APPEA Chief Executive Update

Andrew McConville, Chief Executive, APPEA

Re: New date set for 60th APPEA Conference and Exhibition


In this challenging time of COVID-19 overlaid with a fall in oil prices, I’m delighted to share some good news with you.


As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the APPEA 2020 Conference and Exhibition was unavoidably postponed. Due to the spread of the virus, both domestically and overseas, we found ourselves in a situation whereby we were simply unable to proceed with the conference.


The APPEA Conference and Exhibition, originally planned for May this year, will now take place from June 14-17, 2021 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre in Western Australia.


We thank you for your patience during this challenging crisis.  However, I am very excited that we will still be able to celebrate the 60th edition of the APPEA Conference in Perth.  Our landmark event is the largest annual upstream oil and gas event in the southern hemisphere, attracting thousands of delegates from across the country and around the world.


Such events are critical for the industry to stay informed, do business, find solutions to challenges and pathways to opportunities! So, rest assured, we will be back – bigger and better than ever.


The conference’s technical and business papers, which have already submitted will be published in the 2020 APPEA Journal (to be released in May this year with further information to be advised in due course).


Other elements of the Conference and Exhibition will however be postponed to the new date in 2021.


APPEA will contact all stakeholders including speakers, delegates, exhibitors and sponsors directly to advise of their options moving forward.


APPEA’s national conferences and state-based events are a key part of APPEA’s support for the industry, and the association will continue to adapt to the circumstances to keep everyone informed and connected.


APPEA is also currently planning a webinar series for members and stakeholders.


Stay safe,



Andrew McConville

Chief Executive

APPEA Conference and Exhibition 2020
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