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[SYMEX 2020] Indonesia’s Biggest International Project Management Symposium and Exhibition!



12 Days before SYMEX 2020!

We couldn't wait to share the good news: You are invited to the Indonesia's BIGGEST International Project Management symposium & exhibition next March 11 - 12, 2020 in our fabulous city of Semarang.

"Buy experiences, not things. Experiences get better every time you talk about them".

Several Reasons Why You Should Attend SYMEX 2020:

  • Golden opportunities to professionally grow and network with key thought leaders
  • Learn from world-class experts with vast experience
  • World is changing so fast and learn how project management will transform in these rapid changes.
  • Earn 16 PDUs for PMI credential holders
  • Free networking dinner to have fun, create new friends and broaden network
  • 2 days symposium, 2 breakout sessions, 14 international and local speakers, 200 delegates
  • The biggest international symposium on project management in Indonesia

Have you registered yet at the BIGGEST International Symposium & Exhibition in Project Management in Indonesia?

Don’t miss this golden opportunity! it's truly a great place to meet new people, reunion with old friends, and broaden your project management network with not only from Indonesia but also from other countries.

Come and join two-day event SYMEX 2020 to gain a better insight to develop your leadership, transform and innovate our business, strengthen our human capital and business resilience from the Project Management perspective.

Visit our symposium website to find the latest speakers line up as the evaluation committee finalizing their selections.

With due regard to global concern, travel concern, and other circumstances, we do have a slight change in our speaker line-up. However, we are still doing our best to present our high calibre speakers, they are:


Meet our 1st Keynote Speaker - Indrawan Nugroho
Challenges In Agile Transformation: A Project Management Perspective


Nowadays, corporations are eager to embrace agile transformation. Everywhere around the world, phrases such as tribes, squads, sprints, and iterative process become management catchphrases that separate executives who are ready for the future and those who will get left behind. Numerous agile tools and methodologies are being adopted. Agile projects are being deployed. And six months later when all the hypes have diminished... confusion takes root, disappointments are everywhere, and apathy emerges. Employees begin to say, “we should go back to the old ways of doing things”. Agile transformation fails miserably. This session would outline challenges faced by agile practitioners when running agile projects during corporate transformation. Some ideas on possible solutions would also be discussed.

Indrawan is a Business Innovation Consultant, founder and CEO of Corporate Innovation Asia (CIAS) with mission is to help corporation design and implement innovation to drive business performance.

Among many of his social innovation initiatives, is the Local Genius Program. It is a continuing program which scout, recruit and develop talented individuals from many regions of Indonesia and then equip them with necessary support and infrastructure on a mission to empower local communities. For this initiative, Indra received the World Game Prestigious Award for the Most Impactful Program from Ericsson International.

Indrawan is also an Agile Certified Professional in Coaching Agile Transition from International Consortium of Agile. One of his concern about Agile is challenges in Agile Transformation in Project Management Perspective. 

Meet our 2nd Keynote Speaker - Tya Adhitama
The Evolving Leader, Can I trust you?

tyaIn the digital and information era, leaders will make the most significant difference through human touch. This breakout session will explore themes of trust-based leadership. Participants will work in groups to complete a root cause analysis and develop a solution-focused action plan. Tya brings more than 35 years of hands-on experience to share with her clients having worked through the ranks up to executive positions in manufacturing, management, banking and finance, training, education, non-profits and philanthropy. She consults, mentors and coaches’ individuals and groups at all levels of an organization, serving Indonesian national and multinational companies as well as international organizations. Her engaging approach is solution-focused, using deceptively simple tools and techniques, that enables clients to develop clear and measurable action plans to move them towards achieving their vision through short-, medium and long-term goals.

Tya holds an undergraduate degree in Communication from the University of Indonesia, an MBA from Darden Business School, University of Virginia, a Non-Executive Director (NED) diploma from Financial Times Hong Kong, and a Coach certification from Erickson International (ECIC-0119284)

Meet our 3rd Keynote Speaker – Amin Leiman
Using Appreciative Inquiry to Transform Your Project of Tomorrow


Many organizations are undergoing some types of digital transformations and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) seems to be a great tool to facilitate this journey.  Those of us who have been exposed to the principles of positive change would agree that AI can revolutionize our projects by aligning our organization positive core strengths.

The purpose of this session is to share the basic principles of Appreciative Inquiry and how it can be used to facilitate the desired change in your organization.  AI will spark ideas that will help you bring the principles of “whole system positive change” to your organizations in particular and communities in general.  As project managers we need to bring the best in our people and teams.

Amin helps organizations enhance their collective project intelligence by coaching and training them using the latest emerging practices of project management including AGILE. Currently, he is working on an Agile Transformation Project at a large government organization in Los Angeles, California. His most recent clients include Los Angeles County Information Services Department (ISD), California Institute of Technology, IPAC, and Platinum Resources Group. Also, he teaches PMP® Examination Preparation Workshop in the greater Los Angeles area and Metro Manila, Philippines. Further, he was an adjunct professor at Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii, Manoa specializing in Advanced Auditing course. Previously, he was the Director of IT Audit at Hawaiian Electric Industries, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Amin’s diverse project management experience includes working as a Cyber Security Assessment Team (CSAT) Lead Consultant at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Stations (SONGS), California and an Organization Change Management Coach for the IT department of the State of Hawaii.

He holds an MSBA in IT Auditing from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an MBA from Thunderbird Global School of Management, Glendale, Arizona. Also, he receives his undergraduate degree in business administration from California State University, Los Angeles. Further, he attended Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan. Amin is an author of two books: Karate Project Management (available on and PEPS – PMP Examination Preparation Strategies. He is currently co-writing his third book with Christine Cornejo: “OUR AGILE BEING”. Amin practices traditional Japanese Karate and holds a first black belt degree from SKIF, Japan. He is also a finisher of Honolulu Marathons. Amin speaks conversational Japanese and Chinese. 

Meet our Speakers - Silvia Halim
MRTJ, Yes We Can!!!


As a capital city with large population, Jakarta represent Indonesia’s rate of economic growth. With the large productive age population, the consumption of private vehicles is growing so fast which directly resulted in a worsening traffic congestion. This situation need to be dealt urgently with an effective public transportation system to overcome Jakarta traffic congestion. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta is expected to become a reliable back bone of the public transportation in Jakarta.

To deliver the MRT Project, PT MRT Jakarta (MRTJ) developed some guidelines for project implementation such as Project Management (PM) Manual, Quality Management System, Project Quality Management Plan, Occupational Health and Safety, Railway Safety Management System, Security Management System as well as the Risk Management guideline.

Many challenges were faced in the delivery of this first MRT project in Jakarta such as the long land acquisition process, management of underground utilities, changes in government’s regulations that result in many design changes and complex interfacing contractor’s management. These challenges have also resulted in many Variation Orders, Claims, Time Extension and many others contractual matters that MRTJ had to manage and resolve with the contractors.  

Silvia Halim is Construction Director PT MRT Jakarta since 2016 with passion to develop and upgrade transportation construction. One of Her experience in manage project exclude MRTJ is Upgrading of Woodsville Interchange with budget S$ 130 million for Construction 3 road tunnels underneath the Woodsville Interchange including the associated Facility Building; Woodsville Flyover; and, Upgrading the Woodsville Junction which is one of the busiest junction in Singapore.

She also has qualification of Construction Productivity Management issued by Building Construction Authority (BCA), Singapore) and one of her paper “Continual Advancement and Innovation for Bridge, Flyover and Viaduct Construction Methodologies in Urbanised Singapore” published in the 25th World Road Congress.


What are you waiting for?

Register online at before 31th January 2020 to get New Year special price.

 SYMEX 2020 is proudly brought to you by:
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The Sponsorship comes with the following benefits:

  • Outreach to the attendees many of whom are key decision makers
  • Great benefits through the association with Global PMI brand
  • Increased brand awareness in the Project Management community internationally
  • Networking with key corporate decision makers attending the conference
  • Highly cost-effective means of marketing to the targeted audience

The SYMEX 2020 sponsorship packages, comprising of various opportunities for the sponsors, can be obtained in this link. We will work with the sponsors, to maximize their opportunity to reach out to the delegates.

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