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The Australian Hydrogen Conference

Exploring the latest hydrogen energy developments in Australia, and our international export opportunities

26-27 May 2021 | ICC, Sydney & Virtually Delivered

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Early bird rate $3,195 + GST (Save $200) expires on 30 April 2021

overview

Building on our highly successful virtually delivered event in 2020, which brought together key industry stakeholders from all over Australia and the globe, the Australian Hydrogen Conference – in partnership with the Australian Hydrogen Council – will be returning face-to-face on the 26-27 May 2021 at the ICC Sydney.

Join the hydrogen sector’s most eminent energy leaders to explore the latest emerging projects, challenges, opportunities and lessons, and help shape the future of this rapidly expanding industry.

BUSINESS EVENTS GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE!

We are delighted to announce that Australian Hydrogen Conference 2021 has been listed on Austrade’s Schedule of Approved Business Events.

This means eligible businesses can apply for funding under the Business Events Grants Program to cover up to 50% of the costs of participating in attending the Australian Hydrogen Conference 2021 as sponsors, exhibitors or delegates.

Grants from $5,000 to $250,000 per entity are now available.

The minimum grant amount has been lowered to $5,000 and the minimum expenditure amount has also been lowered to $10,000 (previously $20,000). This means that more exhibitors, delegates and sponsors will now be eligible for funding.

ACT NOW! Applications are currently open, and the deadline to submit has been extended until 30 June 2021.

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speakers

The Hon. Angus Taylor MP

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Federal Government

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull AC

The Hon. Matthew Kean MP

Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW Government

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry, Western Australian Government

The Hon. Mick de Brenni

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

The Hon. Guy Barnett MP

Minister for Energy, Primary Industries and Water, Veteran’s Affairs, Government of Tasmania

The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP

Minister for Energy and Mining, South Australian Government

Dr Fiona Simon

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

Rupert Maloney

Head of Hydrogen Investment, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

David Parker AM

Chair & Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Regulator

Leigh Kennedy

National Cluster Development Manager, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)

Felicity Underhill

GM Strategy Execution (Hydrogen), Origin Australia

Michael van Baarle

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ABEL Energy

Anna Freeman

Policy Director – Energy Generation, Clean Energy Council

Lachlan Pfeiffer

Chief Sustainability and Business Development Officer, Viva Energy

Ben Wilson

CEO, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

Professor Bronwyn Fox

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Swinburne University of Technology

Richard Jeffery

General Manager Commercial Strategy Delivery, Stanwell Corporation Limited

Daniel Kim

Chief Executive Officer, Ark Energy Corporation

Phaedra Deckart

Chief Executive Officer, Tas Gas

Darren Hill

General Manager Commercial & Business Development, Horizon Power

Hannah McCaughey

Group Executive Transformation and Technology, APA Group

Professor Chris Greig

Senior Research Scientist at the Andlinger, Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton

Dr Attilio Pigneri

Chief Executive, The Hydrogen Utility (H2U)

Associate Professor Iain MacGill

School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications & Collaboration on Energy & Environmental Markets (CEEM), UNSW

Dr Dennis Van Puyvelde

Head of Gas, Energy Networks Australia

Senior Representative, GHD

Senior Representative, Bundaberg Regional Council

Senior Representative, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Emma Roberts

Head of Future Energy, CS Energy

Matt Walden

Director | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Andrew Horvath

Global Group Chairman, Star Scientific Limited

agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Dr Fiona Simon, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council

POLICY OUTLOOK

9:00 am

NSW KEYNOTE | NSW Hydrogen Initiatives

The Hon. Matthew Kean MP, Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW Government

9:10 am

MINISTERIAL KEYNOTE | Federal Ministerial Address

The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, Federal Government

9:25 am

The competitiveness of renewable hydrogen and financing solutions

Rupert Maloney, Head of Hydrogen Investment, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

9:40 am

PANEL | Investments in the hydrogen sector

Rupert Maloney, Head of Hydrogen Investment, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

Matt Walden, Director | Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

Senior Representative, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation,

10:20 am

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Western Australia’s Renewable Hydrogen Opportunity

The Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry, Western Australian Government

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

QUEENSLAND STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | Queensland government perspective

The Hon. Mick de Brenni, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement, Queensland Government

11:15 am

KEYNOTE | The need for investment in clean-energy opportunities

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull AC,

11:55 am

This session will explore NERA’s awarding of seed funding to 13 regional Australian hydrogen technology clusters to stablish a global identity for Australian hydrogen technology and expertise, aid the development of supply chains and support the commercialisation of new technologies.

12:15 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:15 pm

TASMANIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE (Virtual Address) | Tasmanian government perspective

The Hon. Guy Barnett MP, Minister for Energy, Primary Industries and Water, Veteran’s Affairs, Government of Tasmania

1:35 pm

PANEL | Utilising green hydrogen to achieve net zero emissions

Anna Freeman, Policy Director – Energy Generation, Clean Energy Council

Professor Chris Greig, Senior Research Scientist at the Andlinger, Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton

Senior Representative, GHD,

2:15 pm

As demand for clean hydrogen, ammonia, steel and aluminium grows, and businesses outline their ambitions to reduce their emissions, we are working to provide world-class systems that can underpin and facilitate these initiatives. The Clean Energy Regulator is supporting the paradigm shift in energy production by building the supply of domestic emissions reduction offset markets; creating a new exchange traded market to increase price transparency and reduce transaction costs for businesses; and developing a simple method of transparency and accountability in demonstrating progress towards voluntary emissions reduction targets. By leveraging our experience in delivering robust and trusted schemes for tradable renewable energy and emissions reduction units, we can work with industry and across governments to collaboratively develop the next phases of vibrant carbon markets, including for hydrogen and derived products.

2:35 pm

Bundaberg’s hydrogen initiative

Senior Representative, Bundaberg Regional Council,

2:55 pm

Networking and refreshment break

HYDROGEN INITIATIVES

3:20 pm

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE GOVERNMENT KEYNOTE | South Australian government perspective

The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, Minister for Energy and Mining, South Australian Government (Virtual Address)

3:35 am

Gas is an important fuel today, providing almost a quarter of Australia’s energy. Gas also has important role to play in the future – but rather than traditional natural gas, this the future of gas is renewable. AGIG is delivering renewable hydrogen projects across the country. Ben will provide an update on Australian-first projects Hydrogen Park South Australia and Hydrogen Park Gladstone as well as discussing the longer term vision for the sector and the important role of gas infrastructure in delivering reliable, lowest-cost decarbonisation.

3:55 pm

Using gas networks to scale up hydrogen

Dr Dennis Van Puyvelde, Head of Gas, Energy Networks Australia

4:15 pm

Hear from some leading companies working at the forefront of this industry in developing technological break throughs, that will help propel the Australian Hydrogen industry forward.
These Technology Showcases provide an opportunity for a number of 10-15 minute sessions, showcasing the latest in innovation and or service.

5:15 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

HYDROGEN INITIATIVES

9:10 am

Tas Gas’ investments in hydrogen

Phaedra Deckart, Chief Executive Officer, Tas Gas

9:30 am

Origin’s developments in the hydrogen sector

Felicity Underhill, GM Strategy Execution (Hydrogen), Origin Australia

9:50 am

The future of fuel: Hydrogen and its growing role in the energy mix

10:10 am

Horizon Power’s Denham Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

Darren Hill, General Manager Commercial & Business Development, Horizon Power

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

An update on the Australian-German green hydrogen trade feasibility study collaboration, HySupply

Associate Professor Iain MacGill, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications & Collaboration on Energy & Environmental Markets (CEEM), UNSW

11:20 am

ABEL Energy Bell Bay Powerfuels Project

Michael van Baarle, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ABEL Energy

11:40 am

Developing a large-scale green hydrogen industry in Central Queensland

Richard Jeffery, General Manager Commercial Strategy Delivery, Stanwell Corporation Limited

12:00 pm

North Queensland’s first renewable hydrogen facility at the Townsville Zinc Refinery

Daniel Kim, Chief Executive Officer, Ark Energy Corporation

12:20 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:20 pm

CS Energy and IHI Corporation’s feasibility study into the Kogan Hydrogen Demonstration Plant concept

Emma Roberts, Head of Future Energy, CS Energy

1:35 pm

The creation of the Victorian Hydrogen Hub

Professor Bronwyn Fox, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Swinburne University of Technology

1:55 pm

Eyre Peninsula Gateway - Supply Chain Demonstrator

Dr Attilio Pigneri, Chief Executive, The Hydrogen Utility (H2U)

2:15 pm

Hydrogen: Mobility for Transport

Lachlan Pfeiffer, Chief Sustainability and Business Development Officer, Viva Energy

2:35 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:00 pm

Hear from some leading companies working at the forefront of this industry in developing technological break throughs, that will help propel the Australian Hydrogen industry forward. These Technology Showcases provide an opportunity for a number of 10-15 minute sessions, showcasing the latest in innovation and or service.

4:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & END OF CONFERENCE

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3395$3195+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$1395+GST

Event Pricing

  • Early Bird Rate: $3,195 + GST (from 1 March – 30 April 2021)
  • Full Rate: $3,395 + GST (from 1 May 2021)

Virtual Pass includes:

  • Dedicated live stream page
  • Unique stream login pass
  • Full access to live Q&A
  • On-Demand access for up to 2-months
  • Access to the event networking tool during the event

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

RECONNECT AND RE-ENGAGE WITH YOUR INDUSTRY COLLEAGUES

The Australian Hydrogen Conference, brings together the key minds of the Hydrogen industry globally. Brand your company and network amongst the great minds of the Hydrogen industry. Be at the forefront of this rapidly expanding sector globally.

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

Please note that this event will incorporate a digital attendance component to enable sponsors, speakers and attendees who are not permitted to travel the opportunity to still virtually attend.

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
E: Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au
T: +61 (0)2 9080 4030

MORE INFORMATION DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP PACK

COVID SAFE

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: www.informa.com.au/allsecure

when & where

26 - 27 May 2021

ICC, Sydney
14 Darling Drive
Sydney NSW 2000

contact

Still have a question?

Lisa Hedlund
Conference Research Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4058
Lisa.Hedlund@informa.com.au

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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