Special Events & Show Highlights
ICPC Opening Ceremony/Keynote Address
Monday, April 26 • 8:30am
All Coal Prep badged participants are invited to join the ICPC participants at their Opening Ceremony/Keynote Address. The Opening Ceremony will introduce the International Organizing Committee (IOC) and a Keynote Address, “The Global Coal Market” presented by Ernie L. Thrasher, a world renowned expert on international coal marketing and trading. This will be followed by presentations on the status of coal preparation in each of the major coal producing countries: Australia (Andrew Swanson); Canada (Ahmed Salama); China (Wang Xianzheng); Germany (Deter Ziaja); Hungary (Ljudmilla Bokanyi); India (Raj Sachdev); Poland (Wieslaw Blaschke); Russia (Yulius Rubinstein); South Africa (Kevin McMillan); Turkey (Gulhan Őzbayoğlu); Ukraine (Oleksandr Yegurnov); United Kingdom (Douglas Jenkinson); United States (Peter Bethell).
Recertification Annual Refresher Training for Impoundment Inspection Qualified Persons
Tuesday, April 27 • 1:00pm – 5:00pm
This course provides the 4-hour annual retraining requirements for Qualified Impoundment Inspectors (QII). Only individuals who have successfully completed the Initial Impoundment Inspection QualifiedPersons training should attend.
Tuesday, April 27 • 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Enjoy a cocktail, good food and music while networking with colleagues in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! Catch up with old friends, make new ones and exchange ideas.
A special thank you to our Tuesday Night Reception Sponsors:
NEW! Coal Prep Bookstore
Coal Prep, in partnership with Breakpoint Books – will be offering an extensive collection of authoritative books and other technical publications that cover the coal preparation and mining profession. This value-added component of the event will feature publications written by industry professionals and a comprehensive selection of books and technical journals ensure attendees’ can be fully informed about the latest technical developments, applications, trends, and standards.