Coronado Coal LLC, United Coal Company LLC (a subsidiary of Metinvest Group), and RAMACO Resources, Inc. Its mission is to advance the opportunities of the metallurgical coal industry through advocacy, education, and outreach primarily in Virginia and West Virginia.