Arc Flash Electrical Safety 2020
Oct 21 – Oct 23 all-day

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Why You Should Attend

The Australian sector has always prioritised their worker’s health and wellbeing in the workplace. Arc flash safety has been a big topic in the energy sector but with the 2018 arc flash incident in Yallourn power station, organisations are putting more priority in safe maintenance practices and the maintenance of arc flash protection equipment.

marcus evans Arc Flash Electrical Safety 2020 aims to provide practical ways in improving arc flash safety, standard compliance, and effective arc flash mitigation strategies. Delegates will be able to gain critical insights on updates for 2018 edition of IEEE 1584 and NFPA 70E, guidelines to the safety standards and calculations, effective mitigation methods, safe asset maintenance practices new arc flash technologies, and arc flash prevention in renewable technology.

Don’t miss your chance to hear world-renowned Arc Flash expert, Jim Phillips, one of the primary developers of the IEEE standards, talk about how Australia can use the IEEE 1584 changes to strengthen in-house arc flash safety practices. Secure your place at our 5th Annual Arc Flash Electrical Safety now!


Key Topics
  • How to Approach an Arc Flash Hazard Reduction Strategy without a Suitable Australian Standard?
  • Regulator’s Spotlight: Arc Flash Incidents and Regulations in Victoria
  • Water Corporation’s Arc Flash Hazard Assessment of Switchgear Assemblies – Sensitivity Study and Short-Hand Assessment Method
  • Retrofitting Ageing Switchgears with Arc Flash Protection Equipment to Improve Workplace Safety
  • Raising Awareness in the Workforce on Arc Flash Risks and Hazards to Stress on Safety Practices and Prevent Cutting Corners

For more information visit the Event Website.


The Australian Hydrogen Virtual Conference @ Virtual
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day


The Australian Hydrogen Conference has now gone fully virtual, taking place over three days (16-17-18 November) and featuring the very latest developments with the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia. Hosted by the Australian Hydrogen Council in partnership with Informa Australia via a live stream and interactive meeting rooms, the event will explore the latest hydrogen energy developments in Australia, along with our international export opportunities.

Australia is set to become a world leader in hydrogen production and exports thanks the release of the National Hydrogen Strategy, which includes a $370 million funding package from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to grow an innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia.

This industry conference – which has the full support of the Australian Hydrogen Council – has been perfectly timed to discuss the outcomes of the National Hydrogen Strategy. Join us to listen to key stakeholders from across the private and public sectors discuss the latest developments and initiatives in the hydrogen sector. This event will be THE key meeting place for Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry.

5 reasons why you must attend this national summit on Australia’s hydrogen future:

  • Hear from Australia’s leading hydrogen project developers on their latest plans -all under the one roof
  • Gain an insight into the investment opportunities that this exciting new industry has to offer
  • Take away a comprehensive review on what each of Australia’s States and Territories are doing to advance the hydrogen sector in their jurisdiction
  • Meet and connect with the who’s who of the hydrogen supply chain – from government agencies, technology suppliers, commercial developers and many more
  • Get on board the ground floor of this exciting new export industry that will see Australia “shipping sunshine” to Asia’s booming markets

For more information visit the Event Website.

APS – AUSTRALIAN PROTECTION SYMPOSIUM 2020 @ International Conventional Centre Sydney
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day

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The twelfth Australian Protection Symposium will now take place on the 19th – 20th of November 2020 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, where first-hand experiences from Australia and around the globe will be shared through paper presentations, panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions encouraging attendees to stay in tune with the latest solutions, innovations, successes and challenges in our industry.

The interactive format of the symposium is complimented by the ever popular ‘Power Talks’ session, short but very topical presentations on lessons learned from unfortunate events. The APS has been designed as a unique and neutral platform to gather experts in the electrical protection industry in a friendly and dynamic environment to encourage idea exchange and a range of diverse contributions. The APS attracts researchers, industry experts, engineers, practitioners and other professionals involved and interested in the electrical protection industry. This opportunity to come together, discuss ideas face to face and build close cooperation channels for solving future challenges results in a rewarding experience for all contributors and attendees.

For more information visit the APS Event website

Mine Electrical Safety 2020 Conference – CANCELLED @ Pullman Mecure Brisbane King George Square
Nov 30 – Dec 2 all-day


[19 June 2020]

For 30 years, Mine Electrical Safety Association Conference (MESC) attendees have told us that they receive incredible value from meeting face to face with colleagues and friends in the industry.  They value the technical programme and equally value the chance to socialise and network, as well as learning about the new products and services offered by our sponsors and exhibitors.

We are aware of the economic impact being felt by our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees and their organisations and that many companies will not approve staff travel for the remainder of the year. Due to this, as well as the uncertainty as to when a conference of the size of MESC can be held (and what restrictions will still be in place), it is with regret that the MESA Committee announce the cancellation of the Mine Electrical Safety Conference in 2020. 

We had investigated the option of holding a virtual event.  However, it is our view that holding a virtual event does not provide the same value to attendees as when we meet face-to-face – MESA conferences are all about the networking and sharing of knowledge and experiences!


We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 conference which will be held from Monday 7 June to Wednesday 9 June 2021 – again at MES Conference Headquarters at Pullman & Mercure Brisbane King George Square. 

Information on the 2021 conference will be released by November this year.

For more information on the 2020 event contact Absolute Events at or call 07 3848 0089

Large Scale Solar Forum 2021 – DATES TBC @ Brisbane Convention Centre
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am


The Large-scale Solar Forum is Australia’s premier technical large-scale solar event, bringing together industry professionals from the solar sector for a full day of knowledge sharing and networking.

Featuring comprehensive sessions discussing the opportunities and challenges currently facing the sector, this event will provide attendees with the chance to learn from their peers as we continue to develop and grow the industry together.
This event is ideal for anyone interested in the technical side of the large-scale solar industry including those operating in policy, grid and system strength, construction and safety, asset management and social license.

Australian Energy Week 2021 @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Feb 15 – Feb 18 all-day


AEW is the annual meeting place for stakeholders of all levels from the entire energy value chain, from CEOs to analysts, energy traders to engineers. And everyone in between.

With 7 different content streams for you to choose from, the agenda covers the full breadth of opportunities and challenges facing generators, networks, retailers, end users and policy makers during the current energy transition. The content is designed to help you better understand the interplay of various technological, policy and commercial drivers and to help future proof your planning.

With every major energy company in attendance as well as policy makers and regulators from every state (and federal), AEW is the place to make connections, meet industry leaders and do business.


Australia’s First Offshore Wind Conference @ Sofitel Melbourne
Mar 4 all-day


Offshore Wind Australia is pleased to announce Australia’s first offshore wind energy industry conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia. This event has been postponed, now scheduled for Thursday 4th March 2021.

The conference will bring together international and Australian speakers across many areas including:

  • Development of the Australian offshore wind industry
  • Global overviews and trends
  • Supply chain development
  • Financing offshore wind projects
  • Design, environment and engineering
  • The electricity market in Australia Join us to learn more about opportunities for growing an Australian offshore wind industry.

For more information visit the event website

Enlit Australia 2021 @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all-day
Talk2 International are excited to announce the relaunch Power ± Utilities Australia as Enlit Australia, as part of the global rebrand by Clarion Energy. Unveiled at European Utility Week in Paris, France, Clarion Energy announced Enlit as the world’s only complete energy event. It will bring clarity to the global energy transition and define the roles of all those involved in powering the next generation of the industry.

Enlit is here to light a spark, to fuel the change, to strive for improvement, for the future of our industry and our planet.

Enlit Australia is designed to cover the strategies and solutions necessary for companies to meet the challenges of an industry in transition.  The event covers the industry from end to end – generation both renewables and fossil fuels, transmission/distribution through to retail. This reflects a business that needs to take a whole system approach, necessitated by the rapid introduction of renewables into the system. And, this also mirrors the new reality for suppliers to the industry, who now have touchpoints along the entire value chain.

The over-arching theme for 2021 is Decarbonisation- Decentralisation – Digitalisation. The critical strategies to address the energy transition will be discussed and analysed in several blocks in our Business Strategy Theatre and these include a Financial and Investment Strategy block, an Energy Transition/New Energy Mix block and a Customer and Retail Strategies block.

Our three exhibit hall knowledge theatres – Generation, Transmission & Distribution and Utility Retail Transformation- reflect the need for an end to end approach. These sessions will feature content presented by industry experts and focus on the practical implementation of solutions needed to meet the strategic imperatives being driven by the ongoing energy transition.

Our industry roundtables, VIP breakfast forums and our INITIATE start-up zone were among the special event features that were singled out by 2019 attendees as particularly useful and will be expanded in 2020.

Visitors to Enlit Australia will enjoy a truly inspirational and immersive experience with content created and curated specifically for tomorrow’s new energy professionals; while Enlit Australia exhibitors will have unprecedented access to the people driving the future of the industry and the ability to reach a global audience under one brand.

Power System Protection & Design Conference @ Mantra on Russell, Melbourne VIC
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day

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We are looking for a number of presenters to present their technical topics at this upcoming conference which has been developed to promote best practice in the area of power system protection and design.

We are seeking industry experts who can cover power system protection design, installation, testing and inspection procedures for industrial and commercial power systems in detail. Sub-topics include: Smart grids/IEC 61850, renewable energy and integration, earthing, electrical safety and arc flash.

We are seeking speakers who can talk about their experiences in the field, provide overviews of the applicable industry regulations/legislation and offer case studies and examples from industry. All presenters receive complimentary registration to attend the conference. To express your interest in presenting, simply send a short 100-word abstract, outlining your proposed topic, and how delegates will benefit from your 45 minute presentation.

Enhance your career, share your knowledge and strengthen your public profile while networking with your industry.

If you would like a copy of the CALL FOR PAPERS please email Sarah Montgomery at

For further information on this event or to discuss sponsorship opportunities contact:
Sarah Montgomery
Conference Manager
IDC Events

TechCon® Aus-NZ 2021 Conference & Exhibition
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day


We are thrilled to announce that after many successful years in Sydney, the 2021 TechCon Aus-NZ Conference  & Expo makes a return to Melbourne on 18 & 19 March 2021 for the first time in more than ten years. This move marks the beginning of a new chapter for the event which celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year.

The theme for the 2021 conference, Life Management of HV and MV Power Equipment, aims to build discussion across all areas of asset management, including the latest research,  real-life case studies and strategies for new and ageing electrical grid infrastructure. Delegates will hear from local and international experts from different sectors of the power industry, academics, service providers and manufacturers.

Attendees are eligible for CPD points. 

A separate CIGRE Workshop will be held the day before on 17 March 2021.

While we are busy building an exciting and thought-provoking program, save the date and keep an eye on our page for more updates – VISIT THE EVENT WEBSITE