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THE LARGEST REGIONAL-Led NEW ENERGY CONFERENCE IN AUSTRALIA

Gippsland hosted Australia’s largest regional-led New Energy Conference in Sale at The Wedge on Gunaikurnai Country from Wednesday August 30th to Saturday September 2nd 2023, after a successful inaugural conference in 2022.

The Gippsland New Energy Conference 2023 (GNEC 23), featured over 500 participants with over 70 speakers participating in 40 sessions. It kicked off with the Gippy Youth New Energy Summit, supported by AGL Energywith 400 student attendees on the day. GNEC 2023 finished off with Free Community Day which features an EV Expo, films, talks and entertainment supported by Iberdrola Australia.  

GNEC 23 was a premier event in the field of sustainable energy, bringing together industry leaders, experts, community ambassadors and enthusiasts to discuss and explore the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the realm of renewable energy.  It was very successful with over 90% of participants from around the Gippsland, Victoria and international visitors suggesting it met or exceeded their expectations. 

This conference is unique to Gippsland and would not be possible without the support of over 40 organisations which include business innovators, local and state government agencies, community leaders and education experts. We would like to thank the Wellington Shire, the WEDGE and Port of Sale teams for their enormous support as generous hosts of GNEC22 and GNEC23. 

For up-to-date information on the Conference program be sure to follow our LinkedIn and Instagram for next conference announcements and ticket release.

Wednesday, 30 August to Saturday, 2 September

In Sale at the WEDGE

The Wedge, 100 Foster St, Sale VIC

Gippsland New Energy Conference 2023

Gunaikurnai Country

MOMENTS CAPTURED AT GNEC23

Conference Day One

Conference Day One - Dinner

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Conference Day Two

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Gippy Youth Summit

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New Energy Community Day

GIPPSLAND NEW ENERGY CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE 2024

  • Programme in a range of exciting and engaging formats.
  • Keynote speakers and Q&A panel discussion with sessions led by senior industry leaders, business leaders, government leaders and special guests.
  • Exhibition space showcasing new energy technology and innovative products and services from around Gippsland.
  • Gala Dinner, the peak gathering of the Gippsland New Energy sector.
  • Gippy Youth New Energy Summit for schools and students to connect with experts and guest speakers and learn about the future of work in renewable energy and related sectors.
  • Free Community Event which features an EV Expo, food stalls, guest speakers and entertainment.
  • Livestream of the conference under GNEC+ with a dedicated online team.
  • Side events, site tours and networking hosted by partners and the team.
Pictured L-R: Wendy Reeves (TAFE), Michelle Isles (GCCN), Darren McCubbin (GCCN), Kate Lancaster (Blue Float Energy), Erin Lord (Flotation Energy), Kate Foster (Corio), Ash Hall (LVA), Glen McColl (Latrobe City), Ian Bye (Wellington), Carolyn Crossley (GCCN), Esther Lloyd (GCCN) and Nicola Pero (Iberdrola Australia).

MEET SOME OF THE LEADERS AND THINKERS
THAT HEADLINE OUR POWERFUL LINE-UP OF LOCAL AND NATIONAL SPEAKERS.​

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Gippsland New Energy Conference runs as a collaborative partner model administered by a dedicated team. Our aim is to offer an annual program of engaging new energy speakers, exhibition and Q&A sessions.

Featuring the prestigious Gippsland New Energy Conference Gala Dinner and showcasing the $40 billion of renewable energy projects planned across Gippsland, the Gippsland New Energy Conference is a must-attend event for anyone working in energy, development, business, or community sectors.

Highlights from our 2023 Conference

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10/07/23

GCCN Spring eNews 2023 summary of GNEC23 held on Gunaikurnai Country

A summary of Gippsland New Energy Conference 2023 (GNEC23) features in the Gippsland Climate Change Network Spring eNews 2023.

21/07/23

Gippsland New Energy Conference 2023 on
ABC Gippsland

Esther Lloyd, ABC Gippsland’s guest science communicator, talks about to the extraordinary opportunities for energy transition in Gippsland.

21/07/23

Gippsland Renewable Energy Conference
2023

Some of the world’s biggest offshore wind developers will meet next month for the Gippsland Renewable Energy Conference.

10/07/23

Gippsland New Energy Conference 2023 – Powering Up

Gippsland is powering up to host Australia’s largest regional-led New Energy Conference in Sale at The Wedge on Gunaikurnai country from 30 August to 2 September. It features over 70 speakers in over 40 sessions.

17/05/23

Gippsland New Energy Conference
2023

On a drizzly Thursday morning in Sale, Gippsland’s future shone brightly as the Gippsland New Energy Conference celebrated a bold new direction for the region.

14/08/22

Renewable energy projects are taking off but where is the workforce?

Thousands of jobs are set to be created during both construction and operational phases in the switch to renewable energies in Gippsland. Yet questions remain about where the labour force will come from.

11/08/22

Wind farm in
Bass Straight ‘can be ready in six years’

The developer of a large wind farm proposed off Gippsland’s coast says the project could be operational in the next six years if state and federal governments draft efficient regulations for the fledgling industry and co-ordinate access to the grid.

11/08/22

Australia’s energy transition: The role for Gippsland’s new energy industry

The official opening of our 2022 program by Auntie Sandra Patten was followed by a live address by Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, pre-recorded address by Minister for Energy Chris Bowen and plenary with directors of global wind energy development organisations.

11/10/23

Gippsland New Energy Conference Report and Recommendations 2023

The Gippsland New Energy Conference GNEC23 played a pivotal role in catalysing
opportunities in renewable power for the Gippsland region.

10/10/23

Gippy Youth New Energy Jobs
Summit Event Report

The 2023 Gippsland New Energy Conference kicked off with the Gippy Youth New Energy Jobs Summit , sponsored by AGL (Loyang A).

10/07/23

GCCN Spring eNews 2023 summary of GNEC23 held on Gunaikurnai Country

A summary of Gippsland New Energy Conference 2023 (GNEC23) features in the Gippsland Climate Change Network Spring eNews 2023.

21/07/23

Gippsland New Energy Conference 2023 on
ABC Gippsland

Esther Lloyd, ABC Gippsland’s guest science communicator, talks about to the extraordinary opportunities for energy transition in Gippsland.

21/07/23

Gippsland Renewable Energy Conference
2023

Some of the world’s biggest offshore wind developers will meet next month for the Gippsland Renewable Energy Conference.

10/07/23

Gippsland New Energy Conference 2023 – Powering Up

Gippsland is powering up to host Australia’s largest regional-led New Energy Conference in Sale at The Wedge on Gunaikurnai country from 30 August to 2 September. It features over 70 speakers in over 40 sessions.

17/05/23

Gippsland New Energy Conference
2023

On a drizzly Thursday morning in Sale, Gippsland’s future shone brightly as the Gippsland New Energy Conference celebrated a bold new direction for the region.

14/08/22

Renewable energy projects are taking off but where is the workforce?

Thousands of jobs are set to be created during both construction and operational phases in the switch to renewable energies in Gippsland. Yet questions remain about where the labour force will come from.

11/08/22

Wind farm in
Bass Straight ‘can be ready in six years’

The developer of a large wind farm proposed off Gippsland’s coast says the project could be operational in the next six years if state and federal governments draft efficient regulations for the fledgling industry and co-ordinate access to the grid.

11/08/22

Australia’s energy transition: The role for Gippsland’s new energy industry

The official opening of our 2022 program by Auntie Sandra Patten was followed by a live address by Hon Lily D’Ambrosio MP, pre-recorded address by Minister for Energy Chris Bowen and plenary with directors of global wind energy development organisations.

KEY DATES AND TICKETING INFO

The Gippsland New Energy Conference 2022 will be held in-person, with sessions live streamed on the day.  Conference tickets include access to all sessions, Gippsland New Energy Conference Gala Dinner, and full conference catering. 

  • 23 June — 21 July: First keynote speakers announced, Early Bird 1.5 day + Gala
    Dinner tickets available, $160 community/not-for-profit, $240
    government/corporate
  • 21 July: Full priced tickets on sale: $200
    community/not-for-profit; $300 government/corporate
  • 11 – 12 August: Conference day;

 

The Gippsland New Energy Conference acknowledges the close cooperation with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The GWEC APAC Summit was held on 29 – 31 August at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

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Stay Covid Safe

Gippsland New Energy Conference is committed to the wellbeing of all conference attendees, participants, and staff. We will be keeping updated with Covid safety restrictions and will continue to strictly follow the guidelines as set out by the Victoria Department of Health.

Got a question?

For further information about Gippsland New Energy Conferences and how they run, please call us on 1800 839 007 or email enquiries@gccn.org.au.

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