:: FEATURED CONFERENCES AS OUTLINED BELOW ::
26 - 27 June
EECON 2013, the EESA NSW annual conference & Trade Exhibition, will again be held at the Australian Technology Park Eveleigh this year, on 26 & 27 June. This location has proved to be very popular and convenient for conference exhibitors and delegates. It is very accessible, with plenty of car parking and easy access from Redfern Railway station. It has a large space for exhibitors and good access for heavy equipment. That ensures exhibitors can ably display their products and hold detailed discussions with the many delegates. All meals and refreshments will be served in the exhibition area to ensure maximum exposure for exhibitors.
This is a technical conference for providing ongoing professional development for technical people in the electricity industry. Members of Engineers Australia will earn professional development points. Based on previous conferences we expect 150-200 delegates with all levels of seniority from the NSW transmission and distribution authorities. We also expect a large number of younger people new to the industry and this provides the opportunity for exhibitors to get to know them, as future customers, and for the younger people to get to know the companies which support the industry and provide valuable equipment.
In today’s busy world close networking with colleagues from other networks and manufacturers is difficult, but still vital for making progress both personally and in business. This once-a-year conference provides the ideal opportunity, and must not be missed. The conference will focus on the fast changing world in transmission and distribution, both in Australia and overseas. Innovation will be addressed in detail, covering areas such as intelligent networks, smart grids, power quality and renewable technologies. Large ambitious projects will be discussed, as well as recent disasters and lessons learnt. The final plenary will have experts discussing the future of nuclear power.
A range of exhibition spaces are available and these can be reserved on a “first in, best dressed” basis. There are also a wide range of sponsorships available and these provide exhibitors with extra publicity and help to ingrain company names on present and future customers. We urge early bookings as each one is only available until sold.
The Sebel & Citigate Albert Park, Melbourne
CHANGE OF DATES FOR SCADA 2013
The organisers of the annual National SCADA Conference wish to advise the original dates for the upcoming SCADA Conference have been rescheduled to the 15th - 16th August, Venue and program remain the same.
Visit www.scada-conference.com.au for more details.
The 12th Annual National SCADA Conference, Australia's largest and longest running SCADA conference, will bring together many of the luminaries of the Australian and International SCADA community to evaluate and find solutions for the increasing demands of the SCADA environment. The theme for 2013 will be delivering intelligence and improved performance to SCADA networks.
The SCADA conference program will deliver fantastic first-hand knowledge from leading international and local SCADA experts with a great mix of burning SCADA issues, case studies, security and real world implementations together with practical advice. The networking opportunities provided coupled with the largest SCADA exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere ensure the National SCADA Conference is a must attend event for Australia's and New Zealand's SCADA Community.
Full details at www.scada-conference.com.au
European Utility Week in 2013
“A fantastic new unifying brand for what is the most important and comprehensive event of the European energy scene”, is how Phillip Lewis, Founder and CEO of VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank, described the new European Utility Week corporate identity, which was unveiled to stakeholders at the RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, last week.
European Utility Week, which brings together the co-located Metering Billing/CRM Europe, Smart Homes, Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe, has been created following a six month programme of consultation with the market.
Explaining the thinking behind the new brand, which officially went live on 12 October 2012, Rick Wall, Managing Director, Global Utility Group, Clarion Events said: “I am firmly of the belief that the new brand, will deliver even more for our customers and the industry as we rise to the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead. European Utility Week is the result of an intensive research and design programme which we have been very careful to sense check with our stakeholders. Bringing the three events into a single, unified and strong brand makes perfect sense, and we are delighted at the feedback we have received from all sections of the business.”
Geoffrey Riggs, Marketing and Communications Manager, Elster illustrated the positive response to European Utility Week, stating: “The new name and concept delivers exactly what the market has been asking for.” Bram Reinders, Manager Alliance Management, Alliander, confirmed: “The European Utility Week brand reflects how important this show is for our industry.”
Addressing all show attendees Rick Wall said: “We created a special European Utility Week stand to give exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to drop by, take a look at the Corporate Identity and discuss our plans for European Utility Week moving forward. I am extremely confident that we will be reflecting on another successful year, and, as importantly, looking ahead to the opening of an exciting new chapter for European Utility Week in 2013.”
Media Enquiries: Paul Osmond, Clarion Events Ltd e: email@example.com
27 - 30 May, Bayview Eden, Melbourne
HARNESSING AUSTRALIA’S WIND POTENTIAL
Why Attend Wind Farms 2013 After some initial turbulence in the renewable energy market regarding in light of the RET review, many developers are now seeing some real opportunity in commercialising wind farm projects as the 20/20/20 target remains unchanged.
Despite a challenge in obtaining project finance and off-take agreements, the industry is well placed to meet the 20/20/20 target, with the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics reporting 16 Projects that have already been approved at various stages of development and construction and a further 76 Projects pending approval.
IQPC’s 4th Annual Wind Farms 2013 Event will be the perfect opportunity to cement key partnership and unlock Australia’s wind energy potential. The event has been designed to bring together Wind Farm Operators, Wind Farm Developers, Government, Retailers, Transmission & Distribution Business’ and Solutions Providers to address key strategies around
- Finding the appropriate finance model to commercialise wind farm projects
- Ensuring project bankability by understanding what equity and debt provider are looking for
- Reviewing key projects to Case Study wind farm design, site identification and planning, compliance and risk mitigation
- Building partnerships with network operators to secure grid connection and PPAs
- Delivering projects on time and to budget by minimising construction risk in remote locations
- Securing planning approvals through the right community engagement approach
- Understanding the effect of different variables on project risk and profitability with a look at all contractual agreements and terms
- Successfully selecting the best project delivery model to optimise project banakability
- Understanding technology and its effectiveness in harnessing wind energy
Call For Papers
To submit your Paper or for further information regarding the conference,
please visit the conference website www.mesc.iamevents.com.au
or contact the conference manager Anthony Bordignon from I AM EVENTS on 07 3834 3333
DATE Wednesday 26 June – Friday 28 June, 2013
VENUE Pullman Brisbane
King George Square - Prev Sebel Hotel
• Arc Flash Management
• Variable Speed drives
• Welding Standards
• Legislation updates; to name a few.
This conference is for all those who are responsible for the management and safety of electrical equipment and systems within the mining industry.
Registration is open
Now in its 7th year, the Australian Protection Symposium will again bring together researchers, engineers, experts, practitioners and those involved and interested in the electrical protection industry in a valuable forum to share experiences and knowledge.
APS Details for 2013
Date: 20th – 21st August 2013
Location: Dockside, Darling Harbour, Sydney
Cost: $800 + GST for 2 day event
Registration: For registration details, contact Andrea Stevens for the APS on 03 9473 8400
Registration information will be widely available shortly.
Keep an eye out for further information about this great opportunity, providing important personal access to leaders in the protection industry.