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Insight into the eighth ADGO

The Australian Domestic Gas Outlook (ADGO) conference takes place in March, with more than 300 industry leaders set to provide high-level discussion on engaging and topical content related to the gas industry.

Founded in 2013, ADGO has become a significant event on the gas industry’s calendar, the conference is now in its eight year and has built a loyal following within the industry.

The last decade has been a turbulent time for domestic gas markets and with the launch of the Queensland based LNG export trains, moratoriums on fracking in various states and rapidly rising domestic prices just some of the big topics of discussion over the years.

During this period ADGO has helped to address some of these issues by encouraging cross-industry collaboration and bringing together panels and speakers from all facets of the market to debate them.

Many challenges still exist in 2020 and they will be the focus of the event this March.

Rod Sims has become a key regulator in the industry, with the ACCC tasked by the federal government to conduct an ongoing inquiry into the East Coast gas market. Not only do his recommendations carry weight with the federal government, they are also extremely important to the Australian people. His keynote at this year’s event is highly anticipated.

Other policy highlights on the program include Western Australian and New South Wales’ Ministers Bill Johnston and Matthew Kean, who will each talk to the state of play in their states and future policy direction.

The 2020 event also features some of the most significant producers of domestic gas on the program, including the CEOs of Senex, Strike, Cooper, Beach as well as senior executives from BHP, ExxonMobil and Origin. They will explore the opportunities for new supply to come to market as well as discuss some of the opportunities for optimising the regulatory and policy environment to better suit the market.

They will also be joined by the leaders of the pipeline sector with CEOs from APA Group, Jemena and AGIG all delivering keynote presentations.

Jeanne Johns, CEO of Incitec Pivot and Stephen Bell, CEO of Qenos are two of the major manufacturers that will be speaking, joined by leading associations as well as expert independent analysts.

The 2020 event also features a day dedicated to the opportunity that a hydrogen export industry could represent for the domestic gas industry. Many view hydrogen as Australia’s next big export, though there is still a huge amount of work to be done before this is a reality.

The day – Hydrogen and Gas 2030 – is bringing together speakers who are actively investing in hydrogen already to talk about their feasibility projects, including Fortescue Metals Group, Origin, Stanwell, AGIG, and Jemena.

To find out more about the event visit www.adgoconfernece.com.au

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