The 3rd Sumatra Coal Outlook
Digitalization in Mining Conference

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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.

Conference Agenda
08.00-08.40 Registration
08.45-09.00 Welcome remarks from the conference chairperson and moderator
Mr. Ramli Ahmad, President Director of PT Ombilin Energi.
09:00-09:20 The Future of Coal Mining in Indonesia – How the Sumatran coal industry aligns with Indonesia's energy strategy and economic development plans.

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Arifin Tasrif,
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia.
09:20-09:40 Sumatra's Coal Future: Navigating Sustainability and Growth

Indonesia Coal Mining Association (ICMA/APBI)
09:40-10:00 Global Coal Demand and Supply Outlook: What does it mean for Sumatra coal?

  • Analyzing global coal demand trends, price forecasts, market volatility, and the impact on Sumatra's export potential.
  • Exploring opportunities for Sumatra coal in key markets like India, China, and ASEAN.
  • Strategies for maximizing Sumatra's export potential and diversifying markets.
Mr. Daniel Rodriguez,
CRU Group
10:00-10:20 Coffee Break
10:20-11:20 CEO Panel Discussion: The Future of Sumatra Coal

This panel explores the outlook for Sumatra's coal industry, examining the challenges and opportunities ahead in the face of shifting global energy dynamics and Indonesia's energy transition.

Key Discussion Points:
  • What are the implications of global energy trends on Sumatra's coal industry, and how can the region adapt to changing market conditions?
  • How can the Indonesian government's energy transition plans impact coal production and consumption in Sumatra, and what opportunities arise from this shift?
  • What role can Sumatra's coal industry play in supporting Indonesia's economic growth and development, and how can it contribute to energy security?
  • Exploring the latest advancements in infrastructure development, including hauling roads, railway expansions, and river dredging.
  • Mr. Bonifasius, President Director, PT Golden Energy Mines Tbk.
  • Mr. Suryo Eko Hadianto, President Director, PT MNC Energy Investment Tbk (IATA),
  • Mr. FH Kristiono, President Director of UCOAL Sumberdaya.
  • Mr. Adi Risfandi, Director of PT Mifa Bersaudara
  • PT Bukit Asam Tbk
11:20-11:40 Expanding Sumatra's Coal Reach: Developing Integrated Logistics Solutions:

  • RMK’s strategy for expanding Sumatra coal logistics includes developing new rail lines, ports, and storage facilities.
  • The potential of integrating various modes of transport (rail, road, barge) for a seamless supply chain.
  • Exploring the economic and environmental benefits of such integrated solutions.
Mr. Vincent Saputra,
President Director of PT RMK Energy Tbk .
11:40-12:00 Titan Infra Energy: Transforming Coal Mining with Sustainable Infrastructure from roads, ports to waste management technology

Mr. Suryo Suwignjo,
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PT Titan Infra Energy.
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break & Networking Session
13:00-13:20 Optimizing coal logistics in Sumatra: The Role of Rail Transportation:

  • PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI)’s grand policy on development of coal rail transportation in Sumatra – What is the Outlook in 2024
  • Benefits of rail transport compared to other modes, such as reduced carbon footprint, increased capacity, and improved reliability.
  • Challenges faced in rail logistics and strategies to overcome them.
PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero).
13:20-14:20 CEO Panel Discussion: Innovations in coal transportation in Sumatra

Key Discussion Points:
  • Strategies for developing and optimizing hauling roads, railways, and river transport.
  • Exploring the latest advancements in coal transportation from hauling roads and railway expansions to river dredging.
  • How can innovative logistics and supply chain management solutions optimize coal transportation, reduce costs, and minimize environmental impacts?
  • How can the coal industry collaborate with technology startups and logistics providers to drive innovation and improve the overall efficiency of coal transportation in the region?
  • Mr. Ranto Banuarea, COO of PT Manambang Muara Enim
  • Mr. Nofelriri Zalni, President Director PT Trans Energy Indonesia.
  • Mr. Baharuddin, President Director of PT Batubara Mandiri.
  • Mr. Mukhlisin Aziz, Advisor of PT Trielang Jaya Maritim
  • Mr. Amaludin Latif, Marketing Support & Contract Manager of PT Titan Infra Energy
14:20-14:40 Coal mining in Jambi -- what are the prospects of investment in coal mining and transportation infrastructure in Jambi?

Mr. Hilarius Moan Dare,
President Director of PT Surya Global Makmur in Sarolangun – Jambi Province.
14:40-15: 50 Panel discussion on Domestic Coal Supply Security: Strategies for Meeting Indonesia's Growing Energy Demand.

  • What are the challenges in meeting domestic coal demand and increasing the Domestic Market Obligation (DMO)
  • Explore the strategies for enhancing domestic coal supply security
  • What are the factors, challenges, and opportunities for coal producers in Sumatra
  • Mr. Agustinus Tan, CEO of Taeyang Group
  • Mr. Ardhi Ishak, Promotion and Government Relation Head, Business Development Division at PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA).
  • Mr. Yudhi Putro, Coal Market Analyst, Director PT Kaldera Energi Nusantara.
  • Mrs. Diyana Putri Alan, Southeast Asian Energy Markets Editor of McCloskey by OPIS.
15:40-16:00 Role of Domestic Banks in Financing Sustainable Coal Projects"

The speaker will delve into the crucial role of domestic banks in providing financing for sustainable coal projects, with a focus on Sumatra. The speaker will explore challenges faced by coal producers in securing financing and what innovative solutions are in securing the financing for coal operations.

Mr. Ahmad Zuhdi Dwi Kusuma,
an analyst at state-owned Bank Mandiri.
16:00-16:20 The future of coal-fired power plants (PLTU) in the energy transition program

Closing remarks:
Mr. Warsono,
Executive Vice President (EVP) of Electricity System Planning, state-owned electricity firm, PT PLN.
16:20 End of Day Two

The mining industry is on the verge of a digital revolution, and the Indonesian mining sector is poised to lead the way. The Digitalization in Mining Indonesia 2024: From Pit to Port conference is a timely gathering of industry leaders, experts, and innovators to explore the latest advancements in this transformative process.

Today's mines are rapidly evolving, driven by the need for greater efficiency, cost reduction, and sustainability. Digitalization, with technologies like automation, AI, and data analytics, is at the forefront of this change.

With its abundant mineral resources and growing demand, Indonesia stands to benefit enormously from this shift.

This conference, centered on building fully autonomous mines from pit to port, will showcase the latest technologies and strategies in digital transformation.

Attendees will hear from industry pioneers, discover cutting-edge solutions, and explore best practices that are reshaping the sector. The event also aims to foster collaboration to accelerate the adoption of digital tools across the entire mining value chain.

While many Indonesian mining companies are already embracing digital technologies, challenges remain, including infrastructure limitations, technology access, and a shortage of skilled workers.

The Digitalization in Mining Indonesia 2024 conference will directly address these hurdles, providing a forum for sharing knowledge, showcasing innovative solutions, and paving the way for a more digitized future.

Through a comprehensive program covering exploration, resource management, mine planning, operations, processing, transportation, sustainability, and government regulations, the conference promises a deep dive into the digital transformation of the Indonesian mining sector.

Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and case studies will offer valuable insights into the latest trends and innovations.

By attending the Digitalization in Mining Indonesia 2024: From Pit to Port conference, industry stakeholders will gain the knowledge and connections necessary to drive operational efficiency, improve safety, and promote sustainability within the Indonesian mining sector.

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 Agenda
08:00-08:45 Registration
08:45-09:00 Welcome Remarks from Moderator
Mr. Hendra Sinadia, Executive Director of Indonesia Mining Association (IMA)
09:00-09:20 Keynote: Government Support for Digitalization

Exploring Indonesia Government support to encourage the adoption of digital technologies in mining operations: Opportunities and challenges

Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Sunindyo Suryo Herdadi,
Director of Technical and Environmental Affairs for Minerals and Coal (Minerba) at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM).
09:20-09:40 Revolutionizing Indonesian Mining

Unlocking the Power of Digitalization from Pit to Port for Sustainable Mining Future

PT Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND ID)
09:40-10:00 AI and Big Data in Mining

Exploring the Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics in transforming Indonesia's mining industry -- Benefits and challenges of digitalization

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break & Networking
10:30-10:50 Generative AI in Mining Operations

What every mining company should know about the latest development of generative AI in mining operations: Optimizing resource extraction, boosting efficiency, and driving innovation

11:00-12:00 Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation in Mining Strategies and Challenges.

This discussion will explore how mining companies in Indonesia are adopting digital transformation to enhance operational efficiency, safety, and environmental sustainability.

Discussion Points:
  • Key steps in developing a digital transformation strategy in mining sector.
  • Significant challenges in implementing new technologies in the mining industry.
  • Metrics and KPIs used to measure the success of digital transformation initiatives.
  • Case studies of successful digital transformation projects in the mining sector.
  • The role of leadership in driving digital change.
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break & Networking Session
13:00-13:20 Keynote Speech: The Role of digitalization in enhancing nickel mining governance in Indonesia"

Overview of the impact of digitalization on governance and insights into the SIMBARA system and its transformative effects on the entire nickel mining value chain.

Mr. Tubagus Nugraha,
Deputy Assistant for Mining Affairs Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment
13:20-13:40 Leveraging Digitalization for ESG Compliance

Exploring the role of digital tools in managing environmental, social, and governance risks, and ensuring compliance with ESG standards

Mr. Muchtazar,
Head of Sustainability, Nickel Industries Limited
13:40-14:00 Revolutionizing Exploration with AI ANTAM's Geologging Breakthrough

How PT Antam Tbk leverages machine learning and AI in the GEOLOGGING application to enhance accuracy in sample calculations, streamline data collection, and optimize drilling processes in mining exploration.

14:00-14:20 Leveraging digital fleet management systems for enhanced worker safety and operational efficiency: A case study from PT Golden Energy Mines Tbk (GEMS)

14:20-14:40 Explore weather risk management in mining operations: how digital technology and weather predictive models enable mining companies to minimize weather-related disruptions and maximize operational efficiency.

The speaker will delve into how advanced weather predictive models and digital technologies empower mining companies to manage weather risks proactively, and enhance overall operational efficiency.

Mr. Armi Susandi,
Climate Change and Environmental Modelling Expert at Inovastek Glomatra Indonesia
14:20-15:20 Panel Discussion: Smart Mining Equipment:

Exploring how digitalized mining equipment, such as autonomous excavators, intelligent loaders, and remotely operated drilling rigs from leading heavy equipment companies contribute to increased efficiency, safety, and sustainability in the mining industry

15:20-16:00 Panel Discussion:

Future of Digital Mining Emerging Technologies and Innovations. This panel will delve into the latest technologies and innovations that are revolutionizing the mining industry in Indonesia. Topics could include AI, IoT, big data, and blockchain applications in mining operations.

Discussion Points:
  • Most revolutionary technologies in the mining sector today.
  • Impact of these technologies on productivity and operational efficiency.
  • Integration of AI and machine learning in predictive maintenance and decision-making.
  • Utilizing IoT for real-time monitoring and improving mine safety.
  • The role of blockchain in supply chain transparency and security.
  • Future trends in mining technology and their potential impact on the industry.
16:20-16:40 Leveraging Private Networks and IoT for Digital Transformation in the Mining Industry

The speaker will explore how implementing private networks and IoT technology can revolutionize the mining industry by enabling autonomous operations, improving safety, and enhancing efficiency. It will discuss the broad implications for productivity, cost savings, and sustainability across various mining operations.

16:40 End of the conference
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

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7-8 August 2024

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