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2nd Annual
Snowy Region Construction and Development Conference 2019

From the Monaro to the Nation

18-19 November 2019 | Cooma Ex Services Club

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overview

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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agenda

8:45 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

9:30 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Duncan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Country Universities Centre

9:40 am

NSW Government Address

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

10:10 am

PROJECT UPDATE | Snowy 2.0

Dave Evans, Snowy 2.0 Director of Engineering, Snowy Hydro

10:40 am

Networking and refreshments break

11:10 am

Large Scale Energy Storage, The Energy Mix & The Future NEM

Dr Bin Lu, Research Fellow RE 100 | Grand Challenge, ANU Energy Change Institute

11:40 am

Transmission | An update on the region's transmission network, ongoing upgrades and their local activities

Andrew Kingsmill, Manager of Network Planning, TransGrid

12:10 pm

Battery of the Nation

Christopher Gwynne, Program Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

  • Meeting the infrastructure training demands of the Snowy region
  • Innovative training solutions in the construction and infrastructure industry

2:20 pm

A solutions focussed discussion on identifying and preparing the regional workforce for current and future opportunities – both for and beyond major infrastructure developments – key challenges we face within the region, ongoing efforts and strategies, where we may be able to improve, and how educators and industry may be able to work closer to achieve desired outcomes.

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:30 pm

Canberra – Eden Railway & Regional Freight Initiatives

Sharon Bennett, Director Freight Strategic Initiatives, Transport for NSW

Nicholas Berry, Director Freight Industry Engagement & Strategy, Transport for NSW

4:40 pm

From the resources boom to the single largest Japanese investment outside of Japan, Ichthys, we hear how another regional jurisdiction handled rapid growth and investment, their key challenges, the lessons they learnt, and what the Snowy Region may consider from their example.
Kevin Peters, Chief Operating Officer, Industry Capability Network NT

5:10 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:20 pm

CLOSING | Networking Drinks & End of Conference Day One

6:30 pm

Official Conference Dinner | The Alpine Hotel

8:30 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

9:15 am

OPENING | Opening remarks

9:20 am

Snowy Mayor's Welcome Address

Cr Peter Beer, Mayor, Snowy Monaro Regional Council

9:50 am

Snowy Valleys Mayor Update

Cr James Hayes OAM, Mayor, Snowy Valleys Council

10:20 am

Facilitating Workforce Development

Hugh Cooke, Chair, Regional Development Australia – Southern Inland

10:50 am

Networking and refreshment break

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

11:20 am

  • How do you engage a local workforce on a major infrastructure project like Snowy 2.0
  • The shared responsibility framework
  • Balancing the needs of a community with the needs of a project

11:50 am

Visy

Sean O’Neill, Operational Procurement Manager, Visy Pulp and Paper

12:20 pm

Dongwha Timbers

Glen Hampshire, Production Executive, Dongwha Australia

Michael Dyer, Project Manager, Dongwha Australia

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

Afternoon Chair

Gordon Jenkinson, Principal, First National Kosciusko

1:50 pm

We sit down with the representatives of the small and local business community from across the Snowy-Monaro and Snowy Valley areas to hear from them on the opportunities their communities are looking to tap into, what they see as their core challenges, and roundtable discussion on how we can work together to promote growth across the region.

3:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:10 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference

pricing

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

speakers

Dave Evans

Snowy 2.0 Director of Engineering, Snowy Hydro

Michael Schoenauer

Commercial Manager, 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

Marco Assorati

Executive Director Asia-Pacific, Salini Impregilo

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

Glen Hampshire

Production Executive, Dongwha Australia

Dr Bin Lu

Research Fellow RE 100 | Grand Challenge, ANU Energy Change Institute

Nicholas Berry

Director Freight Industry Engagement & Strategy, Transport for NSW

David Collins

Executive Director, Training Services NSW

Michael Dyer

Project Manager, Dongwha Australia

Matthew Bushby

Strategic Account Manager, 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

Hugh Cooke

Chair, Regional Development Australia – Southern Inland

Michael Claessens

Chief Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia - ACT

Duncan Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Country Universities Centre

Cr Rowena Abbey

Mayor, Yass Valley Council, Chair, Canberra Region Joint Organisation

James Armitage

Principal, Monaro High School

Wally Hirsch

Regional Manager, Illawarra South East, Industry Capability Network

Mark Herbert

Vice President, Cooma Chamber of Commerce

Lorraine Wysman

President, Tumut Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Easton

President, Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce

Ken Dale

President, Tumbarumba Chamber of Commerce

Tim Corkhill

Treasurer, Lake Eucembene Chamber of Commerce

Gordon Jenkinson

Principal, First National Kosciusko

Ian Chaffey

Executive Member, Tumbarumba Chamber of Commerce

when & where

18 - 19 Nov 2019

Cooma Ex Services Club
106 Vale St, Cooma NSW 2630
(02) 6452 1144
www.coomaexservices.com.au

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: www.visitcooma.com.au

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

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Nicholas.Mayfield@informa.com

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Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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