Welcome from the Chief Executive
The window is narrowing and the need to step up in reducing climate change has never been more severe or urgent. Whether referencing staying calm or holding on to the 1.5oC target, we’ll be keeping cool.
Of course, the coolest place to be at the end of May 2024 will be the Christchurch Town Hall. That’s when the experts, influencers and decision makers that will commission, design and deliver the projects that will take us to our 2030 and 2050 targets will be gathering in one place at the same time. It’s the best opportunity of the year to come together, exchange ideas and learn from each other, all in a relaxed and cool environment.
The CEP conference continues to grow in size and influence. We make sure delegate fees are kept low and satisfaction levels high. Year on year we hear our conference is the best and the best value.
We will be returning to the Christchurch Town Hall for the 2024 conference. We had a superb conference there in 2021 despite Covid restrictions. The venue is great and those that joined us in 2021 will remember the food was superb too.
Again for 2024, we are partnering with the Bioenergy Association so alternative, clean fuels are very firmly on the agenda again in 2024.
Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities are available and there is no better way for companies to engage with the cream of the efficiency and decarbonisation profession.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Chief Executive Officer
Conference registrations open
Join us in Christchurch for the coolest and most influential industry event of the carbon and energy professional year. Get more information on the conference website.
2023 Conference Highlights
What 2023 Sponsors Say
What 2023 Exhibitors Say
What 2023 Delegates Say
Previous CEP Conferences
The 2023 conference looked to foster resilience into Aotearoa. As well as bringing the best international ideas, innovations and speakers to the conference we challenged ourselves to shift behaviours and decision making to create a more sustainable world, by challenging our behaviours and decisions to deliver a thriving, low carbon Aotearoa.
2022 was the year we gave it some jandal on accelerating decarbonisation. Rotorua was the place and picking up the pace is the theme. 2022 saw New Zealand with high COVID vaccination rates, freedoms to move about, a real appetite to get back to business after the enormous disruption of the last couple of years and, most importantly, a priority focus on decarbonising.
Our theme Regenerating New Zealand was selected deliberately for its different nuances, whether active in the areas of renewable generation, business development, energy efficiency, decarbonisation, sustainability or economic growth, attendees were offered an opportunity to build new or re-kindle previous business relationships.
The easiest, most cost effective and judicious next step in achieving lower emissions is to learn what can be done and how to do it. That’s what the CEP conference is for and the 2020 programme will be focused on enabling delegates move their organisations to lower emissions.
Our 2019 Conference themed “Shaping Our Low Emissions Future” will look at the practicalities of how New Zealand could transition to a low emissions economy. This includes how businesses engage with staff, suppliers and customers to change behaviours, how organisations can develop strategies and plans to reduce emissions and the role our members will play in making the shift.
It is clear that moving towards a low emissions economy will be a Government priority.Our theme this year “Energising a low emissions economy” reflects this increased emphasis on emissions and climate change, and extends our understanding of how energy efficiency and productivity can be at the forefront of driving this transition.
The 2017 conference theme is “Disruptive Innovation” and brings the newest and freshest innovations in products and services to delegates, to ensure they are in the best position to lead New Zealand into a new era of energy efficiency and carbon management.
The 2016 EMANZ conference theme ‘Energy Productivity and Partnerships – The Next Energy (R)evolution’ explored energy productivity at a macro and micro level with experts from throughout the productivity and energy sectors.