Register today for Energy Networks 2018 – Vision Critical

Energy Networks Australia’s biennial conference and exhibition is fast approaching. Don’t miss your chance to network with leading thinking and innovators in technology, service delivery and asset management, as well as policy and regulation.

Energy Networks Australia is delighted to announce the program for its biennial conference and exhibition is now available.

Energy Networks 2018 – Vision Critical will be held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre next week from Tuesday, June 5, to Thursday, June 7, 2018.

As the only energy networks conference and exhibition in the Australian market developed by the industry for the industry, this is your opportunity to be part of this critical national conversation on the future of the energy grid.

The landscape for the energy network sector has shifted dramatically with major changes in technology, customer behaviour and regulation.

Energy networks are leading the transformation of the grid into a platform for new products and services — empowering customers with new information, new tools and new ways to cut costs.

Energy Networks 2018’s Vision Critical keynote address will be delivered by the Hon David Bartlett, former Premier of Tasmania and digital futures, innovation and technology leader.

Energy Networks Australia has also confirmed Sanjeev Gupta, executive chairman and CEO of GFG Alliance – Australia, who will provide the Keynote Address on the Thursday.

Sanjeev Gupta is an international businessman and entrepreneur, heading the GFG Alliance – a global enterprise with activities spanning steel and aluminium production, mining, engineering, power generation, infrastructure, banking, property and commodities trading, as well as education and skills.

Plenary sessions will feature industry leaders from across the network sector including Nino Ficca (AusNet Services), Guy Chalkley (Western Power), Paul Italiano (TransGrid), Richard Gross (Ausgrid), Ben Wilson (Australian Gas Infrastructure Group) and David Smales (Energy Queensland). Minister Don Harwin and Minister Josh Frydenberg will also address the conference.

Energy Networks Australia is also delighted to welcome Customer Forum for Water in Scotland chair Peter J Peacock; along with a number of other esteemed national and international leaders in the field.

The concurrent program features more than 60 national and international experts who will discuss the key issues affecting Australia’s energy future.

Speakers come from a range of energy sector businesses, leading service and technology providers, and research organisations including Reposit Power, Landis+Gyr, Boston Consulting Group, CSIRO, Siemens, ABB, Flow Power and ARENA. Topics to be explored include customer engagement, asset management, energy network transformation, regulation and tariffs, microgrids, embedded generation and metering and grid intelligence.

Running alongside the concurrent program will be the Network Operations Forum. Designed for network business line managers and operational staff, they will consider the latest operational practices and technology in supporting the modern grid.

Wednesday’s Forum is titled ‘Internet of energy: data, security and network operations’, while Thursday’s will focus on the key topic of Vegetation Management.

The Meet the Industry breakfast will again be held in 2018, providing exhibitors and sponsors the opportunity to invite guests through the Exhibition Hall and to network with the sector. Exhibitors will also be welcome to participate in the conference sessions.

For more information on the conference program, which will reflect the evolving environment energy businesses are operating in, visit With increased attendance in 2016, this biennial event is your opportunity to stay at the forefront of a sector in the midst of unprecedented change.

Join the critical energy conversation and help identify solutions that will deliver value for consumers and network operators.

Tuesday June 5 to Thursday June 7, 2018.

International Convention Centre, Sydney

Registrations are open for Energy Networks 2018 – Vision Critical. Visit to download the program, register and view information on fees, accommodation and social functions.


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