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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Tuesday
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
Australian Government Address
Lead Industry Address
Ryan Lance, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips
APPEA Chair’s Address
Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman, APPEA
Thursday
30 May
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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