FAQs

PROGRAM

When will the program be released?

We expect the program to be available in early December 2019

Will the program change?

The first draft of the program will be available in early December 2019. It will change as speakers are confirmed but you will be able to view the latest program on the conference website.

When does the call for abstracts open?

The call for abstracts opens early July 2019. The closing date to receive abstracts is 26 August 2019.

How does the call for abstracts process work?

The EN2020 Program Development Committee (PDC) will invite abstracts for consideration for speaking and poster presentations from early July to 26 August, indicating the themes/areas of interest for the concurrent sessions.

Who can submit an abstract?

We encourage abstracts from specialists from across the energy network sector and its supply chain.

Multiple abstracts from the same author are permitted.

Can multiple authors submit an abstract?

Yes. The online application will need to be completed by the presenter but you can indicate the names of other authors in the MS Word version of the abstract you upload.

Only one author can present a concurrent session however the names of authors can appear in the abstract published in the app.

How do I submit an abstract?

Submit your abstract via the online abstract registration portal. A link will be available soon.

What kinds of abstracts is the Program Development Committee interested in?

The PDC aims to create a program that deals with current challenges in the energy sector but also looks into the future to see how the sector may continue to evolve and change.

The PDC has identified themes of interest in the call for abstracts – key issues that the network sector faces as Australia transitions to a sustainable energy future.

Other topics of interest and relevance to the transformation of Australia’s energy system are also welcome.

Some further guidance:

·         Your abstract should be exclusive to EN2020 conference and not one that has been presented or will be presented at another conference in Australia before EN2020.

·         Previous presentations can serve as the basis of your abstract but must incorporate new and original material.

·         Your abstract should contain new knowledge or experience in a field of relevance.

·         Abstracts on case studies are highly regarded.

·         Data in your presentation must be technically correct.

The PDC is seeking presentations that address new research and insights; case studies, pilots and project results and excellence in technology and service delivery.

Abstracts that are predominantly commercial demonstrations must be able to provide an innovative insight, outcome, technology or service.

Who is eligible to submit an abstract?

We encourage abstracts from specialists from across the supply chain and its disciplines and from those with expertise to represent the diversity of interests in the sector.

How many abstracts are chosen for presentation at a concurrent session?

Due to the high number of abstracts received, only some abstracts will be selected for presentation at a concurrent session. Some abstracts not chosen for a concurrent session may be invited to present a poster in the EN2020 Poster Series.

What is the EN2020 Poster Series?

Posters will be selected from applications made through the EN2020 call for abstracts process and form part of the EN2020 Poster Series.  These posters will be prominently displayed in a dedicated, area within the Exhibition Hall (see map, p20). Opportunities to meet the authors will be included in the exhibition program.

More information will be available later in 2019, but there will also be a call for abstracts from undergraduate university students for the EN2020 Student Poster Award.

Do I need to register as a delegate if my abstract is selected for a concurrent session or the EN2020 Poster Series?

Yes, if you are successful in securing a position on the program as a concurrent session speaker or as part of the EN2020 Poster Series, you will be required to pay to register at the discounted speaker rate.

All speakers need to be registered and paid for by 16 March 2020 or risk forfeiting their place on the program.

Will my abstract be published?

We expect that all abstracts will be published on the EN2020 app and may also be used to promote the conference.

By submitting an abstract, you consent to the publication of the information contained in the abstract.

What is the word limit for abstracts?

All abstracts must be less than 300 words. The system will not accept more than 300 words.

The word version you submit through the abstracts’ portal must be the same as the Word version you submit.

Who reviews abstracts?

The Program Development Committee will blind-review all abstracts.

 Who is on the Program Development Committee (PDC)?

The PDC comprises senior representatives from Energy Networks Australia member organisations across Australia covering transmission and distribution businesses and electricity and gas. A representative from our Research Partner, CSIRO, is also a member of the PDC.

REGISTRATION

 When does registration open?

Registration will open in October 2019. You can register your interest in EN2020 and continue to receive updates on the event by filling in your details in the pop-up box.

How much does registration cost and what is included?

Details about registration will become available in the coming months. We will start to accept registrations in October 2019.

What are the various registration categories?

Details of the range of registration categories will be available shortly.

Who can access member rates?

Only employees of an Energy Networks Australia member organisation or affiliate of Energy Networks Australia can access member rates.

If your company would like to consider joining the affiliate program, please visit the Energy Networks Australia website or email info@energynetworks.com.au for further information.

What are the terms and conditions of registration?

Participant terms and conditions are available here.

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Click here for the full participant terms and conditions.

The conference administration team – Sane Event Group (phone +61 2 9553 4820) – is available to discuss your options.

Can my registration be shared / can someone else use my registration if I can’t attend?

Registrations cannot be shared.

Should you be unable to attend the event, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend in your place at no extra charge if the conference administrators, Sane Event Group, are notified in writing by the cut-off date.

Can I register onsite?

Registrations can be made at any time using the online registration portal.

If required, registrations can be made onsite but please note that late registrations will incur an additional fee and satchels will only be distributed if delegate numbers permit.

Can I get a delegate list?

No. The delegate list is not available to attendees.

Does registration include dinner?

The Gala Dinner on Wednesday 3 June is included in full delegate registration packages only. Additional tickets can be purchased during the registration process. The cost of additional tickets is $150.00.

Can I purchase additional function tickets?

Additional tickets to both the Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner can be purchased during the registration process.

How can I get a copy of my registration invoice?

Please contact the conference administrators Sane Event Group on EN2020@saneevent.com.au or phone +61 2 9553 4820.

My invoice is wrong – who should I contact?

Please contact the conference administrators Sane Event Group on EN2020@saneevent.com.au or phone +61 2 9553 4820.

SPONSORSHIP + EXHIBITION

How do I become a sponsor?

Sponsorship packages are available at a range of levels and include a wide range of benefits.

Sponsorship packages will be allocated according to the sponsorship terms and conditions.

Please view the sponsorship page of this website for information on packages available and the procedures on how to apply.

What are the terms and conditions of sponsorship?

Sponsorship terms and conditions are available here.

What are the dates/hours of the exhibition?

  • Tuesday 2 June 5pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 3 June 8am – 6:30pm
  • Thursday 4 June 8am – 3pm

Who can access the exhibition?

Registered full delegates, day delegates, presenters and registered exhibitors can gain entrance to the exhibition.

The exhibition is not open to the general public.

How do I book an exhibition booth?

Information about the exhibition including the prospectus, costs and floor plan are available here. Please register your interest early to secure a spot in the exhibition hall.

I am an exhibitor – how do I register?

All exhibitors will be emailed an exhibitor kit which contains important information on the exhibition and registration process.

How can I book a guest pass to the exhibition?

Exhibitors are allocated 10 x one‑day single‑use visitor passes per company, which allow exhibition access during operational hours outside of meal breaks (not to be used for staffing purposes).

AT THE EVENT

When should I arrive and where do I collect my registration pack?

To avoid queues we encourage you to collect your registration packs early.

The registration desk will be open on the ground floor from 11am on Tuesday 2 June 2020 and registration packs can be collected there.

The Welcome Reception will be held inside the exhibition hall on Tuesday 2 June 2020 at 5pm. You will be required to wear your name badge to gain entry to this function.

The conference program will commence on Wednesday 3 June 2020 at 8.30am inside Great Halls 1 & 2. You will be required to wear your name badge to gain entry.

Speakers and other VIPs will have a dedicated section at the registration desk.

What is the dress code?

  • Welcome Reception: business attire
  • Conference and exhibition: business attire
  • Gala Dinner: business attire

Is there parking?

Click here for parking details.

What are the public transport options?

Click here for public transport options.

Do I need a visa for Australia?       

All international visitors are required to have a valid passport and may need an entry visa (please check with your travel agent).

What about booking hotels and flights as part of the registration process?

Energy Networks Australia has contracted a range of accommodation options which can be booked as part of the online registration process.

Flight bookings are not part of the registration process and delegates are required to make their own arrangements. Brisbane is serviced by all major airlines. Access for international visitors is easy and domestic visitors have the option of choosing from several carriers.

OTHER 

Are there any additional activities or tours associated with the conference?

A number of ‘site visits’ or ‘behind the scenes tours’ are being organised, details will be available closer to the event. You can register your interest in EN2020 and continue to receive updates on the event by filling in your details in the pop-up box.

Who is Energy Networks Australia?

For information on Energy Networks Australia visit the website at https://www.energynetworks.com.au/.When accepting a speaking opportunity on the conference program, you acknowledge that you are required to register for the event through the conference website by 16 March 2020.

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Venue

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland Australia

Opened in 1995, BCEC is owned by South Bank Corporation on behalf of the Queensland Government and is proudly one of Australia’s premier venues for events, exhibitions and conferences.

Contact Us

For more information about Energy Networks 2020 Conference + Exhibition, please contact:

SANE EVENT GROUP

1/11 Forest Rd, Hurstville NSW 2220

+61 2 9553 4820

EN2020@saneevent.com.au