Registration is now open for the 53rd Annual Convention of the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association which 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. Find out more in the Registration Information document in the resources at the bottom of the page.
Government Grants for eligible attendees
APGA is very pleased to announce that eligible organisations at our 2021 Annual Convention and Exhibition may receive a federal government grant to cover up to half the cost of attendance at this premier event of the pipeline industry.
The grants apply to a number of costs including registration, travel, sponsorship, and costs associated with exhibiting and range from $10,000 to $250,000.
The APGA 2021 Annual Convention and Exhibition is an approved event under the Business Events Grant Program. In order to meet the requirements for the grant program, we will be opening registration on Tuesday 23 February 2021.
Applications for the grant must be completed and lodged by 5pm AEDT on Tuesday 30 March, so we urge you to make your plans to attend the Convention and register attendees as soon as possible.
You can find out whether your organisation is eligible on the Australian Government Business website (the criteria include most Australian business types, including sole traders) and see the range of expenses that the grant can be applied to. You can also find out other criteria that must be met. We think the criteria will not be difficult to meet for many businesses attending the Convention. The grants cover up to 50 per cent of projected eligible expenses from a minimum $20,000.
A limited number of sponsorships and exhibition stands are still available for the 2021 APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition. It is bound to be an even better event this year with so much of the industry based in Queensland, so take advantage of this federal government program and join us in Brisbane in September.
APGA is excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker on Monday 27 September will be Kurt Fearnley AO. Find out more about Kurt. The Business Sessions will inlcude wealth of policy and technical information. Once the papers have been selected, details will be published here so check back to see what's on.
For the first time, the business sessions of the APGA Annual Convention will be live-streamed. Those who are unable to attend the APGA Annual Convention in person won't have to miss out on everything as they will be able to attend from their device at home or in the office. While the networking and socialising with colleagues, and being able to attend the Exhibition, are some of the best things about out Convention, virtual delegates will be able to keep up with the latest developments in all aspects of pipelining by attending the live-streamed sessions. Find out more and register for the virtual option.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 2021 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.