To address the increasing demand for natural gas, Indonesia will host its first ever gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) centric summit and exhibition. The Gas Indonesia Summit and Exhibition (GIS), supported by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia (ESDM), will take place at the Shangri-La Jakarta, Indonesia from 15 to 17 March 2016.
Set to spark conversations on the energy sector in Indonesia, GIS will serve as a holistic platform for regional and international energy players to exchange insights and industry trends moving ahead. Investment and infrastructure development opportunities across the region will also be hot topics discussed during the three-day summit.
“With the Indonesian government’s recent gas development plans, it not only affects the domestic market, but future investments and developments in the gas pipeline, import and export facilities. This provides a great avenue for industry thought leaders to come to together to share how they can work together to further the gas agenda in Indonesia and beyond. With GIS 2016, we are enabling this exchange of big ideas and facilitating a regional hub,” said Matthew Meredith, Executive Vice President of dmg :: events, organiser of GIS.
The conference’s keynote address will be delivered by a senior representative of the Directorate General of Oil and Gas Indonesia, and will be followed by 13 break-out sessions over two days (16-17 March).
Themed Revolutionising the Indonesian Gas Market, topics that will be addressed includes:
- Indonesia’s energy outlook;
- Financing and investing in Indonesian gas projects;
- Small-scale LNG as a feasible solution for Indonesia;
- Gas and LNG for power and marine fuel;
- Latest technology for LNG infrastructure and distribution;
Other notable session speakers include senior representatives from SKK Migas, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, KOGAS, PT Medco Power Generation Indonesia, Tokyo Gas Asia Pte Ltd, Uniper Global Commodities SE, Wood Mackenzie, PT Pertamina (Persero), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, PT Badak NGL among some.
Aside from the main conference on 16 and 17 March, a series of synergised features and activities which encompass the entire value chain of the natural gas & LNG industry will also be the highlights at GIS.
The event will kick-off with a pre-conference commercial workshop led by Ashurst on 15 March. The workshop will centre on a number of the key legal, regulatory and commercial issues in developing large scale natural gas projects, in particular liquefaction and LNG regasification projects, and will also touch on some of the key challenges ahead for gas to power in Indonesia.
Another highlight of the summit is the Student Programme taking place on 17 March. As part of dmg :: event’s launch initiative in Indonesia and Indonesia’s focus on local content development, the organisers have incorporated a platform to nurture and develop young professionals looking to enter the industry. The Student Programme aims to introduce final-year students and first-year graduates to the local, regional and international gas industry by providing them with a 2-hour roundtable session of their own.
Already a draw amongst exhibitors, visitors can expect a diverse selection of solutions and ideas from more than 60 Indonesian and international players at the 2 day exhibition. Exhibiting companies include PT Anglo Euro Energi Indonesia, Gas Natural Fenosa, Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Indonesia and many more. Among some of the participants already registered to attend include those from the government sectors, international and national oil companies, onshore and offshore transportation companies, EPCs, classification societies as well as power and utility companies.
Underscoring the significance of GIS, Banu Kannu, GM Marketing – Middle East, Asia & Australia, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions said, “GIS is the region’s one stop show for the natural gas and LNG ecosystem, serving as a springboard for business success. It is the ideal platform for people, technology and ideas to converge to create great value for our trade partners and customers. We are delighted to be part of GIS which is powered by Gastech and the support that we have and continue to receive from the natural gas and LNG community over the years is the best testimonial to the relevance and importance of this platform.”
Visitors to the exhibition can also attend a special session on 16 March, which features opportunities on collaboration between Indonesian and Korean enterprises. Speakers include KOGAS, POSCO, LATTICE Technology, Hyundai Heavy Industries EMD, Korea Maritime and Ocean University and more.
For more information on GIS, please visit www.gasindosummit.com.