• AFR National Energy Summit

    Attended by governments, regulators, industry stakeholders, and consumers, the National Energy Summit serves an important national platform for policy debate surrounding Australia’s energy crisis.

    10-11 October 2018
    Sofitel Wentworth Sydney

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The Australian Financial Review and Informa are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual AFR National Energy Summit to be held on 10-11 October 2018 at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney.

The National Energy Summit serves as a national platform for policy debate and offers the opportunity to network with 300 industry stakeholders.

Last year’s highly successful, inaugural event was attended by governments, regulators, industry, and consumers, and presented a very clear message: we need market reforms, and we need them now.

This year’s program will present details of the proposed reforms brought forward by governments and industry for a power system with reliable energy, reduced emissions, and improved affordability.

Key topics include:

  • National Energy Guarantee – the bumpy road ahead
  • The role of the new Electricity Supply Board
  • Ministerial viewpoints from across Australia
  • Continued fall in solar and wind costs – a lot of new capacity coming up: what does it mean?
  • Will the economics of wind and Large Scale Solar win out over other technologies?
  • Demand Response in the future NEM
  • Australian PHES landscape – developments and outlook
  • Gas markets – will new supply push the domestic price down?

Join us for two days of thought-provoking insight and debate as we work towards solving Australia’s energy crisis.

“There are currently not many more important issues in Australia than the future of our energy sector” Michael Rath, National Leader for Energy & Resources, Deloitte

2017 Attendees

  • ACCC
  • Acciona Energy
  • Advisian – WorleyParsons Group
  • AFR
  • AFR’s BOSS Magazine
  • Aggreko
  • AGL
  • Alinta Energy
  • Anglican Church Grammar School
  • ANT Energy Solutions
  • ANZ
  • APA Group
  • Arup
  • ATCO Australia
  • Ausgrid
  • Australian Council of Social Service
  • Australian Energy Council
  • Australian Energy Market Commission
  • Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Australian Energy Regulator
  • Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
  • Australian Gas Networks
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian Philanthropic Services
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • BCA
  • Bird & Bird
  • Bloomberg News
  • Brookfield Australia Pty Ltd
  • Business Council of Australia
  • Canadian Solar
  • Castlereagh Coal
  • CDPQ
  • CDPQ
  • Central Petroleum Ltd
  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Clean Energy Reguator
  • CNBC
  • CNBC
  • Coca-Cola Amatil Limited
  • Commonwealth Bank Of Australia
  • Cooper Energy
  • Cooper Energy Limited
  • Credit Suisse
  • CS Energy
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Access Economics
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of the Premier & Cabinet
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dexus
  • Downer
  • Dragoman
  • Dwayhe Consultants
  • Ecovantage
  • Edge Energy Services
  • ENEA Australia
  • Energy Action
  • Energy Consumers Australia
  • Energy Efficiency Council
  • Energy Innovation & Engineering Solutions
  • Energy Networks Australia
  • Energy Pipelines CRC Ltd
  • Energy Queensland
  • Energy Queensland
  • Energy Queensland Limited
  • Epic Energy
  • ERM Power
  • Essential Energy
  • Fairfax Media
  • Fairfax Media
  • Federal Government
  • Fish & Nankivell
  • Flow Power
  • Flow Power
  • Freshwater Group
  • Frontier Economics
  • FRV Solar Holdings
  • FTI Consulting
  • Future Renewable Energy Fund
  • Future Renewable Energy Fund
  • Gas Energy Australia
  • Gas Market Reform Group
  • GFG Alliance
  • GHD
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Glencore
  • Goldwind Australia
  • Government of South Australia
  • GreenSync
  • Greenview Strategic Consulting
  • Hastings Funds Management
  • Horizon Energy
  • Houston Kemp Pty Ltd
  • i.n. concepts
  • IFM Investors
  • IPFA
  • James Engineering
  • Jemena
  • Jemena
  • JERA Australia Pty Ltd
  • KPMG
  • Leigh Creek Energy Ltd
  • Liberty- SIMEC
  • Lidiar Group
  • LO3 Energy
  • Lower Murray Water
  • Macquarie Capital
  • Manildra Group
  • Maoneng Australia
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Morphosis PC
  • Nano-Nouvelle
  • National Australia Bank
  • National Farmers Federation
  • National Farmers’ Federation
  • Newgate Communications
  • Newgate Communications
  • Nine Entertainment Co.
  • NORD/LB Singapore
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Nova Systems
  • Office of Chief Scientist
  • Office of Environment & Heritage
  • OP Trust
  • Origin Energy
  • Palisade Investment Partners Limited
  • Palisade Investment Partners Limited
  • Partners Group
  • Petronas Australia
  • Petronas Australia
  • Point Advisory
  • Power and Water Corporation
  • Power and Water Corporation
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Purpose
  • PwC
  • Qenos
  • Quanta Power Pty Ltd
  • Quanta Services
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners Pty Ltd
  • Rainbow Bee Eater Pty Ltd
  • Renew Power Group Pty Ltd
  • Reposit
  • Rio Tinto Aluminium – Pacific Operations
  • RISC Operations Pty Ltd
  • Salesforce
  • Santos
  • Santos
  • Santos
  • Senex Energy
  • Senex Energy
  • Shell Australia
  • Shell Energy Australia
  • Snack Brands Australia
  • Snowy Hydro
  • Solar Analytics
  • Sourced Energy Pty Ltd
  • State Gas
  • Stockland
  • Sustainable Energie Partners
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • Tasmanian Networks Pty Ltd
  • Tesla
  • The Australian Financial Review
  • The Charlton Group
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Todae Solar
  • Toyo Tyre & Rubber Austalia
  • TPG Capital
  • Trans Pacific Energy Group Ltd
  • TransGrid
  • UNO Technology Pty Ltd
  • UNSW Future Energy Institute
  • Visy
  • Watt Watchers
  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Western Power
  • Westpac Institutional Bank
  • Wood MacKenzie
  • Woodside Energy
  • WSP
  • Yackborn Advisory
  • Zinfra Pty Ltd


The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Minister for the Environment & Energy

The Hon Mark Butler MP
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Federal Opposition

Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan MP
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Sanjeev Gupta
Chairman, GFG Alliance

Zoe Yujnovich
Executive Vice President, Australia & New Zealand and Country Chair Australia, Shell, and Chair, APPEA

Andy Vesey
Managing Director and CEO, AGL

Catherine Tanna
Managing Director, Energy Australia

Dr Kerry Schott AO
Independent Chair, Energy Security Board

Jon Stretch
Managing Director and CEO, ERM Power

Alberto Calderon
Chief Executive, Orica

Frank Calabria
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy

Matthew van der Linden
Managing Director, Flow Power

John Pierce AO
Chairman, Australian Energy Market Commission

Rod Sims
Chairman, ACCC

Paul Italiano
CEO, TransGrid

Paul Adams
Managing Director, Jemena

Warwick King
CEO, Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited

Paula Conboy
Chair, Australian Energy Regulator

Mark Twidell
Managing Director – Energy Products and Programs, Tesla

Mark Collette
Head of Energy, Energy Australia

Ed McManus
CEO, Powershop Australia

James Gerraty
General Manager – Strategy & Commercial, Telstra Energy

Clare Savage
Deputy Chair, Energy Security Board

The Hon Don Harwin MLC
Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, Minister for the Arts, NSW Government

David Swift
Advisor to CEO and EGM Planning and Forecasting, Australian Energy Market Operator

Roger Price
CEO, Windlab

Jeff Dimery
Managing Director and CEO, Alinta Energy

Greg Everett
Managing Director Sunset Power International Pty Ltd t/as Delta Electricity

Bernadette Cullinane

Hannah McCaughey
Executive General Manager Transformation, Ausgrid

Ian Davies
Managing Director, Senex Energy

Emma Herd
CEO, Investor Group on Climate Change

Gerard Reiter

Andrew Hodge
Senior Energy Analyst Commodities and Global Market, Macquarie Securities

Phil Blythe
CEO, Greensync

Christopher Flynn
Partner, Gilbert+Tobin

Sarah McNamara
CEO, Australia Energy Council

Mark Busuttil
Executive Director – Energy & Utilities Analyst, JP Morgan Chase

Michael Rath
National Leader Energy and Resources, Deloitte

Ben Wilson
Analyst Oil & Gas Research, RBC Capital Markets

Bess Clark
General Manager Interconnector Assessment, TasNetworks

Ian Learmonth
CEO, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Merryn York
CEO, Powerlink

Kumar Padisetti
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Emma Fishburn
Associate Director, Deloitte

Geoff Petersen
Special Counsel, Gilbert+Tobin


$3395 + GST

Package (Two Days)

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Early Bird

  • Early Bird rate – Expires by 30 June 2018
    – 2 Day Conference $3,395 + GST
  • Standard rate – From 1 July 2018
    – 2 Day Conference $3,595 + GST

When & Where

10 – 11 Oct 2018

Sofitel Wentworth Sydney
61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
02 9228 9188

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Diana Lauzi
Conference Manager
+61 (02) 9080 4300

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425