APPEA 2023 - Essential & Relevant - A must attend for this year

APPEA 2023 will bring together the industry to discuss rapid and complex changes facing the sector

APPEA 2023 - Essential & Relevant - A must attend for this year

As the energy sector navigates a period of continued uncertainty as the Federal Government implements its robust policy agenda, the APPEA 2023 Conference and Exhibition will bring together the industry to discuss the rapid and complex changes facing the sector.

From the Safeguard Mechanism, Mandatory Code of Conduct, export controls and significant environmental changes, a series of policy reform processes are delivering heightened challenges for the industry.

It is why APPEA 2023 will be held at an important and opportune time for the sector.

Mid-May, under the theme of Lead, Shape, Innovate - Accelerating to Net Zero, the industry's flagship event will explore the challenges and also the opportunities currently facing the sector including the cutting-edge low emission technologies that are shaping the future for both industry and society.


Boasting over 150 presenters from Australia and across the globe and the delivery of ground-breaking research during the extensive Technical & Business Program, APPEA 2023 attendees will be at the forefront of vital conversations which are shaping the sector and have the first opportunity to witness and discuss new industry findings.

A key element of the 2023 Technical Program will be to explore the new energy technologies which bring immense opportunities to the industry, whilst giving in-depth analysis and thought leadership into their associated challenges and realities. Fast tracking these technologies to market is crucial and discussion and debate around this topic will be presented in the State of South Australia - a state with a well-earned reputation for being at the cutting edge of energy innovation.

APPEA is known for its bustling sold-out exhibition and delegates will not be disappointed in Adelaide, as it presents over 120 exhibitors, showcasing the newest technologies and the brightest minds the industry has to offer.

The event's highly targeted plenary (keynote) program will deliver an impressive line-up of international and domestic keynote presenters, with each imparting critical insights and leading important debates under the ever-relevant conference theme.

Amid a period of global financial disruptions and instability, Glenn R Stevens AC will provide his unique perspectives from his role as former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia for the Conference Lead Address in Plenary 1.

One of the world's leading energy and climate policy experts, Professor Jason Bordoff, Founding Director; Co-Founding Dean, Center on Global Energy Policy; Columbia University Climate School, USA, will join virtually bringing an international perspective. Bordoff's research and policy interests lie at the intersection of economics, energy, environment, and national security. He will set the scene for delegates and join the Plenary 2 Panel.

On Day 3 delegates will also hear first-hand from Leader of the Opposition, The Hon Peter Dutton MP and gain a deeper understanding of the party's perspective of the energy landscape.

Overall APPEA 2023 plenary program will deliver an unmatched line-up of leading representatives from all stakeholder groups of the Australian energy market, covering the full supply chain, key regulators, stakeholders and government. The plenary program will cover crucial topics for the industry:

  • Energy Security - The Challenge of Our Time
  • New Energy Technologies - Opportunities and Realities
  • Accelerating to Net Zero - The Race is On
  • Political and Stakeholder Relations - How to Navigate Unchartered Waters?



Keynote Presenters and Panelists Include:

  • Glenn R Stevens AC, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
  • The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Leader of the Opposition
  • Professor Jason Bordoff, Founding Director; Co Founding Dean, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University Climate School
  • David Fallon, General Manager of Energy Transition, Chevron Australia
  • Professor Andrew Garnett, Director, UQ Centre for Natural Gas and Director CCS Program, The University of Queensland
  • Ken Gilmartin, Chief Executive Officer, Wood
  • Saul Kavonic, Head of Energy and Resources, Credit Suisse
  • The Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining
  • Samantha McCulloch, Chief Executive, APPEA
  • Senator Susan McDonald, Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
  • Tony Nunan, Executive Vice President Integrated Gas Australia & Country Chair Australia, Shell
  • Meg O'Neill, APPEA Chair, CEO and Managing Director, Woodside Energy
  • Irtiza H Sayyed, President Asia Pacific, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
  • Tom Seymour, Chief Executive Officer, PwC Australia
  • The Hon Scott Stewart MP, Queensland Minister for Resources
  • Kathy Xitong Gao, Senior Associate, BloombergNEF

Delivering strategic keynote addresses, detailed technical and business streams, stand-alone visual presentations and hot topic panel sessions - every element at APPEA 2023 will deliver current and relevant information to the attending industry professional and is the conference for the sector to attend this year. For more information and detailed program and exhibition details, refer to


APPEA (Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association) is the peak national body representing Australia’s upstream oil and gas sector.



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