Knowledge Sharing. Commercial Interaction.

The 2017 Summit Program include a wide variety of Keynote presentations, Plenary sessions, Panel Discussions and Concurrent Workshops spread over two full days. Parallel workshop will be run by industry experts from Australia and around the world.

The 2017 Summit program is structured to maximise knowledge exchange, commercial interaction and peer-to-peer networking. The Summit will run over two days at the world-class Melbourne Cricket Ground.


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The Challenge to Deliver Energy Security, Reliability, Affordability and a Zero-Emission Power System
Sustainability in Your Language: Exploring the Value of Sustainability to Customers Through Data Insights
Meeting Future Compliance in a post-ERF Carbon Market
Leveraging Today’s Technologies to Meet Australia’s Emission Reduction Challenge – the Untapped Opportunity
Offsetting as a Pathway to Zero Emissions: Navigating the Carbon Offset Market
Australia’s 2017 Climate Policy Review
Are Your Climate Change Disclosures Revealing the True Risks of Your Business?
Opportunities for Australia in Evolving International Carbon Markets
Exploring the Benefits of Carbon Neutral Commitments for Business
Accessing Finance for Innovative Low Carbon Projects & Solutions: What finance is available for clean energy projects?
State Government Policy in Action: Managing Water Assets in a Changing Climate
Trends, Activity & Innovation in the Voluntary Carbon Market
The Future of Coal: The Great Energy Transition
Scaling Up Land Sector Abatement: Supplying a Domestic and Global Market with Australian Carbon Credits
Growing Indigenous Carbon Markets & Unlocking Co-Benefits for Traditional Owners

Connect with over 500 climate change and business professionals from Australia and around the world.

*Below networking events are open to Summit attendees only. Gala Dinner is available to purchase as a standalone event*

Women in Climate Breakfast

[DAY 1]

Join us for our inaugural Women in Climate Breakfast – an informal networking event celebrating and supporting the leading role of women in climate change and business.

TAKE2 Breakfast

[DAY 2]

TAKE2 is Victoria’s collective climate change pledge initiative to reach net zero emissions by 2050, and keep the global temperature rise to under 2 degrees.

Join our hosts Sustainability Victoria for a business breakfast to celebrate the milestones achieved by the TAKE2 Program. Hear from key organisations that have taken the TAKE2 pledge and to look through the lens of world-leading social research at how corporate pledges are contributing to Victoria’s zero-carbon transition.

The Great Debate: Lets Go Nuclear

[DAY 1]

Australia has the world’s largest deposits of uranium, is geologically stable, and it is acknowledged that nuclear power is a reliable source of base-load, low emissions power. If all policy options are on the table for Australia to hit our Paris targets and secure a zero emissions future then shouldn’t Australia be considering nuclear energy?

Coalition MPs have called for it, the South Australian Government held a Royal Commission, even the venerable Professor Jeffrey Sachs says urgency of the threat of climate change leave little option but to scale up nuclear power. But is too dangerous, too expensive, too unpalatable and not necessary? Our panel will face off up to debate this hot, highly charged topic.

Summit Cocktails

[DAY 1]

Unwind after the Great Debate at the end of Day 1, and relax with your fellow Summit attendees and speakers as the sun sets over the MCG. Enjoy delicious canapes, Great Barrier Beer and carbon neutral wines from Ross Hill, and take the opportunities to share knowledge and connect with other climate change and business professionals.


Summit Gala Dinner

[DAY 1]

Join us for a 400-seat special evening of world class food and drinks, complete with a Gala Dinner atmosphere, and exciting surprises along the way. Enjoy intimate conversation at the table, and hear thought-provoking dinner keynotes, including an address from Australia’s Minister for Environment & Energy, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP. An annual sell out event you won’t want to miss; make sure you purchase your dinner ticket at registration (Dinner tickets can be purchased separately).