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Faculty of Engineering

UK-Pakistan Coal Conference (UKPKCC) 2012
Tuesday 3 - Thursday 5 July 2012

Conference details

The conference is focused on key aspects of Pakistani coal utilisation including- combustion, power generation, coal mining and gasification.

Pakistan has a major shortage in power availability and that has an effect on economic and social development. Currently less than 1% of electricity is generated from coal in Pakistan and the Government has an aim to develop the 175 billion tonnes of coal that remains unexploited in Thar (Sindh) Pakistan. The Higher Education Commission, Pakistan and British Council in Pakistan are encouraging collaborative activity to improve knowledge within the relevant parties in Pakistan. This conference is focussed on connecting relevant people in Pakistan with experience in the UK (and beyond) in developing a modern coal and power generation industry in Pakistan.

Conference Objectives
- Increase academic collaboration between UK and Pakistan
- Encourage industrial contact with the UK to develop coal and power industries in Pakistan


This conference is sponsored by the following:

- British Council, Pakistan
- Higher Education Commission, Pakistan

- PIEAS, Pakistan
- University of Leeds, UK

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There will be a good mix of academic and industrial delegates both from the UK and Pakistan who have an interest in developing the industry. We plan about 21 speaker slots (15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions). The first slot in each session will be from an invited speaker. Some financial support is available to enable delegates from Pakistan to attend this conference sponsored by BC and HEC Pakistan.

Keynote Speakers

We aim at inviting keynote speakers from the UK and Pakistan to contribute in the main themes of the conference contributing to the conference objectives.

From Pakistan we envisage participation from UCG Thar Project, Engropower Ltd., Deep Rock Drilling, Geological Survey of Pakistan and Academia striving for coal utilization.


The conference will be hosted by the Energy, Technology and Innovation Initiative (ETII), at the city centre campus of the University of Leeds, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, UK, LS2 9JT.

How to Book

The residential conference fee of £250 (student fee £150) includes three nights bed and breakfast in en-suite university accommodation at Storm Jameson Court on campus (additional night’s accommodation is available at an extra charge), attendance at all the sessions, Book of Abstracts, refreshments, lunches, buffet dinner on Wednesday evening, and tours of Drax Power Station and UK National Mining Museum. There will also be an opportunity to tour the new Energy Building laboratories at the University of Leeds.

Some financial support is available to enable delegates from Pakistan to attend this conference sponsored by BC/HEC Pakistan. Keynote speakers will also be supported.

Bookings can be made via our Online Store or by manual registration form. Please see the links in the left hand column or contact the Secretariat:

Rachael Lawson

UKPKCC 2012 Secretariat
CPD, Conference & Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering
c/o Civil Engineering, Room 209
University of Leeds
T: + 44 (0)113 343 8104
F: + 44 (0)113 343 2511