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Timing is right for Sumatra Miner 2017

THE recent easing by Indonesia’s Central Government of raw material export bans to allow exports of nickel ore, bauxite and concentrates of other minerals under certain conditions along with improved prices for coal and most mineral commodities have resulted in optimism as well as a degree of uncertainty across the mining industry. The impacts of these developments mean that the timing of the fourth annual Sumatra Miner conference and exhibition on March 22 and 23 could not be better.

Both factors will have an effect on mining in Sumatra and the conference will enable participants to take a close look at the impacts and examine ways to ensure the region can more effectively exploit its natural resources for the benefit of all.

The fourth annual Sumatra Miner will be held at the Novotel Palembang Hotel in Palembang, South Sumatra and is organised by Mining Media International (MMI), publishers of The ASIA Miner and E&MJ Coal Age Indonesia and organisers of Coal Club Indonesia and Djakarta Mining Club. A Coal Club Indonesia networking event will be held on the evening of March 22 in conjunction with the conference.

Sumatra Miner, which is part of MMI’s Regional Technical Conference series, is also an opportunity to present new technologies and showcase their successful use in exploration, development and operational situations throughout the Asia Pacific.

With the emergence of a strong mining industry in the Asia Pacific, including in Indonesia, the conference aims to provide a scientific but practical platform to outline and discuss the use of new technologies and their application for target projects.

Sumatra is a resource-rich region, boasting coal, gold and copper, and MMI hopes that the conference and exhibition will assist the region to exploit these resources and others, and develop supporting infrastructure in a sustainable way that can benefit all inhabitants.

Conference program sessions include but are not limited to:

  • Project showcase;
  • Exploration solutions and innovations;
  • Regulatory environment;
  • Project investment and financing;
  • Mine design and planning;
  • Drilling and blasting;
  • Coal preparation and technology;
  • Mine mouth power plants;
  • Stockpile management;
  • Mineral processing;
  • Haulage and loading – infrastructure design and structure;
  • Railroad, transhipment and export terminals;
  • Occupational Health & Safety and local community engagement; and
  • Mine closure, waste management and reclamation, and rehabilitation.

Guest speakers include Titan Infra Energy’s Dasril Jailani, MNC Energy & Resources’ Humala Oloan, Coal Augering Services’ Ian Follington, Feluwa Pumpen GmbH’s Gerald Tychtl, Royal Haskoning DHV’s Ekke Oosterhuis, Signtegra’s Wilham Louhenapessy, Jinjiang Mining Fund’s Biao Chen, PT Agincourt Resources’ Tim Duffy, APBI-ICMA’s Hendra Sinadia, PT SMG Consultants’ David Wyllie and Road Technology Indonesia’s Mark Harakal. There will also be panel sessions during which participants will be encouraged to ask questions of the expert panellists.

Sponsors and supporters of the 2016 event were Coal Augering Services, PT Agincourt Resources, G-Resources, Sumatra Copper & Gold, PT Reswara Minergi Hartama, PT Road Technology Indonesia, NAUE, South Sumatra provincial government, Indonesian Mining Service Association (ASPINDO), Ministry of Energy and Resources, RHLBT (Green Mining). MMI expects a number of these businesses and organisations will again support the 2017 event.

MMI expects that Sumatra Miner 2017 will bring together more than 200 mining players, solution providers, government officials, community representatives and consultancies over the two days and encourages anyone associated with mining in Sumatra to attend.




Sumatra Miner 2017 will be held at the Novotel Palembang Hotel in South Sumatra on March 22 and 23.

Further information about the conference and exhibition is available from Dimas Abdillah ([email protected]) or Niema Lubis ([email protected]) in Indonesia or from Lanita Idrus ([email protected]) in Australia. The website for the event is www.sumatra-miner.com.

Mineral Processing 2017

Another event in MMI’s RTC series will be Mineral Processing 2017 on August 9 and 10 at the Westin Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. A similar event was held in 2016 and MMI was encouraged by the level of support as well as the expertise offered by the various speakers.

RTC Mineral Processing 2017 will enable participants to learn about the highest quality of mineral processing technologies and services to improve mining operations.

With a two-day conference and an industry dinner, the 2017 event will bring together government, decision makers, equipment & technology providers to facilitate an interactive learning and business opportunities.

Conference organisers are seeking presenters who can contribute to the development and growth of mineral processing in Indonesia. They welcome presentation submissions for the event along with sponsorship proposals. Contact Dimas Abdillah ([email protected]) or Niema Lubis ([email protected]) in Indonesia or Lanita Idrus ([email protected]) in Australia.

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