National Energy Effiency Forum - Making Australia a global leader in energy efficiency

National Energy Efficiency Forum:

Making Australia a global leader in energy efficiency

Tuesday 6 March 2018, Sydney

At a time of high energy prices and huge volatility in energy markets, businesses and households are looking for ways they can take control of their energy costs.

One of the quickest and cheapest ways of bring down bills is improving energy performance. Yet Australia still lags the world on energy efficiency: independent think tank ACEEE has ranked Australia 16 out of 23 countries on energy efficiency performance and policy settings.

Australia is at the back of the pack, and it leaves us more exposed to skyrocketing energy costs then we need to be. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

International keynote: Christoph von Speßhardt


German expert Christoph von Speßhardt is the keynote speaker at the National Energy Efficiency Forum on Tuesday 6 March, in Sydney.

ACEEE ranks Germany as the global leader on energy efficiency. Christoph will explain how this has been achieved, and how policy, technology and economics is driving better decision making on energy efficiency across the German economy.

Christoph is a passionate advocate for the role of the demand side in the energy transition underway around the world. He is Vice-Chairman of Germany’s peak body for energy efficiency, the German Business Initiative for Energy Efficiency. He is also Group Director, Public Affairs & Strategy at Knauf Group, a world leading manufacturer of building products.

Christoph will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss what Australia can learn from energy efficiency leadership in Germany and around the world.

Joining our panel: Global expert, Jayaraman Balachandar


Joining our panel of experts is Jayaraman Balachandar, Head of Building Performance and Sustainability for Middle Asia Pacific at Siemens.

Over his 25 year career, Jayaraman has held executive roles at global corporations like Siemens, CBRE and Johnsons Controls. His extensive experience working with business and government on demand side solutions in a range of markets including the US India and Singapore give him a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities being faced by energy users in Australia in 2018.

Date: Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Time: 11.45am – 2.30pm

Location: Customs House - Barnett Room, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay

Inclusions: Access to the selected Lunch, a two-course meal and beverages.


Standard rate: $242 (inc GST)

Member rate: $198 (inc GST)

Tables of 8:

Member rate: $1,188 (inc GST)

Standard rate: $1,452 (inc GST)

Registration: Credit card payment required at registration to secure your spot.

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