Manufacturing and Energy Transition Forum line-up unveiled

James Riley
Editorial Director

Federal Assistant Minister for Manufacturing Tim Ayres, shadow infrastructure minister Bridget McKenzie, and NSW Minister for Industry and Trade Anoulack Chanthivong will headline the speaker program at the Manufacturing and Energy Transition Forum in Sydney on August 15.

The Manufacturing and Energy Transition Forum is the first of an series taking place around the country ahead of the launch of The Capability Papers in October.

The Capability Papers will be a 70,000-word, tabloid-sized newspaper filled with policy ideas industrial development in Australia.

As the name suggests, The Capability Papers authors – with backgrounds ranging from Defence to entrepreneurs to researchers and public servants – focus their attention on building Australian domestic capability, and where required, building sovereign Australian capability in areas of strategic importance.

This series and The Capability Papers newspaper seeks to allow the policy voices from industry to be head as part of the conversations about government industrial priorities for the National Reconstruction Fund and the Industry Growth Program.

Our first event in this series looks at industrial development imperatives related to Manufacturing and Energy Transition – key elements of both building Australian industrial capability, while also meeting the nation’s international emissions reduction commitments.

In addition to Senator Ayres, Senator McKenzie and Anoulack Chanthivong, other speakers include the NSW Modern Manufacturing Commissioner Lisa Emerson, and Wyatt Roy, the former Tech Council executive director who is now a strategic advisor to SunDrive, one of Australia’s most promising startups in the photovoltaics’ space.

Other speakers include the Port of Newcastle chair Professor Roy Green, METS Ignited chief executive Adrian Beer, CSIRO Manufacturing Business Unit director Marcus Zipper, and electrolyser startup manufacturer Hysata’s CEO Paul Barrett.

Tickets to the Manufacturing and Energy Transition forum are on sale now, with a nominal cover price including a light breakfast. You can book your tickets here.

“If Australia is to meet its international commitments on emissions reductions, we are going to have to work together, and move in the same direction,” publisher Corrie McLeod said.

“Any genuine policy discussion about meeting those emission reduction targets must inevitably include a look at manufacturing and at the energy transition – and how those two areas interact, both as a challenge and as an opportunity,” Ms McLeod said.

“This forum brings together Australia’s political, business and research leadership to look at the manufacturing sector, energy transition and where we need to focus our effort, our investment and our talents in the coming year.”

The full list of speakers for this event are:

The Capability Papers’ Manufacturing and Energy Transition forum will be held at the Museum of Sydney on August 15. You can book your tickets here.

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