Registration price $880 + GST (includes 2 full days with a networking dinner on day one)
Energy productivity: The neglected competitiveness issue … and the easiest for policy makers to address
Both State and Commonwealth governments see boosting productivity and competitiveness as core to their reform agendas. For the first time, energy is being seen as an integral element in that agenda as Governments try to address specific competitiveness issues caused by recent electricity price escalation and the current major gas price increases to limit loss of manufacturing jobs.
The 2XEP Forum brings together leaders in each sector of the economy to discuss how we can double our energy productivity to directly address all these challenges, as well as oil supply security and meeting our carbon reduction targets.
The 2XEP Forum provides a unique opportunity for policy makers, advisors and industry, environment, transport and energy departmental officers to hear and interact with many key leaders in a concentrated two days. Gain a better understanding of the issues and expand your network at the Forum on Energy Productivity.
Engage with key U.S. leaders including:
Heather Zichal President Obama's Lead Advisor on Energy and Climate Change (2009-2013)
Dr. Dan Arvizu Chief Executive U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Kateri Callahan President U.S. Alliance to Save Energy
Omar Siddiqui Senior Technical Executive
U.S. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Other Global Leaders include:
Connie Hedegaard (video address)
European Commissioner for Climate Action
Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Market Development, Opower
Group Director, Strategy and Communications, Knauf Insulation
Visiting Fellow, American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy
Protecting Australian Competitiveness
Governments around the world are implementing policy to cut carbon emissions and energy costs at the same time.
Europeand China have aggressive plans to do more with less energy. Meanwhile, President Obama has committed to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030 (view video). It is estimated that doubling energy productivity in the U.S. could deliver $327 billion in savings and 1.2 million jobs (view video): the benefits would be no less significant to the Australian economy.
Engage with key Australian Leaders:
Minister Greg Hunt MP Minister for Environment
Minister Anthony Roberts MP NSW Minister for
Resources and Energy
Robert Hill Adjunct Professor United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney