Few presentations at the APPEA 2017 Conference will receive more attention than the opening session address by Federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan.

At a time of energy market turmoil, Senator Canavan’s speech is expected to cover many issues – including how the Turnbull Government’s gas export restrictions will work and how the Government plans to encourage increased gas production.

Senator Canavan will share the opening platform with WA Premier Mark McGowan, Woodside Managing Director Peter Coleman, and APPEA Chairman Bruce Lake.

Their speeches will set the scene for three days of wide-ranging discussion of the oil and gas industry’s place in a time of rapid change when the cost and availability of gas is central in national political debate.

The plenary sessions will also include an address from Federal Labor’s Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and Shadow Minister for Resources, Tim Hammond, and will feature an industry leaders’ panel discussion on the energy system in transition facilitated by Ms Maria van der Hoeven, former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.

For more information, see www.appeaconference.com.au