Agenda Announced for Met Coke 2009 - The World's Largest Metallurgical Coke and Coal Event

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Over 200 leading industry executives expected to attend conference Tuesday, October 13- Thursday, October 15 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Met Coke 2009 is the premier industry event focused on current trends impacting the global metallurgical coke industry

IntertechPira is proud to announce the full agenda for Met Coke 2009, taking place Tuesday, October 13 through Thursday, October 15, 2009 at the Hilton Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This three-day conference will focus on identifying new strategies for competing in the changed marketplace for the coke and coal industry, and provide updates and insights from renowned industry experts.

"Met Coke 2009 is the premier industry event focused on current trends impacting the global metallurgical coke industry," said Christopher Smith, conference producer for IntertechPira. "This year features an incredible agenda thanks to our chairs Andrew Aloe of Vistage International and Dr. Hardarshan Valia of Coal Science. In addition to our impressive line-up of speakers and presenters, we expect more than 200 leading industry executives to attend and will offer numerous networking opportunities."

This year's conference will feature presentations from the leaders in the industry including: Brett Harvey, President & CEO, Consol Energy; John Surma, Chairman and CEO, U.S. Steel; Joseph Carrabba, President & CEO, Cliffs Natural Resources; Michael Thomson, President, Suncoke Energy; and Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA-18) (tentative).

Attendees will also hear from Cru International, Resource-Net, World Steel Dynamics, First River, SSY, Weglohut, Energy Ventures Analysis, Xcoal Energy & Resources, Hill & Associates, Beijing Sino-Steel Industry & Trade Group Corporation (SSIT), Global Coke PVT., FOSBEL, Interamerican Coal & Coke, POSCA, Charles River Associates and Jacobs Consultancy. "Met Coke 2009" will also feature a pre-conference seminar on "Cokemaking for the 21st Century" with Hope Huntington of Clark Laboratories, LLC.

To view the complete agenda for "Met Coke 2009" or to attend the conference, visit or contact Brian Santos at (207) 781-9618.

About IntertechPira
IntertechPira provides events, training, online information and publications across a wide range of niche commodities and disruptive technologies affecting industry. Our 100% independent products are provided globally 24/7 and delivered by teams of independent experts at sites in Portland, Maine, US and London, UK through 20 specialized industrial platforms. Our core competencies are information on: research and product development; globalization and new markets; production methods; regulatory and compliance.


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