Date
20-24 September
Location
Château Élan
Speakers
Refer Speakers

Join us in the Hunter Valley,
20-24 September 2021

Master Electricians Australia invites you and your family to the 2021 Clean Energy Conference.

Château Élan, located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, is one of NSW’s iconic destinations. Your conference experience will be five-star; from the areas magnificent natural beauty, to some of the finest wineries in Australia.

Enjoy a range of activities from the Greg Norman designed golf course, horse riding and go-carting, to a Segway or electric bike ride through the vineyards. And our winery tour is not to be missed!

Of course, when it comes to a little indulgence NSW’s number one day spa is located within Château Élan. All of this and more is included in your conference experience.

The MEA Conference balances business, networking, mentoring and relaxation.
  • Innovation – the latest in clean energy, business development and opportunities
  • Leading industry speakers – where the industry is heading, what it means for contractors
  • Business coaching, forums and discussions; learn/network with your peers and industry partners
  • Pass cost includes all meals/drinks, events and activities detailed in the program

Join us for the 2021 Clean Energy Conference!

Conference Program

  • DAY ONE: Monday 20 September

    Arrival & Check in.

    12.00pm – 4.00pm – Conference Registration

    6.00pm – 8.00pm Welcome Dinner & Drinks

    Mingle, meet and chat with your fellow delegates over drinks and an evening meal

  • DAY TWO: Tuesday 21 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    8.00am – 1.00pm – Trade Show Open

    8.30am – 9.15am – AGM 

    9.15am – 10.30am – Business Session (Speed Dating)

    Join key industry partners to learn more about their product offering, innovations, applications, and opportunities for your business.

    10.30am – 11.00am – Morning Tea

    11.00am – 12.30pm – Mentoring

    12.30pm – 1.00pm – Lunch

    1.00pm – 3.30pm – Offsite Activities

    Challenge yourself, enjoy, laugh and get to know your peers.

    Choose 1 activity from the list below:

    • Horse riding
    • Segway riding
    • Bike ride
    • Winery tour
    • Go-Kart racing

    4.00pm – 9.00pm – Dinner & Drinks at Hunter Valley Gardens

    Explore the magnificent gardens, ride the ferris wheel or simply relax with friends.

  • DAY THREE: Wednesday 22 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    8.00am – 1.30pm – Trade Show Open

    8.30am – 9.00am – Transport to Ben Ean Winery for todays business sessions

    9.15am – 11.00am – Business Session

    11.00am – 11.30am – Morning Tea

    11.30am – 1.30pm – Business Session

    1.30pm – 4.30pm – Long Lunch & Networking at Ben Ean Winery

    A degustation menu paired with the many fine wines of the Hunter region. A relaxing slow lunch providing opportunity to chat with industry leaders, suppliers, manufactures and your peers.

    4.30pm – Time to head back to Château Élan

    Evening – Free Night

  • DAY FOUR: Thursday 23 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    8.00am – 1.00pm – Trade Show Open

    8.30am – 10.00am – Business Session

    10.00am – 10.30am – Morning Tea

    10.30am – 11.30am – Business Session

    11.30am – 12.30pm – Keynote Speaker

    12.30pm –  1.00pm – Lunch

    1.00pm – 5.00pm – Offsite Activities

    Challenge yourself, enjoy, laugh and get to know your peers.

    Choose 1 activity from the list below:

    • Horse riding
    • Segway riding
    • Bike ride
    • Winery tour
    • Go-Kart racing
    • Golf (available today only)

    7.00pm – 11.00pm – Gala Dinner, Château Élan

  • DAY FIVE: Friday 24 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    Conference concludes.

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Rug Rat and Teen Program

The Rug Rat Pass is designed for children aged 3-12 years, providing in-house activities for the kids to enjoy whilst you attend the conference business sessions.  Program times:

Tuesday
8.30am – 12.30pm
Wednesday
8.00am – 4.30pm
 Thursday
8.30am – 1.00pm & 6.00pm – 10.30pm

The Teen Program provides kids aged 13-15 years with access to the full conference program plus an ability to attend the Golf and Tennis clinic.

Pricing

  • Standard Member Rate
     Conference Pass (no accommodation)
    Teen (12-15)
     Rugrat (3-11)
     $1,295
    $700
    $450

     

  • Non-Member Rate
     Conference Pass (no accommodation)
    Teen (12-15)
     Rugrat (3-11)
     $1,695
    $700
    $450

     

  • Terms and Conditions

    General

    Passes include all activities listed in the program (accommodation is not included in the pass cost).
    Standard room prices are based on twin share or double occupancy. If a roll-away or larger room is required, additional charges will apply. Connecting / adjoining rooms available, subject to availability.

    There will be a group transfer from Newcastle airport to the hotel on Monday 20 September and return transfer to Newcastle airport on Friday 24 September, no cost. If you arrive/depart outside of these dates, you will need to arrange transfers at your cost. MEA can however provide you the details of transport services. Price excludes airfares.

    Payment

    A $750 deposit is required at time of booking. Full payment required by 30 April 2021.

    Damage and Indemnification

    The attendee will be responsible for the loss or destruction, or any damage to, any venue or activity property. All attendees indemnify MEA, its staff and any/all others from any loss or damage arising from their actions.

    Alterations to the program, cancellation or postponement of the conference

    Conference Program and pricing are subject to change. MEA reserves the right to make alterations to the arrangements of conference/event as published, either before or during the conference/event. Liability will be limited to the registration fee paid by the delegate.

    Delegates are encouraged to ensure they have adequate travel insurance in the event of a cancellation. In the event of it being found necessary, for whatever reason, for the conference/event to be postponed or the dates changed, MEA shall not be liable for expenditure, damage or loss incurred by the delegate.

    Force Majeure

    Should a COVID outbreak prevent MEA proceeding with the conference or registered person/s from attending the conference due to a Government imposed travel ban, neither party shall be held liable and all deposits will be refunded.

    Booking Cancellations

    Cancellations must be notified in writing to events@masterelectricians.com.au

    If a cancellation notice is received prior to 31 March 2021, a refund will be processed less an administration fee of $150 + GST per pass. If a cancellation is received after 31 March 2021 and before 30 June 2020, a 50% refund will be processed, less any supplier cancellation fees.

    If a cancellation notice is received after 30 June 2020, no refund will be given for delegate registrations (pass and accommodation).

    Master Electricians Association, Queensland Industrial Organisation of Employers – ABN 40 669 256 171
    & Master Electricians Association Limited – ACN 163 222 642.

Accommodation Options

  • Château Élan Standard Rooms
     Price
    Inclusions
     $255 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Château Élan Spa Suite

    A Spa Suite offers full immersion in the world of luxury.

     Price
    Inclusions
     $265 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Château Élan Villa One Bedroom Apartments

    Your Villa One-Bedroom Apartment is a luxurious self-contained living space of 96 square metres, with extra-spacious bedroom and bathroom, separate dining area plus a designer kitchen with quality appliances.

     Price
    Inclusions
     $310 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Château Élan Villa Two Bedroom Apartments BOOKED OUT

    The conjoining of a Villa Studio and Villa One Bedroom Apartment provides 154 square metres of indoor and outdoor living space, perfect for a family or group of friends.

     Price
    Inclusions
    BOOKED OUT
    BOOKED OUT

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Grand Mercure Two Bedroom Apartments

    The Grand Mercure can provide one king and two single beds or two king beds. Perfect for a family or group of friends.

     Price
    Inclusions
     $420 p/n AUD
    4 Full Breakfasts

    The Grand Mercure is next door to Château Élan.

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Proposed Keynote Speakers

Hon Angus Taylor, Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction 

Andrew Dicks, Director of The Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy

Kane Thornton, Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council

Join us for the 2021 Clean Energy Conference!