Dozens of investment companies have already confirmed their attendance at the inaugural Indonesia coal forum to be held at Jakarta’s Grand Hyatt Hotel from October 31 to November 3.

Hosted by International Metals and Mining Australia (IMM) and IBC Asia, the forum will focus on raising capital for Indonesia’s coal mining sector. Organizers say it will be the perfect networking platform for potential investors looking to secure an interest in Indonesian coal mines, infrastructure and technology.

The Indonesian Forestry Minister His Excellency Zulkifli Hasan, Trade Minister Dr. Mari ElkaPangestu and Mineral Resources Director General Dr Thamrin Sihite are among the government representatives listed as speakers for the event. Other highly influential speakers and industry heavyweights from coal companies, coal buyers and international investors will be sharing regulatory updates and partnership opportunities as well as strategic plans for investment success in the Indonesian mining sector.

The chairman of the Indonesian Coal Mining Association, Bob Kamandanu, says

other objectives of the forum will be to provide a platform for tier 1 and 2 mining companies looking for partners to raise finance for their projects. He says it’s a major bid to attract investors to develop new infrastructure and showcase the opportunities for collaboration on the country’s emerging coal projects.

"The Indonesia Coal Investment Forum will be the region’s first and only coal investment focused mining conference. Based on the recommendation of APBI-ICMA, the forum will continue to serve as the authoritative link between global capital and investors and Indonesia’s Coal mining sector,” says Bob Kamandanu.

Representatives from companies including Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, Rio Tinto and Credit Suisse are among those registered to attend the forum.

A Pre-Conference Symposium will be held on October 31 from 9 am – 4pm with the topic: Outlining capital raising options and finance opportunities. And a Post-Conference Workshop on November 3 from 9am - 4pm will have the topic: Investing in Indonesian mining projects.

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