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ThyssenKrupp, voestalpine, Polski Koks, and More Headline Smithers Apex’s Eurocoke Summit



  ThyssenKrupp, voestalpine, Polski Koks, and More Headline Smithers Apex’s
  Eurocoke Summit

       9^th annual Conference heads to Krakow, Poland 23-25 April 2013

Eurocoke Summit 2013

Business Wire

LEATHERHEAD, United Kingdom -- January 16, 2013

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 8^th 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.

For more information on the Eurocoke Summit 2013, visit www.eurocokesummit.com
or visit the conference LinkedIn page.

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.

Contact:

Smithers Apex
Danielle Marks, +1-207-781-9637
dmarks@smithers.com
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