Energy Networks Australia has announced new dates for the Energy Networks Conference and Exhibition, which will now be held from 3 to 5 March 2021 in Brisbane. Planning is in full swing for this must-attend industry event.

The program is well developed, and has been refreshed to include new topics such as the Energy Technology Roadmap, network responses to COVID-19, and resilience initiatives to natural disasters such as bushfires.

There will be 110 speakers, including domestic and international keynote speakers, on four plenary panels and sixteen concurrent sessions.

The four plenary themes are:

» Data to enable the energy transformation
» Greening gas – challenges and opportunities
» The energy future: who pays?
» Network report card: the customer journey

Concurrent session topics include: data transforming asset management, low emissions, post 2025, the gas evolution, big data, regulation, a smarter safer grid, battery storage, virtual & hybrid power plants, customer centric innovation, hydrogen, microgrids, decarbonising networks, pricing reform, electric vehicles, distributed energy resources and many more.

There are four opportunities for networking at the event, including the welcome reception, poster session and happy hour drinks reception, the gala dinner, and the farewell reception.

After working from home in 2020, the energy industry will be looking forward to meeting colleagues in person, rather than by video conference.

The conference events will include two optional delegate tours to local technological businesses and research institutions, as well as the opportunity for networking over lunch at the Brookwater Country Club.

The exhibition hall will include seating areas with a central lounge for meeting other delegates, a hydrogen display, a university hub and a prominent area set aside for the poster series.

The call for poster abstracts brought forward a rich array of submissions, of which 30 will be displayed. There is also an inaugural student poster competition, which attracted a great response from post-graduate students. The top six entries have been invited to join other poster presenters from across industry.

The winner will be announced at the happy hour drinks reception. A new approach has been taken with sponsorship and the exhibition for this event, and the response from businesses working within the energy sector has been enthusiastic.

To date there are eleven sponsors and more than 50 exhibitors who are looking forward to sharing their expertise with delegates at the event.

There are still sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available; and the March 2021 date gives your organisation more opportunity to gain exposure in event communications and media.

A prospectus for sponsorship packages and exhibition options is available at

If you want your business to benefit, please contact Vanessa Caldwell on 0420 216 133 or

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