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June 2017

APGA Perth Lunch

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parmelia Hilton,
Mill Street
PERTH, WA 6000 Australia

APGA’s new Chief Executive Peter Greenwood knows his way around the corridors of power after a career working for both State and Federal ministers and providing strategic advice to help clients in their dealings with government. Join us at the Perth Lunch on Thursday 15 June and hear about Peter’s experiences and how he will bring his expertise to the association to benefit the pipeline and gas industries. He’ll also provide some insights into some of the challenges facing the…

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IGE Seminar – Melbourne

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne,
328 Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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This is the inaugural seminar of the new APGA IGE Committee with the theme, Gas Distribution: Challenges, Innovation and Compliance. The seminar will provide insights into developments in AS/NZ Standards 3814, 4645 and 5601 and will also canvass initiatives on current projects. The program includes presentations and a Q&A panel discussion on issues impacting on networks today and into the future. The seminar provides an excellent opportunity for network owners, operators, engineers, consultants and service providers (installers, contractors, trainers, and…

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APGA Melbourne Dinner

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pullman Melbourne on the Park,
192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne , VIC 3002 Australia

  When John Flynn began his outback aerial mission, few would have imagined that his vision would become the Royal Flying Doctor Service which, almost 90 years later, is considered to be one of Australia’s most reputable charities. RFDS CEO Martin Laverty will outline at the APGA Melbourne Dinner how the RFDS moves doctors and the injured and ill around country Australia and provides a range of services such as dentistry, eye care, hearing support, mental health services, and healthy…

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APGA/ACA Pipeline Corrosion Management Technical Seminar

June 29 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Rydges Melbourne,
186 Exhibition Street
Melbourne , VIC 3000 Australia
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Overview The Australian Pipelines & Gas Association (APGA) and The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) have joined together to host a technical seminar to discuss the challenges and solutions for preventing corrosion in pipelines, some of our most vital infrastructure. Join us on 29 June at the Rydges Melbourne for a discussion on technologies, including materials selection, coatings and cathodic protection, that are used to attain the desired design life of our assets. Speakers will share their experiences by reviewing case studies. Who should attend? Presentations will appeal to…

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July 2017

APGA Darwin Dinner

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilton Darwin,
32 Mitchell Street
DARWIN, NT 0800 Australia

The Northern Gas Pipeline is under construction in the Northern Territory. Jemena was selected by the Northern Territory Government to build and operate the Northern Gas Pipeline in late 2015. The 622km pipeline will connect Northern Territory gas fields with the east coast gas market at Mount Isa in Queensland and will cost $800 million to construct. At the Darwin Dinner, Jemena NGP Project Director Jonathan Spink will talk about the trials and tribulations of getting to this crucial delivery milestone…

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AS 2885 Changes Seminar

July 19 @ 8:30 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport,
corner of O'Riordan St & Robey Street, Mascot
Sydney, NSW 2050 Australia
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New revisions of parts of AS 2885 are about to be released. If you are involved in design or operation of pipelines or in safety management studies, for both new and existing pipelines, you should attend this seminar to find out all about the changes. The AS 2885 suite of Standards defines the technical requirements for pipelines throughout their lifecycle, from design through construction and operation to abandonment. The new Standard gives increased emphasis to making sure that risk is…

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WA YPF and WA Chapter Joint Quiz Night

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Maylands Peninsula Golf Course,
Swanbank Road
MAYLANDS, WA 6051 Australia

Come and join the WA YPF and WA Chapter at their Joint Quiz night on Thursday 20 July at Maylands Peninsula Golf Course. This is a joint social and networking function so bring your partners.  Have some fun and introduce your partners to your work colleagues. Book a table (8 per table) or book a smaller number and we will arrange tables. Date: Thursday 20 July 2017 Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Place: Maylands Peninsula Golf Course, Swanbank Road, Maylands WA  RSVP:  By Friday 14…

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August 2017

APGA Brisbane Dinner

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pullman Brisbane King George Square,
Cnr Ann & Roma Streets
BRISBANE, Qld 4000 Australia

The energy sector is facing significant challenges on all sides: greenhouse emissions must be cut, supply must be reliable and secure, and energy must be affordable. Gas has a key role to play in the transition to a low-emissions future and, more importantly, a decarbonising pathway promises gas will have a role in our national energy supply until 2050 and beyond. At the Brisbane Dinner on Thursday 3 August, Ben Wilson will explain how three technologies: carbon capture and storage,…

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APGA Adelaide Dinner

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hilton Adelaide,
233 Victoria square
ADELAIDE, SA 5000 Australia

Leigh Creek Energy is a step closer to delivering a major new energy source into the east coast gas network. The company’s flagship project will extract coal unable to be accessed by the open cut method used at the mine at the site and turn it into methane using in situ gasification. Leigh Creek Energy has recently completed capital raising and is now about to move on to the construction of the pre-commercial demonstration plant. The construction and operation of the…

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APGA Sydney Dinner

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sydney Harbour Marriott,
30 Pitt Street
SYDNEY, NSW 2000 Australia

Australia is experiencing unprecedented investment in large-scale renewable energy projects. As more sources of intermittent generation displace thermal synchronous generators, especially traditional coal-fired units, there has been a surge of interest in utility-scale batteries and other dispatchable energy and storage technologies. In his presentation at the Sydney Dinner, Paul will explore the role gas-fired generation can and should play in this transformation.  He will also discuss the drivers behind the transformation electricity generation is experiencing, outline the challenges Australia has…

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September 2017

APGA Melbourne Dinner

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Novotel Melbourne on Collins,
270 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

Those involved in the manufacture and construction of pipelines rarely have an opportunity to show their skills to the public. Their work is either buried or drowned, never to be seen again.  However, APGA member Inductabend has been involved in some highly visible projects that have created an enduring public display of the ingenuity and creativity that can often be required to solve the complex problems confronting pipeliners. At the Melbourne Dinner on 7 September, Inductabend General Manager John Rea…

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APGA Perth Lunch

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Parmelia Hilton,
Mill Street
PERTH, WA 6000 Australia

In sport and in business, some teams can be in the country league just scraping through with the occasional win to keep them going, while others are in the major leagues, amassing and applying resources aimed to getting them to the top and keeping them there. Kevin Wilson’s career has spanned both business and sport and he has been amazed at how many skills and lessons can cross between the two ­– and building great teams is key. At the…

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October 2017

2017 APGA Convention & Exhibition

October 14 - October 17
Cairns Convention Centre,
Sheridan St & Wharf St
Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia

The APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition is one of the most significant industry events for pipelines and gas. Find out more. The Call for Papers is now closed for the 49th Annual Convention and Exhibition of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association. The Exhibition provides the opportunity for companies to display their products and conference attendees to learn about new developments. Find out more. 2017 Convention Host Sponsors          2017 Convention Major Sponsors McConnell Dowell Qube Energy Solar Turbines Worldwide…

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November 2017

Building Industry Fairness Seminar – Brisbane

November 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Thomson Geer,
Level 16, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street
Brisbane, Qld 4000 Australia

Queensland-based legal firm Thomson Geer has offered to host a seminar for APGA members only on the Queensland Government’s recently introduced Bill, the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017. The Bill proposes amendments to the legislative landscape governing the building and construction industry in Queensland and shifts the pendulum of power back in favour of the subcontractor. For example, every claim from a subcontractor will be a payment claim under security of payment legislation. There are also significant penalties for…

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Energy Pipelines CRC Seminar

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pullman Melbourne on the Park,
192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne , VIC 3002 Australia

This is the Energy Pipelines CRC’s 16th seminar in its ongoing series. The aim of the seminar is to ensure the results of the research are appropriately disseminated to the   industry and other end users. An update of major activities within the four Energy Pipelines CRC research programs will be given. Detailed presentations will be given on some of the more advanced or completed projects. There will be considerable time for questions, and discussions on all levels are strongly encouraged.…

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APGA Perth Christmas Lunch

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
South of Perth Yacht Club,
Coffee Point Road
APPLECROSS, WA 6153 Australia
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Held at the South of Perth Yacht Club, the lunch will be the perfect way to open the festive season and network with colleagues and friends while enjoying picturesque views over the water. Book now to secure your place at the final APGA event in Perth for 2017.   PDF Registration Form Where South of Perth Yacht Club, Coffee Point Rd, Applecross, WA When Pre-lunch drinks: 12.00pm Lunch: 12.30pm Completion: 3.00pm Cost  Members $120        Table of 10: $1130…

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APGA Sydney Christmas Drinks

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel CBD Club Bar,
Level 3, Corner of King and York Streets
SYDNEY, NSW 2000 Australia

Back by popular demand, the event will be held at the Hotel CBD Club Bar. This venue offers a relaxing atmosphere for guests to network with others in the industry at the last event in Sydney for 2017. Registration is now closed. Please contact the APGA Secretariat on 02 6273 0577 Where Hotel CBD Club Bar, Level 3, Corner of King and York Streets, Sydney When 6.00pm to 9.00pm Cost  Members $77 Non-members $97 RSVP: by Friday 24 November 2017 Attendee list…

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December 2017

APGA Melbourne Christmas Lunch

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Melbourne Cricket Ground,
Brunton Avenue
EAST MELBOURNE, Vic 3002 Australia

Held in the Olympic Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground guests will be treated to stunning views overlooking the MCG arena while enjoying a Christmas lunch. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network with your peers at the last event in Melbourne for 2017. Book now!   PDF Registration Form Where The Olympic Room Level 2, Melbourne Cricket Ground Brunton Ave, East Melbourne Entry through Gate 3 When Pre-lunch drinks: 12.00pm Lunch: 12.30pm Completion: 3.00pm Cost  Members $128   …

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APGA Brisbane Christmas Lunch

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hilton Brisbane,
190 Elizabeth Str
BRISBANE , QLD Australia

Celebrate the season in style with the rest of the pipeline industry and, in a special addition, hear from guest speaker Donny Pascale. Donny, a Lead Mechanical Engineer from GPA Engineering, will give a short address on the highlights of the 2017 APGA/Australian Gas Industry Trust Joint Technical Meeting Study Tour to North America which took place earlier this year. This will be the last event in Brisbane for 2017 so book your place now! Registration is now closed. Please contact…

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APGA Adelaide Christmas Lunch

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Adelaide Oval,
War Memorial Drive
NORTH ADELAIDE, SA 5006

Held at the iconic Adelaide Oval, the Adelaide Christmas Lunch will be the perfect way to catch up with colleagues and friends in the industry while enjoying impressive views of the stadium. Take the opportunity and book now! Registrations now closed. Please contact the Secretariat on 02 6273 0577.   PDF Registration Form Where Adelaide Oval War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide When Pre-lunch drinks: 12.00pm Lunch: 12.30pm Completion: 3.00pm Cost Members $115              Table of 10…

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Last updated on 13 Dec 2017 by gthaurer@apia.asn.au