A new platform to address key current challenges and showcase latest technologies for the Indonesia mining industry
Jakarta, 12 April 2012 – Reed Exhibitions announced Mining & Engineering Indonesia will take place from 10-12 October 2012 at the Jakarta Convention Centre. The trade exhibition and conference will create a pure business-to-business platform dedicated to enable international suppliers of mining equipment and services to meet mine owners, operators and managers from Indonesia and other ASEAN countries such as Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia.
Mining being the one of the largest industry sector contributing to Indonesia’s economy is forecasted to grow by an average annual rate of 11% from 2011 to 2015. The country’s tin, nickel and coal mining industries with abundant reserves are the three sectors where strong growth is forecasted. In 2010, the size of the Indonesia mining industry was USD32 billion.
Ms Michelle Lim, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions, commented “The launch of M&E Indonesia 2012 aims to tap on this dynamic growth, creating an opportunity for international suppliers to gain a foothold and to showcase and introduce sustainable mining methodologies into Indonesia. At the same time, M&E Indonesia 2012 aims to provide a conducive environment for Indonesian mining players to network and forge business partnerships with these international suppliers.”
“Feedback from the mining industry indicated a need for a dedicated and professional mining event and the desire to connect with more international suppliers. M&E Indonesia 2012 aims to bring in international participations from Canada, China, Germany, India, Singapore and USA for this first edition.” Ms Lim continued.
John Gorton, Group Director of Reed Exhibitions in Australia said, “With Reed Exhibitions’ experience, knowledge and good relations with customers, we are confident that we are able to connect international suppliers with the dynamic Indonesian mining industry. Through our extensive surveys conducted with AIMEX 2011 exhibitors, REEDMININGEVENTS has received strong interest from over 100 Australian companies to participate in M&E Indonesia. In addition, we have also received positive interest from overseas exhibitors in Germany, China, USA and India.
“Under the brand of REEDMININGEVENTS, in Australia, Reed Exhibitions organises five B2B events for the mining industry, including AIMEX and QME, bringing together some 1,800 exhibitors and 40,000 mining professionals every two years.”
Mr Gorton added that “positive outcomes of our extensive research among international mining suppliers and buyers from throughout the ASEAN region, plus the high growth forecast for the Indonesian mining industry through to 2015 and beyond, made the launch of M&E Indonesia a ‘must-do’ activity. We are proud to add M&E Indonesia alongside our internationally-acclaimed mining exhibitions AIMEX and QME and we are firmly focused on delivering positive business outcomes for all participants.”
Also announced at the launch of M&E Indonesia 2012 is the collaboration between Reed Exhibitions, Indonesia’s leading Quad MICE Management and the Indonesian Mining Association (IMA) to organise the 2012 edition of the Asia Pacific Mining Conference alongside the trade exhibition. The conference, put together by Quad MICE Management and supported by IMA, is expected to attract some 1,000 senior mining industry professionals as delegates and will address current challenges, investments and business opportunities as well as future trends in the Indonesia mining industry. Seno Adhi Damono, Director of Quad MICE Management says, “This is a great opportunity to put Indonesia’s event management on the global map, to work with such an international company as REED Exhibition and IMA for this prestigious conference.”
Ir Syahrir AB, Executive Director of IMA commented, he is also pleased to partner with Quad MICE Management and Reed Exhibitions to produce a world-class prestigious exhibition and conference for the Indonesia mining industry. “With the latest regulations in place, there is an urgent need for the local industry to learn and step-up the processing of raw materials,” he says, “Such challenges and the rising business opportunities for Smelting/Processing, Barging/Transport/Infrastructure and Power/Energy sectors will be addressed at the event”
Together, M&E Indonesia and the Asia Pacific Mining Conference aims to be the leading business platform connecting Indonesia to the world, creating an effective inroad to Indonesia’s rising mining industry – fuelled by the continued growing demands for minerals and resources from the emerging Asian economies. M&E Indonesia 2012 will take place between 10 and 12 October 2012 at the Jakarta Convention Centre, Indonesia.
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