Gas Indonesia Summit and Exhibition (GIS) 2017 ended on 14 July 2017, after three days of insightful discussions and intensive networking.
Held from 12 – 14 July at the Jakarta Convention Centre, it attracted over 2638 energy industry players especially those focusing on gas and LNG, from 27 countries.
“Indonesia’s energy industry has always been a focal point for the Indonesian economy, attracting both local and international investors. We are very happy with the support of the Directorate General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and SKK Migas and many international companies for the event. This way we could offer a holistic platform that gives participants and the visitors a multi-dimensional perspective of the entire gas and LNG value chain in an Indonesian context,” said Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Vice President – Asia, dmg :: events Asia Pacific. He added, “Visitor numbers more than doubled compared to last year’s inaugural edition. This proves we are on the right track.”
Positive and dynamic outlook for the Indonesian gas and LNG industry
The GIS platform, under the theme of Advancing Indonesia’s Gas & LNG Industry, provides a unique opportunity for key gas players of the region to gather intelligence, exchange opinions and information on the latest insights and outlooks of the gas and LNG market in the region. The Conference discussed issues such as updates on the region’s gas policies and regulations, PLN’s 35 000 MW program, map of investment and new opportunities for large to small-scale gas and LNG infrastructure, gas in Indonesia’s future energy mix as well as latest onshore and offshore technologies that will reduce cost of developments and distributions.
Julian Thomas, VP, Corporate, AG&P said, “We found the Gas Indonesia Summit and Exhibition extremely relevant to our business given our specific focus on developing innovative, end-to-end solutions for last-mile delivery of gas or LNG to off-grid customers across Indonesia. We see the event as a good platform for making those critical connections with potential customers and partners from around the region.”
The road ahead for the Indonesian gas and LNG industry
With the expectation of the economic growth, Director General of the Directorate General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, IGN Wiratmaja Puja, said in the Opening Ceremony of the event, that the domestic demand for gas will increase and by year 2035 the domestic demand will be covered by local supply. Mr Wiratmaja also highlighted that while challenges and opportunities abound in the gas and LNG industry in Indonesia, he urged both local and international companies to identify how they can improve the utilisation of energy to make Indonesia “brighter” and be able to provide electricity to its growing economy. He also emphasised the need to build more vital infrastructure to support this growing demand that facilitates the distribution of LNG throughout the country more efficiently.
The Indonesian government also wants to increase its priority to build infrastructure on the eastern parts of Indonesia by setting up virtual pipeline to distribute gas to and from remote areas. To build this infrastructure, the government needs at least US$48 billion which is expected that it comes from investors from all over the world.
Paving the way for a vibrant gas and LNG landscape in Indonesia
"Gas Indonesia Summit and Exhibition gives us an opportunity to reinforce our relationship with existing customers by showing them our operations here in Indonesia. It's a great place to let them know about our latest innovations and find out first-hand what are the needs of our prospects. It is always great to put a face to a name when we meet our customers both old and new," said Fuad Hasyim, President Director, PT. KBR Indonesia.
“Indonesia is an important market for Cheniere and the LNG industry. The Gas Indonesia Summit and Exhibition is an excellent forum that brings together stakeholders, both public and private, from different segments of the natural gas and LNG value chain. The exchange of ideas and ability to network with a wide range of counterparts focused on Indonesia makes this conference unique,” said Doug Wharton, Director Origination, Cheniere Marketing Pte. Ltd.
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