The Energy Efficiency Council has unveiled an unparalleled line up of local and international speakers for the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2016 on November 15 and 16 at Australian Technology Park, Sydney. The conference brings together up to 350 efficiency leaders, innovators, energy users and policy-makers.

This year the Energy Efficiency Council is delivering the conference in collaboration with the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings & Communities Programme, which carries out research and development focusing on the integration of energy efficient and sustainable technologies into healthy buildings and communities.

Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel said that bringing a global perspective to the energy efficiency debate in Australia is timely.

“If business and government work together, Australia can tap into the $470 billion global energy efficiency market, while delivering cheaper energy bills, healthier buildings and a cleaner environment here at home,” Menzel said.

Brian Motherway, head of energy efficiency at the International Energy Agency, is headline international speaker for this year’s conference. Dr Motherway leads the IEA’s work supporting energy efficiency globally through analysis and policy advice.

“Dr Motherway is leading a formidable roster of international speakers,” Menzel said. “This year, the EEC is proud to deliver the conference in collaboration with the IEA’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme. The collaboration between EEC and EBC has resulted in an incredibly rich line-up that includes energy efficiency experts from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.”

EBC chair Andreas Eckmanns said the conference program has been carefully developed by a select group of Australian and international energy experts and captures a truly global perspective.

“The program will showcase speakers from all over the world, who will share innovation, expertise and resources to accelerate the transformation of the built environment towards more energy efficient and sustainable buildings and communities,” Eckmanns said.

The theme of this year’s conference is building expertise and growing markets. Some program highlights include:

  • Political keynote presentations from The Hon Mark Speakman MP, NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage and The Hon Mark Butler MP, Federal Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy
  • High profile presentations and panel discussions with over 35 speakers, innovators and energy users, including: Jennifer Conley, executive director, Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council; Amanda McKenzie, CEO, Climate Council; Mike Underhill, chief executive, New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority; Ken Morrison, chief executive, Property Council of Australia
  • Separately ticketed technical masterclasses including: Energy management for facility managers, delivered in collaboration with the Facility Management Association and NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and battery storage for business delivered in collaboration with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
  • The unveiling of the winners of the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2016, at the memorable Gala Dinner on the evening of Tuesday 15 November.