Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition @ International Convention Centre Sydney
May 12 – May 13 all-day

Celebrating its 59th anniversary in 2021, Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition (Smart Energy 2021) is Australia’s premier event for solar, storage and energy management.

It is the one place for the smart energy community to come together to be inspired, innovate and connect with one another over the two days.

Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition allows visitors to see the latest technology and to source the latest solutions from the widest range of suppliers all in one place at one time.

Visitors will hear from expert speakers about new trends and processes that will position individuals and businesses to thrive in the global smart energy sector.

With the global landscape transforming faster than ever, Australia needs to invest in the latest technologies, adapt more quickly and develop skills to deliver smart energy solutions for residential, commercial and industrial customers.

For more information visit the Event Website.

Australian Energy Week 2021 @ Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
May 24 – May 27 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 6 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.

Here are just some of the speakers you will hear from at Australian Energy Week:

  1. The Hon Lily Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change & Minister for Solar Homes, Victorian Government
  2. Kerry Schott, Independent Chair, Energy Security Board
  3. Paul Broad, Chief Executive Officer, Snowy Hydro
  4. Rod Duke, Chief Executive Officer, Energy Queensland
  5. Richard Van Breda, Chief Executive Officer, Stanwell
  6. Christine Corbett, Chief Customer Officer, AGL Energy
  7. Frank Tudor, Managing Director, Jemena
  8. Anna Collyer, Chair, Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC)

View the full speaker line-up here or download the conference brochure here

Why you need to be at Australian Energy Week in 2021

  • Be part of the most comprehensive energy event in 2021, with 96 hours of content covering the full energy supply chain
  • Hear from the leaders shaping the future of the industry, including Ministers, industry CEOs and chairs from leading regulators
  • Get access to expert analysis designed to help you understand the interplay between all parts of the value chain
  • Hear case studies from engineering, technology and operational leaders from the generators, networks, retailers and end users forging new ground with innovative approaches to delivering commercial and sustainable outcomes
  • Learn about game-changing technologies, from the impact of utility-scale and home batteries, AI, hydrogen for storage, to the Internet of Things
  • Network with leaders from every major energy company

Book your tickets online here or for assistance call +61 (0)2 9977 0565 or email us. You can also recoup up to 50% of the costs of participating in Australian Energy Week through the Business Events Grants Program. Find out more here.

Members of supporting partners receive a 10% discount. To access this membership discount, quote promo code ASSN when registering.

EEA2021 NZ – Wellington @ TSB/Shed 6 Convention Centre
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day


Having had to cancel our 2020 conference due to COVID, the EEA is delighted to extend an invitation to you to be a part of our 2021 event in Wellington on 30 June & 1 July.

Our 2021 theme; ‘Engineering, Technology and Innovation – In a Low Carbon Environment’ is set in the context of COVID global economic and climate change challenges.

Our world has changed, in what feels like the blink of an eye. For many, it has been devastating and for all, it has been a significant reset. No less for New Zealand, and with a new incoming Government strongly signaling intent to #BuildBackBetter – there is plenty of work to do.

While aspirational policies are great, it is the implementation of them that is the real measure of their success. We see delivering on these during the next two decades as very challenging. And absolutely key to success is using technology and driving innovation. Another key area is skills development.

What is needed to support the rebuild of all our economies is growing collective knowledge and understanding of technology, innovation and risk in order to achieve our #buildbacketter targets. We also need to collaborate and share information, strategies and tactics to seize opportunities and mitigate risks.

This will be the focus of the EEA’s 2021 conference – Engineering, Technology and Innovation – In a Low Carbon Environment. We will be taking a long hard look at what is required by the electricity sector to roll up our sleeves and build back better.

As a hub for the electricity supply sector, the EEA is bringing together thought leaders from across the energy industry in its EEA2021 Conference to showcase future thinking on these highly relevant topics. ‘Engineering, Technology and Innovation – In a Low Carbon Environment’ will be a key forum to ‘brainstorm’ solutions and ways of implementing new aspirational policies.

At this stage – and in efforts to mitigate any unforeseen circumstances – we are planning an onsite, in-person event with elements of online content for those that are unable to join us!

The event also includes a comprehensive Trade Exhibition – a great opportunity for businesses from around the world and NZ to showcase technology and services, people and products, and for attendees to get ‘hands-on’ with the solutions you need.

The conference is the power industry’s largest collaborative forum in New Zealand, focused on delivering clarity on complex issues, practical support and solutions, and market intelligence to industry stakeholders. It also provides an excellent networking opportunity, especially in this time of change. A role of EEA’s is to nurture and grow our industry capability, and future engineering and safety leaders who are going to be the future innovators, influencers, and change-makers. The 2021 Conference provides a key forum to grow collective knowledge and understanding of engineering, technology, risks and solutions and their impact on our industry.

As interested, curious and enthusiastic members of the electricity supply community – you simply cannot miss it!

The Conference programme will deliver thought provoking keynote presentations, practical technical papers, and interactive panel discussions for attendees. It is a ‘must do’ for your professional development.

Put the dates in your diary 30 June & 1 July and join us at the EEA2021 Conference.

Lots more to come so follow us on the EEA2021 Conference via our LinkedIn page. I look forward to seeing you in Wellington.

Visit the Event Website

8th Hazardous Areas Conference @ Brisbane
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day


Are you involved in designing or applying electrical equipment for service in hazardous areas?  We are looking for a number of speakers to present papers at this important industry event. Register your interest today!

This conference has been created to meet and exchange ideas for those concerned with the safe use of electrical/mechanical equipment and instrumentation in hazardous, flammable or explosive atmospheres, thus preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace. It will serve to highlight technologies, best practices, and accelerate improvements in standards and regulations. It will also reduce the economic impact of accidents through the prevention of explosions and fires due to ignition of flammable vapours, dust clouds or even static electricity. You will be sharing your experience and know-how with engineers, technicians and other technical professionals who are all eager to eliminate accidents and injuries in the workplace.

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 more information visit the event website.

Power System Protection & Design Conference @ Mantra on Russell, Melbourne VIC
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day





This conference will cover power system protection design, installation, testing and inspection procedures for industrial and commercial power systems with a strong focus on renewable energy and integration, microgrids, electrical safety and substation automation.

This event will explore these electrical topics 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.

Conference topics include:

  • Renewables and Alternatives Implementation and the Associated Technical Issues
  • Protection : The Conflicting Requirements of Dependability and Security
  • Enhanced Switchboard Maintenance using IoT Technology
  • Virtual Power Plants & Generator Connection Requirements
  • Utility BESS System Protection and Integration
  • Impact of REFCL (Bushfire Mitigation Technology) on HV Customers
  • Arc Flash Hazards Mitigation Using Protection Solutions
  • Frequency Dynamics, the Pathway to an Orderly Energy Transition
  • Thermal Energy – Smart Distribution in Districts and Buildings
  • Substation-Based Fault Location Technology for Power Distribution Networks
  • Microgrids: The Regulation of Operating in an Islanded State
  • Transformer Biased Differential Protection: Current Transformer Connection Requirements
  • Voltage, Stability and Islanding Control in Microgrids
  • Protection Complexities in the Electrical Rail Network
  • IEC 61850 Demonstration for Interoperability and GOOSE Messaging

Download the full event brochure HERE. Register online below or email your registration form to If you experience any difficulties, please call 1300 138 522.

DISCOUNTS – We are offering a 10% off early bird discount until September 1st 2021 (SAVE $179.50 per person) plus a 3 for 2 offer – register 3 delegates and only pay for 2 (SAVE up to $2154). Discounts are applied at online check-out.

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

Energy Networks 2021 @ Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Nov 9 – Nov 11 all-day




Energy Networks Conference + Exhibition to be held in Brisbane from 9-11 November 2021.

This pre-eminent event for the energy network sector is run every two years, bringing together the best in our industry to share expertise on how we navigate the energy transformation.

It is a chance for our members, key stakeholders and industry partners to discuss the transformation of our 20th century grid so it can deliver energy and provide services and value the way consumers of the 21st century demand.

The event is designed to connect people from across the industry, providing opportunities to strengthen existing relationships and create new ones.

This is the only conference and exhibition on the energy network event calendar run by the industry, for the industry. We look forward to talking to you about how you can be involved and become an integral part of the conversation.

Early Bird registration will close 17th August 2021.

Visit the website for more information on Energy Networks 2021