Programme 2018: Overview

Click on each event to view the full programme:
Monday 12th March Tuesday 13th March Wednesday 14th  March
Network Managers'
Strategic Summit
Day One
NZ Downstream
Gala Dinner
Strategic Summit
Day Two


Dear Downstream community,

NZ Downstream will return in 2018 with an exciting line up of speakers, providing debate and discussion on the key issues facing the energy sector today.  

NZ Downstream 2018 will feature 5 main events:

Tuesday 13th March and Wednesday 14th March
The two-day Summit focuses on the key downstream energy sector opportunities covering generation, transmission, distribution, retail and regulation, preparing the sector for disruption in the context of the technology and customer revolutions.

This year the Strategic Summit also includes two events providing specialist focus and attention on the two key areas of Customer and Technology:

  • Wednesday 14th March 
    The NZ energy market is changing at a rapid pace which promises to transform the way we consume, manage and think about energy.  Following the success of the Downstream Smart Energy Technology event in 2017, Downstream 2018 will feature an insightful technology-focused event to highlight the new energy future and the opportunities and challenges accompanying the technology revolution.
  • Wednesday 14th March 
    New Zealand is characterised by having one of the most competitive retail environments in the world and the battle to obtain and retain customers is forcing innovation in the retail sector.  As technology evolves, new energy options and better customer relationships provide an opportunity for the industry to deliver value beyond the price point.  The Downstream Customer Conference showcases trends and developments to put the customer at the heart of your organisational strategy.

- Monday 12th March 
Held during the afternoon before the main Downstream conference, the forum brings together New Zealand’s network managers and their teams to discuss important sector trends and opportunities.  This complimentary event is open to all network staff involved with managing, designing, operating and building New Zealand’s transmission and distribution systems.

 - Tuesday 13th March 
Full House at the Downstream Dinner:  We are going all-in this year, which will make the 2018 Downstream Dinner one not to miss.  The 2018 Downstream Dinner will feature a three-course meal followed by a casino-themed evening of entertainment and networking.  This is the perfect opportunity to meet the high rollers of the energy sector and for those that want to, take on the blackjack and roulette tables (just for fun).  Reserve your place now for what is sure to be a full house.  Corporate tables of ten can be booked.  Click on the event name above for all the details.

To view the full programme for each event, click on the appropriate link in the table above or download the programmes using the links below.

2018 Programme Downloads

CLICK HERE – to download the full PDF programme for NZ Downstream 2018