The 53rd Annual Convention of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 25 to 28 September 2021 with the theme: Connect | Share | Discover.

APGA’s Annual Convention brings together participants from all sectors of the pipeline industry as well as other industries associated with natural gas and the transportation of energy, slurry and water. This major annual industry event provides a wealth of information in the business sessions, and the social events allow for extensive networking opportunities. The Australian pipeline industry is respected worldwide and APGA’s broad membership base excels at knowledge transfer and sharing across the industry.

The business sessions will include papers covering pipeline operations, project updates, training, research, environmental challenges and safety issues. Issues surrounding gas policy and gas markets are increasingly topical, generating much interest and debate about the role of the transmission sector and the challenges of gas supply for the domestic market.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 53rd Annual Convention is now open. Papers on a range of topics related to the pipeline and gas industries are requested. Please see the detailed requirements on the Call for Papers page. Abstract submission is via the online uploader. Follow the link on the Call for Papers page. Submission closes on Friday 19 February 2021.

Exhibition and sponsorship

The 2021 APGA Convention will host an Exhibition designed to give companies in the industry an opportunity to display their products and services. APGA’s 2019 Exhibition was very successful, with 85 stands. The 2021 Exhibition will again be the centre of attention, with the official Exhibition opening to take place on Sunday 26 September. Find out more.

Registration fees have been kept to a minimum through the generous sponsorship support of APGA member companies. Sponsorship packages are available for business sessions, lunches, dinners, morning and afternoon teas, registration items, Exhibition features and the social programs. Read more.

Venue and social activities

In 2021, the APGA Convention and Exhibition is being held in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland. Find out more about the venue and what to do in Brisbane.

The social program at the 2021 Annual Convention and Exhibition will be as full as ever to promote networking in the industry, including dinners, the traditional golf competition, tours and other special events. Check out the details.