FOREWORD CHAIRMAN IIGCE 2017

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome you all to The 5th Indonesia International Geothermal Convention & Exhibition (IIGCE) 2017 to be held on August 2 - 4, 2017 at Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia. I am proud that the 5th IIGCE 2017 become a prominent geothermal event in the region, where government agencies, policy makers, key stakeholders, investors, services companies, academicians and expertises in geothermal industry gather to share the latest developments in geothermal industry and build professional relationship as well as exchange breakthrough ideas among the experts.

This year’s convention, themed: “Moving Forward Under Current Challenges, Obstacles and Opportunities toward Achieving Geothermal Development 2025 Target”, will deal with the challenges from the regulation matter up to the need on the latest technolgy application, current practices and advancements in the geothermal industry as well as its contribution to the society.

Therefore, in this convention, we have designed a special keynote session that will be delivered by our honorable guests, the Vice Chairman of the Parliament (DPR) and the Ministers of related Ministry offices that will get involve with the geothermal development in the country including CEO of one of the developer and 2 (two) plenary sessions during 2 (two) days convention which will be featuring distingushed speakers from Developers, Offtaker, Consultant up to the Manufacturer. It is expected that they will express their thoughts and opinions which shall refer to the theme and share their knowledge, ideas and experience related to the geothermal development particularly in Indonesia and the rest of the globe.

The 5th IIGCE 2017 will also be held in conjunction with the 17th Annual Scientific Convention of the Indonesian Geothermal Association (INAGA) that will focus on the technical presentation. Last year more than 100 papers were submitted and presented by the geothermal experts from various disciplines among others geologist, geophysicist, geochemist, reservoir engineers, drillers, up to social matter experts. Therefore, for this year we also expect the same number of technical papers to be presented. So, the 5th IIGCE 2017 is aimed to provide great opportunity to exchange breakthrough ideas and experiences among the practitioners to overcome the challenges and to overpass barrier in Indonesia’s geothermal industry.

The other programs of IIGCE 2017 offer you writing and photo competition, exhibition and business to business opportunity. I also encourage you to join our field trip to Darajat Geothermal Field which is currently producing 271 MW electricity, located in West Java which allows professionals, academicians and other interested parties to learn further more about geothermal industry and it’s development in Indonesia.

As the chairman of the 5th IIGCE 2017, I am pleased to extend my warmest invitation, great appreciation to the speakers, paper presenters, sponsors, advertisers and exhibitors for their participation, sharing thought and expertise, contribution and support to make this Convention an interesting and successful event, not only for respective personal development but also for the progress of the nation.

I would therefore like to respectfully invite everyone to be a part of this event and look forward to welcoming you in the 5th IIGCE 2017.

 

Enjoy the programs,

 

Suharsono Darmono
Chairman
The 5th Indonesia Geothermal Convention & Exhibition (IIGCE) 2017