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AFR National Energy Summit

Can we solve the crisis

9-10 October 2017 | Sofitel Wentworth Sydney

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The Australian Financial Review is pleased to announce the program for the National Energy Summit – to be held on 9-10 October at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney.

While becoming one of the world’s biggest energy exporters, a decade of political division over climate change policy has undermined Australia’s traditional competitive advantage in cheap power generated from fossil fuels.

A national carbon pricing scheme was dismantled before it could become fully operational. Yet renewed increases in electricity and gas costs threaten energy-intensive processing industries.

The national electricity market has struggled to cope with the mandated expansion of Australia’s potentially rich supply of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources, threatening the stability of the grid and blackouts such as South Australia’s state-wide system failure in September 2016. Technological disruption could destabilise the grid further or help it to accommodate more dispersed power sources.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recently declared a national energy crisis, prompted by looming shortages of gas amid the expansion of LNG exports from Queensland and state government environmental restrictions on gas development, particularly in NSW and Victoria.

In response, the National Energy Summit will be held, serving as a national platform for policy debate surrounding this crisis, as well as industry networking.

More than 300 industry stakeholders are expected to be in attendance.



Who's Attending

  • Acciona Energy
  • Advisian – WorleyParsons Group
  • AEMO
  • Aggreko
  • Alinta Energy
  • Anglican Church Grammar School
  • ANT Energy Solutions
  • ANZ
  • ATCO Australia
  • Ausgrid
  • Australian Energy Council
  • Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Australian Gas Networks
  • Australian Philanthropic Services
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • Bird & Bird
  • Brookfield Australia Pty Ltd
  • Castlereagh Coal
  • Central Petroleum Ltd
  • Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
  • CS Energy
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of the Premier &
  • Department of the Prime Minister
  • Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Dexus
  • Dow Chemical Australia Pty Ltd
  • Ecovantage
  • Edge Energy Services
  • ENEA Australia
  • Energy Developments Pty Ltd
  • Energy Efficiency Council
  • Energy Innovation & Engineering
  • Energy Pipelines CRC Ltd
  • Energy Power Systems
  • Energy Queensland
  • Energy Queensland Limited
  • Epic Energy
  • Essential Energy
  • Fairfax Media
  • Freshwater Group
  • FTI Consulting
  • Gas Energy Australia
  • Gas Market Reform Group
  • Genex Power Limited
  • GHD
  • GreenSync
  • Hastings Funds Management
  • Houston Kemp Pty Ltd
  • IKEA Pty Ltd
  • James Engineering
  • Jemena
  • KPMG
  • Lidiar Group
  • Macquarie Capital
  • Macquarie Corporate Holdings
  • Manildra Group
  • Morphosis PC
  • Nano-Nouvelle
  • National Australia Bank
  • Office of Environment & Heritage
  • Petronas Australia
  • Power & Water Corporation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Purpose
  • PwC
  • Quanta Services
  • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
  • Rainbow Bee Eater Pty Ltd
  • RISC Operations Pty Ltd
  • Salesforce
  • Santos
  • Shell Energy Australia
  • Snack Brands Australia
  • Solar Analytics
  • Stanwell Corporation Ltd
  • Stockland
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd
  • Todae Solar
  • TransGrid
  • UNO Technology Pty Ltd
  • UNSW Future Energy Institute
  • Watt Watchers
  • Wester Power
  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Westpac
  • Woodside Energy Ltd
  • WSP
  • Yackborn Advisory
  • Zinfra Pty Ltd


The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Minister for the Environment & Energy

The Hon. Jay Weatherill

Premier, South Australia Government

The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Leader of the Opposition

Kevin Gallagher

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Santos

Frank Calabria

Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

Andrew Vesey

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, AGL

Dr Malcolm Roberts

Chief Executive, APPEA

Audrey Zibelman

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

John Pierce

Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

Innes Willox

CEO, AiGroup

Dr Alan Finkel AO

Chief Scientist, Australian Government

The Hon Don Harwin MLC

Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, Minister for the Arts, NSW Government

Zoe Yujnovich

Executive Vice President, Australia & New Zealand and Country Chair in Australia, Shell Australia

Rod Sims

Chairman, ACCC

Paula Conboy

Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

Luke Osborne

Chief Operations, Reposit Power

Neil Gibbs

Chairman, Greensync

Belinda Kinkead

Director - Australia, LO3 Energy

Ian Learmonth

CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

John Hirjee

Managing Director - Senior Research Analyst - Energy & Utilities, Deutsch Bank

Ben Wilson

CEO, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Saul Kavonic

Head of oil, gas, energy and renewables for Australasia, Wood MacKenzie

Mick McCormack

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, APA Group

Paul Italiano

CEO, Transgrid

Megan Houghton

Executive General Manager Energy Solution, ERM Power

Grant King

President, Business Council of Australia

Dr Cassandra Goldie

Chief Executive Officer, ACOSS

Paul Broad

Managing Director, Snowy Hydro

Chris Birrer

First Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure, Department of Defence

Professor Ian Harper

Senior Advisor, Deloitte Access Economics

David Maxwell

Managing Director, Cooper Energy

Rob Koh

Utilities and Infrastructure Research Analyst, Morgan Stanley

Mark Samter

Director, Credit Suisse

Dr Ralph Craven

Independent Non-Executive Director, Senex Energy

Bruce Cox

Managing Director, Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations

Lara Olsen

Regional Manager Business Development & Policy, Tesla Energy

Louis Vega

President & Managing Director Australia & New Zealand and Vice President, Olympic & Sports Solutions, The Dow Chemical Company

Royce DeSousa

General Manager - Energy & Sustainability, Visy

Michael Rath

National Lead Partner, Energy & Resources, Deloitte Australia

Mark Paterson

General Manager Consumer Energy, Horizon Energy

Dr Stephen Bell

CEO, Qenos Pty Ltd

Matthew van der Linden

Founder and Director, Flow Power

Mike Straughton

Environment and Resources Leader for Australasia, Arup

Danny Price

Founder and Managing Director of Frontier Economics (Australia)

Roger Lloyd

Managing Director, Palisade Investment Partners Limited

Andrew Dillon

Interim CEO, Energy Networks Australia

Chris Flynn

Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Renzo Gaggioli

Project Manager, South East Asia and Australia Region, Energy Group, Canadian Solar (Australia)

Ian Macfarlane

Chief Executive, Queensland Resources Council

Fiona Simson

President, National Farmers' Federation

when & where

09 - 10 Oct 2017

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9228 9188

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Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
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