Australian National Conference on Resources and Energy
17 September 2012
The inaugural Australian National Conference on Resources and Energy (ANCRE), at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, starts on Tuesday 18 September 2012 and runs for two days.
Organised by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, ANCRE will bring together policy makers, industry leaders, academics and international experts to present and discuss domestic and global issues critical to the future of the Australian resources and energy sectors. ANCRE 2012 is the only national conference on resources and energy sponsored and organised by the Australian Federal Government.
The Hon Martin Ferguson AM, Minister for Resources and Energy, will open the conference with a keynote address on the issues currently facing the mining industry. Following this opening speech, the September 2012 Resources and Energy Quarterly from the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics will be released and made available in hard copy form to conference participants.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from an impressive list of speakers, including industry leaders and experts from government, academia and the private sector, in keynotes, panel presentations and panel discussion.
Some of the key topics to be explored by speakers at ANCRE include:
- Australia’s Energy Future;
- The Resources Boom: Prospects and Challenges;
- Australia’s Place in Asia;
- Importance of the Resources Sector to Australia;
- Making the Most of Australia’s Opportunities: The Infrastructure Story;
- Australia and the Global Resources Story;
- Energy Markets and Future Energy Technologies; and
- International Energy: The Next Chapter.
On the evening of 12 September a conference dinner, held at the Royal Theatre of the National Convention Centre, will provide extensive networking opportunities for attendees. Bill Evans, Chief Economist at Westpac bank, will provide a dinner speech on the Australian economy in the global context.
For more information on ANCRE and registration, please visit the conference website at www.ancre.com.au.