About IPA Convex

The IPA Convention and Exhibition is the most prominent oil and gas event in the region will return this year. The 41 st IPA Convention and Exhibition will bring you policy makers, regulators, experts, investors, operators and support sector to exchange ideas, advanced technologies and partnership for future investment in Indonesia.

The 41st IPA Convention & Exhibition 2017

  • Theme                                          : “Accelerating Reform to Re-Attract Investment to Meet the Economic Growth Target”
  • Location                                       : Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center
  • Date                                              : 17 – 19 May 2017
  • Opening Ceremony                  : Wednesday, 17 May 2017 (Invitation Only)
  • Trade Visitors by Invitation   : Wednesday, 17 May 2017 (14.00 – 18.00)
  • Open for Public                         : Thursday, 18 May 2017 (08.00 – 18.00)
    •                                             : Friday, 19 May 2017 (08.00 – 16.00)

Chairman's Letter

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Indonesian Petroleum Association, to invite you to the 41st IPA Convention and Exhibition which will be held on 17-19 May 2017 at the Jakarta Convention Center.

The industry has been facing challenging times brought by significant drop in oil price. The market condition forces a hard look into current business structures and practices, not only in upstream oil and gas sector. Long-term business sustainability challenges industry players to find a new way of working then adapt to the new normal. Efficiency and productivity become anchor points on top of survivability.

However, the pursuit of new investment, additional reserves and more sustainable productions must prevail as they bring not just oil and gas but the many positive trickle-down effect to the economy and society.

It is in such spirit that this year’s theme is “Accelerating Reform to Re-Attract Investment to Meet the Economic Growth Target”. Indonesian upstream oil and gas sector is no longer a mere state revenue generator, but the engine for economic growth through its multiplying effect.

This year's Convention will bring a selection of plenaries and technical sessions featuring prominent government officials, captains of the industry, key stakeholders, and credible analysts.

The highly-anticipated plenary sessions will take stock on the current reality, understand the extent of the multiplier effect to the economy and deep-dive into ways to reform current policies and regulations to be relevant with ever changing business environment.

The highly-coveted technical sessions will discuss advances in science and technology, and their novel applications to solve problems in operations.

The vast exhibition area displays the latest in oil and gas products, technologies and key projects, providing updates and business opportunity for all.

Lastly, let’s not forget that it is also an excellent opportunity to re-acquaint with friends and business colleagues, and to expand your professional network in the bustling capital of Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

See you in Jakarta!

Michael C. Putra

IPA Mission

Our Mission is to be the voice of the upstream oil and gas industry in Indonesia and to work collaboratively with all stakeholders to promote the industry for the benefit of government, investors, communities, employees, customers and the environment.

IPA Long Term Objectives

Support government petroleum sector objectives by strengthening the partnership with government to maximize production from and investment in the petroleum industry Promote exploration investment to increase reserves and production Promote gas exploration and development investment by enhancing upstream economic viability and securing clarity and certainty over key gas issues Improve Indonesia's investment competitiveness with respect to taxation by taking opportunities presented in the new tax law to harmonize conflicting laws and regulations Enhance investment efficiency by streamlining the VAT and Duties regime where different procedures apply to different vintages of PSC Promote industry as an employer of choice and enhance total workforce capabilities.