The 3rd Sumatra Coal Outlook
Digitalization in Mining Conference


Building upon the previous year's success, the 3rd Sumatra Coal Outlook Conference will return on August 7, 2024 with a theme of Sustainable Development of Sumatra's Coal Potential.

As one of Indonesia's coal production powerhouses, Sumatra holds immense potential to fuel the nation's energy needs. However, transportation challenges have historically limited Sumatra's coal potential.

Now, with major investments in hauling roads, railways, and riverways, the region is on the brink of unlocking Sumatra's vast coal potential and ensuring efficient, cost-effective coal delivery.

In 2023, Indonesia produced 775 million tons of coal, with 82% originating from Kalimantan and only 18% from Sumatra. East Kalimantan leads in production, followed by South Kalimantan and South Sumatra.

According to an analysis by PT Kaldera Energi Nusantara, Sumatra's output, totaling 140 million tons, is primarily from South Sumatra (75.7%), followed by Jambi (10.7%) and Aceh (5.7%). South Sumatra's logistical advantage, with access to railways, roads, and rivers, contributes to its dominance.

The coal quality varies across provinces, with Aceh, Riau, and Jambi mainly producing lower-grade coal (GAR <3400), while South Sumatra and Bengkulu have a more balanced production across calorie ranges.

Sumatra exported approximately 74.5 million tons of coal in 2023, primarily to China and India, while domestic consumption reached 65.5 million tons. South Sumatra dominates exports, accounting for 71.8% of the total. Domestic demand remains high due to the proximity of coal-consuming industries in Java and Sumatra.

Despite significant reserves, Sumatra faces production constraints. Logistical bottlenecks, price-sensitive low-calorie coal, and land clearance issues hinder increased output.

South Sumatra, while having the best logistics network, grapples with land clearance conflicts and potential bottlenecks due to river siltation and bridge congestion. Jambi lacks dedicated coal roads, leading to community conflicts and transport limitations.

The 3rd Sumatra Coal Outlook Conference will tackle head-on the challenges that have historically constrained Sumatra's coal production. With a focus on infrastructure development, logistical solutions, and sustainable mining practices, the conference aims to unlock the full potential of this abundant resource.

Participants will gain valuable insights into overcoming transportation bottlenecks, addressing land clearance issues, and optimizing the production and distribution of coal, including the price-sensitive low-calorie coal that is increasingly sought after by international markets. The conference will also explore the growing demand for Sumatran coal from India, China, ASEAN, and domestic industries.

By bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, and experts, the conference will foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing that can pave the way for the sustainable growth of Sumatra's coal sector.

Why Attend the 3rd Sumatra Coal Outlook Conference?
  • Understand the unique challenges and opportunities in Sumatra's coal landscape, from logistical bottlenecks to emerging market trends.
  • Learn about infrastructure developments, sustainable mining practices, and innovative technologies that are transforming the industry.
  • Gain insights into the growing demand for low-calorie coal in India, China, and ASEAN, as well as the evolving domestic market.
  • Network with industry leaders, investors, policymakers, and technology providers to forge valuable partnerships and drive your business forward.
  • Be part of the conversation shaping sustainable and responsible coal development in Sumatra.
Who Should Attend:
  • Logistics and Infrastructure Providers
  • Coal Traders
  • Financial Institutions and Investors
  • Government Officials and Policymakers
  • Technology and Innovation Companies
Conference Topics:
  • Unlocking Sumatra's Coal Potential: Overcoming Logistical Bottlenecks
    • Strategies for developing and optimizing hauling roads, railways, and river transport.
    • Addressing port capacity constraints and exploring new port development opportunities.
    • Innovative solutions for last-mile delivery and reducing transportation costs.
  • Regulatory Landscape and Policy Updates: Navigating the Path Forward
    • Understanding the latest government policies and regulations impacting the coal industry.
    • Discussions on land-use permits, environmental compliance, and community relations.
    • Opportunities for industry-government collaboration to promote sustainable development.
  • Coal Market Outlook: Capitalizing on Global and Regional Demand
    • Analyzing global coal demand trends, price forecasts, and market volatility.
    • Exploring opportunities in key markets like India, China, and ASEAN.
    • Strategies for maximizing Sumatra's export potential and diversifying markets.
  • Maximizing Low-Calorie Coal Value: Strategies for a Price-Sensitive Market
    • Identifying new markets and applications for low-calorie coal (GAR <3400).
    • Blending techniques and technologies to enhance the value of low-calorie coal.
    • Pricing strategies and risk management for volatile coal markets.
  • Financing the Future: Innovative Investment and Financing Models
    • Attracting investment in infrastructure development and sustainable mining projects.
    • Exploring public-private partnerships and innovative financing mechanisms.
    • Aligning investments with ESG principles and long-term sustainability goals.
  • Coal's Role in the Energy Transition: A Bridge to a Sustainable Future
    • Examining the role of coal in Indonesia's energy mix and its contribution to energy security.
    • Strategies for reducing emissions and improving the environmental performance of coal-fired power plants.
    • Exploring the potential for carbon capture and storage technologies in Sumatra.
  • Technological Innovations: Transforming the Coal Industry
    • Showcasing cutting-edge technologies for exploration, mining, processing, and transportation.
    • Automation, data analytics, and artificial intelligence applications in coal mining.
    • Innovations in clean coal technologies and emission reduction strategies.
  • Sustainable Mining Practices: Balancing Production with Environmental and Social Responsibility

In conjunction with the Sumatra Coal Outlook Conference, the Digitalization in Mining Conference will convene on August 8, 2024, with a theme of "Transforming Indonesia's Mining Landscape Through Digital Innovation."

As Indonesia's mining sector expands, the integration of digital technologies is crucial to enhance operational efficiency, improve safety, and minimize environmental impact.

The summit will showcase cutting-edge solutions, explore best practices, and foster collaboration among industry leaders to accelerate the adoption of digital tools and strategies throughout the mining value chain.

Why Attend the Digitalization in Mining conference?
  • Understand the latest advancements in digital technologies, from automation and robotics to data analytics and artificial intelligence.
  • Gain insights from successful digital transformation case studies in the Indonesian mining sector.
  • Learn how to implement digital strategies to optimize operations, improve safety, reduce costs, and enhance sustainability.
  • Connect with technology providers, solution providers, and industry experts to find the right tools for your specific needs.
Conference Topics:
  • Digital Transformation Strategies: Best practices for implementing digital initiatives across the mining value chain.
  • Automation & Robotics: The role of automation and robotics in improving safety, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Electrification of mine equipment: Deployment of autonomous drones, trucks, trains, and other mining equipment.
  • Data Analytics & AI: Leveraging data insights to optimize operations, predict maintenance needs, and enhance decision-making.
  • Internet of Things (IoT): The use of connected devices and sensors for real-time monitoring and control of mining operations.
  • Cybersecurity in Mining: Protecting critical infrastructure and sensitive data from cyber threats.
  • Sustainability & ESG Reporting: Using digital tools to measure and report environmental, social, and governance performance.
  • The Future of Work in Mining: How digitalization is changing the skills and roles required in the mining workforce.
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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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.
  • 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?

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

Wednesday - Thursday
7-8 August 2024

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