With Australia’s engineering sector at the forefront of innovation globally, Engineers Australia’s Climate Smart Engineering Conference 2023 (CSE23) has gained a reputation as a focal point for informed discussion and profiling of new and emerging technologies.

CSE23 will be held at the world-class sustainable Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29-30 November. This is a flagship conference for knowledge-sharing, networking and engaging debate on engineering-led climate solutions – reflecting the critical role the profession will play in driving the economy-wide transition to net zero.

Now in its third year, the program for CSE23 includes some of the profession’s brightest and boldest minds – as well as key leaders across government and industry – offering diverse perspectives on climate mitigation and resilience, the clean energy transition and circular economy opportunities.

Speaker line-up includes:

  • Parth Dave MIEAust CPEng NER, Manager – Power Solutions, Engineering and Asset Management, KPMG
  • Dr Alan Finkel AC, former Chief Scientist of Australia
  • Ruby Heard CPEng, Director, Alinga Energy Consulting
  • Harry Jupp, Senior Associate Engineer, WSP
  • Eytan Lenko, Chief Executive Officer, Boundless Earth
  • Lisa McLean, CEO, Circular Australia
  • Professor John Thwaites AM, Chair of Monash Sustainable Development Institute and Chair of Climateworks Centre

Engineers Australia Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, said, “Whether it’s adapting to the impacts of climate change, designing, developing and deploying safe, affordable and innovative technologies to support decarbonisation, or moving to a more circular economy, engineers are essential in addressing climate change.”

As an active participant in COP27 and COP28, Engineers Australia continues to build strategic alliances with global partners to meet shared obligations to curb carbon emissions, achieve the Nationally Determined Contribution commitment to Australia’s emissions reduction target of 43 per cent, and net zero emissions by 2050.

Conference themes for 2023

The key themes that underpin the 2023 conference program include adaptation and mitigation, resilience, social impact, business management, regeneration and systems thinking, the energy transition, circular economy, technology and innovation.

“This conference builds on our international advocacy, but it is also a key opportunity to profile best practice and thought leadership,” Ms Madew said.

“This is a conference for everyone, engineering and industry leaders, and our leaders of the future will be able to share in the latest thinking while also building those all-important networks that help drive innovation in our sector.”

The two-day program includes a variety of speakers and topics that will challenge, confront and inspire attendees.

At the 2023 event, a full technical program chaired by Engineers Australia Chief Engineer, Jane MacMaster, will support the plenary sessions.

“Engineers Australia is proud of the expertise and diversity of speakers selected for the CSE23 event program, which was developed in consultation with our members and the CSE23 Plenary Program Advisory Council,” Ms MacMaster said.

“Addressing an issue as significant and wide-reaching as climate change will require engineers to work collaboratively with stakeholders right across the economy. The foundations we build now will shape the future of our country and support effective pathways to net zero.”

To learn more about CSE23 and register, visit engineersaustralia.org.au/cse.

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Engineers Australia. 

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