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 the across the New Zealand energy industry. The 2019 event saw over 450 delegates convene. The 2020 event will continue to assist in setting the future direction for the industry. We are looking forward to seeing you in Wellington in March.  The main event will be held on 17th and 18th March 2020 at the TSB Arena and Shed 6 at Queens Wharf, with the Network Managers' Forum run on the afternoon before the main conference on the 16th March.

Downstream 2020 will be Downstream 2.0:

Announcements will be made shortly on how Downstream 2020 will deliver tangible outcomes for delegates, key stakeholders, energy asset owners and ultimately New Zealand.  The event themes, speakers and objectives will evolve with the times, delivering the most relevant content for strategy leaders.  Announcements (exciting announcements) will be made shortly.

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Freeman, 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.


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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.