THE Djakarta Mining Club and Coal Club Indonesia joined forces in Jakarta on April 16 for a special networking event to celebrate the first anniversary of the founding of both clubs. More than 140 attended the function held at the Gran Melia Hotel.

Mining Media International (MMI), publishers of The ASIA Miner and Coal Age Indonesia, invited the clubs’ inaugural organizing committee to the joint event to acknowledge the committee’s efforts in establishing the clubs and also to present a token of their appreciation.

MMI also thanked the Foundation Sponsor of both clubs Caterpillar along with other club sponsors Weir Minerals, Leighton, Orica, Reed Exhibitions and Australian International School Indonesia.

Guest speaker was PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia strategic development manager Daniel Butt. His interesting presentation included Indonesian examples of Leighton’s commitment to make the businesses of clients and suppliers more successful but with less risk.

The simple examples given demonstrated that Leighton is committed to open communication and genuine understanding to help clients provide more efficient services at lower cost. The examples demonstrated that Leighton staff members implement simple ideas to carry out projects quicker and cheaper without compromising quality in any way.

Daniel Butt was open to sharing information with attendees - even extending the Leighton group’s deals to anyone who would like to take advantage of such an offer.

In their first year of operation the Djakarta Mining Club and Coal Club Indonesia have achieved their objectives of providing a networking organization and educational opportunities to participants, and they have succeeded in attracting more than 800 members.

With such an encouraging start the organizers are determined for the clubs to become even more important as networking outlets enabling discussion between stakeholders and the creation of business opportunities both domestically and internationally.

MMI thanks the guest speaker, Djakarta Mining Club and Coal Club Indonesia sponsors and the inaugural organizing committee for the joint celebratory function and for their efforts during the first year.
The next Djakarta Mining Club networking event will be on August 14 in Jakarta with a subsequent event scheduled for October 30 and the next Coal Club Indonesia event will be on September 4 with further events scheduled for October 22 in conjunction with the Sumatra Miner and on November 20.

Preparations are progressing well for the inaugural Sumatra Miner conference and exhibition at the Aryaduta Hotel in Palembang, South Sumatra, from October 22-24. The event is being organized by MMI and will examine the mining industry in Sumatra, focusing primarily on coal but also including gold, silver and copper. It will also look at plans to provide more infrastructure in Sumatra.

Sumatra’s coal industry is the second largest in Indonesia, behind Kalimantan, but there is potential for it to grow and Sumatra Miner can play an important role in this process.
For inquiries about these MMI events contact Dimas Abdillah in Indonesia at [email protected] or Lanita Idrus in Australia at [email protected]

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