Thought leaders to discuss future scenarios

A handpicked, dynamic group of thought leaders will participate in panel sessions discussing industry issues at Energy Networks 2012, to be held in Brisbane from April 30 to May 2, 2012.

The first plenary session includes Powerlink chief executive Merryn York, Choice campaigns and communications director Christopher Zinn, futurist Mark Pesce, Ausgrid managing director George Maltabarow and Energy Retailers Association of Australia executive director Cameron O’Reilly among others.

The panelists will provide discussion and debate around a series of hypothetical future scenarios. Each panelist will be given an ‘identity’ and facilitator Peter Thompson will present a series of chapters as the hypothetical unfolds.

The second plenary session will look at future challenges for the industry. Mr Thompson will be joined by United Energy corporate affairs general manager Lisa Drought, Ergon Energy chief executive Ian McLeod, Manidis Roberts sustainability and climate change senior executive Stella Whittaker along with other speakers.

“Speakers have been chosen specifically in terms of their fields of expertise and collectively represent the energy supply chain including customers,” Energy Networks Association’s Helen Roben said.

The following sessions over the two days are split into four innovative streams: people, communications, environment and infrastructure.

According to ENA CEO Malcolm Roberts, the event will focus on delivering contemporary information to sharpen industry knowledge in the ever-changing energy industry landscape.

The early bird registration deadline closes February 2, 2012. Visit www.energynetworks2012.com.au for more information.