Registration 2019-09-20T09:34:51+00:00
Pre-Conference Workshops
Registration Fees

Registrations now open!

Why Should You Attend?

  • Opportunity to meet key decision-makers and industry leaders.
  • Elevate your professional profile.
  • Hear from leading industry experts on the topics effecting the sector.
  • Update on recent developments.
  • Discuss latest developments and ideas with your peers in a collegiate environment.
  • Understand and prepare for challenges facing the sector.
  • CPD Points

Please note: If you are registering for the Pre-Conference Workshops ONLY, please use the Workshop Registration button below. If you wish to attend the Conference, Social Functions and have the option to attend the Workshops, please use the Conference Registration button below.

Conference Registration
Workshop Registration
Manual Registration

Registration Fees

Please see below for your appropriate registration fee. All prices are listed in Australian Dollars and are inclusive of GST.

All registrations require payment by credit card online at the time of registration and online payments can be made with AMEX, Visa or MasterCard only.  Should you require a manual registration form this can be requested with the registration manager at 

Please note there will be a charge of $20 administration fee for all manual registrations. Onsite registration will be charged the appropriate late registration rates plus a $20 manual processing fee.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Please see registration fee table for pricing.
All workshop delegates are invited to attend the Conference Welcome Reception at 6.30pm, The Westin Brisbane.

Delegates do not need to be registered for the Conference to register for the Workshops.

In-house Energy Team Masterclass

Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Stacey Vacher, Edge Energy
Marc Berry, CleanCo Queensland
Julia Goncalves, BHP
Tanya Denning, Baker McKenzie

This interactive, small format workshop will explore a simulated electricity transaction giving the participants the opportunity to work through with industry experts the types of issues and risks that large customers will consider when making electricity purchasing decisions, including procurement, market, commercial and legal.

The aim of the workshop is to give participants an insight into a process of procuring electricity from both the perspective of the customer and the seller/retailer. This will include discussion on registration issues in the NEM, financial and other licensing issues, environmental scheme issues, the role of renewables and more.

Emerging Leaders Workshop

Time: 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane

Session 1: Merger Control – The Interplay between ACCC and FIRB
Sunita Kenny, Clayton Utz
Prue Warner, Clayton Utz

Transactions involving gas assets are facing increased scrutiny from the Commonwealth government.  FIRB will assess whether the proposed investment is in the ‘national interest’, whereas ACCC, under section 50 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), will examine whether it would be likely to substantially lessen competition in a market.

In assessing such transactions, FIRB is showing a closer interest on matters involving foreign investment into infrastructure and critical resources, and the ACCC is increasingly likely to elevate transactions to require competition clearance, due to the pressures in the East Coast Gas market.

The interplay between the two regulators will be discussed, including the increased burden of information disclosure and longer timeframes for approvals, which is particularly heightened as FIRB may potentially delay its decision pending the outcome of the ACCC’s competition clearance on the basis that competition is a relevant factor when considering whether foreign investment is in the national interest.

Session 2: Harnessing Hindsight
Ray Finkelstein AO QC,
Nina Valentine, AngloAmerican
Peter Rose, Johnson Winter & Slattery
Sonia Tame, New Chambers

A session for emerging energy and resources practitioners where our panel of experienced practitioners will take you through:

  • What they wish they had known when they started out;
  • Advice they would give to their younger selves; and
  • Tips and tricks they have picked up over the course of their careers.

This is a great opportunity for junior lawyers to learn from our panel’s experience and ask questions.

Accommodation Options

Special rates have been negotiated for conference delegates at The Westin Brisbane and Oaks Charlotte Apartments. These rates are only available to conference delegates and bookings MUST be made via the Conference Organiser. Do not contact the hotels directly to book these rates. 

Prices listed are in Australian dollars and are per night. Prices are room only rates unless otherwise specified.

All booking requests, cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing to the Registration Manager at

Every effort is made to satisfy accommodation requests; however, accommodation is offered on a first-in basis and is subject to availability. We strongly encourage you to make your accommodation booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment and secure these special summit rates.

Please note: Credit card details are required to secure your booking. These details will officially confirm your booking. Each guest is responsible for settling their own account as per the property’s terms and conditions.

Should you wish to extend your stay beyond the available date range, please contact the Registration Manager at Please advise check-in and check-out dates and the room numbers/type you require. We will then make the booking on your behalf.

Accommodation Cancellations and Amendments

Accommodation cancellations cannot be accepted over the phone. All cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing to the Registration Manager at

Please refer to the individual cancellation and amendment policies for each property.

The Westin Brisbane

Conference venue
111 Mary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Westin Room (1 x King Bed / 2 x Twin Beds): $250 per night
Breakfast: $25 per person per day, if specified during registration
Parking: Valet-parking is available for $60 per vehicle per day. Alternative valet-parking is also available next door at Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane at casual rates.
Check In: from 3:00pm
Check Out: by 11:00am 

A fee applies for all Credit Card transactions currently: 0.8% MasterCard, 1.1% Visa, 2.9% Amex/Diners/JCB. Cancellations within 45 days prior to arrival, amendments and no shows will incur 100% of total accommodation charges. This will be charged to the credit card supplied at the time of the booking.

Oaks Charlotte Apartments

300m from conference venue
111 Mary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

1 Bedroom Apartment: $179 per night
2 Bedroom Apartment: $249 per night
Breakfast: Not available
Parking: Onsite, undercover car parking is available for $35 per night and needs to be reserved prior to arrival.
Check In: from 2:00pm
Check Out: by 10:00am

Full payment of accommodation is required within 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellations, amendments and no shows within 30 days prior to arrival will also incur 100% of total accommodation charges. This will be charged to the credit card supplied at the time of the booking.