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Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit

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Join us for a groundbreaking event at the forefront of the decarbonisation movement!

The Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit is a dynamic gathering of industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries committed to driving real change towards a cleaner future for Greater Whitsunday.

The Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit is more than just a conference; it's a catalyst to unlock thinking around decarbonisation and a platform for actionable change in our region.

By bringing together key stakeholders from various sectors, we aim to foster collaboration and innovation that will propel us towards a future where our industries are embracing decarbonisation and our region is identified as a leader in this significant industry shift.

The Summit will include influential speakers who are thought leaders in the decarbonisation movement, along with engaging discussions that explore innovative solutions and strategies for a low carbon future.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a transformative Summit driving the conversation on decarbonisation.

Be a catalyst for change and join us at the Decarbonisation Accelerated Summit!


Summit Opening: 

Emcee welcome - Bronwyn Voyce | Civic Futures Lab

Welcome to Country

Minister & Mayoral Welcome - Minister Mick De Brenni | Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson | Isaac Mayor Kelly Vea Vea | Whitsunday Mayor Ry Collins

Opening Keynote:

Local Action, Global Impact – Ambition, Innovation, and Real Change 

Presenter: Michael McQueen - Change Strategist

Morning Keynote:

Mining for the Future: Revolutionary Technologies for Decarbonisation

Presenter: TBC

Morning Panel:

Why should we be excited about Decarbonisation? What is the size of the opportunity and how can we ensure our regions play a key role in making this vision a reality?

Moderator - RCOE CEO Steven Boxall

Panelists: Charlotte Connell - Climate Zeitgeist | Phil Morle - Main Sequence | Dr Kristy Nell - Decarbonisation Specialist

Breakout Streams

People Stream – Careers and skills are changing in a low carbon world. Where will our region’s skills and expertise take us in the future?

Industry Stream – How can we leverage our extensive competitive advantages to add value?

Environment Stream – Achieving net zero goals will take leadership and collaboration to create action.

Opportunity Stream – Regional skills in legacy industries has boundless opportunity in new, emerging and decarbonised sectors.

After Lunch Keynote:

Decarbonisation Revolution: A Story of Grit and Innovation

Presenter: Olympia Yarger - Goterra

Afternoon Panel:

Crossroads of challenge and opportunity - overcoming hurdles and leveraging potential.

Moderator: GW3 CEO Kylie Porter

Panelists: Jessica Simpson - BHP | Jenny Agnew - Sedgman | Kieran Cusack - QLD Hydro

Roundtable Discussion:

How can Greater Whitsunday businesses hurdle the challenges of transitioning to a low carbon future?

Afternoon Keynote:

Decarbonisation Starts with you

Presenter: Cle-Anne Gabriel - ThinkZero

Q&A Session


*Program subject to changes.

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