Date
20-24 September
Time
See Program
Location
Château Élan
Speakers
Refer Program

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

 

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

Bookings Open 1 January 2021

Conference Program

  • DAY ONE: Monday 20 September

    Arrival

    Guests arrive directly to Château Élan

    Check in.

    12.00pm – 4.00pm – CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

    A chance to network & pre-book meetings with the suppliers/manufacturers of your choice

    2.00pm – 5.00pm – Team Building

    Your conference experience starts, time to catch-up with old friends and make new ones!

    A choice of 2 activities:

    • A game of Golf on the Greg Norman designed 18-hole championship course, or
    • Women in Contracting – Day Spa session

    6.00pm – 8.00pm Welcome Networking Event

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

  • DAY TWO: Tuesday 21 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    8.30am – 9.15am – AGM 

    9.15am – 10.30am – Clean Energy Options for the Future

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

    10.30am – 11.00am – Morning Tea

    11.00 – 12.30am – Mentoring

    12.30pm – 1.00pm – Lunch

    1.00pm – 3.30pm – Team Building 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

    9.00am – 3.30pm – Tradeshow Open

    5.00pm – 9.00pm – Networking Event – Hunter Valley Gardens

    Explore the magnificent gardens and enjoy the tradeshow with a twist.

  • DAY THREE: Wednesday 22 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

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

    9.15am – 11.00am – Business Session

    Supplier/Industry partnerships – build your clean energy supply chain

    11.00 – 11.30am – Morning Tea

    11.30am – 1.30pm – Guest Speakers

    • Hydrogen – David Cross, Hydrogen Skills Australia (proposed)
    • The Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy, Andrew Dicks (proposed)
    • Clean Energy Market Update – Kane Thornton, Clean Energy Council (proposed)

    1.30pm – 4.30pm – Networking Event – long/lunch

    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

    8.30am – 10.00am – Clean Energy and the Political Environment

    Federal and State government objectives.

    Guest Speakers

    • Hon Angus Taylor, Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction (proposed)
    • Hon Mick de Brenni, Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement (proposed)
    • Hon Matthew Kean, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment (proposed)

    10.00am – 10.30am – Morning Tea

    10.30am – 11.30am – Business Session

    Industry partners – R&D, supply chain, emerging segments, and business opportunities

    11.30am – 12.30pm – Keynote Speaker

    12.30pm –  1.00pm – Lunch

    9.00am – 5.00pm – Tradeshow Open

    1.00pm – 5.00pm – Team Building 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

    7.00pm – 11.00pm – Networking Event and Dinner, Château Élan

    Last chance to exchange business contact details and pose questions to key industry contacts.

  • DAY FIVE: Friday 24 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    Conference concludes.

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Rugrat and Teen Program

The rugrat pass is designed for children aged 12 years and younger. The teenage pass (same price as the full delegate ticket) is for the older kids, age 13 to 16 years, and features plenty of activities to keep them entertained while you’re attending the Conference.

The rugrats program will be offered during the three daily business sessions from 8.00am to 12.00 noon and for the two dinners on Tuesday 21 September and Thursday 23 September from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. The teen program is under development.

 

Pricing

  • Exhibition Stand

    Exhibition Stands are available – $7,000 per stand.

  • Standard 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 the airport to the hotel on Monday 20 September and return transfer 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 50% 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 Chateau Elan 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/event

    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 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
     Rooms Available
     $249 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts
    100

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Château Élan Spa Suite
     Price
    Inclusions
     Rooms Available
     $290 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts
    100

    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
     Rooms Available
     $350 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts
    TBC

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Château Élan Villa Two Bedroom Apartments

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

     Price
    Inclusions
     Rooms Available
     $520 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts
    TBC

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.