Program Schedule

Note: The electronic program below is the most up to date source of program information – last updated on May 2019 and subject to change. 

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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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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