Energy Networks 2018 Conference and Exhibition is shaping up to once again be the pre-eminent event for the energy industry in Australia. With a stellar line-up of national and international speakers already confirmed, Energy Networks 2018 – Vision Critical is the must-attend event for all participants in the energy supply sector.

Conference program

As the only Conference and Exhibition in the market developed by the industry for the industry, Energy Networks 2018 participants will have unrivalled access to the leaders and experts in the sector.

The Energy Networks 2018 concurrent program will feature over 70 national and international experts discussing key issues for the energy system. Confirmed concurrent program speakers come from energy network businesses, leading service and technology providers and researchers including ARENA, Accenture, EA Technology, Jemena, Monash University, The Australian National University, ARUP, Powerco and the EPECentre at the University of Canterbury.

Hear from international leaders in innovation and consumer engagement

Australian and international industry leaders in innovation, technology, customer engagement and service delivery will feature at Energy Networks 2018.

Susan Kennedy is the Founder and CEO of Advanced Microgrid Solutions, based in the US. Susan served for two decades at the highest levels of state and federal government, most recently as Chief of Staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Gray Davis and Communications Director for US Senator Dianne Feinstein. She served from 2003-2006 on California’s Public Utilities Commission.

Peter Peacock is Chair of the Customer Forum for Water in Scotland. In his second term as Chair, Peter is active in the second regulatory price review. Peter has a background spanning the public, private and third sectors. He retired from a 30 year political career in 2011, having served as a Member of the Scottish Parliament, and a Scottish Cabinet Minister.

The Energy Networks 2018 plenary sessions will also feature leaders from across the energy supply chain, including:

  • Nino Ficca, Managing Director and CEO, AusNet Services
  • Rosemary Sinclair, CEO, Energy Consumers Australia
  • Dr Phil Blythe, Founder and CEO, Greensync
  • Guy Chalkley, CEO, Western Power
  • Ben Wilson, CEO, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
  • Richard Gross, CEO, Ausgrid
  • Paul Italiano, CEO, Transgrid
  • Philip Hirschhorn, Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • Blanca Losada, Chief Technology Officer, Gas Natural Fenosa
  • Tim Weidenbach, Senior Vice President, Customer Operations, Landis+Gyr North America
  • David Smales, CEO, Energy Queensland

Secure your preferred exhibition spot today!
As a key participant in the energy transformation, we invite you to consider the remaining exhibition opportunities available to position your organisation alongside this leading industry forum. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Registrations are now open, with early bird discounts available until 15 March 2018. Substantial savings are also available for group bookings made by a company in a single transaction. For more further information, please go to the Energy Networks 2018 Conference + Exhibition website –

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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