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2nd Annual
Snowy Region Construction and Development Conference 2019

Snowy 2.0 – From the Monaro to the Nation

18-19 November 2019 | Cooma Ex Services Club

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Key Topics to be addressed include:

  • Regional growth and economic development across the Snowy-Monaro and surrounds
  • Current state of the workforce and it’s skills depth, education and development, and strategies to prepare the region for new opportunities and any challenges therein
  • Update from Snowy Hydro and Future Generation on Snowy 2.0 and their work with the communities
  • Commentary on other regional infrastructure works – from roads to ports across all things transport and logistics
  • Lessons learned from other regional centres and jurisdictions on major infrastructure works, and what the Snowy region can learn from their experience
  • Energy analysis – How Snowy 2.0 fits into the NEM, works being undertaken to accommodate this, and contextualisation on the need for major storage projects, the energy transition, and how it all fits together

As the Nation’s Electricity Market transitions from traditional baseload generation to increasing amounts of intermittent renewables, Australia’s largest energy infrastructure project since the original Snowy Mountains Scheme – the multibillion-dollar Snowy Hydro 2.0 – is set to stabilise the NEM and take on the energy challenges of tomorrow.

With major works priced at $5.1B this major nation-building project will have run on effects from encouraging infrastructure developments such as schools and hospitals to road upgrades and energy hubs – fast tracking regional growth and reshaping the region.

Held in the heart of the Snowy region, Cooma, this conference will bring together the myriad of industries involved with construction and economic development alongside government representatives, business groups, and stakeholders of every level – from local to federal.

Join us this November for a comprehensive two-day conference on major projects and construction timelines, run on opportunities, and how the region is preparing for the development.



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Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1695$1495+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Extras Price
Conference Dinner (18/11/2019) $140+GST

Event pricing

  • Early Bird Rate: $1,495, expires 31 October 2019
  • Standard Rate: $1,695, from 1 November 2019


The Hon. Dr. Mike Kelly AM MP

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro

Senior Representative, Snowy Hydro

Michael Schoenauer

Deputy Project Director, Future Generation Joint Venture

Christopher Gwynne

Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania

Heidi Stratford

Director, South East NSW, Regional NSW, Regions, Industry, Agriculture and Resources, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Sharon Bennett

Director Freight Strategic Initiatives, Transport for NSW

Kevin Peters

Chief Executive Officer, Industry Capability Network NT

Andrew Kingsmill

Manager of Network Planning, TransGrid

Sean O’Neill

Operational Procurement Manager, Visy Pulp and Paper

Matthew Bushby

Business Development Business Partner, TAFE NSW

Peter Buttenshaw

Head of Skills Team for Innovative Manufacturing; Robotics & science; Supply Chain & e-Commerce, TAFE NSW

Cr Peter Beer

Mayor, Snowy Monaro Regional Council

Cr James Hayes OAM

Mayor, Snowy Valleys Council

Duncan Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Country Universities Centre

Hugh Cooke

Chair, Regional Development Australia – Southern Inland

James Armitage

Principal, Monaro High School

Lorraine Wysman

President, Tumut Chamber of Commerce

Gordon Jenkinson

Principal, First National Kosciusko

Senior Representative, Cooma Chamber of Commerce

Senior Representative, Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce

Senior Representative, Tumbarumba Chamber of Commerce

when & where

18 - 19 Nov 2019

Cooma Ex Services Club
106 Vale St, Cooma NSW 2630
(02) 6452 1144

Local Accommodation & Info
For a complete list of local accommodation options, sights to see and things to do while in town, and how to get there visit:

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Producer
+61 (2) 9080 4477

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 (2) 9080 4030

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