Training & Events

Training & Events

Training & Events

The Energy Efficiency Council delivers and supports a range of events designed to bring industry leaders, efficiency experts, policy makers and energy users together to share best practice, learn about the latest trends and technologies and to raise professional standards in the sector.

The Council's flagship event, the National Energy Efficiency Conference, is Australia's leading dedicated event for energy efficiency professionals and attracts over 350 delegates. The Conference is complemented by a range of targeted networking, education and training events throughout the year.

 The EEC also partners on and presents at a wide variety of leading industry events, exhibitions and conferences.

Check out the calendar below for current and upcoming events, seminars and training courses.


The critical decade: Making energy work

To celebrate the Energy Efficiency Council's 10th anniversary, we held a very special event in Melbourne to reflect on the past 10 years in energy efficiency, celebrate the work of our members, partners and the industry as a whole, and look ahead to the opportunities of the coming decades.

The event kicked off with a forum featuring a keynote address from The Hon. Mark Butler MP and the launch of the Council's latest flagship report The World's First Fuel: How energy efficiency is reshaping global energy systems.

This was followed by a lively panel discussion with global and local experts Audrey Zibelman, Christoph von Speßhardt and Davina Rooney. They discussed why the next decade is critical for Australia’s energy transformation, and how to move energy management to the centre of our energy debate to get to an energy system that is affordable, reliable and clean for everyone.

After the forum, we flipped the switch from policy to party. The celebratory reception featured musical philosopher Will Tait and a special presentation to the Council's 10 founding members. It was an excellent opportunity for the Council to meet with the members from the wider energy community, and thank them for their hard work over the past decade. 

Launch of the EEC's latest flagship report

One of the highlights of the event was the launch of the Energy Efficiency Council’s latest flagship report: The World's First Fuel: How Energy Efficiency Is Reshaping Global Energy Systems.​

Authored by Council Head of Policy, Rob Murray-Leach, this new report examines the energy efficiency policies that have been introduced by global leaders like China, Germany and the US, and the lessons for Australia.

The report highlights key lessons for energy markets, energy efficiency schemes, appliance standards and saving energy in buildings, manufacturing, and transport. The report is informed by extensive research and interviews with global experts from the US, Europe and Asia.

This ambitious new report combines the latest information from overseas with Rob's key insights gleaned from the past ten years in the energy efficiency sector.

The report has received coverage by several news outlets, including Sky News, The Guardian, SBS News and

Download a copy of the report here.

Photo highlights

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Professor Tony Arnel, President, Energy Efficiency Council

Luke Menzel, CEO, Energy Efficiency Council 

Jeff Connolly, CEO, Siemens Ltd

The Hon. Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy 

The Hon. Mark Butler MP, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy

Merrily Hunter, Director, MAC Energy Efficiency Group 

(L-R) The Hon. Mark Butler MP, Luke Menzel, Davina Rooney, Professor Tony Arnel, Audrey Zibelman, Christoph von Speßhardt, Jeff Connolly

Rob Murray-Leach, Head of Policy, Energy Efficiency Council

(L-R) Rob Murray-Leach, Christoph von Speßhardt, Davina Rooney, Audrey Zibelman

(L-R) Rob Murray-Leach, Christoph von Speßhardt, Davina Rooney, Audrey Zibelman

Representatives from EEC founding members: Schneider Electric, Siemens Ltd, Signify, Ecosave, Energetics, Conservia, A.G. Coombs, CarbonetiX, Genesis Now, GreenSync


We extend our thanks to the sponsors who made this event possible

Forum Sponsors


Evening Event Partner


Lunchtime business briefing

Update and outlook: Australia's energy markets and solutions for businesses 

Thursday 11 July 2019, Melbourne

The Energy Efficiency Council is hosting a lunchtime business briefing for executives and directors who are looking to take control of their energy position and navigate an increasingly dynamic energy landscape.

This lunchtime briefing will provide businesses with a clear and up-to-date command of past and future trends in energy policy, technology and markets. This is increasingly important for directors and senior executives looking to effectively manage the risks – and capture the opportunities – of Australia’s energy transition.

Date: Thursday 11 July 2019
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Venue: The Langham Hotel, Southbank, Melbourne

Register here

You'll be joined by some of Australia's leading businesses as they look towards navigating Australia's dynamic energy landscape.

Keynote presentation

The keynote address will be delivered by Alan Kohler AM, Editor-in-Chief of InvestSMART. Alan has been covering business and markets as a financial journalist for 48 years, including two stints as the Financial Review’s Chanticleer columnist, and periods as editor of The Age and the AFR. He also started Eureka Report in 2005 and Business Spectator in 2007.

As well as being Editor-in-Chief of InvestSMART Group, Alan is currently finance presenter on ABC News, Business Editor at Large of The Australian, and an adjunct professor in the business faculty at Victoria University.

Alan will reflect on the emergence of energy as a key strategic issue for Australian businesses over recent years.

Panel discussion

Alan will be joined by a panel of senior business executives that are leading their sectors in energy strategy and management, who will share how they have capitalised on elevating the role of energy to the strategic level.

Launch of Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: a briefing for Australian businesses

The event will also feature the launch of the latest edition of a flagship report that decodes Australia’s energy landscape for businesses.

Australia’s energy policy debate is intense, and it can often be hard for business leaders to extract what matters for their businesses. Recognising this, the Energy Efficiency Council regularly updates Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: a briefing for Australian businesses. This briefing is for directors and senior executives seeking to quickly get across what they need to know to manage the risks – and capture the opportunities – of Australia’s energy transition.

Upcoming EEC Webinars

Coming soon


Past EEC Webinars 


4 July 2018, Chair: Luke Menzel, CEO

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its biennial International Energy Efficiency Scorecard in June 2018. The report examines the energy efficiency policies and performance of the world’s 25 largest energy-consuming countries, and provides a valuable, independent benchmark for how Australia is faring relative to our international competitors.

The Energy Efficiency Council partnered with the ACEEE to unpack Australia’s results in a 1-hour webinar for EEC members, partners and interested experts. The EEC's CEO, Luke Menzel, was joined on the webinar by:

  • Steve Nadel, Executive Director, ACEEE
  • Shruti Vaidyanathan, Senior Advisor for Research, ACEEE

The audio recording and slides are available below.

Audio: part 1 and part 2



Save energy and money with accelerated depreciation for small business

13 June 2018, Presented by Shauna Coffey, Head of Projects