Programme 2019: Strategic Summit Day Two

Click here to return to the main programme overview page.

Click on each event to view the full programme:
Monday 4 March Tuesday 5 March Wednesday 6 March
Network Managers'
Strategic Summit
Day One
The Downstream
Strategic Summit
Day Two


2019 Programme Downloads

CLICK HERE – to download the full brochure for Downstream 2019


Programme -  - Day Two




Registration open and coffee available in the Downstream exhibition



Welcome back from the Day Two Chair

Jen Nolan – Director External Relations, New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter



Ministerial address: The Climate Change Commission, more renewable generation and decarbonising New Zealand

Hon James Shaw - Minister for Climate Change



New Zealand’s gas sector in 2050? 

Analysis of the medium to long-term outlook for the New Zealand gas sector, particularly in the context of New Zealand and international decarbonisation. 

  • Where does gas fit in a low carbon future? 
  • Is peaking gas-fired generation a complement to increased variable renewables? 
  • Will gas continue to be a cost-effective energy fuel? 
  • Is carbon leakage to overseas producers an issue for NZ’s major gas-consuming sectors? 
  • Does NZ have sufficient gas to meet future demand – and appropriate policy settings for upstream development in a low carbon world? 

Simon Coates – Director, Concept Consulting

10.10am Morning break & refreshments 


Gas innovation supporting a lower carbon energy future 

Following Dan Sadler’s thought-provoking energy options presentation at Downstream 2018, AGIG will present on some of their strategic, technology-based innovation efforts.  This includes their new South Australia demonstration plant which has the potential to decarbonise their existing gas network infrastructure.  A solution which provides energy storage, promotes increased renewable generation and supports electricity network stability. 

Kristin Raman – Head of Strategy and Innovation, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group



Making the most of New Zealand’s energy options  

Compared to most around the world, New Zealand’s lower carbon energy options are plentiful.  So how do we use that wealth for the best outcomes both nationally and globally.  

  • The energy decisions and opportunities ahead 
  • Exporting our low carbon energy 
  • New Zealand’s role in the global energy challenge 
  • New Zealand’s energy options for industry and competitiveness 
  • Lower carbon energy technologies and options such as CCS and hydrogen 

Kate Bromfield Chair, Net-Zero Emissions Committee, PEPANZ  
Phil Gibson – General Manager Hydro & Wholesale, Mercury  
Paul Goodeve – Chief Executive, First Gas 
Stew Hamilton – Chief Executive and Site GM, New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter  
Neil Holdom - Mayor, New Plymouth District Council  
Gareth Hughes – Energy and Resources Spokesperson, Green Party  

Facilitator – John Kidd – Director, Sector and Equity Research, Woodward Partners



Lunch break



Creating a sustainable future energy system: tangata whenua and renewable energy 

Aroha Campbell gives a key stakeholder perspective, linking tangata whenua, mana whenua and tikanga to the future energy resource and the importance of tikanga principles to creating an energy system that will be renewable and support our children’s children. With a lens on the role of Māori land owners developing geothermal energy reserves, it’s clear that a collaborative approach across all of NZ’s stakeholders is needed to meet the future energy demand in a sustainable way. 

Aroha CampbellKaitiaki Consultant, Upflow NZ



First look – The BEC2060 New Zealand energy futures  

Ever wondered what NZ’s energy future might look like out to 2060?  Or wondered how your business might respond if there are multiple possible futures that look quite different to each other? How might technology and societal changes play out over this timeframe? The work of the BusinessNZ Energy Council is your best clue.  Over 50 organisations have helped shape the inputs that inform the storylines and scenario modelling and this will be a first look.  With outputs your shareholders will want to see, the presentation might fundamentally change your business plan. 

John Carnegie - Executive Director, BusinessNZ Energy Council 



The threat to New Zealand’s national energy security 

The NCPO’s remit includes cyber resilience, cyber capability and cyber crime.  Following the energy sector’s digital revolution, where are the breaches in security occurring and why all leaders need to take responsibility for their organisation’s cybersecurity.   

Paul Ash Director, National Cyber Policy Office, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 

3.10pm Afternoon break & refreshments


International insight – meeting community expectations as an energy sector 

How do we ensure that we ‘collectively’ as a sector are doing right by our communities, especially in the world of ‘new energy’?  Nevenka was the initiator and a driving force behind The Energy Charter, an innovative whole-of-sector initiative that brought together energy industry CEOs from across the supply chain to develop a common vision and set of commitments for the industry so as to deliver better outcomes for all. 

Nevenka Codevelle – Chair of The Energy Charter & Group Executive Governance, Risk & Legal, APA Group



Warning - Provocative content for those working in an energy business 
The future of energy – gradually and then suddenly 

Rod Snodgrass brings 20 years of telco experience to the energy sector, experiencing the greatest revolution to the industry since the invention of the telephone. With the influx of new technology, an energy revolution is on the horizon, which will have winners and losers. Snodgrass gives insight into what’s ahead, the importance of investing in R&D and aligning your strategy to become a leader in changing tides. 

Rod Snodgrass 



Closing remarks



End of conference