EEA2021, TSB/Shed 6, Wellington - 30 June & 1 July 2021

Having had to cancel our 2020 conference due to COVID, the EEA is delighted to extend an invitation to you to be a part of our 2021 event in Wellington on 30 June & 1 July.

Our 2021 theme; 'Engineering, Technology and Innovation - In a Low Carbon Environment' is set in the context of COVID global economic and climate change challenges.

Our world has changed, in what feels like the blink of an eye. For many, it has been devastating and for all, it has been a significant reset. No less for New Zealand, and with a new incoming Government strongly signaling intent to #BuildBackBetter - there is plenty of work to do.

While aspirational policies are great, it is the implementation of them that is the real measure of their success. We see delivering on these during the next two decades as very challenging. And absolutely key to success is using technology and driving innovation. Another key area is skills development.

What is needed to support the rebuild of all our economies is growing collective knowledge and understanding of technology, innovation and risk in order to achieve our #buildbacketter targets. We also need to collaborate and share information, strategies and tactics to seize opportunities and mitigate risks.

This will be the focus of the EEA's 2021 conference - Engineering, Technology and Innovation - In a Low Carbon Environment. We will be taking a long hard look at what is required by the electricity sector to roll up our sleeves and build back better.

As a hub for the electricity supply sector, the EEA is bringing together thought leaders from across the energy industry in its EEA2021 Conference to showcase future thinking on these highly relevant topics. 'Engineering, Technology and Innovation - In a Low Carbon Environment' will be a key forum to 'brainstorm' solutions and ways of implementing new aspirational policies.

At this stage - and in efforts to mitigate any unforeseen circumstances - we are planning an onsite, in-person event with elements of online content for those that are unable to join us!

The event also includes a comprehensive Trade Exhibition - a great opportunity for businesses from around the world and NZ to showcase technology and services, people and products, and for attendees to get 'hands-on' with the solutions you need.

The conference is the power industry's largest collaborative forum in New Zealand, focused on delivering clarity on complex issues, practical support and solutions, and market intelligence to industry stakeholders. It also provides an excellent networking opportunity, especially in this time of change. A role of EEA's is to nurture and grow our industry capability, and future engineering and safety leaders who are going to be the future innovators, influencers, and change-makers. The 2021 Conference provides a key forum to grow collective knowledge and understanding of engineering, technology, risks and solutions and their impact on our industry.

As interested, curious and enthusiastic members of the electricity supply community - you simply cannot miss it!

The Conference programme will deliver thought provoking keynote presentations, practical technical papers, and interactive panel discussions for attendees. It is a 'must do' for your professional development.

Put the dates in your diary 30 June & 1 July and join us at the EEA2021 Conference.

Lots more to come so follow us on the EEA2021 Conference via our LinkedIn page. I look forward to seeing you in Wellington.

Trade Exhibition Stand Registration is Open

The EEA2021 is at the TSB Centre in Wellington on 30 June - 1 July 2021, so join us! For attendees, it is the best opportunity to meet the market, learn about options, and get 'hands-on' with the solutions they need.

We know from surveying our industry delegates and trade exhibitors that delivery of the 2021 event is important to our sector and they are all hungry to re-connect at a face to face event in 2021. COVID has changed the world, so we are adapting and being agile in the delivery of the event in 2021 to meet potential contingencies. For EEA2021 we are including online options to enable greater accessibility for international participation and a wider range of industry people and businesses.

Don't miss it…register now!

Call for Papers is now Open

Paper abstracts are invited for the Electricity Engineers' Association 2021 Conference to be held in Wellington on 30 June - 1 July.

The EEA Conference is the premier engineering/technical event for the New Zealand electricity supply industry and the 2019 conference attracted over 1,000 delegates and visitors.

The 2021 Conference will bring an exciting mix of keynote addresses, technical papers and interactive panel sessions focused on 'Engineering, Technology and Innovation - In a Low Carbon Environment'.

Conference speakers will come from across the supply chain and represent the diversity of people, knowledge and technology that are shaping the future of the electricity supply industry in New Zealand and globally.

Technology, the political and regulatory environment, changing customer behaviours, evolving market forces and safety are some of the many drivers for change in the power industry.

If you have confirmed to transfer your abstract from the 2020 conference, you will not need to do anything further. For new abstract submissions please click here.

Note the abstracts submissions close on Friday, 12 February 2021 when they will be reviewed by a selection panel. You will be notified of acceptance by Monday, 22 March 2021. The conference programme will then be developed and made available by early April 2021.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We expect over 600 delegates and exhibitors, 113 Trade Exhibition stands, exhibitors and visitors to attend the two day conference including local representatives from all parts of the electricity supply industry sectors. Previous events have been attended by industry CEOs and senior managers; engineering and asset management staff; technical, safety and business development managers; system analysts and planners; field staff and supervisors; engineering students and academics from NZ universities; Government officials; consultants and contracting staff; standards writers and others.

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available for 2021. Please review the sponsorship packages via this link. Any questions regarding sponsorship can be directed to Tracy Hobbs by email or phone 04 473 8655. This is a great opportunity to enhance your brand awareness within the industry.

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