Thursday 11 April 


Visit the Enterprise Hub at the University of South Australia, for a specially curated guided tour. The heritage building houses an innovative approach to industry/university partnerships, giving business easy access to UniSA’s trusted and experienced researchers and knowledge experts for collaboration in solving real-world problems and developing leading-edge commercial technologies. The Enterprise Hub is an easy walk from the Convention Centre.


Leave the Adelaide Convention Centre by coach for a guided tour of South Australia’s Lot Fourteen innovation district.

Lot Fourteen Innovation Centre is a world-class innovation district bringing together a curated government, research and industry ecosystem focusing on advancing the defence, space, hi-tech and creative industries. The innovation district is home to global corporate brands including Salesforce, Amazon Web Services and Airbus; who co-locate alongside highly respected organisations including the Australian Space Agency, the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre, and Stone & Chalk.


Leave Lot Fourteen by coach fora guided tour of  Tonsley Innovation District (a packed lunch will be made available to you on boarding).

A 61-hectare site located 10km south of Adelaide, Tonsley is recognised as the global benchmark for reimagining and redeveloping traditional manufacturing facilities. South Australia’s premier high-value manufacturing location, Tonsley is home to 140 business,150 co-working members and 2,000 working individuals and comprises varying sectors – spanning cleantech and renewable energy, automation, software and simulation, mining and energy services, health, medical devices and assistive technologies.


Participants arrive back at the Adelaide Convention Centre. 

6.00pm – 6.30pm

Welcome Networking Reception featuring South Australian Wines:

  • Brothers in Arms
  • Byrne Vineyards
  • Litharian Wines
  • Parker Estate
  • Schubert Estate
  • Z Wines

Venue: Panorama Ballroom, Upper Level

6.30pm – 9.30pm

Welcome Dinner

Welcome to Country: Cliffy Tangku Munaitya Wilson, Cultural Educator, Kuma Kaaru Cultural Services
Welcome Address: The Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP, Minister for Energy & Mining, Government of South Australia
Keynote Speech:
 Martijn Wilder AM, Chair, National Reconstruction Fund Corporation

Venue: Panorama Ballroom, Upper Level

Friday 12 April

8.30am – 8.45am


Venue: Panorama Foyer, Upper Level

8.45am – 9.45am 

Opening Session

Welcoming Comments: Richard Andrews, CEO, AJBCC

Keynote Speech: Trevor Power, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Net Zero Economy Agency

Keynote Speech: Sumiko Takeuchi, Director, International Environment & Economy Institute; Member, GX Implementation Council

Venue: Panorama Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Upper Level

9.45am – 10.45am

Plenary Session: Roadmap to Net Zero
Presentations by senior Australian and Japanese Government officials on current policy settings and priorities for further policy development. Panel discussion with business and government representatives.

Moderator: Barry Sterland PSM, Partner, KPMG
Kushla Munro, Head, International Climate & Energy Division, DCCEEW
• Hajime Wakuda, Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Wendy Black, Executive Director, Policy, Business Council of Australia
Richard Bolt, Principal, Nous Group, founding Steering Committee member, Net Zero Australia
• Kazuo Nishitani, Director-General, JABCC

Venue: Panorama Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Upper Level

10.45am – 11.15am

Coffee Break 
Venue: Panorama Foyer, Upper Level

11.15am – 12.15pm

Plenary Session: Transitional Fuels & the Role of CCUS  

Moderator: Peter Cleary, Shinka Management
Prof Michael Brear, Director, Melbourne Energy Institute
Donna Findlay, Executive Director CarbonNet
Kevin Gallagher, MD & CEO, Santos
Tetsu Murayama, President Director, INPEX Australia

Venue: Panorama Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Upper Level

12.15pm – 1.00pm

Plenary Session: Joint Challenges & Opportunities – creating the right environment for success  

Moderator: Clare Pope, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
Glen Brennan PSM, Partner, KPMG Indigenous Services Lead, KPMG Australia
Mike Cojerian, Country Manager: Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Fortescue
Rebecca Knights, Executive Director, Strategic Policy and Delivery, Energy & Mining, SA

Venue: Panorama Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Upper Level

1.00pm –2.00pm

Venue: Panorama Foyer, Upper Level

2.00pm – 3.15pm

Breakout Conversation: Critical Minerals, Battery Technology & Storage

Mderator: Namali MacKay, Managing Director, Critical Minerals Association
Brett Capper, General Manager Studies Asia Pacific and Project Shaping at Rio Tinto
David Christensen, Managing Director, Renascor Resources

Venue: City Rooms 1 & 2, Upper Level

Breakout Conversation: Hydrogen, Ammonia & their Derivatives & Uses (incl green steel)

Moderator: Dr Fiona Simon, CEO, Australian Hydrogen Council
Masahiro Echigoya, Managing Director, Eneos
Wayne Harris, General Manager Planning & Business Development, GFG Global Industrial Planning Office
Tim McDougall, General Manager, Refinery Decarbonisation and Energy, Rio Tinto Aluminium
Hiroumi Suzuki, General Manager, New Energy Business Development Div. Marubeni Australia Limited
Naoki Takahashi, Chief Representative, Sydney, Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Venue: Panorama Room, Upper Level

Breakout Conversation: Renewable Energy & Grid Transformations

Moderator: Prof Llewelyn Hughes, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Brad Harrison, Manager Network Planning, ElectraNet
Tats Kato, Head of Project Origination (ESG, Decarbonization & Energy Transition), Sojitz Australia
Rebecca Knights, Executive Director Strategic Policy and Delivery, Department for Energy and Mining, SA
Rachel Rundle​​​​, Senior Manager Policy & Regulation APAC, Eku Energy

Venue: City Room 3, Upper Level

3.15pm – 3.45pm

Coffee Break
Venue: Panorama Foyer, Upper Level

3.45pm – 4.45pm

Plenary Session: Financing the Transition

Moderator: Tom Allen, Executive Director, Head of Australian Energy & Utilities Research, UBS
Jeremy Hasnip, Head of Energy Transition Structured Finance Department Asia, SMBC
Taro Kato, Director General, Mining and Metals Finance Department, JBIC
Rupert Maloney, Executive Director – Alternative Fuels, Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Jeanette Royce, Division Director, Private Capital Markets, Macquarie Capital

Venue: Panorama Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Upper Level

4.45pm – 5.15pm

Plenary Session: Conclusions – where to from here?

Moderator: Tim Lester, Non-Executive Director, Infinite Green Energy; Chair, CET Working Group, AJBCC

Venue: Panorama Rooms 1, 2 and 3, Upper Level

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