The NZ Downstream strategic forum is the New Zealand premier event for everyone involved directly or indirectly in the downstream energy industry.

This must-attend three-day event offers insights into current energy sector challenges and opportunities such as grid performance, distributed renewable generation, the changing retail landscape and the democratisation of energy.

We would like to invite you to join us at New Zealand’s premier energy sector event that brings together influencers and representatives from the downstream energy industry. The 2017 event saw over 450 delegates convene. The 2018 event will assist in setting the future direction for the industry. We are looking forward to seeing you at SKYCITY in March.

Previous events

Energy News and Conferenz were delighted to launch a new high level strategic forum specifically for the downstream energy sector in March 2012. It was a huge success, attended by over 250 energy sector leaders. There was a successful industry dinner function at the end of day one that was attended by just over 200.


View the 2012 Downstream Agenda here


Freeman Media

Freeman Media, publisher of Energy News, is an experienced and savvy information services provider to the New Zealand corporate community.

It specialises in online subscription news and information services for specific business sectors. It publishes a range of reports and maps, and also runs events.

It was established in 2002 by Matt Freeman, publishing business magazines and websites in the telecommunications and IT sectors.

It launched Energy News in 2008 – a subscription-based news and information website for the New Zealand energy sector.


Conferenz is NZ’s largest and most respected conference and training company. We provide conferences and summits under our Conferenz brand and public and in-house training courses under our Bright*Star brand.

We have been providing conferences and training for NZ’s corporates and public sector for over 20 years.

 Owned by Steve Scott, Conferenz is proudly NZ-owned and operated. We are also proud to play a significant part in the NZ community through our charitable, environmental and sustainable initiatives.