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The 3rd Nickel Producers, Processors & Buyers Conference

Platinum Sponsor:


Silver Sponsor:
China Aluminium

Supported by:
APNI
Media Partner:
MNI
Knowledge Partner:
Argus

Background

Last year, we made history. Over 40 renowned speakers and 300 participants gathered for the 2nd Nickel Producers, Processors & Buyers Conference in Jakarta, making it the biggest nickel conference held in Indonesia, home to the world’s largest producer of nickel ore. In 2024, we're going even further.

The 3rd Nickel Producers, Processors & Buyers Conference which will be held on May 7-8, 2024 at Shangri-La Hotel, in Jakarta will bring together more CEOs from the country’s nickel mining companies, nickel smelting developers, and EV battery pioneers, together with renowned experts from overseas and Indonesia to paint the crystal-clear picture of the nickel industry in 2024 and beyond.

We expect this year's event to be even more insightful and engaging, with the following highlights:
  • More CEOs of nickel companies, nickel smelters, EV battery developers, and experts to share their insights on the future of the nickel industry in 2024, exploring the potential of Indonesia as a technology-oriented provider and its role in the booming EV market.
  • Growing application of nickel in stainless steel and EV batteries as Indonesia, the largest automobile market in Southeast Asia, is utilizing its resource advantage and exploring opportunities in the battery and EV industry.
  • The significant opportunities of Indonesia's Integrated Digital Services (SIMBARA) system to improve mineral and coal governance, particularly in nickel traceability.
  • Indonesia's position as the largest exporter of nickel matte and MHP: As the world's largest producer of nickel ore, Indonesia is poised to continue its dominance in the global nickel market.

Don't miss this unique chance to connect with industry leaders, experts, and decision-makers worldwide. We look forward to seeing you at the 3rd Nickel Producers, Processors & Buyers Conference and witnessing the continued growth of the nickel industry in Indonesia.

Our Previous Speakers, Among others,
  • Mr. Justin Werner, Managing Director of Nickel Industries Limited.
  • Mr. Roy Arman Arfandi, President Director of PT Trimegah Bangun Persada Tbk.
  • Mr. Derian Sakmiwata Sampetoding, Group CEO Ceria Nugraha Indotama
  • Mr. Agus Superiadi, CEO of PT Sulawesi Cahaya Mineral.
  • Mr. Alexander Barus, CEO of PT Indonesia Morowali Industri Park (IMIP).
  • Mr. Afifuddin Suhaeli Kalla, Director of PT Bumi Mineral Sulawesi.
  • Mr Toto Nugroho Pranatyasto, President Director of Indonesia Battery Corporation (IBC)
  • Mr. Muchtazar, Sustainability Manager of Nickel Industries Limited.
  • Mr. Aldo Namora, Head of Investment and business development of PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama (CNI)
  • Mr. Dani Widjaja, Vice President of CNGR Advanced Material Co Ltd
  • Mr. Tonny H. Gultom, Director of PT Halmahera Persada Lygend (HPL).
  • Mr. Stan Wu, Head of Investor Relations of PT Merdeka Battery Materials Tbk.
  • Mr. Ben Lawson, Senior Advisor at PT. Trinusa Resources.
  • Mr. Rahul Gupta, McKinsey.
  • Mr Edric Koh, Head of Corporate Sales, Asia at London Metal Exchange (LME).
  • Mrs. Meidy Katrin, Secretary General of the Indonesian Nickel Miners Association (APNI).
  • Mr. Ali Hadji, Investment and Portfolio Manager from JTA International Holding.
  • Mrs. Eva Armila Djauhari, Partner of Armila & Rako.
  • Mr Bruce Lan, General Manager of Tonghua Jianxin Science & Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Romy Ramadhani, VP of Operation at PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia.
  • Mrs. Angela Durrant, Senior Research Manager of Wood Mackenzie
  • Mr. Chi Hin Ling, scrap and non-ferrous metals editor of Argus Media.
  • Mrs. Ellie Wang, Senior Analyst of CRU Group
  • Mr. Mark Mistry, Public Policy Manager of Nickel Institute
  • Mr. Ricardo Ferreira, Director of Market Research and Statistics International Nickel Study Group
  • Miss. Lynn Zhang, Nickel Commodity Research Director of Shanghai Metals Market (SMM).
  • Mr. James Bryson of Altilium Group
  • Mr. Kevin Evans, Indonesia Director of Cross-Sector Development Partnerships Initiative (XSPI)
  • Mr Salvatore Pinizzotto, Founder and Managing Director of Xida Communications.
  • Mr. Dendi Ramdani, Department Head Industry & Regional Research PT Bank Mandiri Tbk.
08.00-08.40 Registration
08.45-09.00 Welcome remarks from the conference chairperson and moderator
Mrs. Eva Armila Djauhari, Partner of Armila & Rako
09:00-09:20 Government policies in promoting sustainable nickel mining to meet the increasing demand for nickel ores in the coming years in the stainless steel, batteries, and electric vehicle (EV) markets.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Arifin Tasrif, , Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia.*
09.20-09.40 Exploring the role of foreign investment in shaping Indonesia's EV landscape -- how international collaborations and investments influence the local EV industry in Indonesia.

Speaker:
Mr. Rahul Gupta,
McKinsey
09:40-11:00 CEO Panel Discussion: Indonesia's Nickel Transformation: Boom and Beyond

This panel analyzes the recent rapid evolution of Indonesia's nickel industry and explores the long-term growth outlook within the broader dynamics of the global EV battery supply chain.

Key Discussion Points:
  • How did the ban on nickel ore exports catalyze the move towards value-added production and trigger broader industry shifts?
  • Examine the convergence of factors – policy changes, evolving market demand, technological innovation – that fueled this transformation.
  • How are companies balancing opportunities throughout the nickel value chain, from mining and processing to exploring potential downstream industries?
  • What are the biggest opportunities in the years ahead? What challenges might disrupt the boom, and how should Indonesia proactively address them?
Panelists
  • Mr. Justin Werner, Managing Director of Nickel Industries Limited.
  • Mr. Bruno Faour, President Director of PT Eramet Indonesia Limited.
  • Mr. Derian Sakmiwata, Group CEO Ceria Nugraha Indotama
  • Mr. Roy Arman Arfandi, President Director of PT Trimegah Bangun Persada Tbk*
  • Mrs. Sufen Triantio, President Director of PT GAG Nikel
11:00-12:00 CEO Panel Discussion: Indonesia's Nickel Advantage: Securing Investment, Partnerships, and Global Market Leadership.

This panel focuses on strategic positioning and action steps to sustain Indonesia's competitive edge and ensure it remains a global nickel powerhouse

Key Discussion Points:
  • What concrete policy initiatives, infrastructure improvements, or streamlining of processes can Indonesia prioritize to make investment even more attractive and mitigate risk?
  • Beyond ore reserves, what advantages can Indonesia highlight to stand out? This could include workforce availability, potential for integrated supply chain development, or logistical factors.
  • How can Indonesia build mutually beneficial relationships with key international markets for its nickel products, taking into account shifting geopolitical trends and evolving trade agreements?
  • How can Indonesia's nickel sector remain adaptable, leveraging market intelligence to anticipate shifts in EV battery technologies and demand patterns?
Panelists
  • Mr. Alexander Barus, CEO of PT Indonesia Morowali Industri Park (IMIP).
  • Mr. Agus Superiadi, CEO of PT Sulawesi Cahaya Mineral.
  • Mr. Dani Widjaja, Vice President of CNGR Advanced Material Co Ltd (CNGR)
  • Mr. Afifuddin Suhaeli Kalla, Director of PT Bumi Mineral Sulawesi*
  • Mr. Ali Hadji, Investment and Portfolio Manager from JTA International Holding
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break & Networking Session
Moderator: Mrs. Arfidea D. Saraswati, Partner AKSET LAW
13:00-13:20 Keynote Speech:
Government’s Roadmap on Accelerating Indonesia's EV Revolution: Navigating the Strategies and Challenges for Achieving 2024 Targets.

Speaker:
Mr. Septian Hario Seto,
Deputy Minister for Coordination of Investment and Mining*.
13:20-13:40 Nickel Turbo Charging the Future – Opportunities and Challenges: A geologist and investment banker’s perspective. Speaker:
Mr. Alberto Migliucci,
Founder and CEO of Petra Commodities Asia.
13:40-14:40 Panel Discussion: Green Revolution in Nickel: Balancing Growth and Sustainability

Key Topics:
  • What are the major environmental and social challenges associated with Indonesia's nickel industry?
  • How can the industry implement more sustainable practices while ensuring economic viability?
  • What role can technology and innovation play in mitigating the environmental impact of nickel production?
Panelists:
  • Mr. Bernardus Irmanto, Director of PT Vale Indonesia.
  • Mr. Tonny H. Gultom, Director of Harita Nickel.
  • Mr. Muchtazar, Head of Sustainability of Nickel Industries Limited.
  • Mr. Aldo Namora, Head of Investment and business development of PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama (CNI)
14:40-15:00 From Mine to Market: Merdeka Battery Material's Journey to Becoming a Vertically Integrated Battery Materials Leader.

Speaker:
Mr. Stan Wu,
Head of Investor Relations of PT Merdeka Battery Materials Tbk.
15:00-15:20 Q & A Session with Mrs Meidy Katrin Lengkey, Secretary General of Indonesia Nickel Miners Association (APNI).

"Indonesia's Nickel Strategy: Navigating Price Challenges and Sustaining Industry Growth" – Discussing the Indonesia Nickel Price Index's role, APNI's measures for supply management, and initiatives to support smelters while preserving nickel reserves.
15:20-15:30 Coffee break
15:40-16:00 Global Supply Chains and EV Market Growth: Navigating the Future of Nickel and Cobalt.

Speaker:
Mr. Chi Hin Ling,
scrap and non-ferrous metals editor of Argus Media
16:00-16:20 Nickel Market review and update: What to expect next in the global supply and demand trend of nickel in 2024 and what does it mean to Indonesia?

Speaker:
Mrs. Angela Durrant,
Principal Analyst Base Metals at CRU.
16:20-16:40 Strategic Insights on Global Nickel Production and Indonesia's Rising Influence in the Stainless-Steel Industry".

Speaker:
Shanghai Metals Market (SMM).
16:40 End of Day One
08.00-08.40 Registration
08.45-09.00 Welcome remarks from the conference chairperson and moderator
Mrs. Angela Durrant, Principal Analyst Base Metals at CRU.
09:00-09:20 Keynote Address:
Update on the potential of nickel greenfield in Indonesia – what is the prospect of low-grade laterite reserves and update on the current exploration activities?

Speaker:
Mr. Muhammad Wafid,
Head of the Geological Agency at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia.
09:20-09:40 Opportunities and Challenges on Nickel Industry Financing: Banks and Capital Market Perspectives.

Speaker:
Mrs. Prof. Dr. Telisa Aulia Falianty,
Senior Advisor on Economics and Policy BRI Danareksa Sekuritas.
09:40-10:00 Unveiling Indonesia's Role in Eco-Friendly Nickel: Efficient Practices and Rich Resources for Green Production.

Speaker:
Mr. Muchtazar,
Head of Sustainability of Nickel Industries Limited.
10:00-10:20 Accelerating the Green Transition in the Nickel Industry: SESNA's Flagship Solar Power Plant Project.

Speaker:
Mr. Rico Syah Alam,
Chief Executive Officer, PT Sumber Energi Surya Nusantara (SESNA).
10:20-10:40 LME Nickel – the path forward

Speaker:
Mr Edric Koh,
Head of Corporate Sales, Asia at London Metal Exchange (LME).
10:40-11:00 Nickel Processing Technology – How to reach a higher efficiency operation.

Speaker:
Mr Bruce Lan,
General Manager of Tonghua Jianxin Science & Technology Co. Ltd.
11:00-11:20 “Unearthing the Credit Challenges and Opportunities in Indonesia's Nickel Industry”. Would that work?

Speaker:
Mr. Maisam Hasnain,
VP-Senior Analyst of Moody's Investors Service.
12:20-11:40 Leveraging analytical solutions for cost reduction and productivity enhancement in the Nickel Mining and Smelter Industry

Speaker:
Mr. Chew Soo Nam,
Regional Sales Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:20 Leveraging Foreign Investment in promoting advanced technology for Nickel Industry Advancement in Indonesia.

Speaker:
Mr. Stevanus,
Deputy Director of External Affairs, Huayou Indonesia.
13:20-14:40 Panel discussion:
Evaluating the Future Position of Nickel in EV Batteries Amidst Emerging Technologies.

This panel discussion presents analysts to explore the evolving landscape of battery technology, particularly the potential role of nickel-based batteries in the future EV market and Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) batteries, the potential shifts in consumer preferences, and the future innovation possibilities in nickel battery technology.
Panelists:
  • Mr. K.K Ventaka, Partner at Oliver Wyman.
  • Mr. Ahmad Zuhdi Dwi Kusuma, an analyst at state-owned Bank Mandiri.
  • Mr. Arif Tiammar, Association of Indonesian Metallurgical Professionals (APMI)
14:20-15:00 Coffee break and Networking

14:20-14:40 The future global nickel market – where is the supply and demand for nickel heading?

Speaker:
Mr. Ricardo Ferreira,
Director of Market Research and Statistics International Nickel Study Group.
15:00 End of Day Two
Day/Date

Tuesday - Wednesday
May 7-8, 2024


Investment
Rp.5,000,000.*/participant
*) Including conference materials, coffee breaks, luncheon *) Cancellation Fee : 7 days before the event : 80%
Venue

Shangri-la Hotel, Jakarta


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