Australia Facing Decarbonisation: Policies, Technologies, Timing and Costs @ UNSW CBD Campus
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

International Forum on Low-Carbon Energy, with speakers and panelists to include:

  • Dr Jiang Kejun, Director Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, Beijing, China
  • Tania Constable, Chief Executive, Minerals Council of Australia
  • Dr Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General, Department of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
  • Monique Miller, Director – Corporate and Project Finance, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
  • Prof Stephen Wilson, Head of UQ Energy Initiative
  • Jessica Lovering, Energy Director, The Breakthrough Institute California, USA

This international briefing will provide an insight into Australia’s potential role in addressing global decarbonisation goals and may have a bearing on the future energy security of Australia. International keynotes will join Australian Panelists from the Renewables, Coal, Gas and Nuclear sectors for lively debate.

Register before 22 January to save

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For more information visit the event site.

The 6th annual Off Grid and Stand Alone Power Conference @ Swissotel Sydney
Feb 25 – Feb 26 all-day

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Co-located with the Commercial & Large Scale Solar Conference and the 3rd annual Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Conference. One registration for all events.

The “Off Grid & Stand Alone Power Conference”, formerly known as the Remote Area Power Supply Conference, is now in its 6th year. The forum was launched to create a platform for off-grid energy players to meet and share information on projects and technologies. It has become an annual meeting place for industry participants to share learnings and perspectives.

Over the past 6 years, the off-grid sector has been evolving at a fast pace sustained by the transformation of the global energy industry with the introduction of new technologies, the increasing use of renewable energy and the rising prices of traditional energy supplies. The off-grid electricity industry shares common challenges with an environment that is characterised by the remoteness, the non-access to the State electricity grid and a variety of energy requirements with customers ranging from community groups, businesses, and major energy users.

This year’s event is being co-located with 2 other major energy sector events: Large Scale & Commercial Solar and Pumped Hydro Energy Storage conferences. This new setting will allow delegates to switch sessions and plan a track to suit their requirements and will increase their networking opportunities.

The “Off Grid & Stand Alone Power Conference” proposes two days of in-depth discussions around the current changes and challenges affecting the industry. Discussions revolve around practical cases studies, project demonstrations, technologies, system issues, batteries, regulations, maintenance, communication strategies, and finance.

Call for papers:
Should you wish to share your insights or present a case study, please contact
Diana Lauzi

For more information visit the event site

ARC FLASH ELECTRICAL SAFETY 2019 @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
ARC FLASH ELECTRICAL SAFETY 2019 @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Why You Should Attend

In February 2018, an electrician and his assistant received burn injuries by arc flash in a low-voltage switchboard, according to WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. Just like this numerous injuries and deaths are caused each year by arc flash incidents. While arc flash risks cannot be completely eliminated, there are many things that we can do to prevent an incident.With all new case studies, interactive sessions and an unmatched line-up of arc flash and electrical safety speakers, this is the event you should attend to improve your arc flash electrical safety practices and network with peers from leading Australian organisations. By attending Arc Flash Electrical Safety 2019, you will benefit from critical insights and practical tools into cost-effective prevention methods, emerging arc flash technologies and trends, guidelines and standards for a safer workplace as well as controls, calculations and maintenance of electrical assets.

Your Take-aways:

  • Assessing the role of human factors during an incident analysis in your arc flash programme
  • Improving your arc flash safety with best practices in electrical signage and engineering controls
  • Leveraging arc flash detection solutions and minimising electrical hazards
  • Selecting Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) through accurate arc flash energy calculations
  • Analysing the updates on the NFPA 70E and application of IEEE 1584
  • Adopting smart design and emerging technologies for cost-effective arc flash prevention
  • Maintaining your electrical assets to minimise risk of an arc flash disaster
  • Optimising standards and safety behaviours  to minimise near misses and arc flash disasters

Key Topics

  • Arc Flash Signage – Best Practices and Effective Application of Standards
  • Applying Arc Flash Detection Solutions in Equipment Manufacturing and Design
  • Minimising Electrical Hazards – Sydney 1500V DC Electric Train Maintenance and Operation
  • Improving Your Electrical Safety Culture to Minimise Human Error Driven Arc Flash Incidents
  • Accidents Happen in a Flash – Optimising Standards and Safety Behaviours to Minimise Arc Flash Incidents

For more information visit the Marcus Evans Australia website

The Inaugural Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit @ Novotel Melbourne
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day

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Informa Australia is delighted to announce the forthcoming inaugural Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit which will take place on the 26-27 March 2019 at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins. This event will examine the commercialisation of hydrogen technology for Australia’s energy future.

This important industry conference is being driven by the many new developments in the energy sector. As the push for renewable energy continues and governments continue to seek out new technology, hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology has begun to emerge as a major future energy source. However, there are barriers to market activation which stem from a lack of supporting infrastructure. The Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit will explore ways in which the private and public sector are working to commercialise this exciting new technology to promote our energy future.

Topics will include:

  • Technology outlook
  • Policy landscape
  • Commercialisation initiatives
  • Case studies
  • International developments

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For more information visit Australian Hydrogen Energy Summit or call+61 (2) 9080 4030.


SMART ENERGY Conference & Exhibition @ International Convention Centre, Sydney
Apr 2 – Apr 3 all-day

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A massive (and unstoppable) transformation is currently underway in the energy sector.

In 2019 the Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition will focus on the nature and pace of that transformation.

Products are becoming smarter. Scale is pushing prices down. New business models are disrupting the industry and subsequently the theme for our 57th annual event is Shaping our Energy Future.


Learn from the influencers in the sector throughout the exhibition and in the multi-stream conference and 100+ sessions.


Network with 5000+ smart energy industry professionals and business decision makers at a variety of networking and social events including breakfast symposiums, coffee lounges, lunch mixers and networking drinks.


Experience a Showcase of displays and demo’s of the latest technology, new business models and innovation from 120+ exhibitors and partners


Earn CPD points by attending the 3 Conference streams




Visit the site for more information on the Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition

Earthing, Lightning & Surge Protection Seminar @ Mercure Perth
Apr 9 – Apr 10 all-day

Few topics generate as much controversy and debate as that of earthing and the associated topics of surge protection, shielding and lightning protection of electrical and electronic systems. Poor earthing practices can be the cause of continual and intermittent difficult-to-diagnose problems in a facility. This seminar will explore these issues from a fresh yet practical perspective to help delegates reduce expensive downtime in their plant and/or equipment by identifying the correct application of these principles.

The aim of this seminar is to demystify the subject of earthing, lightning and surge protection and present the subject in a clear, straightforward manner. Earthing as a subject has been under-represented over the years and this event will attempt to remedy the gaps in technical knowledge and improve practices in the industry.

This seminar will feature four half day workshops on the following topics:

April 9th – Workshop 1 – Lightning Protection – Phil Jones, Erico
April 9th – Workshop 2 – Static Electricity and Lightning – Cem Novella, Static Electricity Control (SEC) & Lightning Protection EPC (LPEPC)
April 10th – Workshop 3 – Surge Protection – Phil Jones, Erico
April 10th – Workshop 4 – Earthing and Power Systems – PowerEarth Technologies

Your Presenters:

Phil Jones – Principal Engineer, ERICO
Phil Jones holds BE (Hons) and MTech, and has nearly 30 years’ experience in Facility Electrical Protection.  Phil is Chairman of Standards Australia’s Surge Arrester Committee EL007-03 and is the Australian representative on the International IEC SC37A Surge Protection committee.  Phil is an active member of the Australian Standards Lightning Protection committee EL024, responsible for producing the Australian Standard for Lightning Protection, AS1768, in 2007, and presently under revision. In his current role as Principal Engineer, in the ERICO Engineering Department, Phil serves as a Surge and Lightning Protection field expert and as a technical contact for key customers for product support, in addition to working on new product developments.

Cem Novella – Managing Director | Static Electricity Control (SEC) & Meech Australia Static Control (MASC)
Cem is the current chair for the Centre for Static Electricity & Lightning Protection (CSELP) and provides technical support and guidance to various industry groups and committees in relation to static electricity control and lightning protection. As static electricity and lightning affects a wide spectrum of global industrial and manufacturing processes, Cem has worked on a diverse range of static electricity and lightning protection control programs for applications in locations as far away as Mawson Station in Antarctica, Saudi Arabia, Chile and PNG.
In Australia Cem continues to raise awareness of static electricity and lightning amongst the broader industrial and manufacturing sectors in the hope that in the not too distant future, every site in Australia will be required to adopt an appropriate static electricity and lightning protection control plan.

Registrations for this event will open shortly. For more information or to register your interest in attending please contact IDC Technologies on 1300 138 522 or via email at

Mine Electrical Safety 2019 Conference @ Pullman and Mercure Brisbane King George Square
Jun 3 @ 12:40 am – Jun 5 @ 1:40 am

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The Mine Electrical Safety Association (MESA) invites you to attend the 30th Mine Electrical Safety Conference (MESC).


Full Registrations

Full Registration (Early)
(Until Tuesday 30 April)
Full Registration
(From Wednesday 1 May)
Conference Speaker Registration $640


  • Entry to the trade exhibition and all conference sessions
  • All conference day catering
  • Welcome Reception ticket
  • Conference Dinner ticket
  • Attendee satchel and all inclusions
  • MESA Conference Shirt (To receive a preferred size, attendee must be registered prior toTuesday 30 April 2019)
  • Access post conference to permitted presentations


Call for Abstracts

The Mine Electrical Safety Conference (MESC) brings together government departments, consultants, suppliers and key industry decision makers within the electrical field to hear technical presentations on all matters relating to electrical safety within the mining industry. This year celebrates 30 years of the MESC and we welcome submissions for technical presentations, case studies and panel discussions.

Key Dates

Deadline for Submission Tuesday 12 March 2019
Notification of Submission Outcome Tuesday 9 April 2019
Presenter Registration Deadline Tuesday 30 April 2019

**Dates subject to change

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The Mine Electrical Safety Association (MESA) is celebrating the 30th year of the Mine Electrical Safety Conferences (MESC). The 2019 conference will be held from Monday 3 – Wednesday 5 June 2019 at the Pullman and Mercure Brisbane King George Square.

From humble beginnings at the first conference (which was held at Blackwater mine in central Queensland with just a handful of delegates), this event is now the premier Electrical Mining Safety Conference in Queensland and a must-attend event. The conference brings together government departments, consultants, suppliers and key industry decision makers within the electrical field to hear technical presentations on all matters relating to electrical safety within the mining industry.

The ever-popular trade exhibition, held in conjunction with the conference, provides benefits for delegates and for exhibitors. The exhibition continues to grow every year and, with 2019 being an anniversary year, it is sure to sell out.

For more information contact Absolute Events at or call 07 3848 0089

Machines2019 @ The Sydney Boulevard Hotel
Oct 28 – Oct 30 all-day




28th – 30th October 2019

The Sydney Boulevard Hotel, Sydney.


The Venue

The Historic Sydney Boulevard Hotel is located in the heart of Sydney, only a short 20 minute drive from the Sydney Airport. From historically hosting the likes of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and ABBA, the hotel will now hold the Twentieth Annual Machines Conference in 2019.

Registered delegates will be provided with a way to book that will allow you special discounted rated at The Sydney Boulevard Hotel. This offer is subject to availability and will be valid until 30 days prior to the conference and subject to availability so ensure you book early to avoid disappointment. Guests will also be offered discounted parking rates on site when they check in to their room.

Visit the event site for further information.