Official Event Advisory Panel

Quest Events would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the panel members below who are contributing their valuable time and expertise to ensure the conference agenda is timely and relevant for all stakeholders in the domestic energy sector.


Keith Orchison, Director, Coolibah Pty Ltd (Panel Chair)

"Having worked with Jamie Turmanis from Quest Events for many years, I have confidence in his ability to stage worthwhile conferences on energy issues -- and I am committed to helping to build the communication of understanding of Australia's energy policy, potential and problems at a critical time in the national investment cycle. There is a huge amount of talk in the media about energy issues, but not enough understanding of the underlying pressures and needs."

Tony Wood, Energy Program Director, Grattan Institute

"I have chosen to participate because the domestic gas industry is at the centre of two of the biggest changes in fundamental drivers of energy supply and demand that we have seen for many decades. These are climate change and the extraordinary growth prospects for unconventional gas, both CCS and shale gas, in Australia and elsewhere. Life will  never be the same!"

Paul Balfe, Executive Director, ACIL Tasman

"The future role of gas in the Australian domestic market will be an important focal point for this conference. The future for gas will be determined fundamentally by how well we manage the market stresses caused by LNG expansion over the next five years."

Michael Dureau AM, Deputy Chairman, The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering

"The availability of gas for domestic and industrial use is one of the great challenges facing Eastern Australia for the next decade. I am committed to do what I can to help this conference facilitate an innovative solution to this critical problem."

Miles Prosser, Executive Director, Australian Aluminium Council

"This conference will bring together the quantitative analysis and the views of key stakeholders to lay out Australia’s options for how we benefit from our gas reserves."

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