The 9th Asia Pacific Mining Conference & Exhibition was held successfully on October 13 and 14 at Jakarta.
The event provides a unique opportunity for its 350 delegates from 18 countries of Asia Pacific Region to get insight from some Asia’s biggest mines, mining associations, and mine suppliers as to how the new paradigms – the key theme of the event – affecting the operational side of their business.
The event was opened officially by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Darwin Zahedy Saleh.
Tony Wenas, Chairman of the event committee stated that Asia is most definitely the new “hot spot” on the global mining scene. The dramatic shift from closed to open economies, along with other new paradigms, have rocketed Asia into the lead in terms of outbound mining investment. This is on top of Asia’s already paramount position as a metals consumer and world class producer. Hong Kong’s capital markets are growing faster than any others as a source of mining capital.
The president of AFMA (ASEAN Federation of Mining Associations) Martiono Hardianto asked the government to create an investment climate and the competent international regulations.
Sandiaga Uno as the General Director of PT Adaro Indonesia (one of the biggest mining company in Indonesia) stated that Indonesia should start to fix the classic problems of mining industry such as complex regulation and so forth. He added that this kind of event not only brings good prospects to Indonesian mining, but also gives the opportunity to lift-up the face of Indonesian mining industries.
The high level event also brings 16 sponsoring companies, 15 supporting media partners and 25 exhibitors who share the same opinion of the importance of bringing the new mining paradigms to the conference stand to be conversed by pre-eminent international speakers. (JFS/TPP)