16 FEBRUARY 2023
SYDNEY
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NAVIGATING SECURITY, TRANSFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITY

The energy crisis requires swift and effective action.

To achieve this, industry leadership and effective collaboration are vital to manage short term turmoil and keep sight of the need for long term energy transition. Leaders are not only expected to forge the way forward, but also adapt to survive in our ever-changing environment.

The Energy Transition Summit gathers senior industry stakeholders to share management strategy, innovative tools, and solutions to navigate the multitude of challenges of the current environment and accelerate the necessary transition to net zero.

Why Attend

    • For over a decade we have secured the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask the questions that matter.
    • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate
    • Your experience is at the heart of the Summit. Our audience is screened for seniority, so you’ll be networking in a five-star environment with the minds shaping business.
    •  We respect the seniority of our delegates by diving deeper into technical subject matter with a business-driven, outcomes-focused agenda.

Gain Access

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16 Leading Industry Speakers
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1 Powerful Day
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Executive Learning Agenda
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6 Keynotes
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200+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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Past Speakers

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Lord Adair Turner
Chair

Energy Transitions Commission (UK)
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Lord Adair Turner
Chair

Energy Transitions Commission (UK)
Lord Turner chairs the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of major power and industrial companies, investors, environmental NGOs and experts working out achievable pathways to limit global warming to well below 2˚C by 2040 while stimulating economic development and social progress. He was chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking until January 2019, where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is Chairman of Chubb Europe and on the Advisory Board of Envision Energy, a Shanghai-based group focussed on renewable energy, batteries and digital systems. From 2008-2013, Lord Turner chaired the UK’s Financial Services Authority, and played a leading role in the post crisis redesign of global banking and shadow banking regulation. Lord Turner has held high profile roles in public policy: he was Director General of the Confederation of British Industry (1995-2000); chairman of the UK Low Pay Commission (2002-2006); chairman of the Pensions Commision (2003-2006); he was the first chairman of the Climate Change Committee (2008-2012) an independent body to advise the UK Government on tackling climate change. The recommendations set out in their first report "Building a low-carbon economy” were adopted in 2009. He became a cross bench member of the House of Lords in 2006. Amongst his business roles, Lord Turner was at McKinsey&Co (1982-1995); was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-2006) and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered plc (2006-2008). He is Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Studies (Frankfurt) and a Visiting Fellow at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University (Beijing). He writes regularly for Project Syndicate, and has published “Between Debt and the Devil” (Princeton 2015), and Economics after the Crisis (MIT 2012). He is a Trustee Emeritus of the British Museum, honorary fellow of The Royal Society, and received an Honorary Degree from Cambridge University in 2017.
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Felicity Underhill
East Australia & NZ Aotearoa

Fortescue Future Industries
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Felicity Underhill
East Australia & NZ Aotearoa

Fortescue Future Industries
Felicity Underhill joined Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) as Director East Australia and New Zealand in July 2021, leading the company’s Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand projects. Felicity has over twenty years’ experience in the upstream energy industry, spanning strategy, innovation, operational excellence, business development and joint venture management. Passionate about decarbonisation and combating climate change, Felicity shifted her career focus in 2018 and has been working with hydrogen ever since. Most recently she held the role of General Manager, Future Fuels at Origin Energy with responsibility for investigating how hydrogen and other fuels would fit within the company’s future energy mix. Felicity holds a Master of Arts (international relations and conflict resolution) from the Brussels School of International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts (international relations and affairs) from Victoria University of Wellington. She is also Director and Deputy Chair of the Australian Hydrogen Council. As a proud New Zealander living in Australia, Felicity stays connected to her roots by supporting New Zealand rugby and attempting to support NZ cricket.
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Maria Strandesen
Director, Head of Future Fuels

Maersk (DK)
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Maria Strandesen
Director, Head of Future Fuels

Maersk (DK)
Maria Strandesen is the Head of Future Fuels for the Maersk Decarbonization group at A.P. Moller - Maersk. In this role, she leads the team that is responsible for identifying, exploring and evaluating carbon neutral fuels suitable for Maersk's fleet of 700+ vessels. The task is to identify carbon neutral fuels, that is not only sustainable, but also scalable as well as economically and technically viable. The overall aim is to convert the fleet to a fully carbon neutral fleet as fast as possible. Previously she had the role as Head of Innovation for the Danish technological consultancy FORCE Technology - supporting the development of services and products for sectors as offshore wind, biomass, oil & gas, IoT and electronics. Earlier experience as project manager provides a substantial knowledge within the area of life cycle assessments as well as climate accountings, carbon footprints, cradle-to-cradle, risk assessment of chemicals and environmental assessment of companies. She holds a master's degree in environmental chemistry as well as an additional master’s degree in environmental management from the Danish University of Technology.
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Benn Barr
Chief Executive Officer

The Australian Energy Market Commission
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Benn Barr
Chief Executive Officer

The Australian Energy Market Commission
Mr Benn Barr has over 20 years' experience in energy and climate change policy and has a deep understanding of the national energy market and opportunities for renewable energy. He has expertise in the energy market and regulation, with a track record of providing strategic policy advice to government across a diverse range of resource management areas, as well as contributing to the national Council of Australian Governments (COAG) energy agenda.

Mr Barr has a strong interest in effective modern governance having recently undertaken professional development at the John F Kennedy School for Government at Harvard. He was the Secretary of the Council for the Australian Federation, a collaborative intergovernmental group of state and territory First Ministers, and has served as the Queensland Government’s senior official for the COAG Energy Council. Mr Barr joined the AEMC following six years as Deputy Director General in the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy.

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Emma Roberts
Executive General Manager, Future Energy (Acting)

CS Energy
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Emma Roberts
Executive General Manager, Future Energy (Acting)

CS Energy
Emma Roberts leads CS Energy’s Future Energy division, which is spearheading the development of a new low-cost, decarbonised and flexible energy portfolio for the business. The division includes business development, future energy asset design and project management, retail sales, customer products, and policy and regulatory advocacy. Her in-depth knowledge of the National Electricity Market, coupled with her commercial acumen and leadership skills, has seen Emma hold a variety of senior roles since joining CS Energy in 2012. These include Senior Legal Counsel, Acting Executive General Counsel and Company Secretary, and Head of Future Energy. Emma has developed a strong reputation for leading cross-functional teams to deliver positive business outcomes. She led the establishment of CS Energy’s retail function and has driven CS Energy’s pivot towards a customer-focussed culture as the business diversifies in response to the transformation of the energy system. Emma holds degrees in law and applied science. Prior to joining CS Energy, she was a senior associate at McCullough Robertson Lawyers for eight years, working in the corporate and intellectual property teams.
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Darren Miller
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Renewable Energy Agency
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Darren Miller
Chief Executive Officer

Australian Renewable Energy Agency
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Luke Menzel
Head of Projects

Energy Efficiency Council
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Luke Menzel
Head of Projects

Energy Efficiency Council
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Vicky Au
Engagement & Strategy Lead, Hydrogen Industry Mission

CSIRO
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Vicky Au
Engagement & Strategy Lead, Hydrogen Industry Mission

CSIRO
Dr Vicky Au is Engagement and Strategy Lead for the Hydrogen Industry Mission at CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia's national science agency and innovation catalyst. CSIRO’s Missions are major collaborative research initiatives across industry, government and the research sectors. The Hydrogen Industry Mission aims to support the development of a clean hydrogen industry for Australia and catalyse a sustainable, export-focused industry by 2030. It aims to do this through cross-sector collaborative research, development and demonstration partnerships. Vicky co-developed the initiative, bringing it to a public launch announcement by CSIRO’s CEO Dr Larry Marshall in May 2021. Vicky is experienced in leading strategic engagement and motivating teams to build and expand new advisory practices in commercial R&D and innovation in Australian and overseas markets.
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Patrick Luxton
General Manager Hydrogen

Ampol Australia
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Patrick Luxton
General Manager Hydrogen

Ampol Australia
Patrick Luxton is the General Manager of Hydrogen at Ampol Australia. In this role he is responsible for developing Ampol’s Hydrogen business. With over 80,000 business customers, Ampol recognises there will be a need for a variety of offers for its customers to decarbonise and hydrogen has a key role to play in the future energy mix. Over the past 15 years with Ampol Patrick has held a variety of roles across Sales, Operations, Strategy and Supply. As GM Supply, he played a lead role in delivering Ampol’s largest commercial agreements for fuel supply and the development and management of critical supply chain infrastructure. Energy is a fundamental input to everyone’s business and competitive, reliable and safe supply are critical for the success of individual businesses and the economy in general. With a once in a generation energy transition underway, Patrick is keen to play his role, building new supply chains, delivering new products and working with customers to decarbonise their businesses. Outside of work Patrick enjoys exploring Australia’s great coastal environment by foot, paddle board and boat.
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Tim Buckley
Director

Climate Energy Finance
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Tim Buckley
Director

Climate Energy Finance
Climate Energy Finance (CEF) evaluates the interrelated themes of how global financial markets will drive a corporate and policy pivot to address both the rising fossil fuel-related stranded asset risks and the enormous new investment opportunities for Australia in the push to deliver on the technology race to global decarbonisation. CEF’s Australasian Director, Tim Buckley, has 30 years financial markets experience, covering Australia, Asian and global equities. Tim is a top-rated financial analyst studying the electricity sector and highlights the technology and finance driven inevitability of a global transition towards a lower emissions system. This analysis extends to examining the risks to potentially stranded fossil fuel assets as well as the resulting opportunities for renewable energy, energy efficiency, renewable hydrogen, and other low carbon finance assets, both in Australia and from a global perspective.
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Ian Cronshaw
ex-Divisional Director

International Energy Agency
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Ian Cronshaw
ex-Divisional Director

International Energy Agency
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David Edwards
Future Technology & Innovation Manager

Horizon Power
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David Edwards
Future Technology & Innovation Manager

Horizon Power
David is Horizon Power’s Future Technology and Innovation Manager working in the Future Energy Systems team responsible for developing sustainable, low carbon energy transition pathways for each of Horizon Power’s 38 microgrid networks throughout regional and remote Western Australia. David recently managed the ARENA funded Carnarvon DER Trials, a collaborative research project with Murdoch University focussing data analytics on improving DER hosting capacity and managing VPP technology in microgrids. He is currently engaged in Long Duration Energy Storage technology assessment, Demand & Energy Forecasting, and using Time-based Energy Attribute Certificates to accredit green hydrogen.

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  • 9:00 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 9:20 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
  • 9:35 am
    Opening Keynote
  • 9:55 am
    Outlook Session

    The Future of Energy

    The energy transition is undergoing structural changes in the wake of Ukraine war and rising inflation. This session will delve into the forces that are shaping the future of Australia’s energy system, underpinned by rapid technological advancements and government actions to decarbonise its economy.

    • How will the energy transition reshape geopolitics?
    • Tackling energy and climate goals alongside socio-economic challenges
    • Building a national, regional, and local policy framework supporting the clean energy transition
    • Drivers, barriers, and energy system challenges
    • Involving and empowering citizens in the clean energy transition
  • 10:40 am
    Keynote
  • 11:00 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:30 am
    Partner Keynote
  • 12:00 pm
    Transformation Session

    Delivering Net Zero

    Organisations are faced with demands from customers, investors, policymakers, employees, and other stakeholders to become more sustainable, which is profoundly changing the business environment. This session will provide insights into the longer-term trends, biggest challenges and opportunities facing industry leaders over the next 12 months as they plan and execute their decarbonization strategies.

    • Translating ambition to driving and accelerating action toward net-zero
    • Boosting investments, advocating, and supporting government actions and policies for green business transformation
    • Building ecosystems to support smart energy transition
  • 12:45 pm
    Keynote
  • 1:10 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 2:00 pm
    Platinum Keynote
  • 2:20 pm
    Finance Session

    Financing Clean Energy Transitions

    By providing funding for the development of renewable energy infrastructure and financing the development of new technologies and green projects, the financial sector plays a critical role in facilitating the transition to a net-zero emissions economy. This session will deep dive into:

    • Putting climate considerations at the heart of all investment strategies
    • Accelerating investment in energy efficiency technologies and innovations in low-carbon materials
    • Opportunities and challenges in financing the energy transition

    Mobilising finance in emerging and developing economies 

  • 3:05 pm
    Keynote
  • 3:05 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 3:25 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 4:00 pm
    Digitalisation Session

    Clean Technology and Electrification

    Transforming existing electric systems to reliable and resilient grids that enable a net-zero economy requires wide-ranging changes in supply and delivery infrastructure and deployment of various grid operation technology, capabilities, and practices. Orchestrating such change across every part of the power system requires considerable planning, conscientious management, and stakeholder collaboration.

    • Accelerating the green transition using digitalisation technologies
    • Implementing decarbonization pathways while ensuring the resiliency and operational reliability of the electric power grid.
    • Expanding operational capabilities to better control dynamic, decentralized resources
    • Harnessing digital technologies innovation, prioritizing investments, and advancing new capabilities.
  • 4:45 pm
    Keynote
  • 5:05 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
  • 5:10 pm
    Networking Drinks Remarks
  • 5:15 pm
    Networking Drinks Reception
  • 6:30 pm
    Close of Summit
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SPONSORS

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2022 Event Partner | bcg.com
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2022 Diamond Sponsor | pwc.com.au
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2022 Gold Sponsor | nousgroup.com
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2022 Associate Sponsor | talentnation.com.au
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BCG is proud to be an event partner of the Energy Transition Summit 2022

At BCG, we are at the forefront of energy transition through our own 2030 Net Zero emissions target, including a 50% reduction by 2025. More importantly, we partner with organisations in the energy and industrial sectors and beyond to accelerate this transition. We were the official consulting partner for COP26, a founding partner of Breakthrough Energy Catalyst and the First Movers Coalition focused on hard-to-abate sectors.

With our partners like WEF, SBTiWWF and WBCSD and our clients, we are unlocking the potential of the future of energy.

We look forward to connecting with you at ETS2022.

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At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. In our increasingly complex world, we work with businesses, government and the community to deliver solutions and sustained outcomes. To help Australia continue to thrive and grow.

We are a team of more than 8,000 people that delivers quality in audit, assurance, consulting and tax services to more than 5,000 clients.

We’re part of a network of firms in 158 countries with over 250,000 people. PwC is one of the top 50 brands worldwide and PwC Australia is among LinkedIn’s top companies for where Australians want to work.

We’re bold about our commitment to diversity, inclusion, wellbeing and social impact. And we empower our people in upskilling, flexible working and pursuing their passions.

Our purpose is what drives our community of solvers. Passionate and diverse people who come together in unexpected ways, with human-led, tech-powered ideas to untangle the world’s most important problems.

We don’t see change as chaos – but as the chance to do something great.

It all adds up to The New Equation.

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Nous Group is an international management consultancy with over 500 people working across Australia, the UK and Canada. With our broad consulting capability, we can solve your most complex strategic challenges and partner with you through transformational change.

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Since their inception in 2012, Talent Nation has spearheaded climate and energy recruitment nationwide. Positioned at the forefront of sustainable recruitment, Talent Nation is uniquely qualified to support Australia’s energy transition to a NetZero economy. Through nearly a decade of dedicated experience working across energy efficiency, energy transition, renewables through to carbon offset, and climate adaptation, they have developed a network of talent that traverses investment, policy, and governance, through to technical capability, engineering, and climate risk.

 

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Why Get Involved

The Energy Transition Summit secures national and global speakers of immense authority to arm attendees with the latest industry intelligence. Our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business.

Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community. Digital and physical brand activations, as well as precise business development assets further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience. As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility, and grow your business with the Energy and Resources industries, the Energy Transition Summit offers unrivalled cut-through.

Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 18/11/2022)
$795 + GST
$2385 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 19/11/2022)
$995 + GST
$2985 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to the energy and transition industry, please email jessicaef@connectmedia.com to register.

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