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Event Overview

Following on from the success of our 2013 event, Metal Bulletin is delighted to announce the return of the 2nd Asian Nickel Conference, taking place on the 23rd and 24th September at the Ritz Carlton, Mega Kuningan in Jakarta.

The Indonesian export ban on unprocessed mineral ore, which has been effective from January this year, has surprised many in the industry for its severity. For many minor Indonesian producers, their existence hangs in the balance. The ban also has major ramifications for the global market, with reduced exports from Indonesia - a major supply source – largely impacting market fundamentals and prompting talks of the metal returning to its pre-recession price highs of 2006. The industry would indeed seem to have reached a watershed moment.

Discussions at Metal Bulletin’s 2nd Asian Nickel Conference will centre around the ongoing ramifications of the ban to both domestic and international markets, convening leading producers and businesses throughout the nickel value chain. In such a crucial time for the nickel market, this conference provides the perfect opportunity to learn more about the future opportunities and threats for the industry. It is an event that simply cannot be missed for any nickel-related businesses. 


Key Topics to include: 

  • Understanding the ban – why did the Indonesian government impose the ban and execute it as far as they have?
  • How have industry producers been affected by the ban?
  • Chinese NPI production – how has it been affected?
  • The current status of the stainless steel industry and end user markets
  • Profiling the new President elect – will he make life easier or more difficult for nickel miners?
  • The Philippines– can they fulfill the production supply gap left behind by the Indonesia?
  • Analysis of Chinese nickel related investments in Indonesia
  • Adding value – what are the prospects for smelter development in Indonesia?
  • Pricing forecasts and insights from key analysts
  • Junior Miner showcase 

Who should attend:

  • Nickel miners and producers
  • Ferronickel producers
  • NPI producers
  • Stainless steel producers
  • Traders 
  • Analysts and consultants 
  • Alloy producers 
  • Freight companies 
  • Technology companies

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