BRISBANE QLD  •  Energy & Resources  •  Transport & Infrastructure

QLD | 2021 French-Australian NZ Business Days in Brisbane

General Admission: $80
(incl. GST and booking fees

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Our Queensland Chapter is delighted to welcome you in-person (and in streaming) for the Brisbane edition of our French Australian NZ Business Days!


The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the French-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is delighted to invite you to the French Australian New Zealand Business Days in Brisbane on Tuesday 16 November

The event will propose a series of rendezvous including 3 conferences, a C-suite luncheon, and a site visit around the topic ‘Sustainability: Act & Accelerate'.

Come and join us from 7am, for the opening of the event by the Hon Cameron Dick, Queensland Treasurer and Minister for Trade & Investment.

The morning will be divided in 3 sessions focussing on Net Zero Australia, the transition to a Circular Economy and Sustainable Infrastructure for Brisbane 2032 gathering panelists from stakeholder organisations involved in major Transport, Energy & Infrastructure projects. With the threat of Climate change, FACCI is committed to play its part in supporting initiatives towards a sustainable economy, fostering stronger relationships, building partnerships and driving momentum on this crucial issue.

We look forward to seeing many of you in-person!*



7:00am - Breakfast & networking

7:30am - Official opening

Session 1: Net zero: an opportunity for Australian businesses (8:10am-9:25am)

  • Dr Chris Greig, Senior Research Scientist, Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment, Princeton University and co-author of the Net-Zero America Report
  • Andrew Garnett, Director, UQ Carbon Capture & Storage, UQ Centre for Natural Gas & Director
  • Ronan Bescond, Country Chair Australia, TotalEnergies
  • Jacqui Walters, Chair, CleanCo
  • Gareth O'Reilly, President Pacific Zone, Schneider Electric
  • Rick Wilkinson, Head of Consulting, EnergyQuest (Moderator)

9:25am - Break

Session 2: The business case for the transition to a circular economy (9:55am-11am)

  • Pravin Menon, Executive Director - Environmental Policy & Program, Office of Resource Recovery, Department of Environment & Science, Queensland Government
  • Angela Cooney, Sustainable Solutions Manager, Veolia ANZ
  • David Hickey, Project Manager, Michelin
  • Aaron Rodman, General Manager Finance - Commercial& IT, COEX
  • Toni Pecoski, Health & Safety & Environment Director, Schneider Electric
  • Jacqui Doyle, Partner - Construction, Infrastructure & Major projects Sustainability, Holding Redlich (Moderator)

Session 3: A sustainable Gold medal for the Brisbane Olympics (11am-12:30pm)

  • Cr Krista Adams, Brisbane Deputy Mayor
  • Matt Carroll AM, CEO, Australian Olympic Committee
  • Kerry Petersen, Deputy Director-General of the 2032 Taskforce, Department of the Premier & Cabinet, Queensland Government
  • Neil Scales, Director-General, Department of Transport & Main Roads
  • John Kirkwood, Managing Director & CEO - Seymour Whyte (Vinci Group) 
  • Louise Monger, VP Digital Buildings, Schneider Electric
  • Alex Guy, Partner - Transport & Infrastructure, Ashurst (Moderator)




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