• Energy and Climate Summit

    Attended by over 300 industry stakeholders, including governments, regulators, investors, and consumers, the National Energy and Climate Summit serves as an important platform for policy debate surrounding Australia’s energy crisis.

    23-24 November 2020
    A virtually delivered event

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Overview

The Australian Financial Review is pleased to present the fourth annual Energy & Climate Summit this 23-24 November 2020 in a fully virtual format.

During these unpredictable times, we sit down with the nation’s foremost energy and climate leaders, experts and commentators. Tackling the issues head on, we examine challenges new and old, analyse the economic atmosphere and its ramifications for the sector, as well as debate key policy and legislative developments.

Bringing together over 300 key industry stakeholders in a hybrid physical & virtual forum – featuring political leaders, regulators, energy producers, disrupters, users, analysts and climate experts – this comprehensive two-day event is the nation’s leading platform to shape & debate Australia’s energy & climate future.

This event will be delivered in a fully virtual format via live streams, Q&A’s and interactive meeting rooms. Click here to watch a preview of our virtual event experience

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2018 Attendees

  • ACCC
  • Acciona Energy
  • Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd
  • Advanced Integrated Energy Solutions
  • AEMO
  • Aggreko
  • AGL
  • AGL Energy
  • Alinta Energy
  • APA Group
  • APT Management Services Pty Ltd
  • AquaSure
  • ATCO Australia Pty Ltd
  • Ausgrid
  • Australia Pacific LNG
  • Australian Energy Council
  • Australian Energy Daily
  • Australian Energy Market Commission
  • Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Australian Energy Regulator
  • Australian Industrial Energy
  • Australian Pipelines & Gas Association
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency
  • Bloomberg
  • BNG Group
  • BOC
  • Brickworks
  • Caltex Australia
  • Castlereagh Coal
  • CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited
  • Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Conergy Australia
  • CS Energy Ltd
  • CSIRO
  • CWP Renewables
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Access Economics
  • Deloitte India
  • Delta Electricity
  • Department for Energy & Mining
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Dow Asia Pacific
  • Dow Chemical
  • Energy Australia
  • Energy Consumers Australia
  • Energy Developments Pty Ltd
  • Energy Queensland Limited
  • Energy Security Board
  • EnergyAustralia
  • Enwave Australia
  • Epic Energy
  • ERM Power
  • Esso Australia
  • Federal Government
  • Federal Opposition
  • Finncorn Consulting
  • Flow Power
  • Gas Energy Australia
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • GRACosway
  • Greensync
  • Horizon Power
  • Hydro Tasmania
  • Incitec Pivot
  • InfraRed Capital Partners Australia
  • Investor Group on Climate Change
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corporation
  • Jemena
  • KPMG
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Macquarie Capital
  • Mears Group
  • Mergermarket
  • MHI Australia, Pty.LTD
  • Minter Ellison
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • MST Marquee
  • NERA
  • Newgate Australia
  • NSW Government
  • Orica
  • Origin Energy
  • Pacific Hydro
  • Power and Water Corporation
  • Powershop
  • PwC
  • Qenos
  • Quanta Services Australia Pty Ltd
  • Queensland Competition Authority
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Queensland Treasury
  • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
  • RBC Capital Markets
  • RISC
  • Russell Northe Member for Morwell
  • Salini Impregilo SpA
  • Santos
  • Senex Energy
  • Shell Australia
  • Shell Energy Australia
  • Shell QGC
  • SIMEC ZEN Energy
  • Snack Brands Australia
  • Spark Infrastructure
  • Squadron Energy
  • State Grid International Development Co., Ltd
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • TasNetworks
  • Telstra Energy
  • Tesla
  • The Australian Financial Review
  • TransGrid
  • Transurban
  • TW Power Services Pty Ltd
  • Victoria Government
  • VisIR
  • VISY
  • Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas Pty Ltd
  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Western Power
  • Windlab
  • Woodside Energy Ltd
  • WSP
  • Yurika Pty Ltd
  • Zinfra Pty Ltd


Agenda

8:45

OPENING | AFR Energy & Climate Summit Day One

James Daggar-Nickson, Companies and Markets Deputy Editor, The Australian Financial Review

8:50

Opening remarks

Michael Stutchbury, Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review
Michael Rath, National Leader, Power, Utilities and Renewables, Deloitte

9:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Federal Government

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

9:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | COVID, The Climate & The Energy Sector – Where are we now?

Brett Redman, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, AGL
Tony Nunan, Australia Country Chair, Shell
Liz Westcott, Executive – Energy, EnergyAustralia
Anna Skarbek, Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Australia
Moderator: Mark Ludlow, Queensland Bureau Chief, The Australian Financial Review

10:20

Networking and refreshments break

10:55

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | VIC Government

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minster for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Government

11:20

TransGrid

Paul Italiano, Chief Executive Officer, TransGrid

11:40

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | NSW Government

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

11:50

Global Energy Outlook

Michael Cohen, US Chief Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP

12:10

PANEL DISCUSSION | The Future Energy Mix & Going Net Zero

David Parker AM, Chair, Clean Energy Regulator
Michael Cohen, US Chief Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP
Kobad Bhavnagri, Global Head of Special Projects, Bloomberg NEF
John O’Brien, Partner, Energy Transition & Renewables, Deloitte
Moderator: Ben Potter, Companies Editor, The Australian Financial Review

12:50

Lunch and networking break

13:30

PANEL DISCUSSION | The Consumer Perspective

Jeanne Johns, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Incitec Pivot
Matt Howell, Chief Executive Officer, Tomago Aluminium
Innes Willox, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Industry Group
Christopher Zinn, Consumer Campaigner & Founder, Determined Consumer
Moderator: Matthew Warren, Contributor, The Australian Financial Review

14:10

PANEL DISCUSSION | Gas Markets & Sector Innovation

Meg O’Neill, Executive Vice President Development and Marketing, Woodside
Dr Jennifer Purdie, Executive General Manager Gas Distribution, Jemena
Phaedra Deckart, Chief Executive Officer, Tas Gas
Moderator: Angela Macdonald-Smith, Senior Resources Writer, The Australian Financial Review

14:40

Networking and refreshment break

15:00

NEM Design post 2025

Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer, AEMO

15:25

PANEL DISCUSSION | Interconnection in the NEM

Dr Alex Wonhas, Chief System Design & Engineering Officer, AEMO
Bess Clark, General Manager Project Marinus, TasNetworks
Simon Emms, Group Executive Network Services, ElectraNet
Moderator: Jennifer Hewett, Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

15:55

PANEL DISCUSSION| Decarbonisation & Managing the Transition

Dr Maia Schweizer, Chief Executive Officer, CleanCo
Mark McCallum, Chief Executive Officer, Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA)
Evangelista Albertini, Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania
Moderator: Mark Ludlow, Queensland Bureau Chief, The Australian Financial Review

16:25

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair & Supporting Sponsor

8:55

OPENING | AFR Energy & Climate Summit Day Two

Angela Macdonald-Smith, Senior Resources Writer, The Australian Financial Review

9:00

Origin

Frank Calabria, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Origin Energy

9:25

PANEL DISCUSSION | Investment

Ian Learmonth, Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Darren Miller, Chief Executive Officer, ARENA
Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
Moderator: Tony Boyd, Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

10:05

Deloitte Address

Sandra James, Energy Advisory and Regulatory Lead Partner, Energy Transition Team, Deloitte

10:30

Networking and refreshment break

10:50

PANEL DISCUSSION | Storage Technologies

Qiao Nan Han, Group Vice President, Maoneng Group
Dr Fiona Simon, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council
Chris Gwynne, Project Director, Battery of the Nation, Hydro Tasmania
Moderator: Simon Corbell, Chief Advisor, Energy Estate

11:20

Worley Address

Chris Ashton, Chief Executive Officer, Worley

11:40

PANEL DISCUSSION | Championing the Transition

Alex Hewitt, Chairman & CGO, CWP Renewables
Gillian Cagney, Regional Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Worley
Richard Lowe, Executive Manager, Business Growth, TransGrid
Moderator: Kris Funston, Partner, Deloitte

12:10

ESB Address

Dr Kerry Schott AO, Chair, Energy Security Board

12:35

IN CONVERSATION | Special Keynote Address

The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia
Jennifer Hewett, Columnist, The Australian Financial Review

13:05

Lunch and networking break

14:00

IN CONVERSATION | Ensuring Australia’s Liquid Fuel Security

Matt Halliday, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Ampol Australia
Angela Macdonald-Smith, Senior Resources Writer, The Australian Financial Review

14:20

PANEL DISCUSSION| Energy Security in a Transitioning Energy Supply System

Clare Savage, Chair, AER
Benn Barr, Chief Executive Officer, AEMC
Simon Corbell, Chief Advisor, Energy Estate
Moderator: Mark Ludlow, Queensland Bureau Chief, The Australian Financial Review

14:50

PANEL DISCUSSION| The Green Economy & Rebuilding the Lucky Country

Marc Barrington, Chief Executive Officer, SIMEC Energy Australia
Zoe Whitton, Head of Environmental, Social & Governance Research, Citi
Robert Hillard, Chief Transformation Officer, Deloitte
Moderator: Ben Potter, Companies Editor, The Australian Financial Review

15:30

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

15:35

END OF CONFERENCE

Speakers


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


The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull
29th Prime Minister of Australia


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


The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Victorian Government


Dr Kerry Schott AO
Chair, Energy Security Board


Audrey Zibelman
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, AEMO


Benn Barr
Chief Executive Officer, AEMC


Clare Savage
Chair, AER


Frank Calabria
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Origin Energy


Brett Redman
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, AGL


Tony Nunan
Australia Country Chair, Shell


Jeanne Johns
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Incitec Pivot


Matt Howell
Chief Executive Officer, Tomago Aluminium


Liz Westcott
Executive – Energy, EnergyAustralia


Matt Halliday
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Ampol Australia


David Parker AM
Chair, Clean Energy Regulator


Michael Rath
National Leader, Power and Utilities, Deloitte


Chris Ashton
Chief Executive Officer, Worley


Paul Italiano
Chief Executive Officer, TransGrid


Ian Learmonth
Chief Executive Officer, Clean Energy Finance Corporation


Michael Cohen
US Chief Economist and Head of Oil Analysis, BP


Darren Miller
Chief Executive Officer, ARENA


Anna Skarbek
Chief Executive Officer, ClimateWorks Australia


Emma Herd
Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change


Meg O’Neil
Executive Vice President Development and Marketing, Woodside


Robert Hillard
Chief Transformation Officer, Deloitte


Phaedra Deckart
Chief Executive Officer, Tas Gas


Simon Corbell
Chief Advisor, Energy Estate


Sandra James
Energy Advisory and Regulatory Lead partner, Energy Transition Team, Deloitte


Dr Jennifer Purdie
Executive General Manager Gas Distribution, Jemena


Kobad Bhavnagri
Global Head of Special Projects, Bloomberg NEF


Evangelista Albertini
Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania


John O’Brien
Partner, Energy Transition & Decarbonisation, Deloitte


Bess Clark
General Manager Project Marinus, TasNetworks


Simon Emms
Group Executive Network Services, ElectraNet


Gillian Cagney
Regional Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Worley


Innes Willox
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Industry Group


Alex Hewitt
Chairman & CGO, CWP Renewables


Dr Maia Schweizer
Chief Executive Officer, CleanCo Queensland


Marc Barrington
Chief Executive Officer, SIMEC Energy Australia


Zoe Whitton
Head of Environmental, Social & Governance Research, Citi


Dr Alex Wonhas
Chief System Design and Engineering Officer, AEMO


Richard Lowe
Executive Manager, Business Growth, TransGrid


Dr Fiona Simon
Chief Executive Officer, Australian Hydrogen Council


Qiao Nan Han
Group Vice President, Maoneng Group


Mark McCallum
Chief Executive Officer, Low Emission Technology Australia (LETA)


Kris Funston
Partner, Deloitte


Andrew Stewart
Executive President – Strategy and Development, Wood


Michael Stutchbury
Editor in Chief, The Australian Financial Review


Mark Ludlow
Queensland Bureau Chief, The Australian Financial Review


Ben Potter
Companies Editor, The Australian Financial Review


Angela Macdonald-Smith
Senior Resources Writer, The Australian Financial Review


Jennifer Hewett
Columnist, The Australian Financial Review


Matthew Warren
Contributor, The Australian Financial Review


Tony Boyd
Columnist, The Australian Financial Review


James Daggar-Nickson
Companies and Markets Deputy Editor, The Australian Financial Review

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