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Queensland Energy

The key networking forum for Queensland’s dynamic energy sector

19-20 February 2024 | Hilton Brisbane

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Join us in 2024 as we return to Brisbane for the 2nd Annual Queensland Energy Development Conference – The key networking forum for Queensland’s energy industry.

Back in September 2022, the Queensland Government launched the Energy and Jobs Plan, an ambitious and complex energy program aiming to produce 80 per cent of Queensland’s power from renewable sources by 2035, and funding several clean energy projects across the State, including the world’s largest pumped hydro storage.

The rollout of renewables has been held up by delays in planning, transmission and connection and commissioning, so what is the state of play after 12 months since the announcement of the plan? What has the plan achieved so far? What are the progress to date of the major projects? Have they started delivering the promised infrastructure and jobs? Find the answers at this event you can’t miss, as we discuss:

  • Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan – where are we at?
  • An update of the clean energy projects: wind farms, pumped hydro, large scale-solar, battery storage
  • Transmission infrastructure – supporting the transition of the energy market to a lower carbon emissions future
  • An update on the hydrogen industry in the State
  • Responding to the changing needs of consumers through the transition
  • Investment opportunities
  • The importance of community engagement, social license & integrated planning
  • The development of Queensland’s REZs

“De Brenni said Queensland was “on track” to reach its legislated target of 50% of energy to be renewable-generated by 2030, followed by 70% by 2032 and 80% by 2035.”
– The Guardian, August 2023

“When it comes to transmission, social licence is the most important issue we have to face. A near-total rebuild of the grid comes with challenges, particularly for the communities where projects will be built”
– Minister Chris Bowen, May 2023 – Australian Financial Review

“Only when renewables dominate the market will we see wholesale electricity prices come down permanently, so this (REZs) roadmap is crucial to taking real action on easing the cost-of- living through the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan,”
– Minister Mick de Brenni, July 2023


Kim Richards MP

Member for Redlands, Queensland Parliament

Paul Martyn

Director General, Department Of Energy & Public Works

Steve Quilter

Executive General Manager Commercial Strategy and Energy Futures, Stanwell Corporation Limited

Emma Roberts

Executive General Manager, CS Energy

Tom Metcalfe

Chief Executive Officer, CleanCo Queensland

Craig Francis

CEO, Genex Power

Simon Currie

Co-Founder and Chief Projects Officer, Energy Estate

Jarrod Irving

Senior Adviser Renewable Gas Development, AGIG

Leanne Caelers

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

Simon Shaw

Managing Director, H2C

Amanda Rebar

Lead of Social Insights Research, CQU

Martin Hablutzel

Head of Sustainable Energy Systems Asia Pacific, Siemens Energy Pty. Ltd

Daniel Andersen

General Manager Energy Markets, Powerlink

Gerard Reilly

General Manager Communications, Customer & Engagement, Powerlink

Danielle Beinart

EGM Networks & Technical, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

Christiaan Zuur

Director of Market, Grid & Investment, Clean Energy Council

Michael Kilcullen

Senior Manager Engineering and Project Delivery, Fortescue Future Industries

David Snashall

Associate Director - Energy Market Leader, EMM Consulting

David Scaysbrook

Managing Partner, Quinbrook Infrastructure

Kala Saban

Associate Director, Rewiring the Nation, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Masahiro Echigoya

Managing Director, ENEOS Australia Pty Ltd

Leah McKenzie

Project Director, Borumba Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project, Qld Hydro

Louie Trajkoski

Director Investment, NAIF

Karrina Nolan

Executive Director, Original Power

Dr Liam Byrnes

Executive Director, Department of Energy and Public Works

Kahil Lloyd

Acting Deputy Director-General for Hydrogen, Department of Energy and Public Works (QLD)

Jason Lancelot

Senior Solution Engineer, InEight

Wes Horwood

Head of Future Energy Projects, CS Energy

Glenn Springall

General Manager Renewables & Distributed Energy, Energy Queensland

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: 02 9080 4334

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.

Event Code of Conduct

This code explains our expectations and rules, which includes general good practice behaviour – because actions can impact others and everyone has a role to play in getting it right.

Anyone not following these rules or behaving in an unacceptable way will be asked – and expected – to stop doing so immediately and may be removed from the event. Read our Event Code of Conduct here.


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

19 - 20 Feb 2024

Hilton Brisbane
190 Elizabeth St,
Brisbane City QLD 4000
(07) 3234 2000

The Hilton Brisbane has provided a discount of 20% off Hotel’s Best Available (Flexible) Rate* for attendees for the duration of the Conference.

Bookings can be made online :

* Rooms and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking, we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment


Still have a question?

Diana Lauzi
Conference Manager

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4334

Chris Shorthouse
Marketing Manager

Richard Beattie
General Manager
+61 2 9080 4312

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