We are pleased to confirm that the program overview for Energy Networks 2018 is now available.
You can download the program overview here.
With international and national leaders in innovation, technology, asset management, consumer engagement and regulation this will be the preeminent Conference of the year focussed on the challenges facing the future of energy networks.
Energy Networks Australia is excited to confirm that Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman and CEO of GFG Alliance – Australia, will provide the Vision Critical Keynote Address on Thursday June.
Sanjeev Gupta is an international businessman and entrepreneur, heading the GFG Alliance – a global enterprise with activities spanning steel and aluminium production, mining, engineering, power generation, infrastructure, banking, property and commodities trading, as well as education and skills.
As Executive Chairman, he leads a fast-growing $14.5 billion worldwide industrial group, headquartered in London, with additional global hubs in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney, and a presence in over 30 countries.
His reputation as an industrialist was solidified by his bold decision to rescue and revive major metals, mining, engineering and power generation operations across the UK and Australia, based on the innovative GREENSTEEL business model. Through a strategy that defied common perceptions of metal manufacture and engineering as dying industries, he has, since 2013, acquired and successfully relaunched more than 35 businesses, saving over 11,000 jobs and, in the process, helping revitalise the supply-chain in key sectors such as construction, automotive, aerospace and oil and gas. As part of this ambitious programme, he saved Scotland’s last two major steelworks, secured the future of Britain’s last remaining aluminium smelter, acquired the UK’s largest electric arc furnace capacity for melting scrap steel, saved one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of engineered components and secured the future of Arrium, the leading integrated mining and steel producer in Australia. His acquisition of the aluminium smelter and hydropower stations at Fort William, Scotland in December 2016 also included more than 100,000 acres of land in the Scottish Highlands, making Sanjeev the UK’s fifth largest private landowner. His Liberty House business is also one of Britain’s largest component manufacturers for the automotive sector.
Today Sanjeev Gupta continues to grow his trading and industrial operations worldwide, whilst also progressing his GREENSTEEL strategy for competitive, low-carbon production based on renewable energy, re-melting of domestically generated scrap and downstream engineering integration to make innovative, high-value-added products for numerous sectors.
The Energy Networks 2018 plenary sessions will also feature leaders from across the energy supply chain, including:
- Nino Ficca, Managing Director, AusNet Services
- Dr Phil Blythe, Chief Executive Officer, Greensync
- Rosemary Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Consumers Australia
- Peter J Peacock, Chair Customer Forum for Water in Scotland
- Guy Chalkley, Chief Executive Officer, Western Power
- Paula Conboy, Chair, Australian Energy Regulator
- Paul Italiano, Chief Executive Officer, Transgrid
- Ed McManus, CEO Meridian Energy Australia & Powershop Australia
- Richard Gross, Chief Executive Officer, Ausgrid
- Ben Wilson, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
- Phillip Hirschorn, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
- David Smales, Chief Executive Officer, Energy QLD
- Blanca Losada, Chief Executive Officer, Gas Natural Fenosa Engineering
- Susan Kennedy, Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions
- Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President, Sales and Customer Operations, Landis+Gyr North America
The Energy Networks 2018 concurrent program will feature over 70 national and international experts discussing key issues for the future of the energy system.
Confirmed speakers in the concurrent program come from energy network businesses, leading service and technology providers and researchers from across the sector including Energy Queensland, ARENA, Accenture, ABB, EA Technology, Jemena, Monash University, Reposit, Western Power, SA Power Networks, The Australian National University, Siemens, United Energy, ARUP, Powerco and the EPECentre at the University of Canterbury.
- Registration opens: 29 November 2017
- Early bird registration deadline: 15 March 2018
Energy Networks 2018 Program
Tuesday 5 June 2018
- Welcome Reception
Wednesday 6 June 2018
- Gold Sponsor Breakfast
- Plenary and Concurrent Sessions
- Gala Dinner
Thursday 7 June 2018
- Meet the Industry Breakfast
- Plenary and Concurrent Session
- Closing Reception
- Program subject to change.