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  • 30 June 2014
    The 10th Balikpapan Expo 2014: GSB Supported Balikpapan Mining and Gas

    BALIKPAPAN - Indonesia's mining and gas industry's biggest event, the Balikpapan Expo 2014 is consistently appealing to mining, oil and gas business owners in Indonesia. The expo successfully hosted the targeted 311 exhibitors in mining and gas from 21 countries such as Australia, Singapore and Malaysia. On its 10th times, the expo has become more international and attracted more countries from outside of the region.

    The expo took place at the Balikpapan Sports and Convention Centre (BSCC) Dome on Thursday, 12-14 June 2014. The expo matched buyers and sellers in mining and gas, showcased the development in the industry's upcoming technology, drilling machines, industrial equipment, spare parts, excavator, health and safety equipment, etc. This year's expo provided a sharing platform between professionals and mining and gas policy makers whereby they shared knowledge, experience and expertise.

    The expo was well attended especially so for this year, the expo also showcased other industries: agribusiness and forestry. The last two sectors were included to accommodate the current development of the latter in Kalimantan.

    This expo is really interesting because I can see the latest development in mining and gas. It expands my knowledge of the sector and what type of technology my competitors use, said Afriadi, an engineer for a multinational mining company.

    To align the needs of exhibitors and the event and to support Balikpapan's mining and gas sector, Grand Sudirman Balikpapan (GSB) and Aston Balikpapan Hotel used this opportunity to provide meeting venue to further facilitate tenants and exhibitors. Interested meeting attendees could rent meeting room with special rate.

    We are so happy that they responded to our initiative positively. We want to support mining and gas industry in Balikpapan, and providing this initiative is proven to be very useful and highly appreciated, confirmed Eka, Grand Sudirman Balikpapan's Tenant Relation Officer.