Eastern Australia's Energy Markets was first held from 17-19 October 2012 at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney and established itself as THE meeting place for governments, industry and end users alike.
The 40+ speakers included:
John Pierce, Chairman, AUSTRALIAN ENERGY MARKET COMMISSION
The Hon. Chris Hartcher MP, Minister for Resources and Energy, NSW GOVERNMENT
The Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP, Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy, LIBERAL PARTY
Mark Collette, Group Executive Manager, Energy Markets, TRUenergy
Tim Nelson, Head of Economics, Policy and Sustainability, AGL
Peter McIntyre, Managing Director, TRANSGRID
Matthew Warren, CEO, ENERGY SUPPLY ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
Malcolm Roberts, CEO, ENERGY NETWORKS ASSOCIATION
Tim Reardon, Executive Director, NATIONAL GENERATORS FORUM
Ramy Soussou, Deputy CEO, ENERGY RETAILERS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
David Green, Chief Executive, CLEAN ENERGY COUNCIL
Miles Prosser, Executive Director, AUSTRALIAN ALUMINIUM COUNCIL
Plus many more…
Directly addressing areas of rising uncertainty in the sector, the event addressed seven burning questions key stakeholders were asking:
• What are the implications of reduced demand in the NEM?
• Will east coast energy markets have affordable gas available?
• How will a price on carbon impact energy markets – 2012-25?
• What is the future of the RET?
• What is industry’s response to current government policy?
• What is the future for energy retailers?
• How are the dynamics for a network business changing and what are the implications for the broader energy markets?
Endorsed by the ESAA, ERAA, Clean Energy Council and Manufacturing Australia, the event brought together policy makers with industry and end users to work towards satisfactory and sustainable outcomes for all concerned. Attendees included senior government officials from federal and state departments responsible for energy market policy, senior management from energy producers (feedstock and generation), transmission, distribution and retail, plus large energy users and associated professional services firms (legal, accounting, consulting).
Delegates were given access to the very latest information on government policy and industry developments, ensuring they had the essential tools to help minimise risk and eliminate uncertainty, allowing them to successfully navigate the rapidly and ever changing energy sector landscape in Australia’s eastern states.
And like with every Quest Event, all participants had the opportunity to Meet. Learn. Grow. It’s what our events are all about.
Stay tuned for the second annual event in 2013.