2022 CAC Conference News Release “Canada’s Coal: On the Road to Energy Security”

Sep 15, 2022

2022 Conference to focus on “Canada’s Coal: On the Road to Energy Security”

EDMONTON, AB – As global infrastructure and energy demands continue to grow, coal remains a critical building block of our future. With an abundance of high-quality thermal and steelmaking coal in Canada, experts, and industry leaders from around the world will gather at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, from September 21 – 23 to discuss the state of the Canadian coal industry and what lies ahead.

The 2022 conference will focus on “Canada’s Coal: On the Road to Energy Security” and explore all components of the coal supply chain in Canada and why our product is critical for expanding populations around the world. Delegates will hear from a range of industry leaders, experts, and scholars throughout the three-day conference.

“This conference is the premier event for our members and for anyone involved in the Canadian coal industry. Our product is highly sought-after around the world and by bringing together representatives that span the full supply-chain, we can collectively chart a path forward which ensures a strong future for Canadian coal“ says Robin Campbell, President of the Coal Association of Canada.

The conference will kick off with a Technical Session presented in partnership with the Western Canadian Coal Society. General Sessions 1 – 4 on Thursday and Friday will cover topics from Canadian and international coal market analysis, coal transportation and logistics, project updates from Canadian steelmaking and thermal producers and developers, as well as government and regulatory perspectives on coal mining in Canada.

With more than 20 presenters this year, the conference will provide delegates with in-depth coverage of what is happening in the industry from a production to environmental perspective. A full listing and program are available at www.coal2022.ca.

Ernie L. Thrasher, CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Xcoal Energy & Resources, will also bring his more than 40 years of coal industry experience to the stage as keynote speaker.

Moderating the conference this year are two well-known figures in the Canadian and international industry. The Coal Association of Canada welcomes back Robert W. Bell, Chief Commercial Officer at Montem Resources, and joining him again this year will be Dr. Neil Bristow, Managing Director at H & W Worldwide Consulting Pty Ltd. Their decades of combined experience across the sector will encourage thorough discussions with all presenters.

The Awards Ceremony on Thursday evening will honour some of Canada’s most influential industry players. Robert W. Bell, Chief Commercial Officer at Montem Resources, and former CAC Chairperson will receive the 2022 Award of Distinction, the Associations highest honour. Mr. Bell has been instrumental in strengthening Canada’s position in the global market.

The coal industry is a critical component of the Canadian economy and is in demand around the world. Canada’s high-grade steelmaking and thermal coal combined with first-rate infrastructure and transportation for getting our coal to market makes Canadian coal a cost-effective solution and attractive jurisdiction for this valuable and critical resource.

Additional information on the full conference program and speakers can be viewed at www.coal2022.ca.




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For more information:

Robin Campbell
Coal Association of Canada
(780) 757 9488