In-depth learning sessions




Registration and morning coffee for both sessions is at 08:30 and sessions will conclude at 17:00. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided. Choose between:

SESSION A: Forecasting gas price trends across Australia in uncertain times - lessons from completing the Gas Price Trends Review 2017

In this session you will learn strategies for better predicting gas price trends, while considering the implications of the external environment and current and future drivers. You will also compare how these vary between east and west coast markets.
The session is designed for all professionals in the gas industry whose organisation will be impacted by movements in gas prices, or who need to understand them. 

During the session you will:

  • Consider residential gas price and consumption changes
  • Look at a tightening global LNG supply/demand balance and it’s impacts
  • Assess implications from states regulatory movements and trends
  • Examine the increasing use of gas location swaps, gas time swaps
  • Evaluate impacts from varying pipeline service offerings

Session Facilitators:
Rod Johannessen
Principal Consultant
Oakley Greenwood

Jim Snow
Executive Director
Oakley Greenwood and Adjunct Professor, University Of Queensland

Jeff Thong
Principal Consultant
Oakley Greenwood

Angus Rich
Principal Consultant
Oakley Greenwood

SESSION B: Advanced strategies for improving government relations performance

This session will help you with the strategy, insights, human resources, contacts and policy smarts needed to work effectively with government. Discover strategies to help manage risks and pursue opportunities presented by current or potential government decisions.

The session is designed for all professionals who would benefit from new strategies to work effectively with government, including senior executives, board members, external affairs and government relations managers.

During this sessions you will: 

  • Understand how government risks and opportunities can inform your corporate strategy
  • Improving your internal government relations structures
  • Training and coaching your board and senior executives on government relations and lobbying

Session Facilitator:
Simon Banks

Managing Director
Hawker Britton