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2019 Climate Alliance National Conference - Building Resilience

  • Karstens Conference and Training Centre 123 Queen Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)
  • Do you work in risk? Interested in building resilience?

  • Do you work in an industry that could, is or will be impacted by the effects of climate change?

  • Want to learn how leaders are addressing the risks and challenges associated with climate change?

Then this Climate Alliance conference is for you!

Can’t make it to the conference? See below for webinar registration.

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, will provide a short pre-recorded video to introduce the issues addressed at the conference. He will speak about how the finance market is addressing the risks presented by climate change and how the same approach can be used in other industries.

We have a great line up of industry leaders who will address the conference and then participate in a Panel moderated by our MC, Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group.

Sean Hanley, Toyota’s VP, will outline Toyota’s commitment to the creation of a more inclusive and more sustainable society through mobility.

Tony Battaglene is the CEO of Australian Grape and Wine Inc. and he will speak about the impact of climate change on wine production in Australia.

Susie Wood is Principal Climate Change at BHP and will address the changes the resources sector is likely to face over the coming years. She will also speak about the issues raised in CEO Andrew Mackenzie’s landmark speech on climate change made in London in August 2019.

Professor Fran Sheldon, Griffith University. Professor Sheldon will talk about the importance of water supplies to Australian primary industries and how food production should be managed in light of the outlook for future water supplies.

Join us for this exciting conference. It’s all about building business resilience.


Can’t make it to the conference in Melbourne? We will be live broadcasting the event so you don’t have to miss out!


The winners of the 2019 Leadership Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. The awards recognise Australian business leaders and organisations that have demonstrated leadership by addressing the opportunities or risks presented by climate change. Four categories of business leadership awards are available:

  • Board Leadership of the Year

  • Risk Manager of the Year (includes Company Secretary and CRO)

  • Business Leader of the Year

  • Small Company Leadership of the Year (includes Innovator/Exporter and start-up)


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