Welcome to the GeoSEA XIV and 45th IAGI Annual Convention2016, or “GIC 2016” where the Regional Congress on Geology, Mineral Resources and Energy in SE Asia collaborates with the annual scientific meeting of the Indonesian Association of Geologists (IAGI – Ikatan Ahli Geologi Indonesia). This convention aimsto bring an excellent opportunity to exchange scientific, technical information and to advance geoscience in multidisciplinary fields including oil, gas, mining industries as well as other related fields.
2016 marks a significant milestone for the ASEAN countries with the AEC era (ASEAN Economic Community). It is also a perfect time for us to highlightthe important geological issue of “ASEAN Earth Resources and Geoscientist Role in AEC Era” as the main theme of the convention. We hopethis main theme will encourage the government in ASEAN countries to focus more on exploration,production and development of resources as well as inventory. If applied successfully, the result will be a comprehensive transfer of information from upstream to downstream that can be valuable for executives, employees, lecturers, and students.Knowledge, ideas, and experiences will be shared during the technical and non-technical sessions. This Convention will also serve as a great opportunity for you to expose your visions and core technologies.
GIC Bandung 2016 will be held from the 10th to the 13thof October 2016in Bandung, West Java – just 150 kms southeast of Jakarta. As one of the major cities in Indonesia, Bandung has undergone a long historyinvolving the Indonesian Geological Association which was established in 1960. Bandung is also well known as the home of major Indonesian geological experts that have contributed significantlyto the development of geoscience and research in Indonesia.
On behalf of the committees GIC 2016, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate as delegates, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors. We look forward to welcoming you to GIC 2016, and hope that you can extend your visit to enjoy some of the best that Bandung and the rest of Indonesia has to offer – our geology, food, museums, and beautiful landscapes.
Iryanto Rompo (IAGI 4078)
Chairman of the GIC Bandung 2016