Sumatra Miner Conference 2017

22 Mar 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
Novotel Palembang Hotel, Indonesia

Event Overview

The 4th Sumatra Miner – Mining Conference

Sumatra Miner 2017 will examine the mining industry in Indonesia and exclusively about Sumatra resources including Coal, Gold, Copper and other resources. This conference would discuss insight the game changers in Sumatra Mining in 2017. What are investor appetites and risk factors on mining projects? What are key considerations of investing on mining projects in Sumatra? and What is the outlook of mining infrastructures?

Conference program sessions include but are not limited to :

  • Project Showcase
  • Exploration Solutions Innovations
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Project Investment and Financing
  • Mine Design and Planning
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Coal Preparation and Technology
  • Mine Mouth Power Plant
  • Stockpile Management
  • Mineral Processing
  • Haulage and Loading – Infrastructure Design and Structure
  • Railroad, Transhipment and Export Terminals
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Local Community Engagement
  • Mini Closure, Waste Management and Reclamation and Rehabilitation


Agenda Overview

Wednesday – March 22, 2017

08.00 - 09.00        Registration and Morning Coffee

09.00 - 09.15        Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Ben Lawson, Chief Operating Officer, PT. Sanaman Coal and Vice Chairman, Djakarta Mining Club and Coal Club Indonesia

 09.15 - 09.45        KEYNOTE : The Future Source of Sumatra Mining

  • Regulatory update on mining industry in South Sumatra: How to accelerate the development of mining industry?
  • South Sumatera coal potential outlook
  • How Sumatra can be a frontier in mining sector?

 By Robert Heri, Head of Department Of Energy and Mineral Resources, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia

09.45 – 10.15       KEYNOTE : Current Mining Policy Updates

By Sri Raharjo, Director of Mineral and Coal Program Supervision, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources

10.15 - 10.45        SESSION 1 : New Investment Regulation and Its Impact on Mining Sector

By Sri Endang Novitasari, Head of Sub Directorate Prime Sector, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)

10.45 - 11.00        Refreshment Break

11.00 - 12.00        SESSION 2 : Gold Mining Project Outlook in Sumatra

Opportunities of gold mining investment in Sumatra is still very large considering the attractiveness of gold price, the opportunity of the new discovery and the development of processing technology.

  • What are the current incentives for new comer in gold mining?
  • What are prospect of gold mining in 2017?
  • Updated policies on gold mining: What is the main concern?
  • Logistic challenges

Speakers :

Tim Duffy, President Director, PT. Agincourt Resources

Adi Sjoekri, Director, Sumatra Copper and Gold

12.00 - 13.00        Networking Lunch

13.00 - 14.30        SESSION 3 : Mineral Exploration, Design and Planning

Tunnel Support Design with Finite Element Analysis

By Wilham G. Louhenapessy PhD, President Director, SIGNTEGRA

Transport of Minerals - Options Versus Efficiencies

By Gerald Tychtl, Director South East Asia, FELUWA

Why should I use non-linear estimation technics?

By Keith Whitchurch, President Director, PT. SMG Consultants Indonesia and Johann Dangin, Manager – Asia Pacific, Geovariances

14.30 - 14.45        Refreshment Break

14.45 - 15.45        SESSION 4 : One Belt and One Road (OBOR)

"One Belt" refers to the Silk Road Economic Belt, which begins in Xi'an in northwest China before stretching west through Urumqi to Central Asia. The road "then goes to northern Iran before swinging west through Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. From Istanbul, it crosses the Bosphorus Strait and heads northwest through Europe, including Germany and Netherlands. It then heads south to Venice, Italy”.

The other part of the plan is the so-called 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, which begins in southern China and heads to the Malacca Strait in Southeast Asia. It then goes to include countries such as India and Kenya. The Maritime Silk Road moves on north to enter into the Red Sea and the Mediterranean through Horn of Africa. It meets the land-based Silk Road in Venice.

  • Role of Southeast Asia or ASEAN in OBOR Initiative
  • How does Indonesia participate in OBOR and share the growth?
  • What's the opportunities for Indonesian mining industry and which sector would get chance first?
  • How would Indonesian infrastructure network fit in OBOR and get financing?

Speakers :

Biao Chen, Managing Partner, Jinjiang Mining Fund

Wahyu Prasetiyo, Vice Project Manager Smelter, Hanking Industrial Group

15.45 – 16.15        SESSION 5 : Tin Project Outlook in Sumatra

By Muhammad Rizki, Operational Director, PT. Timah

18.00 – 21.00        Industry Networking Dinner by Coal Club Indonesia


Thursday – March 23, 2017

08.30 - 09.00        Morning Coffee

09.00 - 10.30        SESSION 6 : Mining Logistic in Sumatra - Outlook and Trend

Lack of Infrastructure such as coal hauling and port in Sumatera has long become obstacles to unlock the mining potential in the island. Some regulations from local government are prohibiting using public road to transport the mining commodities. In the meantime, local administrations strongly accommodates with investors for build infrastructure facilities, from railway, river transportation and hauling road as well as to develop technology on utilization of low rank coal from coal liquefactions, upgrading, coal gasification.

  • The planned mining infrastructure facilities to be built in 2017
  • What are the opportunities and challenges?
  • Infrastructure Bottleneck in Sumatra
  • How to secure efficient transportation of coal from mine to power plant?
  • Licensing issues relating to railway projects

Speakers :

Amir Faisol, President Director, PT. Bukit Asam Transpacific Railways

Ekke Oosterhuis, Project Manager, Royal HaskoningDHV

Bob Scouller, Project Manager, Royal HaskoningDHV

Joko Kus Sulistyoko, Director, PT. Musi Mitra Jaya and Sriwijaya Bara Logistic

10.30 - 10.45        Refreshment Break

10.45 – 11.15        SESSION 7 : Opportunity for New Mining Investors in Sumatra Area - Challenges and Strategies to Develop Coal Mining Project in South Sumatra

By Hendra Sinadia, Deputy Executive Director, Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI)

11.15 - 12.15        SESSION 8 : Mine Design, Planning and Optimization

The Application of Modern Auger Mining to Reduce Final Rehabilitation Costs and Maximise Reserve Recovery in Indonesia Coal Mines

By Ian Follington, Director, Coal Augering Services

Using Real Time Slope Stability Radar as Part of Mining Optimization Practice

By Rachmat Musa, Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Asia Region, GroundProbe

12.15 - 13.15       Networking Lunch

13.15 - 14.30        SESSION 9 : Developing Coal Potential in Sumatra

Sumatra is expected to be the future source of coal, mostly low to medium rank coal that would be used to generate the power plant. A number of coal players have set target to ramp up production in 2017 as demand for coal from Sumatra is also expected both for domestic and overseas markets, especially in Southeast Asia countries.

  • What are the opportunities and challenges in ramping up the output?
  • The potential of Sumatra coal for domestic market
  • Potential of importing coal from Sumatra. What is the share of ASEAN countries?

Speakers :

Dasril Jailani, Chief Operating Officer, PT. Titan Infra Energy

Humala Oloan, Operational Director, PT. MNC Energy & Resources  

Slamet Haryadi, President Director, PT. Mifa Bersaudara

14:30 - 15.00        SESSION 10 : Coal-Fired Power Plant Outlooks in Sumatra -  What Does it Mean for Coal Development in Sumatra?

  • The current coal consumption for PLN and IPP in Sumatera: What is the next trend?
  • Updated policies on mine mouth power plant: How the regulation boost the development of mine mouth power plant in Sumatra?
  • Updated policies on coal utilization for power plant, such coal gasification

By Harlen, Head of Coal Units, PT PLN (Persero)

15.00 - 15.30        SESSION 11 : Unlocking Mine Mouth Power Plant in Sumatra

Sumatra holds huge source of coal used for coal-fired power plant and mine mouth power plant. Coal from Sumatra would not only suitable for domestic but also overseas markets since most of new steam plant in Southeast Asia also is designed around range of indo coal qualities. The panel discussion will discuss study cases in developing mine mouth power plan in Sumatra.

  • Legal update on mine mouth power plant
  • What is the potential of mine mouth power plant in Sumatra and what is the future of low rank coal?
  • Current challenges faced by the operators as they source the coals
  • Securing financing for expansion of mine mouth power projects

By Eva Armila Djauhari, Lawyer, Armila Law Offices


Speakers Overview
Ben Lawson

PT. Sanaman Coal and Vice Chairman, Djakarta Mining Club and Coal Club Indonesia
Robert Heri

Head of Department of Energy and Mineral Resources, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
Sri Rahardjo

Director of Mineral and Coal Program Supervision, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
Sri Endang Novitasari

Head of Sub Directorate Prime Sector, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)
Tim Duffy

PT. Agincourt Resources
Adi Sjoekri

Sumatra Copper and Gold
Wilham G. Louhenapessy

Gerald Tychtl

Keith Whitchurch

PT. SMG Consultants Indonesia
Johann Dangin

Biao Chen

Jinjiang Mining Fund
Wahyu Prasetiyo

Hanking Industrial Group
Muhammad Rizki

PT. Timah (Persero)
Amir Faisol

PT. Bukit Asam Transpacific Railways
Ekke Oosterhuis

Royal HaskoningDHV
Bob Scouller

Royal HaskoningDHV
Joko Kus Sulistyoko

PT. Musi Mitra Jaya and PT. Sriwijaya Bara Logistic
Hendra Sinadia

Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI)
Ian Follington

Coal Augering Services
Rachmat Musa

Dasril Jailani

PT. Titan Infra Energy
Humala Oloan

PT. MNC Energy & Resources
Slamet Haryadi

PT. Mifa Bersaudara

PT. PLN (Persero)
Eva Armila Djauhari

Armila Law Offices
Sponsors Overview


Coal Augering Services are specialist auger mining operators with more than 25 years of operational experience in a wide range of mining conditions and geometries across Australia, Africa and the USA. Read More

Martabe Gold Mine, managed by PT. Agincourt Resources is located in North Sumatra, Indonesia and has a resources base of 7.4 Moz of gold and 69 Moz of silver. Read More

SSAB´s vision – a stronger, lighter, and more sustainable world. SSAB is a highly-specialized global steel company driven by close customer relationships. Read More

In Cooperation With

Realization of the endurance and autonomous energy and increasing an added-value of energy and mineral that environmental-minded to provide benefits for the greater prosperity of the people.Read More

The high potential energy resources variety belongs to South Sumatra Province causes the title “National Energy Center Supplier” attached to it. Well-planning, development and mmanagement of energy sources currently attempted continously, not only by South Sumatra Province Governtment, but also all entitre community elements and businessmen. Read More

Indonesian Mining Service Association (ASPINDO) is a non political and non profit organization operates under KADIN Indonesia (Indonesia Chamber of Commerce &Industry). ASPINDO which born on August 1997 had 32 companies as it starts. Now. The numbers have grown to 123 companies since the eaarly 2013. As known, the mining services sector had been declare official on the UU No.4/2009 regulation about mineral and coal mining, especially on the chapter XVI article 124-127. Read More

Coal Club Indonesia will meet regularly at various coal strongholds in Kalimantan and Sumatra. It represents a natural development for Indonesia’s coal industry and has been developed to enable Business to Business and Business to Government conection to be made, thus creating opportunities for domestic and international business. Read More

Delegates Overview


Pricing Overview





Notes :
* All Fees Stated Include 2 Days Conference, Networking Lunch and Coal Club Indonesia Networking Event
* Accommodation, Transport, Subsistence and Other Associated Costs Beyond The Conference are Entirely The Responsibility of The Delegate



Venue Overview
Novotel Palembang Hotel, South Sumatra, Indonesia

Make yourself at home at the 4-star Novotel Palembang Hotel & Residence in the heart of the city. Explore the local designer stores then relax in the outdoor pool or let off steam at the fitness centre or the jogging track.


Access from the Airport will be to exit to the main street of Sudirman road then turn left to the Basuki Rahmat road. From there, passing a traffic light junction, go straight to reach the R. Sukamto road. Approximately 10 minutes ahead, on the left side is one of Palembang's biggest shopping mall, Palembang Mega Mall and location of the hotel is just beside the Mall area which is pointed by a huge Novotel logo.


Jalan R. Sukamto No. 8A
South Sumatera
30127 Palembang - Indonesia
Tel : +62711 369777 - Fax : +62711 379777
Email :

Flight Information

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM) has recently been rebuilt and opened as a modern, International airport. International flights operated by Silk Air from Singapore and AirAsia to Kuala Lumpur. Some domestic flights include Jakarta, Pangkal Pinang and Batam. Domestic flights operated by Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air and Wings Air.