“Women in Clean Energy” Open Room

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Date: 25-26 July 2023

Time: July 25: 14:30 - 15:30

            July 26: 09:00 - 12:30

Venue: Room 207, Level 2, Convention Centre, Melbourne Convention, and Exhibition Centre

Admission: Free Entrance for all sponsors, speakers, delegates, and visitors

Featured Past Conference Agenda

This year raised a lot of challenges before the whole world. One of the main tasks of most countries is refusal from fossil fuels and replacement of the natural gas with hydrogen. Australia plays important role on the world hydrogen market and will be one of the leading importers. What are the latest hydrogen development in Australia? And how to advance women’s engagement in the hydrogen sector of Australia?

Join us for an early morning panel and afternoon in order to discuss and learn about hydrogen sector of Australia and perspective for women leadership in this sector.

Conference Day 1 - Afternoon Session

14:30-15:30 (60 mins)

[PANEL] Equal Leadership and Equal Opportunities for Women Working in Clean Energy Sector

Moderator:

Marilyne Crestias

Director

Renewable Energy Insights

Panelists:

Amy Kean

Director

Stride Renewables

Aylin Cunsolo

Partner

Baker McKenzie

Sonia Teitel

Investment Director

Octopus Investments Australia

Bess Clark

Chief Executive Officer

Marinus Link

Fleur Yaxley

Managing Director

BayWa r.e. Projects Australia

Conference Day 2 - Morning Session

09:00 - 09:10 (10 mins)

Welcome and Introduction to Women in Green Hydrogen (WiGH)

09:10 - 10:30 (80 mins)

[Panel] Where are the offtakes? Emerging demand for hydrogen in the Asia-Pacific and beyond

  • A panel of experts will explore the emerging markets for Australia’s hydrogen and derivatives. They will address the key questions of a) what actions are already underway and b) what further actions are needed by ‘Team Australia’ to realize Australia’s potential as a global green hydrogen superpower.

Moderator:

Penelope Howarth

Energy Decarbonisation Focal Point, Climate Change and Sustainability Division

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Panelists:

Dr Vicky Au

Engagement and Strategy Lead, Hydrogen Industry Mission

Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Andrew Dickson

Development Director

CWP Global

Richard Andrews

Chief Executive Officer

Australia Japan Business Cooperation Council

Alison Nicolin

Senior Associate, Advisory - New Energy

Advisian

Bronwyn See

Senior Manager, Business Development

AGL

Coffee Break for Informal Networking (30 mins)

11:00 - 12:30 (90 mins)

[Panel] Unlocking success in the Hydrogen Sector - Why Diversity Matters

  • A panel of experts will explore how diversity is key to success in this new phase of energy transition, focussing on gender and First Nations’people. They will address the key questions of a) why are these issues important to the Hydrogen sector b) what achievements and actions are already underway and c) what more is needed to be done by key stakeholders.

Moderator:

Penelope Howarth

Energy Decarbonisation Focal Point, Climate Change and Sustainability Division

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Panelists:

William Cox

CEO

Aurecon

Gemma Harrison

Business Development Manager

Ampol

Kate George

Managing Director

PWC Indigenous Consulting

Dr Anita Talberg

Director Workforce Development

Clean Energy Council