• Indonesia’s Most Reputable Nickel Event
  •   400+ Participants over 4 years
  •   80% Senior Management decision makers

Eleven new nickel smelters are to be built in Indonesia over the next two years at a cost of $1.4 billion, said Coal and Minerals Director General Sukhyar. The 11 nickel smelters are all located in Sulawesi, Indonesia's main nickel ore region. "We estimate that if all these nickel smelters are completed, in 2018 we will be able to process 30 million tonnes of nickel ore - 50 percent of our nickel ore exports in 2013," he said

With a special focus on Nickel ore processing and beneficiation, and Indonesia nickel smelters progress, the 5th Annual Asia Nickel conference will again provide an excellent networking venue to collaborate policy makers, key project owners and investors to discuss opportunities in and outside of the region.

Key Issues to be discussed in 2015 include

Where is the demand

  • Examine global nickel supply and demand fundamentals
  • China demand dynamics - what can we expect?
  • Stainless steel production and demand outlook in the next 5 years
  • 300 series stainless steel market prospect

Ore Processing and Beneficiation

  • Options, economics and technical considerations
  • Case Studies

Supply - How Fast NPI Are Commissioned in Indonesia

  • NPI Smelter projects discussions - Comparing Experiences of Building Nickel Smelters in Indonesia
  • How to secure financing for the smelter projects
  • The economics of NPI in Indonesia
  • Technology update - direct nickel processing
  • Evaluate the prospect of developing stainless steel industry in Indonesia

Supply from the Rest of the World

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2015 Featured Speakers

Nico Kanter
President Director
PT Vale Indonesia Tbk, Indonesia
Ciho Darmawan Bangun
Operations Director
PT Central Omega Resources TBK
Ding ZhiQiang
Senior Manager
Base Metal Division, Baosteel Resources
Ajab Taofik Hidayat
Vice President-Technology Development
PT ANTAM (Persero) Tbk
Dr R Sukhyar
Indonesian Smelter and Mineral Processing Association (ISPA)

Indonesian Government Keynotes

  • Dr R Sukhyar, General Director, Mineral & Coal, Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources
  • Dr. Monty Girianna, Deputy Minister, Indonesia Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
  • Tamba Hutapea, Deputy Chairman of Investment Planning, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)

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