Program Schedule

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In a market that is experiencing the most disruptive period in a generation, the APPEA 2019 Conference Program will drive in-depth discussion and debate for the industry and its leaders with the theme – Navigating the future. International experts and Australian industry leaders will provide up-to-date analysis, case studies and technical know-how on the big issues facing our industry. Politicians, executives and analysts will discuss the policy concerns confronting us. Combined with an array of business networking events, APPEA 2019 is the place to form new partnerships and strengthen existing  ones.

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28 May
8:30 am 10:15 am
PLENARY SESSION: Navigating the future
Great Hall
The opening session of APPEA 2019 focuses on the conference theme, ‘Navigating the future’. This session will set the scene for three days of in depth discussion and debate as the industry considers what it takes to be a resilient business in the new energy market — a market experiencing the most disruptive period in a generation.
Conference Opening Ceremony
Session Chair
Andrew McConville, Chief Executive, APPEA
Queensland State Government Address
Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland Government
Lead Industry Address
Ryan Lance, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips
APPEA Chair’s Address
Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman, APPEA
11:00 am 12:30 pm
PLENARY SESSION: The future’s not what it used to be—the new energy landscape
Great Hall
Rapid and sustained change is a feature of the global energy system. This transformation is driven by the rise of new and growing sources of demand on Australia’s doorstep in Asia, the falling cost of cleaner energy sources, the rise of new technologies and the growth (and resilience) of the US shale industry.
The future is truly not what it used to be. How does the industry succeed in this new future, meeting the needs of our own markets in Australia and also the growing energy needs in our region?
Session Facilitator
Jennifer Hewett, National Affairs Columnist, The Australian Financial Review
IEA perspectives on the global energy landscape
Paul Simons, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Unlocking Australia’s natural advantage
Peter Coleman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Woodside
The role of gas in transforming energy
Frank Calabria, Chief Executive Officer, Origin Energy
No guarantees — setting Australian Energy Policy for 2040
Matt Rennie, Senior Partner, EY
29 May
8:30 am 10:30 am
PLENARY SESSION: Navigating a cleaner energy future — how does the oil and gas industry survive and thrive?
Great Hall
The UN Climate Change Conference held in Paris at the end of 2015 set the scene for the world’s response to climate change and continues to change the nature of the energy landscape facing the Australian oil and gas industry. Nearly four years on, and following the release at the end of 2018 of the ‘rulebook’ to underpin the Paris Agreement, this new landscape continues to provide both challenges and opportunities for the industry.
This plenary session will bring together local and global experts to consider how the oil and gas industry is to survive and thrive in this cleaner energy future and what it can and is doing to reduce its carbon footprint and provide cleaner energy to Australia and the region.
Session Facilitator
Paul Welton, General Manager - Strategy, Planning and Commercial, Chevron Australia
A tale of two gases
Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist, Australian Government
The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative — delivering solutions for a sustainable low-emissions future
Gardiner Hill, Vice President Carbon Management, BP and Senior Representative of Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), BP
Riding the green wave: Are oil and gas companies jumping on board?
Marlene Motyka, Principal, Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, and US & Global Renewable Energy Leader, Deloitte
Climate change: The investor perspective
Emma Herd, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Group on Climate Change
30 May
8:45 am 10:30 am
PLENARY SESSION: Staying the course — east coast gas market challenges and opportunities
Great Hall
Recent years have seen the east coast gas market move to the front of the political and public debate — in a truly unprecedented fashion. The interplay between policy and politics has been a feature of the debate, with outcomes that challenge the foundations upon which the industry has developed. So, what does the future bring? Is there a way to ensure the export market operates without intervention while ensuring that the industry can explore for, find and develop gas for the domestic market in a competitive and sustainable way?
This timely plenary session, will offer views from a variety of experts. Regulators, analysts and industry will deliver an interactive panel session to provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues.
Session Facilitator
Ticky Fullerton, Anchor, Your Money
Esso Australia’s long-term contribution to the east coast gas mark
Nathan Fay, Chairman, ExxonMobil Australia
State of the east coast gas industry
Rod Sims, Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Unlocking the next wave of Australia’s natural gas resources
Kevin Gallagher, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Santos Ltd
East coast gas — finding balance
Andrew Hodge, Associate Director - Energy Research, Macquarie Securities
2:30 pm 4:15 pm
PLENARY SESSION: Perceptions of the modern industry
Great Hall
Perception management has never been so important for the oil and gas industry. An increasingly polarised political landscape, new media challenges, and an active public debate have amplified the need for effective and holistic engagement. Our panel from both inside and outside of the industry will deliver their perspectives on how oil and gas is perceived in the market place and the community. Allowing for a free flowing discussion about this crucial challenge that faces the industry
Session Facilitator
Ticky Fullerton, Anchor, Your Money
Onshore gas industry coexistence in Queensland
Dr Damian Barrett, Research Director, Onshore Gas Program, Energy and Director, Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance, CSIRO
The face of energy
Peter Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Clough
Meeting the advocacy challenge
Ian Davies, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Senex Energy
Securing competitive gas supply — a manufacturing perspective
Melissa Perrow, General Manager Energy, Brickworks
It’s time to get emotional with your customers
Christine Corbett, Special Advisor, PwC
CEO's Conference Closing Address
Andrew McConville, Chief Executive, APPEA

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