18 Jul 2016
2016 conference program and exhibitors now released
Organisers have today opened registrations for the free to attend All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference, taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 4 – 5 October 2016.
Today’s announcement coincides with the release of the high profile speakers billed for the conference, with the event’s international keynote announcement scheduled for next month.
AGL Chief Executive Officer Andy Vesey will deliver his national keynote address on the shifts towards a clean energy and consumer centred energy market. He will also take part in a compelling panel discussion as part of the Opening Plenary on this same topic chaired by the Clean Energy Council’s Chief Executive Kane Thornton.
Thornton and Vesey will be joined by one of Australia’s fastest growing retailers, Powershop Chief Executive Ed McManus to discuss if the industry is equipped and adaptive enough to stay ahead of the shifting consumer tides. State and Federal Ministerial welcomes will feature in this session also.
“Delegates can expect a number of new elements in this year’s conference program and on the exhibition floor,” said All Energy Australia Exhibition Director Robby Clark.
“We’re always looking for ways to innovate, which includes the ongoing strategic partnership with the Clean Energy Council and this year’s partnership with the Australian Technologies Competition which is sure to pique the interest of the investment sector in our free, two day event.”
Leading exhibitors confirmed include Canadian Solar Australia, ABB Australia Pty Limited, Jinko Solar, Fronius Australia, Trina Solar, SMA Australia, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Enphase Energy, RES Australia, Clenergy, MPower, Victron, Redback, Ingeteam, RF Industries, Solax Power, Schletter, IMEON Energy, AC Solar Warehouse, IPD and Outback Power.
Some highlights on display will be SMA Australia’s recently developed Sunny Boy Storage battery inverter designed for high voltage batteries like the Tesla Powerall, Enphase Energy’s Enphase Home Energy Solution and ABB’s REACT (Renewable Energy Accumulator and Conversion Technology).
“It’s all about maximising the visitor’s time while onsite at All-Energy to ensure their business objectives are met and their expectations exceeded,” said Mr Clark.
“As Australia’s single largest, free, clean and renewable energy conference and exhibition, there is a lot to pack into two days and so we want to make their experience as simple and useful as possible.”
The conference schedule is structured around 12 session categories: bioenergy, community energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, government initiatives, low carbon transport, market developments, new technology and innovation, project development, smart grid, solar and wind. Presentations will be made by more than 150 industry leaders from organisations such as CSIRO, the Clean Energy Regulator, The World Wind Association, AECOM, Huawei, Transgrid and Citipower/Powercor.
Special events include The Grand Networking Event, sponsored by SMA Australia, on the first day for delegates and exhibitors to network and unwind, the Keynote Plenary sessions and the popular Closing Plenary Debate looking at leading edge developments in the sector.
The Clean Energy Council will also host the night of nights for the solar industry, the ATRAA Dinner, the Professional Development (PD) Day and ATRAA Conference for solar designers and installers and the Women in Renewables Luncheon which aims to achieve better gender balance at all levels of the renewable energy industry. Delegates who participate in the Clean Energy Council’s PD Day and ATRAA Conference will be able to accrue 15 CPD points per session attended.
All-Energy Australia is Australia’s largest and most comprehensive clean and renewable energy event, and is taking place 4 – 5 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is free to attend.