Date
19 - 23 September
Location
Château Élan
Speakers
Refer Speakers

Join us in the Hunter Valley,
19 – 23 September 2022

Master Electricians Australia invites you and your family to the 2022 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

Download MEA Conference 2022 Brochure 

Join us for the 2022 Clean Energy Conference!

Conference Program

  • DAY ONE: Monday 19 September

    Arrival & Check in.

    12.00pm – 4.00pm – Conference Registration – Hotel Lobby

    12.00pm – 5.00pm – Golf tournament 4 person Ambrose

    4.00pm – 5.30pm – WiC social gathering

    6.00pm – 8.00pm Welcome Dinner & Drinks – Chateau Elan

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

  • DAY TWO: Tuesday 20 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    9.00am – 10.00am – AGM

    10.00am – 10.15am – Power Up Update

    10.15am – 10.45am – Morning Tea

    10.45am – 12.30am – Business Session

    12.30pm – 1.00pm – Lunch

    1.00pm – 3.30 pm – Afternoon Activities 

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

    3.45pm – Bus transfers from Chateau Elan to Hunter Valley Gardens

    From 4.00pm – 5.30pm Arrive Hunter Valley Gardens – Tour of Gardens (treasure hunt)

    5.30pm – 9.00pm Dinner and rides – Hunter Valley Gardens

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

  • DAY THREE: Wednesday 21 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    8.30am – 9.00am – Transport to Ben Ean Winery for today’s business sessions

    8.00am – 1.30pm – Trade Show Open

    9.15am – 10.15am – Business Session

    10.15am – 10.35am – Morning Tea

    10.35am – 12.30pm – Mentoring Session

    12.30pm – 4.00pm – Wine maker talk – Long Degustation Lunch with wine tasting– 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.

    Evening – Free Night

  • DAY FOUR: Thursday 22 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    9.00am – 10.00am – Business Session

    10.00am – 10.20am – Morning tea

    10.20am – 12.30pm – Business Session

    12.30pm – 1.00pm Lunch

    1.00pm – 5.00pm – Activities

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

    7.00pm – 11.00pm – Gala Dinner, Crowne Plaza

  • DAY FIVE: Friday 23 September

    6.00am – 8.00am – Breakfast

    Conference concludes.

chateau-elan-spaConference Special Offer Spa Booking

Conference attendees can access exclusive spa vouchers.

Attendees who book vouchers valued at $100 before Sunday, 10 July will get a 20% discount on spa services when booking.

Spa vouchers will be issued when you arrive on 18 September, and are valid for three years.

This offer applies to full price treatments only, it does not apply to specials, skin clinic, single hydro lounge use, retail products, or food and beverages.

Once you have registered and paid through MEA for the spa offer you can then call Chateau Elan direct to book your time. The earlier you book, the more likely you will be able to get your preferred time!

Any queries please contact Tracey Taylor.

Purchase Your Spa Voucher


Let’s Tee Up – Master Electricians Conference Cup

Keen for a round of golf prior to conference kick-off?  Join us on the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship golf course for a friendly four person Ambrose competition.

When: Monday 19 September 2022
Venue: The Vintage Gold Club, Chateau Elan
Tee Off Time: 12.00 midday
Fee: $100 per person (includes share use of an electric buggy, 18 hole golf competition and a voucher for a beer to enjoy after the game). Club hire is available at $60 for 18 holes (payment can be made directly at the Pro Shop on the day).

Any queries please contact Tracey Taylor.

Book Your Spot on the Golf Course


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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 (incl. lunch)
Wednesday
8.00am – 4.30pm (incl. morning/afternoon tea + lunch)
 Thursday
8.30am – 1.00pm & 6.00pm – 10.30pm (as above + dinner)

The Teen Program provides kids aged 13-17 years with access to the following:

  • conference breakfasts
  • conference lunches (excluding Ben Ean Winery), teenagers will have lunch at Château Élan
  • offsite activities (horse riding, segway, bike riding, go-karting)
  • welcome dinner (Monday night)
  • Hunter Valley Gardens (Tuesday night)
  • dinner at Château Élan (Thursday night)
  • golf and tennis clinic

Pricing

  • Standard Member Rate
     Conference Pass (no accommodation)
    Teen (13-17)
     Rugrat (3-12)
     $1,250
    $850
    $500

     

  • Non-Member Rate
     Conference Pass (no accommodation)
    Teen (13-17)
     Rugrat (3-12)
     $1,695
    $1200
    $750

     

  • Terms and Conditions

    Passes

    The Pass includes all activities listed within the Program. To attend any activities including functions, meals etc, you must purchase a pass; Child/Rugrat (3-12yrs), Teenage (13-17yrs) or Delegate/Partner Pass (18+ years).
    Accommodation: Is not included in the pass cost. You have several options to choose from. Prices allow for 2 guests per room. Connecting/adjoining rooms are available, subject to availability. Contact events@mea.asn.au to discuss your room requirements.

    Accommodation

    Is not included in the pass cost. You have several options to choose from. Prices allow for 2 guests per room. Connecting/adjoining rooms are available, subject to availability. Contact events@mea.asn.au to discuss your room requirements.

    Transfers

    There will be a group transfer from Newcastle Airport to the hotel on Monday 29 September and return transfer to Newcastle Airport on Friday 23 September, at no cost.  If you arrive/depart outside of these dates, you will need to arrange transfers at your own cost.  MEA can however provide you the details of transport services.  Prices exclude airfares.

    Payment

    A deposit of $800 is required to secure your booking. All passes and accommodation must be paid in full by 29 April 2022.

    COVID-19

    If a government restriction is imposed which means a venue cannot operate/provide their services during the conference dates, the venue will hold all monies which will be applied towards a conference in 2023 at the same venue. No refund will be provided.

    Indemnification and Liability

    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 other related entities from any loss or damage arising from their actions. Liability is limited to the registration fee (conference pass) paid by the delegate. In the event of it being found necessary, for whatever reason, for the conference to be postponed, dates changed, or cancelled, MEA shall not be liable for expenditure, damage or loss incurred by the registered delegate.

    Conference Program

    The Program and Pricing are subject to change. MEA reserves the right to make alterations to all arrangements relating to the conference program as published, either before or during the conference.

    Booking Cancellations

    Cancellations must be notified in writing to events@mea.asn.au If a cancellation notice is received prior to 31 March 2022, a refund will be processed less an administration fee of $150 per pass. From 1 April to 18 June 2022, a 50% refund will be provided. If cancellation is received after 30 June 2022 no refund will be provided for delegate passes or accommodation. All delegates are strongly advised to purchase travel insurance.

    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
     $260 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Château Élan Spa Suite - FULLY BOOKED

    A Spa Suite offers full immersion in the world of luxury – now fully booked

     Price
    Inclusions
    FULLY BOOKED
    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
     $320 p/n AUD
    2 Full Buffet Breakfasts

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

  • Grand Mercure Two Bedroom Villas

    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
     $510 p/n AUD
    4 Full Breakfasts

    The Grand Mercure is next door to Château Élan.

  • Crowne Plaza Standard Room

    The Crowne Plaza Standard Room features a luxurious king-sized bed and an outdoor terrace or private balcony.

     Price
    Inclusions
     $275 p/n AUD
    2 Full Breakfasts

    Please note all above rooms will be subject to availability.

Join us for the 2022 Clean Energy Conference!