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Australian Renewable Energy Zones Conference

Delivering renewable energy opportunities, innovation, investment, infrastructure and jobs to regional Australia

19-20 May 2021 | Live at the Swissotel Sydney & Delivered Virtually

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Informa Australia is delighted to be holding the forthcoming Australian Renewable Energy Zones Conference, which will be held on the 19-20 May 2021 at the Swissotel Sydney.

The renewable energy industry is moving forward at a rapid pace providing opportunities for companies and communities. This event is perfectly timed to bring key stakeholders together to discuss the latest developments and initiatives in the recently announced Renewable Energy Zones (REZ).

In order to ensure reliable and affordable energy supply for energy consumers, State Governments are planning to invest in the creation of a growing number of REZ to help unlock a significant pipeline of large-scale renewable energy and storage projects while supporting private sector investment in regional Australia.  Renewable energy investment will help replace ageing coal-fired power stations, transforming the region and bringing investment into the local community.

By coordinating development in a strategic way, renewables energy zones also help us get the land use planning right, and renewables built in places that work for the community, developers and cost efficiency.

Join us to explore Australia’s REZ opportunities and developments.

Our key topics Include:

  • The need for REZ and potential impact and opportunity for regional Australia
  • The role REZ can play in regional area’s clean recovery from COVID-19
  • A look at state & local initiatives, policy and future plans for potentially 35 new zones
  • Development & investment opportunities and considerations
  • Transmission – Overcoming the barriers to achieve success….there’s no one size fits all approach
  • Stimulating regional investment, job growth, innovative infrastructure and creating thriving communities
  • Community engagement and social license
  • Stakeholder representation and strategies to ensure local content and jobs for the regions we operate in
  • The role of transparency, collaboration, alliances and clear communication to achieve success
  • Case Studies – Updates from renewable developers on their operational assets and proposed projects
  • Technology outlook

Spaces are strictly limited, don’t miss out on your chance to reconnect in 2021 and secure your all access pass today.


The Hon. Mick de Brenni

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement, Queensland Government

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Government

The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP

Minister for Energy and Mining, South Australian Government

Bobby Vidakovic

Director, Clean Futures, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Andrew Dyer

Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner

Richard Lowe

Executive Manager, Business Growth, TransGrid

Simon Franklin

Managing Director, ITP Developments

Christian Reilly

Director, Altura Group

Kim Nguyen

Director, Head of Australia, Foresight Group

Simon Currie

Principal, Energy Estate

Chloe Hicks

Director, Energy Infrastructure and Zones, NSW Department of Planning & Environment

Anh Mai

Executive Director, Renewable Energy Zones, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning Victoria

Meredith Anderson

Development Manager, Asset Development, Engie

Chris Jack

Senior Principal - Environment Sydney, pitt&sherry

Leanne Caelers

Director, Renewable Energy Zones | Energy Division, Department of Energy and Public Works, Queensland Government

Ash Salardini

General Manager, Trade and Economics, National Farmers’ Federation

Jacqueline Bridge

General Manager – Energy Markets, Powerlink

Lane Crockett

Head of Renewable Energy Infrastructure, Impact Investment Group

Emma Fishburn

Lead Director, Energy Transition, Deloitte

Prof Rose Amal

Scientia professor, UNSW

Killian Wentrup

Head of Solar Development, UPC\AC Renewables Australia

Bess Clark

General Manager - Project Marinus, TasNetworks

Tim Kennedy

Partner, Gilbert + Tobin

Lillian Patterson

Infrastructure Development Manager, AusNet Services

Craig Memery

Policy Team Leader, Energy + Water, Consumers’ Advocacy Program, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Andrew Bray

National Director, RE-Alliance

Professor Andrew Blakers

Director, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems

Cambell Klose

Campaigns Director, Farmers for Climate Action

Con van Kemenade

Head of Regulatory Affairs Australia, Enel Green Power

Sally Torgoman

Managing Director – Energy, PwC Australia

Cory Wright

NSW & ACT Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU)

Amy Kean

Director, Stride Renewables


Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities


There are many opportunities for networking, making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
T: +61 (0)2 9080 4334


The event will be held in a COVID-safe format, with an online streaming option also available. There are limited places for face to face conference passes so register now to avoid disappointment.

As the world’s leading events’ organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest level of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.

For additional information, please see our complete list of commitments on how we’ll keep this event AllSecure:

when & where

19 - 20 May 2021

Live at the Swissotel Sydney & Delivered Virtually
68 Market St,
Sydney NSW 2000

The event will be held in a COVID-safe format, with limited places for face to face delegates and an online streaming option also available

Swissotel Sydney Special Accommodation Rate: 10% discount off best available rate at the time of booking. In order to qualify, please call the Reservations Team on 02 9238 8888 between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday or email and quote INFORMA


Still have a question?

Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4315

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4334

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