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Australian Coal Insights Conference

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INFORMA Coal and Citigroup Investment Research present the Australian Coal Insights Conference. The event on the 28th and 29th September 2006 will be held in the Swissotel, the heart of Sydney's investment community, and will be the major Australian coal forum for 2006.

This year's event will address key issues including:

* The outlook for coking and thermal coal supply and demand in 2006/2007

* Infrastructure bottlenecks and regulation of ports and rail

* New mine developments and brownfield expansions in NSW and QLD

* Cost pressures on Australia's coal industry and their implications

* The commodity supercycle and the increasing role of hedge funds

* Review of the latest demand prospects from China and India and their economic outlook

* Presentations from Australia's up and coming independent coal producers

* Forecasts for freight rates

The event boasts an outstanding speaker faculty including:

* Alan Heap, Analyst, Global Commodity Research, Citigroup Investment Research

* Ian McAleese, Vice President - Corporate Development, Macarthur Coal

* Paul Jury, Managing Director, Resource Pacific Holdings Limited

* Annette Beacher, Director, Economic & Market Analysis, Citigroup Investment Research

* Keith Barker, Chief Executive Officer, Northern Energy

* Senior Representative, Gujarat Nre Coke Ltd

* Martin Oldfield, General Manager - Coal, Queensland Rail

* David Schenck, Dry Cargo Chartering, Simpson Spence & Young

* Bob Gallagher, Director (Coal Mining), IMC Consultants Pty Ltd

* Gary Cochrane, Managing Director, Resource Management International

This conference follows on from last year's very successful Feeding the Dragon Conference, and the annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference which are both organised by Informa and sponsored by Citigroup Investment Research.

For more information, or to receive a free brochure, please call our customer service department on +61(0)2 9080 4307, email registration@informa.com.au or visit our website on www.informa.com.au/Austcoal

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