Event features an inward delegation from COFTEC (Chongqing)
and a keynote address by a senior UK Government Cabinet spokesperson.
Preceded and followed by visits to key projects and industries on 27 and 29 October and a reception on evening of 28 October 2009.
A one day conference hosted by The Rt Hon John Prescott MP to discuss the social, economic and regeneration opportunities and the climate change implications for the UK coal industry. Discussion will include increasing co-operation and investment opportunities between the North of England and industrial areas of China, the positive contribution of coal, latest & future techniques and knowledge exchange in the mining and burning of coal, government policy for the coal industry and coal communities, climate change issues, social issues and regeneration implications and considerations.
9:00am: Opening remarks by Prof Mike Hounslow,PVC for faculty of Engineering,Sheffield University
Introduction by Ken Greenfield, Vice Chairman, The Coalfield Regeneration Trust Welcome by The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Address by The Rt Hon John Prescott MP, Coal and the Global Economy Response by Mr Xaing Tao, Party Secretary, Wangsheng District, Chongqing
Exchange of gifts with Chinese VIPs
Session 1: Carbon Capture & Sequestration and Clean Coal and Coal Technologies
Speakers: Dr Stephen Brown, Programme Director, CO2Sense Yorkshire
Mr Grant Budge, Powerfuel plc, the 900MW IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) plant at Hatfield
11.00am Session 2: Commercial Coal Opportunities and the Existing and Future Coal Related Trade Opportunities for the Yorkshire and UK Plc
Speakers: Mr Giles Blackburne, CBBC / UKTI
Dr David Calvert, Hull University
Mrs He Jiangyu, COFTEC, Chongqing
Mr Xaing Tao, Party Secretary, Wangsheng District, Chongqing
14.00pm Session 3: Education, Training, Supply Chain and Knowledge Dissemination
Speakers: John Taylor, Doncaster College, Mining Safety and Training
Professor Lenny Koh, Sheffield University
15.15pm Session 4: Environment, Regional and Commercial Community Development
Speakers: Professor Steve Fothergill, Director of the Industrial
Sir Bob Kerslake, Chief Exec, Homes and Communities Agency
Teresa Hitchcock, Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP
16.45pm Q&A and closing remarks, future co-operation and enhancing relationships between the North of England and industrial areas of China, the "Northern Way" plan.
18.00pm to 20.00pm reception at The Master Cutler's Hall (for conference delegates and invited guests only). Dress code: lounge suits. Directions to Cutler's Hall click here
A visit to an industrialised housing scheme on a regenerated coalfield site, a Coalfield Regeneration Trust respite facility and a visit to the internationally acclaimed University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), a world-class facility is dedicated to developing the new, technology-driven solutions that help ensure UK manufacturing remains competitive in the world (see www.amrc.co.uk for more info) and other leading industries / facilities will take place on Oct 27 and Oct 29. To register your interest and for more information click here
Directions to the conference venue "The Edge" click here
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