About

In light of the accelerating recovery from lockdown, we have taken the opportunity to innovate and combine in-person and online elements to create an event experience like no other for New Zealand’s energy sector. The Downstream team is delighted to now announce that in August 2020 the event will be back running in-person in Wellington and also online.

3-4 August 2020 | Shed 6, Wellington and online

Downstream is New Zealand's premier event for everyone involved directly or indirectly in the downstream energy industry. This must-attend event offers insights into current energy sector challenges and opportunities such as network performance, distributed energy, the changing retail landscape, regulated markets, emissions, technology and customer trends.

Downstream brings together international influencers and local representatives from across the New Zealand energy industry. The 2019 event welcomed over 450 delegates. The 2020 event will continue to assist in leading the transition to the new energy future. It will deliver tangible outcomes for delegates, sponsors, key stakeholders, energy asset owners and ultimately New Zealand.

Downstream, the event that you know and have supported over the last nine years, will deliver all the benefits and more.

Previous events

Organisers

Freeman

Freeman is an experienced and savvy information services provider to the New Zealand corporate community, established in 2002 by Matt Freeman. It was previously known as Freeman Media.

It specialises in online subscription news and information services for specific business sectors, publishing a range of reports and maps, and running industry events.

Energy News was established in 2008 - a subscription-based news and information website for the New Zealand energy sector. Energy News has carved out a niche as the trusted source of New Zealand energy sector news and information.

In September 2013 Freeman launched into the mining and quarrying sectors with the publication of Inside Resources, an online subscription-based web service, using the same formula as Energy News. 

In 2020 it acquired Capital Letter - New Zealand's review of administration, legislation and law. This publication provides court judgment summaries from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. It also provides updates on legislation, statutory reviews and general reviews. 

Events run within the energy and, mining and quarrying sectors include the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards, Downstream, Taranaki Energy Forum, Emissions Workshop, Energy Trader Forum and the New Zealand Minerals Forum. 

Freeman also publishes six large, detailed industry maps, which provide an in-depth picture of the different sectors the company works with. Titles include Minerals Exploration and Mining, Petroleum Exploration and Mining, North Island Quarries, South Island Quarries, Energy Infrastructure and Smart Energy Technology. 

Launched in 2012, the Annual Energy News Electricity Survey, currently sponsored by GE Digital polls the electricity industry on key trends, opportunities and challenges. In 2019 over 500 participants took part in the survey, and the results are widely used to inform strategic business decisions.

Conferenz

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.