Our Agenda

10:00 AM-11.30 AM Inaugural Session: Alpha meter: How Green is my coal?
11.30 AM- 11.45 AM Tea Break
11.45 AM- 13.15 PM Plenary Session: Angle of repose: How big can (commercial) coal get?
13.15 PM-14.00 PM Lunch Break
14:00 PM-15:00 PM Session 3: Rubbing surface: Techno-commercial viability of India’s new coal projects
15.00 PM-15.30 PM Tea Break
15.30 PM- 16.45 PM Special Session: Supply outlook from India’s largest coal miner
16.45 PM-18.00 PM Session 5: Ultimate Analysis: Global coal market amidst energy shocks & Green wave
18:00 PM -18:30 PM Networking Break
18.30 PM-21.30 PM Awards Night & Cocktail Dinner
10:00 AM-11.15 AM Session 6: Crosscut: Country Focus: South Africa
11.15 AM- 11.30 PM Tea Break
11.30 AM-12:45 PM Session 7: Angle of dip: Changing share of coal in India’s power mix
12:45 PM-13.30 PM Lunch Break
13:30 PM-14:30 PM Session 8: Break Line: Coal woes easing in non-power sectors?
14:30 PM -14:45 PM Tea Break
14:45 PM-16.15 PM Session 9: Ground pressure: coal’s sustainability: Are we doing enough?

About the Indian Coal Markets Conference

These are exciting times for Indian coal! The country is all set to achieve the feat of 1 billion tons of production in the current year (FY24). And that’s only the beginning of a more exciting journey that lies ahead. Development of a coal spot exchange, exploring export possibilities, green mining, and implementation of CCUS and gasi­cation are but a few transformational changes the market is bracing for.

To capture the essence of these exciting times, mjunction services limited is going to organise the 17th Indian Coal Markets Conference at Taj Bengal in Kolkata on March 21-22, 2024.

Some key topics to be discussed in the conference this year:

  • Coal vs energy transition: how India plans to walk the middle path?
  • Is India doing enough to keep coal a sustainable proposition?
  • What will it take for large-scale adoption of CCUS in India?
  • Supply outlook and project updates from India’s biggest miners
  • What is the roadmap for India’s coal-based generation?
  • How will the coal exchange reshape the Indian coal market?
  • Will exchange-based trading debase the auctions market?
  • Can Railways cope with coal’s logistics requirements?
  • CIL’s initiatives to make coal buyers homeward-bound
  • How will the seaborne coal prices fare in 2024?
  • Can Asia sustain coal’s growth defying structural decline elsewhere?
  • Mid-term outlook on demand and prices for seaborne met coal market

Our Partners


Know Your Speakers

Vinaya Varma

MD & CEO, mjunction services limited

Amrit Lal Meena

Secretary, Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India

P M Prasad

Chairman, Coal India Ltd

B Veera Reddy

Director (Technical), CIL & CMD, CCL

Debasish Nanda

Director (Business Development), Coal India Ltd

Anil Kumar Pandey

MD, Jindal Power

M Raghu Ram

Member (Technical), Damodar Valley Corporation

Paul Baruya

Director - Strategy & Sustainability, FutureCoal Global Alliance

C N Singh

Executive Director, Jindal Power

Sariputta Mishra

Director & CEO, Odisha Coal and Power Ltd

Divyesh Kalan

CEO, Orevest

Shubham Goel

VP, SBI Caps

Om Prakash

Executive VP, Mines, Jindal Power

V K Arora

President, Indian Coal Merchants Association

Xavier Prevost

Chief Advisor, XMP Consulting

Anil Nachrani

President, Chattisgarh Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association

Saurabh Chaturvedi

Deputy Editor – Solid Fuels, Argus Media

Aditi Tiwari

Kallanish Commodities

Arnab Sinha

Founder & Chief Scientist, Novonanmek Material Sciences

Derek Langston

Global Head of Dry Cargo Research, Braemar plc, UK

Sanket Singh

Partner, Grant Thorton

Debarka Chakraborty

Principal Consultant, Dastur Group

Vaibhav Chakraborty

Editor, Global Thermal Coal, S&P Global

Dr Arghya Majumder

Director, School of Mines & Metallurgy, Kazi Nazrul University

Aadil Keshwani

Managing Director, John Finlay India Pvt Ltd.

Sanjib Rajderkar

Head, Upstream Business Finance & Coal Procurement, Hindalco

Ram Narayanan

Director (Market Development), Vedanta Ltd.

Dr Sanjay Kumar Gupta

CPO, Adani Group

Ashim K Mukherjee

Sr. Technical Advisor, Universal MEP Projects & Engineering Services

Dr. Peeyush Kumar

GM (BD), CIL and former OSD, Ministry of Coal


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FAQs for Indian Coal Markets Conference 2024

Indian Coal Markets Conference is being held at hotel Taj Bengal in Kolkata on March 21-22, 2024.

Taj Bengal hotel, located at 34-B, Belvedere Rd, Alipore, Kolkata 700027, is 45 minutes’ drive from the airport. The venue is opposite Alipore Zoological Gardens and close to Calcutta Race Course.

In case of any payment failure or difficulty faced in making online payment, please write immediately to info@indiancoalmarkets.com with a screenshot of the failed payment and your contact details.

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All cancellations must be received in writing by 10th March 2024 for a full refund, less 25% administrative charges. We cannot accept any verbal cancellations. Cancellations received after 10th March 2024 are liable for the full conference fee. However, substitutions can be sent to attend in your place at no extra charge. Registrations after 10th March 2024 are still liable for the full conference fee in case of cancellation. If owing to a force majeure, mjunction services ltd. is obliged to postpone or cancel the event, mjunction services ltd. will not be liable for any expenses incurred by delegates or their organisations. Badge swapping with other registered /non-registered delegates is against policy and will not be permitted. If they are found to be misused, attendance to the conference will be denied. In such cases no refund will be given. All disputes are subject to Kolkata jurisdiction only.