• McKinsey & Company
    Strategic partner
    McKinsey & Company
  • NEXTracker
    Networking Drinks Sponsor

    As the #1 solar tracker supplier worldwide, NEXTracker advances the power plant of the future with award-winning PV and storage innovations that increase performance and reduce costs for all size power plants. With over 12 GW of solar trackers delivered worldwide, NEXTracker’s award-winning advanced photovoltaic and energy storage solutions are energizing hundreds of solar power plants across five continents. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Company has offices in Australia, Mexico, China, India, Brazil, and Chile. For more information, see and follow us on Twitter @NEXTracker.

  • Oracle Corporation
    Gold sponsor
    Oracle Corporation

    For more than 30 years Oracle’s industry expertise has enabled electric, gas, and water utilities of all types and sizes successfully navigate a wide range of mission-critical business challenges. Our solutions deliver an end-to-end, high value, low cost roadmap to achieving excellence across your utility’s operations and are designed to optimize performance of your information, people, and process.

    Oracle brings together a worldwide team of utility experts who understand your business, software applications that address mission critical needs, a rock-solid suite of corporate operational software, high performance servers and storage, and world-leading middleware and technology. The results: flexible, innovative solutions that increase efficiency, improve stakeholder satisfaction, and address emerging business requirements. Find out how we can become your trusted advisor at

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  • NAD Grid
    Silver Sponsor
    NAD Grid

    NAD Grid Corp is a high tech company headquartered in the Sillicon Valley of USA. With the team's expertise in energy, utilities, economics, software engineering, and blockchain technologies NAD Grid looks to build a peer to peer electricity real time exchange platform that will intelligently connect the distributed and decentralized nodes of generation and consumption in the grid to greatly increase efficiency, boost reliability, and offer advanced services that promote clean energy.
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  • Ergon and Energex
    Lanyard Sponsors
    Ergon and Energex

    Ergon Energy and Energex, as part of Energy Queensland, are Australia's largest electricity distribution company, connecting electricity supply to 2.1 million customers across Queensland.

    The business was formed as a Queensland Government-owned corporation in 2016 through the merger of Ergon Energy and Energex.

    Energy Queensland is driven by its vision to energise Queensland communities not just through its 205,000km of electricity network, but also through its commitment to deliver better outcomes for customers, employees and all Queenslanders.

    Distributed energy, energy storage, electric vehicles and behind the meter management devices all have a part to play in the future Energy Queensland is developing for its customers.

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  • Equifax
    Silver Sponsor

    Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organisations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business decisions.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and more recently in the Asia Pacific region, with the acquisition of Veda, a data analytics company and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. Combined the companies bring nearly 170 years of data and insights experience to the marketplace.

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  • Allens

    Allens has some of the world's longest ongoing client relationships, stretching back more than 150 years. It's a fact of which we are immensely proud and one we never take for granted.

    We work with many of the world's leading organisations - including 55 of the world's top 100 companies and more than 75 of Australia's top 100 companies. Whether you're a global multinational or a suburban-based company with a bright idea, our commitment to providing excellent service remains the same: combining technical excellence with commercial insight to provide the clearest of answers.

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  • ABB Boiler Plate
    Silver Sponsor
    ABB Boiler Plate

    ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

  • Telensa
    Bronze partner

    Telensa makes wireless smart city applications, helping utilities and cities around the world save energy, work smarter and deliver more joined-up services. Telensa PLANet is the world’s most deployed smart streetlight solution, with a footprint of 1.5 million lights, including the world’s largest deployment with a leading US Utility. Building on the compelling business case for its smart streetlighting, Telensa provides an open, low-cost platform to add multiple sensor applications.

    Telensa’s LPWA wireless networks simply attach to light poles. They can provide city or region-wide coverage in a matter of days, and are designed to run reliably for decades.

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  • Simon Kucher & Partners
    Bronze partner
    Simon Kucher & Partners

    We help our clients grow revenues and profits, by optimising their strategy, marketing, pricing and sales. Point of differentiation is since 30 years that we create pragmatic top- and bottom-line growth strategies that deliver measurable results. Projects increase our clients’ profitability by 100 to 500 basis points on average. Our unrivalled specialisation is pricing – quote by Philip Kotler: “No one knows more about pricing than Simon-Kucher.”

    Our solutions are made to last. That is easily said, but not so easily done. The world has never been so dynamic, with digitalisation unhinging established revenue models and urging everyone to rethink the way they market, price and sell. Our teams support throughout the entire transformation process and bring the project results to life.

    Simon-Kucher today is a global company with more than 1,100 employees in 23 countries. We serve our clients seamlessly around the world. The same high standard of quality, anytime and anywhere, no matter where our help is needed.

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  • Aurecon
    Bronze partner

    Aurecon brings ideas to life to design a better future. Imagining what is possible, we turn problems into solutions.

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  • Decon Corporation
    Decon Corporation

    Decon Corporation is a leading provider of fit for purpose solutions across the Telecommunications, Electrical Contracting, Switchboard Manufacturing, Power Generation and Energy Management sectors Australia wide. The nation-wide, Australian owned Corporation prides itself not only on innovation, but it's ability to partner effectively with clients, to deliver on specific project needs, no matter the requirements.

    Decon is very excited to announce the launch of three new Energy products, including the Decon Hybrid Cube, Advanced Battery Technology and our fully-customizable, large scale Smart Energy Management System.  Chat with us today to discover how we can help you see your organisation's Energy Management from a brand new perspective.

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  • Phoenix Contact
    Phoenix Contact

    Phoenix Contact is the worldwide market leader of components, systems and solutions in the area of electrical engineering, electronics and automation. Founded more than 90 years ago in Germany, our diverse product range includes components and system solutions for industrial and device connection, automation, electronic interface, and surge protection.

    Phoenix Contact offers an innovative portfolio of industrial electro-technology - the best connections “from sensor to the controller.” From the classic terminal block to splash-proof machine connectors and wireless ethernet, Phoenix Contact provides innovations that do more than our customers expect. Together with customers and partners, we design solutions for the future using trend-setting connection and automation technology, wherever they will be needed.

    Phoenix Contact is a global company with more than 14,500 employees worldwide. There are more than 50 subsidiaries and sales representatives in another 30 nations. Around the world, our focus on innovation and trusting partnerships with customers create solutions that benefit all involved. With eight locations across Australia and New Zealand, Phoenix Contact has been providing our customers with inspiring innovations and local support since 1995.

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  • Antec + Hauff-Technik
    Antec + Hauff-Technik

    As one of Europe's leading manufacturers of sealing systems for cables, pipes and building entries, and in close collaboration with our Australian Business partner “Antec Group”, we protect buildings from water, gas, fire, dirt and vermin. Our innovative solutions guarantee absolute leak proof tightness, economic efficiency, user friendly installation and durability in all kinds of construction scenario’s from small substations to large infrastructure projects such as airports and power stations.

    Our customers include utility companies, public utilities, construction companies, telecommunication companies and industrial partners. Yet architects, planning engineers and private property developers also rely on our experience and expertise. We offer them all the right solutions to meet their unique challenges – either from our comprehensive product range or custom-built product solutions.

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  • Australian Energy Council
    Supporting partner
    Australian Energy Council

    The Australian Energy Council represents 21 major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and retail energy markets. These businesses collectively generate the overwhelming majority of electricity in Australia and sell gas and electricity to over 10 million homes and businesses.

    The energy council began operating from 1 January 2016. With Australia’s energy industry undergoing a period of rapid, transformative change member companies of the Energy Supply Association of Australia (esaa), the Energy Networks Association (ENA) and the Energy Retailers Association of Australia (ERAA) decided  to reorganise and rationalise their representative associations in 2015.

    From 1 January 2016, the merchant, non-network energy businesses commenced the Australian Energy Council and the ERAA merged into this new organisation.

    Matthew Warren was appointed as its inaugural Chief Executive.

    The ENA continues to serve its network members and absorbed the responsibility for Grid Australia activities on behalf of the electricity transmission sector.'

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  • Energy Efficiency Council
    Supporting partner
    Energy Efficiency Council

    The Energy Efficiency Council is Australia’s peak body for energy efficiency, cogeneration and demand management.

    The Council is a not-for-profit membership association which exists to make sensible, cost effective energy efficiency measures standard practice across the Australian economy. We work on behalf of our members to promote stable government policy, provide clear information to energy users and drive the quality of energy efficiency products and services.

    Formed in 2009, the EEC now represents over 90 members from business and government that:

    • provide high quality energy efficiency advice, services and management
    • manufacture, install or service energy efficiency products or technologies
    • manufacture, install or manage of cogeneration and trigeneration systems
    • develop, market or implement demand management systems and services

    The EEC is a national organisation with headquarters in Melbourne.

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  • Melbourne Energy Institute
    Supporting partner
    Melbourne Energy Institute

    The University of Melbourne is a national leader in energy research, with over 300 experts engaged across science, technology, economics and policy of energy. The Melbourne Energy Institute provides a focal point for the University’s energy researchers and government and industry partners. Since the Institute launched in 2010, it has developed many interdisciplinary research programs across economics, engineering, health, the humanities, law and the sciences.

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  • Energy Users' Association of Australia
    Supporting partner
    Energy Users' Association of Australia

    Australia’s largest energy user advocacy organisation, the Energy Users’ Association of Australia is the peak national body representing major Australian electricity and gas users. The organisation plays a critical role in helping companies navigate uncertainty in energy markets, participate in driving changes in market rules and the way the network is managed, to ensure better outcomes and reduced costs for energy users.

    EUAA members are part of a critical network of companies spanning food, transport, technology, energy, mining, real estate, provision of raw materials, entertainment and professional services that benefit the Australian community every day.

    Through the organisation’s efforts, it has contributed to saving its members millions of dollars on their energy bills.

  • Gas Today
    Media partner
    Gas Today


    For 44 years, Great Southern Press has grown to become Australia’s specialist industry publisher, providing a suite of printed and online publications which cover infrastructure, construction and energy.

    Gas Today, established in 2007, has emerged as the country’s peak resource for trusted, relevant news tailored to industry needs.

    Gas Today magazine is dedicated to the entire natural gas vertical. From the upstream sector through to export LNG and the offshore industry, you can be sure this publication is the key source of relevant and timely news for Australia’s gas industry.

    • High level analysis
    • Economic projections
    • Project updates
    • Profiles of leading executives
    • State-of-industry reports
    • Industry news
    • Innovation and technology
    • Policy commentary

    Great Southern Press also produces key resources such as its Gas Industry Directory, Australia's Gas Leaders, maps and wallcharts.


    Gas Today is also available via interactive digital editions, which are tailored for viewing on computer, tablet or mobile devices


  • Coolibah
    Media partner

    Coolibah is Keith Orchison’s energy website

    There are more than 425 posts on this site on This is Power blog and more than 100 Coolibah Commentary monthly newsletters — access to them is completely free.

    You can subscribe to receive Coolibah Commentary by email — still at no cost!

    This site’s focus is on Australian electricity supply news and issues in particular and on national energy issues more generally, reflecting Keith Orchison’s 33 years’ experience in these fields. Power supply prices, emissions, ownership and developments are big news these days — as up to 27,000 a month unique pageviews on the Coolibah site attests.

    Coolibah Pty Ltd is an energy communications and issues management consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. It provides advisory services to government, industry associations, management consultancies and companies engaged in a wide range of energy activities and services.

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  • The Australian Pipeliner
    Media partner
    The Australian Pipeliner

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  • Energy Magazine
    Media partner
    Energy Magazine

    Energy is a thought-leading, technology neutral magazine, developed to help the industry answer some of the critical questions it is currently grappling with:

    What are the energy sources of the future?
    How do we provide energy that is clean, affordable and reliable?
    How do we give customers what they want?
    How to we contend with disruption in the energy sector?
    How do we digitise our networks safely, securely and efficiently?
    We’ll be answering these questions in every issue of Energy with thought-leading and thought-provoking editorial contributions from some of the best and brightest minds the energy industry has to offer.

    Energy has a strong focus on helping the industry to deal with some of the challenges it is currently facing. We’ll be looking at the policies and politics affecting the industry; but we will always place the emphasis on outcomes rather than political point-scoring. We are committed to helping the industry move forward and solve the so-called energy “trilemma” – establishing new forms of energy that are reliable, affordable and clean – without over-emphasising the role governments will play in finding the solution.

    We believe the future for the energy sector – while it looks considerably different than it has over its first century of existence – has never looked brighter. The opportunities are waiting to be taken advantage of, and Energy will be there, showing you how to best position yourself in energy’s brave new world.


  • Energy Source & Distribution
    Media partner
    Energy Source & Distribution

    We don’t just write about energy – we ignite it.

    For almost 20 years, Energy Source & Distribution magazine has been the voice of Australia’s electricity generation, transmission and distribution industry. In 2016 the name the sector trusts went online to deliver news as it happens.

    Energy Source & Distribution is directed at the senior executives, managers and engineers involved with utilities, policy development bodies, research and training institutions, manufacturers and suppliers. It offers the latest energy news and profiles the power players, product launches, industry trends and major projects that keep the sector moving at an unprecedented rate.

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  • Transmission & Distribution
    Media partner
    Transmission & Distribution

    Transmission & Distribution is focused to the Electricity Supply Industry for High to Very High voltage electricity transmitted either overhead or underground from the point of generation across the country at very high voltages. Transmission & Distribution includes Energy Generation, which focuses on all aspects of Electricity Generation to include coal-fired, renewables and nuclear power.

    Our articles are written by Engineers…for Engineers based on actual application and use of products and services. Articles are written by qualified professionals whose experience and proven reputation provides readers with reliable solutions to everyday problems.

    APT Publications publishes all their magazines in a digital E-Magazine format and provides advertising opportunities to include Electronic Newsletters, Electronic Direct Mail (EDMs), Online Digital Media advertising, Advertising broadcasts and Unique Campaigns.

    For further information on APT Publications or to contact us, please visit our website:

  • Energy News Bulletin
    Media partner
    Energy News Bulletin is Asia-Pacific most comprehensive source of daily energy news, providing unparalleled insight into the energy value chain sector through breaking news, expert commentary and researched features.

    This leading news service has built an enviable reputation for its coverage relating to the operations, supply, investment and development of energy assets across both the oil & gas and more recently the emerging renewables sector.

    Subscribing to will ensure your business has access to the information it needs to stay one step ahead and to be able to make better decisions.


  • Utility
    Media partner

    Utility is Australia’s only dedicated utility magazine.

    It covers Utility engineering, construction and maintenance and is currently available for free to all utility professionals in Australia. It covers all utilities including water and sewer, gas, electricity and communications and the NBN. Utility is both a full-colour printed magazine, and an online portal for all things utility.

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