Opening Plenary

Opening Plenary

4 Oct 2018, 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Room 219
English (Australia)

Chair: Catherine Way, Business Development Manager, DP Energy


8:45am  Keynote

The Hon Pat Conroy MP, Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy


9:05am  Keynote

The Guy Barnett MP, Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy, Minster for Building & Construction and Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Government of Tasmania


9:25am  Launchpad to Successful Commercialization

Richard Adams, Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory


9:45am Panel Discussion A look at the game changers of the energy industry – how an evolving grid is bringing positive disruption to the Future Energy System

Ed McManus, CEO, Powershop

Huon Hoogesteger, Founder, Smart Commercial Solar

Matthew Grantham, Sales Executive, Power Ledger

Cienna Turpie, Manager, Energy Transition Hub 

Michael Joffe, CFO / Corporate Development, Zen Ecosystems

Herman Chang, General Manager of Energy Infrastructure Solutions BG, Delta Electronics


  • Catherine Way


    Business Development Manager

    DP Energy

    Catherine Way is the Australian Business Development Manager for the global renewable energy developer, DP Energy. Prior to joining DP in September...

  • Pat Conroy MP

    Key Note Speaker

    Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy


    Pat Conroy was elected to Parliament in September 2013 as the Member for Charlton. Following a change of electorate boundaries he was elected as the...

  • The Hon Guy Barnett MP

    Key Note Speaker

    Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy, Minster for Building & Construction and Minister for Veterans' Affairs

    Government of Tasmania

    Born and raised on a farm in northern Tasmania, Guy Barnett studied law (LLB, LLM) and worked in Melbourne and Washington, D.C. before he established...

  • Richard Adams


    Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    Richard joined NREL in 2011 and draws on his 20 plus years of international experience with small, medium, and large corporations across a broad...

  • Ed McManus




    A leading regular commentator on energy, renewables, consumer trends, technology, and innovation, Ed McManus is the CEO of renewable energy generator...

  • Huon Hoogesteger



    Smart Commercial Solar

    Huon Hoogesteger is the founder and CEO of Smart Commercial Solar, one Australia’s leading commercial solar providers and energy analysts.  He is a...

  • Matthew Grantham


    Sales Executive

    Power Ledger

    Matt holds a Masters of Applied Finance at Macquarie University. He also worked on one of Australia’s longest clean energy podcasts bringing with him...

  • Cienna Turpie



    Energy Transition Hub

    Cienna Turpie is the manager of the Energy Transition Hub, an energy research partnership between Australia and Germany jointly hosted by the...

  • Michael Joffe


    CEO / Corporate Development

    Zen Ecosystems

    Michael Joffe is the co-founder of Zen Ecosystems™ and an entrepreneur with a track record for successfully founding technology companies. An expert...

  • Herman Chang


    General Manager of Energy Infrastructure Solutions BG

    Delta Electronics

    Herman Chang is a senior manager at Delta Electronics and leading a dedicated team Energy Infrastructure Solutions. Energy Infrastructure solutions...

Opening Times
Wed 3 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wed 3 Oct Networking Event 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Thur 4 Oct Exhibition 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration opens 8.00am

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