Day Two

08:30
Welcome coffee
08:50
Opening remarks from the Chair

Lisa France
Global Head of Corporate Affairs
Energy Developments

Moving forwards with actionable reform 

9:00
NSW Ministerial Address

The Hon. Matthew Kean MP
Minister for Energy and Environment
NSW Government (subject to availability)

09:20
Overcoming gas affordability issues in the domestic market

Rod Sims
Chairman
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Panel Discussion
09:50
How can improved market structure and increased competition help solve current gas market woes?
  • Given the current political climate, what are the realistic opportunities to address supply and demand issues on the east coast?
  • To what extent can regulatory changes designed to improve the market structure address concerns around price and availability of supply?
  • What sort of reforms or policies would drive an increase in supply and more competition amongst suppliers?

Panel Moderator:

Lisa France
Global Head of Corporate Affairs
Energy Developments

Panellists:

Damien Sanford
Chief Operations Officer
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)

Samantha Read
Chief Executive Officer
Chemistry Australia

Kai Eberspaecher
Country Manager
Bengal Energy

Johanna Boothey
Commercial Director
ExxonMobil

James Baulderstone
Project Director Australia
GFG Alliance

10:30
Morning tea

Assessing the critical role of infrastructure in enabling an effective market 

11:00
The role of gas infrastructure in ensuring an efficient gas market
  • Examining the state of gas infrastructure  in Australia today and future opportunities
  • Creating incentives for gas to move to where it is needed most
  • Using infrastructure as a means to increase supply

Rob Wheals
Chief Executive Officer
APA Group

11:30
Unlocking the North and further opportunities for pipelines to help address market issues

Frank Tudor
Chief Executive Officer
Jemena

12:00
Gas infrastructure and market evolution - meeting the needs of customers today and in the future
  • Embracing new opportunities for gas networks as the economy decarbonises
  • Examining the role networks can play in enabling a hydrogen economy
  • What the customer of tomorrow will look like – and planning for that today

Ben Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

12:30
Networking lunch
13:30
Assessing the role of gas in the future energy mix

Rachel Parry
First Assistant Secretary
Department of the Environment and Energy

Panel Discussion

14:00
What role can gas play in the energy transition?
  • Does gas still have a place as a “transition fuel”, and if so, what does this mean for new build gas generation?
  • What market signals or policy incentives need to exist for new gas generation to be built?
  • How is domestic gas price uncertainty impacting gas’ role in energy generation?

Panel Moderator:

Matthew Warren
Columnist
Australian Financial Review

Panellists:

David Leitch
Principal
ITK Services Australia

Andrew Garnett
Director
UQ Centre for Natural Gas

Ben Wilson
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group

14:40
Afternoon tea

If we don’t use it we lose it – a large users’ perspective 

Panel Discussion
15:10
Improving outcomes for the broader economy – ensuring gas can deliver for manufacturing and workers

Gas plays a critical role in the Australian economy; as an important feedstock, as an energy source, as a creator of jobs and more. Today’s market dynamics are incredibly challenging for those towards the end of the value chain, particularly large users.

This panel discussion will explore some of the impacts the market is having on the broader economy and explore realistic solutions.

Panel Moderator:

Lisa France
Global Head of Corporate Affairs
Energy Developments

 

Panellists:

Stephen Bell
Chief Executive Officer
Qenos

Samantha Read
Chief Executive Officer
Chemistry Australia

Daniel Walton
National Secretary
The Australian Workers Union

15:40
Improving communication to ensure a social license to operate

Sarah Browne
Director – Communications
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)

LNG imports – a new paradigm for East Coast gas markets?  

Panel Discussion
16:00
LNG import terminals – will they be built on the East Coast and how will they transform the market?
  • What are the hurdles that still need to be overcome before there are LNG import terminals on the East Coast?
  • How many terminals could be built and where?
  • Understanding the implications of being fully linked to international markets for the East Coast

Panel Moderator:

Lisa France
Global Head of Corporate Affairs,
Energy Developments

Panellists:

Kylie Hargreaves
Government and Stakeholder Relations
Australian Industrial Energy

Steve Davies
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA)

16:40
Closing remarks from the Chair
16:45
End of Conference Day Two