2017 Agenda

Decision Making in an Uncertain Market

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Conference Registration  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6:30 AM – 11:00 AM Fishing Tournament  
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Golf Tournament registration  
8:30 AM Golf Tournament Shotgun Start  
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Other Networking Activities  
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Conference Registration  
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Welcome Reception / Registration at Reception  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

7:00 AM – 2:00 PM Conference Registration  
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast  
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Visit Exhibit Room

  • AIL Mining
  • FIS Energy
 
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM General Session  
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM Introduction of the EFBC Committee
Eric Walters
Director of Business, Fuels, and Power Operations
Gainesville Regional Utilities
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8:35 AM – 8:45 AM Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks
Edward Bielarski, Jr.
General Manager
Gainesville Regional Utilities
8:45 AM – 8:50 AM Moderator:
Jim Thompson
Director
IHS Coal and IHS Coal Markets Expert
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8:50 AM – 9:35 AM Keynote: Moving Forward
Fredrik J. Eliasson
President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
CSX
9:35 AM – 10:20 AM Current Challenges for Coal-Fired Generation in the IPP Space
Robert R. Hardman
Vice President, Fuel Supply
Dynergy, Inc.
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10:20 AM – 10:45 AM Refreshment Break  
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM The Five C’s: Coal, Capital, Costs, Consolidation and Competition- Where to Now
Paul Vining
CEO of Cline Group LLC
President of Foresight Reserves LP
CEO of Cutlass Collieries LLC
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Coking Coal: Let the Good Times Roll?
Ted O’Brien
Xcoal Energy & Resources
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12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Town Hall with the EPA
Mandy Gunasekara
Senior Policy Advisor
Environmental Protection Agency
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12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Interactive Q&A Session
Moderated by Jim Thompson
 
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Lunch  
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM Breakout Session
Illinois Basin Supply and Demand
John Hanou
President
Hanou Energy Consulting, LLC
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Refreshment Break  
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Visit Exhibit Room and Networking

  • AIL Mining
  • FIS Energy
 
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Dinner at Shipwreck Beach  

Friday, May 5, 2017

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Conference Registration  
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast  
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM Visit Exhibit Room

  • AIL Mining
  • FIS Energy
 
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session  
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Comments & Announcements
Jim Thompson
Director
IHS Coal and IHS Coal Markets Experts
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9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Awards  
9:30 AM — 10:15 AM What A Difference A Year Makes: The Future of the Clean Power Plan and Regulation of GHGs from Power Plants
Allison Wood
Partner
Hunton & Williams LLP
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  Drawing
Must be present to win.
 
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM US Coal Markets 2017 — The New Normal?
Seth Schwartz
President
Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc
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  Drawing
Must be present to win.
 
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Refreshment Break