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4th Annual Australian Renewable Energy Zones Conference

29-30 May 2024 | Swissotel, Sydney

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the 4th Annual Australian Renewable Energy Zones Conference, which will be held on the 29-30 May 2023 at the Swissotel Sydney

The transformation of Australia’s electricity system & the accelerating growth of renewable energy across Australia is unprecedented. We are in the midst of a renewable revolution as we unlock the potential to become a renewable energy superpower with significant investments and development of renewable energy generation and technologies.

The event is perfectly timed to bring together and engage key stakeholders to discuss the latest developments and initiatives in the Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) across Australia.

By coordinating development in a strategic way, REZ will help secure future energy needs, deliver minimum cost energy, strengthen our economy through new investment and jobs, while maintaining net zero emissions.

Our key topics Include:

  • The transformation of Australia’s electricity system
  • A look at state & local initiatives, policy, and future plans for new zones
  • The opportunity for regional Australia to foster long term prosperity & job creation
  • Development & investment – opportunities, considerations & risks.
  • Transmission – The missing link and bottleneck to achieve success
  • Storage – The key to improving supply and price security
  • What more can be done to increase community consultation, improve local acceptance for projects and avoid misinformation?
  • Overcoming hurdles – The role of transparency, collaboration & alliances
  • Case Studies – Updates from developers on operational assets and proposed projects
  • Renewable technology showcase & outlook


James Hay

Chief Executive, Energy Corporation of NSW (EnergyCo)

Alistair Parker

Chief Executive Officer, VicGrid, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Leanne Caelers

Executive Director REZ and Transformation, Queensland Department of Energy and Climate

Renene Windsor

Energy Leader NSW & ACT, Aurecon

Adriana Loreto

Principal - Power, Beca

Sharon Gray

Group Manager, Diversity, Indigenous and Social Inclusion, CPB Contractors

Crystal Serblan

Director - Communications and Engagement, RPS

Kala Saban

Associate Director, Rewiring the Nation, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Brad Cam

General Manager, Mid-Western Regional Council

Lorna Bishop

Director, Engagement and Change Advisory, Aurecon

Dominic Luddy

Community and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Acciona Energía

Louise Johnson

Community & Stakeholder Engagement Lead (NSW), Acciona Energía

Michael Frangos

Chief Executive Officer, Indigenous Energy Australia

Simon Currie

Co-Founder and Chief Projects Officer, Energy Estate

Dr Nicholas Aberle

Director – Energy Generation & Storage, Clean Energy Council

Carla Martinez

Principal, Communities and Social Performance, WSP Australia

Sally Torgoman

Partner, KPMG Australia

Nigel Buchanan

General Manager, Commercial Electricity Infrastructure, APA Group

Dr John Gardner

Empowerment Lead, Smart Energy Mission, CSIRO

Kellie O’Callaghan

Chair, Regional Development Australia | Gippsland

Claire Morgan

Senior Project Officer, EnergyCo

David O’Hara

General Manager of Projects, Transgrid

Jamie Reeves

Executive Director and Founding Partner, Niche

Dr Peter Benyon

Australian Market Leader – Power, GHD

Ankur Maheshwari

Technical Director, AMCL

Taylor McKenzie

Commercial Manager, Iberdrola Australia Networks

Daniel Kruimel

Sales Manager – Asia-Pacific, Woolpert

Audrey Bailly

Account Executive, Ansarada Procure

Maja Barnett

Project Director, Liverpool Range Wind Farm, Tilt Renewables

Amy Kean

Partner, Stride Renewables

Gerard Carew

General Manager, Renewable Energy Zones, AusNet

Nicola Saltman

Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, Stride Renewables

Heidi McElnea

Regional Coordinator, Community Power Agency

Joshua Walker

General Manager of Infrastructure Delivery, Transgrid

Rachele Williams

Director, Plenary Group

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Connect with your industry peers at the Australia Renewable Energy Zones Conference 2024.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, refreshment breaks and lunches, 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

Event Photos

Australian Renewable Energy Zones 2023

Event Code Of Conduct

We want everyone who comes to our events to have a great experience. This code explains our expectations and rules, which includes general good practice behaviour, and how to report anything witnessed or experienced that goes against them. Read our Event Code of Conduct here.

ConnectMe + Streamly

ConnectMe • Networking enhanced

All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.


Streamly • On-Demand video vault

Streamly is a new video platform from Informa Connect – hosting hours of session recordings from our events and more. Select the Streamly add-on at the checkout to receive year round access to exclusive On-Demand session recordings from all of our related energy events*. Login information will be sent post event. For more information visit our Streamly page.

* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

29 - 30 May 2024

Swissotel, Sydney
68 Market St,
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9238 8888

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Still have a question?

General Information & Registration
Customer Service
+61 2 9080 4307

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4334

Speaking Enquiries
Alexandra Bennet
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4315

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Libbie Sinclair
Marketing Manager

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